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July 10, 2017 - Product News

One20 Offers Roadside Assistance via RoadsideMasters.com

Photo: One20

One20 has announced a new program to give free roadside assistance to the 350,000 drivers who are members of the One20 community, offered through a partnership with RoadsideMasters.com.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, ELDs, One20

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Takes Driver ELD Education on the Road

Photo: ERoad

The FMCSA has announced a public education and outreach campaign to help commercial driver transition to electronic logging devices called the ELD Implementation Tour.

Tags: FMCSA, Education, ELDs, ELD Mandate

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Wins ReMaTec’s Remanufacturer of the Year Award

Salvador Munoz Zarate (left), product line leader at Wabco Reman Solutions, and Peter Bartel, engineering director at Circular Economy Solutions, jointly received ReMaTec’s Remanufacturer of the Year 2017 award. Photo: Wabco Holdings

Wabco Reman Solutions was recently recognized by ReMaTec with the Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2017.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Awards, Remanufacturing

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Preventive Maintenance for Pre-Owned Vehicles

A Ryder technician performing a scheduled preventive maintenance checkup on a Ryder pre-owned vehicle. Photo: Business Wire

Ryder System has launched a preventive maintenance program available for its pre-owned vehicle purchases.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Ryder System, Pre-Owned

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Candi Coate Named to Chair NTTC Safety & Security Council

Photo: NTTC

Candi Coate, director of safety and regulatory compliance at K-Limited Carrier, has been elected chairwoman of the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Safety & Security Council.

Tags: Leadership, People, NTTC, Safety

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

TMW Executive Recognized as Data Visionary

Timothy Leonard Photo: TMW Systems

Timothy Leonard, executive vice president, operations and technology for TMW Systems, was recently recognized as a 2017 “Data Visionary” in the Americas Data Heroes Awards program.

Tags: Information Technology, Awards, TMW Systems, Big Data

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Orders Fall for the Quarter, Up Big from Last Year

Truck orders in the heavy- and medium-duty segments fell in the second quarter of 2017, but are still much higher than they were a year ago, according to a report from ACT Research.

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

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Growth Remains Strong

The number of job gains showed no signs of easing up in June, as the Labor Department reports strong additions, with hiring better than previously estimated.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Launches Profitability Program

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched the TCA Profitability Program, designed to help carriers increase profitability and lower risk profiles.

Tags: Best Practices, TCA

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

One Stop Truck & Trailer Parts Joins Power Heavy Duty

Power Heavy Duty has announced the addition of One Stop Truck and Trailer Parts as its newest member company.

Tags: Truck Parts, Distributors, Parts and Service, Power Heavy Duty

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Phillips Connect Technologies Names Bill Ellis Managing Director

William Ellis has been named the managing director of Phillips Connect Technologies, a division of Phillips Industries that specializes in plug and play connectivity.

Tags: Telematics, Leadership, Phillips Industries, People

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Heartland Express Acquires Interstate Distributor Co.

Interstate Distributor Co., was acquired by Heartland Express for around $113 million. Photo via Interstate Distributor Facebook page

Truckload carrier Heartland Express has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of Tacoma, Washington-based Interstate Distributor Co. from Saltchuk Resources.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Heartland Express, Truckload, Interstate Distributor

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

ArcBest Announces Space-Based Minimum Charges for LTL Shipments

Photo: ArcBest Freight

ArcBest announced it will apply space-based cubic minimum charges for less-than-truckload shipments, effective Aug. 1.

Tags: E-commerce, LTL, Freight, ABF

July 6, 2017 - Global News

France Ending Sales of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France will halt sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 so it can meet its targets under the Paris climate agreement, its newly elected president has announced.

Tags: France, Donald Trump, Diesel Engines, Emissions Reduction

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Shows Off Latest Autonomous Truck Design

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has released a video of its latest autonomous heavy-duty truck design, shown operating on the streets of San Francisco.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Otto, Waymo

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Graybar's Fleet Manager Hughes Retires

Hughes

David Hughes, long-time director, corporate safety & fleet management at Graybar, retired on June 1. Succeeding Hughes as the new director, corporate safety and fleet management at Graybar is Keith Bailey, who assumed the position in May.

Tags: Retirement, Safety & Compliance, Delivery Fleets, Telecommunications Fleets

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

NTSB Hosting Driver Assistance Tech Roundtable at Fleet Safety Conference

Image: National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a roundtable at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference. To be discussed will be strategies for and challenges of advanced driver-assistance systems implementation in heavy-duty trucks and fleets.

Tags: NTSB, Fleet Safety Conference, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Technician Wins Hino's Skills Competition

Billy Stanley of Rush Truck Center - Houston raises the cup as the winner of Hino Truck's 2017 National Master Elite Service Skills Competition. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks honored a new master elite technician in its annual Service Skills Competition, now in its ninth year.

Tags: Awards, Technicians, Service Skills Competition, Master Elite Technician, Hino Trucks

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Daseke Continues North American Expansion with Latest Merger

The Steelman Companies, which specializes in flatbed and heavy-haul freight, has joined the Daseke family of companies. Photo: Daseke

Daseke has announced a merger with The Steelman Companies, the third such deal in the past two months, continuing the company’s North American expansion.

Tags: Flatbeds, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc.

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Photo: Cummins Westport

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

Tags: Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG, Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Vocational Trucks, Alternative Fuels

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Turnover Increases; Still Historically Low

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets increased during the first three months of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels, according to the American Trucking Associations.

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

July 5, 2017 - Product News

Truckstop.com Adds Load Tracking to ITS Dispatch

Truckstop.com has announced that ITS Dispatch users will now have access to load tracking software, allowing brokers and shippers to integrate freight visibility into the dispatching process.

Tags: TMS, Asset Tracking, Truckstop.com

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: No Consensus on Factory Activity; Construction Flat

There are conflicting reports on activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector. One report says it moved into high gear in June, hitting a near three-year high, while a separate one indicated conditions were the weakest since last September.

Tags: Economy, Construction, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Schneider Chooses Navy Veteran to Drive Ride of Pride Truck

David Price has been chosen to drive the Ride of Pride Truck for Schneider. Photo: Schneider

Schneider has been selected to receive Freightliner’s Ride of Pride truck and has chosen David Price, a Navy Reserve veteran who completed tours in Kuwait and Afghanistan, to drive the military-themed vehicle.

Tags: Veterans, Schneider, Hiring Veterans, Ride of Pride, Drivers

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The new grant program will emphasize projects that stretch federal highway funding. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

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