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November 15, 2017 - Industry News
The availability of spot truckload freight slipped 1.6% and the number of posted trucks rebounded 7.6% for the week ending Nov. 11, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
November 14, 2017 - Industry News
In the early days of the Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Fraud trial, a former sales director’s testimony and emails have given jurors a look at the fraud operation from the inside.
November 14, 2017 - Industry News
Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 14, 2017 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight is getting ready to begin negotiations with the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee in December on a new collective bargaining agreement.
November 14, 2017 - Product News
WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.
November 14, 2017 - Industry News
The biggest shopping weekend of the year is right around the corner, and two out of every three Americans are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to a new report. And that means a lot of freight moving by trucks.
November 14, 2017 - Industry News
A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants the U.S. government to only provide federal contracts to trucking companies that pay workers a living wage and benefits, he stated in a letter to President Trump last week.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.
November 13, 2017 - Product News
XStream Trucking says its new, speed-sensitive, TruckWings trailer gap aerodynamic system can deliver fuel savings while reducing emissions.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a day-long Road Show information and discussion forum on the future of commercial vehicle safety on Nov. 15, in Birmingham, Ala.
November 13, 2017 - Product News
McLeod Software is releasing Version 17.2 of its flagship products, LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker adding new features for paying drivers, managing assignments, and new integrations.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
After exceeding expectations in 2017, the global economy is projected to continue its current momentum to generate a 3% growth rate through 2018, according to The Conference Board’s latest Global Economic Outlook.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
Securing America's Future Energy found that long-haul trucks account for 13% of daily petroleum consumption. Its new report says adopting 33-foot twin trailers and platooning technologies in the trucking industry could help save fuel and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
In the wake of its investigation of a crash caused by a fatigued motorcoach driver, the National Transportation Safety Board reiterated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its motor carrier safety rating system.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
In a weekend tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the launch of his new, all-electric truck this week would blow onlookers' heads "right out of their skull."
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
Flatbed and specialized trucking company operator Daseke Inc. moved back into the black during the third quarter after reporting a loss during the same time in 2016.
November 13, 2017 - Industry News
Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
Despite human error appearing to be the cause of the crash of an autonomous shuttle van in Las Vegas earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to look at the accident more closely, according to a report by Reuters News Agency.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
Former members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff took the stand this week to give testimony in the Pilot Flying J fraud case against four accused former executives of the company.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded NTEA the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. Workforce development will continue to be a priority for NTEA.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is 76 years old and weighed in at harvest at about 15,000 pounds, according to Sandi Mason, the U.S. Forest Service’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project leader.
November 10, 2017 - Industry News
Western Star Trucks and Daimler Truck Financial have announced that their program to give discounts on new trucks to U.S. and Canadian military veterans will continue throughout 2018.
November 9, 2017 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.
 

 

  
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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