April 12, 2016 - Industry News
A new fuel price forecast from the U.S. Energy Department shows little change from expectations a month ago for the price of diesel, but the outlook for gasoline has moved a little higher.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices, Economy, Forecast, U.S. Department of Energy
Women In Trucking honored nearly 200 female professional drivers with its 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Events, Women Drivers
Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking and transportation partners as its 2015 Carriers of the Year.
Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes, and for a chance at being featured in the 2017 Super Rigs Calendar.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs, Events
Airflow solutions company Horton Holding has appointed Terry Schilling Gilberstadt as its vice chairman and corporate secretary.
Tags: Leadership, Fans, People, Horton
DHL Express has begun its first Safe Driving Rodeo competition that puts 180 of its U.S. couriers to the test for 112 workdays to promote DHL’s safety culture by having drivers engage in friendly head-to-head competition.
Tags: DHL, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Safe Driving Competition, Delivery Fleets
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup a Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.
Tags: Ford F-150, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Ford, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
A decline in the price of diesel fuel was not meant to last, as prices once again increased only a week after the first drop in a month and a half.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
In accordance with a provision of the FAST Act highway bill, the Department of Transportation has formed the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Formula Working Group.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, MCSAP
The Morgantown, W. Va., city council has lost an appeal to regulate traffic along Route 7 in its jurisdiction based on size and weight.
Tags: Regulations, West Virginia, Truck Weight, Court Ruling
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
Spot market freight volume got a 38% percent boost from seasonal freight in March, but the DAT North American Freight Index remains at one of its lowest levels in years, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 8, 2016 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises announced plans to consolidate its Navistar Division dealership network to reduce expenses and remain efficient in affected areas of operation.
Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Truck Dealers
Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt has received the 2016 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
April 8, 2016 - Product News
Exhaust system manufacturer Borla Performance has announced that they will offer Borla aftermarket exhaust system components and complete exhaust systems to the commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, Exhaust
The Women In Trucking Association announced the 13 members of its 2016 Image Team at the 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Image, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions
Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PACCAR, Class 6
“Carriers will always know what their [safety fitness] target is,” Joe DeLorenzo, Director of Enforcement and Compliance, told reporters during an April 7 briefing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rulemaking on Safety Fitness Determination.
Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
April 7, 2016 - Product News
The load tracking platform FourKites has been integrated with McLeod Software’s PowerBroker, adding tracking capabilities for users of the brokerage management software.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, McLeod Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites
Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford, Parts and Service, Billing
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck will now offer IMMI’s RollTek seat with side-roll protection as an option for the ProStar truck.
Tags: driver safety, International Trucks, ProStar, Air Bags
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