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June 26, 2014 - Industry News

U.S.-NAFTA Truck Trade Posts April Increase

Percent Change in Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Flows by mode, April 2013 - April 2014. Credit: U.S. DOT

Two of five transportation modes, pipeline and trucks, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement trade in April 2014 than in April 2013 as the value rose to $100.1 billion, according new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Revised Trust Fund Proposal Drops Truck Tax Hike

Photo: Evan Lockridge

In an effort to prevent a shutdown of the federal transportation program, the Senate Finance Committee has drafted a proposal to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. The original version of the proposal included an increase in the heavy vehicle use tax, but that provision was dropped in deference to Republican concern about the proportion of revenue raisers to spending cuts in the proposal.

Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Recalls Suspensions Over Pivot-Bolt Problem

A defect in some Holland trailer suspensions has led to a recall that affects about 2,500 dry van and flatbed trailers. The trailer manufacturers are notifying owners.

Tags: Trailers, SAF-Holland, Trailer Suspensions, Recalls

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Court Upholds Racial Harassment Ruling Against Trucking Company

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a earlier ruling in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's favor in obtaining a jury verdict and more than $243,000, along with injunctive relief, for victims of racial harassment and retaliation perpetrated by A.C. Widenhouse, a Concord, N.C.-based trucking company.

Tags: North Carolina, Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Love's Opens Rebuilt Oklahoma Truckstop

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new location in Erick, Okla. on I-40, Exit 7, replacing the facility that opened in 1989.

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Used Big Rig Sales Decline in May

The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in May dropped 12% below April’s volume, according to the latest release of the "State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks," from commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.

Tags: Research, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Spending $69 Million to Upgrade Virginia Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks is making a $69 million investment in new equipment and processes while embarking on a plant redesign that it says will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.

Tags: Volvo Trucks

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Unveils Euro-Style ProMaster City Compact Van

Due for production late this year, the 2015-model van is a North Americanized version of the popular Fiat Doblo.

Tags: Ram Truck, Compact Cargo Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Chrysler, Fiat

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, Safety, TRW Automotive

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Coaching and Scoring Feature Debuts for SmartDrive

SmartDrive Systems announced Wednesday it added a custom coaching and scoring feature to its on-board video-based safety system.

Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Drivers, Information Technology

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Michael Hof Named Link Manufacturing Sales, Marketing Director

Commercial vehicle suspension system manufacturer, Link Manufacturing, announced the recent hiring of Michael Hof as director of sales and marketing.

Tags: People, Link Manufacturing

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Convention in October

The American Trucking Associations on Wednesday opened registration for this year's ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. It will be held Oct. 4 through Oct. 7 at the San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Industry Event

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Detroit Marks Production of 250,000th Heavy Duty Engine Platform

Less than seven years after introducing its Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit Diesel on Wednesday marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Daimler Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Task Force Makes Recommendations to Improve Port of N.Y and N.J. Movements

A task force has released its report making nearly two-dozen recommendations that it said will improve truck congestions and air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Involving Swift Truckers

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Swift Transportation

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Expands Maine Terminal

The renovated facility contains 43 doors, more than 60% more doors than the original service center. The company first established its presence in Maine in 2005.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Maine, Fleets

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Wyden Offers Highway Trust Fund Patch

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is proposing a three-month patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. The patch would be paid for with general funds, balanced by adjustments including raising the heavy vehicle use tax.

Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation, Congress

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Posts Biggest Drop Since Great Recession

UPDATED -- The U.S. economy shrank at its steepest rate in the first quarter of the year since first quarter of 2009, amid the Great Recession, according to a new estimate from the Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Rod Strata Named TMW Systems Executive Vice President of Operations

Rod Strata, a veteran of more than 30 years in the transportation, supply chain and enterprise software industries, has joined TMW Systems as executive vice president of operations.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW Systems, People

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Watson Engineering Team Up for CNG

Compressed natural gas component supplier, Mainstay Fuel Technologies, said Tuesday Watson Engineering will provide components and fabrication services for its proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Advantage Automated 10-Speed Now Optional with MaxxForce 13 Diesel on ProStars

The new powertrain gets up to 5% better fuel economy than older tractors with manual transmissions, the company says.

Tags: International, Navistar, MaxxForce 13, ProStar, Eaton Advantage

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Blu LNG Adopts Comdata's SmartSight System

Blu partners with Comdata to deploy system that allows the trucking industry to use any fleet fueling card or major credit card at all Blu LNG fueling stations

Tags: Comdata Smart Solutions, Blu, Compressed Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Comdata

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

DTNA Launches Parts E-Commerce Platform

The robust inventory system will include access to over 100,000 SKUs, which can be purchased online – anytime, anywhere. After purchase, customers will have the option to immediately print a single invoice for the purchase of all of their parts.

Tags: DTNA, Daimler Trucks North America, Pinnacle, Parts

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Establishing Global Tire Technical Center in Ohio

When Cooper's new worldwide center of excellence for tire science and technology is fully operational it will employ 40 scientists and engineers, many of whom will be in highly specialized technical roles. Technology developed will be deployed at Cooper facilities around the world.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

FTR Adds Canada, Mexico to Truck and Trailer Outlook Report

The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.

Tags: Research, Trucks, Trailers, FTR

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