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FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  on Wednesday announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in Wednesday’s rule address the knowledge [...]

ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

In testimony before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear underscored the trucking industry’s commitment to keeping the nation’s supply chain efficient and secure. “ATA places great emphasis on security,” Spear said in his testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on [...]

Women In Trucking Seeks Distinguished Woman in Logistics Nominees

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Women In Trucking Seeks Distinguished Woman in Logistics Nominees

Truckstop.com and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) are seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The award recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in logistics in North America. Anyone may nominate a candidate by completing and submitting the nomination form at womenintrucking.org/DWLA [...]

Heavy-duty Truck Orders Rebound; Classes 5-7 Down 18%

December 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Heavy-duty Truck Orders Rebound; Classes 5-7 Down 18%

For the month of November, preliminary Classes 5 through 8 order data show the industry booked 36,600 net orders. ACT Research Co. Inc. notes that these numbers are preliminary and complete industry data for November — including final order numbers — will be published mid-month. “Class 8 net orders rebounded [...]

Record360, Karmak Partner for Commercial Truck Rentals, Leasing

December 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Record360, Karmak Partner for Commercial Truck Rentals, Leasing

Record360, a national provider of asset condition reporting software, has partnered with Karmak, a leading provider of business management software for the commercial transportation industry, to provide an integrated digital solution for renting and leasing commercial vehicles while documenting vehicle condition. The partnership aligns with increasing business demands for efficient, [...]

November’s Class 8 Truck Orders Are Up 41% from October

December 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
November’s Class 8 Truck Orders Are Up 41% from October

FTR has released preliminary Class 8 tractor net orders for November at 19,300 units — which is up 41 percent month over month — right in line with the FTR forecast. The respectable November order activity met expectations as the market is back to tracking normal cycles. Class 8 backlogs [...]

Nikola Partners With Thompson Machinery on Hydrogen-electric Truck

December 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
From left are De Thompson V, Jeff Earle, Trevor Milton, Allan Wainscott, Steve Lainhart, Frank Young, Mike Thrower.

In February of this year, Caterpillar announced its departure from the on-highway vocational truck market as part of the company’s ongoing restructuring to align its businesses with existing conditions. Thus, many CAT dealers like Thompson Machinery that had invested heavily in capital assets and had many talented employees to service [...]

ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed an announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late last week saying that the agency has created a national clearinghouse for commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol test results. “ATA and its members are committed to safety,” said Bill Sullivan, ATA executive vice [...]

Paccar Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers in North America

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Paccar Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers in North America

Paccar annually recognizes the top performing suppliers in its Supplier Performance Management (SPM) program, which evaluates a supplier’s performance in the areas of product development, operations support and business alignment with Paccar objectives. Through the SPM program, suppliers and Paccar cross-functional teams collaborate to identify performance enhancements and to develop [...]

Nikola Unveils its 1,000-hp Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Technology
Nikola Unveils its 1,000-horsepower Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

Nikola Motor Co. unveiled its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck at an invite-only event late week at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of [...]