April 1, 2016 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Bestpass, an automated toll-processing and -paying service, announced that it now covers almost all toll roads and tolled bridges in the continental United States, with the last one – the Oklahoma Turnpike – coming aboard by the middle of this month.
Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, Bestpass, Toll Management
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
The number of jobs added in March grew by another healthy pace, but not in trucking, while the nation’s manufacturing sector ended months of declining factory activity and overall construction fell slightly in February, according to the latest economic reports released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Employment
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged Navistar International Corp. with misleading investors about its development of an advanced technology truck engine that could be certified to meet U.S. emission standards.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, People, Engines
March 31, 2016 - Industry News
Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.
Tags: Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that Sean Phillips has joined the company as a product support manager. He joins Mike Sands, who was recently reassigned from his position as a district sales manager with MFTA to product support manager in the metro New York and northern New Jersey areas.
Tags: MFTA, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, New Hire/Promotion
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sales of air disc brakes are now enough to justify American manufacturing, which should reduce prices and encourage more sales, says Wabco.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Wabco, Air Disc Brake, Brakes
March 31, 2016 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Communications company BlackBerry has introduced an end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies and private fleet operators called BlackBerry Radar.
Tags: Asset Management, Blackberry, Asset Tracking, MATS
The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.
Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Regional, Delivery Fleets
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a court appeal charging that electronic logging devices won’t improve safety and violate the 4th Amendment.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, OOIDA, Electronic Logging Devices, ELDs
LOUISVILLE, KY — Saying it is a solution to many of the “cons” of electronic logging devices, Rand McNally Thursday introduced the ELD 50, a simple, low-cost electronic logging option, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Rand McNally, ELDs, MATS
The recall covers nearly 38,000 low-roof Transit vans whose side-curtain air bags may be positioned incorrectly.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, 2016-MY
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trucking Moves America Forward, the industry-wide image and education movement, reported significant achievements in the past year in its mission to change the public perception of the trucking industry.
Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward, MATS
The American Trucking Associations, along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, announced on Thursday they are working with global event management and trade show firm Messe Frankfurt Inc. to develop a new, biennial North American-based truck and transportation event.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, MEMA, HDMA, Industry Event, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Freight, FTR, Economic Forecast, U.S. Economy
LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS
Mack Trucks has announced that Jonathan M. Randall was named the senior vice president of North American sales, effective April 11, 2016.
Tags: Vehicle Sales, Leadership, Mack Trucks, People
March 30, 2016 - Product News
Hankook’s DH07 drive tire and TH22 low platform trailer tire have been made available to fleets and will be on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Trailers, Tires, Drive Tires
DAT Solutions is debuting a new version of its DAT Trucker mobile app, a driver trip planner with features like the locations of safe Walmart parking and CAT scales, and a loadboard.
Tags: Parking, Mid-America Trucking Show, CAT Scale, DAT Solutions, MATS, Mobile Apps
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill from operating any commercial vehicle in the U.S. for falsifying records and repeatedly ignoring out-of-service violations.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets
March 30, 2016 - Press Release
DPL Telematics, a provider of advanced asset monitoring and telemetry technologies, announced the release of internal backup battery and anti-tamper features for the next generation Trackall OBDII Vehicle Tracking System.
Tags: PTO, OBDII Device, Trackall
Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from February to March, according to the latest National Employment Report from payroll processor ADP, while the mood of consumers has improved, with spending and incomes seeing modest gains.
Tags: Consumer Confidence, Employment, Personal Income, Personal Spending
A rally for spot truckload rates and load-to-truck ratios seen the week before turned out to be short lived with overall lower freight volume moving lower for the week ending March 26, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
March 29, 2016 - Product News
ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.
Tags: driver safety, Drug Testing, ProSight
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