Kenworth offers Virtual Driver Coach option

Competition is king. Beat your peers, or beat your own past driving performance. Kenworth offers this opportunity with the introduction of its Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with PACCAR MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. “Competition breeds improved performance. Kenworth’s ...

Peterbilt unveils Model 220 clear frame rail package

Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package), Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “This new option is ideal for customers in ...

Carrier Transicold boosts reefer unit warranties

Carrier Transicold has enhanced the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units.  “Vector systems deliver dual benefits of reduced maintenance and higher system reliability because they are less complex than conventional mechanical systems and comparative semi-electric systems,” said Patrick McDonald, product manager – trailer, ...

Truck tonnage remains level at record high in September

Truck tonnage was unchanged in September from August and remains at a record high, according to ATA data, and 2014’s third quarter average was the highest on record.

Bendix receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Overall Best Supplier of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy-Duty Trucks. Frost & Sullivan honored Bendix as the premier manufacturer of advanced safety enhancement products in the North American heavy-duty ...

Hino Trucks celebrates 30th anniversary in U.S.

Hino Trucks reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of more ...

ATA, other business groups on port labor talks: ‘Time is of the essence’

ATA and more than 100 business organizations have signed a letter calling for a quick conclusion to labor negotiations between dockworkers and management at the West Coast ports.

Which states have the most effective inspections? ATRI names Top 10

As a follow up to a report issued earlier this year highlighting state-to-state enforcement disparities around the U.S., the American Transportation Research Institute announced Oct. 22 its Top 10 High-Performance States for Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

FMCSA giving $1M to train military veterans for driving jobs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 21 it has awarded $1 million in grants to nine tech and community colleges across the U.S. to help train military veterans for truck and bus driving jobs.

ATA names finalists for next America’s Road Team Captains

The American Trucking Associations named this week 32 drivers as finalists in the selection process for the captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team.

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to boost efficiency of freight, protect against terrorism

Mexico has become the eighth nation to sign a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. The voluntary program partners with the trade community to secure the U.S. and international supply chains from terrorism.

Diesel price continues slide, falls another 4.2 cents

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking the 16th week in a row without an increase. The price of diesel has now fallen ...

The return of the low-tech truck?

Will the ever-increasing complexity — and price — of modern trucks create a market for low-cost, low-tech trucks?