February 10, 2016 - Industry News
The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire sector fell in both the final month of last year and all of 2015, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Economy, For-hire Truck Tonnage, Freight Index, Freight Transportation Services Index
The NTEA has announced three new features at The Work Truck Show 2016 (held March 1-4 in Indianapolis), which are designed to give a glimpse into the future of vocational trucks.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events
Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.
Tags: Renewable Fuel, Biomethane, Clean Energy Fuels
A record-setting fourth quarter for trucking company Forward Air Corp. has it looking forward to a banner 2016, while Rush Enterprises is cost-cutting to compensate for the low truck sales in the energy sector in 2015.
Tags: Economy, Equipment, Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Forward Air, Fleet Earnings
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.
Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels
In an interview with Bloomberg, the head of Volkswagen’s truck business said the U.S. and China are among key regions for possible expansion.
Tags: Volkswagen, Global
The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics and two other former employees were handed prison sentences by a Texas federal court for conspiring to defraud GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Crime & Fraud, Court Ruling, Fraud
The former president of travel plaza chain Pilot Flying J has been indicted, along with seven other former employees, on federal charges related to an alleged fuel-rebate scheme.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fraud
In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Autocar, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY
Aftermarket leadership outreach and educational group GenNext voted and approved five new directors and a new senior advisor at a recent board of directors meeting.
Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, GenNext
The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.
Tags: Cummins, Geotab, Diagnostics
February 8, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Mack Trucks has announced the first four dealer locations to achieve the Mack Certified Uptime Center designation.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Dealers, Uptime, Repair Shops
Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.
Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas
XPO Logistics Freight is suing rival less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight for allegedly hiring employees from the company in order to obtain important trade secrets.
Tags: Lawsuits, YRC Freight, XPO Logistics
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has re-elected Tim Myers as chairman of the board at a recent board of governors meeting.
Tags: Leadership, HDMA, People
February 7, 2016 - Industry News
Intended to keep states from preempting federal motor-carriage regulations, a proposal that that did not make it into the highway bill has resurfaced in reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Tags: Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, Driver Pay
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
NTN Bearing Corporation of America, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the promotion of Kevin Judge to director of automotive marketing.
Tags: People, Bearings, Marketing
Saia Inc. saw its fourth quarter profit decline to $11.4 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, from $13.6 million, or 53 cents per diluted share a year earlier, beating analysts' estimates.
Tags: LTL, Saia, Fleet Earnings
The Truckload Carriers Association has selected the division winners for its National Fleet Safety Awards, which honor trucking companies that demonstrate a commitment to safety and accident reduction.
Tags: driver safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards
The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global
The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.
Tags: China, Tires, Global
While some recent reports have raised questions about the health of the nation’s economy, the latest one shows unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in eight years.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Peterbilt handed out Dealer of the Year awards in several categories at its annual dealer meeting, held recently in San Diego.
Tags: Peterbilt, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers
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