October 22, 2015 - Industry News
Two large trucking fleets reported big increases in profits for the third quarter of the year. A fleet management and related services conglomerate also saw a hike, but things slipped for a niche trucking provider.
Tags: Economy, Ryder, Werner Enterprises, Forward Air, Knight Transportation, Fleet Earnings
October 22, 2015 - Product News
Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.
Tags: CARB, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Odyne Systems
October 21, 2015 - Industry News
Agility Fuel Systems has opened a new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, N.C., celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Tags: New Facility, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems
Like the other Class 8 OEMs, Peterbilt will return to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017, and will alternate its presence with the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.
Tags: Peterbilt Motors Company, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, ATA MC&E
There were 19,400 Class 8 truck orders booked in September, slightly down from August but coming closer to a “more sustainable pace," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Data solutions provider SMC³ has acquired Maryland-based fleet management software companyTransportation Costing Group.
Tags: Software, Mergers & Acquisitions, Truckload, Big Data, Less Than Truckload
There seems to be no let-up when it comes to weekly declines for rates on spot truckload freight market, as the amount of available cargo has also moved lower.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
IMI has launched a Facebook campaign to donate to drivers who face health problems and financial difficulty by trading in “Likes” for dollars.
Tags: Facebook, Donations, IMI, Awareness Campaign, St. Christopher Fund
The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of ATA when his contract expires at the end of next year.
Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E, Leadership, American Trucking Associations, Associations
DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, EPA, DHL Express, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, LPG
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has decided to “urge” both truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems and that ATA has “offered its support for a potential regulation” addressing this type of collision-mitigation safety technology.
Tags: NHTSA, ATA MC&E, Collision Mitigation
The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Pat Thomas as the federation’s 71st chairman, the association announced. Thomas is the Sr. VP of state government affairs for UPS.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, People
The Canada-based trucking industry engineering and research firm, PIT Group, will open a U.S. office to increase its presence in the country.
Tags: Canada, Research, Vehicle Testing, PIT
Kenworth is rolling out a service program for its trucks at certified dealers that would provide a full diagnostic analysis and repair estimate within two hours, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.
Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers
October 20, 2015 - Product News
'Just' creates an alternate method of scoring based on findings of independent enforcement experts and it makes the results available to fleets.
Tags: FMCSA, Vigillo, CSA score, CSA, ATA MC&E
After decreasing in August, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index rose again in September, though the gain didn't quite make up for the losses.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
Bestpass has introduced an exclusion zones feature that sends alerts to fleet managers to allow them to catch instances of unplanned toll usage or company policy breaches.
Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Fleet Managers, Bestpass
For the third year in a row, a survey of carriers and drivers has found that Hours of Service rules stand out as the biggest concern facing trucking in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: CSA, Hours of Service, ATA MC&E
Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E
Marten Transport reported a 9.9% increase in third quarter net income from a year earlier, due in part to increased dedicated business.
Tags: Economy, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both chambers of Congress.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, ATA MC&E
New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.
Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E
The system replaces the traditional first in, first out method of working on customers’ vehicles by diverting jobs that will take under four hours to special service bays with dedicated technicians.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, ATA MC&E
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