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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 [...]

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours-of-Service Restart Report

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers. “The release of this report [...]

Mack Introduces Body Builder Portal For Streamlined Upfit Process

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News
Mack Introduces Body Builder Portal For Streamlined Upfit Process

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack Body Builder Portal, which brings all of Mack’s body builder resources together in one convenient and accessible online location. As a one-stop shop for all body builder needs, the new Mack Body Builder Portal gives customers, body builders and dealers the tools they need to [...]

FTR Reports Class 8 Orders Strong Again In February At 22,900 Units

March 9, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for February at 22,900 units, exceeding expectations for the second month in a row. The steady order trend has now pushed backlogs to over 100,000 units for the first time since June 2016. February’s solid order activity continued the trend that began in [...]

Driver Rest Break Fix Would Ensure Uniform Safety Rules Nationwide

March 2, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations leaders called on Congress to reject efforts by organized labor and trial attorneys that would impose a patchwork of state scheduling rules on the nation’s foremost movers of goods. “A single set of consistent and fair regulations is essential to the trucking industry,” said ATA President and [...]