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April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco to Supply Cummins with Air Compressors Globally

A Wabco air compressor for the Cummins’ ISX diesel engine used in heavy-duty trucks. Photo: Wabco

Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.

Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: UPS Jumps; YRC Improves; ODFL, Universal Lower

UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.

Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, UPS Freight, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Stalls in First Quarter

Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia, Patriot, Covenant and Celadon

The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.

Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Patriot Transportation, Saia, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Denso Supplies Diesel Aftertreatment Components to Hino

Photo via Denso Heavy Duty

Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.

Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Launches Quarterly “All-In Costs” Index

Image: Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”

Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, fleet costs, Leasing

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA to Co-Host Listening Sessions on Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

PeopleNet Certifies Zebra Handheld Computer

Image: Zebra Technologies

PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software

Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Hardly Budge from Week Before

The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.

Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

A. Duie Pyle Opens N.Y. Service Center

Transportation and supply chain solutions company A. Duie Pyle has opened a new transportation service center in Newburgh, N.Y.

Tags: New Facility, LTL, A. Duie Pyle

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash National Profit Soars Nearly 163% from Year Ago

Photo: Wabash National

Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

Photo via Teamsters Union

In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1.6B to Upgrade Truck Production

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.

Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Hub Group Leaps, C.H. Robinson Gains, Heartland Slips

Three more companies offering trucking and related services issued first quarter earnings reports on Tuesday, with each reporting very different results.

Tags: Economy, Earnings, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, Heartland Express

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

USA Truck Renames Asset-Light Business

Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Aftermarket Leader Passes Away

Jim Moss. Photo courtesy Moss family

Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.

Tags: Obituary

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Releases 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook.

Tags: Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, Hazmat, Emergency Response

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

More than 800 Recalled Volvos Still Need Steering Fix

Truck on the line at Volvo's New River Valley plant. File Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.

Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Paccar Loss; Allison Profit Falls

A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings

April 26, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Key Manufacturing Indicator Fails to Improve, Home Sales Slide

Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

On the NPTC show floor in Cincinnati. Photo: David Cullen

It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.

Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up, Oil Production Could Increase

The price of diesel fuel increased for the third week in a row, hitting an average price of $2.198 per gallon.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

PHOTO: GPS Insight

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, telematics

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Turnover Increases at Large Truckload Fleets

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets measured 102% in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing by two percentage points, according to the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Gains 4 Texas Locations

Photo via Reefer Pro Plus

Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.

Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops

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