Business, Equipment, Safety

Jacobs Launches Less Complex Engine Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced its 1.5 Stroke HPD, a new variation of the innovative high power density engine brake that the company introduced on a demonstration truck in 2016.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology

International Launches Industry Forum

Navistar International Mark Elias/Bloomberg

International Truck, a unit of Navistar Inc., announced it is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, to discuss emerging trends and topics that are driving industry change.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Supply Chain Survey Shows Job Satisfaction High, but Women Earn Less

Warehouse Getty Images

The average salary for supply chain professionals in 2017 was $85,210, and nearly all say they are highly satisfied with their jobs, according to a salary survey by APICS, the association for supply chain management.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Equipment

VW’s MAN to Become Leaner as Parent Weighs Split, Truck IPO

Truck cabins pass along a quality check line inside the MAN SE factory, operated by Volkswagen AG, in Munich, Germany, on May 16. (Matthias Doering/Bloomberg News)

MAN SE will take steps to become more profitable as owner Volkswagen AG prepares to split the 260- year-old German industrial conglomerate and potentially sell a stake in its commercial vehicles division to outside investors.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Express Driver Mark Brundage Takes Home Top Prize in Virginia Championships

Virginia is for lovers, and Mark Brundage loves the 4-axle. Finishing first in the class, Brundage earned the best-in-show trophy at the state’s annual truck driving championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Technical College Unveils Transportation Academy

Albany Technical College

During a recent forum focusing on the region’s workforce, Southern Ag Carriers President Hugh Nall lamented that finding qualified CDL drivers was a difficult task for the company.

May 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Arizona State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners from the 2018 Arizona Truck Driving Championships on April 14 in Tempe, Ariz., at Diablo Stadium.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Dashes Hopes for Quick NAFTA Deal Amid ‘Gaping’ Differences

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s chief NAFTA negotiator said the United States, Canada and Mexico are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact as U.S. lawmakers warn that time is almost up to reach a agreement that can pass the current Congress.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

American Roadtrippers to Face $3 a Gallon Gas This Summer

Memorial Day 2017 traffic Northbound traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway, leading out of Manhattan, on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend last year. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

U.S. drivers might be feeling flush after getting tax cuts amid a growing economy as they embark on the summer driving season, but road trips will cost more this year.

Barbara Powell
May 17, 2018