Month: July 2020

Image: John Hain via Pixabay The independent heavy-duty aftermarket has united to support the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) for product data, urging all suppliers to embrace these standards. “Adoption of PIES data standards brings efficiencies to suppliers and distributors while ultimately creating a better experience for the customer,” said Mike Harris, SVP of sales
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The search is about to begin for the best company driver and the best owner-operator in North America. Nominations open Saturday, Aug. 1 for the Truckload Carrier Association’s contests to recognize the best drivers. Truckers News joins TCA in the Company Driver of the Year Contest and our sister publication Overdrive is TCA’s partner in
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Like numerous other trucking industry events, shows, and meetings, Women In Trucking has moved its annual conference online. WIT announced recently its sixth annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo will be held online Nov. 12-13. The association said that after monitoring the recent escalation of COVID-19 cases nationwide, as well as in Dallas where the in-person
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The video opens with workers starting their day across various environments. Screen grab from Lordstown Motors video.  This morning, Lordstown Motors released a new video showing its all-electric Endurance pickup at work, a month after formally introducing the all-electric pickup truck from their headquarters in Lordstown, OH. The video opens with workers starting their day across various environments, including
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Through the end of the week, Overdrive this month is profiling nine semi-finalists in the inaugural Small Fleet Champ award program. Three finalists will be announced early next month. The winning small fleet will be unveiled during the Overdrive‘s GATS Week program of events August 24-28 and profiled in greater detail this fall. The Small Fleet Champ program
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21st July 2020 FTA and professional membership body The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have launched the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19, The document shares practical advice on how operators and logistics firms can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly as the nation emerges from lockdown. “As logistics businesses seek to restart
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Photo: Michael Kauer via Pixabay The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is pushing for the Federal Communications Commission to reserve the spectrum required for “vehicle-to-everything” technology. V2X, which encompasses vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-enforcement (V2E) communications, uses a spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band that is currently reserved for transportation safety communications. Among
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Image: Fontaine Fontaine’s product line was recently made available through Peterbilt’s data book, making it easy to order Peterbilt tractors equipped with Fontaine No-Slack fifth wheels. “The Peterbilt brand is legendary in the trucking industry, and Fontaine is honored to have earned their confidence,” remarked Buck Buchanan, President of Fontaine Fifth Wheel. The Fontaine Fifth
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LaQuenta Jacobs is XPO’s new chief diversity officer. Photo: XPO XPO Logistics has named LaQuenta Jacobs to the newly created position of chief diversity officer, effective Aug. 3. She “will provide cultural leadership and strategic direction as an advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion at XPO,” according to the announcement. She will report directly to
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Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, July 29, 2020:  Truckers busted at border with meth, fentanylA trucker was arrested in San Diego last week when more than 300 pounds of illegal drugs were found in a truck at a border crossing checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa, California, cargo port
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Douglas Brown, a Dallas, Texas-based truck driver for STI Trucking doing business as Action Specialized, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a heart attack victim at the company yard. Douglas Brown Brown was waiting at his company yard while a contractor applied new decals to his tractor. He stepped
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Unlike last year’s MC&E in San Diego (shown), American Trucking Associations’ 2020 event will be virtual. Photo: Deborah Lockridge The American Trucking Associations and the Women in Trucking association have announced their fall events will be virtual ones this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an email to members July 28, ATA President and
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Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Trucker named Highway Angel for helping heart attack victimDouglas Brown, a Dallas, Texas-based truck driver for STI Trucking doing business as Action Specialized, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a heart attack victim at the company yard. Douglas Brown Brown
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This year, Overdrive has talked with dozens of owner-operators and small-fleet owners about their experiences through the COVID-19 economic downturn. We’re checking back with many of them to see how they’re faring as the economy begins climbing back. Two-truck owner-operator Rick Sterling has weathered the COVID-19 downturn hauling cheese for grocers and restaurants, though that mix has fluctuated
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DAT says freight rates aren’t following normal trends. Graph: DAT Solutions Comparing the spot market to normal trends probably isn’t a good comparison, based on analysis from DAT Solutions and FTR, with the upheaval to supply chains due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DAT Solutions analysts, looking at the week of July 20-26, said spot rates
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