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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 [...]

Trucking Industry Figures Show Trailer Orders Up 70% in November

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Industry Figures Show Trailer Orders Up 70% in November

Preliminary estimates for U.S. net trailer orders in November total 36,300 units, according to analysts at ACT Research Co. Inc., with final November volumes due later this month. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in November, as the industry entered the core of its order season,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s director [...]

America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team have announced the selection of five America’s Road Team Captains for the Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge. “America’s Road Team Captains are the public face of trucking’s 7.3 million professional truck drivers, and the team has a strong platform for spreading [...]

Dana to Supply Axles, Driveshafts for 2018 Isuzu Medium-Duty Truck

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology

Dana Inc. said it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, with production of this new Class 6 medium-duty truck starting in mid-2017. The 2018 Isuzu FTR will be assembled with a Spicer single-reduction drive axle, Spicer E-Series steer axles, [...]

Trucking, Rail Help Boost October’s 1% Increase in Freight Service

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking, Rail Help Boost October’s 1% Increase in Freight Service

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.0 percent in October from September — following two months of decline. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS), the October 2016 index level [...]

Kenworth’s Fuel-skimping T680 Advantage Sleeper Now Available

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Kenworth’s Fuel-skimping T680 Advantage Sleeper Now Available

Kenworth’s new, fuel-efficient T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper Advantage Package, for regional haul and less-than truckload operations, is now available for order. The latest Kenworth T680 Advantage configuration features an optimized powertrain with either the Paccar MX-13 or Paccar MX-11 engine, Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission, and the new [...]

FMCSA Maintains Drug, Alcohol Random Testing Rate at 25% for Fleets

December 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Joe Puff

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Wednesday that the controlled substances random testing rate for regulated motor carriers will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2017. FMCSA regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ commercial driver’s licensed (CDL) drivers conduct random [...]