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  • Chevron debuts Delo Traveling Technology Lab 

    August 22, 2019 2:30PM by Abdul Latheef

    DALLAS, Texas – Lubricants giant Chevron Products Co. has marked the 20th anniversary of its popular Delo Truck by launching the Delo Traveling Technology Lab at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Thursday. The lab features virtual (VR)

  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index surges 6.6% in July

    August 20, 2019 1:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 6.6% in July after falling 1.2% in June, the organization said Tuesday. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June, it

  • Daimler bolsters customer experience

    August 8, 2019 2:59PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. –Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the creation of a new customer experience organization, and named Paul Romanaggi as its chief. The new organization will lead future transformative efforts across the DTNA business, including Freightliner, Western Star

  • Schneider Bulk launches electronic report form

    August 6, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Transportation and logistics provider Schneider has launched an electronic Driver Report Form (eDRF) in its bulk division to improve the driver and customer experience. “This new tool dramatically improves what had been a tedious and time-consuming

  • NACV Show offers Dealership Incentive Program

    August 6, 2019 12:55PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) has launched a Dealership Incentive Program to encourage dealers to invite their fleet customers and prospects to attend the event in Atlanta in October. Under the program, after a

  • AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires Unitrans

    August 6, 2019 11:00AM by Truck News

    ITASCA, Ill. – Supply chain solutions provider AIT Worldwide Logistics has announced the acquisition of Unitrans International Corp., a freight forwarder with expertise in specialized services. The acquisition is the company’s largest to date, and follows last year’s deals to

  • U.S. freight environment remains weak

    August 6, 2019 10:09AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. demand for and transportation of goods in the second quarter of 2019 remained weak despite an economic growth of 2.1%, FTR said Tuesday. The freight transportation forecaster estimates that GDP for the Goods Transport Sector rose

  • NACFE urges fleets to invest in idle-reduction technologies

    July 30, 2019 1:22PM by Abdul Latheef

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — The organization dedicated to improving freight efficiency in North America is urging fleets to invest in idle-reduction technologies to attract and retain drivers. The recommendation was contained in the latest Confidence Report, released Tuesday by the

  • Trucking associations unveil infrastructure wish list

    July 19, 2019 3:25PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its partners at provincial trucking associations have unveiled a wish list of infrastructure priorities that could improve road-based trade. The need to invest in truck parking and border capabilities is among

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge to 10-year low in June

    July 19, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary U.S. trailer orders for June fell to the lowest level since September 2009 to 5,500 units, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. It said the orders were down 53% month-over-month, and 70% year-over-year. Dry van orders were

  • U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

    July 16, 2019 11:25AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday. “This is an important

  • Freightliner’s online community deepens focus on careers

    July 11, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner Trucks has expanded its Team Run Smart career- and business-improvement platform to include a deeper focus on employment opportunities, the company said Thursday. There are some 63,000 members in the online community, which was launched in

  • Study praises China’s deployment of electric trucks

    July 2, 2019 11:04AM by Truck News

    BASALT, Colo. – The Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen is taking a leadership role in deploying electrical logistical vehicles for urban freight movement, setting an example for other cities worldwide, a report said on Monday. The study was released by

  • Logo collector tells the story of ‘fallen flags’

    July 2, 2019 8:36AM by Abdul Latheef

    CLIFFORD, Ont. – Dale Bridge has been collecting trucking company logos for nearly 45 years, and for the first time, the American historian brought thousands of them to the Antique and Classic Truck Show in Clifford, Ont. “I’ve 3,000 here

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules