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May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

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 Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Photo: Peterbilt

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

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Honors Marangoni With Partner of the Year Award

Mike Elliott of M-S Logistics (left) hands the Partner of the Year Award to Bill Sweatman, president of Marangoni Tread N.A. Photo: Marangoni Tread N.A.

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

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Offers Help in Alberta Fire

Screenshot via RedCross.ca

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

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

$23 Million Phoenix Kenworth Dealership Opens

Photo: Inland Kenworth

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 Thermo & Comfort North America Appoints New CEO

Mark Denny Photo: Webasto

Webasto’s North America Thermo & Comfort Division has appointed Mark Denny as its new president and CEO.

Tags: Leadership, People, Webasto

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Heico Acquires German Cargo Securement Products Company

Photo via Wistra

Cargo securement manufacturer and supplier Heico has acquired Wistra GmbH Cargo Control, a German cargo securement products company.

Tags: Cargo Securement, Ancra, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Former Driver Involved in Deadly Shooting at Knight Facility

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 Offers Composite Van Partitions

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

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

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Automotive Distribution Network Offers Members Telematics Solution

Photo via Innova Fleet Services

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

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Aljex Offers Auto-Posting for Load Boards

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

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Roadrunner Profit Dives; XPO, USA Truck Report Losses

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

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

AMP Americas Launches Biogas Division

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

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Stall, Available Loads Increase

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 Awards $23.6 Million for Electric Drayage Trucks

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

First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Screenshot via Mitchel 1

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

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Photo: Uniroyal Tire

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

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Monthly Class 8 truck orders. Source: FTR

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

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Supports Industry Job Board

Screenshot via AutoCareCareers.org

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

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Logistic Dynamics Offers Freight Tracking With MacroPoint

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

Fleets: No 'Doom and Gloom' Over Slowing Environment

Source: CK Commercial Vehicle Research

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

Partnership Offers Combined CNG Vehicle and Fueling Solution

Photo: Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

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

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Prices Increase 7 Cents in a Week

Source: EIA

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

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

Photo of 10-speed transmission and 3.5L EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

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

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Steering

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 courtesy of GM.

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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