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  • Pressure on Shippers to Import Product Before Onset of Tariffs
    With a strong U.S. economy, a tight freight market and a looming trade war, industry experts believe shippers have been rushing to get products into the United States several weeks early — ahead of tariffs being implemented by the Trump administration and before the approaching holiday shopping season ramps up. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Dan Ronan
  • Logistics stakeholders stepping up the plate to ease trade complexity
    DHL Global Forwarding recently announced the launch of its new Customs Connection platform in the United States, which replaces the previous DHL platform and acts as a one stop-shop for all customs processes backed by what spokesmen describe as “sophisticated” technological architecture. ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2018-09-21By pburnson@peerlessmedia.com
  • Economies of Scale Seen as a Benefit From Navistar-Traton Alliance
    HANOVER, Germany — The partnership Navistar International has entered with Traton Group is opening up opportunities for economies of scale with procurement and technology development, Navistar executives said here during the IAA Commercial Vehicles show. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Joe Howard
  • Jeff Denham, Sam Graves, Derek Kan to Headline Ripon Panel
    Two top transportation authorizers in the U.S. House and a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation are scheduled to headline a discussion about the future of the country’s infrastructure at the Ripon Society on Sept. 27. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Eugene Mulero
  • Truck routing that can think on its own
    While there are many ways to take commercial route planning and scheduling to another level by adding in data and real-time feedback from drivers and trucks, there's something else going on with advanced systems as well that can go beyond what fleets ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-09-21By Aaron Marsh
  • TMC Benchmarking Study Finds Fewer Unscheduled Roadside Truck Repairs
    Overall unscheduled roadside repairs were down in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Truckload Vertical Benchmarking study from TMC and FleetNet America. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-09-21
  • Economy Keeps Growing, Even With Rising Oil Prices
    DALLAS — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By David Koenig
  • Mercedes-Benz Plans Autonomous Vans for Freight, Passengers
    Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will develop an autonomous, all-electric van in two variants, one for freight and one for passengers. The announcement came at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany, as the company showcased what it called a “revolutionary mobility concept” for urban areas, the Vision Urbanetic ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-09-21By Deborah Lockridge
  • Daimler’s Daum: Platooning May Not be the Holy Grail
    At the HDMA Breakfast at the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, the head of Daimler’s Truck and Bus business division noted that not all new technologies ultimately pan out. And truck platooning may be one of them. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-09-21By Jack Roberts
  • Georgia Ports Authority Targets Container Capacity, Replacing Talmadge Bridge
    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch plans to double the container capacity of the Garden City Terminal and possibly replace the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By DeAnn Komanecky
  • STB leadership calls on Union Pacific to provide Precision Scheduled Railroading updates
    In a letter written this week to Lance Fritz, chairman, president, and CEO of Class I railroad Union Pacific (UP), top leadership from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) asked UP to provide the STB with updates regarding planned operating changes recently rolled out by UP. These planned operating changes, which ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2018-09-21By jberman@peerlessmedia.com
  • Strength in E-Commerce Could Stress Holiday Season Capacity
    Rising overall retail sales — both e-commerce and traditional — and the pressure to deliver products more quickly has led to more truckload and LTL delivery points, not fewer, resulting in greater pressure on capacity. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-09-21
  • DOT Announces Relief Funds for North Carolina
    North Carolina will receive $14 million in federal funds to repair damaged infrastructure left in Hurricane Florence’s wake. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Eleanor Lamb
  • The Case for Natural Gas Engines
    I’ve speculated in the past that fleets would tire of natural gas engines, partic­ularly as legislators or regulators began taxing the alternative fuel on the same basis as diesel. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Phil Romba
  • Freight Market Boom Lifts Owner/Operator Earnings
    Owner-operators have benefited from the booming freight market. This year owner-operators’ average individual revenue jumped $9,540 to $155,660 in the period ending June 30 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday by American Truck Business Services a trucking consulting firm in Lakewood, Colo. ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2018-09-21By Cyndia Zwahlen
  • MEMA Searches for New CEO as Steve Handschuh Announces Retirement
    The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association announced president and CEO Steve Handschuh has decided to retire effective Dec. 31, as a result of recent concerns with his health. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Transport Topics
  • Electric Trucks Are Promising, But Industry Must Understand Full Energy Needs
    It’s time to start discussing electric trucks in light of the reality that they only handle part of the energy required for propulsion, leaving important aspects of energy production to external power sources. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By John Baxter
  • Technician Shortage Spurs Fleets to Outsource More Work
    The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Mindy Long
  • 1,000 Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Trucks Headed for Switzerland
    Hyundai Motor Co. will build 1,000 commercial fuel cell electric trucks to be operated in Switzerland beginning in 2019, the automaker said Wednesday at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hanover, Germany. Hyundai will work with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy to build an infrastructure that will support hydrogen ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2018-09-21By Ryan ZumMallen
  • Adopting shorter vehicle life-cycles eases technician shortage and reduces costs
    Older trucks are more expensive to repair than newer ones, and there are still many fleet executives who operate on outdated philosophies to drive trucks as long as possible. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-09-21By Matt Hendrix
  • The Aftertreatment Treatment
    Fleets continue to encounter challenges dealing with aftertreatment technologies that are now being refined after major changes in years past. From a maintenance perspective, aftertreatment systems are improving. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Steve Brawner
  • Drivewyze continues expansion: Furthers footprint into Nebraska
    Company introduces five new locations for weigh station bypass. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-09-21By Fleet Owner Staff
  • Powering Liftgates
    Advances in batteries and charging systems, as well as the use of solar panels, are helping to solve the problem of liftgates that drain a truck's battery. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Susan L. Hodges
  • The Dog Days of Maintenance and Emissions Alphabet Soup
    Canines and cats make great ride-long partners for some Class 8 truck drivers, but sometimes shedding pets can contribute to maintenance issues. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Fran Matso Lysiak
  • Dana Showcases Expanded Range of Electric-Vehicle Systems, Components at IAA
    HANOVER, Germany — Dana Inc. showcased a broad range of components and systems to support vehicle electrification at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-09-21By Seth Clevenger
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