GATS speakers talk drivers’ role in CSA, inspections and nat gas adoption

Jeff Langloss, federal program manager for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the state of Texas, during his “CSA: Pre- and Post-trip Inpection” seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, drove home the importance of the driver in carriers’ Vehicle Maintenance BASIC ...

Julie Matulle named Top Rookie at Great American Trucking Show

Julie Matulle, a 46-year-old driver for H.O. Wolding Inc. in Amherst, Wisc. is the winner of the fourth annual Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie Award. She received the award, including $10,000 and a variety of prizes, today in ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show ...

Trucking industry makes Wreaths Across America possible, successful, the group says

Wreaths Across America said Aug. 22 at the Great American Trucking Show that its goal for this year’s annual wreath laying memorial ceremony is to gain enough support to be able to lay a wreath at every marker at Arlington National Cemetery.

Rand McNally releases next-gen GPS navigation devices

On Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show, Rand McNally, introduced its latest generation IntelliRoute TND GPS devices for commercial truck drivers.

CVOC Tweets: Driver performance, e-logs, telematics, changing economy key takeaways

The 2014 Commercial Vehicle Conference is in the books. Here are some of the tweets from our editors as they followed the conference.

Mack announces new 13L, 505-hp powertrain option

Mack announced this week it has a new powertrain offering: A 505-hp Mack MP8 dubbed the 505C+.

Minimizer celebrating 30 years with $30,000 giveaway

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

Panel: Telematics come of age, fleets realizing benefits

Fleets today are starting to see real benefits from maintenance-focused telematics systems on trucks -- but work remains to fully optimize current communications systems. That was message from a panel of telematics experts speaking to attendees at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

Technology changing needs of drivers and technicians, panel says

If new truck technologies are not applied correctly, they can be counterproductive for fleets looking to reap expensive fuel savings and safety benefits.

Fracking leading economic recovery

Donald Broughton, managing director, senior research analyst and chief market strategist, Avondale Partners – speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas Thursday – says American fracking is a “gold rush” that will lead to energy independence and financial recovery.

From data to the driverless truck

The deployment of autonomous trucks isn’t here yet, but Rich Glasmann, vice president, OEM strategy, sales and marketing at Omnitracs, says it’s not as far away as one might believe.

Fox News’ Bret Baier talks upcoming elections, foreign policy in CVOC keynote

The upcoming mid-term election and civil unrest globally dominated discussion when Fox News anchor Bret Baier took to the stage Wednesday at the fifth-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

Technology to boost driver performance — fleets share case examples at CVOC

Brent Nussbaum, CEO of Nussbaum Transportation, in some ways voiced the conscience of the session by stressing that technology alone won't solve fleet problems relative to safety and fuel efficiency. Drivers buy-in to any system is crucial.

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