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September 25, 2012 - Industry News

No More Criticism of Competitors, Navistar's Hebe Says; MaxxForce 15 to be Dropped

Navistar will drop the MaxxForce 15 in favor of Cummins' 15-liter engine.

SALT LAKE CITY - "Transparency" and "clarity" describe the new way that Navistar International's marketing efforts are operating, declared Jim Hebe, senior vice president for the company's North American sales operations

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Drops UD, Plans to Cut R&D as Part of Strategic Trucks Changes

UD Trucks won't be available in the U.S. under a new Volvo strategic plan.

Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including ending production of UD medium-duty trucks for the U.S. market

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Schumer Calls for Federal Standards on Truck GPS Systems

Too many New York truck drivers are relying on consumer GPS systems to plan their routes, a practice that is leading to frequent encounters with low bridges, says Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Intermodal Expo, TransComp Exhibition Re-Launch as Stand-Alone Events in 2014

The Intermodal Association of North America and The National Industrial Transportation League decided to discontinue the co-location of NITL's TransComp Exhibition and IANA's Intermodal Expo

Tags: Events

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. says it's buying Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and approximately $63.5 million in newly issued C.H. Robinson stock.

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Economy Shuffles Along

ORLANDO, Fla. - Unless we go over the "fiscal cliff," the U.S. economy should continue to grow, but at a very modest rate, said Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

RFID Tags to be Required at Port of New York/New Jersey

Trucks serving the Ports of New York and New Jersey will be required to use Radio Frequency Identification technology sometime next year

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

TruckingUnlimited.com Acquires Owner Operator Jobs Website

TruckingUnlimited.com announced its acquisition of NationalOwnerOperatorJobs.com. As its name suggests, this new website will be focused on connecting drivers with jobs.

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Down 0.9% in August, up Modestly YoY

The American Trucking Associations' tonnage index dropped fell in August compared to September but showed modest growth over last year

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Would Make it Easier for Service Members to Get CDL

Military vets with driving experience would have an easier time getting a CDL under a proposed bill.

Legislation could soon ease the process for former military troops to obtain their commercial driver's licenses when they leave the service and are back home looking for work as commercial drivers

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

TMW User Conference Draws Crowd

TMW Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, kicked off its Transforum 2012 User Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Monday with just under 1,700 attendees. CEO Dave Wangler welcomed attendees at the event's opening session by noting it had grown tremendously since the first user conference 25 years ago with four customers in attendance

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver to Target Unsafe Driving Oct. 14-20

The week of Oct. 14-20, law enforcement across North America will target unsafe drivers during Operation Safe Driver, a program sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with support from a number of other organizations, including FedEx Corp

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down From Last Week

The average price of diesel dropped nearly 5 cents per gallon this week but remains over $4 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA: Nearly 10% of Fatal Crashes Involved Distracted Driving

Distracted driving was cited as a contributing factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes in 2010, while that number nearly doubles (to 18%) for crashes where individuals were injured, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Convoy to Raise Money for Special Olympics

Truckers from all over the United States and Canada are set to participate in the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2012

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Names Brake Friction Material Registrar

Brake manufacturers named an official registrar to show compliance with new rules in California and Washington limiting the amount of copper and other materials used in brake friction products

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Norpass Partners with Drivewyze

Norpass and Drivewyze say they'll work together to offer expanded bypass services to existing Norpass carriers

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2012 - Industry News

European OEMs Lobby for Incentives for Cleaner Trucks

Harrie Schippers (center), CEO of Paccar subsidiary DAF, flanked by, from left, Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Scania, Andreas Renschler, CEO of Daimler Trucks, Ivan Hodac, secretary general of ACEA, and Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.

HANOVER, Germany - During a press conference at IAA, the International CV-Show in Hanover, the commercial vehicle members of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association cautioned that the benefits of the latest emission-reducing technologies will not be felt unless new vehicles actually are put on the roads

September 23, 2012 - Industry News

Iveco Stralis Hi-Way awarded 'European Truck of the Year 2013' at IAA

The Iveco Stralis Hi-Way, the European Truck of the Year, has an innovative emissions solution.

HANOVER, Germany - The Iveco Stralis Hi-Way was elected Truck of the Year 2013 by a jury of 25 commercial vehicle journalists from 25 magazines and as many markets throughout Europe

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

80-mph Limits Made Permanent on Two Stretches of I-15 in Utah

After a three-year-long study, the state of Utah will be permanently setting the speed limit at 80 mph for two sections of Interstate 15

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

Grant money in New Jersey for Snow and Ice Removal Facilities

Grant money has been made available in the state of New Jersey for snow and ice removal equipment for commercial vehicles

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

Atlanta's I-285 to See Variable Speed Limit Signs

Atlanta's I-285, a perimeter route legendary for its congestion, will soon be seeing a new technology meant to help move traffic along.

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

TrailerTail Available in Europe, Pending Exemption, ATDynamics Says

HANOVER, Germany -- ATDynamics says it's introducing its TrailerTail and a shorter Eco50 product in Europe, pending a change in the European Union's length limits which currently preclude their use

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Remains Soft in August

Weakness at the front end of the demand cycle for heavy duty commercial vehicles persisted into August, although underlying fundamentals are healthy, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Medium-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improves, But Doesn't Impact Satisfaction

Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates

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