Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ryder Adds Maintenance Options at Texas Facility

Ryder System

Ryder System Inc. upgraded its maintenance facility in Grapevine, Texas, to service both diesel and advanced fuel vehicles.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

TA Opens Expanded Call Center for Roadside Assistance

TA sign Hillary Hartley/Flickr

TA Truck Service, a unit of TravelCenters of America, moved its national call center to a 32,000-square-foot facility so its RoadSquad unit can expand its customer base to provide services for additional fleets nationwide.

Transport Topics
September 11, 2017

Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output; Effort to Be Funded by $71.4 Million from VW

Ohio traffic Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ohio expects to receive $71.4 million from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement between 2017 and 2027 to fund projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from commercial trucks and other sources in the transportation sector, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

Oregon Highway Funding Bill Thrown Into Peril as Deadline Looms

Oregon welcome sign Oregon DOT/Flickr

SALEM — State lawmakers drafting a multibillion-dollar package of infrastructure upgrades say the plan is in jeopardy and may not pass this year.

Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
June 21, 2017
Equipment, Business

Reining in Rising Maintenance Costs


Fleet managers are relying more on high-tech shop equipment, technology-savvy technicians, efficient shop practices and flexible preventive maintenance scheduling in efforts to rein in the rising maintenance costs inherent with the complexity of today's trucks.

Jim Galligan | Contributing Writer
March 17, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: First TMC Meeting Proved Unforgettable

As officers of American Trucking Associations, we are tasked with guiding the professional management of ATA and representing ATA at our federation partners’ meetings and industry events. In recent years, we also have assigned an officer as steward of ATA’s most prominent and important programs. For example, First Vice Chairman Kevin Burch has overseen our industry image movement, Trucking Moves America Forward, while Second Vice Chairman Dave Manning is our officer contact for LEAD ATA, our emerging leaders program. As part of this effort, I have the honor to be the officer serving as liaison to the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council, or TMC.

August 15, 2016
Business, Equipment

In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016

Ontario Enhances Training for New Truckers

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Come next July 1, all residents of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province, who want to take a Class A road test to become commercial truck drivers must successfully complete an entry-level training course through an approved training provider.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016

More Fleets Turn to EC Transmissions

Allison Transmission Inc.

In less than five years, electronically controlled, or EC, transmissions have gone from a “maybe” option for a few fleets to the majority spec in new trucks.

Jim Galligan | Contributing Writer
August 12, 2016
Equipment, Business, Technology

Cab Seat Technology Addresses Driver Health Concerns

Driving a truck for hours on end day after day takes its toll on the body, but the engineers of today’s cab seats are doing more than ever to address driver health and comfort concerns. These seats offer an array of features that soothe body aches and pains, reduce vibration and accommodate the range of body sizes.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 12, 2016