Equipment
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Officials Outline Personal Conveyance Guidance

FMCSA Director Joe DeLorenzo DeLorenzo by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the second consecutive day, a meeting between truck drivers and federal regulators turned sour, with more than a dozen drivers yelling at regulatory officials attempting to have a peaceful presentation and question-and-answer session on hours of service and driver personal conveyance issues.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Focus at MATS Turns to Technology, Driver Recruiting

Exhibit hall floor at the Kentucky Exposition Center during 2018 MATS Attendees on the exhibit hall floor at the Kentucky Exposition Center on March 22 during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 21-24 (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The proliferation of technology for small carriers and a heavy focus on driver recruitment were among the leading themes of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, which went off with minimal disruption despite a major snowstorm prior to the annual event.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

More Powerful Charging Systems on the Rise

Homer Hogg of TA Truck Service Hogg by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Intermittent fault codes on a truck are often rooted in the starting and charging system, as so much of the truck depends on the electrical system, experts said at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

SuperFan Rick McClerkin Wins Peterbilt's 1 Millionth Truck

SuperFan winner Rick McClerkin McClerkin and Cantaloube enjoy the view from his new Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick McClerkin has been a Peterbilt truck lover since he was a kid. Now 61, he's officially the SuperFan and has a Model 567 to prove it.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment

New FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Grilled by Angry Drivers in Listening Session

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez Martinez by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In his first official “grass roots outreach” with a room full of truck drivers — and only a month on the job as the nation’s top trucking regulator — Ray Martinez said he hoped the session would not be “an angry event.” It was.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Mayor Says Driverless Cars Are ‘Future of the Streets’

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Days after a fatal self-driving-car collision in Arizona, six makers of driverless vehicles came to San Francisco on March 22 to demonstrate their technology — and emphasize its safety features — to city leaders and public-safety officers.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Kicks Off This Weekend in Louisiana

The journey to the National Truck Driving Championships has begun.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2018
Business, Equipment

Haldex Reports Mixed 2017 Results as Key Market Rises

Haldex brakes A worker adjusts brakes at a Haldex manufacturing plant. (TT File Photo)

Commercial vehicle supplier Haldex AB reported mixed fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results amid an improved North American market, and as it successfully fended off an attempted takeover.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

After Uber Crash, Florida Still Welcomes Free-Range Robot Cars

Ford has chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet. (Ford)

The anything-goes approach meant to bring autonomous vehicles to Florida won’t change after the first fatal collision.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as April Enforcement Ramp-Up Nears

FMCSA officials Joe DeLorenzo, Bill Mahorney FMCSA officials Mahorney (seated) and DeLorenzo discuss ELD enforcement during a seminar March 22, part of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 21-24. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The federal mandate of electronic logging devices has been in effect since late last year, but some truckers still have lingering questions about the finer points of the regulation as tougher enforcement nears.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 23, 2018

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