September 1, 2015 - Industry News
Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions have entered into a merger agreement to create a new alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.
Tags: Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport Innovations
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.
Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators
IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, National Retail Systems, IKEA, Drayage
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants
Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 14th straight week, but crude oil futures spiked on word that OPEC member countries were concerned about low oil prices.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.
Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems
TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Houston, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place the week of Oct. 18-24.
Tags: Citation, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
August 31, 2015 - Product News
Eaton has extended the warranty coverage on the company’s aftermarket Advantage Series and EverTough clutches with the purchase of a Genuine Eaton Clutch Installation Kit.
Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions, Extended Warranty, Clutches
Lockheed Martin has reached an investment agreement with Peloton Technology to accelerate the development and deployment of the company's truck-platooning technology.
Tags: Investment, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
Tags: Trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
August 28, 2015 - Industry News
The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.
Tags: Towing, GMC Sierra, GMC, 2016-MY
Firestone Industrial Products has named Scott Damon its new president succeeding John Vincent who has been the president since 2010.
Tags: Leadership, Firestone Industrial Products Company, People
To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
Truckload Carriers Association president Brad Bentley resigned from his position, citing family obligations, the association announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, TCA
UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
August 27, 2015 - Industry News
Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard radar-based collision mitigation system will react to stationary objects as well as slower moving objects in an enhanced version that will be available early next year.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Collision Mitigation, Vehicle Safety
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that Stephen A. Keppler, its executive director since 2009, is leaving CVSA after 15 years to accept the position position of senior vice president with the Intermodal Association of North America.
Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.
Tags: Freightliner, Severe Duty
Consolidated Metco, Inc. has added three new members to its aftermarket field sales team: Scott Wilson, Debbi Howard, and Brent Burich.
Tags: Aftermarket, ConMet
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America Free Trade Agreement partners fell in June, according to a new Transportation Department report, totaling $99 billion, as all modes except truck carried less freight.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
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