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October 23, 2017 - Product News

Detroit Connect Virtual Technician Adds Support for DT12

Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission. Photo: Detroit

The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system can now deliver remote event diagnostics for Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions. The Detroit Connect mobile app is also now available for download for Freightliner and Western Star customers with active Detroit Connection subscriptions.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Virtual Technician, Detroit DT12, Detroit Connect

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

TMW Systems Reveals Plans for Blockchain System

This graphic shows how a blockchain logistics chain develops as new conditions and terms of the contract are added during a shipment. Graphic: TMW Systems<br />

TMW Systems says it is developing a new blockchain system for trucking with the potential to create a transparent, secure, real-time logistics matrix that could save the industry as much as $80 million a year.

Tags: Technology, TMW Systems, Logistics, Blockchain

October 23, 2017 - Product News

Freightliner Unveils Driver-Focused Updates to Cascadia

Photo: Freightliner

The new Cascadia updates include keyless entry and medical power supply option designed for a CPAP machine.

Tags: Freightliner, Sleep Apnea, Freightliner Cascadia, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters during the ATA MC&amp;amp;E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Platooning, Battery-Electric Vehicles, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Zonar Offers Video-Based Driver Coaching System

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Zonar announced the Zonar Coach video-based coaching solution designed to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance for commercial vehicle drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Video Event Recorders, Zonar, Driver Coaching

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Praises Trump for Championing Trucking Interests

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ATA's Chris Spear praised President Trump for his administration's work to improve trade policy, reform tax law and criticized the culture of obstruction in Washington toward trucking industry legislation.

Tags: Legislation, Taxes, ATA, Infrastructure, NAFTA, ATA MC&E, Donald Trump

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking’s Best Honored at ATA MC&E

President&#39;s Award winners on stage at ATA MC&amp;amp;E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of several of the industry’s top honors as part of the association’s Leadership and Awards Luncheon at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Names Fifth Class for LEAD Program

The 2018 LEAD ATA Class. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations named its fifth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaking at ATA&amp;rsquo;s Management Conference &amp;amp; Exhibition. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Trump Administration will make it easier for groups such as the ATA and the trucking industry to put in place apprentice programs to cross the job skills gap and help address driver and technician shortages, said U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at ATA’s MC&E.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Driver Shortage, Department of Labor, ATA MC&E, Vocational Training, Donald Trump

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar to Raise Truck Prices by up to 2%

Photo: International Truck

Navistar has announced that it will raise truck prices by up to 2% in the coming year due to rising commodity prices.

Tags: Navistar, Truck Sales, OEMs, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Reveals 24/7 Uptime Command Center

Navistar&#39;s Michael Cancelliere. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - In kicking off the Navistar presser here at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck and Parts, presented the continuing growth of the economy and the rise in truck orders year over year as the backdrop for the OEM announcing it would increase prices on 2009 model year trucks “by up to 2%.”

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Uptime

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

From left, Derek Leathers, Rebecca Brewster, and Bob Costello talk numbers at ATA. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - The trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017, warned American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Proposed CSA Scoring-Improvement Method Gets Thumbs Up

FMCSA&#39;s Joe DeLorenzo speaking in Orlando. Photo: David Cullen

ORLANDO - Boiled down to its essence, the review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by the National Academies of Science found that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should move to a more scientific method to drive the Safety Measurement System that signals which motor carriers are at highest risk for future crashes, according to an FMSCA official.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, National Academies of Sciences

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

Larry Burns tells ATA attendees his vision of how autonomous vehicles could affect trucking. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - Automated vehicle technologies, vehicle electrification, and the rise of transportation as a service (think ride-share services like Uber and Lyft) are creating a “transformational change” in the transportation industry. But what does that mean for trucking?

Tags: ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles, Disruptive Technology

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

New Gauge of Freight Shipping and Economy Debuts at ATA

Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, explains about the new U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - U.S. Bank announced the launch of a new barometer for assessing the nation’s shipping industry on Sunday during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Florida.

Tags: Economy, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Rair Can Monitor ELDs for Compliance

Photo: Lytx

ORLANDO - Lytx Rair has added new functionality to manage fleet hours of service and safety accountability, compliance to reduce the risk of violations.

Tags: Compliance, Fleet Management Software, CSA, Hours of Service, ELDs, Lytx, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Offers ELD Solution, Bypass App

Photo: Help Inc.

ORLANDO - Help Inc., provider of the PrePass weigh station bypass solution,is rolling out an electronic logging device application and mobile bypass application during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Expo.

Tags: Help Inc., ELDs, Weigh-Station Bypass, ELD Mandate, ATA MC&E, PrePass

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

ELD, Driver Safety & Wellness Among ATA Announcements

Acuity Insurance&#39;s Cliff Johnson talks trucking insurance to reporters. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – An electronic logging device, a driver security system and a new driver wellness app were among a series of brief trucking product and service announcements Saturday ahead of the official start of the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Wellness, ELDs, ATA MC&E

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

FlowBelow Offers Aero Product for Trailer Tandems

ORLANDO - FlowBelow Aero is adding a trailer-based aerodynamic product for the trailer tandem and is expanding its OEM offerings in the aftermarket with the launch of its Elite Dealer Program.

Tags: Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E, Trailer Aerodynamics

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

Jim Ward of D.M. Bowman and Collin Mooney of CVSA talk ELDs at ATA MC&amp;amp;E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: FMCSA, CVSA, ELDs, ATA MC&E, ELD Mandate

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

HDT’s New ELD Channel Keeps You Up to Speed

Heavy Duty Trucking has launched a new ELD channel on Truckinginfo.com that contains every news story, feature article, and video our editors produce on the electronic logging device mandate.

Tags: FMCSA, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, ELDs, ELD Mandate, ELD

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, UPS, ELD Mandate, ELDs

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

HDT File Image

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Driver Retention

October 20, 2017 - Product News

Wabco Offers Blind-Spot Detection System

Wabco OnSide alerts drivers to a moving vehicle in a truck&amp;rsquo;s blind spot and provides a side collision warning to help reduce the risk of accidents. Image: Wabco

Wabco has introduced the OnSide advanced blind-spot detection system for commercial trucks and trailers, which alerts drivers to any vehicle in a blind spot and provides a side collision warning to reduce accidents.

Tags: Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System, Wabco, ATA MC&E

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Adds DriveCam to 4,400 Trucks

Image courtesy of Ryder and Lytx

Ryder System, Inc. announced its partnership with Lytx and the implementation of DriveCam into 4,400 Ryder vehicles supporting its Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) business divisions.

Tags: DriveCam, Accident Management, Lytx, Ryder

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