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Trailer Orders Up For September

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR reports preliminary September net trailer orders at 21,500 units, up 47% from August and up an impressive 84% y/y. Orders met expectations and support the FTR forecast of another strong trailer market in 2018. Trailer orders have now totaled 275,000 units over the past twelve months, much in line [...]

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session. Attend a live Hours of Service (HOS) Question and Answer session with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, Lead Transportation Specialist in the Federal [...]

Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

October 5, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic Hoboken crash we now know involved sleep apnea, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Cory Booker announced new legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to test train- and commercial-vehicle operators for sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, which had been [...]

FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million In Grants To Enhance Commercial Vehicle Safety

October 1, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety. “Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation [...]

New Mack Anthem Takes Center Stage

September 28, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety, Technology
New Mack Anthem Takes Center Stage at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show

Mack Trucks debuted its powerful and aerodynamic new Mack Anthem highway model during the inaugural 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The Anthem’s bold design, coupled with its driver-focused interior, stakes a claim as the new highway hero. Mack also announced that Bendix Wingman Fusion, a camera- [...]

ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

September 17, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the importance of including commercial vehicles in the discussion around automated vehicles and urged the Federal government not to stifle innovation around the technology. “I hope my testimony will help unwind [...]

Knight Transportation And Swift Transportation Company Merge

September 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. announced today the completion of the merger of Knight Transportation, Inc. and Swift Transportation Company. The Company will maintain the distinct Knight and Swift brands and operations while implementing best practices across the enterprise. Executive Chairman, Kevin P. Knight, commented on the merger as follows: “We [...]

SAF-Holland Expands Operations At Dumas Facility

September 3, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

SAF-Holland announced it is expanding its operations in Dumas, Arkansas. As part of the expansion, the company will open a new facility in the old Federal-Mogul building to accommodate increased business with current customers. “Our investment in Dumas will enable SAF-Holland to expand the North American business as we prepare [...]

Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

June 8, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting talked about the electric semi-truck the company plans to reveal in September. Musk revealed that the company has been working closely with its “biggest customers” on the design of the truck. Tesla is including the companies in the design process [...]

Class 8 Orders Retreat In May

June 7, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Class 8 Orders Retreat In May

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for May at 16,300 units, retreating after a long, steady streak that had begun in October 2016. May 2017 order activity was below expectations, falling 31% under April. Every OEM, save one, suffered declines in orders to varying degrees for the month. The [...]