News en Mack Trucks proclaims the all-new Mack Anthem was “Born Ready” <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mack Trucks&rsquo; next-generation Anthem Class 8 highway truck carries the distinction of being launched with its own theme song.</p> <p>Up-and-coming country &amp; western singer Steve Moakler wrote his new song &ldquo;Born Ready,&rdquo; because he was inspired by what the Mack Trucks brand stands for. Moakler and his band played live during the Anthem debut September 13 in Allentown PA. Mack created a promotional video for &ldquo;Born Ready,&rdquo; which can be viewed at: <a href="" title=""></a>. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:00:00 +0000 56561 at EROAD integrates with McLeod Software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EROAD, a global technology provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance solutions for the transportation industry, today announced real-time truck location and driver&rsquo;s Hours of Service (HOS) data from its ELD solution will be integrated with McLeod Software transportation management system&rsquo;s LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications and Dispatch modules. With the integration, LoadMaster users can better manage driver availability, plan routes, and improve visibility into ETA of in-progress dispatches.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 56551 at KeepTruckin, McLeod Software simplify driver-dispatch relations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>KeepTruckin is now integrated with McLeod Software, an advanced transportation management software for carriers, brokers, and shippers.</p> <p>KeepTruckin&rsquo;s singular focus is to deliver the easiest to use and most reliable electronic logging device and fleet management system for trucking companies. With the #1 rated ELD system for iPhone and Android, KeepTruckin has established itself as a leading vendor in the industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:47:00 +0000 56541 at Heil announces light weight 1611 foodgrade dry bulk trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heil Trailer recently unveiled its newest engineering enhancements to the industry&rsquo;s leading dry bulk trailer design.</p> <p>The 1611 Super Jet Dry Bulk trailer is a long-proven design in dry bulk efficiency, cleanliness, and ease of use for food and sanitary applications. For model year 2019, the company announced substantial upgrades and engineering innovations to the model, making it the lightest foodgrade clean-bore dry bulk trailer in the industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cargo Tanks/Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:44:00 +0000 56531 at Scully Connect overfill prevention sensor connection system launched in North America, UK <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Scully Signal Company has introduced Scully Connect to the North American and UK markets with a well-received response from customers. The patented Scully Connect Overfill Prevention System includes many time-saving and field-reliability features that bring a new standard of quality to the industry, according to Scully officials.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cargo Tanks/Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:42:00 +0000 56521 at Koch Supply & Trading Mexico, Vopak bringing first imports of ULSD to Mexican Market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Koch Supply &amp; Trading Mexico is importing its first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into Mexico through the Port of Veracruz.</p> <p>The product was supplied via Koch&rsquo;s US export system and will be delivered through a multi-year services agreement with the newly revamped Veracruz facility owned and operated by Vopak Mexico who has obtained the first regulatory authorization for an independent party to store and handle petroleum liquids.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transloading News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:40:00 +0000 56511 at Interest in electric powered trucks and tractors accelerated by GHG-2, SuperTruck II <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in Q3&rsquo;2017 has been directed to electric power, as noted in the NA On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0000 56501 at North America Class 8 build plan rises in August, moderates for medium duty <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fifty-nine percent of August&rsquo;s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages.</p> <p>&ldquo;Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,&rdquo; said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research&rsquo;s vice-president and senior analyst. &ldquo;For Q1, the August-ending build plan fill was 29%, just ahead of the 27% fill rate average of the past 10 years.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:51:00 +0000 56491 at K-Limited’s Candi Coate named 2016 Ohio Trucking Association Safety Professional of the Year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>K-Limited Carrier, Ltd announced that Candi Coate, vice-president, safety &amp; regulatory compliance, was selected to receive the 2016 Ohio Trucking Association Safety Professional of the Year Award. She was honored at the annual conference on September 19 in Dayton OH.</p> <p>Coate has been responsible for all things safety and regulatory for more than four years at K-Limited--implementing a comprehensive train-the-trainer program, revitalizing driver orientation for incoming drivers and improving driver turnover rate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:48:00 +0000 56481 at ATA Truck Tonnage Index jumps 7.1% in August <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.1% in August, following a 0.5% gain during July. In August, the index equaled 149 (2000=100), up from 139.1 in July.</p> <p>Compared with August 2016, the SA index surged 8.2%. In July, the index rose 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same eight months in 2016, the index is up 2.1%.</p> <p>As part of this report, ATA also revised its July increase in the index upward to a 0.5% gain from the previously reported 0.1% increase.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:00 +0000 56471 at