June 4, 2015 - Industry News
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
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Driver Comfort, Cabovers
UPDATED -- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last minute changes to a truck tolling proposal that upset several local and national trucking groups, but the state trucking association says the plan still unfairly targets truckers.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, CNG, McNeilus
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
Help Inc., is expanding its PrePass weight station bypass service for commercial vehicles into North Carolina, the company has announced.
Tags: North Carolina, Weigh Stations, PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass
Even before a major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry has made it out of the House, the White House has all but promised that President Obama will veto it.
Tags: Insurance, Hours of Service, Size and Weight, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA
Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.
Tags: Legislation, Nebraska, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Rebates
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Monday reported a year-over-year increase in tons per day for May of 9.6%, following growth of 9.7% for April.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Fleets
June 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 was signed into law on Friday by President Obama extending funding through July 31.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
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