November 5, 2015 - Industry News
The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
If you are looking to the spot market to move some freight, it remains a good news/bad news situation, based on recent numbers.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
November 5, 2015 - Press Release
Summit Holdings’ Board of Directors announced that, as part of the company’s succession plan, Justin Fink, currently president of the company, will also become Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group in January 2016.
Tags: C-Suite, Promotions, Summit Truck Group, Summit Holdings
November 4, 2015 - Industry News
The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions
November 4, 2015 - Product News
Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening
XPO Logistics, which closed this week on its purchase of Con-Way Inc., reported more revenue but a bigger loss in its third-quarter earnings report, while the mainly truckload fleet USA Truck showed a smaller profit.
Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings
International Truck has announced the release of its Diamond Edge Certified Program to recognize dealers for their commitment to uptime and to drive awareness of the best performing dealers to customers.
Tags: International, Awards, Customer Service, Truck Dealers
New York City will install vehicle-to-vehicle technology in 10,000 buses, taxis, limousines, and city fleet vehicles as part of a $23 million federally funded initiative designed to reduce future congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: New York City, Connected Vehicle Technology, US DOT, Federal Grants
An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by the House of Representatives.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.
Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers
November 3, 2015 - Product News
Haldex is the recipient of Paccar's 2014 50 PPM Quality Award, the company has announced.
Tags: Paccar, Awards, Haldex, Suppliers
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring Standard” within the proposed long-term highway bill.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
Class 5-8 vehicle orders are projected to hit 47,200 orders for the month of October which is up 14% from the previous month but 30% below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
Ryder System will begin offering 10-year full-service leases to beverage fleets to meet that industry's need for a longer lease term with trucks that accumulate less annual mileage, the company has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Truck Leasing, Food and Beverage Fleets
The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.
Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Peterbilt, MX-11
Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.
Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Efficiency, Daimler Trucks, Germany
November 3, 2015 - Global News
MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.
Tags: MAN Trucks, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN TGE, Global
Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Westport, Fuel Injection
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
November 2, 2015 - Product News
Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.
Tags: Truck Orders, IHS Automotive, Small Fleets, Mid-Size Fleets
After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors
J.B. Poindexter & Co., parent company of Morgan Olson, is buying Reading Truck Body, which makes service and other bodies
Tags: Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions
As many as 76% of fleets expect their upcoming heavy-duty truck orders to match what was purchased in 2015, with a few fleets planning an increase.
Tags: Economy, Survey, Truck Orders, Trailer Orders
Power Heavy Duty has launched a new website with an upgraded design and improved functionality for members, supplier partners and end-users.
Tags: Website, Distributors, Suppliers
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