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Truckload Turnover Rate Plummets In Fourth Quarter

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall [...]

ACT Expo 2017 Speaker Line Up Announced

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

ACT Expo announces 2017 speaker line up. Gain insight from progressive fleet operators, advanced vehicle OEMs, clean fuel suppliers, and other industry leaders at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. Opening Keynote Speaker – Thom Shea, President & CEO, Adamantine Alliance ACT Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear [...]

FMCSA Announces Public Meeting For ELD Manufacturers

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a public ELD meeting to discuss device specifications with ELD manufacturers. The ELD mandate is set to take effect on December 18, 2017. There are over 3.5 million commercial truck drivers that would require electronic logging devices to stay compliant. Although there are [...]

ATA Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

Executives from American Trucking Associations’ member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, told Congress about the trucking industry’s urgent need for greater investment in our highway system. FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation [...]

Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

March 16, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Shippers Could Face Trouble Later In The Year

The environment for shippers is said to be “benign” right now, but there’s rate and supply trouble coming later in the year, according to the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) compiled each month by transportation forecasting firm FTR. Capacity is expected to get steadily tighter throughout the year, climaxing early in [...]

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2017 Roadcheck Event To Take Place June 6-8

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 2017 International Roadcheck Event To Take Place June 6-8

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. [...]

ATA Announces First Annual Economic Summit

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations announced it will host the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members. “We know trucking is the backbone of the supply chain,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, “and with this summit, we want to bring [...]

Volvo Trucks Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Volvo Trucks Successfully Demonstrates On-Highway Truck Platooning

Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate [...]

BYD Delivers Zero Emissions Trucks In The Largest Deployment Of All Electric Heavy Duty Trucks In US

March 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
BYD Zero Emissions Truck

BYD joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks to be deployed in disadvantaged communities with some of the worst air quality in the nation. The project is [...]

Volvo Trucks Expands VHD Model Capabilities With New I-Shift Transmission Enhancements

March 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Volvo Trucks North America introduced new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift, I-Shift for Severe Duty, and I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmissions. Auto neutral provides a key jobsite safety feature, while Paver Assist bolsters the Volvo VHD’s performance in paving applications. “Auto neutral and Paver Assist [...]