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Are We Adopting Advanced Safety Systems Quickly Enough?

Are We Adopting Advanced Safety Systems Quickly Enough?

Advanced driver assistance systems present an opportunity to save thousands of lives and drive economic expansion over the next decade – but we need to move faster, contended Brian Collie, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group, in a recent speech.

November 6, 2017

New Defense System Addresses Defensive Driver Training

While the concept of defensive driving has been around for 50 years, in-cab driver training company Instructional Technologies Inc., makers of Pro-Tread, have developed an update to apply the concept to modern roads, trucks and drivers.

October 31, 2017

Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

Trucking Legends Offer Insight Into Surviving Disruption

Trucking may be facing a level of “disruption” not seen since trucking deregulation in 1980, said four “trucking legends” who went through it – but basic business concepts and treating drivers right will likely help trucking companies survive, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 30, 2017

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

October 30, 2017

Is White House Considering Fuel Tax Increase for Infrastructure?
Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

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.

October 24, 2017

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

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

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.

October 23, 2017

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

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.

October 23, 2017

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

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.

October 22, 2017

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

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?

October 22, 2017

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

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.

October 21, 2017

Is the Right Oil Getting Into Your Engines?
Commentary: A Whirlwind of Last-Minute ELD Preparations
Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Oilfield Company No Renegade When it Comes to ELDs

Todd Caughey was a state trooper for 25 years who retired and took on a new career as HSE/DOT Compliance Supervisor for Renegade Wire Line Services. The company put in electronic logs back in 2014, so he has an unusual perspective on enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate.

October 12, 2017

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving From Paper to ELDs Saves Time for Midwest Carrier

Moving from paper to electronic hours of service tracking has made it easier for everyone from drivers to dispatchers to operations at R&M Trucking, which has terminals in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

October 11, 2017