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April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mother Searches for Trucker who Tried to Save her Daughter

The late Dorothy Marko Photo courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association

The tragic death of a young woman in Oklahoma has led a grieving mother to search for a truck driver who stopped to try and save her daughter.

Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, Highway Angel, Road Deaths

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Head Stepping Aside During Legal Battle

Anthony Levandowski speaking about the future of self-driving trucks at last year's ATA Managment Conference & Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group and founder of autonomous truck startup Otto, has stepped aside from that role in the midst of a legal battle with Waymo, according to a Business Insider news report.

Tags: Lawsuits, Google, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Otto, Waymo

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Samsung and Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Photo via Samsung

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short- and long-haul trucking.

Tags: Hours of Service, Magellan, ELDs, Samsung

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Omnitracs Sponsors HDT Safety & Compliance Award

Photo: Mark Campbell

Fleet management and telematics software provider Omnitracs is once again sponsoring the HDT Safety & Compliance award, which recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.

Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Omnitracs

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads FMCSA to Investigate Small Alabama Carrier

A fatal accident involving a driver falling asleep at the wheel led the FMCSA to investigate Beatrice, Ala.-based J&L Trucking and order its vehicles off the road.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Out of Service, Imminent Hazard, Records Management

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Saia Improves 7.7%, Universal Logistics Falls 43%

Mainly less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. saw its profit move higher in the first quarter of the year while multi-trucking service provider Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. saw lower net income despite more revenue.

Tags: Saia, Fleet Earnings, Universal Logistics Holdings

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Growth Slows, Positive Signs for Trucking Remain

The U.S. economy grew at the weakest rate in three years during the first quarter of 2017, according to an advanced estimate by the Commerce Department, but economists remain optimistic about future performance.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

April 28, 2017 - Product News

Vigillo Compiles Driver Safety Records Into Roadside Resume

Image: Vigillo

Vigillo's new Roadside Resume is billed as a comprehensive commercial driver safety, compliance, and risk profile to help carriers identify safe and risky drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, CSA, Vigillo, SambaSafety, High-Risk Drivers, Drivers, Analytics, Big Data

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Sponsoring 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators Award

Phillips Industries is the exclusive sponsor of the 2017 Truck Fleet Innovators Award. All four winners will be honored in person at the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange on May 9.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDTX

April 27, 2017 - Product News

Meritor Offers 13X Axle on International Trucks

Photo: Meritor

Meritor has announced that its 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on the International DuraStar in July. The axle will also be available as an option on other International medium-duty trucks.

Tags: DuraStar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Meritor, International Trucks, Axles

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star's newest Model 5700 paint scheme is based on colors and patterns the company used on show trucks in the 1970s. Photos: Jack Roberts

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

Tags: Western Star, Anniversary, OOIDA

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking’s Share of Cross-Border Freight Declines

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over past 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Trucking was not a part of the overall increase in the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners during February, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland and ACOFAS Team up for Tech Training Program

Photo via ACOFAS Facebook

SAF-Holland is teaming up with the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists for a technician education program taking place June 27-28 in Muskegon, Mich.

Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, ACOFAS, SAF-Holland

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Dealership Employment Rose 5.6% in 2016

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Employment at truck dealerships hit its highest point in five years, according to a report from American Truck Dealers a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as dealers work to improve customer uptime and deal with ever-more-complex equipment.

Tags: ATD, NADA, Truck Sales, Dealership, Employment, Truck Dealers, Uptime

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Denso Taps Brett Lowie for Director of Americas Operations

Denso Products and Services Americas, an affiliate of global automotive supplier Denso Corp., has named Brett Lowie its director of Americas Operations.

Tags: Leadership, Denso, People, Distributors, Parts and Service

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Equipment Spending Solid, New Homes Sales Brisk

New orders for long-lasting durable goods increased less than expected during March, according to a new Commerce Department report, but business investment on equipment appears to be solid following the rut it was in for nearly a couple of years.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Old Dominion, UPS Show First Quarter Improvements

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. reported better profit and revenue in the first quarter of the year while UPS Inc. reported earnings showing growth across its business segments

Tags: UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, UPS Freight, Fleet Earnings

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Registration Opens for North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Online registration is now open for the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show, a trucking trade show set to take place from Sep. 25-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Tags: Events, North American Commercial Vehicle Show

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Landstar, Forward Air, Hub Group, TFI, Patriot and Echo Global

At a time when many publicly held trucking companies are reporting lower, if not sharply lower, first quarter profits, one stood out among the herd of numbers released Wednesday while another saw a slight improvement in earnings.

Tags: Patriot Transportation, Forward Air, Echo Global Logistics, Hub Group, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings, CFI

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Coalition Seeks to Clip Hair Testing

Photo: FMCSA

A coalition of AFL-CIO member unions is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny a petition by several trucking companies to use hair specimens in lieu of federally mandated urine in pre-employment drug tests.

Tags: FMCSA, American Trucking Associations, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing, AFL-CIO TTD

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

PrePass InfoRM Tool Aggregates Safety and Inspection Data

Photo: Help Inc.

Help Inc., provider of PrePass, has launched the InfoRM business intelligence system as a value-added tool for carriers to view and leverage their safety data.

Tags: Inspections, Online Tool, Help Inc., PrePass

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Teletrac Navman's ELD Solution is FMCSA Compliant

Image courtesy of Teletrac Navman.

Teletrac Navman has announced its new Director ELD solution, which meets all currently published technical requirements of FMCSA's Electronic Logging Device mandate.

Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, ELD Mandate, Teletrac Navman

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC

KIC's product range. Photo: KIC

Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities.

Tags: Accuride, Wheel Ends, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 26, 2017 - Product News

Verizon Offers ELD Solution Bundles Ahead of Mandate

Photo: Verizon

Verizon Telematics has announced availability of ELD-ready bundles aimed at fleets searching for a solution ahead of the FMCSA's ELD mandate deadline later this year.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, ELDs, Mobile Apps, Verizon

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler Doubles First Quarter Profit

Earnings for German truck and auto maker Daimler AG doubled in the first quarter of the year, despite lower sales of its trucks.

Tags: Daimler, Quarterly Earnings

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