November 10, 2016 - Industry News
Georgia-based transportation company Bennett International has announced the creation of Boss Engineered Logistics, a non-asset based transportation logistics firm.
Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Bennett International Group
The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.
Tags: Recalls, 2014-MY, Isuzu NPR, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 9, 2016 - Industry News
Work Truck magazine, along with sister publications Automotive Fleet and HDT, is launching Work Truck eXchange (WTX) this week, Nov. 9 to 11, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tags: Automotive Fleet, Bobit Business Media, Work Truck Magazine, Fleet Events, Work Truck Exchange
The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software have announced the nominees for 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year.
Tags: ATD, NADA, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Truck Dealers
Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now how their vision of governing jointly will ultimately turn out.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, White House, Donald Trump
Infrastructure funding was bolstered by voters in several states on election day, with measures being passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Louisiana and Maine that direct money at the issue.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, State Legislation, Election Day
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index
November 9, 2016 - Press Release
Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.
Tags: Grant Funding, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks
Spot market truckload rates and the amount of available freight posted gains for the week ending Nov. 5 as the number of trucks posted slipped, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.
Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, Election Day, Donald Trump
The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG, Regulations, Forecast
November 8, 2016 - Industry News
The installation of a $4.8 million over-height vehicle detection system has been completed on two New York City parkways to prevent large trucks from hitting low-clearance bridges.
Tags: New York City, Bridges, Oversize Loads
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.
Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians
Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.
Tags: Workhorse, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Large Pickups, Duke Energy, City of Orlando, Workhorse W-15
With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.
Tags: Verizon, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon Networkfleet
November 7, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a network of 55 alternative fueling and charging corridors for electric, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane fuel vehicles.
Tags: Infrastructure, Fueling Station, Alternative Fuels, FHWA, Electric Vehicles
Two new reports paint slightly different pictures of cargo theft, but there is no doubt the problem continues, especially in certain parts of the country and for specific types of freight.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet, Security
The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Urban road conditions in major metropolitan areas are in terrible shape and could deteriorate further as traffic increases and transportation remains underfunded
Tags: Research, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding
Peterbilt is expanding its Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program to include PacLease trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty.
Tags: PacLease, Warranty, Peterbilt, Certified Pre-Owned, Used Trucks
Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.
Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telogis
November 4, 2016 - Industry News
Employers continued adding jobs in the U.S. during October, according to a new Labor Department report, and trucking was one of many industries that helped push the number higher.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has changed the name of its Roadrunner LTL operation to Roadrunner Freight as part of a rebranding effort to reposition the business as a cost-effective option.
Tags: LTL, Roadrunner Transportation, Rebranding
Total intermodal volume fell in the third quarter of 2016, according to an Intermodal Association of North America quarterly report.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA
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