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April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel, Gasoline Costs Expected to Remain Low

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

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

200 Drivers Honored in Salute to Women Behind the Wheel

Photo: Women In Trucking

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

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Walmart Announces Carrier of the Year Honorees

Photo: Walmart

Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking and transportation partners as its 2015 Carriers of the Year.

Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

A roadside safety inspection. Photo: U.S. DOT

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

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Super Rigs Contest Set for June in Joplin, Mo.

A parade on Friday night is part of the festivities. This year it'll be on June 10. Judging will be June 9-11.

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

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Horton Holding Names Vice Chairman

Terry Schilling Gilberstadt Photo: Horton Holding

Airflow solutions company Horton Holding has appointed Terry Schilling Gilberstadt as its vice chairman and corporate secretary.

Tags: Leadership, Fans, People, Horton

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

DHL Drivers Compete in Safe Driving Rodeo

DHL Express' drivers will be taking part in a Safe Driving Rodeo from April 4 to Sept. 30 operating in Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, similar to the European version shown here. Photo: DHL Express

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

F-150 SuperCrew, SuperCab Draw Top Safety Pick

Photo of F-150 SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Again After Brief Drop

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Forms Safety-Grant Allocation Panel

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

West Virginia City Loses Appeal to Regulate Heavy Truck Traffic

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

CP Drops Norfolk Southern Merger Bid

Image: Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.

Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

YRC Freight Adds Accelerated Shipping Service

Photo: YRC Freight

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Measure Remains Low Despite Improvement

Seasonal freight volumes got a 38% boost from seasonal freight in March according to the DAT North American Freight index. Compared to February, van freight availability increased 25%, flatbed volume rose 64% and reefer volume added 16%. Graphic: DAT Solutions

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 Consolidates Dealership Network to Reduce Expenses

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

April 8, 2016 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Executive Wins Distinguished Women In Logistics Award

Shelley Simpson, chief marketing officer, executive vice president and president, integrated capacity solutions and truck, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Photo via WIT

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

Borla to Offer Exhausts for Commercial Vehicle Industry

Photo: Borla Performance

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

April 8, 2016 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Introduces 2016 Image Team

Photo: Women In Trucking

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

BestDrive Expands Midwest Presence Through Brahler’s Acquisition

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

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

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

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA: Safety-Fitness Proposal Gives Carriers Fixed Target

Photo: U.S. DOT

“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.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks driving in a connected convoy (truck platoon) using the Highway Pilot Connect system. Photo: Daimler

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

FourKites Load Tracking Integrates with McLeod's PowerBroker

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

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Fleet Care Replaces Quality Fleet Care Billing Tool

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 Offers Side Roll Protection on ProStar

Photo via International Truck

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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