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June 29, 2017 - Product News

Sentry Partners With CarriersEdge on Driver Training Program

Photo via CarriersEdge

Sentry Insurance has launched an online driver training program for its trucking customers with content produced by CarriersEdge.

Tags: Driver Training, Sentry Insurance, Online Training, CarriersEdge, Drivers

June 29, 2017 - Product News

U.S. Xpress Launches Lease-Purchase Program for Drivers

Photo: U.S. Xpress

U.S. Xpress has introduced a new lease-purchase program designed to make truck ownership more attainable for truck drivers.

Tags: Drivers, Leased Vehicles, U.S. Xpress, Truck Ownership, Owner-Operators

June 29, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Overall Growth Revised Upward

The U.S. economy grew faster in the first quarter of the year than earlier estimates indicated, according to a Commerce Department report released Thursday, but there’s little optimism there the second quarter will show a big surge.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

June 29, 2017 - Industry News

Consultant: Walmart Doesn't Want Its Carriers Hauling for Amazon

Walmart allegedly is telling trucking companies that they may have to choose between its business and Amazon’s, according to widely reported comments from a transportation and logistics consultant -- a report the retailing giant denies.

Tags: E-commerce, Amazon.com, Walmart

June 28, 2017 - Product News

Stertil-Koni Combines Touch-Screen Controls with Ecolift

The ebright Smart Control Lift allows Ecolift technicians to track data and measure lift height from their console.

Tags: Lift, Stertil-Koni, Vehicle Lifts, Maintenance

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar: Executive Changes Will Help Drive Growth

Attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange check out Navistar's new International RH model last month. Photo: Kareem Girgis

Navistar officials said they’re optimistic that excitement about their new products and an overall industry bump in truck orders will help them meet their financial goals for the year, while some executive leadership changes announced Wednesday are designed to help keep the company moving into the future.

Tags: Navistar, Senior Management

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Photo via Fleet Clean

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

Tags: Fleet Clean, Vehicle Washing

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Photo: Continental

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tires

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Independence Day to Bring Increased Traffic, Cargo Theft Risk

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

More Americans than ever will be traveling, and a security firm warns that holiday weekends are notorious risks for for manufacturers and logistics providers because of the high numbers of unattended shipments.

Tags: Risk Management, Traffic Congestion, Cargo Theft, Holiday Travel, Independence Day

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates, Demand for Trucks Remain High

The number of posted loads gained 2.5% while truck posts dipped 1.2% on the spot truckload market during the week ending June 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Electric Vehicles, Disruptive Technology, Parts and Service

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Council Grades States on Safety Policies

In the category of road safety, the top five performers are Illinois, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maine.

Tags: National Safety Council, State Laws, Safety, Regulations

June 27, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Westport 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Screenshot of Natural Gas Playbook website

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Website, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Cummins Westport

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Dealers to Exhibit at North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will represent the brands at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show Sept. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Events, Dealers, NACV Show

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Truck Speed Limiters Improve Highway Safety in Ontario

Speed-related, at-fault collisions involving large commercial vehicles fell by a whopping 73% after mandatory speed limiter legislation took effect in Ontario, according to a study by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Speed Limiter

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Report Recommends Improvements to CSA Scoring System

CSA scores would be set using an approach that pulls in a wider stream of data such as driver compensation, vehicle miles traveled by state, and other factors under improvements recommended by a congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the system.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, U.S. Congress, Regulations

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

Tags: Sustainability, UPS, Emissions Reduction, Alternative Fuels

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the dealer network to 108 stores in 21 states. Photo: Jim Park

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Isuzu, Peterbilt, Rush Truck Centers, Ford

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

HDMA to Hold Annual Breakfast Briefing at NACV Show

Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and COO of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Breakfast & Briefing, to be held during the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Tags: Vehicle Manufacturing, MEMA, HDMA, Events, NACV Show

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ridge Partners with Aerospace Company to Improve Truck Aerodynamics

Photo: National Research Council of Canada

Ridge Corporation has partnered with the aerospace technology company FlexSys to help improve truck aerodynamics devices, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Ridge Corp., Trailer Aerodynamics

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Photo of retail marijuana courtesy of HLDI.

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Tags: Drugged Driving, HLDI, Safety, Marijuana, Risk Management, Drivers

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Joins ‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Outreach Program

American Trucking Associations has joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, AAA, and the American Bus Association, to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership, aimed at reducing highway fatalities.

Tags: FMCSA, Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Slowing Factory Activity Leads to Growing Concerns

A preliminary report released Monday showed a drop in a key benchmark for future business spending, as total orders and shipments of durable goods were mixed, according to the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Trucking in Mexico Ripe for 3PLs

A wide-open road in Mexico. Photo:México Secretaria de Comunicación y Transportes

The trucking market in Mexico, despite its complexities, presents opportunities to third-party logistics providers, contends a new report released by market-research and consultancy firm Armstrong & Associates Inc.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, 3PL

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