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September 12, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

Tags: Florida, Fuel Prices, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Ports, FEMA, Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Tags: NTSB, Tesla Model S, Autonomous Vehicles, Semi-Autonomous, Tesla

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Offers Transflo Telematics to Carrier Network

Photo via Transflo

Third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson has entered into an agreement with telematics company Transflo to supply telematics for its carrier network.

Tags: Telematics, Transflo, ELDs, C.H. Robinson, ELD Mandate

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

XPO Plans to Double Last-Mile Network

Photo: XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics has announced plans to nearly double its current last-mile footprint to 85 service hubs by late 2018.

Tags: XPO Logistics, Delivery Fleets, Last Mile Delivery

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Names New President

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Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Associations, Leadership, New Hire

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Paccar MX Engine, SuperTruck

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

T-Mobile to Offer Geotab-Sourced Telematics Product

Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

T-Mobile will offer a cloud-based fleet management telematics system called SyncUP FLEET this fall under a partnership with Geotab, the wireless provider announced.

Tags: Geotab, T-Mobile, Cloud-Based Technology, OBDII Device, Telematics

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Truck Driver Helps Save Unresponsive Man

David Miller has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) for his help in saving a man's life. Photo courtesy of TCA.

David Miller saw a man fall on the floor, unresponsive. The driver performed CPR until emergency medical services arrived, helping save the man's life.

Tags: Florida, Tennessee, TCA, Celadon, TCA Highway Angel, EpicVue, Image

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing. Photo: Office of Sen. John Thune

On Sept. 13, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will convene a hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts of automated commercial vehicles.

Tags: Senate, Senate Commerce Committee, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-Drive, Semi-Autonomous

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

Paul Trombino Photo via McClure Engineering

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

Tags: Infrastructure, Leadership, U.S. DOT, FHWA, Donald Trump

September 11, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Moves Production of Video Recorders to U.S. From China

Lytx is investing $50 Million in the Logansport factory. Photo: Lytx

Lytx will begin producing its video event recorders in Logansport, Indiana, in March in a shift from the company's prior operations on mainland China, the company announced.

Tags: Lytx, Video Event Recorders, In-Vehicle Video, Manufacturing

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Screenshot via Trucking Moves America Forward

American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration of the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers.

Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Community Outreach, Drivers, Image

September 11, 2017 - Press Release

NTEA Announces New Event for Work Truck Show

At Fleet Technical Congress, fleet managers can explore the latest technology solutions while gaining management insights from leaders of some of the country's biggest fleets and suppliers.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Fleet Events

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Fuso Promotes Hedbany to Manager, Field Services

Gene Hedbany Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America promoted Gene Hedbany from product support manager to a new position as manager, field services.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership, People

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

International Announces LoneStar Upgrades Ahead of NACV Show

The newly upgraded International LoneStar is now available with the Cummins X15 engine as an option. Photo: International

International said it has upgraded its flagship LoneStar Class 8 tractors to improve driver comfort and safety while boosting fuel economy.

Tags: International Trucks, LoneStar, Class 8, NACV Show, Navistar

September 8, 2017 - Global News

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Photo: Jim Park

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges, Global, Infrastructure

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Southeast Ports Shutting Down Ahead of Hurricane Irma

In a move that will ripple through the supply chain, ports in the Southeast U.S. are shutting down ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Hurricanes, Intermodal, Ports, Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

DTNA Breaks Ground on Logistics Center

Stefan Pies, Henning O. Bruns, Bob Riley, and Joel Demelza break ground on a new logistics center at the Cleveland, N.C. Truck Plant. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) broke ground, paving the way for a modern logistics center at its Cleveland, N.C. truck manufacturing plant.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers, Truck Plant, Truck Manufacturing

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

A member of the Oregon National Guard firefighting team assigned to the Horse Prairie Fire, near Camas Valley, Ore.  Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Van Mourik / 173rd Fighter Wing/ Public Affairs

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

Tags: Washington, Montana, Fire, Oregon, Natural Disaster, Emergencies

September 7, 2017 - Product News

International Takes New A26 Engine on Tour

Photo: Navistar

International Truck is taking its new A26 12.4L engine on the road to dealers throughout the North America, training them as well as customers on the new

Tags: Sales, Diesel Engines, Navistar, International Trucks, OEMs, Dealers, Engines, Powertrains

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler’s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-Drive

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Run on Less Kicks Off as Participants Aim for 9 mpg

Run on Less, billed as a first-of-its-kind national fuel efficiency roadshow, has kicked off this week from multiple locations around the country.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Contest, Events, NACV Show, Run on Less, NACFE, Carbon War Room

September 7, 2017 - Product News

Blue Tree’s Anticipation Feature Tracks Braking Efficiency

The Anticipation feature measures the gap in time between lifting off an accelerator and applying the brakes. Image via Blue Tree Systems

Blue Tree Systems introduced a new feature called Anticipation, which tracks and measures the gap between acceleration and brake usage in normal driving.

Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Blue Tree Systems, Driver Coaching, Telematics, Fuel Efficiency, Drivers

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty, Meritor Establish Long-Term Alliance

Vipar Heavy Duty and Meritor announced a new long-term agreement to offer Meritor’s products through the Vipar Heavy Duty network and its family of companies.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Meritor, Parts and Service, Maintenance, Parts

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, Regulations, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Irma

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