September 4, 2015 - Press Release
Energy services provider Piedmont Natural Gas and convenience store operator The Spinx Company have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C., the companies announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, South Carolina, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
September 3, 2015 - Industry News
Chevron Products Company announced that senior staff engineer Shawn Whitacre has been selected as the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.
Tags: Chevron, Oil, Delo Lubricants, PC-11
The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's highway, transit, rail and safety programs and the Highway Trust Fund.”
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill, New York State, New England
Preliminary numbers for Class 8 truck orders show near two-year lows in August, per the latest projections from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week will run run Sept. 6–12, with participation from law enforcement agencies across North America.
Tags: Inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA
Commercial and government fleets added 350,837 trucks in classes 3-8 through the first half of 2015 for a 12.1 percent increase from the comparable period a year ago, according to IHS Automotive's second quarter commercial vehicle report.
Tags: Ford, Class 6, IHS Automotive, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration
September 3, 2015 - Press Release
VNG.co has implemented compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a newly opened Circle K location in Houston, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
September 2, 2015 - Product News
BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015.
Tags: Warranty, Tires, Extended Warranty, BFGoodrich
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
Shell has refreshed its WhatisPC-11.com website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.
Tags: Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.
Tags: GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.
Tags: China, Double Coin, Tires, Manufacturing, CMA
Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, Ore.
Tags: Vehicle Testing, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America
Rates on the spot freight market keep moving slowly downward as the amount of freight to haul edged just slightly higher by 0.1% overall over the past week.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.
Tags: Eaton, Leadership, People
Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday reported its financial losses widened during its fiscal third to $28 million, or a loss of 34 cents per diluted share.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings, International Trucks
September 1, 2015 - Industry News
Women In Trucking has announced the winners of the association’s "I Heart Trucking" photo contest which ran from June 23-24.
Tags: Contest, Photo, Awards, Women in Trucking
Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions have entered into a merger agreement to create a new alternative fuel vehicle and engine company.
Tags: Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.
Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators
IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, National Retail Systems, IKEA, Drayage
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
Tags: CARB, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vouchers, State Grants
Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, People, Leadership
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 14th straight week, but crude oil futures spiked on word that OPEC member countries were concerned about low oil prices.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
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