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Archive: April 2017

SAF-Holland Announces Holland FW17 Series Fifth Wheel Has Earned Standard Positioning On International RH Series Tractor

April 27, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
FW17 Series Fifth Wheel

SAF-Holland announced that the Holland FW17 Series Fifth Wheel has earned standard positioning on Navistar’s International RH Series regional haul tractor. “We are honored once again that Navistar selected the Holland FW17 as its standard fifth wheel on International RH Series tractor,” said Jeff Talaga, Vice President of Sales & [...]

Truckload Turnover Rate Plummets In Fourth Quarter

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall [...]

Cooper Tire Makes Roadmaster RM180+(EM) Steer Tire Available In New Load Range

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Cooper Tire Makes Roadmaster RM180+(EM) Steer Tire Available In New Load Range

Cooper Tire has added a new load range to its popular Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay verified steer tire line to accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. The RM180+(EM) is now available in load range H for tire sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. The RM180+(EM) is an ideal steer tire for long haul applications. [...]

ACT Expo 2017 Speaker Line Up Announced

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

ACT Expo announces 2017 speaker line up. Gain insight from progressive fleet operators, advanced vehicle OEMs, clean fuel suppliers, and other industry leaders at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. Opening Keynote Speaker – Thom Shea, President & CEO, Adamantine Alliance ACT Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear [...]

FMCSA Announces Public Meeting For ELD Manufacturers

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a public ELD meeting to discuss device specifications with ELD manufacturers. The ELD mandate is set to take effect on December 18, 2017. There are over 3.5 million commercial truck drivers that would require electronic logging devices to stay compliant. Although there are [...]

SAF-Holland Introduces New Severe Duty Slider Fifth Wheel System

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
SAF-HOLLAND Introduces New Severe-Duty Slider Fifth Wheel System

SAF-Holland introduced a new Severe-Duty Slider System for Holland Fifth Wheels for heavy and severe-duty hauling operations. The Holland Severe-Duty Slider System has 80,000-pound vertical load and 200,000-pound drawbar pull capacity. Designed to work with Holland FW35, FW33, and FW0070 fifth wheel models, inboard and outboard mounting systems are adaptable [...]

ATA Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

Executives from American Trucking Associations’ member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, told Congress about the trucking industry’s urgent need for greater investment in our highway system. FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation [...]