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Archive: October 2017

CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set To Hit The Highways

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety
CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week Set To Hit The Highways

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers [...]

Stoughton Trailers Announces Newly Designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, News
Stoughton Trailers Announces Newly Designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer

Stoughton Trailers announced its newly designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer. Built using proven components, thorough testing and the same durability and value fleets have come to expect from Stoughton, the Platinum Series grain trailers are are available in 34-foot, 40-foot and 42-foot lengths in eight models to fit a variety [...]

Trailer Orders Up For September

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR reports preliminary September net trailer orders at 21,500 units, up 47% from August and up an impressive 84% y/y. Orders met expectations and support the FTR forecast of another strong trailer market in 2018. Trailer orders have now totaled 275,000 units over the past twelve months, much in line [...]

Helion Trucking Technologies To Address State Of The IT Industry At Conference

October 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Technology

Helion Trucking Technologies announced that Erik Nachbahr will present “The State of IT for the Heavy Trucking Industry” at the upcoming Karmak Leadership & Technology Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, October 17-19, 2017. In Nachbahr’s session truck dealers will learn the must-have technologies to operate at peak efficiency in 2018, [...]

Class 8 Orders Continue To Improve In September

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Class 8 Orders Continue To Improve In September

FTR released preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for September at 22,100 units, continuing m/m increases of 7% versus August and 62% above a year ago. Order volume for September met FTR expectations as the market builds momentum heading into the fall order season. Orders from Canada were particularly [...]

Are You Using Your Own Data To Buy Smarter

October 12, 2017 By: Reggie Peterson, AmeriQuest Tags: Blogs
Reggie Petersen

Collecting and tracking holistic data is the key to buying what your business actually needs, when it needs it, and at the right terms. When it comes to capital equipment and direct spend purchases, companies, by and large, maintain significant control, keeping a close watch on inventory, pricing, and contract [...]

Mack Anthem The Right Fit For Bulk Haul Applications

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Mack Anthem The Right Fit For Bulk Haul Applications

Mack Trucks highlighted the newly introduced Mack Anthem during 2017 Tank Truck Week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Combining efficiency and productivity boosting enhancements with weight conscious options, the newly introduced Mack Anthem features an all new exterior design with optimized aerodynamics to help improve [...]

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session. Attend a live Hours of Service (HOS) Question and Answer session with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, Lead Transportation Specialist in the Federal [...]

Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

Leaders with the American Trucking Associations joined President Trump in calling on Congress to quickly act on comprehensive tax reform as a way of growing the economy and creating jobs. “While trucking sustains the vitality of the U.S. economy, we also carry a heavy tax burden, paying the highest corporate [...]

Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

October 5, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Democrat Lawmakers Seek Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic Hoboken crash we now know involved sleep apnea, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Cory Booker announced new legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to test train- and commercial-vehicle operators for sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, which had been [...]