Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

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‘Bespoke’ trucks? Shell and…

The body of the Starship Project tractor is a bespoke aerodynamic design made of carbon fiber, including the side skirts, hood, and front end. (SHELL..

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House small business panel…

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the annual Infrastructure Week nationwide advocacy event, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on April 25..

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Tractor-trailers face tolls in…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Trucks will have to start paying tolls Monday when they drive through Rhode Island. The state announced that two of its long-delayed..

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Explosion damages UPS freight…

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky's second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what fire..

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Driver turnover rate rises…

ARLINGTON, Va. — Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose in the first quarter..

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FMCSA’s new guidance allows…

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration May 31 made good on its promise to issue a new guidance clarifying..

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Port imports expected to…

WASHINGTON — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set record numbers this summer and fall even as the debate over..

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TMAF launches advertising and…

WASHINGTON — Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today announced their plans for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15...

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Truckers, other drivers flee…

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Interstate 5 usually swarms with trucks and traffic as it winds its way through California. But the main highway between..

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FTR raises 2019 forecasts…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- FTR has raised its 2019 forecast for Class 8 trucks and commercial trailers. North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast..

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SimpleTire program helps truckers…

PHILADELPHIA — SimpleTire, an internet heavy truck tire retailer, has launched a new feature on its website to help truckers find SmartWay Verified tires for..

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Hoping Pelosi's 'new day'…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stood in front of the cameras in California not long after what had been a forgone conclusion happened, that being..

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Californians reject proposal to…

LOS ANGELES — Californians voted Tuesday to keep higher gasoline taxes, rejecting a Republican-backed proposal to repeal a state transportation deal that is expected to..

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He lived alone, he…

A few weeks back, I got word that a former colleague had died. Old Gus, as I’ll call him here, and I worked together for..

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Peterson named approved lighting…

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Peterson Manufacturing said that as of November 1, the company became an approved lighting vendor for Vipar HD, the largest heavy-duty truck..

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Volvo in partnership to…

LOS ANGELES — Greenlots, an international provider of electric vehicle charging software and solutions, today announced it will collaborate with global OEM Volvo Trucks to..

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Kenworth offers two-year used…

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. is offering a new, two-year 250,000-mile factory backed Class 8 PACCAR Engines Pre-Owned Warranty option available through the Kenworth..

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Pilot Flying J diesel…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J,  in partnership with American Express, have made it possible for guests to pay at the pump in the commercial diesel lanes..

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PrePass receives 4 new…

PHOENIX — HELP Inc., provider of PrePass weigh station bypass and other safety services, has received new endorsements from four trucking organizations. These associations provide..

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In this episode we cover:
- Insane U-turn by semi
- Cargo thieves get smarter
- Personal conveyance questions answered
Plus more news at https://t.co/l2LTQOYLDg

The EPA wants to place stricter emissions standards on heavy-duty truck engines: https://t.co/iRhBNePIHn

WINTER TRUCKING SAFETY: Look before you step! Make sure you place your foot where there is traction to support your weight. Be especially careful on uneven ground. Hold onto the vehicle as you transfer your weight. Be careful as steps may freeze up and not look slippery.

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