Pegasus TransTech adds ‘On-Demand’ service to Transflo Express scanning network

Pegasus TransTech announced a new document delivery and retrieval service that gives drivers the ability to print, fax or e-mail documents from its nationwide Transflo truck stop scanning network

NTSB calls out FMCSA on carrier oversight, asks agency to further restrict phone usage

NTSB has asked FMCSA to further restrict phone usage of commercial truck drivers by prohibiting the “hands-free” usage of portable electronic devices in light of a May 2013 crash. FMCSA oversight, however, also contributed to the accident, NTSB says.

Photos, video: CCJ takes Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ for a test drive

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test drive. Here are live tweets and video coverage from today's action.

FMCSA clarifies rule on hearing-impaired drivers, OKs them to hold CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued clarification recently on its English language rule, saying it does not bar hearing-impaired truckers who communicate in English, but do not speak, from having a CDL.

FedEx projects record holiday shipping season, plans to add 50,000 seasonal positions

FedEx is forecasting another record holiday, and projects Dec. 15 to be the busiest day in company history with a forecasted 22.6 million shipments moving around the world.

Delayed rulemakings: Agency’s work on speed limiters, raising insurance minimums running later than expected

Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process. Here's the latest.

Hauling Ebola: Dallas hazmat clean-up team’s story of transporting hospital’s waste

The “Cleaning Guys” have a new line item to add to their list of hauled contaminants: The Ebola virus. The Texas-based hazmat haulers and clean-up response service was on the front lines of the clean-up efforts in Dallas, where three Ebola patients have been treated. ...

Ryder opens new Charlotte, NC, maintenance and rental facility

Ryder System, Inc. announced the opening of its new maintenance and rental facility in Charlotte, N.C. – Ryder’s third operating location in the area.  The facility provides state-of-the-art maintenance and rental services for commercial fleets. Located at 201 Forsyth Hall, the facility features four drive-through maintenance repair ...

Peterbilt unveils Model 220 clear frame rail package

Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package), Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “This new option is ideal for customers in ...

Carrier Transicold boosts reefer unit warranties

Carrier Transicold has enhanced the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units.  “Vector systems deliver dual benefits of reduced maintenance and higher system reliability because they are less complex than conventional mechanical systems and comparative semi-electric systems,” said Patrick McDonald, product manager – trailer, ...

Truck tonnage remains level at record high in September

Truck tonnage was unchanged in September from August and remains at a record high, according to ATA data, and 2014’s third quarter average was the highest on record.

Bendix receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Overall Best Supplier of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy-Duty Trucks. Frost & Sullivan honored Bendix as the premier manufacturer of advanced safety enhancement products in the North American heavy-duty ...

Hino Trucks celebrates 30th anniversary in U.S.

Hino Trucks reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of more ...