Equipment
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Bill Would Require EOBRs on All Trucks

Two U.S. senators, with the support of some of the nation’s largest trucking fleets, introduced legislation last week that would require all trucks to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor their drivers’ hours of service.

October 4, 2010
Business, Equipment

Schlecht Named Grand Champ at TMC’s SuperTech Contest

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jeffrey Schlecht, a 27-year-old rookie from Nebraska, staked his claim here as the grand champion of truck maintenance, pushing aside 102 other competitors, including three former SuperTech winners.

September 27, 2010
Business, Equipment

Some DPFs Have Defects, Truck, Engine Makers Say

RALEIGH, N.C. — Representatives of three major truck and engine makers candidly admitted to fleet maintenance directors meeting here that some performance results of diesel particulate filters have not worked out as well as originally anticipated.

September 27, 2010
Business, Equipment

Fleets Still Cautious on Adding Equipment

NEW YORK — Fleet executives warned that the continuing, though modest, rise in freight volumes won’t trigger an immediate surge in equipment orders.

September 20, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Amends EOBR Rule, Eases Technical Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week said it will not require the next generation of electronic onboard recorders to use a different type of computer connection than current models, or to operate in temperature extremes beyond the capability of existing systems.

September 20, 2010
Business, Equipment

TMC Meeting Agenda Includes CSA, Filters

Nearly 100 technicians will compete for national honors in truck maintenance next week in Raleigh, N.C., while fleet maintenance directors examine the details of the new federal CSA program, diesel particulate filters and the economic forecast for freight hauling.

September 13, 2010
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Garmin Recalls GPS Units; Trucks Not Affected

Garmin Ltd. recently recalled 796,000 Global Positioning System navigation units in the United States, but the company’s trucker-specific GPS navigation handheld was not affected, the company said.

Transport Topics
September 7, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Officials Say FMCSA May Seek Broader Mandate for EOBRs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is eyeing an even more expansive mandate for electronic onboard recorders than it indicated earlier this year, sources told Transport Topics.

September 6, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Services Index’s Growth Slows in August

The U.S. economy’s service sector expanded in August, though its pace of growth slowed, the Institute for Supply Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 3, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Manufacturing Index Improves in August

U.S. manufacturing activity increased in August, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 1, 2010

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