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  • Nikola to introduce battery electric trucks in April
    Company says no change to plans to also unveil hydrogen fuel cell models. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2019-02-12By Neil Abt
  • Smart Guide to Cab Power & Batteries
    Drivers perform best when they are comfortable, stress-free and enjoy the time spent in the sleeper cab which essentially is their home on the road. Here are some tips to get them powered up on the road! ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2019-02-11
  • Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Faulty Seat Belt Buckles
    Paccar Inc. has recalled some 2018 Kenworth T680 and T880, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks whose seat belt buckles could fail in a crash because the assemblies were glued instead of sewn during manufacturing. If a seat belt buckle assembly separates, a driver or passenger faces a greater chance ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2019-02-11By Alan Adler
  • The Last Mile is Where Brawn Meets Brains
    There’s plenty of room to play in the last-mile space — the trick is learning that the consumer is king of this hill. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2019-02-11By David Cullen
  • New England Motor Freight Files for Bankruptcy
    LTL carrier New England Motor Freight and its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New Jersey, intending to facilitate an orderly wind down of its operations. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2019-02-11
  • Diesel Price Freezes at $2.966 a Gallon
    The U.S. average retail price of diesel froze during the week of Feb. 11, remaining at $2.966 a gallon. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Jim Stinson
  • Fleet Owner magazine – February 2019
    Fleet Owner is the information source for trucking, written for middle and upper level managers at commercial truck fleets with five or more vehicles. Its journalists deliver business insights and analysis, breaking news, trends, best practices and research to owners and managers who operate trucks and trailers. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2019-02-11
  • California Sues FMCSA Over Meal-and-Rest-Break Rule Decision
    California officials are suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the agency’s determination that federal rest-break laws pre-empt California’s separate meal-and-rest-break requirements. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Eleanor Lamb
  • Volvo Offers Workstation Option for Sleeper VNL and VNX Models
    Volvo Trucks has added an ergonomic workstation option for its VNL760, 740 and VNX 740 models, offering a flexible working environment for drivers while out on the road. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2019-02-11
  • In stunning development, NEMF and 10 related subsidiaries declare bankruptcy
    In a financial development that shocked the trucking industry, 101-year-old New England Motor Freight and 10 related subsidiaries (including truckload giant Eastern Freightways) voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on February 11. ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2019-02-11By kwho@ehpub.com
  • Samsara adds AI Dash Camera to fleet platform
    Samsara’s new cameras use computer vision to interpret road scenes, detect rolling stops, read speed limits and identify dangerous behaviors. ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2019-02-11By Aaron Huff
  • Maryland Bill Would Allow Counties to Veto State Toll Plans
    A Maryland legislator introduced a bill that would require the state to get majority approval from counties before installing tolls on highways and bridges that run through those counties. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Eleanor Lamb
  • Former Secretary Ray LaHood’s Road Map for an Infrastructure Plan
    A former DOT chief lays out a four-step plan to put America "back in the transportation business again." Here's your Capitol Agenda for the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Eugene Mulero
  • Pennsylvania Trucker Quietly Goes About Amassing More Than 2 Million Safe Miles
    Some people talk a good game, but that doesn’t describe Tim Palkovic. Ask the 60-year-old driver for Curtze Food Service what makes him a good truck driver, and he laughs a little as his silver Freightliner rolls down Interstate 90, headed west and home after a night pulling a pair ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Jim Martin
  • Another Brexit threshold approaches for U.S. retailers to consider
    Top of mind for U.S. shippers doing business in the EU will be the current state of BREXIT. Theresa May will update Members of Parliament on Tuesday about recent Brexit talks as she continues to seek support for her deal. ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2019-02-11By pburnson@peerlessmedia.com
  • E-commerce transforms trucking equipment, labor and logistics
    "If you’re in that so-called ‘final-mile’ phase, you might want smaller, more nimble vehicles. There are intermediary steps where products are moving into and out of distribution centers that may rely on traditional tractors and trailers." ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2019-02-11By Mindy Long
  • TransCanada: Keystone Pipeline Likely Source of Oil Spill in Missouri
    TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline, which carries Canadian crude to the United States, likely was the source of an oil spill in Missouri that prompted the company to shut a segment of the line. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Bloomberg News
  • Volvo expanding availability of optional workstation on VNL, VNX models
    The workstation is a prominent feature in the cab, giving drivers flexibility to personalize their living space while on the road. ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2019-02-11By CCJ Staff
  • Quick Facts to Know: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
    The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a three-quarter ton work truck that gets only minor changes from the 2018 model before it gets a bigger update for the 2020 model year. It is available in regular, crew and double-cab configurations with both long and standard beds. Here’s a quick ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2019-02-11By Sebastian Blanco
  • Is your fleet's safety outlook ahead or behind?
    Are you waiting on legislation to dictate your drivers' safety rules or are you creating your own rules? ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2019-02-11By Jane Clark
  • Is your fleet's safety outlook ahead of behind?
    Are you waiting on legislation to dictate your drivers' safety rules or are you creating your own rules? ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2019-02-11By Jane Clark
  • Walmart Wants to Expand Reach in Online Advertising
    Walmart Inc. is big in almost every way — 4,755 stores, 1.5 million employees and $380 billion in revenue in the United States alone. But one part of the world’s largest retailer remains minuscule. “We have a tiny ad business,” CEO Doug McMillon told investors in October. “It could be ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Matthew Boyle
  • BCG report takes a deep dive into the ‘Blockchain Paradox’
    While the emergence of blockchain technology within the freight transportation and logistics marketplace has gained a significant amount of traction in recent years, a report recently issued by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) observes that rate of blockchain adoption is slower than expected, even though the technology has some clear potential ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2019-02-11By jberman@peerlessmedia.com
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Norway to Address Service Capacity Issues
    Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk visited Norway to accelerate a fix to service capacity in a key market for the carmaker after delays and bottlenecks angered customers in Scandinavia’s richest nation. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2019-02-11By Mikael Holter
  • Nikola Teases New All-Electric Truck Models on Twitter
    “ICE” – the internal combustion engine – “is the enemy. Not hydrogen or BEV,” said Nikola as it said in a tweet that it's going to produce both battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2019-02-11By Jack Roberts
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