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Aging Driver Workforce Increases Workers' Compensation Risks for Fleets, Experts Say  Transport Topics Online

An aging workforce of drivers is elevating the risk of workers' compensation claims for fleets even as trucking companies are seeing stable or even lower ...


ATRI Calls for Operational Cost Data From Fleets  Transport Topics Online

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for for-hire motor carriers to participate in the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking ...


Caspian Shipping Company to modernize its fleet  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) will build 56 new vessels within 10 years to *service* oil fields. "For the replacement of current vessels (built in.


Trucking companies seek to improve fuel economy as diesel hovers around $3.16 per gallon  FreightWaves

As the price of diesel continues to hover around $3.16 per gallon nationwide, trucking companies are investing in solutions to improve fuel mileage.


Fleets Conduct Real-Life Tests Before Committing to New Tires  Transport Topics Online

Improvements to truck tire technology in recent years have created a collection of products that manufacturers often tout as their most advanced, longest-wearing ...


Tonnage Surges 7.7% in April  Transport Topics Online

Tonnage saw a big surge in April, according to American Trucking Associations, even as spot rates and volumes declined in the same month, according to other ...


Trucking Firms Large and Small Urged to Think Electric  Transport Topics Online

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Regional trucking firms should take a good long look at electric trucks, experts in the industry said. And a lack of planning could be ...


Remote Diagnostics to the Rescue  Transport Topics Online

Remote diagnostics systems available on modern trucks are helping fleets avoid costly repairs and reduce vehicle downtime, and this technology is rapidly ...


UPS Places Big Order For Renewable Fuel In Bid To Hit Ambitious Sustainability Target  Yahoo Finance

UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said May 22 that it placed the largest order for renewable natural gas (RNG) in U.S. history with the purchase of 170 million gallon ...


Could Airships Really Revolutionize the U.S. Navy?  Popular Mechanics

Forget the Hindenburg, today's airships don't burn and could defend the fleet with radars and missiles.


All Aboard the Electric Bus – Modern Public Transport Powered by Electricity is Coming Back  Resilience

In 2011, the electric-vehicle manufacturer BYD Auto unveiled an early model of an electric bus at an industry conference in Belgium. The head of BYD in Europe, ...


NEXT Future Transportation Inc. announces the launch of 'THINK NEXT' – A Nordic company to change our view on mobility  TippNews DAILY

OSLO, Norway and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Future Transportation Inc., the game-changing Silicon Valley ...


Among Canada's Top Fleets: RST & Sunbury Transport Take Home Coveted Award for Second Year  GlobeNewswire

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, April 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With over 110 years combined experience, RST & Sunbury Transport (RST-Sunbury) draw ...


April Class 8 Sales Lift All Truck Makers  Transport Topics Online

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in April continued to climb and were the highest of the year, edging past 24000, WardsAuto.com reported May 10.


Driving engagement: 5 ways fleets get more from drivers  Commercial Carrier Journal

A formula that predicts which drivers will quit would be useful, but the signs of an early departure may already be obvious. A driver gets an unsatisfactory ...


$2 Billion Invested in Trucking Tech Firms So Far in 2019  Transport Topics Online

Trucking technology firms are raking in cash as investors look to get in on a hot industry and capitalize on a U.S. economy that remains strong.


ElectrifyNY activists seek state transition to fully electric vehicle fleets by 2040  Electrek

A coalition of environmental, transit, and social justice advocates are calling for New York state and its municipalities to adopt fully electric vehicle fleets by 2040.


Future of diesel technologies in transportation bright, exec says  The Trucker

DALLAS — The future for diesel technologies in freight transportation is bright, even as new fuels and technologies enter the marketplace, thanks to diesel's ...


The question for school districts: What’s the best way to transport their students?  Hamilton Journal News

It's a question on which Butler County school districts divide: Whether to contract out for sc...


GNA, Cal-Riverside to Advise on Lowering Vehicle Emissions  Transport Topics Online

Gladstein, Neandross and Associates and the University of California-Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and ...


Paris takes pesky e-scooter fleets to task  EURACTIV

Paris authorities have warned operators of the thousands of electric scooters that have inundated the city to keep them off pavements or face a temporary ban ...


Automated and Electric Vehicles  Transport Topics Online

The Technology & Maintenance Council is evolving to contend with the necessary maintenance and specification issues that are arising as a result of two ...


Telematics Has a Key Role in Trucking Filtration  Transport Topics Online

The advent of modern truck telematics has changed how fleets determine when filter or other services are needed — and when quick action is necessary to ...


Ryder Introduces RyderGyde™, the Mobile Commercial Fleet Management App, to Customers in Canada  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


The rise of private fleets (and dedicated operations)  DC Velocity

The desire for committed capacity, reliable *service*, and predictable cost has created a surge of interest in dedicated and private fleets. That will change the ...


Perspective: Drivers Seek Improvements on Routes  Transport Topics Online

An annual survey of thousands of drivers found that while most are happy with the pay structure their fleets offer, they see room for improvement with how their ...


Transport & Installation: Fleet Renewal  OE Digital

It's been a tough market for heavy lift vessel operators – but that's not stopping them renewing and reinventing their fleets…


Behold An MC-130J Spec Ops Transport With Its Badly Needed Terrain Following Radar Installed  The Drive

Lockheed Martin has released a video showing one of the first MC-130J Commando II special operations transports equipped with the Raytheon AN/APQ-187 ...


California: SCE adresses commercial vehicle market  www.electrive.com

... and rebates to electrify fleets. BEVCaliforniaCharging infrastructureheavy-duty electric vehiclesPublic TransitSCESouthern California EdisonUSA.


Don't give up on diesel | Business Motoring  Business Motoring

The new generation of diesels emit less CO2, lower emissions of Nitrous Oxides (NOx) and offer frugal fuel consumption – an ideal combination for work fleets, ...


Canadian officials to join FAA meeting on Boeing 737 Max review  The Globe and Mail

Marc Garneau, the Transport Minister, said Canada will review its approval of the new planes and independently conduct its own validation of the 737 Max ...


Paragon Helps Transport Operators Combat Driver Shortage with Resource Management Functionality – New Products and Services  DC Velocity

9 MAY, 2019 (Dallas, TX) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a global leader in route optimization solutions, has enhanced its routing and scheduling software ...


Musk’s radical rethink of electric transport, and the value of Tesla and its cars  The Driven

Three figures stood out late last week when Tesla CEO Elon Musk invited us to rethink the future of electric transport, and the worth of Tesla cars and the ...


Webinar to Explore How Fleets Can Push the Limits of Fuel Economy  Heavy Duty Trucking

For fleets interested in improving their fuel economy, an upcoming webinar featuring NACFE exeutive director Mike Roeth will discuss how some fleets have ...


Dealers Tackle Parts Shortage  Transport Topics Online

Dealerships and fleets are changing stocking patterns for replacement parts and adding inventory as they work to minimize truck downtime amid widespread ...


Workers' Compensation Costs Lower for Companies, but Risk Higher  Transport Topics Online

An aging workforce of drivers is elevating the risk of workers' compensation claims for fleets even as trucking companies are seeing stable or even lower ...


Celadon Group Sells Intermodal Operations to Bison Transport  Transport Topics Online

Celadon Group Inc. sold its North American container-on-flatcar intermodal operations to Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, according to an April 26 press ...


Bengaluru To Induct 100 Electric Buses In Transport Fleet Through State Govt's Fund  India Times

Recent reports indicate that BMTC, the transport department of the state of Bengaluru, now plans to induct 100 electric buses in the city's transport fleet. As per ...


Lytx joins The Trucking Alliance safety advocate group  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — Lytx, a global provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, has joined The ...


Columbus, Ohio, shares roadmap for cleaner transportation  Energy News Network

Businesses get on board with government to bring more electric vehicles and public transport to a city poised to grow.


Suppliers Chart Path to Electric Future  Transport Topics Online

Suppliers, *service* providers and truck makers unveiled alternative fuel-related initiatives in conjunction with the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in ...


Diesel Increases 2.2¢ to $3.169 a Gallon  Transport Topics Online

The U.S. average retail price of diesel climbed 2.2 cents to $3.169 a gallon, as crude stabilized around $63 per barrel, the U.S. Department of Energy reported ...


Florida Transportation Industries Take Off with Natural Gas  Florida Trend

Nearly 30% of total U.S. energy consumption is in the transportation sector — mainly fuels used for automobiles, rail, aircraft, ships and barges. Most of these ...


Retention experts discuss ways to decrease driver turnover  Commercial Carrier Journal

Less than 40 percent of drivers that motor carriers hire today will continue to be at their companies 365 days from now. Early driver turnover is an industry-wide ...


CNG Fuels breaks ground on two food waste-based HGV fuelling stations  www.businessgreen.com

CNG Fuels has started construction work on two new biomethane fuelling stations, it announced today, as it moved forward with plans for a new fleet of ...


When We Own It: a model for public ownership of transport in the 21st century  Open Democracy

Public ownership means we can reinvest profits in improving services rather than lining shareholders' pockets – while also improving health and tackling climate ...


TuSimple's self-driving trucks go postal, on 2-week trial with USPS  The Trucker

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Most people think that is the official ...


OEMs Offer Over-the-Air Software Updates as Latest Advance in Truck Maintenance  Transport Topics Online

Computer and smartphone users don't have to take their devices to their dealers for each software update. Now, the same can be said for trucks.


Los Angeles tech company raises $650k for diesel emissions  Fleet Owner

Addvantage USA Ltd, based in Los Angeles, has reached its $650,000 crowdfunding target, giving it the green light to roll-out technology to reduce the 16 ...


Market faces challenge of new forms of transport - English  Agenzia ANSA

(ANSA) - Scooters, electric bikes, vehicles available on the sharing economy that are powered by batteries or solar power - these forms of transport, which until a ...


Aegean Taxi Launches New App, Invests in Fleet and Adds Services  GTP Headlines

Aegean Taxi, a Greek technology company that markets a taxi app for the Greek islands, has presented its new in-house developed app.


Adoption of FA-4 Engine Oils Has Been Slow, but Early Tests May Point to Future Acceptance  Transport Topics Online

The American Petroleum Institute's latest heavy-duty engine oil standards, designated CK-4 and FA-4, have been on the market for more than two years, but only ...


Million-Car Electric Dream Spurs Smoggy Poland to Woo Musk  Bloomberg

Maciej Chmielinski wove his electric compact BMW, quiet as a whisper, through the noisy Warsaw traffic -- a rare sight among the growling delivery trucks and ...


How to Invest in Shipping Stocks  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The international maritime shipping industry is crucial to the global economy. Shipping vessels transport essential energy commodities like crude oil and diesel.


MARAD: US Must Address Military Sealift Vessel and Crew Shortage  USNI News

The few American-built and-operated tankers available to carry gear to war zones throws into sharp relief the strategic sealift problems facing the nation.


J.B. Hunt Adds Trailer Pool and Drop-and-Hook Service  Heavy Duty Trucking

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced a new trailer pool and drop-and-hook *service*, J.B. Hunt 360box, designed to improve the efficiency of freight operations ...


Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service  Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal *Service* on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step ...


Webinar IFMI Digital Masterclass: it's time to switch to electric LCVs for the Last Mile  Fleet Europe

Powertrains, telematics, emissions regulations, ... LCV management is evolving rapidly. But how do you adapt your LCV fleet management, in particular in the ...


Class 8 Orders in April Slow Down Again  Transport Topics Online

North American Class 8 orders in April fell below 20000 units for the fourth consecutive month, FTR reported.


DSOs as key actors in e-mobility  Smart Energy

Dominique Lagarde, Director of the Enedis Electric Mobility Programme, speaks about the role that DSOs can play in the global move to electrify transport.


Deloitte: 28,000 new charge points needed in next 10 years  FleetNews

The UK will need 28,000 public charging points in order to *service* an estimated 7 million electric vehicles (EVs) in circulation by 2030, according to new analysis ...


Fortistar and TruStar Energy Accelerate Plans to Decarbonize America's Transportation Fuel Supply Through the Use of RNG  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Daimler Says Battery-Electric Trucks Key to Zero Emissions Commercial Transport  Heavy Duty Trucking

Battery-electric vehicles are the key to zero-emission commercial transportation in North America, according to Daimler Trucks North America, which is moving ...


Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CVTI) Q1 2018 Earnings Call Transcript  Yahoo Finance

CVTI earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


COMMENTARY: Decarbonizing marine transport might not be smooth sailing  TheChronicleHerald.ca

TONY ROBERT WALKER About 60000 merchant ships sail the world's oceans, including container ships, oil tankers and dry bulk carriers loaded with ...


Ford taps Agility Robotics’ bipedal robot to test package delivery  VentureBeat

Automaker Ford says it has partnered with robotics startup Agility Robotics to experiment with bipedal robots for package delivery.


Global Fuel Management System Market Insight Report 2019 – Sokolis Group and Orpak Systems Ltd.  World Analytics

Market Research Future (MRFR)'s latest study projects that the global fuel management system market is set to expand at 4% CAGR over the forecast period.


How scooter startups Tier and Voi plan to conquer Germany  Sifted

Will brand new scooters and partnerships with local governments and transport companies help scooter startups Tier and Voi dominate the German market?


Scania increases customer awareness at Brisbane Truck Show | Logistics, Trucking & Transport News  Prime Mover

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show has delivered nearly twice as many potential customers according to Scania when compared to the previous event.


LNER launches Hitachi Azuma trainsets  Railway Gazette International

The first Azuma-branded inter-city trainsets will be introduced between Leeds and London on May 15. Hitachi will maintain the fleet under a 27-year *service* ...


Boeing’s Max Loss May Be Embraer’s Gain in Ukraine  Aviation International News

The former Soviet republics represent what could be just one example of a region where Embraer E-Jets are making more headway due to Max issues.


Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2019  GlobeNewswire

ATHENS, Greece, May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (Nasdaq and Oslo: SBLK), a global shipping ...


Fleets Credit Safety Systems, Video With Reducing Crashes, Claims  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Active safety technologies such as collision mitigation and lane departure warnings have proved effective at preventing crashes, but proper ...


Fleets, Maintenance Shops Eye 24-Hour Service to Enhance Driver Productivity  Transport Topics Online

Fleets Do Their Own Truck Repairs, Open *Service* Bays to Offset Cost.


2019 Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For according to TCA  Commercial Carrier Journal

Twenty fleets have been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge in the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For program. At TCA's Annual ...


FTR March Shippers Conditions Index shows positive momentum  The Trucker

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR's March Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) rose two full points from February to a reading of 2.8 reflecting a continued easing of ...


Walmart Expands Private Fleet Delivery, Adds New Intermodal Service  Transport Topics Online

Walmart has begun expanding the scope and capabilities of its private fleet, taking over store distribution from dedicated contract carriers at facilities in Maine, ...


Opinion: The Maintenance Shop's Role in Fleet Optimization  Transport Topics Online

Making the best use of your fleet should include considering the role of the maintenance shop. No company wants to continually rely on always having spare ...


ABB partners Octopus Group to further develop e-mobility market  Autocar Professional

ABB's EV charger operators and energy technology providers will be able to source the required mobility investment from Octopus Group.


ELD Era Brings Fleets, Shippers Toward More Collaboration, Experts Say  Transport Topics Online

The trucking market has undergone change in many forms over the years as technology and regulatory developments have exerted larger and more intense ...


TuSimple Proceeds With Plans to Build World's Largest Self-Driving Truck Fleet  Transport Topics Online

LAS VEGAS — Autonomous truck developer TuSimple said it will expand its U.S. test fleet to 40 vehicles by June, which the company claims will make it the ...


Some Fleets Embrace Paid Lodging for Drivers as Alternative to Sleeper Cabs  Transport Topics Online

When Bill McNamee, a professional truck driver for Carbon Express, first learned he'd be sleeping in hotel rooms while out on the road rather than in a sleeper ...


Fleets on Alert for 'Staged Accidents' as Spotlight Falls on Louisiana Trial  Transport Topics Online

Fender benders on the interstates in and around New Orleans are as common as a homemade bowl of jambalaya for lunch. But an accident on Interstate 10 at ...


Drivers Feel Safer in Hotel Rooms, Fleets Say  Transport Topics Online

Carriers that provide paid lodging for drivers said sleeping in hotel rooms not only improves their quality of rest, but also provides them with a greater sense of ...


Gorilla Safety Launches Fleet Management App  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Gorilla Safety introduced an app designed to improve fleet management at American Trucking Associations' 2019 Technology & Maintenance ...


Fleets Prepare Drivers for Extreme Cold  Transport Topics Online

Trucking groups prepared their drivers for the polar vortex gripping the Midwest with tips on operations and safety. The blast of arctic cold swept the region for ...


Fleets Seek Aftermarket Companies That Are Easy to Do Business With  Transport Topics Online

LAS VEGAS — Fleet executives are standardizing parts ordering and maintenance procedures as they deal with truck equipment that is increasingly complex ...


CVSA's Collin Mooney: Trouble Awaits Fleets Delaying Switch From AOBRDs to ELDs  Transport Topics Online

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A “manufacturers crisis” in transferring automatic onboard recording device software into electronic logging devices is in the making, ...


Trimble, Decisiv Partner to Connect Fleets With Repair Data From Service Providers  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Trimble Transportation has partnered with Decisiv to streamline communications and data sharing between fleet maintenance shops and their ...


Sustainable travel consultation for Newport will let people have their say  South Wales Argus

MEMBERS of the public are being invited to have their say on ambitious plans to change the way people travel around Newport.


Fleets Hunt for Tools to Lower Turnover  Transport Topics Online

Driver turnover is on pace to hit the highest annual rate in five years, but experts point to several ways carriers can limit the churn, including better hiring ...


Developers, Fleets Explore Voice Command  Transport Topics Online

Some developers are beginning to apply voice-command technology — think Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa — to the trucking industry to enhance safety and ...


Canadian carrier Bison Transport acquires Wisconsin-based trucking fleet  FreightWaves

Canadian trucking company Bison Transport acquired H.O. Wolding Inc., or HOW, a 320-truck dry van fleet headquartered in Amherst, Wisconsin, on April 1.


Lytx Debuts Tiered Platform for Safety, Fleet Services  Transport Topics Online

SAN DIEGO — Lytx is rolling out an updated suite of video safety and telematics services that company executives said is a response to the evolving ...


Bridgestone Campaign to Educate Fleets on Retreading Tires  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Bridgestone Americas is launching a campaign to help educate fleets about and dispel common myths regarding retreading tires, the company ...


Wheels Are a Component of Fleets' Lightweighting Efforts  Transport Topics Online

The cost of fuel consistently ranks among the top three expenses for trucking fleets, putting fuel economy at the top of fleet managers' minds. Increasing fuel ...


Fleets Eye Camera Systems to Replace Mirrors  Transport Topics Online

Camera monitor systems designed to replace a truck's conventional side mirrors are getting favorable reviews from drivers, according to executives at fleets that ...


Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service  Transport Topics Online

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: ...


Fleets Offer Salaries, Other Pay Models to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Shortage  Transport Topics Online

Fleets Offer Pay, Bonuses Beyond Cents Per Mile to Retain Drivers.


AOBRD Phaseout Under ELD Rule Could Pose Challenges for Fleets and Vendors, Experts Warn  Transport Topics Online

ATLANTA — Nearly all motor carriers subject to the federal electronic logging device mandate have complied with that regulation, but another significant ...


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