Equipment
Government, Equipment

FMCSA Plans to Reduce Annual Carrier Registration Fees

FMCSA has announced a proposed rule to reduce annual motor carrier, broker, freight forwarder and leasing company registration fees by 9.10% in 2018, and by 4.55% in 2019, below current levels.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler Trucks Backs StoreDot Fast-Charging Battery Startup

StoreDot

Daimler AG’s truck division is investing in Israeli battery-technology startup StoreDot Ltd., tapping into a supplier that seeks to enable electric vehicles to recharge as quickly as combustion-powered models can refuel.

Gwen Ackerman and Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

US Trailer Orders Flat in August, Inventory Rising as GHG 2 Nears

August trailer orders flat A flatbed by East Manufacturing Co. August trailer orders were flat. (East Manufacturing)

August trailer orders were flat year-over-year at 15,600, but several industry issues are clearly heating up.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

ELDs, ‘Internet of Trucks’ Featured at NACV

ELD discussion featured at Atlanta conference Teletrac Inc.

Federal regulators and experts continue to update carriers and drivers on requisite steps moving forward prior to the mandate for electronic logging devices.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Focusing on 'Simple Things' Best Defense Against Cyberattacks

McLeod Cybersecurity panel Hoeflinger (left), Turner and Michael Anaya (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Defending against cyberattacks is often a matter of returning to the basics, according to Justin Turner, director of the counterthreat unit special operations team at SecureWorks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Floodwaters Bring Warnings of Damaged Truck Components

Penske recovers from the storm Penske has inspected most of its damaged equipment in the Houston area. (Penske Truck Leasing)

Brakes, diesel particulate filters, electronics and wheel-ends are some of the key components that fleets should inspect on their vehicles as they recover from flooding brought on by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, experts said, adding that without remediation safety component failures are likely to surface in a matter of months.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Equipment Makers Set Up First ‘Fly-In’ With Washington Policymakers

The rare opportunity of reforming the federal corporate tax code and ensuring long-term funding for freight infrastructure in the coming months prompted the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to recently schedule its own meetings on Capitol Hill and the White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

FedEx Freight’s Mark McLean Wins Third SuperTech Crown

TMC SuperTech champion Mark McLean (third from left) TMCSuperTech champion Mark McLean (third from left) via American Trucking Associations

ORLANDO, Fla. — FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean captured his third Grand Champion title Sept. 19 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council National Technicians Skills Competitions, most in the 13-year history of the event.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Acquires Assets of Shaw Tracking

Omnitracs has acquired the assets of Shaw Tracking, its longtime distribution partner in Canada, company officials announced Sept. 19.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2017

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