February 5, 2016 - Industry News
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
Multi-modal freight transporter Hub Group Inc. has reported increases in fourth quarter 2015 and full year profits as revenue for both periods drifted lower for the Illinois-based operation.
Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Roadrunner Transportation, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings
Despite network congestion and economic headwinds, intermodal freight saw solid growth in 2015, but the level of freight was barely up in the final quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.
Freightliner Trucks has announced four cities that will be recognized as the Hardest Working Cities for 2016.
Tags: Economy, Freightliner, Severe Duty, Awards, Hardest Working Cities
Pure Power Technologies has been acquired from Navistar by an investment group, allowing PPT to become an independent company.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Injection, Mergers & Acquisitions
Orders and shipments of factory-made goods were down in a report out Thursday, but earlier reports based on more recent activity indicates conditions may be on the verge of brightening.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
Peterbilt Motors Company showcased three ready-to-work Model 567 mixer trucks, during this week's World of Concrete.
Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, MX-13, MX-11
Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global
February 3, 2016 - Industry News
The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software have announced the nominees for the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, NADA, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Truck Dealers
New York State’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional the highway-use registration and decal fees imposed on all trucks that operate in the Empire State.
Tags: New York State, User Fees
Dana Holding Corporation has competed its acquisition of Magnum Gaskets, a U.S.-based supplier of aftermarket gaskets and sealing products for commercial-vehicle and automotive applications.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Mergers & Acquisitions
ArcBest president and chief executive officer Judy R. McReynolds has been elected chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Robert A. Young, who is retiring.
Tags: Leadership, People, ArcBest Corp.
Earnings season continues this week and with it are the first numbers from major trucking suppliers, such as Meritor, Eaton and Wabash National, in addition to those from trucking operations ArcBest and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Economy, Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., ABF, Wabash National, C.H. Robinson, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.
Tags: Grant Funding, State Grants, Colorado
January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
A panel of fleets, dealers, parts distributors and repair garages had far-reaching discussions while taking a 360-degree view of the aftermarket at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
Tags: Technology, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW
Load-to-truck ratios on the spot truckload freight market got a bump during the week ending Jan. 30, possibly due to pent-up demand after the previous week’s storms, but that failed to materialize into better freight rates which were also down for the entire month.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Heavy Duty Trucking editors have been named finalists in four categories in the 2016 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Awards, which reward excellence in journalism for business-to-business media.
Tags: HDT Magazine
February 2, 2016 - Industry News
Truck fleets surveyed in mid-January feel like business is pretty solid, but many are in a wait-and-see mode when it comes to planning to add capacity this year.
Tags: Survey, CKCVR
February 2, 2016 - Product News
Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.
Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics
Iowa-based flatbed carrier TMC Transportation has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s as part of a multi-year agreement.
Tags: Peterbilt, Truck Orders, Model 579, Driver Retention
Suzan Joyce has been named chief operating officer for Global Parts Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vipar Heavy Duty.
Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty, People, Distributors, Parts and Service
Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.
Tags: Eaton, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks
Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Trillium CNG, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations
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