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Storms, Storms Everywhere: Are You Prepared?

February 2, 2016 By: Deborah Whistler, Contributing Editor Tags: Fleet Management, News
Storms, Storms Everywhere: Are You Prepared?

It promises to be a nasty driving week with predicted severe storm, blizzard, high wind, driving rain and even tornado warnings throughout many areas of the U.S. Truckers should be aware of potential hazardous driving conditions and follow driving and safety tips to keep them safe and warm in the [...]

2015’s Class 8 Sleeper Truck Sales Termed ‘Best in History’

January 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Claims 2015’s Class 8 Sleeper Truck Sales ‘Best in History’

According to figures released this week by ACT Research Co., there were a total 28,150 net new orders booked for Class 8 tractors in December, while classes 5 through 7 trucks posted 22,450 net orders. Steve Tam, ACT’s vice president of the commercial vehicle sector, said the Class 8 commercial [...]

ATA: Truck-involved Fatalities Down 40% in Past Decade

January 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
New Data Confirms Truck-related Fatalities Down 40.6% in a Decade

An analysis of data from the Department of Transportation just completed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) shows that — over both the long- and short-term — the rate of truck-involved fatalities is declining. “America’s trucking industry has invested billions to improve safety and that commitment is paying off,” said [...]

Trucking Industry’s Top 10 Stories for 2015

December 16, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Top 10 Stories of 2015

From Uber-style trucking to self-driving trucks, what we’ve listed below are the most-read trucking industry articles of 2015. These are the news stories, features and blog posts that you — our readers — clicked on the most across Trucking News Online’s website and newsletter: Truck Platooning Systems Might Total 7.7 Million by 2025 ATA Report Sees [...]

While 2014 Traffic Fatalities Declined, 2015 Not Faring So Well

December 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
While Traffic Fatalities Declined Last Year, 2015 Not Faring So Well

The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year reveals a need to reinvigorate the fight against deadly behavior on America’s roads, according to a report from DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA’s [...]

ATRI Offers its ‘Top 10’ List of Trucking’s Biggest Bottlenecks

November 24, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
Annual List of Top Truck Freight Congestion Locations

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its 2015 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system. The analysis uses several customized software applications, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion [...]

Senate Vote Removes Twin 33s from the Trucking Equation

November 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Senate Vote Removes Twin 33s Trailer Trucks from the Equation

The Senate on Wednesday voted to remove a federal mandate from the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill that would force states to allow large trucks to pull double 33-foot trailers. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.), and Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), was adopted by a [...]

Telematics to Power 73 Million Commercial Vehicles by 2020

October 26, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Telematics to Power 73 Million Commercial Vehicles by 2020

The commercial telematics industry is set for very strong growth in the next five years, especially in the enterprise and SMB segments, with players such as Telogis and Fleetmatics leading the way in these respective verticals in the United States. It is just a matter of time before the first [...]

Trucking Poll Shows Public Backs Tax Hike to Fix Roads

October 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Safety
Trucking Industry Poll Shows Public Backs Tax Hike to Fix Roads

A new national poll released Tuesday finds strong public support for federal investment in highway infrastructure. The poll, the second commissioned by American Trucking Associations (ATA), was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies between Aug. 30 and Sep. 1. It surveyed 800 registered voters on their attitudes about politics, the trucking [...]

FMCSA Wraps Up Study of HOS Restart Regs for Truck Drivers

October 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Thursday it has concluded collecting information for the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Driver Restart Study. The agency said the Congress-mandated study looked into the operational, safety, health and fatigue impacts of two provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) restart regulations. The study team [...]