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January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

Tags: Ford F-150, Emergency Response Vehicles, Ford, Commercial Drones

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

CRST Seeks Driver-In-Front-Seat Training Exemption

Image: CRST Expedited

FMCSA is seeking comment on an exemption sought by CRST from the rule that requires the holder of a commercial learner's permit to always be accompanied by a commercial driver's license holder seated in the front seat while the CLP holder performs behind-the-wheel training on the road.

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Trucks Cited for Size/Weight During Safe Driver Week

Vehicle size and weight violations topped the list of the most common warnings and citations given during CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week late last year.

Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Fyda Freightliner Dealer Group to Expand in Ohio

Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Announces Cuts at North Carolina Truck Plant

Photo: DTNA

Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.

Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Class 8, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing Plant

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Land-Air Express of New England Put Out of Service by FMCSA

CORRECTED -- Land-Air Express of New England may reopen this week after being placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 29. The out of service order apparently resulted from an unsatisfactory audit in early November. As of Tuesday, the less-than-truckload company was awaiting the go-ahead to resume operations.

Tags: FMCSA, LTL, Out of Service, Land-Air Express

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall to End the Year

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline dropped slightly in the last week of 2015, capping off a year marked by falling energy prices.

Tags: OPEC, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Silverado, Sierra Pickups Recalled for Air Bags

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.

The recall, which affects just 90 2016-MY trucks, will let dealers fix a problem related to the air bag sensing and diagnostic module.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, Air Bags, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Georgia Aftermarket Parts Provider Joins HDA Truck Pride

Georgia–based Truck Parts Warehouse has joined HDA Truck Pride, expanding the network’s presence in the state.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Georgia, HDA Truck Pride

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Shrinks Again; Construction Remains Strong

Activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector has contracted for the second month in a row, and at the fastest rate in six years. Meanwhile, construction spending unexpectedly fell, but remains a bright spot compared to a year ago.

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Engine Lineup Gains 2017 GHG Certification

Photo: Cummins

Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, GHG, EPA, Engines

January 1, 2016 - Industry News

McNeilus Converts Carrier's OTR Trucks to CNG Power

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. has engineered and installed a custom NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for over-the-road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, Ill.

Tags: CNG Conversions, CNG, McNeilus

December 31, 2015 - Industry News

The News That Mattered Most to You

It’s customary to look back at the year just ended and here we do so by presenting the daily news stories posted by Heavy Duty Trucking that most caught our readers’ eyes throughout 2015.

Tags: Regulations, HDT Magazine

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DuraClass Introduces Tub Body Line

Photo: DuraClass

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT Tub Body Line.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 5, Class 3, Class 4, DuraClass, Dump Bodies

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Heavy rains and flooding have closed more than 225 roads in Missouri. Image via MoDOT

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.

Tags: Missouri Department of Transportation, Flooding, Missouri, Road Closure

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The show floor of the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.

Tags: ATA, Vehicle Repairs, TMC, Technicians, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Compliance Decal Proposal

FMCSA has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when it was manufactured.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

DOT Yanks Tanker Wetlines Proposal

In 2011, PHMSA proposed that loading/unloading wetlines on tankers be absent of any flammable liquids. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have amended haz-mat regulations on the transportation of flammable liquids in tanker wetlines.

Tags: PHMSA

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

Last-Minute Spot Freight Boosts Pre-Christmas Volume

Refrigerated freight volume showed unexpected strength on the spot market as the number of posted reefer loads fell just 1% for the week ending Dec. 26 compared to a 20% drop that’s typical during a holiday week, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 5 Videos of 2015

Photos: Jim Park

With the Ultimate Test Drive series, featuring tests of 2015's newest trucks, and our Focus On... Series, HDT produced original videos made for the people who live and breathe trucking.

Tags: Video Series, Ultimate Test Drive, Test Drive

December 29, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Charged with Manslaughter in Tracy Morgan Accident Case

An NTSB investigation found that driver fatigue played a role in the fatal accident. Image via NTSB

The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.

Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart

December 29, 2015 - Industry News

Rick Perry to Give Keynote at Omnitracs User Conference

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Photo via Omnitracs

Former Texas Governor and 2012 Republican presidential primary candidate Rick Perry will deliver the keynote address at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference.

Tags: Conference, Keynote Speech, Events, Omnitracs

December 29, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel 98 Cents Cheaper Than a Year Ago

For the seventh straight week, the average price of diesel fuel decreased. Gasoline saw a slight increase.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

December 28, 2015 - Industry News

CTA Elects Insurance Exec as San Francisco Chairman

Owen Oakley Photo via Heffernan Insurance Brokers

The California Trucking Association has elected Owen Oakley as the chairman for the San Francisco Trucking Association.

Tags: Leadership, California Trucking Association, People, Associations, California

December 28, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Accidentally Destroys Historic Indiana Bridge

Photo: Orange County Law Enforcement

A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.

Tags: Accidents, driver safety, Indiana, Bridges

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