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International Truck’s ProStar ES Features New Enhancements

Trucking News Online - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:01
International Truck introduced new enhancements to its ProStar ES fuel efficiency package at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. The ProStar ES — which is short for efficiency specification — features industry-leading aerodynamics, fuel-efficient powertrain/transmission combinations and a number of other advanced technologies. Together, these features enable the ProStar ES to achieve a total fuel […]
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MATS Debut: Daimler’s SuperTruck Clocks in at 12.2 mpg

Trucking News Online - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:00
SuperTruck — Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) diesel-sipping truck initiative — was unveiled at the Freightliner Trucks booth this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show, where it was touted as achieving a fuel-efficient 12.2 mpg in on-the-road tests. Daimler’s SuperTruck program achieved a 115 percent freight efficiency improvement, which surpassed the Department of Energy (DOE) […]
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.1% in February, But Up 3% Y/Y

Trucking News Online - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:54
The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1 percent in February, following a revised gain of 1.3 percent during the previous month. In February, the index equaled 131.6 (2000=100), the lowest level since September 2014. Compared with February 2014, the seasonally adjusted index increased 3 percent, although this was the […]
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Federal Highway Administration kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:39
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week as construction season approaches. Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau joined state and federal officials at the Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike in Arlington, Va., to urge drivers to stay alert when driving near highway workers. This year’s […]
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ToughTested Shows Off New Trucking Audio Line at MATS

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:38
The ToughTested line of consumer electronics built for rugged work settings and lifestyles is displaying its new earbuds at The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., this week. These smartphone accessories are on exhibit at ToughTested’s Booth No. 69097 through Saturday. Its innovative earbuds are specifically designed to reduce environmental noise and withstand […]
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Freightliner Trucks Features Guests, Giveaways Today at its MATS Booth

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:37
The Freightliner Trucks booth at MATS today will showcase the truckbuilders’ newest equipment configurations as well as several special events and appearances. Freightliner will highlight “Real Smart” industry-leading solutions that the company says can lower its customers’ “Real Cost of Ownership.” On display through Saturday is a selection of Freightliner’s on-highway, vocational and natural gas […]
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Trailer Orders Down 31% in February — But it’s Not a Sign of Weakness

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:15
ACT Research of Columbus, Ind., said trailer net orders in February were down nearly 31 percent from the month before and off 30 percent year over year. The Columbus, Ind., trucking research and analysis firm said February’s figures stand at 20,700 trailers ordered for the month. These results were published in the most recent State […]
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WABCO Showcases its Truck AMT Technology at MATS

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:14
WABCO announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., that its automated manual transmission (AMT) technology continues to increase market penetration among major truckmakers in North America. And the proof, according to the manufacturer, is a 110-percent increase of sales in 2014 from the year before. One of the fastest-growing major component […]
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International Truck Says its Now Using Bendix Wingman Fusion Safety System

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:10
At this week’s Mid-America Trucking Show, International Truck announced that its International ProStar is available with Bendix Wingman Fusion, an integration of advanced safety technologies, offering exclusive new capabilities to North American truck fleets and drivers. Denny Mooney, Navistar senior vice president of product development, said, “Being the first to introduce the Bendix Wingman Fusion […]
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Kenworth Trucks Launches its New 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper at MATS

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:08
Kenworth this week introduced its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Full production is expected to start in the fall. “The Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other operators looking for a lighter, more aerodynamic truck with all the […]
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Peterbilt Brings a Pair of Medium-duty CNG Trucks to the Stage at MATS

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:05
Wednesday, Peterbilt Motors Co. introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) during the Mid-America Trucking Show. The two CNG-powered vehicles — the Model 337 and the Model 348 — are currently in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. “Peterbilt is the established market leader in natural gas-powered Class […]
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Cummins Introduces Enhancements to its Efficient ISX15 Engine

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:00
Cummins Inc. revealed innovative solutions that it says redefine efficiency for on-highway trucks at Wednesday’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). Cummins is at MATs to showcase its broad lineup of diesel and natural gas engines, but will also be introducing the 2017 ISX15 and Single Module aftertreatment system through Saturday. Beyond the product hardware being showcased […]
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Dana Improves its Aftermarket Spicer Carrier Offerings for Truck Fleets

Trucking News Online - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:00
Dana Holding Corp. has enhanced its genuine heavy-axle carrier program for the aftermarket with the launch of a new user-friendly, smart part-numbering system and the addition of a new core exchange purchase option. “We have implemented these new initiatives to support our customers who have been asking for a simplified part identification scheme along with […]
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Driver wage hikes could raise truckload pricing 12-18 percent

Hefty increases in truck driver wages will propel truckload rates higher in 2015 and beyond, potentially pushing pricing up by double digits, a transportation analyst warns. Truckload rates may need to rise as much as 12 to 18 percent to pay for higher driver wages. “While our current earnings models assume...

Trucking Group Joins Lawsuit to Block Oregon’s Price-Hiking Fuel Standards

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:36
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week said it is joining with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Consumer Energy Alliance in suing the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards. “Just as trucking is the lifeblood of our economy, for the foreseeable future diesel fuel is the lifeblood […]
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Eaton Strengthens Field Service Support for Commercial Trucking

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:10
Power management company Eaton has added a series of enhancements to its Roadranger service network to better meet the needs of North American heavy-duty trucking customers. These include: Upgrading the features in the company’s ServiceRanger 4 online diagnostics and service software. Extending the availability of the Roadranger Call Center to now include 24/7/365 customer support. […]
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TSI Truck Fleet Picks SkyBitz for Border Security, Better Trailer Utilization

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:02
SkyBitz, a leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, said this week that Transportation Services Inc. (TSI), a leading provider of dedicated contract carriage services to business partners across the country, has elected to add asset management technology solutions from SkyBitz. TSI selected the subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service, empowering it […]
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Penske Logistics to Acquire Transfreight North America

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:00
Penske Logistics announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Transfreight North America, from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Transfreight is a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The Transfreight and Mitsui management teams have built a well-run and respected business over the last 27 years,” said Penske Logistics […]
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Magellan’s Highlights New RoadMate GPS for Truck Drivers at MATS

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:57
Magellan, a leader of GPS devices and content services for commercial trucks, is introducing its latest commercial series GPS — the RoadMate RC9485T-LMB — at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week. The 7-inch Android truck GPS navigation system is optimized for professional drivers, while still providing Magellan’s leading safety, convenience and trip-planning […]
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ampCNG Names New CFO, Senior VP and Real Estate Project Manager

Trucking News Online - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:34
ampCNG, which is building a nationwide network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, said this week it has added three new senior officers to its roster. Joining the company are Chief Financial Officer Saad Qais, Senior Vice President of Business Development Grant Zimmerman and Real Estate Project Manager Sam Bramfeld. ampCNG’s recent station opening in […]
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