November 27, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has tested the 2017 F-Series Super Duty truck to ensure that it can perform while equipped with popular aftermarket equipment fitted to its cargo box.
Tags: Ford F-Series, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Truck Equipment
November 26, 2015 - Industry News
Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.
Tags: Michelin, Social Media, Drivers
November 25, 2015 - Industry News
Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.
Tags: Republic Services, Waste Fleet, Emissions Reduction, CNG
There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Cargo Vans, Charity, Compact Cargo Vans, Salvation Army
The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a talk on self-driving vehicles with the director of Google’s Self-Driving Car Program, Chris Urmson.
Tags: Google, U.S. Department of Transportation, Self-Driving Vehicles, Events
Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner/Western Star/Sprinter dealerships in Illinois, Missouri, and southern Indiana, has agreed to purchase the assets of Indiana-based Hill Truck Sales, Inc.
Tags: Truck Dealers
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.
Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems
Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-450, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups
American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories
Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices
Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing report on manufacturing.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Gross Domestic Product
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
The nomination period for Heavy Duty Trucking's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators is drawing to a close, with only a week left to submit nominations.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
Tire Service LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retread dealers.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni
Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry image and education movement, has opened at online store, ShopTMAF.com.
Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward
Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, added its first car hauler that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Logistics
The recall affects just 13 2016 model-year trucks built at Ohio Assembly Plant this past summer.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY
A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.
Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles
A measure of truckload rates moved higher in October from the same time last year, while intermodal rates continued moving lower, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion
Commercial Vehicle Group announced a new president and CEO and other cost-cutting and restructuring actions.
Tags: Leadership, Commercial Vehicle Group, People
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.
Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles
FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Military, Image, FedEx, Christmas
Following its acquisition of Goodyear's air springs business, Stemco named Donnie Wells vice president and general manager of Stemco Suspension Products.
Tags: People, Stemco
Congress has another two weeks to work on finishing up a highway bill, as President Obama Friday signed a bill extending federal transportation funding through Dec. 4. It was due to expire Friday night.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding
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