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September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Grooming Its President for Larger Role

Derek Leathers in a panel discussion at the Truckload Carriers Conference in 2013. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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

Diesel Prices Down Again but Oil Prices Surge

Source: EIA

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Element Financial Closes Acquisition of GE's Fleet Unit

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar to Offer Engine Reprogramming via Wi-Fi

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Houston Public CNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver Week Slated for Oct. 18-24

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 Offers Additional Warranty Option for Clutches

Photo: Eaton

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Lockheed Martin Invests In Truck Platooning Technology

Image via Peloton

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

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Image courtesy of CALSTART.

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

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

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

GMC Sierra HD Adds Steering Assist, Gooseneck Trailering

Photo of GMC Sierra HD AllTerrain crew cab courtesy of GM.

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

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Firestone Industrial Names New President

Scott Damon, Firestone Industrial Products newly appointed president. Photo: Firestone

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

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Ports to Adopt Appointment System

Photo: PierPass

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

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

TCA President Steps Down

Brad Bentley resigned from his position of president of the TCA. Photo: TCA

Truckload Carriers Association president Brad Bentley resigned from his position, citing family obligations, the association announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, TCA

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

Photo by Evan Lockridge

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

OnGuard Active to Sense Stationary Objects in Lane Ahead

Though the driver can’t see the “car,” OnGuard Active’s radar can, and the system brakes the truck to a stop. Higher road speeds might have meant a collision, but damage would’ve been less than if the truck hadn’t slowed at all. Thus “mitigation” rather than “avoidance.”

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

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Steve Keppler Departing CVSA for IANA

Steve Keppler

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.

Tags: CVSA

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner 122SD Gets Two Optional Allison Transmissions

Image: Freightliner

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

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

ConMet Expands Aftermarket Sales Team

ConMet sales and service regions. Image: ConMet

Consolidated Metco, Inc. has added three new members to its aftermarket field sales team: Scott Wilson, Debbi Howard, and Brent Burich.

Tags: Aftermarket, ConMet

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Falls During June

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

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

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Injuncts Ridge Corp.’s Green Tail Aero-Device Business

TrailerTail panels fold out to reduce aerodynamic drag. Photo: ATDynamics

Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California on August 24 granted Stemco subsidiary ATDynamics’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction against Ridge Corporation’s Green Tail aerodynamic-device business.

Tags: Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

August 27, 2015 - Product News

Michelin Rolls Out Regional Drive SmartWay-Verified Retread

Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread Image: Michelin

The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread provides high mileage, fuel efficiency and scrub resistance for regional and super-regional applications, according to the tire maker.

Tags: Michelin, SmartWay, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Growth Accelerates in Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew by leaps and bounds in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, according to a new government estimate released Thursday, which should ease investors fears in the wake of a global stock market sell-off.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

August 27, 2015 - Press Release

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Tags: California, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Execs Talk Trucks and Trucking

Kenworth GM Preston Feight talks with trucking reporters at Kenworth's headquarters. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

In a wide-ranging discussion with trucking journalists at its headquarters Tuesday, Kenworth executives shared their insights on topics ranging from autonomous trucks to the safety of the industry.

Tags: Economy, Kenworth, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vertical Integration


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