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March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Adds Crew Cab NRR to Cabover Lineup

Image of Isuzu NRR Crew Cab Steak Bed truck courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. will offer a Crew Cab version of its Class 5 NRR cabover that will carry up to seven passengers. The NRR Crew Cab will have a 19,500-pound GVWR, Isuzu announced.

Tags: Isuzu, Isuzu N-Series, Isuzu FTR, Truck Production, 2018-MY, 2019-MY, Class 5, Cabovers, Crew Cab

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

XPO Logistics Cartage is being sued by three drivers who claim they were improperly classified as independent contractors instead of as employees. Photo: Port of Long Beach

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, XPO Logistics, Independent Contractors, Owner-Operators, Drayage

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Names Head of Truck Connectivity Strategy

Sanjiv Khurana

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Sanjiv Khurana has been appointed to the position of general manager of Trucks Connectivity.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Connectivity

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Denso Invests $190 Million in Tennessee Manufacturing Hub

Denso has invested $190 million in its Athens, Tennessee, facility to expand the supplier’s operations in North America.

Tags: Investment, Denso, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Facility Renovations, Fueling Systems

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Revised Lower, Consumers Remain Very Upbeat

The U.S. economy didn’t expand as much as originally estimated in the final quarter of 2017, but it still turned in a solid performance, according to a new Commerce Department report, while a separate report on consumer confidence showed it was at its highest level in more than a decade.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Gross Domestic Product

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Flatbed Rate Rises Again, Van and Reefers Continue Decline

The national average rate for spot flatbed loads increased for the third straight week and the flatbed load-to-truck ratio topped 70 to 1 during the week ending Feb. 24, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline. Photo: Jim Beach

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.

Tags: CVSA, Enforcement, Omnitracs, ELDs, ELD Mandate

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

ATRI IDs Best Practices for State Freight Plans

Texas was the highest ranked freight plan in ATRI's research based in part on the state's use of detailed commodity and freight flow data. Photo: ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute has released a report that presents best practices for freight planning at the state level.

Tags: ATRI, Freight Planning

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

DTNA Predicts Year of High Truck Sales, Technology Advancements

DTNA President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters about meeting customer demands for trucks, uptime, and technology. (Video call screen capture.)

Coming off of a record year for North American Class 6-8 market share in 2017, Daimler Trucks North America is looking forward to a busy year as it keeps on top of its supply chain to meet high customer demand and readies for some big new-technology announcements.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Daimler Trucks

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for 14th Straight Month

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Percent Change from Previous Year, December 2017.

The value of freight moving between the U.S. and next door neighbors Canada and Mexico posted its 14th straight year-over-year gain in December, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: NAFTA, Freight, Cross-Border Trucking

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs Celebrates Platform's 30th Anniversary

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer, speaking in Nashville. Photo: Jim Beach

At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.

Tags: Omnitracs, Anniversaries, Telematics, Fleet Management Software

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Outlook for Trucking is Stellar, ATA Economist Says

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello tells attendees at the Omnitracs Outlook 2018 user conference in Nashville that trucking should face smooth sailing over the next year or two. Photo: Jim Beach

The trucking industry is seeing the best economic climate since deregulation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist and senior vice president of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Economic Forecast, Supply Chain, Omnitracs

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Offers Guaranteed Minimum Pay Program for Drivers

Hornady Transportation announced a new pay program offering its truck drivers a guaranteed weekly gross minimum pay.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Drivers, Truck Drivers

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders, New Home Sales Post Second Straight Drops

Following strong growth last year, business spending on equipment has fallen for the second straight month, according to a new report, while a separate one shows new home sales in the U.S. have slipped again.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-250, Work Truck Show

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Trudell Holding Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Wisconsin-based Trudell Holding, known locally as Trudell Trailers, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors, Parts and Service

February 26, 2018 - Product News

AT&T Integrates Geotab Tracking Platform into Fleet Management Solution

AT&T's Fleet Managment solutions have integrated Geotab's fleet tracking platform. Photo: AT&T

AT&T has integrated Geotab’s fleet tracking platform with the company’s fleet software solutions portfolio to create a comprehensive fleet management platform for enterprise and government.

Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Geotab, Software Integration, Telematics

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Utah Paving the Way for Autonomous Cars

Photo via Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia.

A Utah bill aimed at adopting rules that would allow autonomous cars and trucks on roads in the state passed a House committee on a unanimous vote on Feb. 21. The proposed legislation will now proceed to the full House for consideration.

Tags: Utah, State Legislation, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

Net trailer orders rose 24% year-over-year driven partly by increasing freight demand. Photo: Stoughton

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Logo courtesy of The Work Truck Show

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Industry Events

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Dot Transportation Offers Drivers Pay Increase

Dot Transportation has announced a new pay increase for all of its drivers. Photo via Dot Transportation

Dot Transportation says its fleetwide truck driver wage increase is the largest in company history.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Photo of F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International's Musgrave Named to MEMA Board of Directors

Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of Pressure Systems International, has been named to the board of directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association for a two-year term.

Tags: Leadership, MEMA, HDMA, People, P.S.I.

February 23, 2018 - Industry News

First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Hawaii, Dealership, Truck Dealers

February 23, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Tags: China, Investment, Daimler, Geely, Global


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