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84% of Trucking Fleets Claim Detention Among Top 5 Business Woes

July 18, 2016 By: Don Thornton, DAT Solutions Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Regulations

If there’s one area where carriers, freight brokers and shippers can agree, it’s that more productivity is good for business. Unfortunately, the loading dock — where shippers and carriers literally come together — is the area where much productivity gets lost. At DAT Solutions, we surveyed 257 carriers, and nearly [...]

Truck Turn Times Fastest in 2 Years at LA, Long Beach Ports

July 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Truck Turn Times Fastest in 2 Years at LA, Long Beach Ports

In the second quarter of 2016, trucks were able to pick up and deliver containers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach more quickly than in any other quarter over the last two years, according to monthly data reported by marine terminals and compiled by PierPass Inc. In [...]

Thousands of Truckers Congregating at Iowa 80 Later This Week

July 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators
Several free concerts are scheduled at the jamboree, including Clare Dunn on Thursday.

  Iowa 80 Truckstop’s 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree gets fully underway this Thursday through Saturday for three days of all things trucking. This year’s event features nearly 150 exhibits; a Super Truck beauty contest, antique truck display; Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; and carnival games. Several free concerts [...]

Driver Turnover at Larger Fleets Drops 13% in First Quarter

July 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Driver Turnover at Larger Fleets Drops 13% in First Quarter

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Wednesday that truck driver turnover at truckload fleets fell in the first quarter of 2016. “While still fairly high, the decline in turnover is reflective of the softening in the freight economy during the first quarter,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Should the [...]

Fan Favorites Highlight Mid-July Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree Concerts

June 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Entertainer  Sammy Kershaw.

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced a slate of five performers who will take the stage July 14 through 16  to entertain attendees at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa. “We have a great lineup this year,” said Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager for the Midwest truck driver Mecca. “Our performers are [...]

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Full-Service Facility in Alabama

June 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Full-Service Facility in Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three dedicated for washing and reconditioning trucks. The service shop also includes a diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning machine, flywheel resurfacing machine, overhead cranes for faster and safer [...]

Transition Trucking Seeks America’s Top Military Rookie Truck Driver

June 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Transition Trucking Seeks America’s Top Military Rookie Truck Driver

The Transition Trucking award program — created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, Kenworth and Fastport — is intent on curbing the trucking industry’s driver shortage and creating immediate jobs for transitioning military personnel. The Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award will recognize a deserving [...]

Used Class 8 Trucks See Steady Auction Volume, Double-Digit Depreciation

June 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Used Class 8 Trucks See Steady Auction Volume, Double-Digit Depreciation

In its most recent Guidelines report covering the commercial truck market, NADA Used Car Guide analysts found Class 8 auction volume has remained steady, and well behind the inflated numbers of the second half of 2015. The study’s benchmark group of 2011 – 2013 models was down about 6 percent [...]

Shell SuperRigs Truck Competition Begins Thursday in Joplin

June 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Shell SuperRigs Truck Competition Begins Thursday in Joplin

The 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition rolls into the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo., this Thursday through Saturday, with a theme of “Giants of Joplin.” There will be activities for truckers and their families, as well as spectators. All Shell Rotella SuperRigs events are free to attend and [...]

FMCSA: Truck Drivers Must Insist Passengers Buckle Up

June 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Monday that passengers riding in large commercial trucks will be required to use seat belts whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce. Effective Aug. 8, 2016, the final rule revises Federal Motor Carrier Safety [...]