Mack showcases ‘ruggedized’ mDrive HD transmission

Mack officially showcased its latest automated-manual transmission offering to industry trade press this week. The transmission is a beefier version of Mack's original mDrive and packs an array of special new features.

Routing review: when will truck parking enter the equation?

Technology will have to move much faster than infrastructure to solve the truck parking problem, and that appears to be happening.

ATA requests 30-minute break exemption on certain hazardous materials loads

The American Trucking Associations has asked the Department of Transportation to grant hazmat haulers an exemption from the 30-minute break requirement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2013 hours-of-service regulations.

Video log: CCJ’s Jack Roberts tests new Mack mDrive HD transmission

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Allentown, Pa., April 30 testing out Mack's new mDrive AMT HD transmission. Below are three videos of his time with the transmission, in which he demonstrates the system, talks to Mack's VP of Marketing John Walsh and shows the system in action:  

SoCal port truckers’ strike continues, drivers demand reclassification

A protest to reclassify truckers at four California drayage firms from contractors to employees was noted during an April 29 congressional hearing — while picketing at LA area ports has expanded to downtown Los Angeles.

Trucking’s ‘7 million reasons’ for a long-term highway bill

An ad blitz ongoing in the D.C. area now, put in place by Trucking Moves America Forward, tells lawmakers there are '7 million reasons' for a long-term highway bill. Here they are.

House bill clarifies 34-hour restart rules suspension period, bars FMCSA from increasing carrier liability minimums

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would is passed further entrench the suspension of certain 2013 hours-of-service rules and block the DOT from proceeding with a rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance required of motor carriers.

Earnings roundup: Daimler, Cummins post increased first quarter revenues

Daimler Trucks and Cummins announced their first quarter earnings, and both companies showed increased revenues over the same period the previous year.

Infograph: the benefits of using ELDs

PeopleNet has created an infographic that breaks down the time, cost and safety benefits of using ELDs for fleets, drivers and the transportation industry at large.

Earnings report roundup: J.B. Hunt, Marten, Knight, Landstar, Heartland, Werner, Swift

Some of the country's largest fleets all posted financial gains in the first quarter.

Preventable or not? Doe cut off at the pass – well, not quite

John Doe was making a right turn when a sports car hidden from view behind him drove onto the intersection’s grassy corner to try and head him off, only to slam into Doe’s trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

Quality Carriers outfits fleet with PeopleNet technology

Quality Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Quality Distribution, Inc., and one of the largest bulk transportation service providers, has integrated PeopleNet technology platforms into approximately 2,500 tank trucks.

Trucking groups at odds over looming speed limiter rule

With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry's biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking.