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  • Diesel Dips 0.2¢ to $2.595 a Gallon

    The U.S. average retail price of diesel slipped 0.2 cent to $2.595 a gallon as oil prices dropped below $50 a gallon and U.S. rig counts continued to rise.

  • UPS Appoints Juan Perez to Lead Reorganized Unit

    UPS Inc. announced the alignment of all technology and engineering functions into one organization and reassigned Juan Perez to chief information and engineering officer.

  • Mack, SAF Holland Roll Out Extra-Heavy-Duty Options

    MONTREAL - Equipment manufacturers Mack Trucks and SAF Holland rolled out extra-heavy-duty options here at the ExpoCam truck show, while an executive with trailer maker Manac Inc. pointed out that his customers often have to heat their dry vans.

  • Amazon to Deploy Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts

    Internet retailer Amazon.com has committed to depoloy forklifts powered by hydrogen fuel cells from Plug Power Inc. at some of its fulfillment centers and will work with the Latham, N.Y.-based company to develop new applications for hydrogen fuel systems.

  • Tiger Cool Express Receives Funding, Hires President

    Tiger Cool Express, a provider of refrigerated intermodal service launched in 2013, has received "significant" additional equity funding from the company's private equity backers, according to CEO Tom Finkbiner, who also said that he plans to step down later this year after a successor is found.

  • OL International Acquires Project Cargo Specialist Orion Marine

    Ocean freight forwarder and logistics firm OL International Holdings has purchased Orion Marine Corp., a 45-year-old company that specializes in moving project cargo, oversize loads and hazardous freight to remote locations worldwide.

  • Demand for Warehouses Rises in Houston Fueled by Online Shopping

    The hottest niche in Houston's recovering real estate market is warehouses, evidence of the city's growing position as a distribution center for consumer goods in a rapidly evolving retail environment.

  • U.S. Concrete Buys Sand Supplier in New Jersey

    U.S. Concrete has acquired assets of Corbett Aggregates Cos. in Quinton, N.J., in a move to control the supply of sand for its ready-mixed concrete operations in New York City and to supply other customers.

  • Oklahoma Port Sees Increased Tonnage on Stronger Energy Sector

    Shipping activities picked up in March at the Port of Muskogee in Oklahoma, which ended the first quarter of the year on a high note after struggling several months to gain momentum.

  • ExpoCam Provides Recruiting Opportunities for Companies

    MONTRÉAL - Mercer Transportation Co. is a regular at the Mid-America Trucking Show because the flatbed carrier and MATS share Louisville, Ky., as a hometown - but that was not a reason to avoid ExpoCam.

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  • Trailer association seeks faster review of GHG lawsuit

    EPA’s request for 90-day delay could hamper industry, TTMA says.

    The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) is coming out in support of the Trump administration’s decision to review the Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) final rules, but a request for a 90-day pause to address TTMA’s lawsuit could hurt manufacturers if the implementation date is not pushed back.

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  • Road to driverless trucks clogged with unanswered questions

    Driver training, safety, and cybersecurity among the topics discussed during FMCSA listening session.

    With nearly daily media reports detailing new breakthroughs of highly automated commercial vehicles (HACVs), it may seem they are almost ready for large-scale use.

    Yet a public listening session sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) illustrated just how many questions remain to be answered before the technology can become a reality on the nation’s highways.

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  • FourKites forges new integrations with JDA

    New connections aim to heighten freight visibility and “orchestration” within JDA’s transportation management system.

    FourKites is finalizing some new “integrated enhancements” with read more

  • Peterbilt to make collision mitigation standard on Model 579

    Decision comes after five years of “positive feedback” from Peterbilt customers regarding the Bendix Wingman Advanced system.

    Peterbilt Motor Co. plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation safety system a standard feature on its Model 579 highway tractor starting July 1.

    A radar-based collision mitigation system aimed specifically at reducing rear-end collisions, Wingman Advanced also offers adaptive cruise control with braking as well as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), Bendix noted.

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  • TomTom unveils ELD system and driver terminal device for light vehicles

    With ELD upgrade, firm’s WEBFLEET service can now track HOS data and record DVIR information.

    TomTom Telematics is rolling out two new items this week: an electronic logging device (ELD) system dubbed WEBFLEET ELD Manager along with the TomTom PRO 2020 “driver terminal” for light vehicles, which provides “detailed connectivity” for large fleets.

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  • Speed limiters, elephant races, and professional drivers

    Despite the Trump administration’s putting the brakes on federal rulemaking, OOIDA is ramping up its own regulatory push back: The small business trucking group has created a video demonstrating the dangers of speed-limited trucks. But are speed limiters really the issue? A veteran professional driver doesn’t think so. Better driver training and "common courtesy" are the real solutions to the problems caused by big rigs driving side by side on the freeways.

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  • Maintenance training for U.S. Army mechanics

  • UPS to deploy electronic beacons to spot misloads

    Big Brown says it expects the new technology will help cut “misloads” by 70%.

    United Parcel Service  (UPS) is going to start installing electronic “beacons” in delivery vans as a way to alert employees if a box has accidently been placed in the wrong vehicle.

    The company said its new Preload Smart Scan program uses Bluetooth-enabled beacons that communicate with scanning devices worn by package loaders.

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  • Indiana raises fuel taxes as part of road bill

    Tennessee, Colorado among other states tackling funding shortfalls.

    The Indiana legislature approved an infrastructure funding measure that increases the state’s diesel and gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon on July 1, while ensuring that all of the money gained from that fuel tax bump is completely dedicated to roads by 2025. 



    Gov. Eric Holcomb – elevated to the position last January to replace Mike Pence, who is now Vice President of the U.S. – indicated he will sign the measure projected to boost road funding by $1.2 billion a year by 2024. 



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  • What your drivers (still) don’t know about roadside inspections

    Cargo securement will be a key focus for the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this June. Here are some tips from a former DOT officer.

    Back in the day, when Andy Blair served as a Department of Transportation (DOT) officer, he used the North American Standard Out of Service Criteria book to write tickets and place trucks out of service (OOS) during roadside inspections.

    Now, he’s urging fleets and their drivers use the book as a tool to help keep their trucks in service during inspection season – especially where cargo securement is concerned.

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  • NG Class 8 Retail Sales Off to Booming Start

    U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy-duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today by ACT Research.

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  • BOSS Introduces First Stainless Steel Spreader

    The new stainless steel BOSS FORGE v-box hopper spreader uses some of the heaviest gauge stainless steel in the category—including drive train and hopper, a ½-horsepower motor and one of the industry’s most robust inverted V options.

    Available for winter 2017, the BOSS FORGE is one of the few stainless steel spreader models in its class to offer both pintle feed and auger chain systems with the same hopper and a planetary gearbox designed to deliver high-efficiency performance across a wide range of ice control material.

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  • Wabash Buys Shuttered Boat Factory in Minnesota

    Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant in Little Falls, Minn., and says it will invest $11 million to renovate and equip the plant on a vast 53-acre site on the Mississippi River, with plenty of room for expansion, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

    Wabash has pledged to employ 70 by 2019 and 100 or more within five years. Workers will make the company’s next-generation molded structural composite interiors for refrigerated and other trailers.

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  • FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR HEAVY DUTY PARTS OPERATIONS

    Could your business benefit from capital to acquire inventory, expand sales, develop new markets?  We have funding earmarked specifically for distributors and small to mid-sized manufacturers of truck and trailer parts and equipment.  Reply to hdpartsco@gmail.com for more information.  Serious inquiries from legitimate, existing enterprises only please.

     

  • Navistar Introduces New Class 8 RH Series

    Navistar is introducing a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec’d with the OEM’s new 12.4-liter A26 engine – unveiled back in March – as its standard power plant.

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  • Carrier Transicold South, RETO Named Carrier Transicold Dealers of the Year

    Carrier Transicold South of Lake City, Georgia, was named Dealer of the Year–North America, and Refrigeración Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (RETO) of Guadalajara, Mexico, was named Dealer of the Year–Latin America at the recent annual meeting of Carrier Transicold’s Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas dealers.

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  • Mack’s Proprietary 16,000-pound Front Axle Now Available for Order

    Mack Trucks’ proprietary 16,000-pound front axle is now available for order on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models.

    Built to bear the heavier loads commonly found in Canada, the 16,000-pound Mack FXL front axle enables carriers to transport more cargo, improving productivity and efficiency.  It is also available in the U.S.

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  • Volvo’s New VNR Model Designed for Regional Haul

    Volvo Trucks North America unveiled the new Volvo VNR model, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.

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  • NTEA Hires Survant as Senior Director of Fleet Relations

    The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. In this newly created role, he will work with Christopher Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to lead the association in serving truck equipment distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets.

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  • XL Hybrids Receives CARB Executive Order for Ford Transit Conversions

    XL Hybrids announced it received a California Air Resources Board Executive Order (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered Ford Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.

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