The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has selected 10 drivers to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency roadshow sponsored by Shell, NACFE and Rocky Mountain Institute. The drivers – working for C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hirschbach, Hogan Transportation, J.B. Hunt, Meijer, PepsiCo, Ploger Transportation, Schneider, Southeastern Freight Lines, and UPS –
The KEKA radio station (101.5 FM) in Eureka, Calif., will no longer present the annual Truckers Christmas Parade of Lights this year, the station announced in a press release September 12. That comes after 30 years of presenting the event, with coordinator Dale Bridges, the station notes. Known for trucks elaborately festooned with lights, the
Funding will aid in the testing of self-driving vehicles on rural roads across 32 counties in Ohio. Photo via Pxhere. The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of $7.5 million to a team of Ohio-based organizations to test autonomous vehicles technologies on rural roads. The Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grant will aid in
Action in five trucking-related crimes – including Clean Air Act violations, CDL testing schemes, defrauding FMCSA and a reincarnated carrier – has recently been reported by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General. Sixth man pleads guilty after disabling emissions control devices Brian Mellott, a former inventory and logistics analyst at Pennsylvania hydraulic fracturing company Rockwater Northeast,
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Thursday, Sept. 11, officially removed limitations on the use of a 34-hour restart enacted in 2013. The regulations, which have not been enforced since December 2014, limited truck drivers to one restart per week and required the restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods. Those regulations
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Volvo Dynamic Steering consists of an electric motor mounted on the power steering gear. The steering column runs through the motor to the steering gear. Photo: Jim Park Volvo Trucks is adding a new driver-assist steering feature to its 2020 model-year line-up. Volvo Dynamic Steering is an electric-over-hydraulic steering-assist system designed to improve maneuverability and
George Spears, who had no health problems from sun exposure during his career with Carlile Transportation in Alaska, recalls a fellow driver who had skin grafts to treat skin cancer on his left arm. The driver later died from other causes. Spears starred in one season of “Ice Road Truckers” before retiring in 2009 to
No injuries were reported after a Chicago commuter train Friday collided with a tractor-trailer in a Southwest Side rail yard. The crash involved a Metra SouthWest Service inbound train traveling from Orland Park to Union Station. The train struck a tractor-trailer at about 3:20 p.m. inside a Norfolk Southern rail yard near Wrightwood station. The
Volvo Dynamic Steering is an electrically controlled, hydraulic power steering pump. It adds a lot of flexibility to the truck and the ability to control steering inputs more precisely and that takes a lot of the load off of the driver. HDT Equipment Editor had the chance to take a couple laps around the test
Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Sept. 13, 2019: Love’s Travel Stops opened new locations this week in Big Cabin, Oklahoma, and Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Love’s adds 180 truck parking spaces with two new locationsNew Love’s Travel Stops locations in Oklahoma and Wisconsin are adding 181 truck parking spaces to the company’s network. The new location
Four tractor-trailers were involved in a six-vehicle collision on Interstate 65 in Indiana Thursday, Sept. 12 that left one person dead and three others injured. Indiana State Police say the collision occurred at about 9:15 a.m. near mile marker 159 just north of the State Route 28/158 Exit. Two of the four trucks involved in
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