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August 26, 2016 - Industry News

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: June 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT.

New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Image: FMCSA

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations

August 25, 2016 - Press Release

TravelCenters of America Begin Accepting U.S. Bank Fleet Card

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.

Tags: Fuel Cards, U.S. Bank, TravelCenters of America, Convenience Stores

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

Photo courtesy of Rastrac.

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall, according to an ACT Research report.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Makes Changes to Better Serve Owner-Operators and Big Fleets

Every Bestpass transponder Photo: Bestpass

Toll payment and management solution provider Bestpass has launched two new departments aimed at owner-operators and large fleets to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to those segments.

Tags: Tolls, Owner-Operators, Bestpass, Toll Management

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas, Regulations

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Founder to be Inducted Into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

J.B. Hunt Transport Services founder Johnnie Bryan Hunt will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Hall of Fame.

Tags: Hall of Fame, Intermodal, Awards, J.B. Hunt, Supply Chain Management, People

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11, Engine Oils

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Photo of ISX12 engine courtesy of Cummins.

Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.

Tags: Cummins, Cummins ISX12, HP Ratings

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Truckload Rates Fail to Gain Except in Louisiana Flood Zone

A 0.9% decline in the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market outweighed a 0.2% drop in truck postings for the week ending August 20, resulting in freight rates showing no improvements, except for areas in Louisiana affected by flooding, while fuel prices ticked higher.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

WIT Seeks Influential Woman in Trucking Award Nominations

Last year's winner Kari Rihm of Rihm Kenwortth (center) accepts her award. Photo: Navistar

Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2016 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Tags: Women in Fleet, Awards, Women in Trucking

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces MC&E Featured Speakers

The show floor of the 2015 MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations has announced the lineup of featured speakers for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition being held on Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Conference, ATA, ATA MC&E, Speakers

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Seeking Nominations for Top 50 Green Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2016 Top 50 Green Fleets.

Tags: Sustainability, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Annual Fleet Efficiency Study Helps NACFE Benchmark Fuel-Saving Trends

Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, NACFE, Fuel Economy

August 24, 2016 - Global News

Scania Introduces New Model 10 Years in the Making

Photos: Gustav Lindh, courtesy Scania

Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.

Tags: Europe, Scania, Global

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Omnitracs Launches Online Educational Hub for Fleet Managers

Screenshot via Omnitracs

Omnitracs has launched FleetScience digital hub, a new educational website designed for fleet managers, providing resources for business best practices with an emphasis on technology.

Tags: Online Tool, Fleet Managers, Omnitracs, Training & Education

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, GDP Expectations Lowered

A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of long-term economic growth have been moved lower and the housing market is suffering from low inventory levels.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Shippers Challenge Liability Changes in Uniform Bill of Lading

Some shippers are unhappy about changes to the standard bill of lading used by less-than-truckload carriers.

Tags: LTL, Bill of Lading

August 23, 2016 - Product News

Apex Capital Offers Roadside Assistance Program

Apex Capital is now offering access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing and accident dispatch services through the company’s 24/7 Roadside Rescue program.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Parts and Service, Apex Capital

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Stemco Stengthens Capabilities of Wheel End Division

Aftermarket parts manufacturer Stemco is strengthening the support, engineering and training capabilities of its Wheel End division through the creation of three new area manager positions, the company has announced.

Tags: Leadership, Aftermarket, People, Stemco, Parts and Service, Wheel Ends

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Source: ATA

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

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