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Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

March 16, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

The environment for shippers is said to be “benign” right now, but there’s rate and supply trouble coming later in the year, according to the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) compiled each month by transportation forecasting firm FTR. Capacity is expected to get steadily tighter throughout the year, climaxing early in [...]

Volvo Trucks Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Volvo Trucks Successfully Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate [...]

BYD Delivers Zero Emissions Trucks In The Largest Deployment Of All Electric Heavy Duty Trucks In US

March 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
BYD Zero Emissions Truck

BYD joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks to be deployed in disadvantaged communities with some of the worst air quality in the nation. The project is [...]

Effective Ways to Reduce Idle Time

March 12, 2017 By: Bridget Bradshaw, NationaLease Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management
Bridget Bradshaw

Wasted fuel, environmental violations, damage to the vehicle’s lifecycle: these are all the potential costs your fleet can incur as a result of truck idling. In today’s competitive business climate, all sectors of a company are tasked with looking for ways to cut and/or contain costs without cutting efficiencies. The [...]

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours-of-Service Restart Report

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers. “The release of this report [...]

U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Saw Small Decline Last Year

February 1, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
2017 sales expected to be neutral to slightly up

Based on the latest analysis by business information provider IHS Markit, new registrations of Class 8 commercial vehicles in the U.S. declined 19.7 percent through November 2016 .  The decline among Class 8 vehicles contributed significantly to an overall drop of 3.5 percent for the full commercial vehicle market, despite [...]

Trailer Orders For December Up 35% Year Over Year

January 24, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Trailer orders were strong for the second straight month and exceeded expectations.  December trailer orders were led by good dry van and very good refrigerated van numbers.  Most vocational trailer segments showed a healthy increase as well.  Trailer orders totaled 219,000 units in 2016.  Backlogs rose significantly again and are [...]

Top Five Information Technology (IT) Priorities For Dealers in 2017

January 23, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for dealers, announced the top technology priorities for dealerships in 2017. As dealerships plan to improve operational efficiencies, allocating budgets to these five areas will result in strong, fast and secure IT backbones that will support new business and [...]

BTS Statistics Show Trucking Freight Down 6.1% in October

January 6, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
BTS Statistics Show Trucking Freight Down 6.1% in October

Three transportation modes — air, vessel and truck — carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2016 compared to October 2015 as total freight on all modes decreased 3.6 percent to $93.2 billion in current dollars. According to [...]

Electric Truck Sales to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

January 3, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Electric Truck Sales Seen to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026. The report forecasts sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for each major world region — segmented by electrified [...]