August 4, 2015 - Industry News
The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests
Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.
Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume
Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns
Freymiller Trucking has rolled out Freymiller Radio, a driver appreciation digital radio channel that streams live over the internet for truckers on the road.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported increases for both profit and revenue for the second quarter of the year.
Tags: USA Truck, Fleet Earnings, Roadrunner Transportation, Economy
The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Medium-Duty Trucks, Convenience Stores, Box Trucks, Outsourcing, Full-Service Leasing
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation
August 3, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 10th consecutive week, according to the latest weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
TBHC Delivers, based in Nashville, deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet and sees dramatic decreases in driver texting and excessive speeding.
Tags: Driving Safety, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, TBHC Delivers, Medium-Duty Trucks
Quantum Fuel Systems has launched a pair of back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) storage modules: the Q-Cab160, which offers up to 160 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of storage, and the Q-Cab180, which offers up to 180 DGEs.
Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tanks, CNG, CNG Tanks
August 3, 2015 - Product News
Alcoa will release the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual later this summer, the company announced.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Parts and Service
The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth, a key indicator affecting trucking, slowed in July from its highest level in five months, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
TravelCenters of America has launched its annual campaign to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, which helps truckers suffering from medical-related financial hardship.
Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, St. Christopher Fund, Fundraiser
With record second-quarter revenue, ArcBest's net income rose to $20 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, from $17.2 million, or 64 cents per diluted share a year earlier.
Tags: Economy, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings, LTL
July 31, 2015 - Industry News
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart
A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Crime & Fraud
ContiTech recently unveiled its revamped North American headquarters to bring awareness to the public about the new name and brands created by Continental’s acquisition of Veyance Technologies.
Tags: Headquarters, Continental Tires, Contitech, Logo
July 31, 2015 - Product News
Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Agricultural Fleets
July 31, 2015 - Global News
The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.
Tags: Canada, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Excise Taxes, LNG, Highway Bill
UPS announced it's buying Coyote Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload freight brokerage company, giving it a major presence in the U.S. truckload brokerage market.
Tags: UPS, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.
Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund
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