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August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores How to Use Video Safety to Incentivize Drivers

Source: SmartDrive Systems

Sponsored by SmartDrive Systems

SmartDrive is hosting a webinar aimed at motivating drivers to stay safe on the road called Leveraging Video Safety to Incentivize and Reward Drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders

Trailer skirts like this one benefit some carriers, but not enough fleets so they should be mandated, contend trailer makers. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

The Trump administration’s announcement that it will revisit parts of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules were greeted with cautious optimism by the trailer makers who pushed for the review, but with concern by other parties.

Tags: Trailers, EPA, NHTSA, GHG Phase 2

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks are seeking candidates for the 2017 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

Tags: Leadership, Awards, People, Women in Trucking

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

All-Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Image courtsy of Motiv

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two all-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Many fuel economy experts say trailers need to be part of the equation. Photo: TrailerTails

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

Tags: Trailers, GHG Phase 2, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Swint Named Head of Travis Body and Trailer

Stuart Swint was named general manager and president of Travis Body and Trailer, whose current head is retiring.

Tags: TBEI, Leadership, Trailers, People, Upfitting

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Love's Adds Oil Changes to Tire Care Facilities

Photo: Love's

Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Oil Change, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Maintenance

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

How Trucking is Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

Public Domain

The solar eclipse is coming on Aug. 21, bringing total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Tags: Driver Safety, Traffic Congestion, Tourism, Delivery Delays, Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Seven Drivers Aim for Top Fuel Economy in Run on Less Roadshow

Photo: NACFE

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced the seven drivers participating in Run on Less, a fuel-economy roadshow set to kick off on Sept. 6.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Run on Less

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Cites Washington Policy Gains

ATA's Chris Spear

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, says Washington is hearing the voice of the trucking industry. In a keynote address that offered praise for the Trump administration, Spear told the 2017 In.Sight user conference about several policy wins that have been secured.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, Sleep Apnea, PeopleNet, Speed Limiter, TMW Systems, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 17, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Slips as E-Commerce Jumps

New economic reports this week paint a picture of a U.S. economy that continues to gain momentum following a slow start to the year, due in part to increased e-commerce – despite some bumps in the road for manufacturing and housing.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators, Home Building

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Decline But Meet Expectations

Photo: Great Dane

The final trailer order numbers for the month of July have been released by transportation industry analysts FTR and ACT Research, showing a steep decline from the previous month, but an increase overall compared to last year.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

CFI Names Orr Senior VP of Sales and Operations

Photo: CFI

Gregg Orr has been appointed senior vice president, sales and operations, for North American truckload carrier CFI, the company announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Marketing, CFI

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet, TMW Recognize Innovative Fleets at User Conference

Vitesse Transport Corporation won Innovator of the Year in PeopleNet’s Canadian Fleets category. Pictured from left to right are: Alecia Jarosh (PeopleNet), Gino Acrobati (Vitesse), Domenic Santini (Vitesse), Michael Scalzo (Vitesse, and Rick Ochsendorf (PeopleNet). Photo: Trimble

PeopleNet and TMW Systems announced the winners of their 2017 Innovator of the Year awards, recognizing companies that have best leveraged technology to innovate.

Tags: Trimble, PeopleNet, Awards, TMW Systems

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Data Fuels TMW's Predictive Maintenance Software

The new TMT predictive maintenance system uses the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway. Photo: PeopleNet

TMT's new Predict.Fault Code is a maintenance application designed to predict engine and aftertreatment component failures up to three days in advance. HDT's Jim Beach digs deeper with this report from the TMW/PeopleNet user conference.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, TMW Systems, Predictive Analytics, Maintenance, Software

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, President Trump’s Executive Order will make the environmental and permitting processes needed for major infrastructure projects more efficient and effective. Photo: ATA

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. DOT, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

FourKites Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

Helping to plug the holes in freight visibility for shippers and 3PLs earned FourKites, Chicago, the 2017 North American Dynamic Supply Chain Tracking Solutions Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, 3PL, Awards, FourKites

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for $47,728. Photo: Evan Lockridge

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.

Tags: J.D. Power, Class 8, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Vehicle Values

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Revenue Hit $676.2 Billion Last Year

American Trucking Associations has released the ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 annual compendium of data on the trucking industry, revealing trucking’s place as the leading mode of freight transportation.

Tags: ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software

TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Management Software, TMW Systems, Predictive Analytics

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference. Photo: Jim Beach

The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.

Tags: ATRI, Events, Industry Concerns, ELD Mandate

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Jim Beach

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, California, Driver Shortage, Autonomous Vehicles

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Gains Push GDP Hopes Higher

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy shifted into high gear in July, posting its biggest gain in seven months, according to a new Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, GDP, Gross Domestic Product

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Drivers

UPS says its new virtual reality training technology is realistic down to the finest details. Photo: UPS

UPS will begin using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to train drivers at UPS Integrad training facilities.

Tags: Driver Safety, UPS, Driver Training, UPS Freight, Virtual Technology, Drivers, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trimble Creates Two Transportation Specific Divisions

David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions. Photo: Trimble

Trimble has created two divisions as part of its transportation segment, Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise, to address the changing marketplace.

Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Trimble, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, People

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

PeopleNet and TMW Heads Talk On-Demand Economy at User Conference

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet addressing the opening session of the in.sight User Conference + Expo. Photo: Jim Beach

The on-demand economy was the focus on day one of PeopleNet and TMW Systems' in.sight Conference, examining how transportation businesses must become increasingly interconnected to keep up with the market.

Tags: E-commerce, PeopleNet, TMW Systems, Events, On-Demand

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