April 11, 2016 - Industry News
The Morgantown, W. Va., city council has lost an appeal to regulate traffic along Route 7 in its jurisdiction based on size and weight.
Tags: Regulations, West Virginia, Truck Weight, Court Ruling
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
Spot market freight volume got a 38% percent boost from seasonal freight in March, but the DAT North American Freight Index remains at one of its lowest levels in years, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
April 8, 2016 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises announced plans to consolidate its Navistar Division dealership network to reduce expenses and remain efficient in affected areas of operation.
Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Truck Dealers
Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt has received the 2016 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Women in Trucking Association, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
April 8, 2016 - Product News
Exhaust system manufacturer Borla Performance has announced that they will offer Borla aftermarket exhaust system components and complete exhaust systems to the commercial vehicle market.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, Exhaust
The Women In Trucking Association announced the 13 members of its 2016 Image Team at the 7th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Image, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions
Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Paccar, Class 6
“Carriers will always know what their [safety fitness] target is,” Joe DeLorenzo, Director of Enforcement and Compliance, told reporters during an April 7 briefing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rulemaking on Safety Fitness Determination.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety Fitness Determination
Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
April 7, 2016 - Product News
The load tracking platform FourKites has been integrated with McLeod Software’s PowerBroker, adding tracking capabilities for users of the brokerage management software.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, McLeod Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites
Ford Fleet Care replaced Quality Fleet Care as the company's consolidated parts and service billing tool on April 1, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford, Parts and Service, Billing
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck will now offer IMMI’s RollTek seat with side-roll protection as an option for the ProStar truck.
Tags: Driver Safety, International Trucks, ProStar, Air Bags
Spot truckload volume increased 11% during the week ending April 2 as shippers moved freight out the door to close the first quarter on a high note, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.
Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750
Volvo Trucks North America has ratified a new five-year agreement with the United Auto Workers covering about 2,000 union workers at its New River Valley, Va., plant.
Tags: Vehicle Manufacturing, UAW, Labor Unions, Volvo Trucks North America
CleanFUEL USA, a manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment for propane autogas, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to seek the restructure of its debts.
Tags: CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Texas
Truckstop.com has named Farid Zaffar the new general manager of the company’s load payment network, LoadPay. Zaffar has experience in payment processing from his work in Silicon Valley.
Tags: Leadership, People, Truckstop.com, Electronic Payments
April 5, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders are projected to fall once again in March, down as much as 12% compared to February, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, asked Oklahoma legislators not to pass a bill that would cut a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, CNG Fueling Stations
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.
Tags: FDA, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers
With diesel prices hovering around $2 per gallon, a near 50% drop since mid-2014, the idle-reduction industry has faced a challenging economic environment, causing IdleAir to streamline its services.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Idle Reduction, IdleAir, MATS
While the U.S. trade deficit increased to a six-month high in February, U.S. exports seem to finally be turning around for the better. Meanwhile, the nation’s service sector improved again last month, and a final report on manufacturing offers hope for this freight-significant indicator.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Factory Shipments, Trade
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