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August 10, 2016 - Product News

Impact Training to Use CarriersEdge Approach to Online Learning

Image: Impact Training Solutions

Impact Training Solutions has announced that CarriersEdge will be used as the foundation for the company’s newly launched Ignite eLearning driving training courses.

Tags: Driver Training, Online Training, CarriersEdge

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Pushes For-Hire Shipments Higher for Third Straight Month

Freight Transportation Services Index, June 2011 - June 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT<br />

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in June from the month before, due in part to increased trucking shipments, and is up 0.4% from the same time

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

August 10, 2016 - Product News

Truckstop.com and CargoNet Partner to Stop Cargo Theft

Transportation management provider Truckstop.com has partnered with CargoNet to help combat cargo theft in the trucking industry.

Tags: CargoNet, Truckstop.com, Cargo Theft

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Generally Stable Over Past Week

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market fell 3.9% for the week ending August 6 compared to the week before while rates held steady despite a reduction in the average fuel surcharge, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, XL3 Hybrid System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cargo Vans

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Images: GHSA

A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Denso Appoints Remanufacturing General Manager

Denso Products and Services Americas has named Yijun “Henry” Peng manager of its remanufacturing operations in Murrieta and Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts, Denso, People

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Dealership Tool Allows Mack Buyers to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

Image courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers

August 9, 2016 - Product News

KeepTruckin Completes FMCSA ELD Certification

Image via KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin has completed the certification process for its ELD offering, allowing its solution to be officially registered by FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Did Not Improve Much in June

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reveals that trucking conditions in June showed few signs of improvement due to slow freight and a lull in new regulations.

Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Medical Board to Review Comments on Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

With the extended comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers closed for several weeks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its Medical Review Board will meet on August 22 and 23 in a public session to make recommendations on comments submitted.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, OSA

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Photo by Jim Park

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.

Tags: Vehicle Hacking

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, Zero-Emission Vehicles

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Slide, Crude Oil Gains

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

HDT is Looking for Emerging Industry Leaders

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the HDT Emerging Leaders honors, a group of young trucking industry leaders already making a difference in his or her fields.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

August 8, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Report Breaks Down Trucking's Big 2015

The American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of its almanac of trucking, ATA American Trucking Trends 2016, which showcases industry trends over the last decade.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends

August 8, 2016 - Product News

Carrier Transicold Develops Telematics System for Reefer Units

Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold will offer a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units to help fleets manage refrigerated assets remotely.

Tags: Telematics, Asset Management, Reefers, Carrier Transicold, Refrigerated Trailers

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Expedited Carrier V3 Transportation Aiming for More Growth

Expedited carrier V3 Transportation has bveen enjoying rapid growth since launching in the first quarter of 2013.

V3 Transportation launched with “two laptops and two cell phones” in the first quarter of 2013. Now, according to founding partners Bob Poulos, CEO, and John Sliter, president, the expedited carrier ranks among the fastest-growing operations in its field and is poised for further growth.

Tags: Expedited Carriers, V3 Transportation

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW Diesel Trust Prioritizes Government Over Commercial Fleets

The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Start August 10th

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is sponsoring the Grand Champion Award at the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships for the sixth consecutive year.

Tags: National Truck Driving Championships, Awards, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls, Trade Deficit Jumps

Both trucking and the wider economy added jobs in July, according to new Commerce Department figures, while separate reports show the U.S. trade deficit grew in June to a one-year high and new factory orders fell again.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments, Gross Domestic Product

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

CAGTC: Critical Freight Infrastructure Ignored by DOT Grants

The advocacy group Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors is calling out the Department of Transportation for not granting enough funding money to critical freight-hub projects.

Tags: Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, Infrastructure Funding

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Quarterly Intermodal Growth Streak Ends

Graphic: IANA

Overall intermodal traffic recorded its first volume decline in the second quarter of the year following 25 consecutive quarters of growth, according to a new report from the Intermodal Association of North America.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Postal Fleet Services Leases 20 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.

Tags: Leasing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG

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