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November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Bennett International Creates New Logistics Company

Georgia-based transportation company Bennett International has announced the creation of Boss Engineered Logistics, a non-asset based transportation logistics firm.

Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Bennett International Group

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

Tags: Recalls, 2014-MY, Isuzu NPR, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

HDT, Work Truck Magazine's Hosted Buyer's Event Begins

Photo by Scott Bain.

Work Truck magazine, along with sister publications Automotive Fleet and HDT, is launching Work Truck eXchange (WTX) this week, Nov. 9 to 11, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Bobit Business Media, Work Truck Magazine, Fleet Events, Work Truck Exchange

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

ATD Announces 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees

The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software have announced the nominees for 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year.

Tags: ATD, NADA, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Truck Dealers

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

President-elect Donald Trump has grand plans for infrastructure, but how will he and Congress fund them? Image via Twiiter @realDonaldTrump

Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now how their vision of governing jointly will ultimately turn out.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, White House, Donald Trump

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 8, 2016 - Industry News

How Will Verizon Integrate Acquisitions?

Logos courtesy of Verizon and Fleetmatics.

With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.

Tags: Verizon, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet

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: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, 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, Rebranding

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

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