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Economic Watch: Retail Sales Down Again, Inflation in Check

Retail sales in the U.S fell for the third straight month in February, according to new government numbers, pointing to slower economic growth in the first quarter. Separate reports about inflation showed it cooled at both the retail and wholesale levels.


Finalists Named for Distinguished Woman in Logistics

The Women In Trucking Association announced the finalists for the fourth annual Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award, established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry.

SmartDrive's SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive


SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” Photo: J.J. Keller


FMCSA Issues New 90-Day ELD Waiver for Ag Haulers

The FMCSA is granting an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the electronic logging rule for “agriculture-related transportation.” During that time period, the agency says it will also publish "final guidance" on both the agricultural air-mile exemption within the hours of service rule and on the use of the personal conveyance adjustment by all motor carriers operating under the ELD rule.

A new agreement allows drivers can carry just one transponder — NorPass or PrePass — because the devices are now fully interoperable. WSDOT will continue to sell transponders. Photo: WSDOT


PrePass Customers Can Now Bypass Stations in the NorPass System

A partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation has allowed PrePass customers to bypass weigh stations that are part of the NorPass system.


FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order Forecasts

FTR has increased its Class 8 and trailer order forecasts as a result of increased demand for equipment caused by what the research firm calls a "capacity crisis."

From left to right: Chris Langley, VP of Fleet Relations, Hyliion; Jim Park, award committee chair; and Thomas Healy, founder and CEO, Hyliion. Photo courtesy: Jim Winsor Award committee


Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.

The 2018 TCA Annual Convention is taking place from March 25-58 in Kissimmee, Fla.


FMCSA Administrator to Speak at TCA Annual Convention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez will give an address at the 80th Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention in March.


ATRI Wants to Examine the Impact of E-Commerce on Trucking

The American Transportation Research Institute is asking ,motor carriers to participate in a survey to assess the impact of e-commerce on the trucking industry.


Heavy Duty Trucking Named Finalist for 3 ASPBE Journalism Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is a finalist for three journalism awards presented by the American Society for Business Publication Editors, nicknamed the Azbee awards, for its online and print coverage of the trucking industry.

Driver Incentives that Work
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