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Volvo’s SuperTruck is part evolution, part revolution

Rush Enterprises bolstering telematics package

Within RushCare Service Connect, telematics customers have visibility to all the Geotab faults on their fleet vehicles and can schedule service within the portal at ...

FMCSA re-opens comment period on request for driver drug testing changes

Despite the current dust-up over hair sample testing, it’s been settled long-term. The FAST Act highway funding law passed in 2015 opens the door for ...

What will Volvo’s SuperTruck II look like?

Volvo unveiled the company's SuperTruck prototype in Washington D.C. late last year, bringing closure to a development process that took engineers and designers 5 years ...

Upstart company looks to rival Uber-owned Otto in race to trucking autonomy

The company has already been testing its truck on public roads in Nevada.

TMW Systems adds new intermodal features to TruckMate software

TMW Systems has expanded features in its TruckMate transportation management system for intermodal service.

‘There’s more freight coming your way’ in 2017, trucking economist contends

Carriers should, if current indicators hold true, prepare for better freight volume in 2017, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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Top 250 acquisition: Central Freight plans to purchase Wilson Trucking

Central Freight President and CEO Don Orr says the acquisition will allow the company to expand further into the Southeastern U.S., where Wilson primarily operates.

SambaSafety acquires Vigillo; companies plan to offer ‘single dashboard’ for driver risk management

SambaSafety plans to create a risk identification and mitigation dashboard that combines both MVR and CSA data for fleets.

January trailer orders soar over 2016

Trailer orders have totaled 234,000 units for the past 12 months.

PacLease adds to its emergency roadside assistance program

PacLease says added diagnostic visibility, along with the company's Call Center, can help coordinate the proper course of action for customers.

FMCSA clarifies ELD mandate’s ‘grandfather’ clause and potential issues with non-compliant ELDs

FMCSA last week issued new guidance for carriers on the looming compliance date for the agency's ELD mandate, addressing the use of older devices and ...

Predicting driver turnover: the model sends a message

Drivers may not be aware of the kinds of data that can be used to predict turnover. Some predictive models give drivers a chance to ...

2016 set record for vehicle miles traveled, FHWA reports

The year’s 3.2 trillion vehicle miles traveled is 87.5 billion more miles than were traveled in 2015, FHWA reports.

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Hopes for a turnaround in the soft trucking environment remain as tonnage rose in January and line haul rates saw their best year-over-year numbers in ...