J.J. Keller adds ALK mapping platform to online Encompass dashboard

ALK Technologies, a global provider of GeoLogistics systems and navigation software, announced that ALK Maps and PC Miler Web Services are now available as part of J.J. Keller’s Encompass with E-Logs Premium Edition online tool.

Mack expands customer support in Texas

Mack Trucks today announced further investment and growth in its extensive customer support network with a new dealership in Cotulla, Texas, scheduled to open late August. Valley Truck Centers’ new 40,000 square-foot facility also features the world’s largest Mack Trucks pylon, measuring in at 17 ...

Kenworth announces Spicer AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle spec for Class 8 models

Kenworth has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup and delivery, regional haul and line haul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension. “The Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle is an excellent, fuel-efficient addition for new Kenworth Class 8 ...

Video: Hands-on with ZF’s tablet-controlled tractor-trailer

In this video, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts checks out ZF's new system that allows drivers to get out of their truck in parking situations and drive the truck via a tablet.

Ryder System announces new warranty for used refrigerated trucks

Ryder System announced the launch of its new “Keep It Cool” promotion in the United States and Canada.  The promotion is available through September 1, 2014 and offers a free 12-month warranty, underwritten by Premium 2000+, on qualified used refrigerated trucks.  The new Ryder warranty offering ...

Diesel continues downward streak, still at lowest point in 8 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, according to the DOE. That’s the fourth consecutive week the U.S.’ average diesel price fell, and it’s still at its lowest point since ...

Ferro’s departure comes after increasingly frosty relationships with industry groups

Let’s hope the new FMCSA administrator – whoever he or she may be – implores agency officials to use sound data analysis and listen closely to industry concerns when drafting future rulemakings.

Maverick shows off new multi-million driver training facility

With an aging workforce and a growing driver shortage, many trucking companies are lowering their standards for driver training. Steve Williams, founder and CEO of North Little Rock, Arkansas-based Maverick Transportation LLC is taking the opposite approach.

Navistar sets sights on used truck market with Diamond Renewed program

Navistar is taking aim at the used truck market. The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned to ...

New cabover manufacturer enters market

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis.

Daimler, Volvo report higher sales, profit in second quarter

Daimler reported this week that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat at $10.74 billion compared to the same period last year, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. Volvo in its earnings call reported a 44 percent increase in deliveries ...

Anne Ferro resigns as head of FMCSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25.

Court OKs $3M settlement against C.R. England

A federal court has approved a $3 million class action settlement over truth-in-leasing regulations in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against C.R. England Inc.

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