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Archive: August 2016

Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell to Power Nikola’s Class 8 Trucks

August 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell to Power Nikola’s Class 8 Trucks

A few months back, Nikola Motor Co. announced that it had achieved zero emissions with its electric-powered drivetrain. At that time, details about how Nikola achieved zero emissions were kept confidential pending finalization of key supplier agreements. Tuesday, Nikola said the electric drivetrain used in the U.S. and Canadian markets [...]

Top Dealerships Honored at Paccar Parts And Peterbilt Conference

August 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Top Dealerships Honored at Paccar Parts And Peterbilt Conference

Paccar Parts and Peterbilt Motors Co. recently held the Anaheim 2016 Parts And Service Meeting for dealer parts, service and executive managers in Anaheim, Calif. where dealers were awarded for their outstanding achievements and performance. “These dealerships exemplify how parts and service work together to provide outstanding support to our [...]

TravelCenters, Blue Tiger Present $105,000 to Truckers Relief Fund

August 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has partnered with Blue Tiger USA to benefit truck drivers through the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) with a portion of the proceeds from sales of specially designed Blue Tiger Elite headsets. A check in the amount [...]

ATA Fine-tunes Trucking Schedule for October’s MCE

August 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Fine-tunes Trucking Schedule for October’s MCE in Las Vegas

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is offering a series of additions to the lineup for the annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE), to be held Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas. “We know ATA’s members are leaders in this industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “MCE is the perfect [...]

International Trucks Featuring Bendix Wheel-end Package

August 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
International Trucks Featuring Bendix Wheel-end Package

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix — featuring of the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake, Bendix EverSure spring brake, Bendix Versajust LS slack adjuster and Bendix foundation drum brakes — is now available on a range of International’s medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Leading off the Bendix bundle lineup, customers can [...]

SAF-Holland Offering Gabriel Shocks to Aftermarket Customers

August 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
SAF-Holland Offering Gabriel Shocks to Aftermarket Customers

Gabriel, an inventor and industry leader in ride control technology, announced that SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of trailer and truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, will include Gabriel’s heavy-duty shock products — the FleetLine and GasSLX product lines — in its Gold Line Quality Parts brand offering. [...]

June’s Shippers Conditions Index in Near-Neutral Territory

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
June’s Shippers Conditions Index in Near-Neutral Territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for June — at a near-neutral reading of minus-0.7 — reflects slow freight growth typical of late recovery status and a lull in the new capacity-constraining regulations that are not yet in effect. Even though the SCI is only modestly positive at the moment, it [...]

Big Tex Trailers & American Trailer Works Complete Merger

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The merger of Big Tex Trailers and American Trailer Works is now complete, combining the business of two leading companies in the North American professional and consumer-grade trailer industry, The merger creates a broad platform of trailer products sold through a variety of distribution channels, including a strong independent dealer [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]

NAFTA Freight Numbers Show Trucking Down 5.8% in June

August 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Border marker at the San Ysidro border crossing.

All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved. June was the 18th consecutive month that the total value of U.S. freight with [...]