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Category: Trucks

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

| January 23, 2019

American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 “The good news is that 2018 was a banner year for truck tonnage, witnessing the largest annual increase we’ve seen in two decades,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With that said, there is evidence that the […]

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Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

| January 23, 2019

MANN+HUMMEL partners with Sierra Wireless to provide real-time reporting to reduce equipment damage and repair costs. MANN HUMMEL has selected Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIMs and AirVantage? IoT Platform to connect and manage global deployments of Senzit, the company’s new predictive maintenance platform developed to increase uptime for industrial and agricultural fleets. The buildup of dust […]

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Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

| January 20, 2019

Ryder has partnered with several innovative start-ups to provide the technologies that bring what was once considered the warehouse-of-the-future to life. Ryder System announced today the successful transformation of Ryder smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. These transformed warehouses – or showcase sites – deliver advanced automation, flexible and instantly scalable operations, real-time visibility, […]

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Keith Lovetro Takes the Helm at OIL as New CEO

Keith Lovetro Takes the Helm at OIL as New CEO

| January 10, 2019

OIA Global has named Keith Lovetro as their new Chief Executive Officer. Lovetro brings 35 years of experience in shipping, freight, and transportation services. OIA has grown into a $1.3 billion supply chain management leader. Keith Lovetro joins OIA Global during a period of rapid growth and will assume overall responsibility for the financial performance of the […]

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Trucking Companies Exposed To New Liability Risk After FMCSA Preemption

Trucking Companies Exposed To New Liability Risk After FMCSA Preemption

| January 10, 2019

Motor carriers who do not follow California’s meal and rest break laws risk pending or future civil lawsuits. Those new risks were triggered by a petition filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in late December by the Teamsters union. The Teamsters want the court to reverse the federal agency’s ruling, claiming […]

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Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

| January 5, 2019

Data Suggests Class 8 Orders Slump 43% Over Year Ago December Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24% sequentially from November and 43% from year-ago December. Finmal industry data is expected out mid-January. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders totaled 490,100 units, far […]

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Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

| March 5, 2018

Michelin North America is launching an aerodynamic trailer solution kit for use on 53-foot dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications. With the biggest drag on fuel efficiency occurring at 65 miles per hour, fleets and owner-operators look for aerodynamic solutions that cut fuel costs but do not increase maintenance […]

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Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

| March 14, 2017

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), a leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive? technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive? 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering over 25+ miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of […]

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Class 8 Trucks Sales Up in November, Medium Duty Down

Class 8 Trucks Sales Up in November, Medium Duty Down

| December 6, 2016

For the month of November on a preliminary basis, classes 5-8 order data shows the industry booked 36,600 net orders.? “Class 8 net orders rebounded to 19,500 units for the month,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “This follows cancellation-impacted October net orders of 13,900 units. But for cancellations, Class 8 net orders […]

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Uber Style App Matches Trucks and Companies With Shipping Needs

Uber Style App Matches Trucks and Companies With Shipping Needs

| November 13, 2015

TruckPad, which is seeking to bring new efficiencies to the trucking industry, pairs drivers and companies. Here’s how it works. Companies enter data about their loads, and when and where they want them picked up and delivered, as well as the type of truck they want to hire. TruckPad then locates drivers that will be […]

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