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September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Unveils New Super Duty With Aluminum Body

Ford's 2017 Super Duty Photo: Ford

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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Technicians Win 1, 2, 3 at TMC SuperTech

Eric Vos, 31, won TMC SuperTech's grand championship in testing this week near Orlando. He's standing with some of his tool prizes.

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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Photo: Werner

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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The NPTC's National Driver All-Stars. Photo: NPTC

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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Show Little Post Labor Day Week Jump

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 23, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Sluggish, Construction Declines

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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

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 Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Transmissions

The UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission. Photo: Eaton

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

Georgia Refuse Company Launches CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Advanced Disposal.

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

September 22, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Chart: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

September 22, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Dips Slightly in August

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

September 22, 2015 - Industry News

Dry Van Surge Drives Trailer Order Increase

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

September 22, 2015 - Press Release

Mississippi's First LNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

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

Diesel Prices Decline Further

Photo: Jim Park

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Affect U.S. Production

An oil well in North Dakota. Photo: ConocoPhillips

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

VHD Equipment Network to Merge With Power Heavy Duty

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Slow

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Truckers Like Reserved Parking — But Not Paying for It

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 Adds HubTran Back Office Management Features

via HubTran

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Awards $55M to Boost PHEVs, Fuel Efficiency

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

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

TMC Hears Ideas on How to Add Members, Activities

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

Class 8 Truck Orders Subdued by Soft Economy

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

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

TitanX to Enter the North American Aftermarket

Global OEM engine cooling manufacturer TitanX announced plans to enter the North American market under the name TitanXend.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Engines, Cooling Systems

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

Schneider Names New Top Executive

Photo: Schneider

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

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Restructures Triple Crown Services

Photo: Norfolk Southern

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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