January 6, 2015 - Product News
J.J. Keller is offering a truck driving school program designed to train student drivers to use electronic logs, also known as e-logs or electronic logging devices (ELDs). The program features the Encompass E-Log system from J.J. Keller.
Tags: Information Technology, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, ELDs, E-logs
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Hankook Tire appointed Hee-se Ahn as the president of Hankook Tire America Corp., effective Jan. 1. Ahn will also function as the company’s chief operating officer for business operations throughout the Americas.
Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Leadership, Tires, People
ABF Logistics acquired the privately held truckload brokerage firm Smart Lines Transportation Group for $5.17 million in cash. The acquisition of the Oklahoma City-based company will expand ABF's third-party logistics operations into the Oklahoma City market.
Tags: ABF, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, ArcBest Corp., 3PL
Diesel prices continued their recent and steep decline into the New Year, aided by oil prices that are the lowest in nearly six years.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: safety, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, inspections
January 5, 2015 - Global News
AB Volvo completed the purchase of 45% of Chinese automotive manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles, first announced two years ago.
Tags: China, DongFeng Commercial Vehicles, Volvo Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global
The Canada-based customs broker Farrow Co. has acquired CK Logistics Inc., an established customs broker and logistics firm headquartered in San Antonio.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Brokers, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions
Clean Energy Fuels sold a majority interest in the McCommas Bluff biomethane production facility to minority interest owner Cambrian Energy, but it will continue to have the right to market and sell biomethane produced at the facility.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Biomethane
Intermodal rail traffic moved by U.S. railroads posted a healthy gain for all of last year, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Canada, Mexico, Railroads, Intermodal, Association of American Railroads
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, but it was the slowest pace in six months, according to the nation’s supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
January 1, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.
Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, Utility Fleets, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, International WorkStar, NHTSA
December 31, 2014 - Industry News
Cowan Systems announced that Dennis Morgan will be the new president of the company effective Jan. 1, 2015. Morgan is leaving his current role as the company’s chief operating officer.
Tags: Leadership, People, Cowan Systems LLC, Logistics, Promotions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that random testing for controlled substances would remain at a rate of 50% in 2015.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol Testing
FRP Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday its board of directors unanimously approved the separation of its freight transportation business, Patriot Transportation Holding Inc., soon to be known as New Patriot, from its real estate business.
Tags: Fleets, Patriot Transportation, Florida Rock & Tank Lines
The spot freight market posted its usual seasonal lull the week of Christmas, but one sector saw a slight overall rate improvement, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Was 2014 a great year for U.S. economy or not? What were the biggest influences on it and how did it affect trucking? It’s all a matter of the perspective of who you ask. HDT's Evan Lockridge offers his year-end take on the subject.
December 30, 2014 - Product News
PacLease unveiled a new web site which was designed for viewing and access on a mobile device.
Tags: Paclease, Website, PACCAR Leasing
December 30, 2014 - Industry News
The Retread Tire Association announced that it would donate $100 to back up the company’s Retread Challenge, which is meant to prove the safety of tire retreads.
Tags: safety, Retreads, Retread Tire Association
PeopleNet announced that it has updated its software to suspend the July 1, 2013 34-hour restart provisions.
Tags: PeopleNet, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Tags: Recalls, 2005-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
The action affects 553 front-discharge concrete mixer vehicles manufactured from Aug. 20, 2012, to Dec. 5, 2014.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Construction Fleets
FedEx acquired third party logistics company Genco, expanding the company’s portfolio to include reverse logistics which deals with the processing of returns for retailers.
Tags: 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, FedEx, FedEx Ground
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.
Tags: Congress, Taxes, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
ASA Electronics hired Courtland Jones as Project Engineer for the company’s expanding engineering team. ASA designs and engineers electronics devices for commercial industries including JENSEN Heavy Duty products.
Tags: Accessories, Vehicle Electronics, ASA Electronics
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