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OOIDA Asks Senate Panel to Nix Plans for Speed Limiters on Trucks

September 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations
Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations to exclude language from any federal spending measures that mandates the installation of speed limiters on heavy commercial vehicles. The association says that to do so would undermine the regulatory process and take away the public’s [...]

Fatheadz Launches 9 Versions of its V2.0 Sunglasses for Truckers

September 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Safety
Fatheadz Launches 9 Versions of its V2.0 Sunglasses for Truckers

Fatheadz Eyewear, a leading manufacturer of oversized sunglasses and optical frames for individuals with larger heads, has launched its new V2.0 Made in the USA sunwear line. “We’re thrilled to offer all nine versions of our V2.0 sunwear line for the first time,” said Rico Elmore, founder and CEO of [...]

Nation Celebrates Industry ’s 3.5 Million Professional Truck Drivers

September 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Nation Celebrates Industry ’s 3.5 Million Professional Truck Drivers

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to celebrate the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers who safely move the nation’s most essential products. “This week is about raising public awareness and support for the important work professional truck drivers do in our communities [...]

ATA Leads National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17

September 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
ATA Leads National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17

In recognizing the 7.3 million trucking industry employees who move America’s freight, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is encourages industry stakeholders to prepare for the upcoming National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, scheduled Sunday through next Saturday, Sept. 11-17. “Those who work in the trucking industry or personally know a truck [...]

GATS Begins 3-day Run Today; Collects Donations for Flood Victims

August 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
GATS Begins 3-day Run Today; Collects Donations for Flood Victims

This year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS) gets underway today and runs through Saturday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas — once again promising dozens of events, educational sessions, and more than a half-million square feet of exhibition space. Meanwhile, show organizers and trucking companies are collecting [...]

REAL Women in Trucking Host Lady Truck Driver Conference Cruise

August 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
REAL Women in Trucking Host Lady Truck Driver Conference Cruise

REAL Women in Trucking (RWIT) is hosting a conference aboard the Carnival Conquest from March 26 to April 1, for the purpose of uniting and honoring women in the truck driving industry. The “Queen of the Road on the High Seas” conference will include education sessions on a broad range of [...]

ATA’s Truck Driving Championships Get Underway Wednesday

August 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators, Safety
ATA’s Truck Driving Championships Gets Underway Wednesday

The American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) begins its four-day run on Wednesday inside the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, sponsored by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, which returns for a sixth consecutive year to present the Grand Champion Award. The overall top driver at the four-day event — scheduled [...]

FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

August 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Attempts to Clear the Air Over e-Cigs Around Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles concerning battery-powered electronic smoking devices, otherwise known as e-cigarettes. The agency claims fire-related incidents have occurred as the result of possession and use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, [...]

TravelCenters Kick Off St. Christopher Truckers Fund Campaign

July 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
TravelCenters Kick Off St. Christopher Truckers Fund Campaign

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is launching its annual campaign next Monday in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). This nonprofit organization helps truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems. The monthlong campaign [...]

Kenworth Adds Cabover Truck Body Builder Manual and Video

July 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Kenworth Adds Cabover Truck Body Builder Manual and Video

The latest Kenworth Medium-Duty Cabover Body Builder Manual and new Kenworth cabover video are now available. The comprehensive 84-page Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual offers detailed sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, exhaust and aftertreatment, frame layouts and body mounting, frame modifications, and electrical. The manual contains information and guidelines [...]