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January 30, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Adds Direct Shipping of Lubricant Products

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has expanded the company’s distribution channels for Eaton-branded synthetic lubricants and multi-purpose grease to include direct shipments to fleets and independent owner-operators.

Tags: Eaton, Lubricants, Grease, Transmissions

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Discuss Parts and Service Needs

Photo: Ryder

Fleet executives representing five vocations, 63,000 power units and 130,000 trailers shared their thoughts on what they need from heavy-duty aftermarket parts and service providers at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Parts and Service

January 29, 2017 - Industry News

MacKay: Emissions-Related Is Fastest-Growing Aftermarket Segment

Photo: Jim Park

This probably will not come as a big surprise to most fleets, but emissions-related components are the fastest growing sector of the heavy-duty aftermarket, according to MacKay's John Blodgett

Tags: Diesel Emissions, Aftermarket

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Robert Nuss Named 2017 ATD Truck Dealer of the Year

Photo: ATD

Robert Nuss, president of Minnesota-based Nuss Truck Group, has been named the 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year by the American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.

Tags: Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, ADT, Procede Software, Truck Dealers

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Hotlanta: Atlanta Tops DAT's List of Places to Find Spot Freight

Atlanta was the hottest place to find spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the largest on-demand freight exchange for spot market truckload freight.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Truckload, DAT Solutions

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Care Association Releases Heavy Duty Product Study

The three-phase HDDA study, conducted by Pricedex Software Inc., investigated current industry data exchange practices, reviewed reference data tables used in each sector, and determined industry practices for product attributes and product category hierarchies

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Industry Research, Auto Care Association, Heavy Duty Industry Feasability Study

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Image: Mexico Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry. So are President Trump’s recent free trade actions a positive move for trucking? Or should American fleet executives be concerned?

Tags: Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, Free Trade Agreement, Donald Trump

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Rules SEC Suit Against Former Navistar Exec Can Proceed

Navistar's Advanced EGR diesels couldn't meet EPA exhaust limits, but Chairman and CEO Dan Ustian promoted the products anyway, the SEC has charged. Photo: Tom Berg

Daniel C. Ustian, former chairman and CEO of Navistar International, had promoted a unique diesel exhaust emissions solution. But the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged in a suit that he knew it couldn’t work, with subsequent losses to company investors.

Tags: Navistar, EGR, SCR

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Stemco Builds R&D Lab to Design and Test Air Springs

Photo: Stemco

Stemco has completed construction of an R&D lab built to design and test advances in materials, designs, and technology for commercial vehicle air springs.

Tags: New Facility, Stemco, Air Springs

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Activity Looks Strong to Start 2017

Photo: Cargo Transporters

Truckable Economic Activity, the parts of Gross Domestic Product that spends time in trucks, looks to be getting off to a strong start in 2017.

Tags: Economy, Imports, Freight, HDAD, GDP, Exports

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Slows on Trade as Other Indicators Stay Strong

The widest measure of U.S. economic growth slowed in not just the final quarter of last year but for all of 2016. However, that performance wasn’t so much due to weakness here at home.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Truck Sales, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift, Marten, Heartland Report Lower Profits

Earnings reports from three more trucking fleets rolled in late Thursday afternoon, all showing lower earnings in the fourth quarter compared to the same time a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Heartland Express, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Blocks Additional $80 Million Penalty in Walmart Drivers Lawsuit

A judge has rejected an additional $80 Million penalty on top of the $54 million drivers were awarded in the Walmart driver wage lawsuit the company lost in November.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

Source: MacKay & Co.

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 26, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Upgrades Line of Advantage Series Clutches

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has upgraded its line of Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches with design enhancements to improve durability, reduce vibrations and enable smoother shifting with torque ratings of up to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

Tags: Eaton, Eaton Advantage, Clutches

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Tags: Driver Safety, Peterbilt, Safety & Compliance, Driver Retention

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Photo: Stephane Babcock

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

Tags: Trailers, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Becomes a Pit Group Member

U.S. Xpress trucks preparing to begin a 52-mile fuel economy run out of its facility in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. The trucks are the latest model tractors available equipped with each OEM's most aggressive fuel economy package. Photo: Jack Roberts

Following fuel consumption tests conducted at its facilities in Georgia, U.S. Xpress has become a member of the Pit Group, an organization specializing in truck related technology implementation through testing and fleet advisory services.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, U.S. Xpress, PIT Group

January 26, 2017 - Product News

ERoad Announces Max Speed Alert Feature

Screenshot via Eroad

Fleet management solutions company ERoad has announced the Max Speed Alert feature, designed to notify a fleet manager when a driver goes over a set speed limit.

Tags: Fleet Managers, Speed Limits, Driver Coaching, ERoad

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Knight, Covenant, Patriot, YRC Worldwide

The latest batch of fleet earning reports from the fourth quarter are in, with three major fleets reporting revenue dips and a fourth signaling that it will have similar news when its formal report is released next month.

Tags: Florida, Economy, Covenant Transport, Patriot Transportation, YRC Worldwide, Knight Transportation, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Vnomics Announces Improved Fuel Scoring Model

Screenshot via Vnomics

Vnomics' new driver scoring model for True Fuel, its stand-alone, fuel optimization solution, is designed to give drivers a score tailored to actual driving conditions.

Tags: Idling, Driver Scorecard, Vnomics, Driver Coaching

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Mahle Partners With Noregon, Gray to Enhance Aftermarket Offering

Photo: Mahle

Mahle Service Solutions has partnered with Gray and Noregon to enhance the tools and equipment it offers in the heavy-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Tools, Noregon Systems, Mahle

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Denso Partners with CDTi on PowerEdge Line of Emissions Control Products

Photo: Denso Products

Denso Products showcased a new line of PowerEdge aftermarket emissions control products at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, DPF, Clean Diesel Technologies, Denso

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