November 16, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Ryder System Inc.
A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 was introduced in the House Nov. 16.
Tags: Highway Bill, U.S. Congress, Elected Leaders
A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.
Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
More gloom than boom, but no doom sums up the economic outlook for 2016 presented by FTR economists in the latest State of Freight webinar hosted by the research and analysis firm.
Tags: FTR, U.S. Economy, Economy
A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels
A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.
Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight
ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Cargo Theft, ABF, Roehl Transport, Security, American Trucking Associations
While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declareda Minnesota truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after medical problems caused a fatal accident last month.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard
California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
Tags: CARB, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
The 2012-model trucks sold in 2011, a good year, should push down prices as freight tonnage and demand now seems to be softening slightly.
Tags: Used Trucks, Truck Sales, Class 8
Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Clean Diesel Vehicles
A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.
Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter
CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.
Tags: Ford F-150, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, 2016-MY, Westport
Taken separately, new reports on freight movements in the U.S. on freight volume, shipper spending and even the spot market seem to run almost counter to one another. A deeper dive into the analysis shows why activity has slowed but is not widespread.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, Freight Index, Cass Freight Index, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.
Tags: Nissan, Towing, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Nissan Titan XD
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Senate has approved a bipartisan motion that instructs Senate conferees to the highway bill to oppose the inclusion of a provision that would allow 33-foot long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Highway Bill, Truck Size/Weight
November 11, 2015 - Product News
Webb Brake Adjusters is partnering with HDA Truck Pride to sell their clearance-sensing automatic slack adjusters at more than 700 distributor locations.
Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride, Automatic Slack Adjusters
One truck component supplier moved from a profit to a loss in the third quarter of the year while a natural gas engine provider took on more red ink.
Tags: Economy, Meritor, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport
Signaling the movement of holiday goods, the number of posted van and refrigerated loads on the spot truckload market increased as the rate in one of the three major sectors moved slightly higher for a change.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Mergers & Acquisitions, CNG, Worthington Industries
Reyco Granning has named Raoul Steenekamp vice president of engineering and Ramin Zarrabi vice president of manufacturing.
Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, Aftermarket, People, Suspensions
Class 6 GVW trucks now operating in commercial fleets now have an average 21.2-year lifespan due to their reliability, durability, and use in a variety of applications, IHS Automotive's commercial vehicle director told WorkTruckOnline.com.
Tags: Class 6, Truck Rental, Box Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, IHS Automotive
HDA Truck Pride is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.
Tags: Training, ASE, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians
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