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  • Trucking Alliance Pushing for State ELD Mandates
    The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is calling for all state legislatures to require electronic logging devices in commercial trucks that only operate within their state (intrastate). ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20By David Cullen
  • Trailer Orders to Slow Down as Expected as Summer Rolls on
    June trailer orders are expected to fall for the sixth month in a row as the equipment sector enters the traditionally slow summer months, according to a preliminary report from FTR. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Survey Finds Fleets Bracing for More Turnover, Higher Wages
    In its most recent Recruitment & Retention Survey, Driver iQ has found that, by and large, fleets expect to raise truck driver wages and offer more bonuses while turnover continues to increase. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20
  • DTNA to Recall 18,105 Freightliner Cascadias
    Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 18,105 of its 2018-19 Freightliner Cascadia models due to an issue with its brake caliper mounting bolts. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Transport Topics
  • Trailer orders slide for sixth consecutive month, but order boost looms
    Trailer orders fell for the sixth month in a row with preliminary U.S. orders dropping to 18,600 units, according to FTR. Trailer orders have totaled 335,000 units for the past 12 months. The trailer market has entered summer’s seasonally slow-order months and Don Ake, FTR vice president of commercial vehicles, ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2018-07-20By Jason Cannon
  • With Strategic Alliance ATA Aims to Strengthen Trucking Cybersecurity
    American Trucking Associations has joined the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a global community that shares information about cybersecurity risks facing connected vehicles. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20
  • Analyst: Carriers make ‘aggressive’ driver pay moves in 2018 amid ‘war for drivers’
    “He who has the drivers wins.” That’s a comment Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute, heard recently from a long-time subscriber to his National Survey of Driver Wages. Facing the tightest driver recruiting market in decades, that fleet had just raised pay 15 cents in an effort to ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2018-07-20By Linda Longton
  • ArcBest Head Named to Most Influential Women of Mid-Market List
    Judy McReynolds, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the logistics company ArcBest was named to CEO Connection’s list of the Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market for 2018 ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20
  • The Low-Rolling-Resistance Trade-Off
    The technology behind low-rolling-resistance tires is based on the benefit of reducing the resistance that’s caused by tires rolling on the surface of a roadway. Reducing this resistance means that the truck requires less energy and fuel, and as a result, runs more efficiently, industry experts said. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Jim Romeo
  • Early engagement, certain interactions could be key factors in driver retention: Study
    How well a trucking company or fleet manages the onboarding process and some specific employee interactions that truck drivers have may be important factors in whether those drivers will quit and work elsewhere, according to a study from an employee ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-07-20By Aaron Marsh, Brianna Stubler
  • Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Pushes Back on Privatizing Postal Service
    Restructuring the federal government to make it more efficient and accountable is an idea Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she can get behind. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Ken Newton
  • New Jersey Warehouse Guard Foils July 4 Robbery
    A warehouse security guard in New Jersey who was overpowered by gun-toting thieves July 4 was able to free himself and contact the police to help foil a robbery attempt, according to police reports. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Transport Topics
  • Wabco Operating Income Climbs 35% in 2Q
    Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings reported second-quarter operating income of $146.5 million, up 35% from $108.4 million in the same period a year ago. Earnings per share rose to $1.95, up 21% from $1.61. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Transport Topics
  • Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis
    A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Janet Moore
  • Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,00 Jobs, Study Finds
    A new study found that Great Lakes shipping to ports such as the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and the Port of Chicago on the South Sides pumps $25.6 billion into the economy and supports 237,000 jobs, including 147,500 in the Midwest. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Joseph S. Pete
  • The Hyperloop Scoop
    A whole new means of moving people and freight is quickly moving from concept to reality all around the globe. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-07-20By Jack Roberts
  • Mnuchin Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely G-20 Target
    The U.S. Treasury Department has gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts as tensions grow ahead of a multilateral summit. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Saleha Mohsin and Theophilos Argitis
  • Fleet Executives Offer Insights To Improve Truck Spec’ing Process
    Truck spec’ing will continue to evolve, but a couple of fleet executives had some suggestions for truck makers on ways to improve the process. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Jim Galligan
  • Today’s Truck Spec’ing
    >Given the complexity of today’s trucks, it may be natural for the uninitiated to assume that spec’ing a truck well has become more difficult. But, the opposite is the case, industry executives said. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Jim Galligan
  • Mack Trucks, Lytx Expand Video Telematics Deal
    Mack Trucks grew its relationship with video telematics firm Lytx Inc., offering a pre-wire option of its DriveCam and Video Services technology to buyers of Mack Granite Class 8 vehicles. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Transport Topics
  • Electrical Skills Are Critical
    As an ever-increasing array of devices, motive power systems and technologies asserts itself into the trucking industry, cutting-edge electrical knowledge and skills will be absolute necessities for technicians to keep fleet equipment operating at peak efficiency. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Jack Legler
  • The Complexities of Truck Collision Repair
    Heavy-duty collision repair is becoming increasingly complex due to a variety of factors, including the conversion from steel to aluminum bodies, the changing componentry and design of trucks and the proliferation of onboard sensors. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Susan L. Hodges
  • Class 8 Commercial Rigs Should Do Away With Mirrors
    It’s time that Class 8 commercial trucks deployed high-tech cameras instead of the assortment of mirrors — rearview, down view and blind spot — found on today’s tractors. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Phil Romba
  • OEMs Mixed on Turbo Compounding
    Volvo Trucks North America says its D13TC engine’s turbo compounding unit will add 50 horsepower through waste heat recovery and will improve fuel efficiency by 7.5%. The com­pany believes the technology could reach the same level of market acceptance as its automated transmissions. But not every manufacturer believes turbo compounding ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Steve Brawner
  • Pilot Freight Buys Manna, Expands Furniture Delivery
    Pilot Freight Services acquired Manna Freight Systems to expand its final-mile delivery and installation services of furniture and appliances. Terms of the deal were not released. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-07-20By Transport Topics
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