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July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Nominations Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Chinese Tires

Photo by Jim Park

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Innova Acquires Telematics Provider

Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics

July 6, 2016 - Product News

TMW Launches Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions

TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly, Monthly Gains

Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 6, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Adds In-Cab Satellite TV Package for T680 Sleeper

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.

Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Large Truckload Fleets See 13% Drop in Turnover

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.

Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Plateau While Oil Markets Evaluate Brexit

The price of diesel fuel remained relatively unchanged for the third straight week and the energy markets are still feeling the effects from the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

July 5, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Adds Trailer & Cargo Tracking Solution

Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.

Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW Settlement Includes Funds for Truck Emissions Reduction

Part of Volkswagen AG’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its emissions-cheating scandal will fund diesel emissions-reduction efforts in the heavy-duty truck industry.

Tags: Volkswagen, Federal Trade Commission, NOx, Diesel Emission Reduction Act, Emissions Reduction

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

Image: Minnesota DOT; photo by Julie Bottolfson

Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.

Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Alkane Truck Adds Gasoline Option

The Dominator (left) and Class 7 truck offerings from Alkane will now be able to be fueled with gasoline as an option. (PHOTO: ALKANE)

Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.

Tags: Gasoline, Class 7, Propane Autogas, CNG, Alkane Truck Company, The Dominator

July 4, 2016 - Industry News

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

Bob Wyatt Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

Tags: driver safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA

July 1, 2016 - Product News

Truck-Lite Launches Redesigned Website

Screenshot via Truck-Lite.com

Lighting products manufacturer Truck-Lite has launched a redesigned version of its website with improvements to its navigation, design, search and online commerce section.

Tags: Lighting, Truck-Lite, New Website

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear will head up American Trucking Associations, succeeding Bill Graves. Photo: ATA

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Leadership, Associations, People

July 1, 2016 - Product News

Stoneridge to Enter U.S. ELD Market

Stoneridge has announced plans to enter the North American electronic logging device market, using its experience in the tachograph market in Europe to help fleets and drivers comply with upcoming regulations.

Tags: Regulations, Hours of Service, Europe, tachographs, ELDs

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it crossed in front of the car, said authorities investigating the first fatal crash of an autonomous car in the United States, which happened in early May.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride, Autonomous Vehicles

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Improving, Construction Falls

Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

June 30, 2016 - Product News

FSX to Distribute Skyline Aftermarket DPFs

Photo: Skyline Emissions

FSX Equipment will distribute Skyline aftermarket diesel particulate filters nationally after entering into a mutual agreement with Skyline Emissions.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, DPF, Distributors

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Asset Tracking, Fleet Wave

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Opens Baltimore Terminal

ASF Intermodal has expanded into the Baltimore, Md., market with a new intermodal drayage terminal, joining 13 other terminals throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: New Facility, Intermodal, City of Baltimore, ASF Intermodal

June 30, 2016 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers Multi-User Functionality for E-Logs

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller and Associates developed a method for allowing fleets to track hours of service data for multiple drivers on a single device within the J.J. Keller Encompass System.

Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, eLogs

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Clean Energy Opens Public CNG Station in Houston

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Houston, CNG Fueling Stations

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