August 28, 2015 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
UPS received the milestone 50,000th Paccar MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck at a ceremony at Kenworth headquarters Wednesday.
Tags: Kenworth, UPS, Paccar MX Engine, T680
Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy
Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing
Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.
Tags: Ride and Drive, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo, City of Columbus
East Manufacturing has named Tom Welch as its dealer liaison, a newly created position responsible for dealer network growth, improvement and support activities.
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, East Manufacturing
Shipments and new orders of manufactured durable goods, including a key economic indicator inside this sector, posted impressive gains in July, according to a new Commerce Department report, but it’s hardly a long-term trend.
Anheuser-Busch has replaced all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled tractors, the brewing company announced. By transitioning to CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Missouri, CNG, Anheuser-Busch, CNG Conversion
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE
Gains on the retail side of the used truck market were offset by decreases in the auction and wholesale markets.
Tags: Wholesale Market, Retail Sales, ACT Research, Auctions, Used Truck Sales
August 25, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet has introduced the ConnectedFleet Platform which integrates software and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics to form a comprehensive fleet mobility solution.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, PeopleNet, Connected Vehicle Technology
The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Kentucky, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Non-Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Full-Size Vans
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