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Mack Adds Digital Feature to Roadside Assistance Service

Mack A Mack Anthem on the road. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks announced it added a digital tracking feature to expand its Mack OneCall 24/7 roadside assistance service and support offered through the Mack Uptime Center.

March 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

SEC Plan Would Require Climate-Change Risk Disclosures

 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Companies will need to reveal detailed information about their greenhouse gas pollution under a proposed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plan, marking a major shift in how corporations must show they are dealing with climate change.

March 21, 2022
Government, Equipment, Safety

N.H. Removes Entry-Level Driver Technicality

Getty image of truck on a driving course Without the new law, New Hampshire would not have been in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. (gk-gmt/Getty Images)

A New Hampshire law preventing licensing of new entry-level truck drivers has been changed with the governor’s signing of immediate legislation to comply with new federal requirements.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Manufacturers Remain Cautious About Finding Supply Chain Solutions

Tires on forklift Tire industry leaders feel projections for a return to normalcy in 2022 might be too optimistic. (Yokohama)

Commercial tiremakers are feeling a different type of March Madness dealing with their supply chains.

Jack Ferry | Special to Transport Topics
March 21, 2022
Business, Safety

Improve Inspector Relationships. Improve Truck Inspection Results.

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Program Aired: March 17, 2022. Roadside inspections are a necessary part of trucking. Sooner or later every truck is pulled in for an inspection.

March 17, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Wyoming Officials Put Alternative to I-80 on Funding Wish List

I-80 A tractor-trailer passes under an electronic road sign on Interstate 80 between Cheyenne, and Laramie, Wyo. (Willowpix/Getty Images)

Despite a possible $6 billion cost, Wyoming transportation officials hope the federal government will fund an alternative route to a hazardous 100-mile stretch of the Interstate 80 mountain corridor where hurricane-force winds and snow cause accidents, heavy truck blow-overs and supply chain disruptions.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Suspend Operations in Russia, Ukraine

UPS truck in Moscow A UPS delivery van in Moscow. (UPS Inc.)

Transportation companies have been suspending operations in Russia and Ukraine amid the ongoing war between the countries.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Study: SUVs, Pickups More Likely to Hit Pedestrians Than Cars

pedestrians Pedestrians in a crosswalk. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

DETROIT — Drivers of bigger vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs are more likely to hit pedestrians while making turns than drivers of cars, according to a new study.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 17, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon, Walmart Online Orders Likely Delayed by China Lockdowns

Amazon Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Orders placed with global e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Walmart may be delayed by virus lockdowns and restrictions in some of China’s key manufacturing hubs, according to an industry body.

March 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FourKites Unveils Initiative to Reduce Supply Chain Emissions

FourKites announced its Net Zero initiative to help companies achieve organizational goals to reduce supply chain emissions.

March 14, 2022