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September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Progressive Partners with 'Fittest Trucker in America'

Photo of Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America, courtesy of Baleka.

Through a newly formed partnership with Siphiwe Baleka, the "fittest truck driver in America," and healthy living tips and tricks on Progressive's, 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

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner on Telematics, ELD Solution


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 Tool Identifies Drivers Most Likely To Leave

Graph via Omnitracs

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

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names Rusty Duckworth CFO

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

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

Source: FTR

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is among the recalled models. Photo courtesy of GM.

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Retail Imports Strong

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

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Swift Founder/CEO Jerry Moyes to Retire by Year's End

Jerry Moyes Photo courtesy of Swift Transportation

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

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

Source: Wabco

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Donates Training Equipment to Diesel Technology Program

A class from teh Northalnd Career Center Diesel Technology Program poses with Haldex's donated air brake system board. Photo via Haldex

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Trucker Saves Fellow Driver From Rising Flood Waters

Daniel Sieczkarski Photo via TCA

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo


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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

EEOC Sues S.C. Carrier for Racial Harassment of African-American Workers

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

LoadMaster Can Export Data to TCA InGauge Benchmarking Program

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans

Photo courtesy of USPS.

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Rebound in August

Photo of Isuzu N-Series cabover by Paul Clinton.

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

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Navistar Third Quarter Loss Grows, Revenue Declines

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 Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Graphic courtesy of MBUSA.

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

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

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

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Map indicates location of 18 infrastucture projects awarded FASTLANE grants for FY 2016. Image: U.S. DOT

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

Transflo Mobile Gains TMWSuite Features With Integration

Photo: Pegasus TransTech

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

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

The Boler Company Elects Matthew Boler Chairman

Matt Boler Photo: The Boler Company

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

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Arizona Testing Impact of Overweight Trucks on Major Corridor

Photo: Jim Park

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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