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March 21, 2016 - Product News

PeopleNet Announces Tire Pressure Monitoring Integration

Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco.

Tags: PeopleNet, Wabco, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

GCR Tire and Service Appoints New Sales VP

Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Real-World Data on Truck Parking Challenges

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking drivers interested in keeping a 14-day diary of their truck parking issues as part of an effort to collect real-world information on the daily challenges drivers face to find truck parking.

Tags: Driver Behavior, ATRI, Truck Parking

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Severe Crash Risk, Study Finds

Photo: Virginia Tech

Drivers with sleep apnea have a five times greater risk of a severe crash when they do not adhere to a mandated treatment program, according to a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Tags: Research, Sleep Apnea, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Driver Health

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler demonstrates a platoon of three trucks with Highway Pilot Connect. Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Recalls Trucks For Driveshaft, Steering Issues

Photo: Mack

Mack Trucks is recalling certain Granite, LR Pinnacle, TerraPro and Titan trucks for a driveshaft issue and separately a steering shaft issue.

Tags: Titan, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, Pinnacle, Mack Granite, Mack LR

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

6 Truck Makers to Participate in European Platooning Challenge

Photo: Volvo Group

Six European truck makers are participating in next month's European Truck Platooning Challenge, a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.

Tags: Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, European Union, Global

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

Lawsuits Push Port Trucking Company Into Bankruptcy

Premium Transportation Services, also known as Total Transportation Services, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing its financial troubles related to driver misclassification lawsuits and legal costs.

Tags: Bankruptcy, Ports, Port Trucking, Total Transportation Services, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Drayage, Teamsters, Labor Unions

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

Cross-Border Freight Posts 7.2% Annual Decline

U.S.-NAFTA Merchandise trade by mode: 2011-2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

All five major transportation modes, including trucking, carried less freight between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico last year than in 2014, but big-rigs continue to dominate such cargo movements, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Mexico, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Fatal Crash, False Logs Trigger Shutdown of Massachusetts Trucking Company

FMCSA has ordered the immediate shutdown of trucking company J and J Transportation after an investigation revealed a continued lack of compliance with or understanding of safety regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, Out-of-service, Imminent Hazard

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Nearly 16,000 Trucks for Steering Shaft Problem

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models because some of them may have steering shafts that could separate, resulting in complete loss of steering.

Tags: Recalls, Steering System, Volvo Trucks North America, NHTSA

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Names New President and CEO

Matthew Stevenson Photo: Meritor Wabco

Meritor Wabco has appointed Matthew Stevenson president and general manager, effective immediately. Most recently with Bridgestone, he has nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial vehicle and automotive industries.

Tags: Leadership, Meritor Wabco, People

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload, Intermodal Rates Drop Again

Truckload linehaul freight rates have fallen again and are barely higher than a year ago, while rates for intermodal shipments have dropped for the 14th straight month, according to the latest Cass indexes.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

PacLease Offers Online Safety Courses With J.J. Keller

Photo: PacLease

PacLease has launched a subscription-based safety course program called PacTrainer, offering over 360 online courses and tutorials aimed at improving driving skills and compliance.

Tags: PacLease, Driver Safety, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, Online Training

March 17, 2016 - Product News

Paragon’s Routing Software Updated With Improved Mapping

Photo courtesy of Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Software Systems has added new capabilities to its routing and scheduling solutions that brings in real world data about street-level mapping, road speeds, and truck attributes.

Tags: Mapping, Routing, Paragon Software Systems, Delivery Fleets

March 17, 2016 - Product News

Risk Management Solution Aimed at Oil and Gas Industry

MiX Telematics has launched MiX Journey Management, a risk management solution for U.S. oil and gas companies that is integrated with the company’s fleet management platform.

Tags: Risk Management, Fleet Management Software, MiX Telematics, Information Technology

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Photo: ampCNG

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Offers 7 Trailer Cameras With 2017 Super Duty

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is offering a seven-camera system with its 2017 Super Duty trucks that gives a driver additional views around the side of the truck and behind the trailer, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Towing, Rear-View Cameras, Camera System, 2017-MY

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: FedEx Profit Falls, Adjusted Earnings Up

Trucking and parcel delivery company FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported lower quarterly profits, but adjusted earnings were better than expectations.

Tags: FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, Fleet Earnings, Economy, FedEx

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Slates Listening Sessions on Voluntary Compliance

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two sets of public listening sessions next month to gain input on “the potential benefits and feasibility of voluntary compliance” and how the agency might credit both motor carriers and drivers for creating “programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations.”

Tags: FMCSA

March 16, 2016 - Product News

Online Tool Helps Fleets Select the Right Lubricants

Screenshot via Petro-Canada

Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched the Lube 360 Product Selector, an online tool designed to help fleets make more informed decisions about the lubricants they use in their vehicles.

Tags: Lubricants, Online Tool, Petro-Canada Lubricants

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado Adds Camera System, Tow-Prep Package

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD courtesy of GM.

Fleets will be able to acquire a 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado with a new camera system for trailering and a fifth-wheel prep package.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Towing, General Motors

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Accepts Mexican Truck-Inspection Standard

Photo: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México

Effective March 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting the Mexican government standard for annual commercial vehicle inspections of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers that operate in the United States.

Tags: FMCSA, Mexico, Mexican Trucking, CVSA

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