Wednesday, March 22, 2017

After reviewing public comments FMCSA withdraws Safety Fitness Proposed Rulemaking

WASHINGTON — After reviewing public comments, including a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao from 62 national and regional organizations of motor carriers asking for withdrawal of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Carrier Safety Fitness Determination, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has done just that.

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Roger Nielsen appointed president, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America

Roger Nielsen appointed president, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, Ore. — Roger Nielsen has been appointed president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America and its affiliated companies — Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Detroit Diesel Corp. — effective April 1.

February ATA tonnage index drops 2.6% from last year, 0.1% from January

February ATA tonnage index drops 2.6% from last year, 0.1% from January

February trailer orders down 21% from January but up 20% over year ago

February trailer orders down 21% from January but up 20% over year ago

Peterbilt outlines enhancements of Model 579 EPIQ package with reported 8% fuel savings

Peterbilt outlines enhancements of Model 579 EPIQ package with reported 8% fuel savings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peterbilt officials Wednesday outlined enhancements to the Model 579 EPIQ package that they said deliver an 8 percent fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year.

API licenses some 400 CK-4 oils, and 60-plus FA-4 oils

API licenses some 400 CK-4 oils, and 60-plus FA-4 oils

Kenworth shows off 'driver's truck,' T680 Advantage 76-inch sleeper at MATS

Kenworth shows off 'driver's truck,' T680 Advantage 76-inch sleeper at MATS

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Bendix sees 74% increase in base installations of Web portal, SafetyDirect

Bendix sees 74% increase in base installations of Web portal, SafetyDirect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Technology on, in and around trucks is growing by leaps and bounds, and while detractors abound, so too, are those who say technology is advancing safety by leaps and bounds, and making drivers’ lives easier and increasing business owners’ bottom lines.

Bendix continues popular Tech Talks during MATS, from air dryers to drivers' roles in automation

Bendix continues popular Tech Talks during MATS, from air dryers to drivers' roles in automation

ONE20 to launch ELD with easy-to-use driver app

ONE20 to launch ELD with easy-to-use driver app

Flatbedder Steve Huddleston drove dry van for 2 hours, found he didn’t like ‘doing nothing’

Flatbedder Steve Huddleston drove dry van for 2 hours, found he didn’t like ‘doing nothing’

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A CMV inspector in Florida told a group of drivers recently that even if the shipper doesn’t fasten down a load securely, once the carrier and driver accept the load, it’s on them to make sure it’s safe. And that’s one of the things 18-year career driver Steve Huddleston likes about being a flatbedder: being in charge of his own load.

Trucker Jefferson Thomas enjoys freedom of road, meeting new people; not afraid to help

Trucker Jefferson Thomas enjoys freedom of road, meeting new people; not afraid to help

Finn Murphy’s book about long-haul movers good read, even if you don’t like ‘bedbuggers’

Finn Murphy’s book about long-haul movers good read, even if you don’t like ‘bedbuggers’