2018 MCE

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Shortage Repeats as Top Concern in ATRI Industry Survey

ATRI booth at MCE The ATRI booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second year in a row, the national shortage of qualified truck drivers is considered the industry’s most pressing concern, according to an annual report prepared by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology

SmartDrive, Geotab Announce Data Integration Agreement

SmartDrive booth at MCE2018 The SmartDrive booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Video-safety company SmartDrive Systems and telematics provider Geotab have announced a collaboration through which information collected via SmartDrive’s data collection hub can be used with Geotab’s mobile app for a variety of compliance and productivity services, the companies announced here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 30, 2018
Government, Business

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam Defines the Qualified Candidate for Truckers

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Haslam by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas ­— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had some advice for truckers on the type of candidate to vote for in the midterm elections — but he didn’t name any names.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell Lubricants Launches ProAcademy Web-Based Training

John Walters John Walters makes the announcement at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Shell Lubricants announced the launch for fleet customers and noncustomers alike of Shell ProAcademy, an online modular learning tool intended to educate and retain technicians.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line Perform for Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Carrie Underwood at the Freighliner dinner Country superstar Carrie Underwood performs at the Freightliner customer appreciation dinner at Austin City Limits. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line performed back-to-back sets at the legendary music venue Austin City Limits to cap off the 2018 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation dinner.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

EBE Launches InfoStream to Provide Regulatory Compliance Services

Steve Wilhelms Steve Wilhelms makes a point at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — EBE Technologies has established a new company, InfoStream, to provide management services that complement its core transportation software business.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2018
Business

Gainful Recruiting Hinges on Company Presentation, Experts Say

Company Presentation Johnson (left), Becker, Brenny and Lotardo address the audience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Trucking firms can successfully recruit and retain young drivers by presenting an honest, cohesive image of their companies, according to a panel of industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology

Decisiv Broadens Options for Managing Service-Related Data

Decisiv Hyatt speaks with media during the press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Decisiv Inc., a provider of service-relationship management solutions for fleets, announced Explore, a data analytics reporting tool that gives customers greater control in drilling down into the raw service-related data and customizing reports.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking U Introduces Students to Career Opportunities

Trucking U students at MCE College students, who participate in American Trucking Associations' Trucking U program, attend MCE to learn about career opportunities in the industry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — The trucking industry presents more career opportunities for young people than college and high school graduates may realize, university students said here during an educational program held at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 30, 2018
Business, Safety

America’s Road Team Captain Herschel Evans Honored for Charitable Work

Chris Spear and Herschel Evans Chris Spear (left) and Herschel Evans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Herschel Evans is the first recipient of the Trucking Cares Foundation Premier Achievement Award. Evans, a driver for Holland and an America’s Road Team captain, was presented with an oversize check for $5,000 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 29.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
October 30, 2018

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