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12/08/2017 08:00 AM
Allison Transmission promotes Szalavari to managing director
Allison Transmission has promoted of Otto Szalavari to managing director of global marketing, the company announced on Thursday.
“During his short period of time with Allison, Otto has more than proven his ability to tackle challenges and generate re
12/08/2017 07:00 AM
ZF Friedrichshafen CEO steps down
ZF Friedrichshafen CEO Stefan Sommer has stepped down from his post, the company announced on Thursday.
Until a successor is appointed, finance board member and CEO Deputy Representative, Dr. Konstantin Sauer, will assume the role of CEO on an interi
12/07/2017 11:45 AM
STRAINING for the future
Everyone knows we are facing all kinds of labor shortages in the transportation industry. Yes, it’s drivers and diesel technicians for trucks. But, it extends to computer specialists, communications-savvy people, electrical specialists, and brake sys
12/07/2017 08:00 AM
Daseke adds three companies as revenue grows
Daseke Inc., a consolidator of flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, announced that three additional carriers have joined Daseke: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co. (TSH & Co.), The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Ser
12/07/2017 07:00 AM
Spot truckload freight volumes surge again
Spot truckload freight volumes surged after Thanksgiving, as the number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards jumped 64% during the week ending Dec. 2. The number of available trucks gained 22%, DAT reported.
While the large increase in l
12/06/2017 12:55 PM
Shaving time off of warehousing operations
Today in e-commerce, customers expect a shorter turnaround time after they buy, and most are accustomed to and want free shipping. Shorter order processing time is key in making that work, and Deutsche Post DHL Group is using everything from helper r
12/06/2017 01:33 AM
A visit to the Mercedes Benz museum
Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the museum traces over a century's worth of vehicular history, in particular the contributions of Carl Frederick Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.
12/06/2017 12:44 AM
They won’t be just light-duty commercial vans anymore
No longer will vans be considered mere vehicles, according to one OEM’s chief executive. Instead they will be “overall system solutions” in the new era of digitized logistics in which we live.
12/05/2017 03:43 PM
More power, pull for 2018 Ford Super Duty; F-450 4x2 joins range
The Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup, which was all-new in 2016, gets more power and towing capability for 2018 with an available 6.7L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine making 450 hp. and 935 lbs.-ft. of torque.
That's up from 440 hp. and 925 lbs.-ft. of
12/05/2017 02:03 PM
What exactly is ‘autogas’?
Imagine you’re at a new restaurant. The waiter raves about one of the dinner specials. Clearly, it’s the best thing he has ever eaten, but the food he’s describing is something you’ve never heard of. All of his excitement is lost on you and you just
12/05/2017 07:00 AM
TMW launches TMT Fleet Maintenance on Geotab Marketplace
Geotab has released TMT Fleet Maintenance from TMW Systems on the Geotab Marketplace, the company announced on Monday. TMT Fleet Maintenance is the latest software add-in to join the Marketplace and is specifically designed to meet the maintenance ne
12/05/2017 03:31 AM
A preview of the new “holistic” Sprinter van
The new 2018 model Sprinter van won’t be officially rolled out until early next year. Meantime, Mercedes-Benz Vans highlighted the new philosophies underpinning its design and construction.
12/04/2017 02:37 PM
DHL: E-commerce driving higher seasonal sales, freight surge
After healthy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping in the U.S., strong growth in e-commerce is continuing to drive a bigger surge this year in seasonal freight volumes and sales, according to package delivery and logistics giant DHL Group.
12/04/2017 11:40 AM
Give 6x2 liftable another look
One of the really exciting things about the trucking industry is that we never seem to stand still. Even after a product is introduced the industry continues to work on improving and refining it.
Since in 2013 when we published our original Confidenc
12/04/2017 11:26 AM
Enterprise introduces new telematics product for rental customers
Enterprise Truck Rental, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, announced it is helping fleets run more efficiently and meet new federal operating standards with the launch of Enterprise Telematics.
According to the company, any commercial truck renter