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08/17/2018 10:17 AM
Volvo welcomes home its first truck built in U.S.
Donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation, the 1982 Volvo F7 model will reside at the Volvo Trucks Customer Center, next to the Virginia plant.
08/16/2018 08:15 PM
Senate bill would allow younger truckers to obtain CDL
Three U.S. senators introduced legislation that would create a training program giving those under the age of 21 the opportunity to operate commercial vehicles in interstate trucking.
The DRIVE-Safe Act was introduced by Sens. Todd Young (R-IN), Jerr
08/16/2018 09:50 AM
Next generation of advanced safety arriving
During June, DTNA showed some of the future capabilities of its Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems. That and other advanced safety systems for trucks have arrived at—or are nearing—new and enhanced functionality that can offer even better
08/15/2018 11:30 AM
Whether you know it or not, your fleet may be making assumptions in your operations—routing and transit times, time for deliveries, and more—and they may be incorrect. Putting hard data to those assumptions and guesswork can make the fleet more efficient and improve things for both drivers and the business in ways you didn't expect.
08/15/2018 08:59 AM
Convoy to launch new program for real-time market prices
Convoy announced the launch of Dynamic Backup, a new program that gives shippers real-time market prices for their backup freight. According to the company, the program will help reduce spot and short-notice shipments and ultimately maintain predicta
08/15/2018 08:45 AM
Crafting the ultimate TMS
Carriers not only have to worry about tracking their equipment and expenses that go along with day-to-day trucking operations, but they also have to comply with a heavy regulatory environment, a growing driver shortage, and analyze an unprecedented amount of data.
08/14/2018 11:06 AM
Fleet Owner magazine - the August 2018 Issue
Fleet Owner is the information source for trucking, written for middle and upper level managers at commercial truck fleets with five or more vehicles. Its journalists deliver business insights and analysis, breaking news, trends, best practices and research to owners and managers who operate trucks and trailers.
08/14/2018 09:53 AM
Developing inter-company info systems
For many companies, the proliferation of systems needed to run a modern fleet operation means an ever-increasing need to share information between fleet, operations, financials, and other systems. Without a strategy to enable data sharing, organizati
08/13/2018 12:32 PM
Jeep pride parades through its hometown
Some 1,600 Jeeps and Toledo-built vehicles took over the northwest Ohio town this past weekend for the 2nd Jeep Fest, which celebrates the utility vehicle and the city where it's been built for generations.
08/13/2018 10:06 AM
Preventative Maintenance: Automating a solution to a manual problem
To keep the fleet up and running, it’s crucial to ensure vehicles and equipment receive regular preventative maintenance (PM). The process of staying on top of PM has long been a struggle for fleet owners. Using a whiteboard in the office to track se
08/13/2018 09:21 AM
LGBT truckers share tales from the road
All truckers are familiar with the meditative din of the road, but for the LGBT community, the siren song of the highways can be especially luring. But LGBT truckers face discrimination from their peers, shippers and at stops along the road.
08/13/2018 08:30 AM
Best practices for recruiting/retaining technicians: Part 2
People are more likely to stay in their job if they feel they are a valuable part of the organization so make sure you explain to your technicians how their work matters and the role they play in helping the organization achieve its goals and be successful.
08/10/2018 11:42 AM
New models '19: Heavy
Fleets just can't seem to buy enough heavy-duty trucks this year—quite literally, with most manufacturers reporting supplier shortages at some point in recent months as they work to build all the trucks on order. It's time for a look at the bread and
08/10/2018 09:29 AM
Noël Perry's Transport Futures launches enhanced website
The launch of Transport Futures’ new, enhanced website contains an introductory benefit for industry participants, an analysis of the favorable Second Quarter U.S. 4.1% GDP growth just announced by the Census Bureau.
Such analysis is typical of the s