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May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cross Border Freight Value Jumps Nearly 11%

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from the previous year. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbor countries has spiked as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo in March compared to the year before, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, Railroads

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt 389 Wins $15K and Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Bill Rethwisch's 2016 Peterbilt 389 won Best of Show at this year's SuperRigs competition. Photos: Shell Rotella

Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis., won this year’s Best of Show honors with his 2016 Peterbilt 389 at the 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Shell SuperRigs, Owner Operators

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Gorilla Safety App Supports Fleets Using AOBRDs

Photo: Gorilla Safety

Gorilla Safety has announced that its mobile app now includes automatic onboard recording device integration to help fleets as they transition to meet the impending electronic logging device mandate.

Tags: ELDs, Mobile Apps, ELD Mandate, AOBRD

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Private Fleet Awards $1.8M to its Safest Drivers

Photo courtesy of Love's Travel Stops

Gemini Motor Transport, the fuel hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, has awarded $1.8 million in bonuses to 78 of its safest drivers.

Tags: Awards, Love's Travel Stops, Safe Driving, Driver Retention

May 22, 2017 - Product News

Noregon Launches Scalable Data Analytics Service

Image via Noregon

Noregon has announced the debut of its scalable Data Analytics service to help businesses turn raw data into usable information for improving operations.

Tags: Telematics, Analytics, Noregon Systems, Data Analysis

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

International Opens Used Truck Center

International Truck announced the grand opening of the new flagship Used Truck Center in Melrose Park, Ill.

Tags: International Trucks, Used Truck Sales

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

In Observance of Memorial Day

For the Memorial Day holiday, we are presenting a special version of our daily newsletter that is filled with the most popular online articles from the past few months.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Idle Reduction

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Harbor Trucking Association to Host Drayage Summit

Image via Harbor Trucking Association

The Harbor Trucking Association is hosting its first Technology in Drayage Summit on June 28 at The Reef in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Events, Ports, Drayage

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

Companies such as Alpha Baking Company (pictured), Ozinga and Testa Produce are examples of companies in the Chicago area that are using clean-burning alternative fuels. Photo courtesy of CACC.

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Finland, Future Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Global

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Trucks' Slagle is Bullish on Class 8 Truck Market

Mack exectives (l-r) John Walsh, Jonathan Randall, and Denny Slagle. Photo: David Cullen

The head of Mack Trucks regards the state of the heavy-duty truck market as solid. “Everyone in the industry has succeeded in bringing inventory down to safe levels,” Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks and Volvo Group executive vice president, said at a May 18 media briefing.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins National Gold Award in the Azbees for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won a National Gold award in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence for last year’s editorial series on the Modern Maintenance Manager.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, ASBPE

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Seeks LEAD Applicants

ATA is searching for a class of diverse industry leaders looking to grow their careers and meet other trucking professionals with ambition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

Logo via BRIDGE Act Summary

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

Tags: Legislation, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

May 18, 2017 - Product News

Honeywell Connected Freight Monitors Valuable Goods in Transit

Screenshot via Honeywell

Honeywell has launched the Connected Freight solution, a logistics technology that provides real-time information about the location and condition of critical freight in transit.

Tags: Cargo Management, Honeywell, Asset Tracking, Security

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Unveils Mascot, Launches Name Contest

Photo courtesy of Trucking Moves America Forward

As part of its efforts to improve the trucking industry’s image, Trucking Moves America Forward unveiled a mascot, a big-eyed cartoon truck wearing a trucker hat, and asked the industry to name it.

Tags: Contest, Trucking Moves America Forward

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Freight Launches for Owner-Operators, Small Fleets

Owner-operators and small fleets can find loads via their mobile devices. Photo: Aether Films, courtesy Uber Freight

Uber is looking to transform the world of freight transport much as it has changed the world of taxis with its ride-sharing app. Deborah Lockridge has the story on what the new Uber Freight is -- and what it's not.

Tags: Uber, Uber for Trucking, Mobile Apps

May 17, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Weigh Station Bypass Available on Bestpass Devices

Photo: Help Inc.

Weigh station bypass service provider PrePass and toll management services company Bestpass have partnered to offer a new integrated weigh station and toll management solution.

Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, PrePass, Bestpass

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Co-Owner Carolyn Moon Dead at 81

Photo courtesy Iowa 80 Truckstop

Carolyn Cusac Moon, who owned the Iowa 80 Truckstop with her husband, Bill Moon, has died at 81.

Tags: Obituary, People, NATSO, Women in Trucking, Walcott Trucker Jamboree

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Virginia Trucking Company Execs Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

In a plea bargain, Virginia-based Beam Brothers Trucking and its owners and top officers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a case alleging that they knowingly committed offenses against the U.S. and FMCSA regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, USPS, Crime & Fraud

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Tests Self-Driving Refuse Truck in Urban Environment

Photo: Volvo Group

Volvo Group is working with Swedish waste and recycling company Renova to test an autonomous, self-driving refuse truck in an urban environment.

Tags: Volvo Group, Refuse Fleets, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Reefer Rates Hit 4-Month High as Vans, Flatbeds Slip

Graphic: DAT

The national average spot rate for refrigerated truckload freight gained 2 cents for the week ending May 13 for $1.99 per mile, the highest weekly average rate in four months, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

Godlewski

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Associations

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