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November 9, 2016 - Industry News

States Vote to Bolster Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure funding was bolstered by voters in several states on election day, with measures being passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Louisiana and Maine that direct money at the issue.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, State Legislation, Election Day

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Fall for Second Straight Month

Freight Transportation Services Index, September 2011 - September 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index

November 9, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Photo courtesy of Orange EV

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

Tags: Grant Funding, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Rise for Vans, Reefers as Demand Increases

Spot market truckload rates and the amount of available freight posted gains for the week ending Nov. 5 as the number of trucks posted slipped, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Congratulates President-Elect Trump

The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, Election Day, Donald Trump

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

CNG, LPG Vehicle Market to Grow 10% a Year by 2022

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG, Regulations, Forecast

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

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