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March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Safety Program Aims to Help Teen Drivers Around Trucks

A program that brings together federal officials, law enforcement and teen driving safety advocates together in an effort to help young people share the roadways more safety with big rigs is gaining traction, following its launch by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Recover from a Week Earlier

Rates on the spot market have recovered after generally moving lower a week earlier, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Dunn Selected TCA Chairman, Baylor Receives Past Chairmen's Award

<br />Kari Baylor, vice president, Baylor Trucking, accepts TCA Past Chairmen&#39;s Award on behalf of her father. Photo: Jim Beach

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – The Truckload Carriers Conference board of directors selected Shepard Dunn, Bestway Express, as its 2014 chairman.

Tags: TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Names MacKinnon, Bison as National Fleet Safety Award Winners

Grand prizes announced at Truckload Carriers Association’s annual convention near Dallas, Tex.

Tags: Safety, TCA, Bison Transport, Truckload Carriers Association, MacKinnon Transport

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Denies Charges in Lawsuit over Reservist's Reinstatement

Con-way Freight said it's "disappointed" that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit involving a Naval reservist who complained about his employment re-instatement, claiming it tried its best to accommodate the former serviceman, including creating a new position for him.

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Department of Justice, Fleets, Litigation

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Talks Fuel Economy, Telematics, Higher ISX Rating at MATS Kickoff Event

Rich Freeland, president of Cummins&#39; engine business. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.

Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Marcia G. Taylor Named 2014 Influential Woman in Trucking

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association presented Marcia G. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Bennett International Group, with the fourth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award at this week's Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Tags: Navistar, Women in Trucking, Bennett International Group

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

ALK’s RouteSync and CoPilot FleetPortal Apps to Integrate with Omnitracs Mobile Platform

TCA, GRAPEVIEN, TX – Omnitracs partners with ALK to integrate route adherence tools

Tags: ALK Technologies, Omnitracs, TCA, Informational Technology

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

2014-MY Sprinter 2500 passenger van. Photo by Vince Taroc.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz, Full-Size Vans, Automotive Fleet, Automotive Executives, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2015-MY

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Bison Transport, Paramount Freight Systems Named Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named the 2014 Best Overall Fleet to Drive for, company drivers, at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting March 25 while Paramount Freight System, Ft. Meyers, Fla., was named the 2014 Best Fleet Overall Fleet to Drive For, Owner Operators.

Tags: Bison Transport, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Paramount Freight System, Fleets, Truckload Carriers Association

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs Focuses on Expanding Portfolio, Getting Close to Customers

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Delivering value to its customers, expanding its portfolio of services and getting closer to customers are three areas that Omnitracs will focus on in coming months, according to its new CEO John K. Graham.

Tags: Omnitracs, Qualcomm, TCA, Information Technolgy, Roadnet Technologies

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System

Safety regulators envision a time when they can automatically collect the information they need about trucks, drivers and carriers as the truck goes about its business on the highway. That time may not be too far away. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting a field test designed to prove that a national wireless roadside inspection system will work.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Wireless Roadside Inspections

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Preview of the Mid-America Trucking Show This Week

Many trucking journalists and trucking professionals are headed to Louisville, Ky., this week for the Mid-America Trucking Show, which has officially sold out. Editors from Heavy Duty Trucking will be covering the event and we will be reporting on what's happening at the show.

Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear Highway Hero

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Con-way over Reservist Reinstatement

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Monday against the trucking company Con-Way Freight alleging the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by failing to promptly reassign Naval Reservist Dale Brown to his former position as a driver

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Department of Justice, Fleets, Litigation

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. Diesel Average Falls Below $4, Gasoline Highest Since September

UPDATED -- The average cost of diesel has fallen below the $4 per gallon mark for the first time in a little over a month, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Truck Tire Care Expands Tire Offerings

Love’s Truck Tire Care centers has added tire brand offerings from Goodyear and Continental and is expanding the number of locations offering light mechanical services.

Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Yokohama Names Funkhouser Director of Commercial Business

Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.

Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

TRIB Wants to Know if You Can Spot a Retread

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Rand McNally Devices to Integrate with Drivewyze PreClear Service

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Truckers and fleets using Rand McNally’s fleet management devices will be able to make use of Drivewyze’s PreClear scale bypass service under an agreement announced by the two companies on Monday at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Tags: Drivewyze PreClear, Rand McNally, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Smart Drive Systems and Wabco Form Strategic Alliance

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.

Tags: SmartDrive, Wabco, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Considers Tax Reforms on CNG, LNG Sold in State

Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.

Tags: Taxes, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Survey: Drivers Getting Older, Less Experienced

Sylectus&#39; data suggests the average age of drivers is increasing. Photo by Paul Hartley

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Data collected by transportation software management company Sylectus shows some interesting driver trends, the company announced during the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention Monday.

Tags: Drivers, Sylectus, Fleets, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, International and Caterpillar Trucks

A fire risk in some Mack trucks, and braking problems on some International and Caterpillar trucks, have led to recall campaigns.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Safety & Compliance

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Weights and Measures Group to Vote on Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas

The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

New England Motor Freight Employee Charged in $6 Million Theft

A New Jersey man who worked for New England Motor Freight was charged Friday in an alleged scheme in which he stole $6 million from the trucking company to pay for what prosecutors say was a lavish lifestyle.

Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fleets

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