Month: April 2020

Image: HDT Since the COVID-19 pandemic first started affecting U.S. fleets in the intermodal sector, Heavy Duty Trucking’s editorial team has been covering the impact on trucking. Now we’ve added a new COVID-19 Data Center and revamped our COVID-19 coverage hub to make it easier for readers to get the latest, most in-depth information on
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is heling distribute 1 million protective masks to the nation’s commercial truck drivers. The protective face masks for truckers were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The masks are being distributed in the following areas: Arkansas: (Thursday, April 30) I-30 East/West at log mile 93.2 (2.1 miles east
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This chart created by the Union of Concerned Scientists outlines the sales percentage increases in the final draft of CARB’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) standard. Photo courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists. This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the final draft of the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) standard, following an earlier draft from December. The
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The leader of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association has died. A post on the organization’s website says: Kevin Stewart “It is with a heavy heart we share the news that PMTA President and CEO Kevin Stewart passed away the morning of Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Kevin was a tremendous steward of the association for seven
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On many truckers’ shortlists of major annoyances during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak are: some shippers/receivers treating them as if they were the reincarnation of Typhoid Mary limited access to hygiene basics like adequate showers and clean restrooms availability of personal protective equipment like face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes fewer and fewer decent hot
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Previously in this series:  Of the many headaches that can accompany heavy and oversize hauling, one of the biggest involves permits — their many details, as well as state-to-state variances. Consequently, operators’ horror stories abound, such as this one from owner-operator Bruce Arnold. He was hauling an asphalt burner, making his way across Virginia Beach,
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12th February 2020 MAN has uncovered its new TG range including a new flagship TGX – and driver acceptance is very much in focus. A completely new cab, boosted fuel efficiency and a host of innovations usher in a bold new chapter for the German marque.
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Photo: Roberto Vivancos via Pexels As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to force the supply chain to grapple with unprecedented logistical challenges, no region has been more impacted than New York. FourKites has been closely following volume trends impacting supply chains in four of the most affected cities: New York, New Orleans, Detroit and San
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TravelCenters of America this week opened a new TA Express in West Point, Georgia. The site is located on Interstate 85, exit 6, at 300 Kia Blvd. in western Georgia, near the Alabama state line. Services and amenities include: The West Point, Georgia site grows the company’s total nationwide network of travel centers to 265.
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Photo: Mack Trucks Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks are providing free 90-day eLearning for high school and secondary technical education students interested in diesel technician training, but due to the limitations created by COVID-19, cannot participate in hands-on courses. The courses, provided to students through their local Mack or Volvo dealer, will provide an
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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores recently opened new stores in two locations, creating 201 new truck parking spaces. New Love’s in Watertown Township, Michigan The two new locations are in Sauget, Illinois, and Watertown Township, Michigan. The Sauget store, located off Interstate 255, features: Chester’s Chicken, which is temporarily closed Godfather’s Pizza Subway 85
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If you could rate the best National Truck Driver Appreciation Week ever held, it still wouldn’t hold a candle to the surprising amount of praise heaped on drivers during the coronavirus crisis. Truckers have been classified “essential” workers. They’ve been lumped with health care professionals and others deemed heroes for taking personal risks to the
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Previously in this series:  Longtime heavy hauler Randy Cunha, who operates Tonto Express out of Conroe, Texas, recommends those considering the niche to start lighter, learn the business and work your way up. Part of his introduction to heavy/specialized was with a three-axle step deck leased to what was then Dallas Mavis in the late
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Navistar has recalled about 27,421 trucks and buses with Cummins B6.7 diesel engines with a fuel module option number FS90301 or FS90453, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The recall includes approximately 26,835 International DuraStar, WorkStar, HV and MV truck models. The remaining 586 vehicles in the recall are buses. Affected truck models
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American Trucking Associations and Protective Insurance Company are distributing 10 55-gallon drums of hand sanitizer, produced by Hotel Tango Distillery, to various locations along major freight corridors. Drivers will be able to use these drums, at no charge, to refill their personal supply bottles. The drums are being hauled by ATA’s Share the Road and
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The International HV with Cummins B6.7 diesel engines was among the units recalled for fuel heater issues.  Photo: Navistar Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) is recalling approximately 27,421 model-year 2017-2020 International WorkStar and International DuraStar, 2018-2019 IC 1300 FBC Commercial and IC HC Commercial, 2018-2021 IC CE Commercial, International MV and International HV with Cummins B6.7 diesel engines
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Restrooms at five additional Michigan welcome centers were closed from Saturday, April 25, and will remain closed through Sunday, May 10, as the result of the layoff of Michigan Department of Transportation employees who clean and sanitize those facilities. The welcome center restrooms closed are at: Sault Ste. Marie Monroe Coldwater New Buffalo Detroit During
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Higgins Trucking has 22 trucks hauling refrigerated and frozen goods. Photo: Higgins Trucking Brent and Connie Higgins feel fortunate that their fleet of 22 Freightliners has still been rolling, even as business dropped off significantly in early April. Brent Higgins Trucking, based in Mullberry, Arkansas, is a regional operation hauling fresh and refrigerated products. As
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Pilot Company, which operates the Pilot and Flying J travel centers, recently donated $100,000 to St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund. The nonprofit organization aids professional drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury, the instances of which could increase as a result of the health
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A Michigan trucker was recently recognized for doing “the right thing to do.” The Truckload Carriers Association has named Frank Martin, a driver for Veriah Trucking from Menominee, Michigan, a Highway Angel, for stopping to help a couple after their vehicle left the road during icy road conditions and rolled down an embankment in Minnesota.
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