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February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Spot Van, Reefer Rates Fall While Flatbeds Keep Climbing

The flatbed market continued to be the brightest of the three major spot truckload sectors last week, according to new numbers released by DAT Solutions, based on activity from its load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Stellar Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase ACI

Stellar Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of American Crane, Incorporated (ACI) and Tire Trucks International (TTI).

Tags: Stellar Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, American Crane International, Tire Trucks International

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

Image: WhiteHouse.gov

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Tags: FMCSA, NHTSA, Donald Trump, Regulations, Lawsuits

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites, acquiring its service body line. (Photo courtesy of PalFleet)

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Upfitting, Palfinger, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions, PalFleet

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler’s Global Truck Chief Bernhard Resigns

Wolfgang Bernhard Photo: Daimler AG

Wolfgang Bernhard has resigned from the Board of Management of Daimler AG, the company announced on Feb. 10.

Tags: Leadership, Daimler, People, Resignations

February 9, 2017 - Press Release

Walter Surface Technologies Names President, COO

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the appointment of Marc-André Aubé as its president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Walter Surface Technologies, Promotions

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Universal Waste Systems Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager at UWS Universal Waste Systems Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Tags: Maintenance Management, New Hire, Refuse Fleets

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Sceenshot: WTNH New Haven, Conn.

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

Tags: Winter Driving, Snow Removal, Winter, Driver Safety

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

National Powerline Hires Fleet Manager

Specker

Dan Specker was named fleet manager for National Powerline.

Tags: New Hire, Construction Fleets

February 6, 2017 - Press Release

Jasper Gives President's Award to Orlando Branch

For the third consecutive year, the Orlando, Fla., branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2016 at the company’s annual sales banquet.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Awards

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

Sen. Fischer

The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

CarriersEdge Adds Food Safety for Drivers

CarriersEdge announced Food Safety for Drivers, a training module for preparing drivers to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Tags: Driver Training, CarriersEdge, Safety

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump ‘Freeze’ Only Technically Delays Driver-Training Rule

Photo: FMCSA

Thanks to a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued by the White House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has “temporarily delayed” the effective date of its final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Donald Trump

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Dealers, Parts and Service

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Waste Hauler Sells Off Operations

Photo courtesy of Wrightspeed Powertrains

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Ratto Group announced it will sell off its refuse operation, North Bay Corp., less than a year after a city audit concluded that the company failed to meet contract requirements.

Tags: Refuse Fleets, Outsourcing, Audits

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

Elaine Chao being sworn in as secretary of transportation by Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo: U.S. DOT)

As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

January 30, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Announces 2017 Hands On Training

Registration for the 39th Annual Hands On Training is now open. The training event will be held August 21-23, 2017 in Watertown, S.D.

Tags: Training, Terex, Utility Fleets, Cranes

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Robert Nuss Named 2017 ATD Truck Dealer of the Year

Photo: ATD

Robert Nuss, president of Minnesota-based Nuss Truck Group, has been named the 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year by the American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.

Tags: Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, ADT, Procede Software, Truck Dealers

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Care Association Releases Heavy Duty Product Study

The three-phase HDDA study, conducted by Pricedex Software Inc., investigated current industry data exchange practices, reviewed reference data tables used in each sector, and determined industry practices for product attributes and product category hierarchies

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Industry Research, Auto Care Association, Heavy Duty Industry Feasability Study

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Activity Looks Strong to Start 2017

Photo: Cargo Transporters

Truckable Economic Activity, the parts of Gross Domestic Product that spends time in trucks, looks to be getting off to a strong start in 2017.

Tags: Economy, Imports, Freight, HDAD, GDP, Exports

January 23, 2017 - Press Release

Breezeworks Appoints CEO

Breezeworks announced that Adam Block, the firm’s co-founder and former CTO, has been appointed chief executive officer.

Tags: Breezeworks, New Hire

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

Photo: Tom Berg

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

Tags: CARB, California, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 20, 2017 - Press Release

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

Tags: Auction, Charity, Ford, Barrett-Jackson, Ford F-150 Raptor

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Appoints Senior Manager of Fleet Operations

Daniels

Michael Daniels was promoted to senior manager fleet operations at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

Tags: PG&E, Promotions, Utility Fleets

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Donald Trump

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