August 15, 2016 - Industry News
American Central Transport COO Phil Wilt will take on the title of president, replacing Tom Kretsinger, who's moving up to chairman of the board and CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, American Central Transport
Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, Brakes
AT&T is rolling out a GPS-based fleet, asset and mobile workforce solution designed to help commercial fleets and other business customers track and manage vehicles, high-value assets, and mobile workers.
Tags: AT&T, AT&T Fleet Complete, Asset Tracking, Mobile Worker
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a reply brief to the government's arguments defending its controversial electronic logging mandate in the association's lawsuit, scheduled to be heard by a federal court next month.
Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, ELDs
Average spot truckload dry van rates increased in July from June for the first time in six years, while July spot market freight availability caught up with 2015 levels for the first time this year.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
August 12, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.
Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs
Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.
Tags: Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies, Manufacturing
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched Our Roads, Our Responsibility, a safety-focused campaign to raise public awareness about how to operate safely around large commercial vehicles.
Tags: FMCSA, Pedestrian Safety, Public Safety, Passenger Cars, Share the Road, Image
A federal court has ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers to finance the unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding, Court Ruling, New York State
Mack Trucks has launched the Mack FleetPreferred parts and service purchasing platform, formerly known as MVPreferred or simply Preferred.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mack Trucks, Parts and Service
So far in 2016, auction prices have decreased less than 3% per month compared to nearly 5% per month in the second half of 2015.
Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks
The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Ram 5500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, FCA
JTM Truck & Trailer Service of San Antonio, Texas, has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Aftermarket Parts & Service program.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Great Dane, Parts and Service
New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Manufacturing, Green, CALSTART
August 10, 2016 - Press Release
Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.
Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Safety Technology, Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week
August 10, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking industry research organization ATRI recently led the development of two primers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Corridor Management program.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight
August 10, 2016 - Product News
Impact Training Solutions has announced that CarriersEdge will be used as the foundation for the company’s newly launched Ignite eLearning driving training courses.
Tags: Driver Training, Online Training, CarriersEdge
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in June from the month before, due in part to increased trucking shipments, and is up 0.4% from the same time
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
Transportation management provider Truckstop.com has partnered with CargoNet to help combat cargo theft in the trucking industry.
Tags: CargoNet, Truckstop.com, Cargo Theft
The number of available loads on the spot truckload market fell 3.9% for the week ending August 6 compared to the week before while rates held steady despite a reduction in the average fuel surcharge, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, XL3 Hybrid System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cargo Vans
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.
Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA
Denso Products and Services Americas has named Yijun “Henry” Peng manager of its remanufacturing operations in Murrieta and Long Beach, Calif.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts, Denso, People
Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers
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