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May 5, 2016 - Product News

Adrian Steel Offers Composite Van Partitons

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Partitions, Cargo Van

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Automotive Distribution Network Offers Members Telematics Solution

Photo via Innova Fleet Services

The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Software, Vehicle Tracking

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Aljex Offers Auto-Posting for Load Boards

Aljex Software has implemented a new feature called Auto-Post for its trucking module, allowing dispatchers and asset managers to post available equipment to load boards with a single click.

Tags: Dispatch, Brokers, Load Board, Aljex Software, Truckstop.com

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Roadrunner Profit Dives; XPO, USA Truck Report Losses

Loose capacity and a sluggish economy in the first quarter helped drive down earnings for Roadrunner, XPO and USA Truck.

Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, USA Truck, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

AMP Americas Launches Biogas Division

AMP Americas has launched ampRENEW, a biogas division dedicated to the company’s growing renewable fuel business that has entered into fueling agreements with Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Dillon Transport, AMP Americas, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Stall, Available Loads Increase

The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, but rates showed hardly any improvements.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards $23.6 Million for Electric Drayage Trucks

California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.

Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks

May 4, 2016 - Product News

First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Screenshot via Mitchel 1

Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.

Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Photo: Uniroyal Tire

Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Projected to Fall for the 4th Straight Month

Monthly Class 8 truck orders. Source: FTR

Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall for the fourth month in a row, highlighting a weaker freight environment in the trucking industry, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.

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

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Supports Industry Job Board

Screenshot via AutoCareCareers.org

HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.

Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Logistic Dynamics Offers Freight Tracking With MacroPoint

Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.

Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets: No 'Doom and Gloom' Over Slowing Environment

Source: CK Commercial Vehicle Research

Recently surveyed truck fleets are not reporting “doom and gloom” despite a slowing industry environment and a desire for more freight by some, according to the Q2 CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Report.

Tags: Research, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research

May 3, 2016 - Product News

Partnership Offers Combined CNG Vehicle and Fueling Solution

Photo: Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mainstay Fuel Technologies

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Prices Increase 7 Cents in a Week

Source: EIA

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel rose by nearly 7 cents last week, continuing a streak of rising prices since the beginning of the year.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150's 3.5L Turbo, Adds 10-Speed

Photo of 10-speed transmission and 3.5L EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

The 2017 F-150 will arrive with a more powerful twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed transmission to deliver improved acceleration and performance than the prior model, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Transmissions

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Steering

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 courtesy of GM.

The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.

Tags: Cadillac, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Recalls, GMC Yukon, GMC Sierra, GMC, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Gross-weight hike is primarily for users of specialized bodies, said Mercedes-Benz Vans in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Accuride Losses Widen, Cummins Profit Declines

Lower North American truck sales led to lower financials compared to a year ago for two Indiana-based companies.

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Accuride, Earnings

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording that muddied the future status of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, U.S. Senate, The Trucking Alliance

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Gets Final OK to Buy TNT Express

Image: TNT.com

Now that the government of China has approved FedEx Corp.’s intended acquisition of TNT Express N.V., the massive deal is on track to close by June 30.

Tags: TNT Express, FedEx

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fred Meyer Calls for Up to 500,000 Gallons of RNG

Fred Meyer received its first LNG tractor in December 2014. (PHOTO: Clean Energy)

Fred Meyer Stores announced an agreement with Clean Energy calling for up to 500,000 gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for its fleet of 40 LNG trucks based out of its Clackamas, Ore., distribution center.

Tags: Fred Meyer, Clean Energy, RNG, Grocery Fleets

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Hawaii Gas Signs with Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Clean Energy, Hawaii Gas, LNG

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Weak, Construction Strong

Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.

Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing

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