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Alt Fuels: Alive and well

Despite what Jim Castelaz, CEO and founder of Motiv Power Systems, describes as a catch-22 created by the volatility of diesel fuel prices When diesel prices are high, fleets say they can t afford to invest in new propulsion technology; but when they are low, they say they don t need to invest in such technology he is finding more of them starting to take a long-term strategic view where alternative propulsion is concerned.

ELD mandate: A business burden or technology upgrade?

Ready or not, by Dec. 18, 2017, most commercial truck drivers will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their hours of service. For carriers, that means driver retention and productivity challenges lie ahead.

Trump aims to ease tolling restrictions

President Trump s call for easing federal tolling restrictions as part of his $1 billion infrastructure plan drew sharp criticism from several trucking and highway groups. Trump released his overall fiscal 2018 budget blueprint on May 23, which seeks a 12.7% cut to $16.2 billion in funding for the Department of Transportation. Included was a section offering further insight into the $1 billion, 10-year infrastructure plan that is still being finalized.

Optimizing trucking through more real-time information

PHILADELPHIA. Helping the trucking industry better manage the real life experiences affecting its operations in the here and now is going to be a near-term driving force for technological development, according to Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions for ALK Technologies, which is a subsidiary of Trimble.

DTNA president does not expect NAFTA, GHG changes

MADRAS, OR. The new president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said he does not expect any shake-up of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or Phase 2 greenhouse gas rules. I don t anticipate any major changes in the NAFTA trade agreement, said Roger Nielsen. I think there are so many other discussions going on with government priorities right now, I don t see this as coming up to the top of the list.

Article May 26, 2017

Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel emissions tests

A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges that automaker General Motors cheated on government diesel emissions tests.

Article May 26, 2017

ITI offers cargo securement training

Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) announced it is offering free cargo securement training focused on open deck transportation companies in advance of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance s (CVSA) International Roadcheck June 6-8.

Article May 26, 2017

Velociti expands headquarters

Velociti is in the final stages of construction on an expansion project that will double the size of its Riverside, MO, headquarters facility. The additional 33,000-sq.-ft. will not only accommodate Velociti s growing team, but will house an expanded warehouse for inventory management, staging and configuration; a fitness center and a cafeteria.

Article May 26, 2017

Getloaded.com CEO Pat Hull joins Doft

New ground freight-sharing platform Doft (Do Freight Transportation) has welcomed Pat Hull, the CEO and founder of Getloaded.com, as an advisor to the company.

Blog Entry May 26, 2017

Tracking the growing list of supply chain threats

It s perhaps appropriate as we head into the Memorial Day weekend a holiday established to reflect upon the sacrifices made to protect our country to think about just some of the many ongoing threats facing the transportation and logistics industry.

Article May 26, 2017

Roadrunner welcomes new executive, relocates HQ

Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced that Terence R. Rogers has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Roadrunner, Rogers served for four years as chief financial officer for The Heico Companies, LLC, parent company for a diversified portfolio of over 35 businesses. His career includes 17 years in financial positions with Ryerson Inc. a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, most recently as chief financial officer.

Gallery May 25, 2017

Volvo, Mack show off 2017 Ride to Freedom trucks

Volvo Trucks unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck that will accompany a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles to Washington for Memorial Day weekend. The VNR model, assembled at the New River Valley plant in Dublin VA. will participate in the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally.

Article May 25, 2017

XPO offers tuition-free truck driver training

XPO Logistics Inc. announced it offering provide free tuition to its truck driving schools, income while training and a job upon graduation.

Housing authority partners with Enterprise Fleet Management

The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) in New Mexico is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet and help reduce costs. Through the partnership, AHA said it is expected to save $200,000 over the next 10 years.

Article May 25, 2017

Ward Transport and Logistics COO to retire

Ward Transport and Logistics Corp. a family owned regional LTL carrier and logistics solutions provider, announced that Chuck DeLutis, COO, will retire at the end of June. According to the company, before joining Ward, DeLutis previously enjoyed an executive and sales leadership career with YRCW/Roadway. He joined Ward in 2013 after retiring from YRCW/Roadway.

Article May 25, 2017

Rear View Safety offers backup camera for Chevy City Express Vans

Rear View Safety recently introduced a backup camera system designed specifically for Chevy City Express Cargo Vans. Rear View Safety, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has a wide variety of vehicle specific products, including systems created for Ford, GMC, Jeep, Mercedes, Nissan, and Toyota.

White Paper May 25, 2017

Choosing an ELD Solution

With all the ELDs out there, how do you know which one is right for your fleet?

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