November 23, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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