Fleets

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
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
Perspective, 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
Business, Safety

FDA Issues Food Safety Rule

Thermo King Corp.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued its final rule establishing new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by truck and rail, to guard against food contamination.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2016
Editorial, Business

Prepping for Electronic Logging

Even without truck and engine makers exhibiting at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, the event offered a good opportunity to take the pulse of drivers.

April 11, 2016
Business

Carriers Pull Out All Stops to Recruit Drivers at MATS

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unlike past years at the Mid-America Trucking Show, it was the 100-fleet-strong driver recruiting pavilion in the smaller West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center that had the most consistent foot traffic, as the show marked its first year without a single truck maker and several other large suppliers exhibiting in the South Wing, the largest and traditionally busiest section.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 11, 2016
Business, Autonomous

MATS to Remain Annual Event Despite Challenges, Planner Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Mid-America Trucking Show will maintain its annual schedule for the “foreseeable future,” the president of Exhibit Management Associates told Transport Topics.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 11, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ELD Mandate Compliance Vexes Some Smaller Fleets

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Small- and medium-size trucking fleets continue to wrestle with the federal electronic logging mandate, with some finding pleasant surprises and others making operational changes as a result of the transition away from paper, executives said at an industry conference.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 11, 2016
Government

Video: Truckers Criticize FMCSA's New Initiatives

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dozens of commercial drivers and industry stakeholders criticized federal trucking regulators’ initiatives at a Mid-America Trucking Show forum here April 1.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Mid-America Trucking Show Enters a New Era

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A very different Mid-America Trucking Show runs this week, one that will not feature displays by any heavy-duty truck or engine manufacturers.

March 31, 2016

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