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October 10, 2017 - Industry News

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Tags: TRALA, ELD, ELD Mandate

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

NHTSA: Highway Deaths Rise Again, Including Those Involving Trucks

Photo: FMCSA

The latest traffic crash data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in calendar year 2016 – marking a significant increase of 5.6% over the same period in 2015.

Tags: Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA, Safety & Compliance

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Fleetmatics Registers ELD as Self-Certified to Meet DOT Requiremenets

Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, has registered its Fleetmatics Reveal LogBook Electronic Logging Device for Android with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: ELDs, Fleetmatics Logbook, Fleetmatics

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

FDA Offers Sanitary Transportation Rule Training

Photo: USDA

The Food and Drug Administration is offering a free, one-hour training module to assist motor carriers in meeting the requirements of FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule, also known as the Sanitary Transportation Rule.

Tags: FDA, Food Safety

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Names Executive Director

Photo: Trucker Buddy

Trucker Buddy International recently named Alan Welborn as its new executive director, replacing retiring Randy Schwartzenburg.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, New Hire

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Tool Automates Hiring and Compliance Processes for Fleets

Photo: Foley

Foley, a provider of compliance, financial, and insurance services for the transportation industry, has launched a new driver-file web tool to automate hiring and compliance processes for fleets.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Hiring, DOT

October 10, 2017 - Product News

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

Tags: ELDs, HighJump Software, Teletrac Navman

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

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General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Keynote Speaker, Military, NTEA

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Freight Brokers International to Acquire Consolidated Carriers

Photo via The FBI Group Facebook page

Freight Brokers International Corp., the FBI Group, announced an agreement to acquire Consolidated Carriers, a non-asset based freight broker in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Freight Brokers

October 9, 2017 - Product News

Ruan Evaluates Boreas Nitrogen Trailer Cooling System

The Boreas nitrogen cooled trailer went on repeated routes from Austin to the Dallas metropolitan area, transporting grocery cargo set at 35 degrees Fahrenheit, with up to 4 stops per route. Photo: Boreas Nitrogen Cooling Systems

Ruan Transportation Management Systems partnered with Boreas to use its Nitrogen Cooling System for refrigerated trailers over the summer, running regular routes from Austin to Dallas.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Reefers, Ruan, Refrigerated Trailers

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Image courtsy of Motiv

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

Tags: Los Angeles, Emissions Reduction, Motiv Power Systems, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Emerging Leaders Nomination Deadline Extended to Oct. 13

The nominations deadline for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Emerging Leaders honor has been extended an additional week to Oct. 13, 2017.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People, Emerging Leaders

October 9, 2017 - Product News

Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Screenshot via Isuzucv.com

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English.

Tags: Isuzu, Website, Cabovers, Spanish, Online Tool

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Fire, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety, 2016-MY

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Telsa has opted to move the launch of its electric truck back two weeks in order to focus on fixing Model 3 production issues and assist with power grid repair efforts in Puerto Rico. Image via Tesla

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Concept Vehicles

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Screen shot, CBS Sacramento video

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: ELD Mandate, OOIDA, ELDs, Truck Drivers, California

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Kingsgate Transportation Joins Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

Kingsgate Transportation + Logistics, a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, has become a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, a group dedicated to setting standards for blockchain applications developed for the transportation industry.

Tags: Information Technology, Lobbying, Blockchain

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Military, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment Strong Despite Slip, Factory Activity Jumps

The nation’s unemployment rate dipped in September, while overall and trucking employment changed little, as factory orders, including those for core capital goods, rose in August.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

3PL Market Revenues Could Top $1.1 Trillion by 2022

Cover via Armstrong & Associates

The global third-party logistics market could exceed $1.1 trillion dollars in the next five years as e-commerce and outsourcing fuels its growth.

Tags: Outsourcing, E-commerce, 3PL, Logistics, Market Analysis

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

CVSA Transitions to New Leadership for 2017-2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has transitioned to new leadership for the 2017-2018 term, naming Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol as its new president.

Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA

October 5, 2017 - Product News

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

Photo courtesy of AmeriPride.

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

Tags: Drivers, U.S. DOT, NETS, AmeriPride, First-Aid Kits

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