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June 7, 2016 - Industry News

TBC Brands Expands Field Sales Personnel

Tire distributor TBC Brands has expanded its commercial truck tire team, naming David Smothers its field sales engineer and Dave Dugan as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.

Tags: Sales, Tires, TBC, People, Distributors

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Reports First Quarterly Profit in 3 Years

Orders for new HX vocational trucks and tractors are already at 70% of what was expected for the entire fiscal year, Navistar said. Photo: Navistar International

Strong parts sales offset slumps in other areas, but softening of the North American truck market will make continued profits doubtful, the company said.

Tags: Navistar, Financial Report, Earnings, Quarterly Report, Quarterly Earnings

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

TRB Website Details “Transformational Technologies”

Image: TRB

The Transportation Research Board has launched a special webpage devoted to what it calls "Transformational Technologies."

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, TRB, Transportation Research

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Image: Screenshot from Accuride YouTube Channel

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up 2 Cents for the Week

The average price of diesel fuel has risen by a few cents, continuing a trend toward rising energy costs in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Systems Strike Alliance

Photo: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.

Tags: Agility Fuel Systems, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, CNG, Strategic Alliance

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Kicks Off this Week

The 2015 SuperRigs Best of Show winner Photo: Shell Rotella

The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is set to take place from June 9-11 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Shell SuperRigs

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

Federal Phase 2 GHG/MPG rules are a step closer to being finalized. Image: Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.

Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo to Showcase Refuse Truck Models at WasteExpo

Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Events, Refuse Fleet, Volvo Trucks North America

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Cut 1,240 Jobs

DTNA has announced a workforce reduction across its North American production facilities, laying off about 1,240 workers in response to sustained reductions in truck orders.

Tags: Economy, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts

June 6, 2016 - Press Release

Westman Freightliner Now Harrison Truck Centers

Effective immediately, Westman Freightliner, a heavy- and medium-duty truck dealership group with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now named Harrison Truck Centers.

Tags: Harrison Truck Centers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Diesel Silverado HD Improves Air Intake

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD courtesy of GM.

The diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado HD will add an improved air intake system for the 2017 model year that pushes cool, dry air through a hood scoop.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, 2017-MY

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Debut Refuse Powertrains at WasteExpo

Mack LR model refuse truck Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will showcase its 2017 powertrain lineup at WasteExpo 2016, including the public debut of its newest Mack MP series engines, the company announced.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Industry Event, Powertrains, Refuse Fleet

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Conference & Exhibition

Bill Graves speaking at the 2015 MCE. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, to be held form Oct. 1-4, in Las Vega at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Tags: ATA, Events, ATA MC&E

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Orders Muted in Heavy and Medium Segments

Both heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected to have a subdued May, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Names New Manufacturing VP

Great Dane has named 32-year industry veteran Brian Sage the company’s executive vice president of manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, People, Great Dane, Trailers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Prime Inc. to Pay Over $3 million to Settle EEOC Suit

To settle a suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Prime Trucking, Inc., which does business as Prime Inc., will pay over $3.1 million and make job offers to more than 60 women who were deemed negatively affected by the company’s same-sex driver trainer policy.

Tags: Prime Inc., EEOC

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Bolsters Delivery Services Through Acquisitions

Schneider has announced the simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso, bringing final mile delivery, claims-free handling and a new technology platform to the carrier.

Tags: Schneider, Mergers & Acquisitions, Last Mile Delivery

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage Earns Technology Leadership Award

Fleet Advantage has been awarded the Technology Leadership Award for Fleet TCO Optimization Solutions in North America from industry research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Information Technology, Frost & Sullivan, Fleet Advantage, Awards, Analytics

June 2, 2016 - Product News

Gates Targets Audiences With New Promotions

Photo: Gates

Heavy-duty product manufacturer Gates Corporation has announced its 2016 heavy-duty aftermarket and automotive marketing programs and promotions.

Tags: Aftermarket, Marketing, Promotions, Gates

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Maintenance Pointers Ahead of CVSA Roadcheck

Photo: Bendix

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck starting on June 7, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering key points on inspecting and maintaining its components.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck, Preventative Maintenance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

NTEA Summit Offers Solutions for Industry Leaders

NTEA is holding its Executive Leadership Summit from Oct. 25 -26 at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, offering insights into economic, regulatory and business trends for industry leaders.

Tags: NTEA, Leadership, Events, NTEA Executive Leadership Summit

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Defense Partners to Produce Armored Vehicle

Photo: Mack Defense

Mack Defense has announced a partnership with JWF Defense Systems for the assembly of the Mack Defense Lakota 6x6 vehicle system.

Tags: Military, Mack Trucks, Military Vehicles

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Long-Time DirecTV Fleet Manager Joins Adrian Steel

Morris

Brandon Morris was named fleet account executive of telecommunications for Adrian Steel. He assumed this position in May, and will be based in Centennial, Colo.

Tags: Adrian Steel, New Hire, DirecTV

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