August 20, 2014 - Industry News
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.
Tags: Safety, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology
Eaton is closing its clutch-assembly operation in Charlotte, N.C., but that doesn't reflect any slowdown in its clutch business, according to the company.
Tags: Eaton, Clutches
Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
The goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports, according to the commission.
Tags: Events, Ports, Port Trucking
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
As part of its 2014 User Conference, PeopleNet spent Tuesday evening recognizing the top innovators among its client base, fleets that have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past year by using PeopleNet products and services to create unique solutions that accelerate and drive return on investment.
Tags: PeopleNet, Industry Event, Awards, Fleets, Telematics
ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale closed out the conference's opening session, which was filled with looking back on the company's 20-year history and looking forward to what it has to offer clients now and in the near future.
Tags: Conference, Video Event Recorders, PeopleNet, Events, Information Technology
Chrysler Group has appointed Robert Hegbloom as the new Head of Ram Truck Brand.
Tags: Ram, People, Chrysler
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology for light-duty vehicles, a move many believe is a precursor to a similar rule for heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology, NHTSA
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, HDAW, Technicians
A strategic alliance between Trimble Navigation Limited and 3GTMS Inc. will help TMW customers manage complex 3PL challenges.
Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, Trimble, 3PL, TMW Systems
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has awarded CASE accreditation to the Volvo Trucks Academy and the Mack Trucks Academy training programs.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, ASE, Mack Trucks, Technician Training
Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage
UPDATED -- Consumer prices increased as the slowest pace in five months during July, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Consumer Prices
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
The deadline to nominate a fleet for Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 50 Green Fleets has been extended through the end of the month to Friday, August 29.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Top 50 Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. continues slowly moving lower, posting its seventh consecutive weekly drop, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
The combined companies will go forward under the ownership of P&S Holdings and continue to operate under their respective, independent names, according to a news release.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will be holding a clinic and educational program for technicians on understanding electricity.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Electrical System
Celadon Trucking Services has purchased more than 1,500 new tractors to add to its overall fleet.
Tags: Kenworth, LoneStar, ProStar, International Trucks, Celadon, Fleets
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
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