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Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 8: Trucking in the Aviation Bill

House Republican leaders have yet to provide details of a temporary extension that would authorize federal aviation programs. Current authorization for those programs expires at the end of the month.

March 8, 2016
Business, Technology

Execs Retool Industry Message to Attract Younger Technicians

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The key to solving the trucking industry’s shortage of qualified technicians lies in developing the workers of tomorrow rather than recruiting from the shrinking pool of experienced technicians, maintenance executives and business leaders said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 7, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Studies on Complex V2V Challenges Underway, NHTSA Engineer Says

U.S. Department of Transportation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An engineer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said advances in vehicle-to-vehicle communications are accelerating and that new studies are under way to address several critical and complex issues.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 7, 2016
Business, Technology

SkyBitz Launches Chassis Tracking Device

Telematics provider SkyBitz said it is offering an intermodal chassis tracking device with the capability to track equipment movements in an effort to improve service and reduce delays.

March 4, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Training, Outreach Key to Solving Technician Shortage, Maintenance Execs Say

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The key to solving the technician shortage lies in developing the workers of tomorrow rather than recruiting from the shrinking pool of experienced technicians, maintenance executives and business leaders said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 3, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 1: Darling’s Nomination

On March 3, members of the Senate Commerce Committee will have a chance to voice their concerns about Scott Darling’s qualifications to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration when the panel votes on his nomination. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the committee’s chairman, told Transport Topics several committee members had raised concerns about Darling’s “depth of experience” on key trucking issues.

March 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TrackPoint, Stemco Partner on Trailer Monitoring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TrackPoint Systems and Stemco have partnered to provide tire pressure and mileage monitoring for untethered trailers.

February 29, 2016
Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb on Driver Recruitment and Retention

Mulero, Manning, Bruster by Transport Topics

Whether you’re a fleet recruiter or a driver, pick up some practical tips from the replay of our LiveOnWeb program that took a new look at driver recruitment and retention. TCW Inc. President Dave Manning and UPS Freight driver Henry Bruster, as well as recruiting experts, joined us.

February 25, 2016
Business, Technology

Orders for Capital Goods Climb by Most Since June 2014

Natalie Behring/Bloomberg News

Orders for U.S. capital goods rebounded in January by the most since June 2014, representing a pause in manufacturing’s downturn.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC 2016 Live Blog

Transport Topics' live coverage of the 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville Feb. 29-March 3, 2016.

February 24, 2016

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