April 4, 2016 - Industry News
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The 2016 Ford Fall Commercial Van Season special cash incentives apply to the manufacturer’s Transit, Transit Connect, and E-Series Cutaway and Stripped Chassis.
Tags: Vans, Fleet Incentives, Ford
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
The majority of Americans would support road-usage fees to help fund transportation costs, according to a recent opinion survey by infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.
Tags: Taxes, Survey, Infrastructure Funding, User Fees
Global logistics provider DHL explores 26 key trends it contends could the impact logistics industry in the next five to ten years, in the newly released 2016 edition of its Logistics Trend Radar report.
Tags: DHL, Logistics
Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.
Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers
The parent to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight moved into the red in the first quarter of the year, according to its earnings report released Friday, as many other companies are also reporting weaker performances compared to a year ago
Tags: Economy, Earnings, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings
The new trucks are offered in regular- and crew-cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, 3.0L turbo-diesel engine, or 5.2L turbo-diesel engine, all with 6-speed automatic transmissions.
Tags: Chevrolet, Medium-Duty Trucks, Pricing, General Motors, Cabovers
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5-liter Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan Titan, Large Pickups
Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.
Tags: Lawsuits, Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.
Procede Software has appointed Robert Stockfleth as its chief technology officer..
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, Procede Software
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and freight forwarders. The meeting is part of the agency’s appeal for public comment on this issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers
Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.
Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors
UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.
Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, UPS Freight, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.
Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Patriot Transportation, Saia, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings
Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.
Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers
Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, Fleet Costs, Leasing
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software
Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices
The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Transportation and supply chain solutions company A. Duie Pyle has opened a new transportation service center in Newburgh, N.Y.
Tags: New Facility, LTL, A. Duie Pyle
Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
Three more companies offering trucking and related services issued first quarter earnings reports on Tuesday, with each reporting very different results.
Tags: Economy, Earnings, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, Heartland Express
Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.
Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding
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