June 30, 2016 - Product News
J.J. Keller and Associates developed a method for allowing fleets to track hours of service data for multiple drivers on a single device within the J.J. Keller Encompass System.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Hours of Service, ELDs, eLogs
June 30, 2016 - Press Release
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Houston, CNG Fueling Stations
June 30, 2016 - Industry News
Hino Trucks has produced its 50,000th Hino truck. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone took place at Hino's plant in Williamstown, W.V., in front of it local and state officials, assembly team members, and Hino executive management.
Tags: Hino Trucks, Hino Model 268A, Milestones
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.
Tags: ZF, Wabco, Global, Collision Avoidance Technology, Autonomous Vehicles
A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.
Tags: Fuel Economy, PC-11, NACFE, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Tecklenburg its new chief commercial officer in charge of strategy and growth.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, HDA Truck Pride
Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.
Tags: Siemens, Sweden, Scania, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Global
The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Fleet Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs
More than 30 companies are competing with each other in the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s trucking image campaign, spreading positive outreach about the trucking industry's impact on the daily lives of Iowans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Iowa, Image, Community Outreach
Despite increased load-to-truck ratios, national average spot truckload rates were unchanged as overall market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy increased for the second straight month in May, adding to optimism that growth in the second quarter will be better than the slow first quarter pace.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
June 29, 2016 - Product News
"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated manual transmission, demonstrated for customers and trade press reporters June 27-28.
Tags: Vocational, Transmissions, Volvo I-Shift, Volvo Trucks North America
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
ZF CEO Stefan Sommer's contract renewal positions the company for growth in emerging safety technologies and autonomous vehicle sectors.
Tags: ZF, TRW, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Leadership, People
General Motors has struck ship-thru deals with Morgan Corp. and Supreme Corp. to add bodies to the first Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks expected to arrive in late August, according to a General Motors Fleet sales manager.
Tags: General Motors, Ship-Thru, Cabovers, 2017-MY, Order-to-Delivery
Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.
Tags: IAA, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology
June 28, 2016 - Product News
CAT Scale is now accepting ACH payments through its Weigh My Truck app, to expand usage to as many drivers as possible.
Tags: CAT Scale, Size and Weight, Mobile Apps, Electronic Payments
Stoughton Trailers announced that affiliate company Stoughton Lease will sell new Stoughton Trailers through its branch locations in Purcell, Okla., and White Pine, Tenn.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Stoughton Trailers
Germany's automotive industry association, VDA, cautioned against any European Union imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the European Union.
Tags: European Union, Global, VDA, Brexit
As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, AASHTO, Interstate, Infrastructure Funding, Interstate System
Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Litigation
U.S. economic growth improved more than previous estimates, but not by much, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday. Stronger net exports and business investment offset an unexpected downward revision to consumer spending.
Tags: Economy, GDP
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
After many delays, the larger locks of the Panama Canal opened this weekend, allowing larger ships carrying intermodal shipping containers coming from Asia to access East Coast and Southeast ports. While there has been much speculation that this could shift cargo traffic away from the busy West Coast ports, how exactly things will play out is yet to be seen.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Panama Canal
The price of diesel fuel remained unchanged last week, but things could be changing soon as United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has affected global energy prices.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Global, Brexit, European Union, United Kingdom
U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts, Contest
Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
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