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October 4, 2017 - Product News

MetTel Offers Connected Workforce Management Product

New York City-based MetTel will offer a mobile workforce solution called Fleet Management Solutions to help companies and municipal governments connect their workforce and vehicle fleet assets to the internet.

Tags: Connected Car, Internet of Things, Workforce Management

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Value Increases for 9th Straight Month

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year, July 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking along with the other four major freight modes moved more cargo by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in July when compared to a year ago, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, Railroads, Surface Trade

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Leading Transportation Strategist to Keynote Fleet Forward Conference

Dr. Stefan Heck will address how the fleet industry is leading the way regarding vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

Tags: Mobility, Shared-Use Mobility, Nauto, Fleet Forward Conference

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Increase in Healthy, Growing Market

Early numbers indicate a positive month for September’s North American Class 8 truck orders as the market continues to gain momentum heading into the fall order season, according to preliminary reports from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Shell Wants to Make Pickup Truck Official Vehicle of America

One of the mascot trucks by Tommy Pike Customs courtesy of Shell Lubricants.

To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell ROTELLA campaign, entitled Pickup Pride which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Shell Lubricants, Petitions

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

DOT Seeks Public Comment on Cutting Red Tape

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s stated intention to slice through red tape to benefit businesses, the Department of Transportation has issued a notification of regulatory review.

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

The new Volvo FH. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Biogas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Europe, LNG

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Possible Photo of Tesla’s Electric Truck Leaks on Reddit

Photo via Reddit

A post on the Tesla "subreddit" of Reddit.com shows a concept vehicle that appears to be Tesla’s unannounced electric road tractor.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Large Stake in Pilot Flying J

Photo: Pilot Flying J

Warren Buffet’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway has made a significant minority investment in truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with plans to become the majority stakeholder by 2023, the companies announced.

Tags: Investment, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Kinedyne's New Curtain-Side Solutions Address Changing Logistics Demands

A new curtain-side option is designed for delivery in tight urban areas.

Cargo-control company Kinedyne introduced several new products to help make cargo access faster and easier as the effect of e-commerce continues to spread beyond traditional final-mile transportation.

Tags: Kinedyne, Trailers, Cargo Securement, Last Mile Delivery, NACV Show

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Organizers Pronounce Inaugural NACV Show Success, Plan for 2019

Ribbon cutting for the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. From left-right Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Managing Board Member Deutsche Messe, Elisabeth Barna, COO American Trucking Association, Larry Turner, President and CEO Hannover Fairs USA, and Jim Glionna, Chairman and Founder Newcom Business Media. Photo: NACV

Organizers of the first North American Commercial Vehicle Show held last week say they’re happy with the results of the show’s business-to-business concept and focus on global technology, and they learned how to improve the next one, to be held in 2019.

Tags: NACV Show

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

NFI Acquires CalCartage, Increases Supply Chain Capabilities

With CalCartage’s expertise, NFI can provide heightened specialization in the retail, e-commerce, footwear, and apparel sectors.

Tags: NFI, Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Supply Chain Solution, Drayage, CalCartage

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Celadon Refinancing Amid SEC investigation

The Celadon Group continues to restructure its assets in an attempt to create more liquidity, while it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tags: Economy, SEC, Celadon Group

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

ATA: Keep NAFTA’s Mexican Truck Proviso to Curb Border Congestion

Photo: México Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

In no uncertain terms, the American Trucking Associations has made it clear it continues to support the provision within the North American Free Trade Agreement that allows approved Mexico-based motor carriers to operate in the U.S.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexican Trucking, NAFTA, Teamsters

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Fyda Freightliner Invests in Cascadia Simulator

Technicians check out the new Cascadia Simulator (image courtesy of Fyda Freightliner)

The simulator was supplied by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and includes a fully-functioning dashboard which can be connected to and run the Detroit Diesel GHG17 training engine, allowing the technician in training to see the interaction between the tractor and the engine.

Tags: Technician Training, Freightliner Cascadia, Fyda Freightliner

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

ConMet Develops Intelligent Wheel End Monitoring System

Photo: Evan Lockridge

ConMet has developed the SmartHub, an intelligent wheel end that will allow drives and fleet managers to monitor the health of a wheel end in real time.

Tags: Telematics, ConMet, Hubs, Wheel Ends, Data Analysis, NACV Show

October 2, 2017 - Product News

New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

This clear cover illustrates the attaching mechanism. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

Tags: Wheels, Aerodynamics, Wheel Covers, NACV Show

October 2, 2017 - Product News

Continental Launches ContiConnect Tire Monitoring Platform

Image: Continental

Continental launched the ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, allowing fleet managers to see tire pressure and temperature data for an entire fleet from a single web portal.

Tags: Telematics, Continental, Tires, Tire Pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, NACV Show, Maintenance, Data Analysis

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Orbcomm Acquires Blue Tree Systems

Orbcomm has acquired transportation management systems provider Blue Tree Systems Limited and its subsidiaries.

Tags: TMS, Blue Tree Systems, Mergers & Acquisitions, ORBCOMM, Telematics

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Surges, Construction Rebounds

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. turned higher in September, hitting its highest level in 13 years, according to newly released survey results of supply executives. A separate report showed construction spending rebounded after two straight monthly drops.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Gross Domestic Product

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, Fuel Costs, U.S. Bank, Fuel, Fuel Budgets

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Selling More TCi Locations

Three months after selling 27 Tire Centers stores to an independent tire dealer in the southeastern U.S. Michelin North America is planning to sell more of its TCi locations.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

Image: Volvo Group

Six weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration pulled their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea, Democrats in both the House and Senate are pushing back.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, OSA

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Rodriguez Distribution Joins Power Heavy Duty

Aftermarket parts distributor Rodriguez Distribution has joined Power Heavy Duty as a member company.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts and Service, Power Heavy Duty

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

Covenant Rebrands to Emphasize Variety of Services

Joey Hogan, president of Covenant Photo: Covenant Transport Services

Covenant Transport has rebranded itself as Covenant Transport Services, the carrier announced, to emphasize the variety of services offered by the group, which includes Covenant Transport, Covenant Transport Solutions, Southern Refrigerated Transport and Star Transportation.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Rebrand, Fleets

 
 
  
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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