Lytx’s Unassigned Drive Time simplifies the burden of managing unassigned vehicle movements in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Electronic Logging Device mandate. Photo: Lytx Lytx said its new Unassigned Drive Time is a first-of-its-kind service designed to save fleets time, reduce labor costs, and improve regulatory compliance in dealing with hours of
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A veteran driver for CFI has been recognized for helping a family whose car caught fire. The Truckload Carriers Association has named William Church, from DeLand, Florida, a Highway Angel for stopping to help a family while driving through the Midwest. TCA explains: William Church, from DeLand, Florida Church was driving on Interstate 80 near
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Spireon has announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dashcam capabilities utilizing Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Photo: Spireon. Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool
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Shippers reported significant capacity challenges in 2020. Graph: State of The North American Supply Chain Survey A survey of shippers shows optimism that freight volumes will increase in 2021. In its sixth annual State of The North American Supply Chain Survey, Averitt Express surveyed nearly 1,800 shippers from a wide variety of industries throughout North
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President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation testified Thursday, Jan. 21, for just shy of three hours before a Senate committee as part of his confirmation process. In his appearance before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Pete Buttigieg fielded questions on several trucking-related topics, and said the department would look into
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22nd January 2021 Thermo King has announced a program that allows operators to trade in and trade up their refrigeration units. The ‘trading up’ element of the initiative involves Thermo King’s new Advancer A-Series trailers. The range features three versions of Advancer A-Series: A-360; A-400; and A-500. This new trailer offers operational advantages, including a
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Andrew “Andy” Johnson has 26 years of experience with Daimler Trucks North America. Photo: DTNA Daimler Trucks North America has named Andrew “Andy” Johnson head of corporate communications. Johnson brings a 26-year record of accomplishments in creating and implementing successful marketing and communications programs within DTNA. He has extensive background managing and executing launches of
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Driver: Jan de Waal #LOUD SOUND! Thanks for watching! Give a ‘Like’ and comment. Bedankt voor het kijken! Geef een ‘Leuk’ en commentaar. Follow me on twitter and facebook! – https://twitter.com/RiiChArDW – https://www.facebook.com/truck.channelhd Visit http://www.riichardw.blogspot.nl/ for more video’s and pictures.
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Love’s Travel Stops today opened new stores in Illinois and North Dakota. Combined they offer professional drivers 176 new truck parking spots. The new Love’s in Channahon, Illinois is located off Interstate 55 and has 91 truck parking spaces, while the new location in Valley City, North Dakota is located off Interstate 94 and has 85
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We’re just now beginning to accept that we have to do things differently from what we have always done in order to maintain our aftertreatment systems. Photo: Jim Park We’ve had 14 years to figure it out, yet diesel particulate filter maintenance remains a nightmare for many fleets. Why do DPFs elicit such gnashing of
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A Groendyke Transport driver was recently honored for his efforts to avoid a head-on collision while driving in Florida. The Truckload Carriers Association named Morgan Kirkland, from Milton, Florida a Highway Angel for his skill in preventing a deadly head-on collision while transporting highly flammable methanol. The TCA explains: Morgan Kirkland, from Milton, Florida, was
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21st January 2021 An agreement has been signed by PACCAR and Aurora to develop, test and commercialise autonomous trucks.  Peterbilt and Kenworth cabs will be used for the project, which will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with Aurora Driver. Aurora provides a range of self-driving technologies, including hardware, software and operational services. These specific elements
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Photo: U.S. Xpress “2021 will be a story of contending tailwinds and headwinds,” says U.S. Xpress in a blog post about its 2021 Economic Forecast. The forecast, from one of the country’s largest and most forward-looking truckload fleets, looks at economic indicators such as GDP, unemployment, Class 8 truck orders and the Logistics’ Managers Index.
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Four tractor-trailers were among 13 vehicles involved in two related crashes on Interstate 90 in South Dakota Monday, Jan. 18. The driver of one of the rigs was injured and is facing charges. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said 13 vehicles were involved in the accidents in Sturgis, South Dakota Monday afternoon. Combined,
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