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October 20, 2015 - Product News

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

Marten Transport Profit Improves Nearly 10 Percent

Marten Transport reported a 9.9% increase in third quarter net income from a year earlier, due in part to increased dedicated business.

Tags: Economy, Marten Transport, Fleet Earnings

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Shuster Maps Passage of Highway Bill

Rep. Bill Shuster addressing ATA meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 19. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure laid out the long and winding road ahead for passage of a multi-year highway bill by both chambers of Congress.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Ruan, Searcy with 2015 Safety Awards

Searcy has a "right to decide" policy that allows drivers to interrupt a trip if conditions become unsafe.

Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.

Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Certified Uptime Centers Promise Fast Work on Small Repairs

Photo: Mack Trucks

The system replaces the traditional first in, first out method of working on customers’ vehicles by diverting jobs that will take under four hours to special service bays with dedicated technicians.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Press Release

WEX to Acquire Fuel Card Provider

WEX Inc. is moving to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for $1.1 billion and 4 million shares of common stock that will be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

Tags: WEX, Fuel Cards, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 19, 2015 - Product News

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Weekly Diesel Prices Fall Once Again

After rising for two weeks in a row, the average price of diesel fuel dropped again, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 19, 2015 - Product News

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Navistar, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 19, 2015 - Product News

PeopleNet and Samsung Partner on Mobility Solutions

Partnering with Samsung is part of PeopleNet’s broader Company-owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) mobile device strategy. Photo: PeopleNet

PeopleNet and Samsung have partnered to offer the company’s software solutions off-the-shelf on Samsung devices.

Tags: Telematics, PeopleNet, Mobile Devices, Mobility, Samsung, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

DTNA's Daum: Reduced Truck Orders Actually Benefit Customers

DTNA CEO Martin Daum talks to reporters in Philadelphia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA — Don’t expect truck sales in the fourth quarter and next year to be like the “monster” numbers of a year earlier, says Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America — and that’s a good thing.

Tags: Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Trucking Champions at Annual Conference

Photo via ATA

American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of some of the industry’s top competitions and safety awards as part of its annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, TMCSuperTech, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Falls, Consumers Optimistic

A report released Friday shows industrial production in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month, the latest confirmation the economy lost some ground in the third quarter of the year.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Reports Strong Earnings Increase

Covenant Transportation Group reported a big gain in third quarter profit. Revenue slipped 2.3% but freight revenue moved higher.

Tags: Economy, Covenant Transport, Fleet Earnings

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Image Campaign Running Strong

Image: TMAF

Executives with Trucking Moves America Forward reported that the group dedicated to creating a positive image for trucking is hitting its fundraising and advocacy goals for its second year of operation.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image

October 18, 2015 - Product News

Omnitracs Focuses on 'Data Publishing' With New Navigation Solution

Using the new tool, the navigation team vets feedback and updates maps. Photo: Omnitracs

PHILADELPHIA – As it repositions itself as a company offering software and solutions vs. a hardware provider, Omnitracs unveiled Omnitracs Navigation at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Information Technology, Navigation, Omnitracs, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Chief: Safety Benefits when Agency Partners with Trucking

FMCSA's Darling addressing annual ATA meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 18. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committed the agency to working even more closely with trucking’s stakeholders to further improve highway safety.

Tags: FMCSA, American Trucking Associations, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Graves Cites Carriers’ Health, Decries Congressional ‘Disarray’

Bill Graves speaks at ATA MC&E in Philadelphia. Photo: Evan Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA – “Most motor carriers have had a pretty good year – not great – but pretty good for 2015,” said Bill Graves, president of the American Trucking Associations, in his annual report on the state of the industry.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Congress, Politics, Bill Graves, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Fundamentals Better Than They Appear

Norman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS Inc. Photo: Evan Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA — Freight volumes and GDP growth have not been as high as many hoped this year, but trucking companies should be ready for growth to return to higher levels, according to a presentation by two economists at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Economy, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention

Service men and women who are transitioning to civilian life attending a "hiring fair" at Fort Drum, New York, sponsored by Fastport. Photo: Fastport

PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, TCA

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Honors Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA -- The American Trucking Associations honored its ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award winners.

Tags: Image, ATA MC&E

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Names Third Class to LEAD ATA Program

PHILADELPHIA – The American Trucking Associations Sunday named its third class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program, and announced the graduation of the second class, during the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, ATA MC&E

October 17, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

T880 is newly available with a compact 40-inch sleeper that provides legal bunk time for drivers of vocational trucks.

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E

October 17, 2015 - Product News

Help Inc. Expands PrePass Plus, Electronic Toll Payment

HELP Inc. President and CEO Karen Rasmussen shows off the new bypass-and-toll transponder. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

PHILADELPHIA – HELP Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, announced its new ElitePass transponder, which expands PrePass Plus electronic toll payment services to California and Kansas, with Oklahoma, Texas and others coming soon.

Tags: Tolls, Help Inc., PrePass, ATA MC&E, Weigh-Station Bypass


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