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October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Forward-facing cameras catch the action. Hopefully you're not in the wrong at the time. YouTube screen capture.

Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such systems, but there's a downside to the systems as well. Mike Nalepka, CEO of, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Camera System, Driver Coaching, Fleet Technology Expo

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

Photo by Thi Dao.

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Safety Technology, NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Autonomous Vehicles

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Rise 19% in September

Photo of International TerraStar courtesy of Navistar.

Customers ordered 20,400 medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5 to 7 in September, which represents a 19% increase from August, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Procurement, ACT Research, Truck Orders

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million to Help Train Veterans as Drivers

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

The FMCSA has awarded close to $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as commercial truck and bus drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, Grant Funding, Veterans, Hiring Veterans

October 18, 2016 - Product News

Great Dane Brings New Safety Features to Everest Reefer Trailers

Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane is introducing several new features designed to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and the food transported in its Everest refrigerated trailers.

Tags: Reefers, Great Dane, Refrigerated Trailers

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Volatile Truck Tonnage Index Falls 5.8%

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonal adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrank 5.8% in September, erasing the 5% increase of the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Remain Down From Last Year

Truckload linehaul and intermodal rates are continuing their declines despite some slight improvements, according to two new reports.

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

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

Photo courtesy of Paccar

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Monthly Trailer Orders Projected at One-Third of Last Year’s Levels

ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Used Truck Volumes Increase at Auctions

A summer lull in used auction volume ended this past September, according to findings in NADA Used Car Guide's recent Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

Tags: NADA, Auctions, Used Truck Sales

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Survey Examines How Fleets are Saving Fuel

ATRI has conducted a survey of nearly 100 fleet managers and representing over 114,500 trucks to examine fuel economy and fuel usage among fleets of different sizes and needs.

Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey, ATRI

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Pushes Industrial Production Higher

The total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities rebounded last month, posting its best quarterly performance in a year, due in part to increased manufacturing, according to new Federal Reserve figures.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Federal Reserve

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Lower J.B. Hunt Numbers Kick off 3rd Quarter Reports

Third quarter earnings for the nation’s trucking companies began rolling in on Monday, following reports of lowered expectations as several negative factors weigh on the nation’s freight markets.

Tags: JB Hunt, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings, Economy, Forward Air

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names New President

Chris Baer is the new president of VIpar Heavy Duty.

Vipar Heavy Duty has named Chris Baer its new president, effective immediately, as part of a transition plan eventually leading to the retirement of the aftermarket parts distributor group's long-time head, Steve Crowley, who remains as CEO.

Tags: Leadership, Vipar Heavy Duty

October 14, 2016 - Product News

Pegasus TransTech Hires New Vice President of Integrated Solutions

Enterprise mobility, telematics and business process automation company Pegasus TransTech has named Mark Spicer its vice president of integrated solutions.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Transflo, Pegasus TransTech

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Banned: Driver Who Crashed Truck a Day After Failing Drug Test

A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Imminent Hazard

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Targeting Unsafe Driving During Enforcement/Education Blitz

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education to combat unsafe driving behavior as part of CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week, taking place Oct. 16-22, 2016.

Tags: Driver Safety, Inspections, Traffic Violations, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

States Still Dealing With Hurricane Matthew Damages

Flooding in Dare County, N.C. Photo: NCDOT

Hurricane Matthew may be little more than scattered clouds in the Atlantic Ocean at this point, but it left behind damage to highways and other property that could take a lot of time and money to clean up.

Tags: Hurricane, Flooding, Road Closure, Damage Recovery, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, I-95, I-40

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Rebound But Consumers Less Upbeat

Retail sales in the U.S. posted a solid gain in September, indicating consumers remain confident about the economy – but a separate report revealed that certainty is being hit by the race for White House.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices, Business Inventories

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

USA Truck Boosts Pay for Independent Contractors

Screenshot via USA Truck

USA Truck is increased pay for independent contractors as part of the carrier’s Independent Contractor Compensation program.

Tags: USA Truck, Driver Pay, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule

Senator Chuck Schumer

Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles during an Oct. 13 campaign stop on Long Island.

Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Chuck Schumer

October 13, 2016 - Product News

DAT Solutions Integrates Small Carrier-Focused Getloaded

Image via DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions has announced that Getloaded, a load board for smaller freight brokers and carriers, will be integrated into the DAT Network of load boards.

Tags: DAT Solutions, Load Board, Integration

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Image: U.S. Department of Justice

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, EPA, Department of Justice


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