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May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Low Cab Forward Registrations Have Exploded

Photo: Paul Clinton.

Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Registration, Cabovers

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Near $2.40 Per Gallon

The average price of diesel fuel has risen about 40 cents from a near $2 low earlier this year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck

May 31, 2016 - Product News

SmartValve Option Available on Freightliners

Photo: Hadley

Daimler Trucks North America is now offering a SmartValve option on Freightliner trucks that is designed to make drop-and-hook operations faster and safer.

Tags: Freightliner, Trailers, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Landing Gear

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

TA Opens a New Travel Center in Tennessee

TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.

Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: March 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Cooper Tire & Rubber Names VP of Marketing for North America

Bryan Hess Photo: Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Leadership, People, Marketing

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Tags: Oil Prices, Commodity Prices, Trends

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Improves, Still Weak; Consumers Happy

Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs Sponsors HDT’s Safety & Compliance Award

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen (right) presents Nussbaum Transportation’s Jeremy Stickling with the inaugural HDT Safety and Compliance Award.

Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is sponsoring this year’s Safety & Compliance award which, recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Omnitracs

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Moving Services Provider Expands Pacific Northwest Footprint

Photo: Bekins

Moving services provider Bekins Northwest has acquired the assets of moving and storage company Clancy’s Transfer & Storage.

Tags: Washington, Mergers & Acquisitions, Moving and Storage Fleet

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Industry Supporters

Image: TMAF

Trucking Moves America Forward recognized 35 organizations and individuals for purchasing one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers to promote the cause.

Tags: Politics, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Ride for Freedom themed trucks from Mack (left) and Volvo. Photos: Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cargo Theft is 40% Higher on Holiday Weekends

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, FreightWatch International and CargoNet have issued bulletins offering recommendations on cargo security.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Model 520

May 26, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Anywhere

Screenshot: Omnitracs

The updated solution allows for more views into a fleet, including service history statistics while giving more routing flexibility.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Telematics Update, Routing, Omnitracs

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Bestpass Completes Toll Coverage With Oklahoma Addition

Bestpass has added toll processing in Oklahoma expanding the service’s coverage to include every major toll road in the U.S.

Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, Bestpass, Toll Management

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

Tags: Events, MATS

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Business Investment Still Weak, Durable Goods Orders Jump

Orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods surged in April, but the hike is a bit deceptive if you don’t dig below the surface of Commerce Department numbers.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

In Observance of Memorial Day

For the Memorial Day holiday, we are presenting a special version of our daily newsletter that is filled with the most popular online articles from the past few months.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Bridgestone Americas Names VP of Marketing for Commercial Tire

Eric Higgs has been named Bridgestone Americas’ new vice president of marketing for commercial tires.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Offers 'Home Daily' Driving Opportunities

Photo: West Side Transport

Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.

Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Monro Muffler Brake Expands Commercial Tire Footprint

Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.

Tags: Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions

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