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  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • Operational costs of trucking are rising

    October 2, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The operational costs of trucking increased 6% in 2017, to US$1.69 per mile, according to the latest Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. The report was published by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs

  • News Technology

    Yokohama opens new R&D center

    October 2, 2018 7:48AM by Truck News

    CORNELIUS, N.C. – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina. The 25,000 sq.-ft. facility replaces a temporary facility it has used in Concord, N.C., since 2016. “In 1969 – almost 50 years

  • Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 1:36PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

  • Alberta truckers needed for study on driver health

    August 29, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Calling all Alberta truck drivers…come in Alberta truckers. The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Public Health is looking for long-haul truck drivers from Alberta to participate in a study that will collect information on their health and

  • Women drivers safer than men, ATRI finds

    August 1, 2018 10:07AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way remain the top two driving behaviors that predict future crashes, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says. And when it comes to a battle of

  • NAIT partners with industry to offer low-carbon fuel to long-haul segment

    November 9, 2017 1:30PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has partnered with industry stakeholders to bring low-carbon fuel that can withstand all weather conditions to the long-haul truck segment. Working with Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport, and Oberon Fuels,

  • Lack of truck parking costly for drivers: ATRI

    December 13, 2016 2:28PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A lack of truck parking is costing professional drivers in the US an average of US$4,600 in lost wages each year, as they spend time looking for parking spots that otherwise could have gone towards revenue-generating driving.

  • Feature Health & Safety

    HOW ABOUT A $25 TIMMY’S GIFT CARD FOR DISCUSSING DRIVER HEALTH?

    April 14, 2015 1:17PM by James Menzies

    A researcher in the United Kingdom is looking to interview Canadian long-haul truck drivers about how they access information about health, well-being and physical activity while on the road. Dr. Paul Gorczynski told me he received a great response from

  • Alberta and BC becoming connected vehicle technologies testing sites

    October 23, 2014 10:47AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — The federal government has committed $1.3 million to get vehicles and infrastructure communicating with each other. ACTIVE-AURORA is a three-year research and study project being led by the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia

  • PIT researcher talks EOBR standard at PMTC conference

    June 23, 2014 10:01AM by Sonia Straface

    KING CITY, Ont. – The wheels are finally rolling on Canada’s EOBR mandate. Adime Kofi Bonsi a researcher for FPInnovations’s Performance Innovation Transport – a company that tests and analyzes third-party technologies and has worked with over 50 fleets ­–

  • ACT Research publishes comprehensive global trailer outlook

    June 16, 2014 10:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research has published its Global Trailer Market Analysis and Forecast 2009-2016, which it says is the first such collection of trailer information, data, insights and forecasts. The 70-plus page report covers the North American, Asia, Europe,