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TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2013

DTNA Cuts Number of Layoffs on Strong First Quarter
CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse
Bendix Warns About Friction and Shorter Stopping Distance Technology

Bendix Warns About Friction and Shorter Stopping Distance Technology

Bendix engineers are warning truck owners that if they aren't careful about the choice of replacement friction new trucks designed to meet the latest stopping distance requirements, they could negate the improved stopping distance that was designed into the trucks.

March 20, 2013

Rand McNally Selling TND 760 EOBR at Truckstops

Rand McNally Selling TND 760 EOBR at Truckstops

Rand McNally has begun selling its TND 760 EOBR/fleet management solution at retail locations, with Travel Centers of American and Petro truckstops the first retailers to carry it.

March 25, 2013

Navistar's Clarke Talks Change, Opportunity, Turnaround

Navistar's Clarke Talks Change, Opportunity, Turnaround

In his first official outing as Navistar International's new president and COO, Troy Clarke jumped right in Friday morning by assuring the audience of supplier executives that "Navistar's not going anywhere but up."

March 22, 2013

New Volvo Trucks Chief Plans to Take on Vocational Market

New Volvo Trucks Chief Plans to Take on Vocational Market

Expect Volvo Trucks in North America to work on making inroads into the vocational market as well as enhancing ways to benefit customers as long as they own the truck, under Goran Nyberg, the company's new president of North American Sales & Marketing. After a whirlwind first two months on the job traveling across the country to meet customers and dealers (and finding some time to get behind the wheel of a truck), Nyberg spoke to HDT about Volvo and the North American market

December 4, 2012

Trucking and Scouting: A Great Match

Trucking and Scouting: A Great Match

As a former Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for the past three years, and a trucking editor for 24, Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge is thrilled to see continuing efforts to educate young people in both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting about the trucking industry.

August 5, 2014

Daimler Launches Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Launches Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

GAGGENAU, GERMANY -- Managers at Daimler's Gaggenau, Germany, powertrain facility Monday proudly showed off how they are building the new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which will be assembled here until it moves to Detroit brand headquarters in Redford, Mich., in 2015.

April 29, 2013

AireDock Idle Reduction Company Reorganizes

AireDock Idle Reduction Company Reorganizes

AireDock, which provides idle reduction technology at truckstops and other parking locations, is undergoing a major corporate restructuring and is opening a new location in Texas.

May 28, 2013

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

June 19, 2013

DTNA Goes Beyond Trucks and Components with New Detroit Telematics Suite

DTNA Goes Beyond Trucks and Components with New Detroit Telematics Suite

Building on the success of its Virtual Technician product, Daimler Trucks North America is going full-bore ahead with telematics. It unveiled the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, which not only integrates with Virtual Technician and the Visibility fleet back-office software, but also offers hours of service, pre-and post-trip inspections, two-way messaging and navigation.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine
USA Truck Rejects Offer from Knight Transportation

USA Truck Rejects Offer from Knight Transportation

UPDATED -- Knight Transportation wants to buy USA Truck, but so far USA Truck hasn't been interested, so Phoenix-based Knight Thursday went public with its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding share of USA Truck.

September 26, 2013