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June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Long-Time DirecTV Fleet Manager Joins Adrian Steel

Morris

Brandon Morris was named fleet account executive of telecommunications for Adrian Steel. He assumed this position in May, and will be based in Centennial, Colo.

Tags: Adrian Steel, DirecTV, New Hire

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

California Bill Requires Ignition Locks for Drunk Drivers

The California Senate has unanimously approved new legislation that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in the state.

Tags: Drunk Driving, California, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, State Legislation

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

June 1, 2016 - Product News

German Truck Manufacturer Invests In Freight-Matching Startup

Screenshot via FR8.guru

FR8 Revolution, a startup company that develops cloud-based tools for the trucking industry, has raised $8.5 million from German truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus.

Tags: Online Tool, Load Board, MAN Trucks, Silicon Valley

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Senate Action Opposes Federal Excise Tax Increase

Sen. Cory Gardner

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.

Tags: Legislation, Federal Excise Tax, U.S. Senate

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Rates Inch Upward Amid Higher Freight Levels

National average truckload van and flatbed rates each rose a penny on increased demand for freight hauling services during the week ending May 28 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

IMMI Shows Rollover Safety System in Crash Test

Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.

Tags: Driver Safety, Crash Tests, Roll Stability, RollTek

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Low Cab Forward Registrations Have Exploded

Photo: Paul Clinton.

Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Tags: Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Registration, Cabovers

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Near $2.40 Per Gallon

The average price of diesel fuel has risen about 40 cents from a near $2 low earlier this year, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA’s Annual Roadcheck Kicks Off June 7

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck is set to take place June 7-9 across North America.

Tags: Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck

May 31, 2016 - Product News

SmartValve Option Available on Freightliners

Photo: Hadley

Daimler Trucks North America is now offering a SmartValve option on Freightliner trucks that is designed to make drop-and-hook operations faster and safer.

Tags: Freightliner, Trailers, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Landing Gear

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

TA Opens a New Travel Center in Tennessee

TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.

Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: March 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Cooper Tire & Rubber Names VP of Marketing for North America

Bryan Hess Photo: Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Leadership, People, Marketing

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Photo: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

Tags: Oil Prices, Commodity Prices, Trends

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Improves, Still Weak; Consumers Happy

Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.

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

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs Sponsors HDT’s Safety & Compliance Award

HDT Executive Editor David Cullen (right) presents Nussbaum Transportation’s Jeremy Stickling with the inaugural HDT Safety and Compliance Award.

Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is sponsoring this year’s Safety & Compliance award which, recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Omnitracs

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Moving Services Provider Expands Pacific Northwest Footprint

Photo: Bekins

Moving services provider Bekins Northwest has acquired the assets of moving and storage company Clancy’s Transfer & Storage.

Tags: Washington, Mergers & Acquisitions, Moving and Storage Fleet

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Industry Supporters

Image: TMAF

Trucking Moves America Forward recognized 35 organizations and individuals for purchasing one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers to promote the cause.

Tags: Politics, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Screening Carries High Costs for Drivers

A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.

Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Ride for Freedom themed trucks from Mack (left) and Volvo. Photos: Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cargo Theft is 40% Higher on Holiday Weekends

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, FreightWatch International and CargoNet have issued bulletins offering recommendations on cargo security.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Model 520

May 26, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Updates Roadnet Anywhere

Screenshot: Omnitracs

The updated solution allows for more views into a fleet, including service history statistics while giving more routing flexibility.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Telematics Update, Routing, Omnitracs

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Bestpass Completes Toll Coverage With Oklahoma Addition

Bestpass has added toll processing in Oklahoma expanding the service’s coverage to include every major toll road in the U.S.

Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, Bestpass, Toll Management

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