March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups, Class 1
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel
March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Telematics, Information Technology
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Ergonomics, Work Truck Show
CRST International has acquired Kentucky-based Pegasus Transportation. CRST said the acquisition will allow it to expand its temperature-controlled operations footprint.
Tags: Pegasus, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST
Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.
Tags: Kenworth, Kenworth T370, Class 7, Vocational Trucks, Axles, Work Truck Show
Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.
Tags: Telematics, Navman Wireless, Teletrac, Mergers & Acquisitions
Accuride Corp. on Tuesday reported higher revenues in the final quarter of 2014 compared to a year earlier, but moved from a profit to a loss.
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog
Navistar International Corp. announced on Tuesday that it is still losing money, but nowhere near as much as it did a year earlier, thanks to higher sales and lower warranty costs.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings, Equity Markets
Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Isuzu, Reading Truck Body, Cabovers, Service Bodies, Work Truck Show
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95
C.R. England is offering bonuses to all company and independent contractor driver trainers for apprentices who are successfully trained and upgraded. A pay increase was also announced for a large percentage of drivers in C.R. England’s regional fleets.
Tags: Driver Training, C.R. England, Driver Pay, Fleets
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.
Tags: Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps, Information Technology
Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, BASIC, CSA, Legislation, TIA, Brokers
Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
March 2, 2015 - Global News
Ryder System presented its Service Excellence Awards to top-performing carriers at the company's fifth annual Mexican Carrier Celebration and Recognition Event in Mexico City.
Tags: Fleet Management, Mexico, Ryder System, Supply Chain Solution
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy
Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
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