January 7, 2016 - Product News
Hino Trucks has partnered with service relationship management solutions provider Decisiv to enable communication and collaboration between fleets and dealers for service and repair events on Hino trucks.
Tags: Telematics, Hino Insight, Hino Trucks, Decisiv
A digital referral feature has been added to WorkHound’s driver recruiting and retention platform, allowing drivers to refer possible new hires through the WorkHound app.
Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Starship Technologies, a new company launched by former Skype co-founders, will introduce fleets of delivery robots, which will have zero cost, zero waiting time and zero carbon dioxide emissions.
Tags: Delivery Fleets, Starship Technologies, Robots
Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.
Tags: Emissions, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.
Tags: Leasing, Maintenance, DEF, Penske Truck Leasing, Commercial Rentals
Alliance Autogas has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel propane-autogas versions of vehicles powered by Ford's 6.8L V-10 and General Motors' 6.0L V-8 spark-ignited engines.
Tags: EPA, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, Ford Super Duty, Ford F-650
Women In Trucking is seeking industry professionals for its Image Team to represent the association and bring awareness to causes affecting women in the trucking industry.
Tags: Women in Trucking, MATS, Women Drivers
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Class 8 truck orders rebounded while Class 5-7 orders remained strong in December, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Greenkraft’s custom fuel system for a 6.0L engine running compressed natural gas or propane has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Cabovers, Bi-Fuel CNG
Truck component remanufacturer TransAxle has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Remanufactured Parts, Distributors
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has provided a list of the locations under consideration for placing toll gantries, should lawmakers approve a controversial plan to begin truck-only tolling.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Highway Funding
January 6, 2016 - Product News
Hendrickson has incorporated responsive design into its website portfolio, allowing the pages to be viewed and interacted with on a variety of different screen sizes and types.
Tags: Website, Hendrickson, Mobile Devices
Average rates for flatbeds and reefers on the spot freight market ticked slightly higher during the final week of 2015 and first two days of this year compared to the week before, according to DAT Solutions and its load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
January 5, 2016 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America is offering a selection of fitness, food and wellness options aimed guiding drivers toward a healthier lifestyle.
Tags: Driver Health, TravelCenters of America, Driver Wellness
Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.
Tags: Ford F-150, Emergency Response Vehicles, Ford, Commercial Drones
FMCSA is seeking comment on an exemption sought by CRST from the rule that requires the holder of a commercial learner's permit to always be accompanied by a commercial driver's license holder seated in the front seat while the CLP holder performs behind-the-wheel training on the road.
Vehicle size and weight violations topped the list of the most common warnings and citations given during CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week late last year.
Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has started construction of a full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, slated to open in April 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off more than 900 people at its Freightliner plant in North Carolina, according to published reports, an action expected to be temporary as the company adjusts to expectations of a softer year for truck sales.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Class 8, Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing Plant
CORRECTED -- Land-Air Express of New England may reopen this week after being placed out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 29. The out of service order apparently resulted from an unsatisfactory audit in early November. As of Tuesday, the less-than-truckload company was awaiting the go-ahead to resume operations.
Tags: FMCSA, LTL, Out of Service, Land-Air Express
January 4, 2016 - Industry News
The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline dropped slightly in the last week of 2015, capping off a year marked by falling energy prices.
Tags: OPEC, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices
The recall, which affects just 90 2016-MY trucks, will let dealers fix a problem related to the air bag sensing and diagnostic module.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, Air Bags, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY
Georgia–based Truck Parts Warehouse has joined HDA Truck Pride, expanding the network’s presence in the state.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Georgia, HDA Truck Pride
Activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector has contracted for the second month in a row, and at the fastest rate in six years. Meanwhile, construction spending unexpectedly fell, but remains a bright spot compared to a year ago.
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