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November 4, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Expands Telematics Offering for More Fleet Types

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Omnitracs is offering two new telematics solutions, Omnitracs Roadnet Telematics and Omnitracs XRS, expanding the types of fleets that can benefit from real-time asset tracking and data-based visibility.

Tags: telematics, Omnitracs, Small Fleets, Short-Haul

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: USA Truck Reports Quarterly Loss

The trucking company USA Truck reported on Friday that its financial picture turned slightly negative in the third quarter of the year as it continues to move to a more asset-light business

Tags: Economy, USA Truck, Fleet Earnings

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Breaks Ground for New Mississippi Truck-Tire Plant

Artist's rendering of Continental's Clinton, Mississippi plant when completed. Image: Continental

Output from the Clinton, Miss.plant will eventually supplement existing truck tire production from Continental's Mt. Vernon, Ill. facility, which is now at capacity of 3.2 million tires per year. Construction will formally begin in 2018, with the first tires coming off the line in late 2019.

Tags: Continental Tires, Truck Tires

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Early Class 8 Order Numbers Flat for the Month

Class 8 truck orders are projected to be essentially flat in October when compared to September, according to preliminary numbers from analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

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

November 3, 2016 - Product News

Noregon TripVision Added to Geotab Marketplace

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Noregon’s recently released TripVision vehicle health monitoring solution for heavy-duty trucks has been made available on the Geotab Marketplace.

Tags: telematics, Geotab, Noregon Systems, Vocational Trucks, Vehicle Monitoring

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Profit Falls, Celadon Reports Loss

The parent of a company primarily known for its less-than-truckload fleet saw its profit fall by nearly a third while a separate carrier that provides long-haul truckload and other services moved into the red, according to newly released earnings numbers.

Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Panther, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Adds Maudlin International to its Dealer Network

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Trailer manufacturer Wabash National has added Florida-based Maudlin International to its dealer network.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Wabash National

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colonial Pipeline Expected Back Online by Saturday

The Colonial Pipeline Co. hopes to bring a significant gasoline supply line back online by Saturday, less than a week after a blast that could reduce gasoline supply to the Southeast and Northeast, Reuters has reported.

Tags: OSHA, Fuel Management, Gasoline Prices

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

TA Expands Commercial Tire Operations

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TravelCenters of America has expanded its commercial tire business by forming the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.

Tags: Tires, TravelCenters of America, Parts and Service

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO, Roadrunner Report Improved Earnings

While many trucking operations have reported lower third quarter profits during this earnings season, there were two exceptions on Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Roadrunner Transportation, XPO Logistics, Fleet Earnings

November 2, 2016 - Product News

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

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Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: Mobile Resource Management, Telogis, Telogis Latitude

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Diesel Engines, Class 7, Class 1

November 2, 2016 - Product News

XYpper Enters the Uber-for-Trucking Fray

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Startup company XYpper is joining the increasingly crowded “Uber for trucking” online freight-matching field, officially launching its new app and web-based system for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Freight, Brokers, Load Board, Freight Uberization, XYpper

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

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While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.

Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Unilever Strikes Deal with Convoy to Move Freight

Unilever and Convoy sign the transportation partnership agreement. Seated, from left: Kees Kruythoff, President of Unilever North America, Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy; Standing, from left: Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Senator Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar, Ramesh Daga Photo: Business Wire

Uber-for-trucking startup Convoy has struck a multi-year deal with consumer goods giant Unilever to move the company's goods through its online freight-matching service.

Tags: Unilever, Load Board, Uber, Freight Uberization, Convoy

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

Ratto will deploy at least 15 Freightliner Condors retrofitted with Wrightspeed's Route turbine-electric hybrid powertrain over the next year.  Photo: Wrightspeed Powertrains

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Turbine Truck Engines, Hybrid Trucks, Wrightspeed

November 2, 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

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Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Bendix, Collision Mitigation

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Market Load Availability Falls as Rates Barely Move

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While the number of available spot market loads fell and rates showed only little improvement in the final week of October, freight volume during the month was better than a year ago, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alcoa Becomes Arconic

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The separation of Alcoa Inc. into two distinct standalone companies– Alcoa Corp. and Arconic Inc.—took effect on Nov.1.

Tags: Alcoa, Arconic

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Hires Former Aramark Fleet Manager

Fisher

Kevin Fisher has joined the Volvo Group as its national account lease manager for the Northeast Region, the company has announced.

Tags: Volvo, New Hire, Aramark, Mack Trucks

November 1, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Launches New 9,000-Part Brand

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Mahle Aftermarket has rebranded its entire gasket product line under the Mahle Original brand name.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Rebranding, Mahle

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Lease Opens Dallas Area Branch

Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company has opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

Tags: Leasing, Trailers, New Facility, Trailer Sales, Stoughton Trailers

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

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A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Rebound, Construction Falls

New economic reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector continues improving along with consumer spending-- the latest signs the overall economy is gaining traction-- while a separate report shows construction activity has eased, but only just a bit.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending

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