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December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Photo of Elon Musk via jdlasica/Flickr.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Albany XPO Drivers File for Teamsters Representation

Photo via Teamsters

Thirty-four drivers at the XPO Logistics facility in Albany, N.Y., have filed for representation with the Local 294 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union has announced.

Tags: Teamsters, XPO Logistics, Labor Unions, Unionization

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Stemco Promotes Stuhr to Aftermarket Sales Director for Americas

Component manufacturer Stemco has promoted Chip Stuhr to the position of director of aftermarket sales, Americas.

Tags: Leadership, People, Stemco

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Expands North American Distribution Network

Photo: Accuride

Component supplier Accuride has announced a strategic expansion of its North American distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Accuride, Distribution, Parts and Service

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Offers Loyalty Reward Programs

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new heavy-duty website to make it easier for technicians to find parts, as well as to sign up for two new rewards programs.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Loyalty Rewards Program, Federal-Mogul Motorparts

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Decline in November

Following a surge in October, same-dealer used Class 8 truck sales dropped 17% in November and prices fell by 3%.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales, Remarketing

December 21, 2017 - Product News

Uber Freight Adds Personalized Load-Matching Features

The Post My Truck feature allows drivers to plan ahead based on when their truck is expected have available capacity for loads. Image via Uber Freight

Uber Freight has announced two additions to its suite of personalized load-matching features aimed at improving the user experience.

Tags: Load Board, Uber, Mobile Apps, Uber for Trucking

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Retreat from Record Highs as Flatbeds Inch Higher

National average spot truckload rates for van and refrigerated freight eased down from record highs during the week ending Dec. 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tips for Winter Driving Conditions

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Winter weather amplifies the danger of being stranded, broken down or involved in an accident, and not being properly prepared with basic travel needs such as food, blankets, and water can lead to life-threatening scenarios.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow, Holiday Travel

December 21, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Schick

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Tags: India, Japan, Daimler, New Hire

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Summit Truck Group Partners with Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Summit Truck Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Fontaine Fifth Wheel that would position Fontaine as the preferred vendor for fifth wheels for all new, stock units ordered by Summit.

Tags: Partnership, Fontaine, Fifth Wheels, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers

December 20, 2017 - Product News

IdlePro Heavy-Duty Alternator Now Standard on International HX

Photo: Prestolite Electric

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Navistar on its International HX severe-duty vehicles.

Tags: Severe Duty, Alternators, Prestolite, Leece-Neville, International HX

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Forecast: Holiday Travel Will Reach Record Levels

Approximately 97.4 million will travel by car, a 3% year-over-year increase. Photo via Wikimedia/Minesweeper.

AAA’s latest research found that travel during the year-end holiday period from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

Tags: AAA, Car Rental, Holiday Travel

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Investment, Wabco, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Global

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales, New Home Building Surge

Existing-home sales moved higher for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, while new construction of single family homes surged to a 10-year high, according to two new reports.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Housing Starts

December 19, 2017 - Press Release

Ford Expands Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Ford Motor Company Fund is investing more than $1.2 million for expanded disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and collaborating with nonprofits to bring much-needed vehicles, supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities on the island, according to the company.

Tags: Hurricanes, Ford, Disaster Relief, Puerto Rico

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Quarterly Profit Jumps to $775 Million

Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. released on Tuesday its fiscal second quarter numbers showing significant hikes in both earnings and revenue.

Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings

December 19, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Automated Transmission Now Standard on Kenworth T680

Paccar's 12-speed automated transmission. Image: Paccar

Kenworth has announced that the 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Transmissions, T680

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Looking at How it Defines Personal Conveyance

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute<br />

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise its regulatory guidance on commercial-vehicle drivers legally using trucks as “personal conveyance” while off duty.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Canada Unveils Plan for its Own ELD Mandate

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. Photo via Wikimedia Commons<br />

Canada’s federal government has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices in trucks, largely echoing rules that officially took hold in the U.S. on Dec. 18.

Tags: Canada, Hours of Service, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Taps Clark to Head North America Unit

Scott Clark Photo: Michelin

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Tags: Michelin, Leadership, People

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Deliver Wreaths Across America

In 1992, Worcester donated remembrance wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. as a way to honor heroes during the holidays. Little did he imagine that 25 years later, the program would have expanded worldwide with an estimated 1.5 million volunteers arranging wreath-laying ceremonies in their hometowns.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking Inc. and vice chairman of the American Trucking Association (ATA), has donated the use of patriotic, custom-painted Freightliner trucks and their drivers to volunteer with Wreaths Across America for five years.

Tags: Freightliner, Veterans, Wreaths Across America

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Applauds Trump for Sticking with ELD Rule

The Trucking Alliance is applauding the Trump Administration for not delaying the ELD mandate deadline, calling it a victory for highway safety.

Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, ELDs, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Mandate

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has placed the largest order so far for Tesla&#39;s upcoming electric truck. Photo: Tesla

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

Tags: UPS, New Vehicle Sales, Tesla, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

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