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June 30, 2015 - Global News

Renschler Named Chairman at Scania

Andreas Renschler. Photo courtesy Scania.

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

ATA on CSA Proposal: Move to 'Risk-Based' Enforcement

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 Available for Order

Peterbilt's 58-inch sleeper is made for weight-sensitive applications and includes the amenities of Peterbilt's larger sleeper configurations. Photo: Peterbilt

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

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Would Address Minimum Driver Age

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

Diesel Prices Drop Again as the Streak Continues

Source: Energy Information Administration

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

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving

Automotive Fleet photo.

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

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Kuehne Nagel Purchases 3PL Provider ReTrans

Credit: Kuehne and Nagel Group

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

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to CSA

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

Mid-Roof Option Available on Kenworth Trucks

The new Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the company’s Kenworth T680 and T880. Photo courtesy of Kenworth

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

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Sysco Ends Merger Agreement With US Foods

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

File photo of GE Capital Fleet's Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

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

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

Image via: www.feinstein.senate.gov

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

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

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

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks, Fueling Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

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

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Best in Five Months

American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Oakland Port Tests Sensors to Measure Wait Times

Photo via Port of Oakland

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

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

GE Capital Survey Forecasts Expanding Trucking Industry

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 Uses Verizon for HOS System

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

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Vet Joins Giti Tire Leadership

John Aben, Giti Tire's new senior vice president. Photo via Giti Tire USA

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

Over 10,000 Veterans Used the CDL Skills Test Waiver

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

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Jumps, Service Sector Declines

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

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Down, Prices Flat

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

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Declines

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by Mode: April 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

NOLA Protest Ends As Port Addresses Trucker Concerns

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

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Learn How to Integrate Safety Policies and Technology

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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