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September 10, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound After One-Month Decline

Freight Transportation Services Index, July 2010 - July 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6% in July from June, following a single month decline.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight Transportation Services Index

September 10, 2015 - Global News

Navistar Gets $369 Million Military Order for Afghanistan

Trucks for Afghanistan are based on International WorkStar vocational chassis. Some will get armored cabs.  Photo: Navistar

The order consists of 2,293 vehicles based on WorkStar vocational chassis to support the Afghanistan Security Forces, with first deliveries in January.

Tags: Navistar, Military, International Trucks, Navistar Defense

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

XPO Logistics to Buy Con-way in $3 Billion Deal

XPO Logistics announced late Wednesday that it is buying Con-way Inc. in a $3 billion deal that will make XPO the second largest LTL provider in North America and expand its global contract logistics platform.

Tags: 3PL, LTL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Con-way Inc., XPO Logistics

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

We're Looking for the 50 Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking wants to identify some of the "greenest" fleets in the country for our 2015 Top Green Fleets issue and at the same time learn more about our nation's fleets.

Tags: Green Fleets, Survey, Awards, Top 50 Green Fleets

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Adds 125 Hybrid Step Vans

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS has purchased 125 Workhorse E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step vans to reduce operating costs and save fuel, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company announced. The E-Gen trucks will be replacing gasoline-powered vehicles.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates Rebound Slightly

Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates finally recovered a little last week after a period of higher demand and declining fuel surcharges, while flatbeds continued to lose ground, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Diesel Trucks, FCA, Large Pickups

September 9, 2015 - Product News

Orbcomm Offers Services Through Mobile Apps

Orbcomm has launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for the company’s services and its Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal.

Tags: Reefers, ORBCOMM, Asset Tracking, Mobile Apps

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

The Zelten's green Volvo VNL 730, nicknamed "Kermit." Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

Photo of Royal Mail vans via Wikipedia.

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

Tags: Diesel, Vehicle Purchasing, Replacement Cycles, United Kingdom, USPS

September 8, 2015 - Product News

DAT Offers Freight Market Analytics Online

Image: DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has launched an online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the 149 North American markets with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

Tags: Freight, Analytics, Load Board, DAT Solutions

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from constituents about the abysmal condition of roads and bridges in their home states and districts.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Reversal Ends 14-Week Decline

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose for the first time in 3 ½ months, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Bergstrom Appoints Industry Veterans to Key Roles

Bill Gordon has been appointed to the role of division president of Bergstrom Parts and David Stoos was named director of new business at Bergstrom Inc.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, HVAC, People, Bergstrom, Parts and Service

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Old Dominion Sees Increased LTL Freight in Current Quarter

Photo courtesy ODFL

With about three weeks remaining in the third quarter of the year, the less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday reported increases in the amount of freight it has handled over the previous two months.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Less Than Truckload

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

Navistar Board Member Passes Away

John D. Correnti

John D. Correnti, a member of the Navistar Board of Directors, died on August 18. He was 68.

Tags: Navistar, In Memoriam

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Gains 700 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.1%

Photo: Schneider National

August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

ANG Opens CNG Station for N.Y. Grocery Fleet

American Natural Gas (ANG) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) facility at Northeast retailer Tops Friendly Markets' distribution center in Lancaster, N.Y., the fuel distributor announced. The facility, built by ANG and located at 5873 Genesee St., will fuel Tops’ new fleet of 55 CNG tractors leased from Ryder System.

Tags: New York, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

OnGuard Collision Mitigation Offered on Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is now available for medium-duty trucks, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor Wabco, Collision Mitigation

September 4, 2015 - Product News

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

Tags: Macropoint, Patents, Freight, Asset Tracking

September 4, 2015 - Press Release

GPS Insight Releases Hours-of-Service Solution

GPS Insight announced the release of the new GPS Insight Hours of Service solution enabling organizations with a paperless Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant system.

Tags: FMCSA, GPS Insight, HOS, Big Data

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shorepower Offers Free Power For Driver Appreciation Week

Image via Shorepower

During the week of Sept. 14 -20, Shorepower will be giving away 10 hours of free power to drivers at 62 Truck Stop Electrification host sites as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Shorepower Technologies

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