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September 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA: Nearly 10% of Fatal Crashes Involved Distracted Driving

Distracted driving was cited as a contributing factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes in 2010, while that number nearly doubles (to 18%) for crashes where individuals were injured, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Convoy to Raise Money for Special Olympics

Truckers from all over the United States and Canada are set to participate in the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2012

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Names Brake Friction Material Registrar

Brake manufacturers named an official registrar to show compliance with new rules in California and Washington limiting the amount of copper and other materials used in brake friction products

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Norpass Partners with Drivewyze

Norpass and Drivewyze say they'll work together to offer expanded bypass services to existing Norpass carriers

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2012 - Industry News

European OEMs Lobby for Incentives for Cleaner Trucks

Harrie Schippers (center), CEO of Paccar subsidiary DAF, flanked by, from left, Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Scania, Andreas Renschler, CEO of Daimler Trucks, Ivan Hodac, secretary general of ACEA, and Georg Pachta-Reyhofen, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus.

HANOVER, Germany - During a press conference at IAA, the International CV-Show in Hanover, the commercial vehicle members of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association cautioned that the benefits of the latest emission-reducing technologies will not be felt unless new vehicles actually are put on the roads

September 23, 2012 - Industry News

Iveco Stralis Hi-Way awarded 'European Truck of the Year 2013' at IAA

The Iveco Stralis Hi-Way, the European Truck of the Year, has an innovative emissions solution.

HANOVER, Germany - The Iveco Stralis Hi-Way was elected Truck of the Year 2013 by a jury of 25 commercial vehicle journalists from 25 magazines and as many markets throughout Europe

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

80-mph Limits Made Permanent on Two Stretches of I-15 in Utah

After a three-year-long study, the state of Utah will be permanently setting the speed limit at 80 mph for two sections of Interstate 15

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

Grant money in New Jersey for Snow and Ice Removal Facilities

Grant money has been made available in the state of New Jersey for snow and ice removal equipment for commercial vehicles

September 21, 2012 - Industry News

Atlanta's I-285 to See Variable Speed Limit Signs

Atlanta's I-285, a perimeter route legendary for its congestion, will soon be seeing a new technology meant to help move traffic along.

Tags: Highways

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

TrailerTail Available in Europe, Pending Exemption, ATDynamics Says

HANOVER, Germany -- ATDynamics says it's introducing its TrailerTail and a shorter Eco50 product in Europe, pending a change in the European Union's length limits which currently preclude their use

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Remains Soft in August

Weakness at the front end of the demand cycle for heavy duty commercial vehicles persisted into August, although underlying fundamentals are healthy, according to ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Medium-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improves, But Doesn't Impact Satisfaction

Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler to Push More Vertical Integration with Engine-Transmission 'Modules' Next Year

HANOVER, Germany - (CORRECTED) Daimler Trucks intends to push for vertically integrated components in its American Freightliner and Western Star models, and next year will begin offering engine-transmission "modules" that promise greater efficiency for customers

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Inspector General: SmartWay Works Well But Needs Data Verification

SmartWay, the voluntary truck fuel economy and sustainability program run by the Environmental Protection Agency, is working well but needs to ensure that carrier data remains valid, says the agency's Inspector General Arthur Elkins

September 20, 2012 - Industry News

East Coast/Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted

A looming strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports has been averted for the time being

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx, Nissan Expand Testing of Electric Nissan e-NV200

HANOVER, Germany - Nissan unveiled the all-new 100% electric Panel Van version e-NV200 Concept, decorated with Nissan and FedEx graphics and logos, at the 64th IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Increases Biodiesel Production Requirements to 1.28 Billion Gallons

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will require 1.28 billion gallons of bio-based diesel production in 2013, finalizing a standard it proposed more than a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Expands Refrigerated Trailer Plant in Virginia

Construction at Utility's reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Virginia is underway.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Looking for Comment on Truck Parking

The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey on truck parking information needs and system requirements

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Kansas Trucking Company for Extreme Hours of Service Violations

Drivers for HP Distribution LLP were found to have egregious logbook violations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC, to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious hours-of-service and other safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Website, Appreciation Week Events Aim to Help Truckers Stay Healthy

EGears, which offers online and video-based education for truck drivers, is also launching a website and resource: TheHealthyTrucker.net.

Tags: Events

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions Names CFO

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Figures Show Cargo Theft Drop from Second Quarter

The summer months saw a drop in cargo thefts compared to the second quarter, but there was a slight increase in the theft of electronics, auto/parts and pharmaceuticals, according to numbers compiled by FreightWatch International

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Announces Dallas Headquarters

Con-way Multimodal, a freight brokerage division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, named Dallas as the location for its business headquarters

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Debuts New Energy-Efficient Warehouse

Old Dominion Freight Line, based in Thomasville, N.C., is debuting a 160,000-square-foot rooftop solar panel system its warehouse. This is the third largest of its kind in North Carolina

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