February 24, 2015 - Industry News
A federal judge for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement last week ending more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union.
The service replacement steering gears, at risk for breaking, might be installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel vehicles in North America.
Tags: Diesel Engines, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, 2008-MY, Ford
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
TravelCenters of America has opened Petro: Lube Truck Service facilities at Petro locations in Napoleon, Ohio and Wells, Nev.
Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, Service Center
Donaldson released financial results for its fiscal second quarter ending at the close of January, showing a 14% drop in net earnings despite a small uptick in sales.
Tags: Earnings, Donaldson
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has increased for the third straight week since hitting a five-year low early this month, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.
Tags: Driver Safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Construction Spending
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Fleets, Sysco, US Foods
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 23, 2015 - Product News
Cummins Connected Solutions is an innovative group of products that utilize the connection of a Cummins electronic engine to a vehicle's on-board telematics system.
Tags: Cummins, Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics
Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth named Truck Enterprises Hagerstown its 2014 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year and named Worldwide Equipment as the 2014 TRP All-Makes Dealer of the Year.
Tags: Kenworth, Awards, TRP, Parts and Service
Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.
Tags: Highway Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Warning, NHTSA
The logistics and customized freight transportation provider Universal Truckload Services Inc. has reported earnings showing profits declined slightly in the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Universal Truckload
Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
The vehicle component manufacturer Dana Holding Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 more than doubled from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings, Quarterly Report
The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.
Tags: TWNA Technical Achievement Award, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires, Aperia Technologies
A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.
Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Cargo Vans, University of Michigan, Small Business
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