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February 6, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet Taps Rodi to Head New Transportation Group

Jim Rodi Photo: PeopleNet

PeopleNet has promoted Jim Rodi to executive vice president and general manager of the company’s newly formed Transportation group.

Tags: Leadership, PeopleNet, People

February 6, 2017 - Product News

Hendrickson Revamps Tiremaax Pro ROI Calculator

Screenshot via Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has updated its Tiremaax Pro return-on-investment calculator with a new user-friendly design.

Tags: Hendrickson, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Return On Investment, Tiremaax Pro

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Shipments Post Fourth-Quarter Gain, Down Last Year

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Intermodal freight volumes returned to growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, posting a 1% year-over-year increase that tempered volume declines earlier the year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Port Trucking

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Alcohol, Imminent Hazard

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Update Ups Fuel Economy

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Fuel Economy, T680, Adaptive Cruise Control

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Hit 13-Month High in January

With the preliminary numbers rolling in from ACT Research and FTR, it is looking like January was a banner month for both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

February 3, 2017 - Press Release

Kenworth Awarded NJPA Truck Sales Contract

Kenworth T370 dump truck. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

A new contract awarded to Kenworth Truck Company by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members.

Tags: Kenworth, Procurement, NJPA, NJPA contract, Cooperative Procurement

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Fuel Provider Adds Beaumont Location

Photo courtesy of O'Rourke Petroleum.

Texas fuel and lubricant provider O'Rourke Petroleum has expanded its operations in southeast Texas by adding a facility and seven delivery trucks in Beaumont, the company announced.

Tags: Fuel Suppliers, Lubricants, Texas

February 3, 2017 - Product News

Goodyear Adds Endurance Tire, Service Management Tool

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is rolling out its new Endurance LHD long-haul tire and a new service-management tool.

Tags: Dealers, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Tires and Wheels, Refuse Fleets

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Growth Continues as Manufacturing Improves

Employers in the U.S. continue to add people to their payrolls at a healthy pace, and there is mounting evidence that the nation’s manufacturing sector is coming out of the doldrums.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Employment

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Old Dominion, Hub Group

Two less-than-truckload fleets and a multi-modal and logistics provider reported slightly lower fourth quarter earnings.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Saia, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, LTL, 3PL, Intermodal

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Vehicle Modifiers, Alternative Fuels, Vocational Trucks, Class 7

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

Sen. Fischer

The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

February 2, 2017 - Product News

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Photo: FreightRover

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

Tags: Dispatch, Freight, Owner-Operators, Load Board, Mobile Apps

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler 2016 Profit Hits Record High

The parent company to names such as Freightliner, Western Star, and Mercedes reported the best year in the company’s history, and it's expanding investment in research and development, focusing on "digitization," autonomous tech and connectivity.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Quarterly Earnings

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates Milestones

1942 Freightliner Model 600 “Shovelnose photo courtesy of DTNA.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is set to celebrate a century of innovation with anniversaries of Freightliner, Detroit, Western Star, and Thomas Built Bus brands.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Company Anniversaries, Daimler Trucks North America, 100th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, 50th Anniversary

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Photo: Bridgestone

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

Tags: Michelin, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Landstar, Celadon, C.H. Robinson, Roadrunner

Fleet earnings reported this week so far are varying widely, ranging from record numbers at one carrer to another barely eking out a profit, and one carrier delayed in reporting due to an investigation into its accounting practices.

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, C.H. Robinson, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings, Celadon Group

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump ‘Freeze’ Only Technically Delays Driver-Training Rule

Photo: FMCSA

Thanks to a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued by the White House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has “temporarily delayed” the effective date of its final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Donald Trump

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Puts New Cascadia into Production

Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has begun production of its new Cascadia tractor, starting with 126-inch BBC Day Cab and 72-inch Raised Roof Sleeper Cab models.

Tags: Freightliner, Class 8, Freightliner Cascadia

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fairly Stable Despite Lower Freight Volume

Spot truckload freight volume continued a seasonal decline, falling 12% for the week ending Jan. 28 compared to the previous week, but overall rates moved little, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Dart Transit Names New Executive VP & COO

James Langley Photo: Dart Transit

Truckload carrier Dart Transit has announced that James Langley has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Leadership, People, Dart Transit

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Dealers, Parts and Service

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama Increases All Tire Prices

The Yokohama 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire (photo courtesy of Yokohama Tires).

Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices by up to 7% on all of its tires sold in the U.S., including commercial, off-the-road (OTR), and consumer. The increase will go into effect April 1.

Tags: Truck Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Tire Prices

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Ridewell Approves Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brake For its Axles

Photo: Bendix

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Axles, Ridewell, Air Brakes

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