June 8, 2016 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for April was up over the previous month, but still not significantly better-- reflecting soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
The American Transportation Research Institute, in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and ExxonMobil, has launched an online survey seeking the input of heavy-duty truck fleet managers on fuel economy and fuel usage.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Fuel Economy, ATRI
Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has announced that it is installing Power In-Lock internal locking systems on its fleet of trailers.
Tags: Security, Trailers, Cargo Theft, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public-comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Preventative Maintenance
June 7, 2016 - Industry News
Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Trucks
HDMA has announced the formation of the Commercial Vehicle Research Council, a dedicated research council to provide a forum for key trends and issues within the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry.
Tags: HDMA, Trend Analysis, Aftermarket, OEMs
June 7, 2016 - Product News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ACom Diagnostics software hit a milestone recently, scoring its 50,000th download.
Tags: Software, Diagnostics, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
Tire distributor TBC Brands has expanded its commercial truck tire team, naming David Smothers its field sales engineer and Dave Dugan as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.
Tags: Sales, Tires, TBC, People, Distributors
Strong parts sales offset slumps in other areas, but softening of the North American truck market will make continued profits doubtful, the company said.
Tags: Navistar, Financial Report, Earnings, Quarterly Report, Quarterly Earnings
The Transportation Research Board has launched a special webpage devoted to what it calls "Transformational Technologies."
Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, TRB, Transportation Research
Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.
Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.
Tags: Agility Fuel Systems, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, CNG, Strategic Alliance
The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is set to take place from June 9-11 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Shell SuperRigs
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Events, Refuse Fleet, Volvo Trucks North America
DTNA has announced a workforce reduction across its North American production facilities, laying off about 1,240 workers in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.
Tags: Economy, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America
Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts
June 6, 2016 - Press Release
Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.
Tags: Harrison Truck Centers
June 3, 2016 - Industry News
The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2017-MY
Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Industry Event, Powertrains, Refuse Fleet
The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held form Oct. 1-4, in Las Vega at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Tags: ATA, Events, ATA MC&E
Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Great Dane has named 32-year industry veteran Brian Sage the company’s executive vice president of manufacturing.
Tags: Leadership, People, Great Dane, Trailers
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