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May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

Koel

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, CNG, Promotions, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

NTTC Names Lee Miller Chairman

Lee Miller Photo via Miller Transporters

The National Tank Truck Carriers has selected Lee Miller to serve as the organization’s chairman of the board.

Tags: Leadership, People, NTTC, Tankers

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Adds Authorized Dealer in Green Bay

Truck Equipment Inc. headquarters in Green Bay. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has named Green Bay, Wis.-based Truck Equipment Inc. its latest authorized East Dealer.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Schneider Profit Falls 19.8%, Covenant Reports Revised Loss

The truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider National Inc. reported its first earnings since going public last month, showing a decline in profitability, while another company has revised its earnings, pushing it into the red.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Schneider National, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Best Since January; Flatbeds Highest in Nearly Two Years

National average spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight rose during the week ending May 6, with van and reefer rates at their highest marks since January, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daseke Posts $8.6 Million Loss, Radiant Logistics Sees Small Profit

Flatbed carrier group Daseke Inc. has released its first earnings report since becoming a publicly traded company earlier this year. It shows that losses moved higher, but the company’s expectations remain high.

Tags: Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings, Daseke Inc.

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, CNG, CNG Tanks

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

Photo: Cummins

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Fuel Additive

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Without a side underride guard, car in 35-mph crash test lodged beneath the semi-trailer. Photo: IIHS

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

Tags: Accidents, IIHS, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Eases Back from Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, March 2012 - March 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

After setting a new record high, a monthly gauge of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry retreated, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Production of Class 6 FTR

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications. (Photo courtesy of ICTA)

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low cab forward trucks, has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment — the 2018 Isuzu FTR — began May 8, 2017.

Tags: Isuzu, Class 6, Isuzu FTR, Truck Production

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar’s Sass Surveys the Road Ahead for HDTX Attendees

Jeff Sass addressing attendees of first HDTX fleet networking conference.

As Navistar works to move past the mistakes of the past and looks ahead to the future, International Trucks’ Jeff Sass opened HDT’s inaugural Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix this week with a peek at the future, from electric trucks to autonomous vehicles

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, HDTX

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Wraps Rebranding of LTL Operations in North America

XPO LTL driver and truck show off the fleet's rebranded look. Photos: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. has completed rebranding its North American less-than-truckload business.

Tags: XPO Logistics

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Axles, Vocational Trucks

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 9, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Trucks to Get Green Light in North Dakota

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc., has announced that PrePass-approved trucks will soon be able to use the electronic screening technology to bypass weigh stations in North Dakota.

Tags: North Dakota, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX, Fleet Events

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Drivetrains

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Urges Congress to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, a national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, joined a coalition of trade associations representing the biodiesel supply chain to urge Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders' tax credit, saying it is crucial to the competitiveness of the alternative fuel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Congress, NATSO, Tax Credits

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins Regional Azbee Award for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

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

Tags: Awards, ASBPE

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

TCA’s Deborah Sparks Joins Wreaths Across America

Deborah Sparks Photo courtesy of TCA

Deborah Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association, has announced that she will leave the organization to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Tags: Leadership, Charity, People, TCA, Wreaths Across America

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Appoints Werner Hugo SVP of Trucking Operations

USA Truck has announced that Werner Hugo, formerly of 7 Hills Transport, has joined its senior leadership team as senior vice president, trucking operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

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