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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

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

Tags: Events, MATS

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Business Investment Still Weak, Durable Goods Orders Jump

Orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods surged in April, but the hike is a bit deceptive if you don’t dig below the surface of Commerce Department numbers.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

In Observance of Memorial Day

For the Memorial Day holiday, we are presenting a special version of our daily newsletter that is filled with the most popular online articles from the past few months.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Super Duty Aluminum Supplier Expands Operations

Photo of 2017 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.

Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Bridgestone Americas Names VP of Marketing for Commercial Tire

Eric Higgs has been named Bridgestone Americas’ new vice president of marketing for commercial tires.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, People

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Offers 'Home Daily' Driving Opportunities

Photo: West Side Transport

Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.

Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Monro Muffler Brake Expands Commercial Tire Footprint

Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.

Tags: Tires, Monro Muffler Brake, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Recalls Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.

Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler, Full-Size Vans

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

WEX, QuikTrip Extend Fleet Fuel Card Deal

Photo via brykmantra/Flickr.

WEX Inc. has extended its existing fuel management program with QuikTrip for another five years so that the convenience store and gasoline marketer will continue to market their co-branded and proprietary commercial card programs.

Tags: Fuel Cards, WEX, QuikTrip

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Freight Rates, Volume Fail to Post Gains

Spot truckload freight rates and volume both saw no improvements for the week ending May 21 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and network of load boards. However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel prices have been rising sharply, an indication that spot rates may pick up soon.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 25, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Second OE to Sign with NACV Show

Navistar has signed a commitment to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga.in 2017 as well as at the 2019 and 2021 editions of the biennial show.

Tags: Navistar, Events, NACV Show

May 24, 2016 - Product News

Knapheide's KUV Body Sheds 650 Pounds

Screenshot via Knapheide.

Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Knapheide, Van Bodies, Van Equipment, Chassis Cab Vans

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

House Committee Includes Restart Rollback in THUD Bill

The House Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill with some key trucking provisions Tuesday, including addressing problems in a previous bill that threatened the industry’s use of a 34-hour restart on driver hours of service.

Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, U.S. House of Representatives, 34-Hour Restart

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA: Despite Declines, Freight Tonnage Outlook is Better

Graph: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in the month of April, indicating a soft freight environment.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves 'Nuts' About Nuts

Graph: FreightWatch International

The upcoming harvest season for nuts is expected to get increased attention from cargo thieves in 2016, following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.

Tags: California, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Remain Below 2015 Levels

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Used Class 8 same-dealer sales volumes fell in April, ending an upward trend from the past few months, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

May 24, 2016 - Product News

Fontaine to Distribute Idle Smart Systems

Photo: Idle Smart

Idle Smart has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its idle management system.

Tags: Fontaine Modification, Idle Reduction, Idle Smart

May 24, 2016 - Press Release

Petro-Canada Launches PC-11 Awareness Campaign Website

Petro-Canada Lubricants has officially launched its "Here Comes the Future" campaign website, a source of information to support business leaders in their decision making processes ahead of the introduction of PC-11 heavy duty diesel engine oils this December.

Tags: Diesel, PC-11, Petro-Canada Lubricants, Engine Oils

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Weakens More, New Home Sales Jump

The U.S. manufacturing sector crept closer to contracting in May, while new homes sales in April hit their highest level in more than eight years.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Tags: Workhorse, Walk-In Van, Lightning Hybrids, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps 6 Cents In A Week

The average price of diesel fuel jumped again, increasing for the seventh week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 23, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge Offers Fuel Efficiency Training

Image via CarriersEdge

Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.

Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, CarriersEdge

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

New Truck Show to Focus on Technology, Fleet Buyers

The goal of the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show is not to compete with established regional trucking shows that are popular with owner-operators and families, but to provide a more business-focused event showcasing the latest truck technology for fleets.

Tags: Events, NACV Show

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