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July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Interstate 10 To Reopen After Bridge Collapse

Photo via Caltrans

Interstate 10 near the border between California and Arizona will reopen to traffic this week after the bridge was washed out earlier in the week by flooding.

Tags: Caltrans, Flooding, I-10

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

International Secures Order for Over 1,000 Trucks

International LoneStar Photo via International

International Truck has announced securing an order for 1,050 Class 8 trucks from an unnamed provider of fleet and owner-operator leasing services.

Tags: LoneStar, International Trucks, ProStar, Truck Orders

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Dismisses Reason Foundation Call for Tolls

Photo: Jim Park

A report from the Reason Foundation outlining the benefits of tolling for infrastructure has been denounced by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Knight, Covenant Report Higher Profits

Earnings Watch: Two primarily truckload carriers, Knight and Covenant, saw higher profits in the second quarter, but lawsuit-related expenses kept Knight from reporting more.

Tags: Economy, Covenant Transport, Knight Transportation, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

OOS Violations Down in This Year's Brake Check

Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.

Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Out of Service Violations

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Goes Standard With Collision Mitigation Systems

UPS driver Bill Lazarski of Chicago (left) and UPS Freight driver Paul Savill of Cincinnati (right) are fans of the collision mitigation technology that's now standard equipment on every new UPS Class 8 tractor the company orders. Photo courtesy UPS.

UPS is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders.

Tags: UPS, Collision Avoidance, Bendix

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Seeing July Doldrums

The availability of truckload freight on the spot market hit a lull during the week ending July 18 compared to the previous week, leading to a decline in rates and load-to-truck ratios in all three equipment types, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Attendees Can Enjoy Southern California

With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events, Future Trucks, Fleet Technology Expo

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Existing Home Sales Leap; Industrial Production Revised Downward

Economic Watch: Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors, while a separate report shows post-recession industrial production levels are not as strong as earlier thought.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Sales, Federal Reserve

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Falls Again In June

Graph via ATA

Flat production and dropping retail sales dragged down truck freight in June, with the American Trucking Associations' seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index falling 0.5% to 131.1.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Great Dane Names Leadership Appointments

Great Dane announced several leadership appointments to its management team affecting sales, marketing and customer experience.

Tags: Leadership, People, Great Dane

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Lower for Forward Air, Hub Group, Rush Enterprises

Two freight transportation providers, Forward Air and Hub Group, along with dealer group Rush Enterprises, saw second quarter earnings drop.

Tags: Economy, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Earnings, Forward Air, Hub Group, Truck Dealers, Fleet Earnings

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Facility Wins Paccar Supplier Award

A Michigan-based SAF-Holland manufacturing facility has received the Paccar 2014 50PPM Quality Award.

Tags: Paccar, Awards, SAF-Holland, Suppliers

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.

Tags: FMCSA, Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Imminent Hazard

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Delaware Offers $2.7M In Alt-Fuel Incentives

Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, Tax Incentives, State Grants

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

Two top Senators reached agreement today to put forward a bipartisan, multi-year highway bill that would fund projects for the next three years — leaving it to the next Congress to determine how to fund its final three years.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Restored Mack Part of Evel Knievel Exhibit Tour

Knievel once used the rig to tour the U.S. and Canada. Found in a field in Florida, it was taken to Topeka, Kans., for restoration. Photo via Mack Trucks

The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.

Tags: History, Mack Trucks, Restoration

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Profit 24% Higher Than Year Ago

Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises reported record profit for the second quarter of the year on slightly lower revenue as it continues to make progress in implementing rate increases.

Tags: Economy, Werner Enterprises, Fleet Earnings

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Test Site Opens for Automated and Connected Vehicles

Photo via University of Michigan

Navistar is the latest truck maker to get involved in autonomous vehicles, with its involvement in a project that aims to implement a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.

Tags: Navistar, Connected Vehicle Technology, Automated Driving, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Slow in June, As Expected

Photo by Evan Lockridge

Orders for heavy-duty vehicles in June were slightly off May's pace, while a factory move helped drive medium-duty truck orders down during the month.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down for Two Consecutive Months

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued a now two-month-long streak of decreases

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Blossman's Propane Autogas Transit

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, EPA Certification, Propane Conversion, Blossman

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Dry Van and Reefer Orders on the Rise

Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.

Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Bridge Collapse Closes I-10 in California

Photo: Cal Fire

A bridge collapse in Southeastern California has forced the closure of a section of Interstate 10 near the state border for an indefinite period of time

Tags: Flooding, Road Closure, I-10

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