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October 25, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Issues First-Ever Autonomous Truck Policy Guidelines

ATA has issued 21 policy points aimed at smoothing the eventual deployment and operation of autonomous trucks. Photo: Freightliner

ORLANDO – The American Trucking Associations issued its first-ever policy guidelines concerning the deployment of autonomous trucks in interstate commerce operations.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, Autonomous Vehicles, ATA MC&E

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Support Trade

Although much of the discussion has revolved around Mexico, a great deal of goods travel by truck between the U.S. and Canada, as well. Photo: Jim Park

ORLANDO – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – American Trucking Associations, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which they see as a business driver.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Mexico, NAFTA, ATA MC&E

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.

Tags: Technician Shortage, ATA, Training, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Driver Shortage, ATA MC&E

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Trucking Image Award Winners Honored at ATA Conference

Winners of the 2017 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, honoring individuals and organizations that have worked on behalf of the industry, were announced by American Trucking Associations at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.

Tags: ATA, Awards, Image, ATA MC&E

October 24, 2017 - Product News

PeopleNet Launches Four Products at MC&E

PeopleNet announced the debut of four products designed to improve fleet security, safety, and efficiency at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, PeopleNet, Scanning, ATA MC&E, Backup Cameras

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

Driver-related issues took the top five spots on this year's report. Photo: Plastic Express

ORLANDO – For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual top industry issues report, surging six spots higher, followed by two concerns closely related to drivers: ELDs and hours of service.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, ATRI, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Product News

Freightliner Unveils Driver-Focused Updates to Cascadia

Photo: Freightliner

ORLANDO – Freightliner Cascadia updates announced during ATA's annual meeting include keyless entry and medical power supply option designed for a CPAP machine.

Tags: Freightliner, Sleep Apnea, Freightliner Cascadia, ATA MC&E, Driver Health

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters during the ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Platooning, Battery-Electric Vehicles, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Praises Trump for Championing Trucking Interests

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations chief Chris Spear praised President Trump for his administration's work to improve trade policy, reform tax law and criticized the culture of obstruction in Washington toward trucking industry legislation during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Legislation, Taxes, ATA, Infrastructure, NAFTA, ATA MC&E, Donald Trump

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking’s Best Honored at ATA MC&E

President's Award winners on stage at ATA MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of several of the industry’s top honors as part of the association’s Leadership and Awards Luncheon at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Names Fifth Class for LEAD Program

The 2018 LEAD ATA Class. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations named its fifth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program at the Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, ATA MC&E

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaking at ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO – The Trump administration will make it easier for groups such as the American Trucking Associations and the trucking industry to put in place apprentice programs to cross the job skills gap and help address driver and technician shortages, said U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at ATA’s annual meeting.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Driver Shortage, Department of Labor, ATA MC&E, Vocational Training, Donald Trump

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar to Raise Truck Prices Up to 2%

Photo: International Truck

Navistar has announced that it will raise truck prices by up to 2% in the coming year due to rising commodity prices.

Tags: Navistar, Truck Sales, OEMs, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

From left, Derek Leathers, Rebecca Brewster, and Bob Costello talk numbers at ATA. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - The trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017, warned American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

Larry Burns tells ATA attendees his vision of how autonomous vehicles could affect trucking. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - Automated vehicle technologies, vehicle electrification, and the rise of transportation as a service (think ride-share services like Uber and Lyft) are creating a “transformational change” in the transportation industry. But what does that mean for trucking?

Tags: ATA MC&E, Autonomous Vehicles, Disruptive Technology

October 22, 2017 - Industry News

New Gauge of Freight Shipping and Economy Debuts at ATA

Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, explains about the new U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO - U.S. Bank announced the launch of a new barometer for assessing the nation’s shipping industry on Sunday during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Florida.

Tags: Economy, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Rair Can Monitor ELDs for Compliance

Photo: Lytx

ORLANDO - Lytx Rair has added new functionality to manage fleet hours of service and safety accountability, compliance to reduce the risk of violations.

Tags: Compliance, Fleet Management Software, CSA, Hours of Service, ELDs, LYTX, ATA MC&E

October 22, 2017 - Product News

PrePass Offers ELD Solution, Bypass App

Photo: Help Inc.

ORLANDO - Help Inc., provider of the PrePass weigh station bypass solution,is rolling out an electronic logging device application and mobile bypass application during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Expo.

Tags: Help Inc., ELDs, Weigh-Station Bypass, ELD Mandate, ATA MC&E, PrePass

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

ELD, Driver Safety & Wellness Among ATA Announcements

Acuity Insurance's Cliff Johnson talks trucking insurance to reporters. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO – An electronic logging device, a driver security system and a new driver wellness app were among a series of brief trucking product and service announcements Saturday ahead of the official start of the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Wellness, ELDs, ATA MC&E

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

FlowBelow Offers Aero Product for Trailer Tandems

ORLANDO - FlowBelow Aero is adding a trailer-based aerodynamic product for the trailer tandem and is expanding its OEM offerings in the aftermarket with the launch of its Elite Dealer Program.

Tags: Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E, Trailer Aerodynamics

October 21, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

Jim Ward of D.M. Bowman and Collin Mooney of CVSA talk ELDs at ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

Tags: FMCSA, CVSA, ELDs, ATA MC&E, ELD Mandate

October 20, 2017 - Product News

Wabco Offers Blind-Spot Detection System

Wabco OnSide alerts drivers to a moving vehicle in a truck’s blind spot and provides a side collision warning to help reduce the risk of accidents. Image: Wabco

Wabco has introduced the OnSide advanced blind-spot detection system for commercial trucks and trailers, which alerts drivers to any vehicle in a blind spot and provides a side collision warning to reduce accidents.

Tags: Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Keeping System, Wabco, ATA MC&E

October 7, 2016 - Product News

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation E-Log and Fleet Management Device

The DC 200 comes in both matte silver and champagne gold colors. The light on top changes color to indicate different functions. Green means it's connected to the app. Blue indicates an over-the-air software update is happening. It flashes red and green when booting up. Photo: Deborah Lockridge.

Rand McNally unveiled a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity designed for small- and medium-sized fleets using Android smartphones or tablets.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Rand McNally, ELDs, ATA MC&E

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA members are honored for excellence in the EPA's Smartway program. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

Tags: ATA, SmartWay, Leadership, EPA, Iowa, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

Volvo Active Driver Assist uses the Bendix Wingman Fusion system, combining camera and radar for accurate object detection. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, ATA MC&E, Safety, Driver Safety

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