ATRI unveils comprehensive guides to sustainable trucking practices

The American Transportation Research Institute last week unveiled a compendium of sustainable freight practices available on its website. The site covers practices ranging from driver training, idle reduction, speed management to vehicle aerodynamics, tires and engines systems.

TMC task force looks at calculating aero device ROI

Fritz Marinko's calculator, which he says takes approximately 10 minutes to fill out, takes head-on aero-manufacturers' claims of fuel savings that are based on averages, wind-tunnel and other non-real world condition testing.

DOT: ‘Low-balling’ carrier rep sentenced, trucker who lied on FMSCA forms indicted

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver employment application.

With GHG regs on their way, high-pressure tech can help new engines perform

While fuel systems will continue to play an increasing role in emissions control and overall vehicle fuel economy, the next generation of these engine components doesn’t face major redesigns or significant changes. At the same time, minor tweaks made by OEMs to these systems hold ...

CCJ Fall Symposium to offer sessions on driver recruiting and retention, regulatory outlook, improving CSA scores

Registration for CCJ’s Fall Symposium is now open, and the annual networking and educational opportunity for fleet owners and executives will include sessions on recruiting and retaining drivers, minimizing violations in roadside inspections, regulatory and economic outlooks and more.

Orbcomm launches service for next-gen OG2 satellites

Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, launched commercial service for its next-generation OG2 satellites.

Omnitracs Analytics shares 5 tips for happy drivers

Omnitracs Analytics (formally FleetRisk Advisors) has put together a list of quick tips to help fleet managers foster long-lasting and trusting relationships with drivers

ICYMI Index: 5 key numbers from this week’s top trucking news

The weekly In Case You Missed It Index features a handful of noteworthy numbers at the heart of recent trucking news.

Teamsters, safety group sue DOT for not producing entry-level driver training rule

A coalition of highway safety and labor advocates have brought a federal lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not heeding Congressional requirements to produce an entry-level driver training rule.

TCA taps Brad Bentley as new president

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Brad Bentley as its new president, replacing Chris Burruss who left the association earlier this year. “Brad is a bright, creative, ‘roll-up-your-sleeves and earn your stripes kind of guy’ who knows trucking’s issues, companies, and people," said TCA Chairman Shepard ...

FMCSA shuts down 33-truck carrier for bevy of violations

FMCSa has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to the Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, a 33-truck fleet that hauls general freight and refrigerated food, for a long list of federal rules violations.

Omnitracs, McLeod Software deepen integration

Fleets utilizing McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Enterprise product and Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platforms (MCP) have additional integration points for the Omnitracs Driver Workflow application and Optimized Fuel Stops.

More trucking, shipper groups ask Foxx to block ‘flawed’ CSA scores

Citing the industry regulator's refusal to face facts, another coalition with an interest in truck transportation has called upon Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to remove carrier safety data from public view.