Month: September 2020

Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020:  FMCSA suspends hours regs for relief haulers along Gulf Coast, I-10 closed at AL/FL lineHurricane Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm just before 5 a.m. Central time Wednesday at Gulf Shores, Alabama, with high winds and heavy rain affecting areas from around the Mississippi/Alabama
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Photo: Jim Park The American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council will be celebrating the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week September 21-25. “Professional technicians ensure that drivers are able to travel safely – which has always been, and remains our highest priority,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The technician team of
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The California Trucking Association, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and members of the trucking industry, is staging a celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. CTA is marking the week with a number of events across the state, providing truckers with a drive-by lunch and personal
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Two veteran truckers — one in Alabama and the other in Michigan — were honored in their respective states as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Combined, they have deriven more than 7 million accident-free miles. Rosko Craig is Alabama’s Driver of the Year Alabama’s Truck Driver of the Year was honored at the
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Photo: Scania Scania, a Traton brand, has officially launched its range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks with a focus on last-mile operations. “It is with a great deal of pride that we announce the start of Scania’s long-term electrification commitment,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. “We will over the coming years annually
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The American Trucking Associations Tuesday, Sept. 15 opened nominations for the 2020 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the image and reputation of the trucking industry. First awarded in 2007, the Mike Russell Trucking Image award is given to an individual, motor carrier, trucking organization, and industry supplier who
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Moving today at just 2 mph, Hurricane Sally is delivering what forecasters say are potentially dangerous amounts of rain along much of the U.S. Gulf Coast. “Because of that slow movement, we’re going to see torrential rainfall, a dangerous amount of rainfall,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said in an online briefing Tuesday morning.
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Odyne develops and sells hybrid drive systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The system allows trucks more than 14,000 pounds to have substantially lower fuel consumption among other benefits.  Photo: Odyne Odyne Systems, LLC announced a multi-year agreement with EnerDel, Inc., a manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs, to provide EnerDel’s PE500-403 Vigor + units for
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Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020: PrePass adds safety alerts for drivers to Motion appPrePass Safety Alliance announced last week it has completed work on more than 1,000 new PrePass Alerts, allowing drivers to benefit from nearly 1,400 PrePass Alerts that appear in-cab on the PrePass Motion weigh station bypass app. The
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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the perfect time to say, “i Luv My Trucker!”. Only a few short months ago, as Americans tried to get their heads around something called the COVID-19 coronavirus and panic shopping emptied grocery store shelves, professional truck drivers quickly became “essential” and were hailed as heroes by everyone from
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It’s the beginning of a new school year, and I’ve been reminiscing about so many of the enjoyable experiences I’ve had visiting schools. Tops among them: Being invited to the schools with my truck and trailer, meeting with students, teachers, sometimes parents while teaching safety programs. Beyond safety, though, these events offered opportunities to share
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Image: Gettyimages.com/maogg; ryasick “These truly are the times that try a man’s soul!” says Steve Rush, president of tanker fleet Carbon Express, saying the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting shutdowns, and damage to the economy have forced his team to “work smarter.” We’ve asked fleet executives and managers in various parts of trucking operations to share some
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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is being held through Saturday, Sept. 19. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off Sunday, Sept. 13, and throughout the week this week, companies will be honoring truck drivers for their hard work with recognition, deals and more. NTDAW is a week dedicated to celebrating truck drivers in the U.S.
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Hurricane Sally is expected to grow in strength in the next day or so and effect the Gulf Coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm warnings are up for areas north of there. Sally is expected to make landfall Tuesday as a Category 1 storm. The latest update from
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Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020: COVID-19 emergency declaration extended through year’s endThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday announced it is extending its COVID-19 emergency declaration, which suspends hours of service regulations for certain haulers, through Dec. 31. The declaration was issued following President Trump’s declaration of national emergency in
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The Truckload Carriers Association and its sponsor Tenstreet will be hosting a special hour-long segment on the Dave Nemo Show (SiriusXM Channel 146) beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 15 during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The event which will feature: Numerous “Thank You” messages geared toward the driver population from television entertainers
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Access Now Putting a commercial vehicle and driver on the road can be expensive. As a fleet owner, you know how important it is to run your fleet as efficiently as possible by maximizing utilization and minimizing miles. Download the Route Optimization Explained to learn the best way to manage your fleet more efficiently, including: Why
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The report claims that Nikola had the truck towed to the top of a hill on a remote stretch of road and simply filmed it rolling down the hill. Screen grab from YouTube. Nikola Corporation issued a statement on Friday, Sept. 11, in response to claims made about Nikola by Hindenburg Research, which has a
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