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Nikola One: Class 8 Electric Truck Has a 1,200-mile Range

May 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Nikola One: New Class 8 Electric Truck Will Have a 1,200-mile Range

Nikola Motor Co. — an electric vehicle company out of Salt Lake City, Utah, that was named after the famous electrical engineer Nikola Tesla — has announced the development of an electric Class 8 truck prototype to be displayed to the public later this year. The Nikola One heavy-duty electric [...]

Near-Zero Emissions Possible Now for Commercial Trucks

May 4, 2016 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: ACT Expo, News
ACT Expo: Near-Zero Emissions Possible Now for Commercial Trucks

Organizers of this week’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., released a technical white paper on Tuesday that claims heavy-duty trucks can immediately address clean air and climate protection issues by formulating a combo plate that includes engine technology and renewable natural gas fuel. Gladstein Neandross & Associates (GNA), organizers [...]

Driver Turnover Rate for Large Truckload Fleets Climbs 102%

April 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Driver Turner Rate for Large Truckload Fleets Climbs 102%

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose two percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 102 percent — the second straight quarter it was at least 100 percent and the first such streak since 2012. “This elevated turnover rate shows that the driver market remains a [...]

Trucking Execs Remain Unsure on Fleet Technology Savings

April 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Trucking Execs Remain Unsure on Fleet Technology Savings

Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, said results of its latest survey show that an alarming percentage of the trucking industry remains unaware of the savings achieved by incorporating new fleet technologies. The online survey — presented to more than [...]

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 [...]

A Trio of Trucking Groups Mull New Biennial Industry Event

April 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

The American Trucking Associations (ATA), along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), announced this week that they have entered into an agreement with a global event management and trade show firm to develop a new, biennial North American-based truck 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. [...]

Trio of Platooning Volvo Trucks on a European Road Trip!

March 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Trio of Platooning Volvo Trucks on a European Road Trip!

Volvo Trucks is among several commercial truck manufacturers participating in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, sending three trucks — communicating wirelessly and driving close behind each other — through Europe to Rotterdam. The aim is to move the transportation industry another step closer to the concept of platooning in Europe. When [...]

FMCSA Seeks Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck Drivers

March 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
FMCSA Seeks Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a set of comprehensive national prerequisite training standards for those seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). “Well-trained drivers are safer drivers, which leads to greater safety for our families and friends on our highways and roads,” said U.S. [...]

How Are Daycabs Faring on the Used Truck Market?

February 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
How are Used Daycabs, Construction Trucks Faring on the Market?

An analysis of how daycab and construction trucks were valued within the used commercial truck market this past year was recently published by commercial truck analysts at NADA Used Car Guide, a division of J.D. Power and Associates. The free report notes the typical used daycab sold at retail is [...]