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June 20, 2016 - Industry News

TranSource Location Meets Mack Certified Uptime Center Standard

The Greensboro, N.C., location of TranSource has been designated a Mack Certified Uptime Center, becoming one of the first 15 dealers in North America to receive the distinction.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Mack Trucks, Service Center, Uptime, Dealers

June 20, 2016 - Global News

Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, Daimler Trucks, Global

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, Class 5, Electric Trucks, State of California

June 19, 2016 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Demand in May Remains Weak

A "capacity imbalance" continued to affect the North American Class 8 tractor market, reflected in May North American commercial truck order numbers as reported by ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Truck Orders

June 17, 2016 - Global News

Iveco's New Stralis Series Includes Gas Power

“Stralis NP is the first and only gas truck that has demonstrated it can be used in long-haul missions,” said Pierre Lahutte, brand president. Its range on LNG is up to 900 miles.

Tags: sustainability, Natural Gas Vehicles, Europe, Euro VI, Iveco

June 17, 2016 - Industry News

NY-NJ Ports Pushed to Reinstate Older-Truck Ban

Image: PANYNJ

Key New Jersey politicians along with activist groups, including the Teamsters union, on June 16 pushed for launching a more aggressive program to replace older trucks operating at the Port of New York and New Jersey to reduce the impact of air pollution on nearby residents, per a Journal of Commerce news story.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Port Trucking, Diesel Emissions

June 17, 2016 - Industry News

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Alabama

Photo: Truckworx Kenworth

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, New Facility, Dealership, Truck Dealers, Alabama

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

DOT to Audit Truck Loading and Unloading Delays

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General has initiated an audit of commercial motor vehicle loading and unloading delays in response to provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill, which became law late last year.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA

June 16, 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks Adds Productivity and Safety Features

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America has launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware.

Tags: Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks North America, Telematics

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits

June 16, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Integrated Telematics Through Omnitracs

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has expanded its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics, providing real-time GPS location information as well as performance data.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Omnitracs, Telematics

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference to Explore Changing Truck Safety Technology

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference. Photo: Mark Campbell

Hot-button safety and compliance issues such as electronic logs and the technology at work behind tomorrow's autonomous vehicle will be discussed at next month's Fleet Safety Conference.

Tags: Driver Safety, Bobit Business Media, Fleet Safety, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Preliminary Numbers Show Declining Trailer Orders

Commercial trailer demand dropped in May compared to the previous month’s orders as part of a seasonal slowdown, according to the latest projection from ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Within Fed Target

Retail prices inched up again in May, while a closely watched measure of inflation by the U.S. Federal Reserve remains slightly above a level that sets the stage for an interest rate hike later this year.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Rates Barely Move Despite Big Gains Along Certain Lanes

The latest weekly numbers on the spot truckload freight market are both a good news and not so good news situation.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Murder Indictments for Driver, Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.

Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud, Collision Mitigation

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Mergers, Acquisitions Dominate 3PL Market

Big mergers and acquisitions deals changed the third-party logistics market in 2016, with XPO Logistics leading the way with $100 million worth of deals.

Tags: Amazon.com, Trend Analysis, 3PL, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

QuikQ Hires Operations Director

Cardless fuel purchasing company QuikQ has announced that trucking industry veteran Tamara Wilson has been brought on as the company’s director of operations.

Tags: Fuel Cards, Leadership, Fueling, People

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Agility Merges with Hexagon to Create Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Fuel Systems and composite CNG cylinder maker Hexagon Composites have announced a merger of the two companies, creating a new entity, Agility Fuel Solutions.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Falls, Wholesale Prices Up

A decline in manufacturing activity helped push down the amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May, while prices at the wholesale level moved higher for the second straight month, according to economic reports released Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Business Inventories

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Aim of Bendix Parent Company Acquisition

Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.

Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles

June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body Taking Orders for Classic II, SL Service Bodies

The Classic II Service Body (PHOTO: Reading Truck Body)

After recently enhancing its two key product lines, Reading Truck Body LLC is now actively taking orders and shipping its updated models of the flagship Classic II and SL service body lines to its customers.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Auction Volumes Steady but Slow

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Class 8 auction volume has remained steady but well below the second half of 2015, according to analysis of the commercial truck market by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Tags: Class 8, Vehicle Pricing, NADA Used Car Guide, Used Trucks

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Names VP of North American Parts Sales

Carlos Junquera has been named Navistar’s vice president of sales, North America parts, the company announced.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership, People, Parts and Service

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Virtual Technician’s 200,000th Installation, 5th Anniversary

Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.

Tags: DD15, DD13, DD16, Detroit Virtual Technician

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