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Rochelle Park, N.J. — ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced the availability of a new in-cab fleet management solution that leverages powerful mobile technology from Samsung Electronics America. This combines ORBCOMM’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and reporting and analytics from its FleetManager platform with Samsung tablets, enabling...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Recent research from Brandon Hall Group shows that the use of virtual reality (VR) as a training modality is growing rapidly in "high-consequence" industries —those in which operator mistakes can cause significant property damage or fatalities or both. According to the study, nearly one third...
WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Monday released highway crash fatality data for the first nine months of 2019, showing a reduction of 2.2% compared to the first 9 months of 2018. “This is positive news, but more work remains to be done to make our roads safer...
Not much to say other than....cool! Courtesy: TRACTOR TRAILER VIEW
On this episode of The Truck Boss Show they speak with truckertaxtools.com President, Barry Fowler. Courtesy: Truck Boss Show
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today recapped its 2019 achievements and key priorities for improving safety on the nation’s roadways with large trucks and buses. “Safety is always No. 1 at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary...
Camden, N.J. — NFI, a supply chain solutions provider, recently completed the acquisition of G&P Trucking Company, Inc. (G&P), a logistics provider specializing in asset-based transportation, port drayage, and non-asset brokerage solutions in the Southeast. The acquisition further establishes NFI’s position as a premier transportation provider, strengthening NFI’s asset and...
WASHINGTON — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has joined eight other organizations as signatories to a letter sent on December 20 to Congressional committee leaders that seeks the allowance of federal funding for automated speed enforcement of work zones. Most work zone fatalities and injuries...
Here are some of our more funny and interesting stories from 2019.
There was a a major pileup on Highway 84 in Lubbock County, Texas Friday and it was all captured on camera. A camera crew from the NBC affiliate in Lubbock was at the scene and captured the moments a semi-truck was sideswiped by an SUV, forcing it to rear-end another...
COLUMBUS, Ind. – According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, carrier profitability and by extension Class 8 demand are heading toward tougher business conditions in 2020. Succumbing to the slowing economy, forward-looking metrics in the medium duty Classes 5-7 markets were awash in a sea of red ink...
LOS ANGELES — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped traffic on Interstate 15...
WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it will increase the annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for CDL holders to 50%. The percentage increase take effect for the calendar year 2020 and is double last year’s 25%. The percentage of testing must...
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Columbus, Ind. – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with November data, showed relatively neutral readings on for-hire freight volumes and rates, with 51.5 and 50.9 respective diffusion index readings. With a slight contraction in for-hire capacity, the supply-demand balance remained in modestly positive territory for a...
Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the many ways that the trucking industry gave back to their local communities during this holiday season. Trucking companies and organizations consisting of all sizes across the U.S. submitted their stories of charitable works after TMAF issued an industry-wide call for submissions through...
Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.5% in November after falling 0.7% in October. In November, the index equaled 113.5 (2015=100) compared with 117.6 in October. “It’s tough to sugar coat November’s reading,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “It was the...
COLUMBUS, Ind.  – After an anomalous sequential gain in October, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes returned to trend in November, falling 35% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Longer term, sales were...
Merry Christmas to all our truckers.  Thanks for saving the day...every day! Courtesy: Bill Weaver
Riverside, Mo. – Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, recently announced a partnership with AllTrails, home to the largest collection of hand curated trail guides. The collaboration will bring extensive trail maps, data and content to users of...