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

The weekly In Case You Missed It Index reviews the top stories from, you guessed it, the past week. It's a cheat sheet for those who haven't been doing their homework.

Caterpillar debuts CT681 off-highway truck

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company's Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

Telogis creates new routing technology to ‘orchestrate’ supply chains

At the Telogis Latitude user conference, Oct. 27-29 in Dana Point, Calif., Newth Morris announced a new set of cloud-based applications designed to take “supply and service chains” to the next generation of value creation.

DOT issues updated Ebola hauling guidelines

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued Oct. 30 a Safety Advisory saying that Ebola contaminated materials must be packaged in compliance Category A infectious substances hazmat regulations.

Twitter, video log: Caterpillar unveils truck for vocational applications

Caterpillar may be out of the engine game for Class 8 trucks, but they're not out of trucking. In fact, they're growing their presence once again. CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Caterpillar headquarters this week in Peoria, Ill., where the equipment maker unveiled a ...

LaHood again pushes bolstering highway funding, economic impacts of doing so

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy.

Upcoming CARB compliance: Carriers must buy retrofit filter for 2007 reefer units by Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

Cargo thieves honing in on high-value loads, says latest cargo theft update

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter as thieves are becoming more sophisticated, says FreightWatch International. Here's a look at what was targeted, where and how.

Telogis moving quickly with ‘connected vehicle’ technology

Fleets have more options for using the connectivity platform that comes with their trucks, eliminating the cost of installing and building up their aftermarket technologies. And what doesn't come with their vehicles can be quickly brought in from cloud-based software applications.

Shell seeing fuel economy benefits in testing of PC-11 engine oil

Shell's Dan Arcy says the company has seen no compromise in engine life in its testing of PC-11 low-viscosity oils. But it has seen an uptick in fuel economy.

CCJ test drive: 2015 Sprinter 4×4

Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the industry's first 4x4 commercial van to the company’s wildly popular Sprinter line.

MCSAC: Data quality on Mexican carriers is suspect, carriers now allowed to operate in U.S.

The three-year cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico yielded insufficient data to truly analyze the safety of Mexican carriers’ long-haul trucking operations in the U.S., concluded an FMCSA advisory committee Oct. 28. Also, the participant carriers now have standard U.S. operating authority.

Telogis announces new products at annual Latitude user conference

Telogis announced several new products at its annual Latitude user conference, held in Dana Point, Calif., on Oct. 27-29.