April 4, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truckstop.com is offering its customers an app designed to simplify the load payment process, giving owner-operators and small fleets a secure way to organize and control their payments.
Tags: Brokers, Truckstop.com
Automatic emergency braking could take longer to develop in large commercial trucks because of the unique challenges in vehicles that are larger in size and heavier in weight.
Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, Automatic Braking, NHTSA
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.
Tags: Veterans, Employee Morale, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, MATS
What did exhibitors and attendees think of the Mid-America Trucking Show with the truck original equipment manufacturers not being there? We asked a number of them what they thought and how this year’s show was going for them:
Tags: Events, MATS
The FMCSA ordered truck driver Yakov Zaverukha off the road after he was pulled over in his truck with a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit.
Tags: FMCSA, Alcohol, Out-of-service, Imminent Hazard
In a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops, Great Dane will offer AdvantEdge emergency roadside service at Love’s locations.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Love's Travel Stops, Great Dane
The recall, tied to contamination on the electric power steering control circuit board, affects 442 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, FCA US, Pickup Trucks
April 1, 2016 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trail King's purchase of Dakota gained a line of grain trailers, while growth in the hauling of turbine blades demands longer equipment.
Tags: Trailers, Dakota, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
IMI recently donated $5,000 to the St. Christopher’s’ Fund, a charity supporting truckers with medical troubles that have led to financial difficulty.
Tags: Facebook, Charity, Driver Health, St. Christopher Fund, IMI
Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is seeking nominations for the 2016 Safety & Compliance Award which recognizes industry people that have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety. The deadline is April 29.
Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Awards, Safety & Compliance
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine received a 2016 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for the 10-part Driver Dilemma series, covering the driver shortage.
Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Driver Dilemma
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
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
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