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Truck Makers May Test Radically Different Aero Cab Designs With SuperTruck II

Tue, 2018-01-09 09:15
Today’s tractors are more efficient due in large part to the aerodynamic concepts and ideas that truck makers were able to test under the Department of Energy’s 21st Century Truck Partnership, also known as SuperTruck.

FleetPride Expands Into Kansas

Tue, 2018-01-09 08:45
Aftermarket parts distributor FleetPride Inc. acquired Truck Parts & Equipment Inc. from the TP&E Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Royal Trucking Installs EpicVue TV Package

Tue, 2018-01-09 08:30
Royal Trucking is installing in its 250 tractors the EpicVue in-cab satellite TV package designed for commercial fleets.

DTNA Adds Features to Repair-Focused Mobile App

Tue, 2018-01-09 08:30
Daimler Trucks North America announced enhancements to its Express WriteUp app, which allows service advisers at Freightliner and Western Star dealerships to create repair orders with a mobile device.

FedEx Express Opens Mammoth Shanghai Hub, Touts Improved Asia Linkage

Tue, 2018-01-09 08:00
FedEx on Jan. 8 announced the official opening of a new, 1.4 million square foot Shanghai hub that bolsters access to one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

Pilot Program of DrayQ App at Washington Ports Scrapped

Tue, 2018-01-09 07:45
A pilot program of an app called DrayQ at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., was unsuccessful and the Northwest Seaport Alliance will scrap the experiment.

Ryder Adds Logistics Center to Serve Eastern Canada

Tue, 2018-01-09 07:45
Ryder System Inc. announced the opening of Logistics Operating Center in London, Ontario, which will primarily serve the Eastern Canada region.

Tractor Aerodynamics Continue to Improve

Tue, 2018-01-09 07:45
Comparatively speaking, today’s over-the-road tractors are slick machines.Improved aerodynamics enables them to slide through the air better than any earlier generation while offering the potential for double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency.

Ag Industry, Ports Adjusting to Fast-Changing Landscape

Tue, 2018-01-09 07:00
WASHINGTON — The agricultural industry and the ports that serve it are simultaneously working to respond to an evolving business landscape that includes everything from making room at East Coast ports for Neopanamax containerships to serving overseas demand for fresh fish, industry experts said here.

Discussions on Highway Trust Fund Fix Ongoing, White House Official Says

Mon, 2018-01-08 17:45
WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump declaring infrastructure funding a legislative priority for the year, coming up with a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund remains a matter under discussion between the White House and congressional leaders, a White House official said Jan. 8.

Researchers Tout Benefits of Truck Parking Detection Technology

Mon, 2018-01-08 16:00
WASHINGTON — Truck-counting devices are valuable tools in the effort to ensure that carriers have places to park, according to Wei Sun, a researcher at University of Florida’s Transportation Institute.

Diesel Climbs Again, Rises 2.3¢ to $2.996 a Gallon

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:15
The U.S. average retail price for diesel jumped 2.3 cents to $2.996 cents a gallon, the U.S. Department of Energy reported, while crude hovered near $62 a barrel amid political tensions in Iran and a decline in active U.S. oil wells.

New York Republican Peter King Supports Pension Bill

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:15
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) and Rep. Peter King (R) of New York announced their support for the Butch Lewis Act as an effort to save troubled multiemployer pensions such as the Central States Pension Fund and the New York State Teamsters Conference and Retirement Fund.

States Embrace New Planning Methods for Corridor Projects

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:00
WASHINGTON — The Washington State Department of Transportation is in the process of mapping out performance goals and maintenance needs for all 304 of the state’s highway corridors.

Consumer Credit Jumped in November by Most Since 2001

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:00
U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in November by the most in 16 years as credit-card balances surged, Federal Reserve data showed Jan. 8.

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 8: Infrastructure on the Horizon

Mon, 2018-01-08 14:15
Infrastructure will be this year’s top legislative priority for Republicans, if President Donald Trump gets his way. Fresh off a major win on tax reform, the Builder-in-Chief is eager to work his dealmaking skills and have Republican leaders send him a $1 trillion, 10-year funding proposal. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Off-Site Chassis, Container Operations Can Improve Efficiency, Research Says

Mon, 2018-01-08 14:00
While it might seem counterintuitive on the surface, truck drivers are more efficient when some container and chassis operations are moved away from the main terminal, according to research unveiled at the Transportation Research Board.

ContainerPort Group Merges With ASF Transportation

Mon, 2018-01-08 13:45
ContainerPort Group has merged with ASF Transportation Group, a transaction that will add five terminals into the portfolio of the drayage, transloading and depot company.

Port Houston Container Imports Surged in 2017

Mon, 2018-01-08 13:15
The National Retail Federation said Jan. 5 that retail imports surged in Houston and other U.S. ports amid a rise in consumer confidence and spending.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Appoints Stephen Scully Chairman

Mon, 2018-01-08 13:15
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. appointed trucking industry veteran Stephen Scully to the post of chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately.