Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics.

Cummins nat gas engine recall affects 4,100 Autocars, all major NA truck makers

Another recall related to the Cummins and Cummins-Westport natural gas engines was posted this week, and a list of affected manufacturers shows all major NA OEMs have trucks have been affected.

Freightliner adds fuel tank options to M2 106 Emergency Truck model

Freightliner Trucks today announced that a between-the-rails fuel tank is available as an option for its Freightliner M2 106 vehicles. Ideal for ambulance configurations, the new option places a 40 gallon steel fuel tank between the rails at the end of the frame. This allows emergency ...

CCJ Career Leadership Award: Jerry Thrift’s legacy, inspiration live on in coworkers, colleagues

It was an ending no one foresaw. Mere weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Jerry Thrift – a giant of a man with an outsized passion for learning, mentoring and sharing his love of the science of maintenance – was gone. Thrift’s co-workers ...

Truck size and weight limits study: DOT to offer webinar update on MAP-21-required report

The Federal Highway Administration will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits.

Vnomics integrates with SpeedGauge, CAMS software

Vnomics announced that it is now integrated with CAMS Software’s transportation management software to automate routing communication for private fleets and with SpeedGauge to monitor speed of drivers.

Diesel price continues fall, edges down fraction of a cent

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 14, but its descent slowed some, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent to $3.952, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Trucking company sentenced for bribing FMCSA inspector

A Massachusetts trucking company owner has received one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine for bribing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspector.

FMCSA subcommittee to meet to develop potential changes for CSA

FMCSA's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process.

Omnitracs to release real-time MPG, tire alerts on MCP platform

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced the upcoming availability of MPG performance information on the its Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110) and 200 (MCP200) user interface. With this enhancement, MPG performance feedback will be delivered directly to the ...

Rand McNally announces major update for product line

Rand McNally announced the release of a new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices

XRS Corp. adds trip monitoring feature

XRS Corporation announced a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization system aimed at bringing insight into customer’s routes, allowing for better on-time delivery metrics, driver productivity and real-time information into daily operations.

PeopleNet celebrates 20 years; charts dramatic growth during next 5

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that its 20th anniversary heralds new possibilities for extending its legacy of innovation in transportation technology. Making the milestone announcement at the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) National Education Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, ...

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