Rhode Island proposes highway plan that relies on truck tolls for funding

Rhode Island’s top lawmakers have proposed a 10-year plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure through adding a truck-only user fee on 17-20 bridges. ATA says it is "dismayed" at the state's plan.

Peterbilt talks truck design process, next-gen truck tech at Denton plant

Peterbilt executives say they most often solicit the opinions of drivers as they look to push the technological envelope with the company’s trucks.

Putting more intelligence in truck routing

Predictive analytics has changed a lot since Omnitracs Analytics built out its first models. The amount of data has increased exponentially along with the speed, power and intelligence of its data processing capabilities.

Daimler Trucks asks DOT to allow it to use camera systems in lieu of rearview mirrors (with photos)

Citing it as a way to improve aerodynamics and gain more flexibility in creating new technologies, Daimler Trucks North America, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, has petitioned the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking it to allow camera-monitor systems as a ...

Stemco-ATDynamics files TrailerTail patent infringement claim

ATDynamics has filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Ridge Corporation in a federal court asking it to block the company from producing a product it says violates patents it holds.

FMCSA seeking comment for collection of CDL program plan from each state

FMCSA announced this week it wants to perform a formal information collection process to ensure states are complying with federal requirements dictating Commercial Driver's License issuance programs.

ATRI study says truck platooning feasible in some operations

The American Transportation Research Institute released this week a report on its first phase of testing the feasibility truck platooning, and it concluded that Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning can see fuel benefits as high as 10 percent in trailing trucks

Estenson Logistics, Truline Corp. deploy DriveCam in 900 trucks

During a trial period, Esteson Logistics and Truline Corp. experienced a 70 percent reduction in near-miss collisions, a decrease in frequency and severity of events, the exoneration of a driver following a serious collision and a significant improvement in overall driving behavior fleet-wide.

Hirschbach Motor Lines chooses Stay Metrics for driver rewards, retention platform

Stay Metrics, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is implementing its Driver Engagement Platform. Hirschbach will be using an online rewards and retention platform from Stay Metrics to engage drivers in its company-wide “All in to Win” incentive program.

Goodyear expands retread product offerings

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in three high-traffic areas have opened sales and service departments, giving trucking operations more options within the Goodyear's Commercial Tire & Service Network. “Our retread plants in Bremen, Ga.; Vernon, Calif.; and Walnut, Calif.; now offer new Goodyear, ...

Senate introduces bill to create carrier hiring standards, diminish CSA’s role for shippers/brokers

Following its introduction in the U.S. House earlier this year, two Republican Senators introduced last week in Congress’ upper chamber the Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act, a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions.

Diesel prices make one-cent jump this week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

Recall on Takata airbag inflators could include Freightliner, Western Star

The massive recall on Takata airbags that affects nearly 34 million vehicles worldwide likely impacts some Freightliner and Western Star models, according to the company's recall notice.