April 27, 2015 - Industry News
A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.
Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
Growth in the U.S. service sector during April eased from a seven-month high in March, according to the financial information services provider Markit, but numbers still point to strong start to the second quarter.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
Omnitracs, LLC has launched an informational website on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate-- www.ELDfacts.com.
Tags: FMCSA, ELD, Omnitracs, ELDs, NPTC
April 25, 2015 - Industry News
A truck crash that killed five nursing students in Georgia is leading to renewed calls from one safety advocacy group for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks.
Tags: Collision Avoidance
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
March used Class 8 truck sales jumped 14% over February to 2,770 units for the month according to the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, OOIDA, NHTSA
Orders for big ticket, long lasting durable goods increased 4% in March, the biggest gain in eight months, but a key indicator of business investment fell for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations
April 24, 2015 - Product News
Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.
Tags: Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Tractors
The holding company for trucking companies Covenant Transport and others moved to a profit from a loss in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
Landstar System reported record first quarter diluted earnings per share of 67 cents on record first quarter revenue of $762 million.
Tags: Earnings, Landstar System
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
A big jump in truck sales helped push profits higher in the first quarter for the network of dealerships under the Rush Enterprises banner.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Earnings
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on its potential development of a program that would take into consideration a motor carrier’s “proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies” when evaluating the company’s safety program.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Highway Safety, CSA
Sales of new homes in the U.S. during March fell the most in more than 18 months following three straight monthly gains, according to the Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
Freight transportation provider Forward Air Corp.'s first quarter profit fell more than 50% from a year earlier on 20% higher revenue.
Tags: Earnings, Forward Air
Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles
Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.
Tags: Yokohama, Medium-Duty Trucks, Tires, Cabovers
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters union was defeated in a representation election at the Con-way Freight facility in Buffalo, N.Y. This marks the sixth election in which Con-way employees have voted against representation by the union.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions
East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer.
Tags: California, Trailers, Flatbeds, Dealers, East Manufacturing
April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is displaying its new Canter route delivery truck at this week's NAMA OneShow, a trade show for automatic merchandizers and the U.S. vending industry.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter FE, Route Delivery Truck
Net trailer orders in March saw an incremental increase over February as OEMs are still increasing build to meet the surge in orders from late last year.
Tags: OEM, Reefers, FTR, Flatbed, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
Werner Enterprises Inc. on Wednesday reported its first quarter net income increased 61% from the same time last year, while total revenue moved just 1% higher.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings
A measure of truckload rates shows it hitting an all-time high in March, increasing 5.1% from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates
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