September 12, 2016 - Industry News
Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's TruckerTerritory.com, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance is expanding its commitment to truckers in the third year of its wellness initiative.
Tags: Progressive Insurance, Driver Fitness, Siphiwe Baleka, Driver Health
Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to offer a solution combining Geotab telematics and J.J. Keller’s electronic logs.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Geotab, ELDs, telematics
September 12, 2016 - Product News
Omnitracs says its new ELD Driver Retention Model can analyze the data provided by electronic logs to help predict which truck drivers are most likely to quit, helping fleets pinpoint retention efforts.
Tags: Hours of Service, Driver Turnover, Driver Retention, Omnitracs, Driver Fatigue
American Trucking Associations has promoted Rusty Duckworth to chief financial officer, adding to the new leadership team being assembled by new ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, People
September 9, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
Another step has been completed in a proposed rulemaking that would allow CDL drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce without first obtaining an individual exemption for that medical condition.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Diabetes
Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.
Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.
Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Caprice, Recalls, GMC Yukon, GMC Sierra, Buick Encore, 2014-MY, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Spark EV, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac Escalade, 2015-MY, Chevrolet Corvette, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Chevrolet Trax, Air Bags
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
Jerry Moyes, the founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, will retire at the end of this year, with President and COO Richard Stocking to take his place.
Tags: Retirement, Leadership, People, Swift Transportation
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Wabco, Air Disc Brake
Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has donated an air brake system board to the Northland Career Center Diesel Technology Program as a training aide for young technicians.
Tags: Technician Shortage, Technician Training, Technicians, Haldex
A driver for Melton Truck Lines was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another driver whose tractor trailer was struck in rising floodwater.
Tags: Flooding, Awards, TCA, Highway Angel, Truck Driver Safety
Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.
Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events
An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.
Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
Working with TCA inGauge online benchmarking service, McLeod Software has created an automated reporting function that allows for monthly data exports from the LoadMaster Enterprise system.
Tags: LoadMaster, TCA, McLeod Software
FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Ram ProMaster, Delivery Fleets
Orders of medium-duty vehicles in Class 5 to 7 increased 10% to 16,900 in August and rebounded to a three-month high, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Navistar International Corp. released fiscal third quarter financials on Thursday morning showing its losses grew in the third quarter of the year while revenue fell 18%, following news on Tuesday that Volkswagen is taking a minority interest in the Illinois-based company.
Tags: Economy, Volkswagen, Navistar, Earnings
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Concept Vehicles, Drones
The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.
Tags: NAFA, Associations
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT
September 7, 2016 - Product News
Pegasus TransTech, an enterprise mobility and business process automation provider, has added TMW Systems as a Transflo Mobile integration partner.
Tags: TMW Systems, Transflo, TMS, Pegasus TransTech, Software Integration
Matthew J. Boler has been elected chairman of the board of The Boler Company. He replaces his father, company founder John Boler, who died in March.
Tags: Leadership, People, Hendrickson
The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a year-long pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use one of the state’s key transportation corridors to test the effect on commercial transportation efficiency.
Tags: Pilot Program, Truck Weights, Arizona Department of Transportation
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