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January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Activity Looks Strong to Start 2017

Photo: Cargo Transporters

Truckable Economic Activity, the parts of Gross Domestic Product that spends time in trucks, looks to be getting off to a strong start in 2017.

Tags: Economy, Imports, Freight, HDAD, GDP, Exports

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Slows on Trade as Other Indicators Stay Strong

The widest measure of U.S. economic growth slowed in not just the final quarter of last year but for all of 2016. However, that performance wasn’t so much due to weakness here at home.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Truck Sales, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Swift, Marten, Heartland Report Lower Profits

Earnings reports from three more trucking fleets rolled in late Thursday afternoon, all showing lower earnings in the fourth quarter compared to the same time a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Heartland Express, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Blocks Additional $80 Million Penalty in Walmart Drivers Lawsuit

A judge has rejected an additional $80 Million penalty on top of the $54 million drivers were awarded in the Walmart driver wage lawsuit the company lost in November.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

Source: MacKay & Co.

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 26, 2017 - Product News

Eaton Upgrades Line of Advantage Series Clutches

Photo: Eaton

Eaton has upgraded its line of Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches with design enhancements to improve durability, reduce vibrations and enable smoother shifting with torque ratings of up to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

Tags: Eaton, Clutches

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Tags: Driver Safety, Peterbilt, Safety & Compliance, Driver Retention

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Photo: Stephane Babcock

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

Tags: Trailers, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Becomes a Pit Group Member

U.S. Xpress trucks preparing to begin a 52-mile fuel economy run out of its facility in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. The trucks are the latest model tractors available equipped with each OEM's most aggressive fuel economy package. Photo: Jack Roberts

Following fuel consumption tests conducted at its facilities in Georgia, U.S. Xpress has become a member of the Pit Group, an organization specializing in truck related technology implementation through testing and fleet advisory services.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, U.S. Xpress, PIT Group

January 26, 2017 - Product News

ERoad Announces Max Speed Alert Feature

Screenshot via Eroad

Fleet management solutions company ERoad has announced the Max Speed Alert feature, designed to notify a fleet manager when a driver goes over a set speed limit.

Tags: Fleet Managers, Speed Limits, Driver Coaching, ERoad

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Knight, Covenant, Patriot, YRC Worldwide

The latest batch of fleet earning reports from the fourth quarter are in, with three major fleets reporting revenue dips and a fourth signaling that it will have similar news when its formal report is released next month.

Tags: Florida, Economy, Covenant Transport, Patriot Transportation, YRC Worldwide, Knight Transportation, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Vnomics Announces Improved Fuel Scoring Model

Screenshot via Vnomics

Vnomics' new driver scoring model for True Fuel, its stand-alone, fuel optimization solution, is designed to give drivers a score tailored to actual driving conditions.

Tags: Idling, Driver Scorecard, Vnomics, Driver Coaching

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Mahle Partners With Noregon, Gray to Enhance Aftermarket Offering

Photo: Mahle

Mahle Service Solutions has partnered with Gray and Noregon to enhance the tools and equipment it offers in the heavy-duty aftermarket.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Tools, Noregon Systems, Mahle

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Denso Partners with CDTi on PowerEdge Line of Emissions Control Products

Photo: Denso Products

Denso Products showcased a new line of PowerEdge aftermarket emissions control products at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, DPF, Clean Diesel Technologies, Denso

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Maxion Enters Forged Aluminum Truck Wheel Market

Donald Polk, president of Maxion Wheels, Americas Photo: Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels is extending its product portfolio to include forged aluminum wheels, Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas, announced at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Wheels, Aluminum

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Ease as Truck Demand Tapers

After an 18% gain the previous week, spot truckload volume retreated 14% for the week ending Jan. 21 as rates declined in two of the three different sectors, according to DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Atlanta Tops ATRI's Bottleneck List Again

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction and the surrounding congestion it causes were tracked by ATRI for its 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List. Image via ATRI

Atlanta’s Spaghetti Junction has again topped the American Transportation Research Institute’s Top Truck Bottleneck List, which tracks the 100 most congested sections of American roads for the trucking industry.

Tags: Infrastructure, ATRI, Congestion

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Expands FastSet No-Ream King Pin Kit Line

Photo: Meritor

Meritor has expanded the FastSet king pin kit product line to offer 45 no-ream kits for aftermarket king pin replacement, the company announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, King Pin Lock

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, New Vehicle Sales, IHS Automotive

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Vipar Poised for Aftermarket Growth

Chris Baer. Photo: Vipar

Chris Baer, president of Vipar Heavy Duty, described the parts-buying group as entering its “third generation of growth” at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Baer said Vipar now has 820 points of sale in the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Vipar, People, HDAW

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Announces E-commerce Platform

Saying it is listening to the needs of its customers, Dana Corp. unveiled a new e-commerce platform during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: E-commerce, HDAW, Dana Spicer

January 24, 2017 - Global News

Trump and Trade

Image via Twiiter @realDonaldTrump

President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

Tags: NAFTA, Free Trade Agreement, FedEx, Donald Trump

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

December Truck Tonnage Reflects Pattern of Volatility

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, losing ground after a strong showing in November.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

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