November 5, 2015 - Industry News
Although Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) pulled an amendment he crafted to fix language regarded as detrimental to smaller carriers before the House passed its highway bill, the lawmaker told HDT that he will “continue to work” to correct the wording during the conferencing process.
November 5, 2015 - Product News
Web mapping and routing provider OnTerra Systems has introduced its RouteSavvy Premium API, a new version of its route optimization for software vendors and software development teams.
Tags: Mapping, Software, OnTerra, Routing, Delivery Fleets
November 5, 2015 - Press Release
Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery
Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest 1/2-ton pickup.
Tags: Ford F-150, On the Lighter Side, Corn Maze
Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Tags: Canada, Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Summit Holdings’ Board of Directors announced that, as part of the company’s succession plan, Justin Fink, currently president of the company, will also become Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group in January 2016.
Tags: C-Suite, Promotions, Summit Truck Group, Summit Holdings
November 4, 2015 - Industry News
The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions
November 4, 2015 - Product News
Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening
XPO Logistics, which closed this week on its purchase of Con-Way Inc., reported more revenue but a bigger loss in its third-quarter earnings report, while the mainly truckload fleet USA Truck showed a smaller profit.
Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
International Truck has announced the release of its Diamond Edge Certified Program to recognize dealers for their commitment to uptime and to drive awareness of the best performing dealers to customers.
Tags: International, Awards, Customer Service, Truck Dealers
New York City will install vehicle-to-vehicle technology in 10,000 buses, taxis, limousines, and city fleet vehicles as part of a $23 million federally funded initiative designed to reduce future congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: New York City, Connected Vehicle Technology, US DOT, Federal Grants
An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by the House of Representatives.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.
Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers
November 3, 2015 - Product News
Haldex is the recipient of Paccar's 2014 50 PPM Quality Award, the company has announced.
Tags: Paccar, Awards, Haldex, Suppliers
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Truck Leasing, Food and Beverage Fleets
The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.
Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Peterbilt, MX-11
Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.
Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Efficiency, Daimler Trucks, Germany
November 3, 2015 - Global News
MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.
Tags: MAN Trucks, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN TGE, Global
Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Westport, Fuel Injection
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