PeopleNet recently noted that it is integrating the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) developed by Continental, dubbed the ContiPressureCheck (CPC) system, to fleets that have deployed its technology platform in their trucks. This allows both drivers and back-office personnel to continuously monitor the real-time pressure and temperature of their tires, noted Eric Witty, vice president of product for PeopleNet
The new 2018Limited Tungsten Edition is being touted as yet another example of the OEM’s strategy to continue its “aggressive pace” in the luxury light truck market. Available in the third quarter of 2017, Ram Limited Tungsten trim will be offered on the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 single- and dual-rear-wheel; Crew Cab and Mega Cab (Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) recently voted to purchase 295 40-foot compressed(CNG) buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG).
Wabco Holdings Inc. said it’s extended a long-term supply agreement with the truck division of Germany’s Daimler AG for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support truck production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America.
Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG’s truck division, operates five distinct brands serving different segments of the global commercial vehicle market: Mercedes-Benz,, FUSO, and Bharat Benz.
For commercial trucking fleets, break-downs and road calls due to dead or uncharged batteries are a costly issue that can cut into fleets’ profit margins and drivers’ accumulated hours of service.
Purkeys announced it has developed two distinct liftgate charging systems, the DIRECT and the SELECT. Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys’ National Fleet Representative, says that even with a liftgate charging system, a truck’s battery has to be in proper working order to maintain charge.
The sunny Southwest just got busier with the recent grand opening of a new Schneider facility in Phoenix, AZ. Schneider said it is responding to industry demand by significantly investing in this fast-growing region.
The Phoenix facility will accommodate Schneider’s dry van truckload, team drivers, intermodal and specialty dedicated fleets and bring new truck driver job opportunities to the area.
The “Everyday Heroes” Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a non-profit organization devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees.T680 was auctioned off at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix. The winning bid was submitted by Mike Jimenez, owner of Phoenix-based J&L Transportation, which resulted in $89,000 netted in support of
Truck driver Bill McElligott may have the world's most famous left side of a face.
Five years ago his photo was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, accompanying a story about Unilateral Dermatoheliosis – damage to skin on half of his face caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.
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We are now less six months from the official start of the electronic-logging era.
The rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been years in the making, including a redo following a successful court challenge earlier in the decade. While that temporarily halted the rule, it did not slow innovation. After years of advancements made in fuel efficiency and communications, newer technologies like onboard diagnostics, predictive cruise control, and crash avoidance systems are slowly becoming indispensible safety options.
Chevin Fleet Solutions announced new multi-currency and other global features to offer greater support for international organizations and businesses operating across borders.
XPO Logistics announced its less-than-truckload (LTL) professional drivers have surpassed one billion miles with no preventable accidents.
XPO has approximately 12,575 professional drivers in its LTL transportation network, and began tracking consecutive accident-free miles by driver in April 2012. XPO noted that by May 2017, 890 XPO drivers had achieved one million, two million or three million accident-free miles, and the total for all these drivers had exceeded one billion miles.
Aiming to provide its customers with trailers that combine the performance of air disc brakes with weight-saving and maintenance advantages, Hyundai Translead announced it now offers the Bendix ADB22X-LT from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.
Samsara announced $40 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst, with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz and Samsara's founders. The round valued Samsara at over $530 million as the company's revenues grow in excess of 250% annually.
Noël Perry has joined the staff of Truckstop.com as the company’s chief economist.
For many years now, we’ve awaited the arrival of what’s been dubbed the “mother of all capacity shortages” in the trucking industry: that “magical combination,” in the words of John Larkin, managing director and head of transportation capital markets research for read more
QUEENS, NY. The rapid shift from traditional retail store shopping to the purchase of products over the internet is driving major changes to delivery networks as well – including changes to the capabilities of the trucks tasked with making those deliveries.
Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of the new Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on-and-off-highway applications.
Featuring a wide base design for higher payloads and flotation, the Firestone FS818 utilizes special tread compounds to help resist cuts, chips, tearing and irregular wear. According to Bridgestone, the tire is designed with a deep, self-cleaning tread pattern for aggressive traction and long original mileage. In addition, stone rejector platforms in every groove offer strong durability, the company added.
Kalmar announced it has completed projects to enhance operational capabilities, efficiencies and safety at two of its parts facilities in the U.S.
The first project was at the parts operation in Ottawa, KS, expanding the primary warehouse to 9,500 sq. ft., resulting in 40% more capacity for pallet storage and five additional packaging stations. The expansion also allows for inbound and outbound shipping operations to be separated which improves traffic patterns and safety throughout the warehouse, the company noted.
DAT Solutions announced it has completed integrating its carrier features into the AscendTMS for carriers, and it will be offered at no cost to current and future DAT carrier customers.
DAT TruckersEdge, Express, and Power carrier customers can log into the AscendTMS and search the database of loads and post their trucks as they would inside their DAT load board app or desktop product.
Silicon Valley startup Doft announced its formal partnership with U.S. trucking company, VHI. Doft, an IT company, noted it is developing what it calls a “disruptive on-demand technology for the U.S. trucking industry which instantly matches freight shippers and truck drivers with the help of a mobile app.” VHI Transport is a professional freight brokerage and logistics company that was founded 40 years ago.
Seven fleets have agreed to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in Run on Less, a cross-country roadshow planned for later this year to showcase advancements in fuel efficiency.
Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics system, which is designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets. The Mitchell Diagnostics system is expected to be available by June 30.