November 12, 2015 - Industry News
Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Clean Diesel Vehicles
A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.
Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter
CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.
Tags: Ford F-150, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, 2016-MY, Westport
Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.
Tags: Nissan, Towing, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Senate has approved a bipartisan motion that instructs Senate conferees to the highway bill to oppose the inclusion of a provision that would allow 33-foot long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
November 11, 2015 - Product News
Webb Brake Adjusters is partnering with HDA Truck Pride to sell their clearance-sensing automatic slack adjusters at more than 700 distributor locations.
Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride, Automatic Slack Adjusters
One truck component supplier moved from a profit to a loss in the third quarter of the year while a natural gas engine provider took on more red ink.
Tags: Economy, Meritor, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations
Signaling the movement of holiday goods, the number of posted van and refrigerated loads on the spot truckload market increased as the rate in one of the three major sectors moved slightly higher for a change.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Mergers & Acquisitions, CNG, Worthington Industries
Reyco Granning has named Raoul Steenekamp vice president of engineering and Ramin Zarrabi vice president of manufacturing.
Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, Aftermarket, People, Suspensions
Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told WorkTruckOnline.com.
Tags: Class 6, Truck Rental, Box Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, IHS Automotive
HDA Truck Pride is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.
Tags: Training, ASE, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
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
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