Drivers

Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Editorial: One Champion, But Many Winners

By the time you read this, a new grand champion will have been crowned at the National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis.

August 15, 2016
Government

Online Database Could Ease Driver Detention, Experts Say

TT File Photo

The chronic problem of driver detention at shippers’ docks may be solved by allowing customers to grade a company’s business performance and publish it in an electronic database.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Business, Equipment

In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 3.2¢ to $2.316; Gasoline Dips 0.9¢ to $2.15

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 3.2 cents to $2.316, according to the Department of Energy, while oil prices continued to hover below $50 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Fall 6.1% in 2Q

Eric Pancer/Wikicommons

Intermodal freight shipments fell 6.1% in the second quarter from a year earlier, ending a string of 25 consecutive quarterly increases, hurt by fewer international and trailer shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America reported.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Government

Ontario Enhances Training for New Truckers

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Come next July 1, all residents of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province, who want to take a Class A road test to become commercial truck drivers must successfully complete an entry-level training course through an approved training provider.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Government

FMCSA Prompts Drivers to Look Out for Trucks

The country’s top truck safety agency is reminding motorists to check for blind spots and to distance their cars from commercial vehicles during their commutes as the busy summer traveling season wraps up.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Equipment, Business

Female-Friendly Equipment Prevents Injuries, Improves Ease of Use, Drivers, Suppliers Say

To help attract and retain female drivers, a number of fleets and manufacturers are adding specialized equipment to help reduce injuries and minimize the amount of strength needed to complete certain tasks, which contribute to a better life on the road.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
August 11, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Olympic Glory? We Prefer Glory in Safety

There’s a big, patriotic sporting event coming this summer. Contenders fly the flags of the places and people they represent and proudly wear uniforms to demonstrate their pride and allegiance. Fans, families and the media all fix their eyes on one storyline: “Who will emerge as the finest in their field and take home all the glory?”

August 8, 2016
Business

It's Difficult Finding Room for New Fueling Stations in Big Cities

NEW YORK — Densely populated cities present a challenge for alternative-fuel infrastructure because often there isn’t enough space, officials at one of nation’s largest waste operations said.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
July 25, 2016

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