June 18, 2015 - Industry News
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Cargomatic announced that Sean Whiteley has joined the company as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for the company.
Tags: Information Technology, People, Shippers, Load Board, Logistics
Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.
Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Technician Training, Technicians
Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.
Tags: PACCAR, Fleet Advantage, Truck Fleets
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers
Tags: Customer Service, Refuse Trucks, Mixer, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.
Tags: Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.
Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles
Cummins has kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile event showcasing the company’s current and future technologies.
Tags: Cummins, Technology, ISX15
National average spot market freight rates remained at high levels last week, holding steady in all three equipment categories after seeing a large increase in the first week of June.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.
Tags: Biofuels, Federal Grants, Ethanol Fueling Stations, E-85, E-15, Ethanol
Con-way Inc., announced that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named president of its less-than-truckload subsidiary Con-way Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Leadership, People, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel
Meritor announced that it has made a $50,000 contribution to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees.
Tags: Meritor, Veterans, Donations
A U.S. District Court has ruled that Walmart had violated minimum wage laws by failing to adequately pay its drivers for all of the time they were under the company's control.
Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products, according to the custom chassis manufacturer.
Tags: Freightliner, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
And the top winner of the 33rd Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is… drumroll, please: Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., who shined his 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer combination all the way to score “Best in Show.”
The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.
Tags: Drug Testing, Events, Drugged Driving, State Laws, Driving Safety
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).
Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, EV Charging Stations, State Grants
June 15, 2015 - Product News
Meritor is adding dedicated customer support for aftermarket differential- and transmission-component rebuilders enrolled in the Drivetrain Direct program.
Tags: Customer Service, Meritor, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Drivetrains
SAF-Holland announced that Mike Kamsickas has been named the new president of the Powered Vehicle Systems Business Unit, replacing Jack Gisinger who will be retiring.
Tags: Leadership, People, SAF-Holland
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