June 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Murphy-Hoffman Company truck dealership group has acquired five Kenworth dealerships formerly operated by R.L French Corporation in three Midwest states.
Tags: Kenworth, Dealership, MHC, Truck Dealers
A bill introduced on June 5 would expand the powers granted by the Taft-Hartley Act regarding labor disputes at U.S. ports allowing state governors the intervention powers currently reserved for the President.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, U.S. Senate, Port Trucking
Stemco has entered into an agreement to acquire the Veyance North-American air springs business form Continental AG, the company announced.
Tags: Goodyear, Stemco, Suspensions, Mergers & Acquisitions
Terminal tractor manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa hosted a number of industry journalists this past week for a tour of the company’s Ottawa, Kan., facility and some time behind the wheel of the T2, its newest terminal tractor.
Tags: Terminal Tractors, Kalmar Ottawa, T2
UPDATED -- A recently amended proposal to charge tolls for trucks crossing bridges in Rhode Island may not be included in the state budget, according to local reports -- but it could be addressed by the legislature in a special session.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
Big data analytics generated $93.9 million in revenue in the trucking industry in 2014, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan, which projected that amount would grow to $1.6 billion by 2022.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Big Data, OEMs, Market Research, Telematics, Information Technology
June 4, 2015 - Industry News
Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, EPA, Dual Fuel System, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Air Power
At an event held in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., Mercedes-Benz outlined product plans and market niches for its new midsize van.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris
Shell is offering liquefied natural gas at two TravelCenters of America truck fueling stations in Texas, located in Dallas and San Antonio.
Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG
The ATA is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, recognizing those who are creative in increasing positive awareness for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Trucking Moves America Forward, Awareness Campaign, Image, American Trucking Associations
June 4, 2015 - Product News
Omnitracs is offering a six-month free trial of its custom Recruiting Model in celebration of the company’s 10-year anniversary.
Tags: Technology, Analytics, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, Omnitracs
Full Circle TMS announced that Sylectus founder Stuart Sutton will lead the transportation management software company as president and CEO.
Tags: Information Technology, Leadership, Sylectus, People, TMS
Navistar International has reported a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $64 million, which compares favorably to the net loss of $297 million that it incurred for the same period a year ago, and showed a 38% increase in sales of Class 6-8 trucks and buses.
Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Earnings
NFI has announced that it is using MacroPoint’s freight tracking software to enhance load tracking capabilities for its current customers.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Macropoint, NFI, Freight
Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.
Tags: Clean Cities, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, Louisiana, CNG, Awards
XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.
Tags: Conversion, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Paratransit
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY
Navistar has named longtime Paccar executive Jeff Sass as senior vice president of North America truck sales and marketing.
Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its long-awaited final rule to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on Class 7-8 trucks and large buses.
Tags: Highway Safety, Electronic Stability Control, NHTSA
Class 8 truck orders hit their lowest monthly level since late 2013 with around 20,000 units ordered while medium-duty orders rebounded.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Freight rates on the spot truckload market held steady last week, as both capacity and the number of loads available to haul fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Love’s has launched the TirePass full-service inflation system that offers drivers a way to check and automatically inflate tires while refueling.
Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Tire Inflation
Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added in the U.S. during May, the biggest gain since January.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.
Tags: Vehicle Ordering, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV, Ports
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