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February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, above, as the latest part of the Clean Air Action Plan is adopted. Photo via Dave Proffer/Wikimedia

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Procurement, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Clean Air Action Plan, Drayage, Harbor Trucking Association, Ports

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Daimler Fleet-Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

An all-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz tri star may be on the market in just three years.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Actros

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a separate one on existing home sales revealed a decline for the second straight month amid higher prices and a supply shortage.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The Truck Tonnage Index gained 2% in Jan. 2018. Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates at or Near Record Highs

Measures of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates showed continued increases in January, according to newly released figures from one freight payment processor.

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Controversial Glider Kit Environmental Study Comes Under Fire

A study that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to roll back glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee unversity that conducted it. Photo: Tom Berg

A controversial study commissioned by Fitzgerald Glider Kits that played a key role in a recent EPA proposal to rollback glider kit restrictions has come under fire by the faculty of the Tennessee university that conducted it.

Tags: Regulations, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Glider Kits, OEMs, GHG Phase 2

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

January continued a three-month stretch of elevated trailer orders. Reefer orders were particularly strong.  Photo: Carrier Transicold

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Capacity, Trailer Orders

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Lags, but Homes, E-Commerce, Consumer Sentiment Rise

Several recent economic indicators, with the exception of a measure of the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities production, have all moved higher. That indicates economic activity in the first month to month and a half of 2017 is still very much alive, despite recent concerns about the future following stock market gyrations.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building

February 16, 2018 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 20 Products for 2018

HDT has announced its list of the Top 20 Products for 2018.

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its 2018 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant, and useful new product announcements from last year.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Three Former Employees Found Guilty in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

Three of the four former Pilot Flying J sales employees on trial for their roles in a fuel-rebate scam that defrauded trucking companies of millions of dollars have been found guilty.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Trial

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Sales Soar, Truck Maker Eyes Growth and Autonomous Tech

General Manager Kyle Quinn talks about Peterbilt's 2017 accomplishments. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

After reaching new market-share highs in Class 8 and vocational truck sales for 2017, Peterbilt has kicked off 2018 with an addition to its on-highway truck family and plans to continue to grow its market share as it also works on developing the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Market Share, Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

Tags: Leadership, Bendix, Awards, People

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

A fold-down ladder offers easy access to the Model 579 UltraLoft's upper sleeper bunk. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has introduced its new Model 579 UltraLoft, an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities, with a fuel efficiency boost as well.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Model 579, Sleepers

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 15, 2018 - Product News

Celadon Upgrades CelaTrac Freight Tracking Software

Celadon Group has released open beta testing to all users for its newly updated customer load-tracking platform CelaTrac.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Celadon Group, Asset Tracking

  
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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