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Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

Wabash National Corp., a leading North America’s producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has released details about its trailer that was part of Navistar’s SuperTruck combination vehicle. Wabash National’s trailer includes numerous aerodynamic trailer devices, three of which were based on the company’s commercially available Ventix DRS skirt, AeroFin [...]

New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Friday thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the regulation to the pre-July 2013 version and reduce crash risk on our nation’s highways. “ATA thanks Congress for passing this continuing resolution, which includes language to permanently fix the [...]

Driver Turnover at Large Truckload Fleets Drops to 5-Year Low

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Friday the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81 percent in the third quarter of 2016 — the third decline this year and the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011. “Ongoing [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]

Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is developing new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of the more than 3.5 million heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks on the nation’s roads. Bridgestone will receive federal funding as a team member of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II program. The U.S. Department [...]

DAT Summary Shows Spot Load Availability at Unseasonable Highs

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
DAT Summary Shows Spot Load Availability at Unseasonable Highs

The DAT Trendline’s summary for the week ending Dec. 3 shows a continuation of unusually strong van and reefer volumes, with the spot van load-to-truck ratio the highest since June of 2014. As expected, the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market surged last week compared to [...]

Crete Carrier and Shaffer OTR Truck Drivers Get Pay Hike

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Crete Carrier and Shaffer OTR Truck Drivers Get Pay Hike

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced they are offering their national over-the-road drivers a one-cent per practical mile increase in pay effective Jan. 1, 2017. For the past 10 years, the National Transportation Institute has awarded Crete and Shaffer a Top Pay Certified Carrier for their overall pay and benefits [...]

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 [...]