January 5, 2016 - Industry News
CORRECTED -- Land-Air Express of New England may reopen this week after being placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 29. The out of service order apparently resulted from an unsatisfactory audit in early November. As of Tuesday, the less-than-truckload company was awaiting the go-ahead to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, LTL, Out of Service, Land-Air Express
January 4, 2016 - Industry News
The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline dropped slightly in the last week of 2015, capping off a year marked by falling energy prices.
Tags: OPEC, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices
The recall, which affects just 90 2016-MY trucks, will let dealers fix a problem related to the air bag sensing and diagnostic module.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, Air Bags, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
Georgia–based Truck Parts Warehouse has joined HDA Truck Pride, expanding the network’s presence in the state.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Georgia, HDA Truck Pride
Activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector has contracted for the second month in a row, and at the fastest rate in six years. Meanwhile, construction spending unexpectedly fell, but remains a bright spot compared to a year ago.
Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, GHG, EPA, Engines
January 1, 2016 - Industry News
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. has engineered and installed a custom NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for over-the-road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, Ill.
Tags: CNG Conversions, CNG, McNeilus
December 31, 2015 - Industry News
It’s customary to look back at the year just ended and here we do so by presenting the daily news stories posted by Heavy Duty Trucking that most caught our readers’ eyes throughout 2015.
Tags: Regulations, HDT Magazine
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.
Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Bodies
Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.
Tags: Missouri Department of Transportation, Flooding, Missouri, Road Closure
The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.
Tags: ATA, Vehicle Repairs, TMC, Technicians, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
FMCSA has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when it was manufactured.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have amended haz-mat regulations on the transportation of flammable liquids in tanker wetlines.
Refrigerated freight volume showed unexpected strength on the spot market as the number of posted reefer loads fell just 1% for the week ending Dec. 26 compared to a 20% drop that’s typical during a holiday week, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
With the Ultimate Test Drive series, featuring tests of 2015's newest trucks, and our Focus On... Series, HDT produced original videos made for the people who live and breathe trucking.
Tags: Video Series, Ultimate Test Drive, Test Drive
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
Former Texas Governor and 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference.
Tags: Conference, Keynote Speech, Events, Omnitracs
For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association has elected Owen Oakley as the chairman for the San Francisco Trucking Association.
Tags: Leadership, California Trucking Association, People, Associations, California
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, driver safety, Indiana, Bridges
Idaho will be allowed to increase its truck weight limit on interstate highways as a result of a provision attached to the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed
Tags: Idaho, U.S. Congress, Agricultural Fleets, Truck Size/Weight
The U.S. DOT issued a safety alert for the transportation of hoverboards containing lithium batteries that are at risk to heat up, catch fire or explode if improperly handled.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, PHMSA, Hazmat
Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.
Tags: Recalls, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
December 25, 2015 - Industry News
The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas Conversions, State Grants
December 24, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, which covers 167 2016 model-year trucks in the U.S., will allow dealers to install a rear air brake chamber replacement.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
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