Business, Fuel

Study Finds Continued Savings for 17 Fleets Through Use of Fuel-Efficient Technologies

Seventeen trucking fleets realized a 3% increase in fuel savings in 2015, equally about a half-billion dollars, compared with the national average by adopting fuel-efficient technologies, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016

Wal-Mart’s White Captures National Truck Driving Championship

White by John Sommers II for TT

INDIANAPOLIS — At a practice session about a week before veteran Wal-Mart Transportation driver Charles “Mike” White hopped into a 3-axle truck to negotiate the nerve-wracking National Truck Driving Championships “skills” course, fellow company driver and last year’s grand champ Ronald Emenheiser Sr. made a prediction.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2016

Mobile Apps, Reserved Spaces Help Drivers Locate Available Parking

Petro Stopping Centers

Industry organizations, major truck stop chains, government officials and a Silicon Valley startup are all attempting to help truck drivers with one of their most pressing challenges today — finding a place to park.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016

In Essence, Boyd Bros. Trucker Charlie Walker has Driven to the Moon and Back Six Times

Charlie Walker is in an exclusive club, having driven more than 3 million miles over three decades with nary a fender bender for Birmingham, Alabama-based transportation company Boyd Bros.

Tony Adams | Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer
August 17, 2016

Trucker Path Offers New App Feature for Truck Stop Owners

Trucker Path announced a new app feature that lets truck stop owners provide drivers with information about parking spots, amenities and services.

August 15, 2016
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

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 | Senior 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