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March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Governor's Fuel Tax Would Fund Infrastructure

Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown via Wikimedia.

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed raising gasoline taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5 billion per year to repair the state's crumbling streets, highways, and bridges.

Tags: California, Fuel Tax, Taxation

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Thermo King Names Transport Specialists North American Dealer of the Year

Thermo King, manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions, recently recognized Cincinnati, Ohio-based Transport Specialists as its North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual dealer principal meeting.

Tags: Trailers, Awards, Thermo King, Reefers, Dealers

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Staffers Discuss NAFTA With MEMA

Photo via WhiteHouse.gov

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Tags: NAFTA, MEMA, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Donald Trump

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

ZF Reports Positive 2016 Results

Production of the ZF TraXon heavy-truck automatic transmission in the company’s Friedrichshafen, Germany plant. Photos: ZF

Germany-based global component supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG reported on March 30 that it closed its 2016 fiscal year with a “significant rise in profits and a strong improvement in cash flow.”

Tags: ZF Friedrichshafen, Global Trucks

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Slated on Fleet Productivity Ups and Downs

Photo: Freightliner

CK Commercial Vehicle Research held a survey in March to examine where fleets are gainging and losing productivity and it will be holding a webinar with FTR on April 14th to discuss its insights.

Tags: Productivity, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, Webinar, FTR

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Pozzo Truck Center Celebrates 95 Years as Mack Dealer

William A. Pozzo Sr. founded Pozzo Truck Center in 1921 and built its first facility on the corner of 11th and Madison in Gary, Indiana. Photo courtesy Mack Trucks

Pozzo Truck Center is celebrating its 95th year as a Mack Trucks dealer, serving the Gary, Ind., area since the 1920s.

Tags: Mack Trucks, History, Parts and Service, Milestones

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Rail Management Services Goes Electric

Orange EV's terminal truck. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV).

Rail Management Services placed a follow-on order for nine additional Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks. The trucks are being worked into onsite fleets to supplement and replace RMS's diesel trucks.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Rail Yards, Yard Trucks, Terminal Tractors

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Arpin Van Lines Safety Director Named AMSA Vice Chairman

Richard Travisono Photo: AMSA

Richard Travisono, Arpin Van Lines director of safety, has been elected vice chairman of the American Moving and Storage Association's safety management committee.

Tags: Leadership, AMSA, People, Moving and Storage Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Prestolite Taking Part in SuperTruck II Program

Prestolite Electric, a manufacturer of alternators, starters and new energy solutions, and its parent company Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., will participate in the development of advanced technologies in support of the SuperTruck II program.

Tags: SuperTruck, Alternators, Prestolite

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Photo: International Trucks

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls, International Trucks, Brakes

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Key Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues through an online survey.

Tags: Highway Safety, Survey, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Seeks 2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nominations

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for its 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Events, Safety & Compliance

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Adds Safety Tech to Standard Rental-Truck Spec

Image: Ryder

Ryder System has announced that all new vehicles coming into its commercial rental fleet will be spec'ed with such safety technologies as forward-looking radar and collision-mitigation systems.

Tags: Radar, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ryder System, Rental Fleets

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

Photo: Nussbaum

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

Tags: ATA, LTL, Driver Turnover, Freight, Truckload

March 29, 2017 - Product News

iGlobal’s ELD Meets FMCSA Mandate Requirements

Photo: iGlobal

Transportation technology software and hardware provider iGlobal has announced that it has been listed as a certified ELD provider by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, iGlobal, ELD Mandate

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Mixed Truck Fleet Focuses on Safety

Photo courtesy of MiX Telematics and Archrock.

Archrock, a U.S. provider of natural gas contract compression services, has selected MiX Telematics’ MiX Fleet Manager to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance in its mixed truck fleet.

Tags: Telematics, MiX Telematics, Safety, Oil & Gas Fleets, Mixed Truck Fleet

March 29, 2017 - Product News

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Tags: ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Accident Management, Big Data, Data Overload

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

TMW 'Suite Win' Trip-to-Vegas Contest Drawing to a Close

Photo: Clark County Nevada Chamber of Commerce

If you haven’t yet entered for a chance to win an expenses-paid trip for two to Las Vegas courtesy of TMW Systems, you still have until this Friday, March 31, to enter the special sweepstakes open to transportation industry professionals.

Tags: TMW Systems

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Eaton Vehicle Group Names New Head

João V. Faria Photo: Eaton

João V. Faria has been appointed president of Eaton’s vehicle group, effective May 1. He will succeed Kenneth F. Davis, who will retire on Aug. 1.

Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales See Bump Compared to 2016

Used Class 8 truck sales volumes in February were higher overall than in 2016 and they improved for a second consecutive month, according to an ACT Research Report.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Chris Christie Signs $400 Million N.J. Transportation Bill

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)  Photo: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill authorizing $400 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund for transportation projects, including road and bridge repairs as well as safety and technology upgrades.

Tags: New Jersey, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Bison Transport’s Penner to Head Truckload Carriers Association

Rob Penner Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Bison Transport President and CEO Rob Penner as the group’s 2017-18 chairman.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA, Bison Transport

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit Lowest Point Since Mid-December

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell again last week, bringing the price to its lowest level since Mid-December when the average price was $2.49 per gallon.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People

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