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February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth to Auction T680 to Fight Human Trafficking

Photo: Inland Kenworth

Truck dealer group Inland Kenworth has put together a special Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 for auction and will donate the proceeds to Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit devoted to fighting human trafficking.

Tags: Auction, Kenworth, Charity, Truckers Against Trafficking, Truck Dealers

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Waste Hauler Adds Natural Gas Pipeline for Fleet

Photo courtesy of SoCalGas.

SoCalGas and CR&R estimate that the new pipeline will be operational and bring natural gas to their fleet by June.

Tags: CNG, Refuse Fleets, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles

February 7, 2017 - Product News

Mack CK-4 Engine Oil Offers Extended Drain Intervals

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has announced that its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 will extend engine oil drain intervals for customers.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Maintenance Costs, Mack Trucks

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Launches Accreditation Program to Foster Professional Development

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched an accreditation initiative for truckload carriers to foster professional development to help carriers attract new people and create career paths as a retention tool.

Tags: Recruiting, Education, TCA, Driver Retention, Professional Development

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Trims Quarterly Loss, USA Truck Moves Into Red

The parent of less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and others managed to reduce its losses in the final quarter of 2016 while a truckload carrier reported a loss for both the final three months of last year and all of 2016.

Tags: USA Truck, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings

February 6, 2017 - Global News

Scania Expanding Thailand Operations

Photo: Scania Thailand

Sweden-based truck maker Scania AB is expanding its industrial and commercial operations in Thailand.

Tags: Scania, Global, Thailand

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, But Just Barely

For the fourth week in a row, diesel prices fell in the U.S., this time by less than half a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Thompson Truck and Trailer Opens Cedar Rapids HQ

Photo: Thompson Truck and Trailer

Thompson Truck and Trailer has completed construction and opened its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Tags: New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 6, 2017 - Product News

TMW Suite, TruckMate TMS Now Integrate With 123Loadboard

Image via 123Loadboard

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW Suite and TruckMate transportation management software with the 123Loadboard freight-matching service.

Tags: TruckMate, TMW Systems, TMS, Load Board

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet Taps Rodi to Head New Transportation Group

Jim Rodi Photo: PeopleNet

PeopleNet has promoted Jim Rodi to executive vice president and general manager of the company’s newly formed Transportation group.

Tags: Leadership, PeopleNet, People

February 6, 2017 - Product News

Hendrickson Revamps Tiremaax Pro ROI Calculator

Screenshot via Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has updated its Tiremaax Pro return-on-investment calculator with a new user-friendly design.

Tags: Hendrickson, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Return On Investment, Tiremaax Pro

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Shipments Post Fourth-Quarter Gain, Down Last Year

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Intermodal freight volumes returned to growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, posting a 1% year-over-year increase that tempered volume declines earlier the year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Port Trucking

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Alcohol, Imminent Hazard

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Update Ups Fuel Economy

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Fuel Economy, T680, Adaptive Cruise Control

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

With the preliminary numbers rolling in from ACT Research and FTR, it is looking like January was a banner month for both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders.

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

February 3, 2017 - Press Release

Kenworth Awarded NJPA Truck Sales Contract

Kenworth T370 dump truck. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

A new contract awarded to Kenworth Truck Company by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members.

Tags: Kenworth, Procurement, NJPA, NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Fuel Provider Adds Beaumont Location

Photo courtesy of O'Rourke Petroleum.

Texas fuel and lubricant provider O'Rourke Petroleum has expanded its operations in southeast Texas by adding a facility and seven delivery trucks in Beaumont, the company announced.

Tags: Fuel Suppliers, Lubricants, Texas

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Goodyear Adds Endurance Tire, Service Management Tool

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is rolling out its new Endurance LHD long-haul tire and a new service-management tool.

Tags: Dealers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires and Wheels, Refuse Fleets

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Growth Continues as Manufacturing Improves

Employers in the U.S. continue to add people to their payrolls at a healthy pace, and there is mounting evidence that the nation’s manufacturing sector is coming out of the doldrums.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Employment

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Old Dominion, Hub Group

Two less-than-truckload fleets and a multi-modal and logistics provider reported slightly lower fourth quarter earnings.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Saia, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, LTL, 3PL, Intermodal

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Vehicle Modifiers, Alternative Fuels, Vocational Trucks, Class 7

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

Sen. Fischer

The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

February 2, 2017 - Product News

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Photo: FreightRover

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

Tags: Dispatch, Freight, Owner-Operators, Load Board, Mobile Apps

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Quarterly Earnings

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Milestones

1942 Freightliner Model 600 “Shovelnose photo courtesy of DTNA.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus brands.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Company Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America, 100th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, 50th Anniversary

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