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April 6, 2018 - Industry News

TMW Integrates Purchasing Software with Navistar's OnCommand System

Photo: Navistar

TMW has integrated its TMT Fleet Maintenance Purchase Order module with Navistar’s OnCommand Connection/Part Information System.

Tags: Navistar, Parts, Software, TMW Systems

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

New Utah DOT Deputy Director to Focus on Future Transportation

Teri Newell Photo: UDOT

The Utah Department of Transportation has appointed Teri Newell as an additional deputy director for the department. In her new role, Newell is charged with helping guide UDOT as it works on issues relating to the state’s growing population, advances in technology, and the evolution of the transportation industry.

Tags: Utah DOT, State Laws, Utah

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

The American Center for Mobility provides a myriad of real-world environments with the ability to test under a range of driving environments. Photo: ACM

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

Tags: Research, Microsoft, Safety, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Testing, Michigan, Big Data

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Full-Service Truck Stop Opens on Highway 26 in Oregon

The new Plateau Travel Plaza near Madras, OR, features secure parking for up to 70 tractor-trailers. Photo: Plateau Travel Center

The state-of-the-art full-service truck and travel stop is owned by The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs which represents the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Native American tribes.

Tags: Oregon, Truck Parking, Truck Stops

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration Named HDA Truck Service Expert of the Year

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration of Edgar, Wis., was awarded the HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the group’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service, Repair Shops

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks, Expedition for Shifter Cable

Photo of 2018 F-150 pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford is recalling an estimated 350,000 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmissions as well as 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles with six-speed automatic transmissions because a clip that locks the gear shift cable may not be fully seated.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Ford F-150, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Safety

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Employment Surges, Overall Jobs Moderate

The number of U.S. non-farm jobs added in March moderated while trucking added the most jobs in recent memory, according to a new Labor Department report.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Doughty Promoted to Head of PrePass Provider Help Inc.

Mark Doughty, president and chief operating officer of Help Inc. Photo: Help Inc.

Mark Doughty has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Help Inc., the provider of PrePass and other truck-safety services.

Tags: Leadership, People, Help Inc., PrePass

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Wins Two Neal Journalism Awards

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen was on hand to receive the magazine's Neal Award for its Alt-Fuels Update 2017 package of related articles.

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine editors brought home two 2018 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards - one for Best Subject-Related Package and the other for Best Commentary/Blog.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

April 5, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 founder and CEO Xuehun Zhai. Photo: G7<br />

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Tags: China, Alternative Fuels, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Sponsoring 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators Award

Phillips Industries will be the exclusive sponsor for Heavy Duty Trucking&amp;rsquo;s 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators Award.

Phillips Industries will once again be the exclusive sponsor for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2018 Truck Fleet Innovators Award.

Tags: Phillips Industries, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola Jabs Tesla - Vows to Return Pre-Production Deposit Money

In a recent tweet apparently aimed at Tesla, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need customer deposits to run its business. Photo: Tom Berg

In a Tweet on April 4, 2018, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need deposit money to operate its busines – an apparent jab at Tesla's long-rumored financial troubles.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Future Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar&#39;s agreement to explore composite materials for Class 8 trucks comes on the heels of the company&#39;s SuperTruck II project. Photo: Jack Roberts

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from composite materials.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, Fiberglass Composites, SuperTruck, Future Trucks, Composites

April 5, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo Names Ohio Dealership North American Dealer of the Year

S&amp;amp;S Volvo dealer principal Todd Schaub (right of center) and wife Lynn Schaub (center) receive the award for the 2017 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year from (left to right) Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of sales for Volvo Trucks North America, Chris Gossler, regional vice president northeast U.S. region and G&amp;ouml;ran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. Photo: Volvo

S&S Volvo, of Lima, Ohio, was honored for its outstanding performance in a number of key areas, including sales and support for other dealerships.

Tags: Telematics, American Truck Dealers, Volvo Trucks, Customer Service, Truck Dealer of the Year, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Former CFI President Named Executive Vice President of Navajo Express

Tim Staroba, executive vice president of Navajo Express. Photo: Navajo Express.

Denver-based trucking company Navajo Express has hired Tim Staroba as its executive vice president.

Tags: Leadership, People, CFI

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Many States Falling Short on Distracted Driving Laws

Photo via Intel Free Press/Flickr.

Some 20 states still lack texting while driving bans for all drivers or total cellphone bans for teens and novice drivers, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

Tags: Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Safety, Teen Drivers, State Laws

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Lease-On Option for Owner Operators

Schneider is offering owner-operators with 2000 or newer model-year trucks a lease-on opportunity. Screenshot via Schneider

Schneider is offering owner-operators with 2000 or newer model-year trucks a lease-on opportunity with access to select van truckloads.

Tags: Freight, Schneider, Owner-Operators, Load Board

April 4, 2018 - Product News

Truckstop.com Payment Platform Integrates with McLeod PowerBroker

Truckstop.com&#39;s LoadPay payment platform has been integrated with McLeod Software&#39;s PowerBroker. Photo: Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com has announced an integration of its payment platform LoadPay with transportation management software provider McLeod Software's PowerBroker platform.

Tags: McLeod Software, PowerBroker, Truckstop.com, Software Integration, Electronic Payments

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Celadon Faces Stock Delisting, Must Restate Financial Results

Celadon 2014 file photo

Troubles continue to mount for Indiana-based trucking company Celadon Group Inc. after it launched an internal investigation into its accounting practices nearly a year ago.

Tags: Celadon, Fleet Earnings

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Tags: Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems, Conversion, Cargo Vans

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Great Dane Appoints Two Lead Manufacturing Executives

Axel Gros and Jim Stevenson have been appointed as vice presidents of manufacturing for Great Dane. Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane has appointed two new vice presidents of manufacturing, Axel Gros and Jim Stevenson.

Tags: Leadership, Trailers, People, Great Dane

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Names Horvath Director of Safety Policy

Dan Horvath, ATA director of safety. Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations has hired Dan Horvath as the organization’s new director of safety, in charge of transportation safety advocacy.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, Safety

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Remain Strong

Change in nonfarm private employment by month. Graphic: ADP

Employers continued adding a high-number of non-farm jobs in March while U.S. factory orders increased broadly in February, but the rebound was less than expected, according to two new reports.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Employment

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Logistics Adds Video-Based Safety Program

The foundation includes event-triggered onboard cameras from SmartDrive that face inside the truck cab, and outwards to the road, along with an ongoing driver safety coaching program. (Photo courtesy of Penske)

Penske Logistics is introducing the next generation of truck fleet safety technology through a video-based safety program in more than 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks across the company’s North America operations.

Tags: Penske Logistics, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Ryder Acquisition Adds Last-Mile Delivery, E-Commerce Fulfillment Capabilities

Ryder System has acquired e-commerce fulfillment provider MXD Group, including the company's network of facilities and last mile capabilities.

Tags: E-commerce, Ryder System, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

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