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February 22, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See Very Slight Uptick

For the first time this year, the average price of diesel fuel increased slightly, driven by a rebound in crude oil prices on the stock market.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 22, 2016 - Press Release

Kenworth Hands Out Dealer Awards

Papé Kenworth was awarded the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award at the awards banquet. Photo: Kenworth

Papé Kenworth received the 2015 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the U.S. and Canada at the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Kenworth, Awards, Dealers

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Opens Parts Center to Support West Coast

A ceremony marked the opening of Hino's parts distribution center in Ontario Calif. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks has opened a parts distribution center and training center in Ontario, Calif., as part of an expansion of its U.S.-based operations.

Tags: New Facility, Hino Trucks, Parts, Distribution

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

Photo: Stephane Babcock

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants, SuperTruck, Class 7

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Strategic Programs Co-Founder Rim Yurkus Has Died

Rim Yurkus Photo: Strategic Programs

Rim Yurkus, co-founder, president and CEO of Strategic Programs, died last month, according to representatives of his company.

Tags: Research, Obituary, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Trend Analysis

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Inflation Makes a Return, Leading Indicators Down Again

Consumer prices are heading higher, according to new U.S. Labor Department numbers, increasing speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve, Interest

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Multiple Failed Drug Tests

Following an accident in January a driver, who had failed multiple drug tests in the past, refused to take another drug test. The FCMSA subsequently declared him an imminent hazard.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Imminent Hazard, Drug Charges

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Despite Drop, Trailer Orders Meet FTR's Expectations

Net U.S. trailer orders for January hit 17,900 units, down 30% from the month before and down 37% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Nearly 59,000 Bridges Listed as Structurally Deficient

Photo: NTSB

There are still 58,500 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a review of the 2015 National Bridge Inventory database conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, Road Safety, Bridges

February 18, 2016 - Product News

Mitchell 1 Updates Noregon JPro Interface

The update gives technicians access to TruckSeries, the latest version of Mitchell’s repair information for Class 4-8 trucks.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Mitchell 1, JPRO, Software Integration

February 18, 2016 - Product News

Trimble Adds ISE Applications to Field Service Management Solutions

Photo: ISE

Trimble has added ISE Fleet Service’s Android eFleetSuite compliance application to its field service management solution adding support for hours of service and DVIR.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Trimble, DVIR, HOS, Information Technology

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Lytx to Be Acquired for $500 Million

The Lytx ActiveVision is one of HDT's Top 20 Products of 2016. Photo: Lytx

Video telematics company Lytx has signed an agreement to be acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Lytx, Truck Driver Safety

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Becomes Vipar Heavy Duty Supplier Partner

Trailer and truck components manufacturer SAF-Holland has joined the list of Vipar Heavy Duty supplier partners.

Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors, SAF-Holland, Suppliers

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

FTR Forecasts Stable Trucking Conditions in 2016

Source: FTR

FTR is forecasting stable trucking conditions for 2016 after its Trucking Conditions Index rose more than two points in December to a reading of 10.88.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2016 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Replacement Tires, Economic Conditions

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Dana Reports $82 Million Loss

Dana Holding Corp. moved from a profit to a loss in the fourth quarter of last year, as sales turned lower and it felt the effects of a strong U.S. dollar on overseas operations.

Tags: Economy, Dana Holding Corp., Quarterly Earnings

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Installs Clean Air System in Manufacturing Facility

Photo: RoboVent

Stoughton Trailers has installed a new clean air system in plant to create a healthier and more productive work environment for its employees.

Tags: Employee Morale, Health, Manufacturing, Stoughton Trailers, Trailers

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Radiant Reports Net Loss, Adjusted Earnings Increase

The third party logistics and multi-modal transportation services company Radiant Logistics Inc. moved from a fourth quarter profit a year ago to loss in the most recent quarter, but adjusted earnings improved.

Tags: Economy, Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings

February 17, 2016 - Product News

Hendrickson Aero Clad Bumper Available on HX Series

Photo: Hendrickson

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim made its Aero Clad stainless steel clad aluminum bumper available for the new International HX Series of vocational trucks.

Tags: International, Hendrickson, Bumper, Vocational Trucks, Aero Clad bumper

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Road Deaths Rise by Largest Percent in 50 Years

According to the National Safety Council, 2015 was likely the deadliest driving year since 2008. Screen shot courtesy of LoudLabs News/YouTube.

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show an 8% increase in 2015 compared to 2014.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Housing Drops as Industrial Production, Inflation Bounce Back

New home starts in the U.S. fell in January to the lowest level in three months, but industrial production, which includes manufacturing, reversed its string of recent declines. At the same time, wholesale prices increased, leading some to believe interest rates may soon move higher.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Home Starts, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve, Producer Prices, Home Building

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Announces 2016 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2016 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

Tags: Equipment, TMC, Awards, Top 20 Products

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Below $2 Per Gallon For First Time in 11 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel fell below $2 for the first time since Feb. 14, 2005. Diesel prices came close to that mark in 2009 but never fell below it.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

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