Advertisement
The Number 1 Resource for Vocational Truck Fleets

Work Truck Online News

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster Trailer Light Modules

The automaker issues two separate recalls covering 84,252 trailer light modules and 1,576 Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.

CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.

SOURCE: NTEA

Construction Sector Forecast: Positive

According to a recent report from NTEA, the U.S. construction sector performed well in 2015 and is expected to keep growing this year, with housing starts projected to rise to 1.24 million in 2016.

California Utility Injects $7.5M to Inspire Drivers to Go Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership, and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Startup Says it's Developing Add-On Autonomous Truck Technology

Former employees from Google, Apple and Tesla have jumped into the “self-driving trucks” waters, saying they’ll develop a retrofittable autonomous-driving technology for on-highway commercial heavy trucks.

In the first quarter of 2016, the FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center recorded a total of 221 cargo thefts in the United States. During this time, 66 of these incidents occurred in January, 90 in February and 65 happened in March. Graphic: FWI

Truck Cargo Thefts on The Rise

The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. increased in the first quarter of the year but the average value of each heist declined, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Kaufman Trailers Recalled for Loose Lock Nuts

The recall covers 522 Flatbed Equipment and Wedge Car Hauler trailers in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Columbia Gas of Ohio Builds Training Center

Columbia Gas of Ohio has announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art training facility in Gahanna, Ohio.

Customer Service, Technology Top Factors in Truck Rental Survey

Record360’s first truck rental customer survey found that most respondents look for a truck rental company with strong customer service and enhanced vehicle condition reporting.

Another Hike in Diesel Prices, Oil Nears $50 Per Barrel

The average price of diesel fuel increased once again last week continuing a streak of price hikes that began in February.

Video Safety Tip: What Flashing Yellow Arrows Mean

Flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals are becoming more commonplace throughout the U.S., but some drivers are still unfamiliar with them. Here's advice on how to respond.

Screenshot via CumminsFiltration.com

Cummins Filtration Revamps Website Search Tool

Cummins Filtration has launched a new website with a faster search tool to make it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications.

Source: FTR

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.

Photo of 2017 F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Releases 2017 Super Duty Pricing

Ford has begun taking orders for its 2017 Super Duty trucks, which go on sale in the fall following a revamp that lightens the load with aluminum body panels and brings new standard features to the stalwart work trucks.

Chart: ACT Research Co. LLC

ACT: Class 8 Supply Still Running High

The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.

Western Start Trucks' new Extreme Duty MBT-40 configured as a 70-metric-ton tractor. Photo by Jim Park

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic's $117K to Fund Boise EV Fleet

Republic Services of Idaho presented the City of Boise, Idaho, with a check for $117,000 to launch the city’s first electric-vehicle fleet.

Fleet Advantage Adds to Business Development Team

Fleet Advantage announced the addition of Mike O'Hare to the company's Business Development team.

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan to Take 34% Controlling Stake in Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for 237 billion yen ($2.17 billion) in a deal that makes Nissan the leading investor in the struggling automaker.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Launches

The 2016 safety campaign kicks off in Chicago, with federal and state officials coming together to promote greater seat belt use on America’s roads.

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op operates two Fereightliner M2 106 digger derrick trucks for its utility fleet operations. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-Op Relies on Freightliner

Being a rural cooperative, their work is about 50/50 on the road and in tough jobsite conditions, such as muddy fields, where the truck’s four-wheel drive is a huge asset.

Chart showing vehicle categories courtesy of BofA.

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst.

National Truck Protection Adds Custom Claims Service

National Truck Protection Co., Inc. (NTP), a provider of extended service contracts to the trucking industry, announced the introduction of a new Custom Claims Administration Service.

Photo of CNG refuse truck courtesy of Waste Industries.

Waste Industries Invests $7M in CNG Vehicles, Fueling

Waste Industries will add 22 refuse and service trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet at its Wilmington, N.C. facility, and unveil the vehicles at a May 12 event.





Sponsored by

Darrin Aiken is the assistant vice president of remarketing for Wheels, Inc.

Read more