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CV Outlook: Current innovations driving future evolutions in remote diagnostics, automated vehicles

Tomorrow's trucks will be equipped for wireless remote updating of spec's for specific operating conditions, such as crossing mountains, speakers said at a trucking conference Aug. 27. Further developments in that ...

Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure

Increasing truck size and weight limits will boost the U.S. trucking industry’s productivity, reduce the number of truck-involved accidents each year and, most importantly, level the playing field between the ...

ATA presses Congress to continue driver drug testing reform after Teamsters’, labor groups’ cry foul

The American Trucking Associations has sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to retain in a trucking regulatory reform bill a provision that would allow carriers to use hair testing ...

CV Outlook, focusing on future of trucking, starts today: Here’s how to follow

Fleet executives and managers will get a glimpse of trucking's future today and Thursday at the CV-Outlook conference being held in Dallas, Texas, where speeches and panel discussions will focus ...

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The Cummins Redefining Tour is Underway!

Barbecue and lots of ice water were the name of the game last week as hundreds of customers and Cummins fans filled the parking lots…

ATA: ‘Falsehoods,’ misleading stats abound in NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column

In an open letter response to a New York Times column (The trucks are killing us) posted this weekend, the American Trucking Associations says the author of the column presented ...

Con-way employees in Portland reject Teamsters

The Teamsters Union was dealt a blow this week in its efforts to organize Con-way (No. 6 in the CCJ Top 250) workers, as employees at Con-way Freight’s maintenance facility in ...

The comforts of home: More fleets using in-cab TV to recruit, retain drivers

One of the great joys of the modern age is relaxing in front of the television set after a hard day at work, or catching the big game on the ...

Kenworth, FASTPORT, TCA introducing trucking to veterans at military job fairs

In an effort to curb the driver shortage and to create immediate jobs for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, Kenworth, FASTPORT and the Truckload Carriers Association are attending job fairs ...

Note to disgruntled former trucking editors: Trucks are not killing us

Over the weekend, an op-ed piece titled The Trucks are Killing Us appeared in The New York Times. The piece was written by Howard Abramson, a past executive at the ...

U.S. diesel price drops 5.4 cents

After a week of hardly no change, the country's average diesel price resumed its recent downfall, dropping 5.4 cents during the week ending Aug. 24, according to the Department of ...

Jury awards $2.6 million to Swift owner-operator for negligence in equipment maintenance

A jury in a Houston-based federal court has found Swift liable in a lawsuit brought by an owner-operator leased to the company who claimed negligent maintenance practices by Swift caused ...

Volvo offers a deep-dive look at its new Adaptive Loading system

Volvo lifted the veil on its new Adaptive Loading Axle system at the Mid-America Truck Show earlier this year. And last week, on a stretch of I-84 running through the Utah-Idaho border, ...

Paccar delivers 100,000th North American MX-13 engine

The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, who will operate the engine in a Peterbilt Model 579. The engine was presented to ...