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Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Award, honoring those that...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management
Swift Deploys Telematics System on New Dry Van Trailers

Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, GPS / Telematics, Operations, Products
Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic...
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts
U.S. DEF Prices Stable, Canada Deliveries Increase for Fifth Month

Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Navistar International Corp. indicated that it has no intention of being a takeover target with the adoption of a "poison pill" strategy last week to help...
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Green Fleet
Electric F-150 Prototype Tows 1 Million Pounds

A prototype of Ford Motor Co.'s battery-electric F-150 was able to tow more than 1 million pounds during testing, the company has announced.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is sponsoring another of its audio conference on June 26, entitled, "The Catastrophic Accident -- Are You Ready?"
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The 2012 Freightliner Trucks calendar showcases a variety of on-highway and vocational Freightliner models from unique angles, bringing a different truck to...
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Green Fleet
VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The last truck cab rolled off the assembly line last Friday at the Mack Trucks plant outside Winnsboro, and by this Friday, almost all the remaining 670...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

A historic truckstop chain will stay open despite bankruptcy proceedings for its longtime owners
Categories: Equipment, Products
Hino Expands Cabover Product Offering

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed their new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab. Less than a year after introducing the cabover model 195...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

OnRamp Transportation Services, a transportation equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services company, is hiring up to a dozen employees in preparation...
Categories: Equipment, Operations
International Upgrades Truck and Body Electronics

International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Chrysler Group is pouring $300 million into the company's manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Ind., to build its new eight-speed automatic transmission for...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The Oregon legislature may try to curb roadside disposal of urine-filled bottles with fines and stiff penalties for truckers.
Categories: Equipment
Test Drive: Kenworth T680

When I first heard that Kenworth's new T680 was unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show, I wondered why Kenworth was already upgrading the two-year-old T700
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
CVSN Reveals New Roster of Officers

At the recent Aftermarket Distribution Summit at Amelia Island, Fla., the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network elected new officers for the 2010-2011 cycle,...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Bergstrom Inc. and Webasto Product North America announced that the Webasto Air Top 2000 ST is now available with Bergstrom's family of battery-powered NITE...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Navistar, Volkwagen Close Strategic Alliance Deal

Navistar International Corp. announced the closing of its "wide-ranging strategic alliance" with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The nation sorely needs “creative answers” to improve highway productivity
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The Arkansas Senate Transportation Committee has modified House Bill 1842, which increases fines for speeding truckers
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
@Road Introduces the iLM2500

@Road Inc., Fremont, Calif., has introduced the iLM 2500 Internet Location Manager, an on-board device used with @Road mobile communications products as...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Rand McNally Traffic Delivers Real-Time Road News to Cellphones

Rand McNally, Skokie, Ill., has launched service that provides real-time traffic flow and incident reporting in more than 90 U.S. cities over cellphones
Categories: Equipment, Products, Upfitting
Composite Partition with Window Designed for ProMaster

The composite partition with a window from Adrian Steel is designed to keep the cab area quiet and provides better leg room and climate control.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The UPS fleet of alternative fuel trucks recently hit a major milestone, surpassing more than 100 million miles in delivering packages to homes and businesses.
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Rainier Truck Targets 2018 Launch

Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC announced that it is set to reboot sales and products with a target production launch of summer 2018 for its Class 4-5 and Class...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa makes a lot more than the average trucker, but union officials say it’s peanuts compared to the bloated salaries of...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service logistics solutions provider, has acquired privately-held Minnesota-based RouteView...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Trailer Orders Gain 80 Percent From September

Net orders for commercial trailers jumped 80 percent from September to October, a 124 percent boost from October 200
Categories: Equipment
Test Drive: Kenworth's T800 LNG Day Cab

Opportunities to evaluate natural heavy-truck gas alternative power have been few to this point
Categories: Equipment, Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations

PEORIA, AZ – Peoria is among six cities that joined the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office to file for a Clean Cities federal stimulus...
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
XL Adds Fully Electric Platform to 'Product Roadmap'

Eric Foellmer says XL's plan is to continue supplementing the electrification strategy of the OEMs, which includes its present hybrid and plug-in hybrid...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Cummins Says It’s Ready for 2007 On-Highway Engines

Cummins Inc. claims its one-highway engine product line is ready to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Vehicle Research
Volvo Establishes Autonomous Solutions Business Unit

A new Volvo business unit has been founded to help accelerate the development, commercialization and sales of autonomous vehicles.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

The Arkansas Highway Commission would need legislative permission to put toll booths on existing highways under a bill introduced Friday in the state...
Categories: Equipment

Paccar subsidiary Kenworth Mexicana S.A. de C.V. and Mexican truck maker Consorcio G Grupo Dina S.A. de C.V. are reportedly re-evaluating their plans to...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

TMW Systems' mobile communications software for smartphones, D2Link, is now available for the Android platform on a group of certified devices
Categories: Equipment
SP-725G & SP-1225G Ground-Drive Spreaders

Equipped with lawn-and-garden style hitches, the SP-725G & SP-1225G are designed to tow behind compact tractors, ATVs, and utility vehicles.
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Peterbilt Installs First Lightweight MX-11 Engine

Peterbilt’s first lightweight Paccar MX-11 engine was installed recently in the company’s newest vocational truck, the Model 567, in a set-forward front...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment

Schneider National Inc. announced that its Schneider Driver Training Academies in Green Bay, Wis., and Dallas have been certified by the Professional Truck...
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Isuzu Adds Class 6 Truck with 4-Cylinder Diesel

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment featuring a 4-cylinder...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Electric Truck Maker Developing Drone Deployment System

AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle Research
Mack Trucks Looks to Raise Profile on West Coast

Mack commands a strong presence in the Class 8 market east of the Mississippi, but it's working to grow its market share on the West Coast. HDT editors got...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment, which provides wireless telemetry messaging, announced its completion of North America-wide coverage with the addition of MicroBurst service in...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Two Things You Should Know About Trailer Lighting and Wiring

Over the years, electrical failures have been the number one problem with trailers. Lighting problems have been reduced by the wider adoption of LED...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
GM Affirms Commitment to U.S. Manufacturing After Trump Threatens to Cut Subsidies

General Motors said many of its workers impacted by the recent car production cuts will have the opportunity to shift to other GM plants after President...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
ArvinMeritor Reports First Quarter Profit

ArvinMeritor continues to be affected by the soft market for heavy trucks, but nevertheless posted a first-quarter profit higher than the year before

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