April 7, 2015 - Industry News
Marc Llistosella has succeeded Albert Kirchmann as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Corporation, the Japanese parent of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.
Tags: Leadership, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, People, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, C-Suite
Rihm Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Lake Elmo, Minn., to provide expanded service support to customers and truck operators in the Twin Cities metro area.
Tags: Minnesota, Dealership, Rihm Kenworth, Parts and Service
Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new color exclusively for Kenworth. The color is called Aurora and will be available on 2015 model year trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Vehicle Paint, Axalta, 2015-MY
April 7, 2015 - Product News
MiX Telematics has partnered with the GPS navigation software provider Sygic to integrate Sygic’s fleet navigation with MiX Telematic’s in-cab terminal, the MiX Rovi.
Tags: GPS, MiX Telematics, Navigation, Speed Limits, Sygic
April 7, 2015 - Global News
FedEx Corp. Tuesday announced it will buy European package company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, creating a strong third competitor in the European market.
Tags: Fleets, Global, TNT Express, Mergers & Acquisitions, FedEx
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations by the FMCSA.
Tags: Hours of Service, Ready Mix, 34-Hour Restart, FMCSA
On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Fleet Council annual forum at this year’s event slated for April 12 – 14.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, Bendix, Anniversary, Events
Prime is reserving 30 competition slots for drivers from other fleets to participate in its Fittest Trucker in America competition, taking place Aug. 29 at the company's headquarters in Springfield, Mo.
Tags: Competition, Driver Health, Prime Inc., Driver Fitness
Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website, YokohamaTruck.com.
Tags: Truck Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., New Website
April 6, 2015 - Product News
Webb Wheel has published a newsletter providing tips on how to remove brake drums that are stuck due to corrosion.
Tags: Corrosion, Webb Wheel, Brakes, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Ends, Brake Drums
April 5, 2015 - Industry News
At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.
Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum
Yokohama says its new one-million-square-foot commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is on target to begin production in October 2015.
Tags: Yokohama Rubber Co., Truck Tires
Minimizer awards two $15,000 prizes to celebrate it's 30th anniversary during the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Minimizer fenders, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.
Tags: Anthony Foxx, Highway Bill, DOT, Highway Funding
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.
Tags: DOT, Grant Funding, Highway Bill
The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Department of Labor, Employment
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Out of Service Violations
TMW Systems’ 2014 Transportation and Logistics Study, with data and analysis on driver retention, rising rates, utilization, maintenance and other industry issues, is now available.
Tags: Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics, Truckload
Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members have introduced a bill seeking to stop any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks, an effort that has been applauded by truck dealers.
Tags: ATD, Federal Excise Tax, Proposed Legislation, U.S. Congress, Truck Dealers
Net orders for Class 8 Trucks hit a six-month low, recording 24,780 units, in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. This is the lowest level since September 2014 and the first time Class 8 orders have fallen year-over-year since January 2013.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
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