March 7, 2013 - Industry News
Interstate Batteries Senior Vice President Walt Holmes is adding the title of senior vice president for distributor operations and innovation team.
Tags: People, Distributors
A U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the scientific, technical and consumer impact of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). The hearing focused on the potential negative impact of E15 on engines, components and fuel-delivery systems.
Tags: Gasoline, Ethanol, Fuel and Oil, Light & Medium
Shawn Jacobs, president and CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment, Syracuse, N.Y., was installed Thursday as the 49th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry.
Tags: NTEA, Associations
Love’s Travel Stops is buying 50 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with the Cummins Westport 12-liter compressed natural gas engine for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
The state known for typically having some of the highest fuel prices and fuel taxes in the nation will see them move higher later this year.
Tags: taxes, California, Fuel and Oil
Mack Trucks on Wednesday launched a single-rear-axle version of its Granite MHD (medium heavy duty) model, offering a Class 7 or Class 8 product for customers needing a lighter yet rugged work truck.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Mack, FET
Citing significant progress in its turnaround plan and announcing a smaller first-quarter loss than it had a year ago, Navistar International has named Troy Clarke president and chief executive officer, with interim CEO Lewis Campbell stepping down April 15.
Tags: Navistar, financials
The Truckload Carriers Association has elected Tom Kretsinger Jr., president of American Central Transport Inc. of Liberty, Mo., as its 2013-2014 chairman.
Shell is planning two liquefaction plants that will produce about one quarter of a million tons of LNG to road and marine users in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.
Tags: Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
The Canada Border Services Agency is extending the eManifest informed compliance period for highway carriers. Regulations to enforce eManifest requirements for highway carriers are expected to be in place in fall 2013.
Two Canadian fleets, Bison Transport and Brian Kurtz Trucking, are the grand prize winners in the Truckload Carriers Associations' 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards.
Tags: Canada, TCA, Bison Transport
March 6, 2013 - Industry News
Western Star Wednesday introduced all-wheel drive versions of its 4700SB (setback front axle) truck. Now available to order, the 4700SB AWD can be had in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, and is aimed at construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Western Star, Vocational
Dish Network Corp. announced at NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show that it plans to incorporate 200 Roush CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013.
Tags: Propane Autogas, DISH, Work Truck Show
Forget the Kojak with a Kodak or a bear in the air. Ol’ Smokey is going high tech in The Empire State to strike back on overweight rigs.
A university center for automotive innovation has partnered with a company doing advanced technology research and development to advance commercial availability of natural gas engine systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Dual Fuel, EcoDual Inc.
A new government report on U.S. manufactured shipments and orders for February is the latest in a recent string of economic numbers that sound worse than they really are.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
Freightliner Trucks on Wednesday introduced a “Frameworks” program for truck equipment manufacturers, with the aim of making upfitting easier and quicker.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Bodies
The N-Series from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) was named Work Truck Magazine’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis March 6-8. Twelve vehicles were included in an online ballot and voted on by professional fleet managers.
Tags: Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award, Isuzu N Series, Work Truck Show
The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.
Tags: Drivers, Economy, Hours of Service, C.R. England, Werner Enterprises, TCA, U.S. Xpress
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has borrowed a page from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s playbook, with proposed changes to the state’s tax on gasoline to raise highway funds. According to published reports there is no indication that it would affect the diesel fuel tax.
Tags: taxes, Infrastructure, Maryland, Highway Funding, Fuel and Oil
Navistar is offering a series of partnership rebate programs designed to make it easier for small fleets and owner operators to purchase new International trucks.
Tags: LoneStar, ProStar+, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Navistar
March 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two fleets have been honored as the overall winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual survey and contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.
Tags: Drivers, TCA, Owner-Operators, Landstar, Best Fleets to Drive For
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Trucking Associations asking the agency to determine if Alabama's Metal Coil Securement Act is preempted by federal law. The ruling means the state can no longer impose the law's requirements on interstate movements, effective April 4.
Tags: FMCSA, Alabama, Cargo Securement
The question of whether owner-operator truckers are truly independent contractors or misclassified as employee drivers is at the heart of legislation in two states.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, New Jersey, Washington
Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association presented Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer of the American Transportation Research Institute, with the third annual Influential Woman in Trucking award.
Tags: Navistar, ATRI, Women in Trucking
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