July 15, 2016 - Industry News
Averitt Express has pledged to add 1,200 veterans to its driving workforce by 2020 as part of its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
Delays of two or more hours per stop was a common problem for carriers, costing the companies time and potential business.
Tags: Shippers, Brokers, DAT Solutions, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
Geotab USA has hired Susan Miller as senior fleet account manager. Miller will be responsible for further developing their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.
Tags: New Hire, McDonald's, Geotab
More than 40% of all medium- and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States – 4 million of 9.5 million diesel trucks – are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines.
July 15, 2016 - Product News
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer has developed a climate controlled straight truck called the Stoops Specialty Trucks Lite truck in response to customer demand.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Custom Vehicles, Straight Trucks
A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Business Inventories
July 15, 2016 - Global News
Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced the latest growth phase of its partnership with Freightliner Manitoba to now include six Freightliner maintenance facilities across the province of Manitoba.
Tags: Canada, Freightliner, Petro-Canada Lubricants
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Association sees it, the FAST Act highway bill included numerous provisions that, once implemented, will improve motor carrier safety.
Tags: FMCSA, CVSA
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’17 conference organizers have announced “Developing Diverse Solutions,” as the theme for next year’s annual aftermarket conference.
Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW, Distributors, Suppliers
Heavy Duty Trucking has won another journalism award for last year's Driver Dilemma series, a regional Gold Award for Feature Series from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in its 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence.
Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.
Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Safety Technology, TMC, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Meritor Wabco has received the 2015 Excellence in Quality and the 2015 On-Time Delivery Performance Awards from Hino Motors.
Tags: Hino Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Awards, Suppliers
An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.
Tags: Lawsuits, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Class Action Lawsuit
Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.
Tags: 3D Printing, Parts Printing, Global
July 13, 2016 - Press Release
IronPlanet announced that buyers on IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, and GovPlanet can take advantage of instant express financing on equipment purchases when they want to bid.
Tags: Vehicle Financing, IronPlanet, TruckPlanet, GovPlanet
July 13, 2016 - Product News
International Truck now offers predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks.
Tags: LoneStar, International, Fuel Economy, ProStar
Spot truckload freight rates showed either a big improvement or turned in a disappointment over the past week while a monthly gauge of the market reveals its best performance of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index
Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft, Allison Transmission, CNG, Propane Autogas, Transmissions
A U.S. Transportation Department measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation's for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in May from April, the second consecutive monthly gain, and is just 1.5% below the all-time high level hit in December 2014.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Pat Thomas, current American Trucking Associations chairman and senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, has been named the 17th recipient of the J.R. “Bob” Halladay Award.
Tags: UPS, ATA, Leadership, Awards
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
Oklahoma has reached a milestone of having at least one compressed natural gas (CNG) station every 100 miles along its interstates in a private-public partnership that began in 2011, according to an announcement from NGVAmerica.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, CNG Fueling Stations, Elected Leaders
Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have established a pilot program for testing automated long-haul trucks using platooning technology.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Missouri, Truck Platooning
A new government forecast is calling for double-digit gains in diesel prices next year, although gasoline is expected increase by only half as much.
Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
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