September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty
Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.
Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets
Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GHG emissions, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.
Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions
September 22, 2015 - Press Release
Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Georgia, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed, Trailer Orders
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station in Mississippi, the company announced.
Tags: Mississippi, Clean Energy Fuels, LNG Fueling Station, LNG
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
The prices of diesel and gasoline fuel dropped further for the week amid a volatile crude oil market, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Crude oil prices are moving higher amid concerns that low prices have led to too many crude production cuts.
Tags: Oil Prices, Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
Vipar Heavy Duty has announced that its VHD Equipment Network of distributors will transition into the Power Heavy Duty network on Jan. 1, 2016.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Mergers & Acquisitions, Distribution
Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Home Sales
Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking
September 21, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software has partnered with HubTran to offer back office document management for its transportation management software.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Aljex Software, Document Management, Integration, Information Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
There were 20,200 Class 8 truck orders in August, beating projections from earlier in the month but well below last year’s numbers, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Global OEM engine cooling manufacturer TitanX announced plans to enter the North American market under the name TitanXend.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Engines, Cooling Systems
Mark Rourke has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has been with Scneider since 1987.
Tags: Leadership, People, Schneider
Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Norfolk Southern
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