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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

DOT IG to Audit FRA Vehicle-Train Collision Data

Vehicle-Train Collision Shutterstock

Citing a persistent increase in the number of vehicle-train collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in recent years, the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has informed the Federal Railroad Administration that it is conducting an audit of the agency’s incident data.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla’s RoboTaxi Worth a Fraction of Waymo, Morgan Stanley Says

RoboTaxi Musk (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

Tesla has let more than a few investors down of late, and one part of the company hasn’t quite lived up to expectations at Morgan Stanley either.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Truckers to Call for More Safety Measures on Alaska’s Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway A view of Dalton Highway. (Alaska Department of Transportation)

Representatives of the Alaskan trucking community plan to call for improved maintenance efforts along Dalton Highway, a harrowing route in the northeastern part of the state that became the site of a driver’s fatal crash Aug. 24.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Manac Completes Acquisition of Trailer Maker Alutrec

Manac Manac flatbed trailers at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Manac Inc., Canada’s largest semi-trailer manufacturer, completed the acquisition of Alutrec Inc., a manufacturer specializing in the design and production of aluminum semi-trailers.

Transport Topics
September 4, 2018
Business, Equipment

Sioux City Kenworth Relocates to Larger Site

Sioux City Kenworth Sioux City Kenworth (Kenworth)

Sioux City Kenworth has moved its full-service dealership to a new building located on a major truck route in Sioux City, Iowa.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Launches New Website

Meritor booth at TMC 2017 TMC 2017 attendees visit the Meritor booth. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor Inc. has launched a new meritor.com website that enhances the user experience and showcases the company’s extensive history, global reach, broad product portfolio and commitment to social responsibility.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

DOJ, Trailer Manufacturers Argue Over Regulations

Trailer Manufacturers A C.R. England Inc. trailer. (Stemco)

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and trailer manufacturers are sparring in court over just how much information the government should provide in a lawsuit about whether truck trailers should for the first time be subject to federal emissions requirements.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Aperia Offers Chrome Wheel Cover Option

Chrome Wheel Cover Aperia's Carter speaks during an industry tradeshow in 2017. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Aperia Technologies Inc., a supplier of tire-inflation technologies for commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, announced the release of a new chrome cover for the Halo Tire Inflator.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Factory Installs Aero Devices for P.A.M.

Aerodynamic Device P.A.M. Transportation will be adding 550 new Peterbilt 579 trucks to its fleet with FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits factory installed by Peterbilt. (FlowBelow Aero Inc.)

P.A.M. Transportation Services is beginning to take delivery of 550 new Peterbilt Motors Co. trucks that the manufacturer will factory install with FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits, the aftermarket supplier announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 29, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Flatbed Companies Offer Drivers Incentives, Focus on Training to Keep Cargo Secure

Truck driver securing cargo Securing cargo requires additional work as well as training for flatbed drivers to ensure loads are properly secured. (Ancra)

Flatbed carriers haul a wide variety of cargo, but securing that cargo requires extra work from drivers. To attract and retain those drivers, flatbed companies said they’re offering incentives and investing heavily in equipment and training to ensure loads are properly secured.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2018

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