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February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

A customer of MAN Truck & Bus will be testing platooned trucks in revenue runs this year on the A9 highway that runs between Munich and Nuremberg in Germany. Photo: MAN Truck & Bus

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

Tags: Germany, Global, Truck Platooning, MAN Trucks, Connected Vehicles

February 21, 2018 - Industry News

Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

Logo courtesy of Women in Trucking

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking

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 15, 2018 - Press Release

Brake Parts Inc Raises $273K for Charity

BPI has partnered with the United Way for over a decade and during that time has donated in excess of $1.3 million. (Image courtesy of Angela Swan.)

Employees of Brake Parts Inc (BPI) continued their commitment to giving back to the community by once again partnering with the United Way of Greater McHenry County in 2017.

Tags: Charity, United Way, Fundraising, Brake Parts

February 14, 2018 - Press Release

Kenworth's 400th Dealership Opens in Minnesota

Rihm Kenworth opened Kenworth’s 400th dealership in Minnesota City, a suburb of Winona, Minn., which is more than 100 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth Truck Co. has achieved a significant milestone with the recent opening of its 400th dealership location.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers, Milestones

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Image courtesy of Inland Truck Parts<br />

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Tags: Fire, Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Trucking and highway stakeholder groups are less than thrilled with devils in the details of the gargantuan Trump infrastructure plan. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

Tags: ATA, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

How Do You Handle Truck Fleet Maintenance?

Image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Maintenance is a large part of managing a truck fleet. Work Truck magazine is looking for fleet manager input regarding truck fleet maintenance trends, specifically related to outsourcing.

Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing, Survey

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Tags: UPS, USPS, Amazon.com, DHL Express, FedEx, Parcel Delivery Service, Amazon, E-commerce, Delivery Fleets

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin Names Menegaux CEO for Mid-2019

At Michelin&#39;s 2018 annual meeting, on May 18, 2018, shareholders will consider a resolution that names Florent Menegaux (pictured) as Senard&#39;s replacement as CEO a year later &amp;mdash; at the close of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting. (Photo: Michelin)

Michelin Group has lined up a replacement for Jean-Dominique Senard, who doesn't want to extend his term as CEO of the tire company past its current expiration date — the end of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting.

Tags: Michelin, Promotions, C-Suite

February 9, 2018 - Press Release

Enterprise Truck Rental Offers Winter Web Discount

For customers who rent for personal use, Enterprise Truck Rental is also offering a winter web discount on rental rates at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Tags: Truck Rental, Promotions, Enterprise Truck Rental

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper plans to use the 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. for distribution when construction is completed later in 2018. Image: Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

Tags: Tires, Cooper Tire, Distribution Centers

February 8, 2018 - Press Release

H.I.G. Capital Acquires Wastequip

Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. since 2012.

Tags: Waste Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wastequip

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Ports, Independent Contractors, Truck Drivers, Clean Truck Program, Intermodal, Drayage

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses in Spanish

Offering training in multiple languages (the company also has courses in French and Punjabi) is not only of benefit to drivers but can also be an effective way to new drivers. (Image: CarriersEdge)

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is now offering Vehicle Inspection training courses in Spanish.

Tags: Training, Driver Training, Inspections, CVSA, CarriersEdge, Spanish

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2018 Service Council

The Kenworth T370 is just one of many vocationa trucks Kenworth offers fleets. (Image courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2018 Kenworth Service Council, which includes leading Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Rumpke Waste & Recycling Hires Route Supervisor

Hibner

Nathan Hibner was promoted to route supervisor for Rumpke Waste & Recycling in Columbus, Ind. He assumed this position in October.

Tags: Route Management, New Hire, Refuse Fleets

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Pavement Recycling Systems Names Fleet Operations Manager

Turner

Chris Turner was named manager of fleet operations for Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

Tags: New Hire, Maintenance Management

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Replacement Truck Tire Shipments Set a Record in 2017

Ulrich

With new truck tire facilities being planned and new and retreaded truck tires topping the 33 million mark domestically, the estimates are that truck tire shipments will be up again this year.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Retreads

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

Jeff Sather will assume the role of president and CEO of Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp. effective Feb. 1. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, C-Suite

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Keynote Speaker Named for Green Truck Summit

Daimler Trucks North America&#39;s Kary Schaefer will keynote NTEA&#39;s Green Truck Summit. Photo:

Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner Trucks and Detroit brands, will discuss new truck technologies and alternative powertrains in her Green Truck Summit keynote presentation.

Tags: Work Truck Show, DTNA, Freightliner, Green Truck Summit, Keynote Speaker, Detroit, Work Trucks, Clean Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Events

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Trucking Aftermarket Poised for Growth Through 2022

MacKay &amp;amp; Co. is seeing growth for the U.S. aftermarket out to 2022. Photo: Creative Commons

In 2017 the U.S. aftermarket for Class 6-8 trucks and trailers grew to $30.4 billion and it could be poised for growth through 2022.

Tags: Truck Sales, Retail Sales, Aftermarket Parts, HDAW, MacKay and Co.

January 26, 2018 - Industry News

FedEx Increases Employee Wages Following Tax Reform

Photo courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx will invest two-thirds of $200 million in increased compensation for hourly team members, due to the recently enacted tax reform signed by President Donald Trump.

Tags: Taxes, FedEx, Donald Trump, Economic Conditions

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