December 14, 2015 - Industry News
The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding a bio-based corrosion inhibitor to the salt brines used for de-icing to reduce the potential damage to vehicles and roads this winter.
Tags: Colorado, Corrosion, Winter, De-Icing
Power Heavy Duty has added Laredo, Texas-based parts distributor SR Parts as its latest member company.
Tags: Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors, Parts and Service
December 14, 2015 - Product News
Bestpass reached several company milestones in 2015, including processing over $350 million in tolls, increasing users by nearly 50% and expanding to four new states.
Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Weigh Stations, Bestpass
The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.
Tags: Ford F-250, Dealers, Lawsuits, Syria
December 12, 2015 - Industry News
Dealers will replace Kidde handheld fire extinguishers in 2012-2016 NPR, NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR diesel trucks, as well as in 2012-2015 NPR and NPR-HD gasoline-powered trucks.
Tags: Isuzu, 2012-MY, Recalls, Isuzu NQR, Isuzu NPR, Isuzu N Series, 2016-MY
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
The builder appointed two senior sales and marketing executives with Wisconsin transportation manufacturing backgrounds.
Tags: Leadership, People, Marketing, Stoughton Trailers
Both retail sales and prices at the wholesale level rose the most in months during November, according to two separate economic reports released on Friday. These will join other numbers that will be considered in a few days when the Federal Reserve considers an interest rate hike.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve, Producer Prices
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will offer 17 in-person sessions in 14 states next year.
Tags: Technician Training, Brakes, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
Heavy and certain light and medium trucks make up the largest share of transactions for first three quarters of 2015, says IHS Automotive.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks, IHS Automotive, Class 3, Used Truck Sales
December 11, 2015 - Press Release
Alliance AutoGas has announced the pursuit of CARB certification for the 2016 Ford Transit, which it is currently taking orders in 49 states for.
Tags: CARB, EPA, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, CARB Certification, Blossman
Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15% in November from the month before, largely due to a drop in demand for flatbed trucks, but there were slight improvements in rates including into this month.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The huge fleet says it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark.
Tags: Arkansas, J.B. Hunt, Employment
Given how much industry feedback — dating back five years — informed the writing of the electronic logging device mandate announced Thursday, it’s not surprising that stakeholder reaction right out of the gate is mostly positive, with owner-operators marking the exception.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Hours of Service, Regulations
The HorseFly octocopter works with a modified WorkHorse walk-in electric van, which acts as a mobile base for the aircraft, to deliver packages.
Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets
The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
Telematics and fleet management companies PeopleNet and TMW Systems will combine their separate annual user meetings into a single event called IN.SIGHT this September.
Tags: telematics, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events
Element Financial Corp. has appointed nine executives to its fleet sales team with the bulk of the appointments specializing in fleet management sales for commercial trucks. The appointments bring together personnel from the recent acquisition of GE Capital's fleet business, Element announced.
Tags: New Hire, fleet management companies, Element Fleet Management, Fleet Executives, Element Financial
Inventor, engineer, and businessman Eldon D. Jones has passed away at the age of 90. Jones was the founder of dump body and hoist manufacturer Crysteel Manufacturing in Lake Crystal, Minn.
Tags: TBEI, Crysteel Manufacturing, Hoists, Dump Bodies
Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.
By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
The natural gas-powered fleet is part of a collaboration between Virginia Transportation and American Honda Motor Co. in Alabama.
Tags: Honda, Peterbilt, Alabama, Fontaine Modification, CNG Conversions, CNG
Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.
Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service
Expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for next year have been revised lower, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook issued this week by the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Economy, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
Mesilla Valley Transportation says it has selected SmartDrive’s video-based safety device for its fleet of more than 1,300 tractors.
Tags: Collision Prevention, Driver Training, Fleet Safety, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Monitoring Systems
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