June 30, 2015 - Global News
Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.
Tags: Volkswagen, MAN, People, Scania, Global
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability system are a good start, but American Trucking Associations says there's much more to be done.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, NTSB
June 30, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper option for short- and regional-haul applications is now available through the company’s dealer network.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Sleepers, Model 567
A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.
Tags: Commercial Driver's License, Driver Shortage
June 29, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Fuel Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.
Tags: National Safety Council, Driver Safety Tips, Holiday Driving
Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.
Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets, 3PL, Global
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday unveiled proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, including changing some intervention thresholds to better reflect crash risk.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Enforcement
June 29, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth’s 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available as an option for the company’s T680 and T880 trucks.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, T880, T680
Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.
Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sysco, US Foods
Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, GE Capital, Element Financial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets, Fleet Management Companies
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System
Waste Management’s Grand Central Hauling Co. subsidiary has launched 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks, along with a public-access CNG fueling station, in Plainfield Township, Pa., the company announced.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pennsylvania, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending
The Port of Oakland has announced that it is testing sensors to measure how long trucks servicing the port are waiting to enter marine terminals.
Tags: Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
GE Capital has released a national survey of middle-market trucking company executives examining the financial performance, operational issues and economic outlook of trucking businesses.
Tags: GE Capital, Industry Research, Survey
June 26, 2015 - Product News
GE Capital Fleet Services has announced a contract with Verizon Networkfleet to offer customers an electronic truck-compliance system for the upcoming electronic hours of service regulation requirements.
Tags: Information Technology, J.J. Keller, GE Capital Fleet Services, HOS, eLogs, Verizon Networkfleet
Giti Tire USA has announced that tire industry veteran John Aben is joining the company as its senior vice president.
Tags: Leadership, Tires, People, Giti TIre USA
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program since it began in 2011.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans
Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Non-Manufacturing, Personal Income
Used Class 8 truck sales in May fell 11% compared with the previous month, to 2,496 units, according to the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
A three-day protest at the Port of New Orleans by independent truck drivers has come to an end after meetings between the truckers and terminal operators.
Tags: New Orleans, Ports, Driver Pay, Port Trucking
Is driver over-reliance on this technology an unintended downside of having this lifesaving equipment onboard? That's what a panel of subject matter experts at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference will be exploring.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Safe Driving, Fleet Events
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