September 21, 2015 - Industry News
Vipar Heavy Duty has announced that its VHD Equipment Network of distributors will transition into the Power Heavy Duty network on Jan. 1, 2016.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Mergers & Acquisitions, Distribution
Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Home Sales
Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking
September 21, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software has partnered with HubTran to offer back office document management for its transportation management software.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Aljex Software, Document Management, Integration, Information Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Global OEM engine cooling manufacturer TitanX announced plans to enter the North American market under the name TitanXend.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Engines, Cooling Systems
Mark Rourke has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has been with Scneider since 1987.
Tags: Leadership, People, Schneider
Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Norfolk Southern
Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes
A measure of the health of the nation’s economy and where it's headed moved slightly higher, but one analyst says the rate of growth remains unimpressive.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators
Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.
Tags: DTNA, EPA, GHG emissions
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
Citing the need for “additional coordination,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a “new projected date” of October 30th for issuing its final rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices.
Tags: FMCSA, ELD
The Truckload Carriers Association has come out strongly against legislation that would enable individual states to raise the GCW limit for trucks operating on Interstate highways from the current 80,000 to 91,000 pounds on tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Truckload Carriers Association, Truck Size/Weight
September 17, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is now in production, the company announced.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay
Following a highly anticipated two-day meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee announced it is keeping interest rates unchanged, despite earlier indications it was moving toward a hike.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
As part of a global, company-wide initiative, DHL Express has replaced approximately 75 percent of its 3,100-vehicle U.S. fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2014 and 2015, the parcel delivery company announced.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.
Tags: FTR, Truckstop.com
The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.
Tags: Grant Funding, Department of Labor, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Driver Training
September 16, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced enhanced integration between SkyBitz’s asset management and TMW’s TruckMate transportation management system during TMW’s user conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 14-16.
Tags: Asset Management, TruckMate, TMW Systems, SkyBitz, Integration
The 34th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Joplin Convention center in Joplin, Mo., the company announced.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs
Rates and the amount of available freight on the spot market continue to be lackluster, but there is an indication prices could pick up at least somewhat in the near future.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
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