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July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Partners with Army to Help Soldiers Obtain CDLs

Photo via R&R Trucking

R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.

Tags: U.S. Army, CDL, Driver Training, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth's Body Builder Manual Assists in Planning

A bumper to back-of-cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches enables the K270 and K370 (pictured) to haul more payload with a shorter overall length. (PHOTO: Kenworth)

The manual contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation.

Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Upfitters, Body Builders

July 8, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Left Out of Employment Surge

While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

July 8, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Automatic Transmission on T880 Short Hood

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced the option for a 7-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission on its 116.5-inch BBC T880 short hood.

Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Vocational Trucks, Kenworth T880, Automatic Transmissions

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Scholarship Set Up in Memory of Aftermarket Leader

Jim Moss Photo courtesy Moss Family

Set up in his honor, the Jim Moss, Aftermarket Legend, Scholarship will be awarded to a college student whose studies focus in the aftermarket or heavy duty industry.

Tags: Leadership, Obituary, Aftermarket, People, Scholarships

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Taking Closer Look at Non-Preventable Crashes

Image: Minnesota DOT

Findings from a proposed demo program could lead FMCSA to allow the removal of certain non-preventable crashes so they do not count against a carrier’s crash-indicator score.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability

July 7, 2016 - Product News

Pana-Pacific Partners With Lytx on Video Telematics

Pana-Pacific has chosen Lytx as its sole video telematics partner, selling and installing Lytx DriveCam program through the company’s heavy-duty truck dealerships.

Tags: DriveCam, Driver Behavior, Lytx, Suppliers

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

California Launches Study to Look at Mileage-Based Tax

Photo via California Road Charge Program

The California Department of Transportation has launched a nine-month pilot program to test a pay-by-the-mile financing model to possibly replace the gas tax in the state.

Tags: Taxes, Caltrans, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty to Offer Driver-Assist Technologies

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has announced 17 new driver-assist features for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup.

Tags: Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, Ford Super Duty, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2017-MY

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Charges Dropped Against Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

Criminal charges have been dropped against Total Transportation of Mississippi in relation to a fatal accident involving one of its drivers that killed five people in April 2015.

Tags: Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Automatic Braking

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Exhibitors Committing to New North American Commercial Vehicle Show

View of Atlanta skyline from Centennial Olympic Park across the street from the GWCC. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

With most major truck makers and tier one component suppliers already committed to next year’s new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga., organizers say nearly half of the expected exhibit space is already spoken for.

Tags: Events, NACV Show, North American Commercial Vehicle Show

July 7, 2016 - Product News

Carrier Logistics Integration Offers Alternative to EDI

Image via project44

Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.

Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Stations to Cross 39K by 2026

According to the new report from Navigant Research, the total number of NG refueling stations globally is expected to reach almost 39,300 locations by 2026. (PHOTO: NADA)

A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Nominations Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.

Tags: sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Chinese Tires

Photo by Jim Park

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23%.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Innova Acquires Telematics Provider

Innova Electronics Corporation has acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC and will now be able to offer a full suite of aftermarket parts and services.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Innova Electronics

July 6, 2016 - Product News

TMW Launches Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions

TMW Systems has launched software-as-a-service versions of its Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Explorer and Visual Analytics solutions that offer business intelligence and analytics for for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: SaaS, TMW Systems, Analytics, Big Data

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Post Weekly, Monthly Gains

Rates on the spot truckload freight market either moved higher or remained the same for the week ending June 2. The number of loads jumped 10% while shippers rushed to move freight before the end of the quarter and the start of the July 4 weekend, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 6, 2016 - Product News

Kenworth Adds In-Cab Satellite TV Package for T680 Sleeper

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.

Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Demand Hits 4-Year Low

Class 8 truck order numbers have hit their lowest point in at least four years, with demand remaining depressed so far in 2016.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

July 6, 2016 - Industry News

Large Truckload Fleets See 13% Drop in Turnover

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.

Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Plateau While Oil Markets Evaluate Brexit

The price of diesel fuel remained relatively unchanged for the third straight week and the energy markets are still feeling the effects from the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

July 5, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Adds Trailer & Cargo Tracking Solution

Omnitracs has announced a new solution that allows fleet managers to track trailers and cargo called Omnitracs Trailer Tracks 150.

Tags: Asset Management, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

VW Settlement Includes Funds for Truck Emissions Reduction

Part of Volkswagen AG’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its emissions-cheating scandal will fund diesel emissions-reduction efforts in the heavy-duty truck industry.

Tags: Volkswagen, Federal Trade Commission, NOx, Diesel Emission Reduction Act, Emissions Reduction

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

Image: Minnesota DOT; photo by Julie Bottolfson

Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.

Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA

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