Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Industry Groups Unite to Develop New App Aimed at Making Truck Parking Easier to Find

Sean McNally/American Trucking Associations

WASHINGTON — Industry groups announced they will launch a free truck parking smartphone app in August, joining several from the private sector already in place.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Western Star Debuts Transforming Truck

Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

MOUNTVILLE, S.C. — Western Star has launched an off-road truck capable of swapping truck bodies within minutes, enabling operators to use the same chassis for multiple applications.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 23, 2016

UPS Exec Urges Passage of Trade Pact, Says Protectionism Hurts Supply Chain

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON — Protectionism has become a political issue that is a threat to an efficient global supply chain, world trade and the critical importance of making the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement a reality, a top UPS Inc. official said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Poor Driver Health a Serious Problem

Quite often when we use the word “health” in stories, it refers to company profits, freight demand or the economy at large. Similarly, many of our stories involving truck drivers have to do with pay and turnover. That is what you expect from a business-to-business publication.

May 16, 2016
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Climbs to 2016 High

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average diesel price rose for the 10th time in 11 weeks, this time by 6.8 cents a gallon to $2.266 — the highest price since just before Christmas, the Department of Energy reported May 2.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 9, 2016

Program to Allow In-Transit Canadian Freight by Truck to Resume Through United States

TT File Photo

Shipments that begin and end in Canada, but travel through a portion of the United States, are likely to resume late this year or in early 2017 — a practice that was suspended for more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Diesel Merry-Go-Round

The national average retail price for diesel has increased by 14.4% over the most recent 11 weeks. Such a sentence would normally give fleet managers the creeps, invoking the specter of a dreaded fuel spiral.

May 9, 2016

Truckers' Use of Seat Belts Increases as Fatal Crashes Decline, Data Show

A closer look at fatality and injury data released last month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed increased use of seat belts by truck drivers but more trucks involved in fatal crashes in work zones.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Regulatory Policies, Driver Commendation, HOS, Fatigue

This week's letters address traffic, a driver commendation, HOS policy and driver fatigue.

May 2, 2016
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Video Intelligence Can Safeguard Your Business

If you had an extra $2 million to spend on your fleet, what would you do with it? I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that most fleet owners would earmark the cash for capital expenditures or personnel development.

May 2, 2016