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Nation’s Average Diesel Prices Last Week Drop to a 5-year Low

Trucking News Online - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:08
With the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dipping to $2.784 last week, the cost to fill a tractor recorded numbers that haven’t been seen at truckstops for more than five years. According to figures released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), prices were down an average four cents per gallon […]
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Wabash National Hosts Tank Technology Expo May 20–21

Trucking News Online - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:06
Wabash National Corp., a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, is hosting the Tank Technology Expo for liquid tank and bulk tank trailer customers May 20–21, 2015, in Lafayette, Ind. The Wabash Tank Technology Expo, formerly known as the Walker Expo and now in its 14th year, will feature educational […]
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FMCSA Shuts Down South Carolina Truck Fleet for Violations

Trucking News Online - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:03
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Darlington, S.C.–based Carnell Pompey — which does business as Mortise Trucking Co. —an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately shut down. In late March, FMCSA safety investigators launched an investigation of Mortise Trucking, during which numerous serious violations […]
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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Names Llistosella President & CEO

Trucking News Online - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:01
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) said this month that Marc Llistosella has succeeded Dr. Albert Kirchmann as head of Daimler Trucks Asia as well as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., the parent company of MFTA. Llistosella had been responsible for the market entry of Daimler Trucks in India, […]
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European trucker Waberer's expands subsidiary network

Waberer’s International, a trucking and logistics company with roots in Eastern Europe, is digging deeper into Western European markets. The Budapest-based company is setting up a network of subsidiaries to get closer to customers and expand its business faster. The latest subsidiary, Waberer’s Italia, opened last month in Milan, Italy, following...

US regulators shut down fifth trucking operator since February

Federal regulators ordered a South Carolina trucker off the road last week following a series of inspections that revealed he failed to make truck repairs and violated regulations. Mortise Trucking, owned and operated by Carnell Pompey, is the fifth trucking operation shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since...

February’s Freight Transportation Index Dips 1.7% from January

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:16
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 1.7 percent in February from January. The decline follows a minimal rise in January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The February 2015 index level (120.4) was 27.3 […]
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Volvo Trucks’ VNX 630 Model Now Gets Max Rear Axle Traction

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:12
Volvo Trucks’ VNX 630 model, designed for high-gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now available with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers. Customized to meet the demanding requirements of heavy-haul applications, the Volvo VNX 630 […]
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Wisconsin Governor Keynoter at Tank Truck Conference in Boston

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:08
The National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. (NTTC) said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will deliver the keynote address at its upcoming 67th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, scheduled April 26 through 28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay. Gov. Walker is a nationally recognized political figure largely […]
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Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Site in Twin Cities Area

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:04
Rihm Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Lake Elmo, Minn., to provide expanded service support to customers and truck operators in the greater Twin Cities metro area. Kari Rihm, who serves as Rihm Kenworth’s president and CEO, said, “Opening this new facility coincided with Rihm Kenworth’s 65th anniversary as a Kenworth […]
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Peterbilt Offering $1,000 Rebates on Trucks for OOIDA Members

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:04
Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) can receive a $1,000 cash rebate from Peterbilt when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. “Peterbilt and owner-operators have been synonymous for decades and we’re going to continue to support these valuable customers and the OOIDA organization,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager […]
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MiX Telematics Joins Sygic in Providing Truck Navigation Solution

Trucking News Online - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:02
MiX Telematics, a global provider of truck fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with Sygic, a leader in GPS navigation software. The collaboration integrates Sygic’s fleet navigation into MiX Telematics’ latest Android-based MiX Rovi — a rugged in-cab terminal built specifically for demanding working environments of commercial truck fleets. “Working with Sygic means […]
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Trucking revenue increasingly flows to biggest carriers

In the U.S., trucking is considered a "fragmented" industry, with hundreds of thousands of carriers, many of the fielding only a few trucks, hauling freight across the continent. However, trucking revenue has become increasingly concentrated, as the number of carriers with more than $1 billion in annual revenue more than doubling...

DOT Makes $500 Million More Available for Infrastructure Funding

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:11
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Monday that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. “The TIGER program has funded innovative projects, sparked new partnerships, created intermodal connections and enabled hard-to-fund projects that are changing […]
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USA Truck CEO on Medical Leave; Director Named Interim COO

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:10
USA Truck Inc., a leading capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., said this week that John Simone, the company’s chief executive officer, is taking a medical leave to address issues relating to a serious medical condition. The board of directors has appointed director Thomas Glaser as interim chief operating officer. Glaser will report […]
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Dometic Debuts Blizzard Turbo Auxiliary Air Conditioner for Trucks

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:09
Dometic Group, a global provider of comfort products for commercial trucks, launched its Blizzard Turbo — among the industry’s coolest and most powerful auxiliary air conditioner for trucks — at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show. As anti-idling laws become the norm across the country, engine-off auxiliary air conditioning becomes essential for drivers’ comfort when resting. […]
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Freightliner Recalls 2,386 Cascadia Trucks for Potential Brake Drag

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:08
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week published a recall for 2,386 Freightliner Cascadia tractors due to a problem with the service brakes. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said it is recalling certain model year 2015 Freightliner Cascadia, Business Class M2, 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Coronado, Western Star 4700, and Western Star 4900 trucks […]
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Kenworth Trucks Adopts a New Color — Aurora — AKA Bright Orange

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:05
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has developed a new color styled exclusively for Kenworth. The new color, Aurora, was featured in Kenworth’s booth at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Axalta and Kenworth collaborated to develop, test and apply the new Aurora color to help showcase the […]
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Lytx Truck Video Wins Ad Award Touting Safety Technology

Trucking News Online - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:03
Lytx Inc., a global leader in video-based driver safety technology, has received a silver “Addy” award from the San Diego Ad Club for its emotional and dramatic Destination video, conceived and produced by Emota Inc. The video underscores the importance of combining technology and coaching for professional truck drivers through a compelling depiction of a […]
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50 largest US truckers add more than $10 billion in revenue

The 50 largest U.S. trucking companies increased their combined revenue by 10 percent to $117 billion in 2014, as the U.S. economy reached and maintained a higher growth rate. That’s the best performance for the Top 50 Trucking Companies since 2011, and nearly double the 5.5 percent growth rate they enjoyed...

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