Business

Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Autonomous

DTNA’s Daum Cautious on Speed Limiters, Autonomous Expectations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The growing importance of fleets being able to regulate the speed of individual trucks through remote, over-the-air engine updates should be taken into account as the federal government considers a mandate requiring heavy-duty vehicles to utilize speed limiters, the president of Daimler Trucks North America said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Business

Fleets Play Large Role in Development, Launch of New Freightliner Cascadia

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The first viewing of the new Freightliner Cascadia was not one eye-catching showpiece, but instead featured a dozen trucks — one from each of 12 of its largest customers.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Business

July Tonnage Rises 0.3%

Truck tonnage in July continued to reflect a struggling freight environment, posting a 0.3% year-over-year gain that was the smallest this year, and declining 2.1% from June, American Trucking Associations reported.

Rip Watson and Ari Ashe | Staff Reporters
August 29, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: SOLAS Container Weight Rule Reaches Critical Milestones

Approximately 10% of ocean cargo may cite an inaccurate weight, according to Loadstar. In 2015, an estimated 16.3 million out of 200.5 million TEUs, or industry- standard 20-foot-equivalent container units, of cargo were shipped without an accurate measurement, which speaks to an industrywide problem.

August 29, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: CDL or Bust

For the last week, our collective eyes here at Transport Topics have been fixated on a school outside Louisville, Kentucky.

August 29, 2016
Business

Truckload Pricing Ticks Up After Pressure in First Half

TT File Photo

Recent reports that track freight rates could be showing initial signs of improvement in truckload pricing, which has been under intensified pressure this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016
Business

Facing Increasing Regulatory, Business Pressures, Private Fleets Seek Assistance With Compliance

Corporate fleet owners are spending more on training, upgrading equipment and doing more to recognize their best-performing drivers, according to executives interviewed for Transport Topics’ 2016 Top 100 list of largest private carriers in North America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 29, 2016
Business

US Fleet Size Surpasses 4 Million, Report Says

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The number of U.S. Class 8 vehicles in operation topped 4 million for the first time, clearing it by 9,000 vehicles, IHS Automotive reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Pilot Program Allows Vets Ages 18-21 to Work as Interstate Drivers

U.S. Army

Federal trucking regulators have announced plans to conduct a three-year pilot project to allow truckers between the ages of 18 and 21 with military truck driving experience to operate in interstate commerce.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016

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