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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
34-Hour Restart Faces Test

The stage is set for a political grilling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at a House hearing Thursday on the hours-of-service rule. Amid...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Ford, Navistar to Build Medium-Duty Trucks Together

Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced today that they intend to form a joint venture to build medium-duty commercial trucks. The 50/50 joint...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Transportation Can Expect A Soft Insurance Market Into 2011

Insurance rates have come down over the past three years, and we can expect the market to stay soft into 2011, said Todd Reiser, vice president of the...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
FedEx Capitalizes on International Recovery in 4Q

FedEx Corp. continued to see an improvement in its performance during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, posting net income of $419 million, or $1.33 a share
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
MHC Kenworth Colorado Named 2010 Kenworth Dealer of Year

MHC Kenworth Colorado was named 2010 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently at the...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Link Introduces Cabmate to the Medium-duty Truck Market

The manufacturers of the UltraRide Chassis Air Suspension, for light and medium-duty truck markets, now introduce Cabmate for medium-duty trucks
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Goodbye To DriverNet

It’s all over for DriverNet. The Kansas City-based company has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy, less than two months after it filed for bankruptcy protection
Categories: Drivers, Operations, Safety & Compliance
Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA,...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts

Significant job losses will be directly attributable to California Air Resources Board's fuel policies, says a new study by the California Trucking...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Fleet Management
TMW Prepares For Upcoming TransForum Conference

TMW Systems will hold its TransForum 2009 User Conference and Exhibition Sept. 20-23 in Nashville
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance, Telematics
Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.
Categories: Drivers
Sweeping Labor Bill Would Limit Independent Contractor Use Nationwide

Business and trucking interests are criticizing a union-backed labor bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, the bill would...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Carrier Agrees to Settlement Involving Driver Applicants

The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper...
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
One Thing You Need to Do if You're Using Grandfathered AOBRDs

If you’re using automatic onboard recording devices to track driver hours of service under the grandfather clause of the electronic logging device mandate,...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Women In Trucking To Host Receptions at TCA, MATS

Women In Trucking, an active group formed to find opportunities to promote the accomplishments of women in the trucking industry, will be holding...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
TCP: Capacity Crunch, Improved Rates Are in the Cards

Truckload carriers nationwide have greater confidence that business will improve in the year ahead, with 70 percent expecting volumes to increase in the...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter

Turnover for longhaul truck drivers increased in the first three months of 2011, according to American Trucking Associations' latest Trucking Activity Report
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Highway Bill Conferees Face Tough Funding Issues but Share Some Common Ground on Policy

The House and Senate have chosen their conferees for negotiations on the highway bill. They have until June 30 to work out a deal or pass another...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Fuel Economy Standards Could Reduce Transportation Funds by $57 Billion

Proposed fuel economy standards could result in a $57 billion drop in tax revenue that goes to federal transportation funds, says the Congressional Budget...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Truck Bumper Material Lauded for Environmental Innovation

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently recognized the bright film material embodied in Hendrickson Aero Bright products with an environmental...
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Supreme Court to Decide if Arbitrators Can be Overruled

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether or not the courts can overrule labor arbitration awards when public safety may be at stake
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Prime Inc. Announces New Driver Compensation Program Without “Fine Print”

Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has introduced a new compensation structure for all current and future refrigerated division company drivers
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Thermo King Launches New Web Site

Temperature control system maker Thermo King Corp., Minneapolis, has launched a redesigned corporate web site at
Categories: Drivers
Northeast Fleet Sets 70-Cent Base Pay Per Mile for Team Drivers

K.L. Harring Transportation has announced a driver pay raise that increases the base pay rate for team drivers to 70 cents per mile.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Ryder Launches Carrier Portal

Ryder System Inc., Miami, Fla., has added a new Carrier Portal to RyderTrac, a Web-based solutio
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
New Bill Would Set National Freight Transportation Policy

A trio of Democratic Senators introduced legislation that would give freight a seat at the national transportation policy table
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
CVSA Releases 2005 Out-Of-Service Guide

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that the 2005 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now available
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Western Star Adds Dealerships

Western Star Trucks announced the addition of 11 new locations to its dealer network
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Maverick Comes Out Ahead in Arkansas Championship

Maverick Transportation took home several individual and team awards at the Arkansas Trucking Championships last week in Springdale, Ark
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Women In Trucking Partners with Navistar to Honor Trucking's Most Influential Women

The Women In Trucking Association and Navistar Inc. have created an annual award to honor the trucking industry's most influential woman
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
NHTSA to Hold Hearing on Electronic Stability Control Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will host a public hearing in Washington, D.C., next week to get reaction to its proposed mandate for...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
NACFE to Study Barriers to Adoption of Freight Efficiency Technology

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has been awarded a project to study and understand how technology adoption works to improve freight...
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Peterbilt Expands Dealer Network

The Peterbilt dealer network recently added two new full-service dealerships and expanded an existing location
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Utilimaster, Isuzu Begin Production of Lightweight, Aerodynamic Reach Walk-In Van

Production has begun on the Reach lightweight, aerodynamic walk-in van, said the two companies involved. Utilimaster Corp. is assembling the vehicle and...
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
New Coalition to Look for Truck Parking Solutions

In a truck parking survey mandated by the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), almost half of the state departments of...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Oil Trades at Highest Level in Over a Year

In trading Wednesday, the price of crude oil reached its highest level in over a year, as cold winter weather propped up the pric
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Legislation Expected Increasing Pennsylvania Speed Limit to 70

There is a move to get Pennsylvania to join th majority of states when it comes to having higher speed limits.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Kenworth Plant Earns Environmental Honor

The Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash., was recently honored with a 2011 Gold Award presented by the King County (Wash.) Industrial Waste Program
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Taking It Slow on the Road to Autonomous Trucks

The circumstances behind the 2009 crash of a passenger jet illustrate why we should take it slow on the road to autonomous driving.
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Western Star Unveils Calendar

Western Star's movie-themed 2012 calendar is now available
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Volvo Drops UD, Plans to Cut R&D as Part of Strategic Trucks Changes

Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Fleet Management
NASCAR Rig Drivers Showcase Skills

Earlier this month, Ricky Simmons outmaneuvered other contestants in his racecar-hauling rig to win the second "International Truck Challenge" of the season...
Categories: Drivers
Trucking Looks for Solutions to California's Stringent New Independent Contractor Law

You run a trucking business that uses owner-operators in California. What are your options now that the state has passed legislation that may make it...
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Survey Finds 81% of Commercial Drivers See Rise in Distracted Driving

Netradyne released findings from a recent online survey of commercial drivers that indicates commercial drivers feel safe but acknowledge they could be...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
One20 Fuel Program Caters to Owner-Operators and Small Fleets

One20 has added the One20 Fuel Program as a membership benefit for truckers that could save members money in fuel costs, the company announced at the...
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
Intermec Offers RFID Seminars

Intermec Technologies Corp., Everett, Wash., announced it will host two educational summit
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Army Veteran Named Pilot Flying J’s 2014 Road Warrior

Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000...
Categories: Drivers
Bridge Repair on I-5 to Cause Traffic Delays in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia...

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