BorgWarner Completes Acquisition of Sevcon

Borg Warner Headquarters

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 28, 2017 — BorgWarner announced today that it has finalized its acquisition of Sevcon, Inc. (Sevcon).  A global player in electrification technologies, Sevcon complements BorgWarner’s power electronics capabilities utilized to provide electrified propulsion solutions.  Sevcon’s annual sales for 2017 are expected to be approximately $60 million.  The acquisition is expected […]

Pilot Flying J Celebrates Professional Drivers Through the Return of its Annual Road Warrior Program

Pilot Flying J corporate offices in Knoxville, Tenn

Contest to celebrate “heroes on the road” for their hard work, perseverance and passion #ThankYouDriver KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 2017 — Now in its fourth year, Pilot Flying J today announced the return of its annual Road Warrior program, a contest that honors professional drivers who go the extra mile to ensure that products […]

KAG Proactively Addresses Driver Shortage

Kenan Advantage Group, Inc

Implementing Driver Pay Initiative NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 2017  — The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. (KAG), North America’s largest bulk transportation and logistics provider, is implementing a pay increase strategy designed to proactively address the rapidly worsening driver shortage issue facing the entire trucking industry. The program calls for guaranteed pay increases for the next […]

Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It’s Complicated.

Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

First there was Harvey, then Irma. Clean-up and emergency relief efforts are still underway in Texas, Florida and surrounding regions. The Northeast could still see possible impacts from Hurricanes Maria. So if you’re looking to haul FEMA freight, or to help with disaster recovery, there’s still plenty to do. Trucks, […]

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

Flood waters cover a Houston highway during Hurricane Harvey

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks were already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 […]

Trucking Industry Congratulates Ray Martinez on Nomination to Head FMCSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Longtime Vehicle Administrator Will Bring Professionalism and Safety Focus to Role ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 2017 — Trucking industry officials expressed their congratulations to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Ray Martinez on his nomination to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. “Mr. Martinez is well-known to our industry from his work in New […]

TransForce, Inc. Acquires Driving Ambition, headquartered in Indiana

TransForce Inc.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 2017 — TransForce, Inc., the nation’s leading workforce management firm specializing in commercial truck drivers, has acquired the assets of Driving Ambition. Driving Ambition is the leading regional provider of high-quality commercial truck drivers serving the Central United States with operations in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Michigan. “Driving Ambition is another perfect acquisition for us. Like […]

OnCommand® Connection Changes The Game In Connected Vehicle Space

Navistar OnCommand® Connection Trucks

– Introduces OnCommand Connection Live Action Plans; predicted failures covered under warranty – Launches Automated Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting, pre and post inspection tool – Integrates trailer tracking to data platform ATLANTA, Sept. 2017 — Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced a number of industry-leading advancements to its OnCommand® Connection platform, including OnCommand Connection […]

Daimler Trucks tests truck platooning on public highways in the US

Daimler Trucks Freightliner Inspiration Truck

STUTTGART, Germany and ATLANTA, Sept. 2017 — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) drives digitally connected trucks on selected highways in Oregon and Nevada Long roads and highways in the USA are predominant for truck platoons Connectivity and automated driving improve safety in truck platoons, support drivers and enhance efficiency Joint tests with fleet customers under real life conditions from […]

New Clean Diesel Technology for Large Engines, Heavy-Duty Trucks Offers Fastest, Lowest Cost Route to Emission Reductions in Northeast States

Diesel Technology Forum

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 2017  — Eight states in the Northeast are set to receive approximately $306 million as part of the emissions settlement from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. This money is earmarked for projects that immediately reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), so as to mitigate the excessive NOx generated by […]