November 30, 2016 - Industry News
The Arizona Department of Transportation will use federal funding next year to testing technology to improve commercial transportation safety and efficiency.
Tags: Inspections, Grants, Road Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal that would establish an alternative certification process for Department of Veteran’s Affairs physicians to be added it its list of certified medical examiners.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Examiners
Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas
November 29, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.
Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Regulations, Renewable Fuels Standard
The board of directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado, where it will be managed by Leading Associations, leaving its previous association with the Truckload Carriers Association.
Tags: TCA, Professional Truck Driver Institute, Driver Training
Daimler Truck Financial has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing, effective immediately.
Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Truck Financial
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
Tags: Donald Trump, U.S. DOT
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show announced that it has adjusted the trade show's original dates to allow a more fluid schedule to benefit exhibitors.
Tags: Industry Event, Suppliers, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride
Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.
Tags: Lawsuit, Walmart, Driver Pay, Western States Trucking Association
The value of freight movements between the U.S. and its two next door neighbors moved back into negative territory following the first year-over-year increase since late 2014.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Canada, Economy, Railroads, Surface Trade
Overall U.S. economic growth increased more in the third quarter of the year than first projected, according to a new Commerce Department report, and will likely pave the way for an interest rate hike in December.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
November 28, 2016 - Industry News
HDT will be hosting the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange, an intimate event that pairs a select group of innovators in the Class 8 market together with the suppliers, giving them an intimate environment in which to engage in discussions on topics that affect the entire industry.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Events
The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was nearly flat during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the EIA.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Toledo, Ill.-based transportation equipment dealer Ervin has been added to Stoughton Trailers’ network of North American dealers, the company announced.
Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Stoughton Trailers
A demonstration on Monday, using a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus, was postponed, but may be rescheduled. Next week, the Otto truck will run on the Ohio Turnpike.
Tags: Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
The Fleet Safety Conference planning committee is looking for presenters for the 2017 show to fill out the conference schedule.
Tags: Industry Event, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
November 28, 2016 - Product News
McLeod Software is releasing version 16.2 of its Loadmaster Enterprise and PowerBroker products, introducing new automation solutions for carriers and brokers.
Tags: Software, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, PowerBroker
Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall surge in shipment volume.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Carrier Logistics has partnered with Rice Lake Weighing Systems, a manufacturer and marketer of commercial weighing and measurement equipment, on a weight and measuring solution to help carriers reduce costs and provide accurate rates.
Tags: Carrier Logistics, Truck Weights, Weights and Measures
November 26, 2016 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.
Tags: Nissan, Recalls, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Nissan Titan XD
November 24, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager, adding the duties to his current position as Northeast regional sales manager, the company announced.
Tags: Sales, Trailers, People, East Manufacturing
November 23, 2016 - Industry News
Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.
Tags: NOx, Drayage, Emissions Reduction, Regulations
Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products designed for a wide variety of heavy-duty truck applications.
Tags: Collision Repair, Navistar, Aftermarket Parts
10-4 Systems, a firm that provides end-to-end shipment visibility of the supply chain for Fortune 500 companies, has licensed freight-tracking technology from MacroPoint.
Tags: Macropoint, Supply Chain Management, Asset Tracking
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