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May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Names Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its Operating Committee

Jeff Allen Photos: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Wide Steer Axle for Vocational Lineup

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has added the Paccar 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles to its vocational lineup, the company announced.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Axles, Vocational Trucks

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

Photo: FMCSA

A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow hair testing in lieu of urinalysis to meet drug- testing requirements for truck-driver applicants.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Hair Testing, CDL

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 9, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Trucks to Get Green Light in North Dakota

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc., has announced that PrePass-approved trucks will soon be able to use the electronic screening technology to bypass weigh stations in North Dakota.

Tags: North Dakota, Help Inc., PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators: It Pays to Focus on Data and People

HDT's Deborah Lockridge and Phillips' Rob Myers discuss fleet management with Innovators honorees (l-r) Altrichter, Lo Priore, Obermeyer, and Swart. Photo: Jack Roberts

Forward-thinking fleet executives touched on a variety of hot-button topics at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange fleet networking conference in Phoenix, including filtering data, using specs to your advantage, and motivating technicians and drivers.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX, Fleet Events

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Drivetrains

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Urges Congress to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, a national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, joined a coalition of trade associations representing the biodiesel supply chain to urge Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders' tax credit, saying it is crucial to the competitiveness of the alternative fuel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Congress, NATSO, Tax Credits

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Wins Regional Azbee Award for Modern Maintenance Manager Series

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has won a Regional Gold Award in the 2017 Azbee Awards of Excellence for last year’s editorial series on the Modern Maintenance Manager.

Tags: Awards, ASBPE

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

TCA’s Deborah Sparks Joins Wreaths Across America

Deborah Sparks Photo courtesy of TCA

Deborah Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association, has announced that she will leave the organization to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America.

Tags: Leadership, Charity, People, TCA, Wreaths Across America

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

USA Truck Appoints Werner Hugo SVP of Trucking Operations

USA Truck has announced that Werner Hugo, formerly of 7 Hills Transport, has joined its senior leadership team as senior vice president, trucking operations.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Stock in Danger of Being Delisted from NYSE

Celadon Group announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it has failed to meet the exchange's listing standard, which could result in the company’s stock being delisted.

Tags: Economy, Financial Report, Celadon Group, Stock

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

Tags: TBEI, Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Unveils More Intuitive Website

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SAF-Holland has announced the launch of its new website, SAFHolland.us, featuring a more intuitive and easier-to-navigate design.

Tags: Parts, New Website, SAF-Holland

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

STS Truck Services Wins HDA Service Award

STS Truck Services was recognized as the 2016 HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the organization’s annual Membership meeting in Orlando.

Tags: Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service

May 8, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

Photo: RealWheels

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Aerodynamics, RealWheels, Wheel Covers

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

McLeod Software Hires Kenneth Craig as Vice President

Ken Craig Photo courtesy McLeod Software

Transportation software provider McLeod Software has expanded its senior leadership team, adding Kenneth Craig as vice president of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, McLeod Software

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Mayors Push For Infrastructure Task Force

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has formed a task force on infrastructure aimed at working with President Trump and Congress to develop and pass a major infrastructure package. The task force will be headed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Tags: Infrastructure, Mayor, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Walmart Recognizes 12 Carriers of the Year

Photo: Walmart

Walmart Transportation has recognized 12 trucking and transportation providers as the retailer's 2016 Carriers of the Year, an honor given to companies that support Walmart-owned stores and facilities.

Tags: Partnership, Awards, Walmart

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline is Monday

2016 Safety & Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services. Photo: Chris Wolski

The deadline for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award is Monday, May 8, so get your nominations in before the end of the day.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Events

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest in a Decade, Factory Orders Move Higher

Unemployment in the U.S. has fallen again, hitting its lowest level in a decade but minus any contribution from trucking in April, according to a new report released Friday. Meanwhile, a separate report shows some improvements in the nation’s struggling manufacturing sector.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, GDP, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: ArcBest Loss Grows, P.A.M. Transportation Profit Slips

The parent company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight and others saw its first quarter losses grow despite healthy shipment growth and improved pricing, while a truckload carrier saw lower profits but beat expectations.

Tags: ABF, PAM Transport, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: YRC Worldwide 1st Quarter Loss Doubles

Financial losses for YRC Worldwide Inc., parent to both national and regional less-than-truckload carriers, more than doubled in the first quarter of the year despite a small upturn in revenue.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Fleet Earnings

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

Photo: Jim Park

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

Tags: TRALA, Department of Homeland Security, Terrorism, TSA, Safety

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