October 31, 2016 - Industry News
Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. have plateaued again, changing by less than a cent over the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.
Tags: telematics, Eaton, Transmissions, Remote Diagnostics
Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt has submitted a report to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.
Tags: Sustainability, Global Fleet, Volvo Group, United Nations
October 31, 2016 - Product News
PurePower Technologies is expanding production of its turbocharger product lineup, including turbochargers for light-, medium- and heavy-duty truck engines.
Tags: Remanufactured Parts, Turbochargers, PurePower Technologies
The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.
Tags: FMCSA, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
October 31, 2016 - Global News
Scania is teaming up with McNeilus to showcase its first concrete mixer trucks for the Mexican market.
Tags: Mexico, Scania, Construction Fleets, McNeilus
October 28, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council
Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Drug Testing, Truckload Carriers Association, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing
Longtime employees of TransForce’s new acquisition in Joplin, Mo., are proudly digging out their old CFI shirts, as the company founded in 1951 as Contract Freighters Inc. goes back to its roots and its name under its new ownership.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, XPO Logistics, CFI
BlackBerry Limited, a global software provider, announced its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry Radar, has been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc.
Tags: Radar, BlackBerry Limited, BlackBerry Radar, Caravan Transport, Transportation Fleets
Growth in the U.S. economy accelerated in the third quarter of the year, posting its biggest gain in two years, according to Commerce Department numbers released Friday morning. However, a separate report shows consumer confidence slipped.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
While there were slightly more loads and trucks on the spot market during the week ending Oct. 22, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards, rates moved little from the week before.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
October 27, 2016 - Industry News
XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO) announced Thursday that it has sold its truckload business to Canada's growing trucking concern TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI) for approximately $558 million in cash.
Tags: Con-way Truckload, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, XPO Logistics
Earnings for the parent of the mainly less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight and others turned in a smaller third quarter numbers late Thursday, while one logistics operator also reported its profit is down from a year ago.
Tags: Economy, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings
Third-party transportation and logistics providers Sunteck Transport Group and TTS Holdings have merged to create a single $1 billion dollar company.
Tags: 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Multimodal
October 27, 2016 - Product News
Truckstop.com has released its integrated Load Tracking solution with the company’s freight-matching marketplace and a new mobile app for carriers called Truckstop Mobile.
Tags: Freight, Load Board, Asset Tracking, Truckstop.com
Netradyne added three new artificial intelligence deep-learning features to its Driveri platform, including Traffic Light Detection, Relative Speed Determination and Pedestrian Identification.
Tags: Camera System, In-Vehicle Video, Netradyne
The total value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico during August posted its first year-over-year increase since December 2014, according to new Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA
At a time when many trucking companies are reporting lower third quarter profits, two report slight gains – but they remain the exception rather than the rule.
Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Knight Transportation, UPS Freight, Echo Global Logistics, Hub Group, PAM Transport, Fleet Earnings
Paragon Software launched the latest version of its advanced transport solution, with a number of improvements to the Planning and Paragon Live modules.
Tags: Tracking, Routing, Paragon Software Systems
Shipments and new orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods were varied in September. While home sales continue growing, one key economic indicator fell.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
Mahle Engine Components has developed a lead-free bearing system for heavy-duty truck engines, engineered with polymeric coatings for better wear resistance to help engine manufacturers deal with new low-viscosity engine oils.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Bearings, Low-Viscosity Oil, Mahle
October 26, 2016 - Industry News
Indianapolis, Ind.-based Reliable Trailer Systems has joined the HDA Truck Pride network of independent parts and service providers.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Distributors, Parts and Service
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index saw an increase in August fueled by tighter capacity brought about by looming regulations.
Tags: Utilization, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
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