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TravelCenters Unveils New Truck Service Brand at MATS

April 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Owner Operators
TravelCenters Unveils New Truck Service Brand at MATS

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, chose the Mid-America Trucking Show to announce the combining of services under a single brand. Called TA Truck Service, the new name brings together Petro:Lube, RoadSquad, RoadSquad Connect, RoadSquad OnSite and eShop. TA Truck Service will [...]

Hiring Our Heroes, FastPort to Donate New Rig to Lucky Trucker

April 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Hiring Our Heroes, FastPort to Donate New Rig to Lucky Trucker

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes — in a joint campaign with FastPort — said it will donate a fully loaded T680 truck to a veteran driver or a member of the national guard or reserve, who wins a nationwide competition. The announcement was made at last [...]

OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement; Cites Truckers’ Rights

April 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology
OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement Citing Truckers’ Rights

A national association representing small business truckers is appealing a government mandate that requires electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles, claiming it doesn’t advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) stated these and other arguments [...]

Bestpass Now Covers All U.S. Toll Roads on One Device

April 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators, Regulations, Technology

Bestpass Inc., a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, has announced several new services, including Bestpass Complete, that expand toll coverage to include all U.S. toll roads. “We’ve grown aggressively over the past year, both in terms of geographic footprint and number of [...]

Rand McNally Debuts Plug-and-Play E-Log Device at MATS

April 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
Rand McNally Debuts Plug-and-Play E-Log Device at MATS

Seeking to provide a simple, low-cost electronic logging option for professional truck drivers, Rand McNally Thursday unveiled its new ELD 50 device at the Mid-America Trucking Show. When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or tablet, the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal requirements [...]

TugForce Launching in May as ‘Uber of the Trucking Industry’

March 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

TugForce, a startup technology company specializing in providing on-demand trucking services for commercial shippers, said this week it has set its official launch for May 2016. Touting itself as the “Uber of the trucking industry,” TugForce claims its services will “revolutionize transportation for independent truckers and small truck fleets worldwide.” [...]

Love’s Travel Stops Finalizes Purchase of Trillium CNG

March 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Owner Operators

Trillium CNG officially joins the Love’s Travel Stops after an agreement for Love’s to purchase the compressed natural gas company was recently finalized. Love’s customers have access to the 37 acquired Trillium stations. Combined, Love’s and Trillium operate 65 public-access CNG facilities. “Trillium CNG brings 20 years of knowledge and [...]

Dear Diary: ATRI Asks Drivers to Keep Tabs on Parking Woes

March 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
Dear Diary: ATRI Asks Truckers to Keep Diary on Parking Woes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a new research initiative to collect real-world information on the daily situations and challenges that truck drivers face in locating appropriate and safe parking. As a result, ATRI is recruiting drivers who will keep a 14-day diary of their truck parking issues. [...]

February’s Used Class 8 Truck Numbers Up 6% Year Over Year

March 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
February’s Used Class 8 Truck Numbers Up 6% Year Over Year

Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “February Class 8 used truck volumes appeared to be getting an early jump on spring, rising 6 percent year [...]

Overhaul Launches its ‘Uberization of Trucking’ Concept

March 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
Overhaul Launches its ‘Uberization of Trucking’ Concept

Overhaul launched its web platform and mobile app Friday, which it terms “the next generation online marketplace for the trucking industry,” designed to address the needs of owner-operators and shippers moving higher value, more sensitive cargo. This so-called “uberization of trucking” concept connects the needs of premium shippers to trusted [...]