September 14, 2016 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute and Mayo Clinic launched a set of surveys to gather carrier and driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the driver medical exam process.
Tags: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant to continue a unique connected vehicle program on the Interstate 80 corridor aimed at improving commercial truck safety.
Tags: Grant Funding, Driving Safety, Connected Vehicle Technology, Wyoming, Interstate 80, Highway Safety
Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.
Tags: Chevin Fleet Solutions, CalAmp, Big Data
September 13, 2016 - Industry News
FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas powered tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve its CNG fleet in Oklahoma City Service Center.
Tags: LTL, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, FedEx Freight
Preliminary numbers for U.S. net trailer orders are projected to be up in August after weak order numbers in July, according to ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Stifel Nicolaus, Trailer Orders
Cloud-based supply chain solutions company FourKites has hired Craig Fiander as its senior vice president of business development.
Tags: ALK Technologies, Leadership, People, FourKites
Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, Volvo Trucks North America
September 12, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
CRST International has purchased the privately held, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking in the largest acquisition in CRST’s history.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Truckload
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
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