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Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation that would move the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program closer to a “one-stop shop” for security clearances, improving the efficiency and security of the industry. “Under current law, there [...]

Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

Lytx, a San Diego-based leader in video telematics, has introduced the Unisyn platform, a new video telematics model that gives unprecedented levels of quality video access and video expandability to commercial truck fleets. Lytx launched the video telematics category in 1998, combining video capture of road incidents such as hard [...]

Incoming ATA Chairman Cites Dire Need for Highway Investment

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Dire Need for Highway Investment

In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking [...]

Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Daimler Recalls Freightliner Cascadia Trucks With CNG Engines

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 1,000 model year 2013-2017 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles manufactured between Sept. 24, 2012 and May 27, 2015, that are equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. The affected vehicles have a Power Distribution Module (PDM) that is mounted near the CNG fuel tank. Due [...]

Goodyear Accepts Nominations for Trucking’s Highway Hero Award

September 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Goodyear Accepts Nominations for Trucking’s Highway Hero Award

There is still time to nominate candidates for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2016. To nominate a truck driver for the Goodyear Highway [...]

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 [...]

Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

September 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates this week formed a new partnership that combines Geotab’s telematics solutions and J.J. Keller’s electronic logging solution for truck fleets. This partnership provides a powerful solution for fleets seeking in-cab technology that combines telematics and compliance, while addressing the needs of the market as [...]

ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

September 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

Two important segments of the trucking industry have released an instructional video to demonstrate safe-driving techniques ahead of a busy Labor Day weekend. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Share the Road highway safety program have launched the Share the Road Instructional Video (trucking.org/article.aspx?uid=7b42e796-6a3f-4005-a901-59a9c8cb7a21) just in time for the [...]

OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

September 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

A national association of small-business truckers claims the government’s proposal to mandate speed-limiting devices on large commercial trucks would be dangerous for all highway users. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, says such devices create speed differentials that lead to more [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]