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November 23, 2016 - Industry News

Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

Image: USCourts.gov

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Driver Pay, Overtime

November 23, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Score Modest Rise

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales increased in October, according to ACT Research, offsetting the decline reported in September.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

Parts and service at Kenworth of Effingham. Photo: Kenworth of Effingham

Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers, Dealers

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Tightening Capacity

Source: FTR

FTR's September Trucking Conditions Index shows a reading of 5.47, down somewhat from August’s reading.

Tags: Regulations, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Donald Trump

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Eyeing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

Image courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is exploring using hydrogen fuel cell technology in heavy-duty vehicles to create a zero emissions solution for the commercial trucking industry.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Gulf Coast Volvo/Mack Dealer Doubles in Size

Photo via Old River Truck Sales

Old River Truck Sales, a Volvo and Mack dealer group, has doubled in size with the purchase of three new locations in southern Louisiana.

Tags: Dealership, New Locations, Volvo Trucks North America

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Down Slightly in October

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted by 0.3% in October, following a 6.3% drop during September.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Full-Size Vans

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Alternative Fuels

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Adds Nearly 190 Parking Spaces with New Locations

Love's new location in White House, Tenn. Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations in Domino, Texas and in White House, Tenn., adding nearly 190 truck parking spaces in total.

Tags: New Facility, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking, Truck Stops

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters to Join Trucking Alliance as Group Expands in 2017

Photo: Cargo Transporters

Cargo Transporters has accepted an invitation to join The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security in 2017. The carrier will be among a “small number of carriers” joining the Trucking Alliance next year, according to Trucking Alliance President Steve Williams.

Tags: The Trucking Alliance

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

New Jersey Offers Weigh Station Bypass Service

Photo via NJPass

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has launched a new weigh station bypass service called NJPass, allowing pre-enrolled commercial truck fleets in the state to bypass weigh stations.

Tags: New Jersey, Weigh Stations, Weigh-Station Bypass

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Dealer Opens Full-Service Facility in Fresno

Photo via CVTR Facebook

Great Dane full-service dealer Central Valley Trailer Repair has opened a new facility in Fresno, Calif., offering a variety of sales, parts, and service accommodations.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Great Dane

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

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

November 18, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin, NAPA IBS Integration Boosts Parts Spending Visibility

Chevin Fleet Solutions announced that it has integrated its FleetWave software with the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) point-of-sale system.

Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, Parts Management, Software Integration, Data Analysis, NAPA IBS

November 18, 2016 - Product News

Comdata Expands Services for Smaller Fleets

Payment solutions company Comdata has expanded its fleet management offerings to improve support of smaller over-the-road fleets with the Comdata MyFleet Program.

Tags: Comdata, Fleet Management Software, Small Fleets

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Automated Driving, Autonomous Vehicles

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Jack Roberts to Join HDT Team as Senior Editor

Jack Roberts speaks on truck platooning as part of a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations' 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Heavy Duty Trucking is adding an experienced, commercially licensed editor to its award-winning editorial team, as Jack Roberts joins the staff as senior editor starting Dec. 1.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People

November 17, 2016 - Product News

IronPlanet Offers Fixed and Negotiated Pricing Format

Screenshot via IronPlanet.com

The online used equipment marketplace IronPlanet has launched a new allEquip fixed and negotiated pricing format with a "Make Offer" feature.

Tags: Online Auctions, Auctions, IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, GovPlanet

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

Photo courtesy of Forest River.

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Box Trucks, Forest River, Rockport

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Orders Hit 10-Month High in October

Net orders for all trailer types were up in October compared to the previous month and essentially met expectations, according to a report from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers Make Interest Rate Hike More Likely

New government numbers show housing starts in the U.S. surged in October, as a measure of consumer prices also rose, likely paving the way for the Fed to raise interest rates before the year is out.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Online Systems to be Down Starting Nov. 17

Image: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised that a scheduled outage of its online information systems will take place starting today at 9:00 p.m. EST and extend through Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Tags: FMCSA

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