November 10, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy-duty component manufacturer, Stemco, has settled a lawsuit with competitor RevHD and its owners over uncompetitive practices.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Lawsuits, Stemco, RevHD
The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, NHTSA, Cummins, 2010-MY, 2016-MY, Mack Granite, Mack LR, Refuse Trucks, Construction Fleets
ATRI's latest CSA Research Piece found that excluding “non-preventable crashes” from data decreased the Crash Indicator BASIC by nearly 15% among over a dozen carriers studied.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, ATRI
The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.
Tags: Terex, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks
The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.
Tags: Winter Driving, Colorado, Winter Equipment, Interstate 70
November 9, 2015 - Product News
Toll payment and management company for commercial fleets, Bestpass, will provide its customers with full tolling coverage in the state of Texas, the company announced.
Tags: Texas, Tolls, Toll Management Program, Bestpass
November 9, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel has increased, ending a three week streak of declining prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.
Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
XPO Logistics has appointed Tony Brooks as president of its less-than-truckload business, effective Nov. 11.
Tags: Leadership, LTL, People, Con-Way, XPO Logistics
Expedited services provider V3 Transportation is gaining former Panther II Transportation CEO Craig Amato as a senior advisor and investor, the company has announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Shippers, Panther, Small Fleets, Investors
Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.
Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company
November 6, 2015 - Product News
Meritor and Pressure Systems International celebrated the production of the 1,000,000th Meritor Tire Inflation System, the companies have announced.
Tags: Meritor, Tire Pressure, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, P.S.I.
November 6, 2015 - Industry News
The highway bill passed by the House on Nov. 5 and the highway bill passed by the Senate in July are headed to a conference committee charged with working out any differences between the two measures.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Bill, U.S. Congress
Oakley Transport is adding Bendix collision-mitigation, full-stability, and side-object detection systems on around 300 new Volvo tractors, the carrier has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix
It's that time of year again - to nominate yourself or someone you know for HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators. The award recognizes the most innovative leaders in the trucking industry. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.
Tags: Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Fleet Safety, Awards, Safety & Compliance
November 5, 2015 - Industry News
James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, Awards
November 5, 2015 - Product News
A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.
Tags: New Facility, Tires, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial
Although Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) pulled an amendment he crafted to fix language regarded as detrimental to smaller carriers before the House passed its highway bill, the lawmaker told HDT that he will “continue to work” to correct the wording during the conferencing process.
Web mapping and routing provider OnTerra Systems has introduced its RouteSavvy Premium API, a new version of its route optimization for software vendors and software development teams.
Tags: Mapping, Software, OnTerra, Routing, Delivery Fleets
November 5, 2015 - Press Release
Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery
Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest 1/2-ton pickup.
Tags: Ford F-150, On the Lighter Side, Corn Maze
Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Tags: Canada, Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
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