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  • ‘End of duty’ for ONE20’s ELD operations
    ONE20 just announced that its apps, including its F-ELD solution, will cease operations as of June 18. According to the company, ONE20 Inc. was launched in 2015 “as a way for drivers to get access to the tools they need to do what they do, without sp ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-05-22By Fleet Owner Staff
  • 5 Reasons Overland-Style Adventure Travel Is Hot Right Now
    Overlanding, the practice of equipping four-wheel drive vehicles for self-reliant adventure travel into the wilderness, is growing rapidly. The trend was evident in the large crowds attending the 2018 Overland Expo West last weekend near Flagstaff, Ariz. The show drew an estimated 14,000 visitors, almost a 17 percent increase over 2017, ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2018-05-22By Ryan ZumMallen
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index up 2.2% in April
    Compared with April 2017, the SA index surged 9.5%, which was the largest year-over-year increase since October 2017. Year-to-date, compared with the same four months last year, tonnage increased 8%, far outpacing the annual gain of 3.8% in 2017. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-05-22By Fleet Owner Staff
  • Truck Tonnage Index Shows Robust Growth in April
    The April Truck Tonnage Index rebounded from a dip in March, indicating a robust freight environment, according to the American Trucking Associations. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Many Americans Missing Solid Job Market’s Bounty, Fed Poll Shows
    Many U.S. households remain in a precarious financial position despite unemployment falling to the lowest level in years, a new Federal Reserve survey shows. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Matthew Boesler
  • Great Change and Great Pain in Trucking’s Future?
    A study focusing on autonomous vehicles says these new technologies could send massive shock waves through our society. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22By Jack Roberts
  • FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Says ELD Guidance for Ag Haulers Forthcoming
    WASHINGTON — New electronic logging device guidance that would address flexibility concerns raised by aspects of the agriculture sector will be unveiled shortly by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency’s chief told House lawmakers May 22. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Eugene Mulero
  • Reminder: CVSA Roadcheck Kicks off June 7
    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck is just around the corner, taking place June 5-7 across the U.S. and Canada. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Senate Panel OKs Hair Testing Bill for Transportation Employees
    A Senate committee on May 22 unanimously approved a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to provide an explanation for a 15-month delay in issuing mandatory federal hair testing guidelines for such safety-sensitive transportation employees as truck drivers. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Eric Miller
  • BYD Delivers Battery-Electric Truck to Calif. Port
    BYD (Build Your Dreams) has delivered a battery-electric 8TT truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks in port operations. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • FCA Recalls 2018 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall up to 2,457 2018 Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 chassis cab trucks for a potential defect that could result in loss of braking due to brake hose corrosion, the company has announced. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Spireon Hits 200K Trailer Milestone
    Spireon hit a major milestone this year by surpassing 200,000 active trailer telematics subscribers for its FleetLocate asset and trailer intelligence solution. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Xtra Lease Installs SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes on Dry Vans and Reefers
    Xtra Lease is installing SAF-Holland P89 air disc brakes on over 6,000 dry van and refrigerated trailers that it has purchased this year, the equipment rental and leasing provider announced. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • April truck tonnage is solid, reports ATA
    The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 1.1% from March to April at 112.5 (2015=100), following a 1% (revised from an original estimate of 1.1%) decline in March, which came in at 110.1. Compared to April 2017, the SA index was up 9.5%. ATA said this ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2018-05-22By jberman@peerlessmedia.com
  • Two More Trucking Companies Raise Driver Pay
    Two more trucking companies have joined a growing list of operators that are increasing compensation to retain their current drivers and attract new recruits. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Dan Ronan
  • Diesel above $3 per gallon across the U.S. for 2nd straight week
    National gasoline prices are inching closer to that $3 mark, according to Energy Information Administration. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-05-22By Josh Fisher
  • Lightning Systems to Offer 150-Mile Range Electric Transit Van
    Lightning Systems’ line of battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric vans will now include a 150-mile range model, designed for three-shift operations and long-distance routes. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Wabtec to Merge With GE Transportation
    GE Transportation, a foundation piece of the company built by inventor Thomas Edison, a business founded in Erie and based there for most of its 110-year history, is merging with another Pennsylvania company in a deal worth $11.1 billion. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Jim Martin
  • Tonnage Springs 9.4% Higher in April
    Truck tonnage jumped 9.4% in April compared with the same period a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Burney Simpson
  • Ryder's new app takes fleet management mobile
    Along with adding enhancements for Ryder customers such as scheduling maintenance from a phone in seconds, RyderGyde also can help non-customers find best gas prices and rent vehicles. ... Read More
    Source: Fleet OwnerPublished on 2018-05-22By Josh Fisher
  • Illinois Town, Love’s Reach $750,000 Development Agreement
    The Decatur City Council on May 21 unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind development agreement for a new Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Tom Lisi
  • Werner to appeal $90M verdict in 2014 crash lawsuit
    Werner Enterprises, the 11th largest carrier in the country, has said it will appeal a nearly $90 million judgement against it regarding a 2014 crash in which a 7-year-old was killed a 12-year-old paralyzed. In a statement, Werner denies fault in the crash, saying a pickup truck (in which ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2018-05-22By CCJ Staff
  • Thirty Senators pen letter to FMCSA urging changes to HOS regs
    Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate penned a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration boss Raymond Martinez last week calling on the agency to “explore improvements” that can be made to existing hours of service regulations for truck operators. Thirty Senators, all but two of them Republican, ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2018-05-22By James Jaillet
  • Diesel average heads up for ninth consecutive week, reports EIA
    Rising 3.8 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.277, topping last week’s $3.239 average as the highest weekly average since the week of December 29, 2014, when the weekly average came in at $3.213. ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2018-05-22By kwhorisk@ehpub.com
  • Vote on Heidi King for NHTSA Post Delayed
    Concern that Democrats would vote as a block against the nomination of Heidi King to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration led to a delay in today’s scheduled vote, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D) told reporters May 21 ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2018-05-22By Shaun Courtney and Zachary Sherwood
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