May 12, 2016 - Product News
Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.
Tags: Western Star, Vocational Trucks, Severe Duty, Extreme Duty Trucks
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.
Tags: Class 8, Volvo Group, Assembly Plants, Volvo Trucks North America
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors has elected Tim Lovain, who represents the State of Washington to the Coalition, as its third Chairman.
Tags: Infrastructure, Leadership, People
Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.
Tags: Ford F-150, Propane AutoGas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles that will include Iowa 80’s own 1938 Kenworth as the only semi-tractor in the competition.
Tags: Kenworth, Classic Truck, Iowa 80 Truckstop
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly, 8-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis on medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers.
Tags: Market Trends, FTR, Truck Dealers
With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.
Tags: Driver Health, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
A machine that works much like a giant inkjet printer can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional vinyl wraps for vehicles such as cargo vans and trailers, according to the distributor.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Graphics
May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has opened a new 46,000-square-foot, full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio.
Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership, Fyda Freightliner
The ATA, CVSA, NATSO Foundation and ATRI have all joined forces to announce a new truck parking initiative in Washington, D.C., aimed at making information on parking availability open to all drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking
Werner Enterprises has promoted Derek J. Leathers chief executive officer as part of a series of planned transitions in executive management.
Tags: Leadership, Werner Enterprises, People
The FMCSA is calling for the repair and inspection of certain cargo tank trailers manufactured by Trailers Y Tanques De Aluminio are not compliant with federal safety standards.
Tags: FMCSA, Tankers, Liquid Tank Trailers
May 11, 2016 - Press Release
National Truck Protection Co., Inc. (NTP), a provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, announced the introduction of a new Custom Claims Administration Service.
Tags: Claims Management, National Truck Protection
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Truckload rates on the spot freight market increased sharply in two of the three equipment types during the first week of May, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions and based on its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
Tags: UPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets
International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Tags: Cummins, International, Engines, Wi-Fi
In the past 12 months, truckload carriers have been facing declining equipment utilization despite solid financial gains driven by a better rate environment, according to TMW Systems’ latest Transportation & Logistics Study.
Tags: Utilization, Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics
The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for their commitment and dedication to fleet safety.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Safety, Awards, The Trucking Alliance
Federal officials have raised their expectations for diesel and gasoline prices this year and are predicting even larger hikes coming for 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carriers to participate in its annual update to the Operational Costs of Trucking Report.
Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI
Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.
Tags: New Facility, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Dealers, Texas, Tires
Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Tesla, New Vehicles
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