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NJ Transit’s Angry Riders Prompt Crew Training to Stem Assaults

New Jersey Transit train A New Jersey Transit train arrives at the station in Secaucus, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

A soaring number of physical assaults on New Jersey Transit employees have led the agency to step up anti-violence training as bus and train riders vent about crowding and cancellations.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Next-Gen Bendix Wingman Technology Available on Mack Models

Mack truck with Bendix Wingman Mack Trucks

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced the addition of next-generation Bendix Wingman safety technology to the company’s models from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Canadian Trucking Alliance Will Continue Push for Drug and Alcohol Testing Program

Marijuana plants Recreational use of cannabis became legal in Canada in October 2018. (Getty Images)

The Canadian Trucking Alliance will continue to urge government officials, including those recently elected, to establish a drug and alcohol testing program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Crane Simulator Trains Baltimore Longshoremen Without Disrupting Dock Operations

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore bought a $500,000 simulator this year to train crane operators at the Port of Baltimore without affecting the day-to-day loading and unloading of cargo.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Great Dane Introduces ‘FleetPulse’ Smart Trailer System

Great Dane Mike Molitor, Great Dane’s director of business development, speaks at the press conference. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Great Dane has introduced FleetPulse, its new smart trailer telematics system that is the result of a three-year project. It is available now and intended to begin to prepare a foundation for trailers in the emerging world of electrification, autonomy and smart distribution centers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Five Indicted in New Orleans Over Allegations of ‘Staged’ Accident With Truck

Covenant Transport Services truck Covenant attorneys James Prather and Bowman Fetzer, of New Orleans law firm Galloway Johnson, said they spent at least three months investigating the accident. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A federal grand jury in New Orleans has indicted five individuals on six counts of an alleged wire fraud conspiracy in connection with a 2017 auto accident with a tractor-trailer that prosecutors say was staged.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Maximizing Truck Maintenance

Truck Maintenance Southeastern Freight Lines started to implement Lean strategies in its shops in 2016. (Southeastern Freight Lines)

Manufacturing first embraced Lean and Six Sigma techniques — tools and strategies to improve business processes — in the 1980s, and the concepts are gaining ground in truck maintenance shops. Those in the trucking industry who have applied Lean or Six Sigma processes said they can cut waste and increase their shops’ efficiency.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACV to Feature Top Truck Makers, Industry Suppliers

2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show View of the inaugural 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. This year's show covers more exhibition space.

The trucking industry’s premier players are set to land in Atlanta for the biennial North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Fireworks Companies Seek HOS Exemption From FMCSA

A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth A driver relaxes in his sleeper berth. (Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

Two pyrotechnics companies have asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant them exemption from certain hours-of-service rules.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

More Groups Advocating For Highway Bill, Infrastructure Push Congress

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

A coalition of nearly 40 prominent infrastructure stakeholders has urged the powerful Republican leader of the U.S. Senate to set up consideration for a comprehensive highway bill this year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019

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