FMCSA grants hours-of-service exemptions to Oregon loggers, DOE carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

Scott Darling to continue to head FMCSA, drops ‘acting administrator’ title

T.F. Scott Darling, chief counsel for FMCSA, will continue to run the agency following the end of his seven-month tenure as acting administrator. But his title will no longer be “acting administrator.”

DTNA bullish on 2015 truck market, says future regs should foster ‘free thinking’

During a press dinner at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America, shared his company’s optimism for near-term truck sales in North America, saying at the moment the U.S. is one of ...

MATS recap: All of CCJ’s coverage of news and announcements from the Mid-America Trucking Show

Follow all the live coverage from the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show with our live blog.

TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

Stemco’s recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, said Stemco Vice President Bob Montgomery at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March ...

Volvo truck boss discusses truck strategy at HDMA breakfast

Olof Persson, president of Volvo AB, discussed the company trucking arm's direction and strategy at the Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association (HDMA) at the 25th Annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky Friday. Persson says Volvo has invested $1.4 billion in North American manufacturing since 2002, ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Results are in: TMW Systems releases 2014 benchmarking study

The study offers the latest data and analysis related to rising rates, driver retention, utilization, maintenance cost control, gross margins and other critical performance measures across a broad cross-section of North American carrier and brokerage businesses

McLeod Software begins 2015 benchmark survey

McLeod Software has made it easy for its customers to participate in the survey by developing a new report that generates the data needed.

Eaton updates transmission range, announces Neutral Coast feature

Eaton is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series transmissions to nine different variants. The company announced the new Neutral Coast Mode to the Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift Plus automated transmissions. The announcements came during a press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, ...

Mack introduces Mack Load Logic, new 6×2 configuration for on-highway Pinnacle

Mack Trucks introduced at MATS the Mack Load Logic and a 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for the Pinnacle highway model.

Driver who saved cop from prisoner named Goodyear’s Highway Hero

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

PeopleNet announces new OEM remote diagnostics partnerships

At the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., PeopleNet announced it has been selected as the telematics partner for Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ and Kenworth’s TruckTech+ remote vehicle diagnostics systems