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November 17, 2015 - Industry News

TravelCenters Looks to Buy Bankrupt Quaker Steak & Lube

Photo: Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters of America has agreed to acquire the Quaker Steak & Lube casual-dining chain for $25 million, in a move that will see some of its existing full-service restaurants converted to the brand as well as expanding the number of stand-alone restaurants.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Scott D. Hazlett has been promoted to president, Wheels.

Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.

Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall

Photo by Jim Park

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall last week, but the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut caused crude oil prices to jump.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

NTEA Names Senior Director of Technical Services


NTEA The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently appointed Susan Dehne as senior director of technical services.

Tags: NTEA, Associations, People

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

OSHA Fines Could Jump 80% Next Year

For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.

Tags: OSHA

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Shur-Co Adds S.D. Facility for Retractable Tarps

Shur-Co LLC says it is setting up a new location in Sioux Falls, S.D., to install ShurTite retractable tarp system. The products continue to be made in and distributed from the original facility in Canada and it will remain the main location.

Tags: Tarping, Flatbed Trailers, Shur-Co LLC

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Begins Using RNG in California

Photo courtesy of Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Ryder System Inc.

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

House Floating Another Highway Patch

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.

Tags: Highway Bill, U.S. Congress, Elected Leaders

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

Photo courtesy of C2ES

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

FTR: In 2016, Economy Should Notch One More Good Year

Image: U.S. DOT

More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.

Tags: FTR, U.S. Economy, Economy

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

ACT Research: October Volumes Reflect Freight Softening

Photo: U.S. DOT

A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Honored for Security, Claims and Loss Prevention Programs

ABF Freight System won the 2015 Excellence in Trucking Security Award. (From left) Jeff Ferber, Manager, Security - Field Operations; Chad Cullen, Security Investigator;   Josh Lovan, CCSP, Manager of Security; and ATA's Brian Lagana.

ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Disappoint, More Uncertainty with Fed

While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard after Medical Condition Causes Fatal Crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

Photo courtesy of ARB.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

Tags: CARB, EV Charging Station, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Arrow CEO: Used Truck Supplies Growing, Will Demand Absorb Them?

Used trucks come on the market three to five years after they’re sold new. Many 2012-model trucks were sold in 2011, and they’ve begun hitting used-truck lots, strengthening supply. Chart: Arrow Truck Sales

The 2012-model trucks sold in 2011, a good year, should push down prices as freight tonnage and demand now seems to be softening slightly.

Tags: Used Trucks, Truck Sales, Class 8

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Kane Orders 30 Clean Diesel Kenworth T680 Trucks

Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Clean Diesel Vehicles

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.

Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Westport's Propane Autogas F-150 to Use CleanFuel Injection

Photo courtesy of Westport.

CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.

Tags: Ford F-150, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, 2016-MY, Westport

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 3 Reports Show Uneven Freight Movements

Cass Freight Index of shipments. Credit: Cass

Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Declines, Further Drops Expected

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Titan XD Tows 12,314 Pounds

Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.

Tags: Nissan, Towing, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2016-MY

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Motion Urges No Twin 33s in Highway Bill

Image: U.S. Senate

The Senate has approved a bipartisan motion that instructs Senate conferees to the highway bill to oppose the inclusion of a provision that would allow 33-foot long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight

November 11, 2015 - Product News

Webb Makes Slack Adjusters Available at HDA Truck Pride Stores

Webb Brake Adjusters is partnering with HDA Truck Pride to sell their clearance-sensing automatic slack adjusters at more than 700 distributor locations.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride, Automatic Slack Adjusters


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