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November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Over-Height Detection System Installed in NYC

Photo: NY.gov

The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.

Tags: New York City, Bridges, Oversize Loads

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

Photo: ATA

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Tags: Workhorse, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Large Pickups, Duke Energy, City of Orlando, Workhorse W-15

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT to Set Up Alternative-Fuel Corridors

Source: Federal Highway Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a network of 55 alternative fueling and charging corridors for electric, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane fuel vehicles.

Tags: Infrastructure, Fueling Station, Alternative Fuels, FHWA, Electric Vehicles

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Theft Figures Mixed, Overall Value of Heists Falls

Cargo theft incident frequency. Graphic: CargoNet

Two new reports paint slightly different pictures of cargo theft, but there is no doubt the problem continues, especially in certain parts of the country and for specific types of freight.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet, Security

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly, Crude Oil Up on OPEC, Election News

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Nearly a Third of Major Urban Roads in Poor Condition

Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded

Tags: Research, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds PacLease Trucks to Red Oval Program

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt is expanding its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty.

Tags: PacLease, Warranty, Peterbilt, Certified Pre-Owned, Used Trucks

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet, Telogis

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Helps Boost Overall Employment, Factory Activity Up

Employers continued adding jobs in the U.S. during October, according to a new Labor Department report, and trucking was one of many industries that helped push the number higher.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Roadrunner LTL Becomes Roadrunner Freight

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has changed the name of its Roadrunner LTL operation to Roadrunner Freight as part of a rebranding effort to reposition the business as a cost-effective option.

Tags: LTL, Roadrunner Transportation, Branding

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Reflect Sluggish Market Conditions

Total intermodal volume fell in the third quarter of 2016, according to an Intermodal Association of North America quarterly report.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA

November 4, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Expands Telematics Offering for More Fleet Types

Image via Omnitracs

Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.

Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Small Fleets, Short-Haul

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: USA Truck Reports Quarterly Loss

The trucking company USA Truck reported on Friday that its financial picture turned slightly negative in the third quarter of the year as it continues to move to a more asset-light business

Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Fleet Earnings

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Breaks Ground for New Mississippi Truck-Tire Plant

Artist's rendering of Continental's Clinton, Mississippi plant when completed. Image: Continental

Output from the Clinton, Miss.plant will eventually supplement existing truck tire production from Continental's Mt. Vernon, Ill. facility, which is now at capacity of 3.2 million tires per year. Construction will formally begin in 2018, with the first tires coming off the line in late 2019.

Tags: Continental Tires, Truck Tires

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Early Class 8 Order Numbers Flat for the Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

November 3, 2016 - Product News

Noregon TripVision Added to Geotab Marketplace

Image via Noregon

Noregon’s recently released TripVision vehicle health monitoring solution for heavy-duty trucks has been made available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Noregon Systems, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Monitoring

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Profit Falls, Celadon Reports Loss

The parent of a company primarily known for its less-than-truckload fleet saw its profit fall by nearly a third while a separate carrier that provides long-haul truckload and other services moved into the red, according to newly released earnings numbers.

Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Adds Maudlin International to its Dealer Network

Photo: Wabash National

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National has added Florida-based Maudlin International to its dealer network.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Wabash National

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colonial Pipeline Expected Back Online by Saturday

The Colonial Pipeline Co. hopes to bring a significant gasoline supply line back online by Saturday, less than a week after a blast that could reduce gasoline supply to the Southeast and Northeast, Reuters has reported.

Tags: OSHA, Fuel Management, Gasoline Prices

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

TA Expands Commercial Tire Operations

Photo: TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America has expanded its commercial tire business by forming the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.

Tags: Tires, TravelCenters of America, Parts and Service

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO, Roadrunner Report Improved Earnings

While many trucking operations have reported lower third quarter profits during this earnings season, there were two exceptions on Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Roadrunner Transportation, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

November 2, 2016 - Product News

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

Photo: Telogis

Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: MRM, Telogis

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