May 9, 2016 - Industry News
Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane AutoGas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Aerodynamics, NACFE, Day cabs
M-S Logistics has presented their Partner of the Year award to Marangoni Tread North America. The award was presented by M-S Logistics’ safety and maintenance director Mike Elliott.
Tags: Tires, Awards, Retreads, Marangoni
The Canadian Trucking Alliance is asking its members to donate to the Red Cross to help thousands of people who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada.
Tags: Fire, Red Cross, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Donations
The truck dealership group Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of an 83-acre business park with a truck stop, truck wash, and trailer dealership.
Tags: Kenworth, Arizona, Truck Dealers, Dealers
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
Webasto’s North America Thermo & Comfort Division has appointed Mark Denny as its new president and CEO.
Tags: Leadership, People, Webasto
Cargo securement manufacturer and supplier Heico has acquired Wistra GmbH Cargo Control, a German cargo securement products company.
Tags: Cargo Securement, Ancra, Mergers & Acquisitions
A former Knight Transportation truck driver killed one man and injured two others before committing suicide at a Knight facility in Katy, Texas.
Tags: People, Knight Transportation
May 5, 2016 - Product News
Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.
Tags: Adrian Steel, Partitions, Cargo Van
The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Software, Vehicle Tracking
Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.
Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com
Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
AMP Americas has launched ampRENEW, a biogas division dedicated to the company’s growing renewable fuel business that has entered into fueling agreements with Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems.
Tags: Renewable Fuel, Dillon Transport, AMP Americas, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.
Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.
Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops
Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance
Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.
Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment
Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.
Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.
Tags: Research, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
May 3, 2016 - Product News
Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mainstay Fuel Technologies
The price of a gallon of diesel fuel rose by nearly 7 cents last week, continuing a streak of rising prices since the beginning of the year.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions
The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.
Tags: Cadillac, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Recalls, GMC Yukon, GMC Sierra, GMC, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY
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