July 19, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 1.5% in June, following a nearly 3% gain in May.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index, Economy
July 19, 2016 - Product News
Teletrac Navman has launched a new global software platform, Teletrac Navman Director, for the 50- to 500-vehicle market. It tracks trucks and other assets, collects data for analytics, and provides real-time feedback to drivers.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Teletrac
Pressure Systems International, an automatic tire inflation systems provider, has invested in a new aerodynamic technology and entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma Stream Technologies.
Tags: Partnership, Investment, Aerodynamics, P.S.I.
Great Western Leasing and Sales has acquired the Oregon-based new and used trailer dealership Pacific Truck & Trailer.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Flatbed Trailers, Repair Shops
The European Union is fining five truck makers nearly 3 billion euros for acting as a cartel to fix prices of medium and heavy-duty trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Iveco, Daimler AG, MAN, European Commission, European Union, Global, Volvo Group, DAF
The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, European Union, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
July 18, 2016 - Industry News
Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services honors police with a special wrapped truck.
Tags: Contract Transport Services
The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a streak of very slight declines in the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Volvo Trucks will lay off around 300 more employees later this year due to weaker truck demand in 2016, according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Tags: Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Volvo Trucks North America
July 18, 2016 - Product News
The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.
Tags: Trailers, U.S. Xpress, Landing Gear, SAF Holland, Air Disc Brakes
Anderson Trucking Service is expanding its corporate office in St. Cloud, Minn., adding 20,000 square feet to accommodate current and future anticipated growth.
Tags: Headquarters, ATS, Office Expansion
Trucking and intermodal giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its second quarter profit increased just slightly, falling short of Wall Street expectations.
Tags: Economy, 3PL, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Earnings, Fleet Earnings, Dedicated Fleets
T.F. "Scott" Darling is now officially the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after running the agency on an interim basis since Anne Ferro left the post in August 2014.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulators, Truck Safety
Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.
Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-250, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, 2017-MY, Towing, Aluminum, Lightweighting
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.
Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism
Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
Delays of two or more hours per stop was a common problem for carriers, costing the companies time and potential business.
Tags: Shippers, Brokers, DAT Solutions, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
Geotab USA has hired Susan Miller as senior fleet account manager. Miller will be responsible for further developing their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.
Tags: New Hire, McDonald's, Geotab
More than 40% of all medium- and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States – 4 million of 9.5 million diesel trucks – are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines.
July 15, 2016 - Product News
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer has developed a climate controlled straight truck called the Stoops Specialty Trucks Lite truck in response to customer demand.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Custom Vehicles, Straight Trucks
A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Business Inventories
July 15, 2016 - Global News
Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced the latest growth phase of its partnership with Freightliner Manitoba to now include six Freightliner maintenance facilities across the province of Manitoba.
Tags: Canada, Freightliner, Petro-Canada Lubricants
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sees it, the FAST Act highway bill included numerous provisions that, once implemented, will improve motor carrier safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’17 conference organizers have announced “Developing Diverse Solutions,” as the theme for next year’s annual aftermarket conference.
Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW, Distributors, Suppliers
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