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October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Schneider Planning to Go Public

Photo: Schneider

Schneider intends to pursue an initial public offering of common stock next year, according to a statement.

Tags: IPO, Schneider

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Several New Options for T680 and T880

Kenworth now offers the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit as a T680 option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Espar, T880, T680, Heaters, FlowBelow

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Parts of I-95 in North Carolina Still Closed

Clearing a road of debris from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: South Carolina Dept. of Transportation

Interstate 95 is closed in multiple locations between Exit 77 (Dunn, N.C.) and the South Carolina state line due to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, according to the latest update issued by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition, I-40 West is closed between Exit 341, NC-55 to Exit 334, NC-96 between Newton Grove and Benson, also due to flooding.

Tags: Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 - Product News

Navistar and Meritor to Co-Brand Fleetrite Brake Shoe Line

Navistar has agreed with Meritor to co-brand brake shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand.

Tags: Navistar, Meritor, Brake Shoes, Aftermarket

October 7, 2016 - Global News

Mexican Telematics Market is Fragmented but Growing


C.J. Driscoll & Associates has released its 148-page “2016-17 Mexican Telematics Market Study,” a comprehensive report details the state of telematics use in Mexico, including market penetration, types of fleets using telematics, and the major players.

Tags: Mexico, CJ Driscoll, Report

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Again Questions How Rhode Island Will Police Truck-Toll Dodgers

Map shows most of the originally proposed truck-only toll locations in Rhode Island. Image: RI DOT

Continuing to battle Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, the American Trucking Associations is again questioning how the Ocean State will restrict trucks from avoiding its planned new automated tolls.

Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Employment Sinks, Manufacturing Gains

Trucking employment in the U.S. slipped in September despite overall non-farm job growth moving higher for the 72nd straight month, according to a new Labor Department report. But other reports indicate manufacturing is regaining some steam, fueling speculation over an interest rate hike.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Hauling Takata Airbags Explodes, FMCSA Orders Fleet to Cease Operations

FMCSA has ordered Georgia-based trucking company Industrial Transit to cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a truck hauling Takata airbag components exploded, killing a person and leveling a home.

Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Fatal Accidents, Hazardous Materials, Imminent Hazard

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

New York to Automate Tolling to Cut Congestion

Governor Cuomo announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York City-area crossings for the 21st century. Photo via office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a plan to reduce traffic congestion in the New York City are by automating tolling of eight bridges and two tunnels.

Tags: New York, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, Electronic Tolls

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

Will New GHG Emissions Prompt a Pre-Buy?

Unlike previous emissions regulations that actually cut fuel economy, new GHG regs are making trucks more fuel efficient than ever. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

A new report says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop into 2021 — but others say this time around is different.

Tags: Class 8, Truck Sales, GHG Phase 2

October 7, 2016 - Product News

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation E-Log and Fleet Management Device

The DC 200 comes in both matte silver and champagne gold colors. The light on top changes color to indicate different functions. Green means it's connected to the app. Blue indicates an over-the-air software update is happening. It flashes red and green when booting up. Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

Rand McNally unveiled a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity designed for small- and medium-sized fleets using Android smartphones or tablets.

Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Rand McNally, ELDs, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA members are honored for excellence in the EPA's Smartway program. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

Tags: ATA, SmartWay, Leadership, EPA, Iowa, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers 52-Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper on T680 Advantage

Kenworth now offers the Kenworth T680 Advantage Package with 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than truckload operations. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has introduced the fuel-efficient T680 Advantage Package with 52-inch mid-roof sleeper for regional haul and less-than-truckload operations.

Tags: Kenworth, Fuel Efficiency, Sleepers, T680 Advantage

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Website Previews Proposed CSA Changes

Screenshot of FMCSA's preview site for proposed SMS changes.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a set of proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and is seeking comment on the proposals via a special website it's set up to show motor carriers how the changes would affect their safety ratings.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, CSA, CSA score

October 6, 2016 - Product News

TMW Systems Creates ConnectedDock App for TruckMate TMS

ConnectedDock is a new Android App from TMW Systems for TruckMate TMS users designed to help streamline dock operations, minimize shipping errors and reduce lost revenue from incorrect weights, dimensions and OS&D.

Tags: TruckMate, TMW Systems, TMS, Mobile Apps

October 6, 2016 - Product News

SmartDrive Expands Transportation Intelligence Suite

Screenshot via SmartDrive

SmartIQ Segmentation is an expansion of its SmartDrive's Transportation Intelligence Suite that enables fleets to optimize strategies based on relevant and predictive performances differences across driver and vehicle segments

Tags: Fleet Management Software, SmartDrive Systems, Driver Coaching

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

As Hurricane Matthew Approaches, States Prepare for Emergency

Source: National Weather Service

With Hurricane Matthew strengthening to a Category 4 storm before making landfall, states from Florida through North Carolina are preparing for the worst with road closures, evacuations and suspensions of certain transportation rules.

Tags: Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Hurricane, South Carolina, Road Closure, Weather

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

Volvo Active Driver Assist uses the Bendix Wingman Fusion system, combining camera and radar for accurate object detection. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

Tags: Bendix, Collision Avoidance, ATA MC&E, Volvo Trucks North America, driver safety, Vehicle Safety

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Names New VP of Purchasing

John Payne Photo courtesy of Stoughton Trailers

John Payne is the new vice president of purchasing and member of the trailer manufacturer's executive team, the company announced.

Tags: Sales, People, Stoughton Trailers

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Park My Truck App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking

Representatives from the FMCSA, ATA, ATRI and the truck stop group NATSO unveiled a new app designed to help truck drivers find available parking spaces. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and travel plaza leaders have launched the smart phone application to help solve the parking shortage for professional drivers..

Tags: ATA, NATSO, Truck Parking, Mobile App

October 5, 2016 - Product News

Navistar Names Holland as its Standard Fifth Wheel Supplier

Photo: SAF Holland

The Holland FW17 was given the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT, a series of linehaul tractors that were just unveiled.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, Fifth Wheels, SAF Holland, LT Series

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Minnesota Judge Upholds State's Biodiesel Mandate

An effort to block a state requirement for all diesel fuel sold at the pump to be at least 10% biofuel has been blocked by a District Court judge.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Lawsuits, Clean Air Act, Court Ruling

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Elects Kevin Burch its 72nd Chairman

Kevin Burch, new ATA chairman, addresses attendees at an awards luncheon. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express from Dayton, Ohio as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, American Trucking Associations

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Fatigue, Drug Use Blamed in Truck Crash That Killed 6

The NTSB determined that a fatigued and meth-impaired truck driver slow down for traffic in a Tennessee work zone, starting a multi-vehicle crash that killed six people and injured four.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Drugged Driving

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

DOT Aims for Zero Traffic Deaths Within 30 Years

The NHTSA held a conference to introduce its Road to Zero campaign and to address the increase in traffic deaths over the past year. Screenshot via NHTSA

Three DOT agencies and the National Safety Council have teamed up to launch a new initiative with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths on U.S. roads within the next 30 years, and truck safety is one of the targeted areas of the effort.

Tags: DOT, Vehicle Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles


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