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Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Parking Shortage Worsens

John Sommers II/ Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2015
Business, Autonomous

New Truck Registrations Rise; US Heavy-Duty Fleet Expands

A hot second quarter pushed U.S. registrations of new, heavy-duty trucks during the first half of this year 20% above last year’s pace, providing another sign that fleets remain confident about freight demand to come, IHS Automotive reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 31, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

PeopleNet to Roll Out New Platform, Adding Android Devices, Driver Apps

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

PHOENIX — PeopleNet will launch the next evolution of its fleet-management platform next month, incorporating its latest mobile technology and adding Android-based devices to its product line, the company said here at its annual user conference.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 31, 2015
Government, Business

House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Trucking Sees Economic Boost

The House approved a bill intended to speed free trade deals, legislation that is backed by business groups and the Obama administration.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
June 18, 2015
Business

UPS’ 3Q Income Improves

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc.’s third-quarter profit rose from a year ago and the company said it expects its December shipments to rise 11%.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
October 24, 2014
Business, Government

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ATA Appeal in L.A. Port Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from American Trucking Associations in ATA’s lawsuit over what it calls “burdensome” requirements the Port of Los Angeles has put on fleets serving the port, the court said.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2013
Government, Business

Bill Calls for Hair Testing for Drug Use; DOT Warns Marijuana Remains Illegal

A House bill introduced Wednesday would create a pilot program to test truck drivers’ hair strands for evidence of illegal drug use.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2012
Business, Technology

Software Companies Help Trucking Companies Gain Snapshot of Their Financial Performance

New accounting software applications enable truck­ing companies to do far more than digitize their general ledger.

With programs now available, businesses can turn mountains of raw accounting data into computerized snapshots of a fleet’s financial status.

Dan Leone | Staff Reporter
January 1, 2012
Business

CARB Reminds Truckers of Jan. 1 Compliance Deadline

ThinkStock.com

The California Air Resources Board has reminded heavy diesel truck owners that new emission rules take effect Jan. 1 and they may need to report their compliance online.

Greg Johnson | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2011
Business

Con-way Freight Driver Named Truck Driving Grand Champion

NTDC Champion Paul Phillips — Jon Sommers for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul Phillips, a Con-Way Freight driver from Coarsegold, Calif., was named the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

Greg Johnson | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2011