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May 8, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Appoints Werner Hugo SVP of Trucking Operations

USA Truck has announced that Werner Hugo, formerly of 7 Hills Transport, has joined its senior leadership team as senior vice president, trucking operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Stock in Danger of Being Delisted from NYSE

Celadon Group announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it has failed to meet the exchange's listing standard, which could result in the company’s stock being delisted.

Tags: Economy, Financial Report, Celadon Group, Stock

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Tags: TBEI, Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Unveils More Intuitive Website

Screenshot of SAF-Holland.us

SAF-Holland has announced the launch of its new website, SAFHolland.us, featuring a more intuitive and easier-to-navigate design.

Tags: Parts, New Website, SAF-Holland

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

STS Truck Services Wins HDA Service Award

STS Truck Services was recognized as the 2016 HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the organization’s annual Membership meeting in Orlando.

Tags: Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service

May 8, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

Photo: RealWheels

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Aerodynamics, RealWheels, Wheel Covers

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

McLeod Software Hires Kenneth Craig as Vice President

Ken Craig Photo courtesy McLeod Software

Transportation software provider McLeod Software has expanded its senior leadership team, adding Kenneth Craig as vice president of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, McLeod Software

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Mayors Push For Infrastructure Task Force

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed a task force on infrastructure aimed at working with President Trump and Congress to develop and pass a major infrastructure package. The task force will be headed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Tags: Infrastructure, Mayor, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Walmart Recognizes 12 Carriers of the Year

Photo: Walmart

Walmart Transportation has recognized 12 trucking and transportation providers as the retailer's 2016 Carriers of the Year, an honor given to companies that support Walmart-owned stores and facilities.

Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline is Monday

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

The deadline for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award is Monday, May 8, so get your nominations in before the end of the day.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Events

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in a Decade, Factory Orders Move Higher

Unemployment in the U.S. has fallen again, hitting its lowest level in a decade but minus any contribution from trucking in April, according to a new report released Friday. Meanwhile, a separate report shows some improvements in the nation’s struggling manufacturing sector.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Loss Grows, P.A.M. Transportation Profit Slips

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight and others saw its first quarter losses grow despite healthy shipment growth and improved pricing, while a truckload carrier saw lower profits but beat expectations.

Tags: ABF, PAM Transport, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Worldwide 1st Quarter Loss Doubles

Financial losses for YRC Worldwide Inc., parent to both national and regional less-than-truckload carriers, more than doubled in the first quarter of the year despite a small upturn in revenue.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

Photo: Jim Park

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

Tags: TRALA, Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism, TSA, Safety

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report: Things Are Good, Not Great

Photo: International

The outlook of fleets in the second quarter of 2017 was generally positive, but it was not much better than in the early part of the year, according to a survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

Tags: Productivity, Survey, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, CKCVR

May 4, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Offers OnGuardActive on T680, T880

A Kenworth T680 demonstrating the Meritor Wabco OnGuardActive safety system. Photo: Kenworth

The Meritor Wabco OnGuardActive radar-based safety system is now available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models.

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Meritor Wabco, T880, T680

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The mega-merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation has moved a step closer to completion with the Federal Trade Commission granting its approval.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Knight-Swift

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Hino Manufacturing Resets U.S. Management Structure

Logo: Hino

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. has appointed a new management team that includes a chairman, president, and two executive vice presidents that places emphasis on North American expertise, according to the truck maker.

Tags: Hino, Promotions, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A.

May 3, 2017 - Product News

Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Rendering courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

Tags: Vehicle Modifiers, Branding, Lightning Systems, Refuse Fleets

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Geotab to Track Fuel Efficiency for Run on Less Roadshow

Screenshot via Run on Less

Run on Less, a cross-country roadshow to showcase fuel efficiency advancements, has partnered with telematics provider Geotab to install its devices on all trucks participating in the three-week event to track their progress.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Geotab, NACFE, NACV Show

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Hold as Load Volume Gains Slightly

Graphic: DAT

The final week of any month usually means a bump in freight activity as shippers move goods prior to closing their books. However, the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards edged up just 2% for the the week ending April 29, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics Glows while USA Truck, Celadon Deal with Woes

One of the biggest names in trucking reported first quarter earnings this week showing it had turned its fortunes around for the better, while losses grew at another fleet and a third’s financial problems were surrounded not only by questions of its accounting practices but also about its long-term survival.

Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Swift Campaigning Digitally for Driving Force

Photo: Swift

Swift Transportation has announced a new strategic marketing campaign called Swift’s Driving Force that's aimed at reaching new drivers by highlighting the company’s culture, size, and emphasis on people.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Swift Transportation, Online Marketing

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Climb 4% in April

Class 8 truck orders had a solid month in April, meeting expectations and beating the previous month, according to early numbers from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR, Stifel Nicolaus

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