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Allison Transmission To Introduce 9 Speed Automatic Transmission By 2020

October 3, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News
Allison Transmission To Introduce 9 Speed Automatic Transmission By 2020

Allison Transmission announced its first nine-speed model at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. The innovative, fully automatic transmission, for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, will be available globally and is targeted for release in 2020. “With this new transmission, Allison continues to demonstrate its commitment to help achieve [...]

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 [...]

Drivewyze Bypass Service Comes To California

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

Drivewyze announced that it was recently awarded the contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in the state of California. The installation work, which includes integrating the Drivewyze service with existing weigh-in-motion scales, is now underway at all 37 locations where the state has chosen to operate [...]

Diesel Fuel Prices Hit 2017 Low

June 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Diesel Fuel Prices Hit 2017 Low

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel declined 4-cents during the week ending June 12. Diesel fuel prices hit their lowest point in 2017, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.524, the lowest [...]

FMCSA Proposes New Rules Aimed At Easing Way To CDL

June 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
FMCSA Proposes New Rules Aimed At Easing Way To CDL

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers.  These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both [...]

Nation’s Largest Full Truckload Carrier Promotes Scott Barker To New Role

June 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Swift announces the promotion of Scott Barker to Vice President of Driver Engagement. With nearly 40 years of experience, Barker brings a senior level of expertise in safety, training and development to the new role, as well as years of developing initiatives that have directly impacted drivers and the industry [...]