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America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team have announced the selection of five America’s Road Team Captains for the Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge. “America’s Road Team Captains are the public face of trucking’s 7.3 million professional truck drivers, and the team has a strong platform for spreading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DHL Fleet Makes the Holidays Feel Like Home for U.S. Troops

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
DHL Fleet Makes the Holidays Feel Like Home for U.S. Troops

For U.S. troops serving in desert locales such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain, it’s beginning to look — and smell — a lot like Christmas and the holidays. Hundreds of fresh-cut Christmas trees, along with thousands of holiday letters, menorahs, decorations and gifts, will find their way to these [...]

TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has donated copies of its newly updated its PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states for use in diesel technician training curriculum. “With the need for skilled technicians [...]

At $800,000-plus, Ryder Sets Employee Record for United Way

November 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
At $800,000-plus, Ryder Sets Employee Record for United Way

Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has announced a record-setting 2016 United Way campaign total of $812,701, surpassing its campaign goal. Employee donations from across the company also set a record with a total of $392,701, an increase of 4.4 percent [...]

Kenworth T680 Truck Bringing 80-foot Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Kenworth T680 Truck Bringing 80-foot Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

The 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — an 80-foot-tall Englemann Spruce from Idaho — has begun its 4,000-mile journey from the Payette National Forest to Washington, D.C., following its harvesting last week and a community celebration last weekend in McCall, Idaho. The tree was cut, hoisted onto a flatbed trailer, [...]

TravelCenters Presents $275,000-plus to Help Truckers in Need

October 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
TravelCenters Presents $275,000-plus to Help Truckers in Need

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, recently presented a check for $278,095 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). By rallying customers and employees around the single cause of helping professional drivers who are suffering financial hardship due to [...]

ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

October 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. “These professional drivers were chosen as finalists for America’s Road Team because they are proven industry ambassadors with long safety records and professionalism that [...]