Trucking News In Today’s News Stories

Here is today’s trucking news stories in the news

About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.

About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. About Women In Trucking Association, Inc. – Benzinga

Celadon Group Announces Closing of Joint Venture with Element Fleet Management

https://www.ajot.com/news/celadon-group-announces-closing-of-joint-venture-with-element-fleet-managemCeladon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI) (“Celadon”) announced today that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Element Transportation LLC (“Element”), a subsidiary of Element Fleet Management (TSX: EFN). Celadon Group Announces Closing of Joint Venture with Element Fleet Management – American Journal of Transportation

Grow your fleet or increase your margins?

http://www.trucknews.com/blogs/grow-fleet-increase-margins/If I was to ask any trucking company this simple question I would expect to get the same answer from all of them, or I would hope that I would anyway. Grow your fleet or increase your margins?

Noteworthy Rating Sentiment Filing: How Analysts Feel About Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL)

http://www.mmahotstuff.com/2017/01/03/noteworthy-rating-sentiment-filing-how-analysts-feel-about-old-dominion-freight-line-nasdaqodfl.htmlNoteworthy Rating Sentiment Filing: How Analysts Feel About Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL)?This means 25% are positive. Old Dominion Freight Line has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Noteworthy Rating Sentiment Filing: How Analysts Feel About Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL)? – MoneyMakingArticles

FMCSA removes medical examiner from National Registry

http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-removes-medical-examiner-national-registryUSDOT/FMCSA to revoke all certificates issued by Dr. Anthony Lefteris to commercial motor vehicle operators within the past two years. On Dec. 1, 2016, a criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, was issued against Anthony Lefteris, Doctor of Chiropractic (D. FMCSA removes medical examiner from National Registry

UberFreight opens for business

UberFreight opens for businessUber has not yet responded to Today’s Trucking’s request for more information, yet early reports suggest Uber will start operations with carriers across the continent and amass driving and technical data which the company will then use to further UberFreight opens for business – Today’s Trucking News

APL Logistics appoints Villalon as president

APL Logistics announced the appointment of William Villalon as president of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He served as acting president since Nov. 2, 2016. Immediately prior to this role, Villalon served as the global leader for APL Logistics’ Automotive vertical, and the regional leader for the company’s North America region. “Under his leadership, the automotive vertical has grown organically and through joint-ventures into a leading automotive logistics services & solutions provider in North America, China and India,” the company said. APL Logistics appoints Villalon as president

Trucking Industry on Board With Michigan’s Diesel Tax Hike

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44395Trucking Industry on Board With Michigan’s Diesel Tax Hike | | Trucking, Freight …Truckers filling their tanks with diesel in Michigan are paying 11.3 cents more per gallon in tax than they did last month as part of a 2015 law designed to eventually produce $400 million for the state’s roads and bridges. And while … Trucking Industry on Board With Michigan’s Diesel Tax Hike | Transport Topics Online | Trucking, Freight … – Transport Topics Online

Overcoming Teamsters Opposition, XPO Shareholders OK Higher Exec Compensation

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44397XPO shareholders overwhelmingly approved a plan Dec. 20 to increase the maximum number of shares the company can issue to executives as compensation, to 2.5 million shares from 500,000, easily overcoming opposition from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Overcoming Teamsters Opposition, XPO Shareholders OK Higher Exec Compensation

ATRI Top 10 report looks back at Critical Issues in the 2016 Trucking Industry

Content Source:  Bulk Transporter With 2016 drawing to a close, Bulk Logistics Trends looks back on some of the critical issues that affected tank truck carriers—and the trucking industry as a whole. This Top 10 list was compiled from the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual report: “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry—2016. ATRI Top 10 report looks back at Critical Issues in the 2016 Trucking Industry

“Thank You Trucking” – PAM Transport Driver’s Thoughts Heading into 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXkrJf_aZE8Trucker Wayne drives a Dedicated Lane for PAM Transport trucking company. “Thank You Trucking” – PAM Transport Driver’s Thoughts Heading into 2017

Trucker Drivers: The Key To Managing Your Trailer Tires – Part I

While we spend a lot of time talking about tires for the tractor, far too often we neglect one of the other most important aspects of the rubber on the road: trailer tires. Trucker Drivers: The Key To Managing Your Trailer Tires – Part I

Women In Trucking Association Partners with The National Transportation Institute to Gather and Distribute its WIT Index

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13950618.htmWomen In Trucking Association Partners with The National Transportation Institute to Gather and Distribute its WIT IndexNTI’s COO, Leah Shaver, serves on the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association board of directors. “We know that women represent a largely underdeveloped minority group in our industry,” said Shaver. Women In Trucking Association Partners with The National Transportation Institute to Gather and Distribute its WIT Index – PR Web (press release)

Truck stops aim to be all-in-one service providers

http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-stops-aim-be-all-one-service-providersConvenience is the watchword among truck stops today, with fuel, parking, and showers still the top demands. Chris McElhaney boils the strategic planning for most truck stops today down to a single word: convenience, for truck drivers and fleets alike. “They will do anything they can not to have to stop at three different places,” he explained to Fleet Owner. Truck stops aim to be all-in-one service providers

CarriersEdge: Smaller fleets see benefits of online training

CarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the North American transportation industry, announced that a growing number of small fleets are adopting its driver training courses and platform. CarriersEdge: Smaller fleets see benefits of online training

Schneider files IPO registration statement

http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/schneider_files_ipo_registration_statementSchneider files IPO registration statementIt has a wide-ranging portfolio of freight transportation and logistics services, including: regional and long-haul truckload, expedited, dedicated, bulk, intermodal, final mile, LTL, brokerage, cross-dock logistics, border cross, supply chain Schneider files IPO registration statement – Logistics Management

Truck driver cited after rollover crash on I-64, I-57 interchange

http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34170585/truck-driver-cited-after-rollover-crash-on-i-64-i-57-interchangeTruck driver cited after rollover crash on I-64, I-57 interchangeVERNON — A crash at the Interstate 64 interchange with I-57 in Jefferson County sent the driver to the hospital. Truck driver cited after rollover crash on I-64, I-57 interchange – WSIL TV

Florida Truckers Say ‘Road Rage’ Getting Worse, Not Better

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44398If commuters only understood. That is the prevailing mentality of truck drivers when it comes to courtesy, and the lack thereof, on Florida’s highways. Florida Truckers Say ‘Road Rage’ Getting Worse, Not Better

 

Trucking Stories In Today’s News

 

Garbage trucks will line Times Square to thwart New Year’s terror – New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/garbage-trucks-line-times-square-thwart-new-year-terror-article-1.2927859Garbage trucks will line Times Square to thwart New Year’s terrorSixty-five strategically placed sanitation vehicles will instead augment the law enforcement presence in the Crossroads of the World this weekend, officials announced at a Thursday news conference. Garbage trucks will line Times Square to thwart New Year’s terror – New York Daily News

Judge will try to pick Knox jury for trial of trucker charged in deaths of two motorists – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/1609809CourierJudge will try to pick Knox jury for trial of trucker charged in deaths of two motoristsCourier29 to hear a report from the status conference held earlier in the day between the state, defense and judge in the justice’s office. Judge will try to pick Knox jury for trial of trucker charged in deaths of two motorists – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

PeopleNet taps Osiecki to strengthen compliance efforts

http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-taps-osiecki-strengthen-compliance-effortsPeopleNet announced it has selected David J. Osiecki to consult and work on behalf of PeopleNet as part of its ongoing efforts to help customers strengthen their safety and compliance. Osiecki is the president and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, a new venture that is focused on providing advisory services and the implementation of programs to companies in the transportation industry. PeopleNet taps Osiecki to strengthen compliance efforts

Volvo Adds Skype to its 90 Series Vehicles

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/news/story/2016/12/volvo-adds-skype-to-90-series.aspxVolvo Cars is introducing Skype for Business to its new 90 Series cars to streamline how drivers engage in meetings while operating a vehicle. Volvo Adds Skype to its 90 Series Vehicles

HDT’s Most Popular Videos of 2016

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/12/hdt-s-most-popular-videos-of-2016.aspxFor 2016, we expanded our video coverage to bring you even more truck and equipment reviews, previews, and test drives as well as some coverage from the biggest events of the year. HDT’s Most Popular Videos of 2016

Small fleets train drivers with online video – DC Velocity

http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20161229-small-fleets-train-drivers-with-online-video/Small fleets train drivers with online videoA rising number of small trucking fleets are adopting the online training tools that once could found only at the largest transportation companies, one technology provider says. Small fleets train drivers with online video – DC Velocity

2016’s Top 10 Dash Cams

http://fleetowner.com/safety/2016s-top-10-dash-camsWhile it began as something semi-serious to get readers headed into the weekend, Friday’s Dash Cam of the Week has become the most popular feature on American Trucker, our publication geared to owner-operators. And, when done right, the video clips educate as much as they entertain. 2016’s Top 10 Dash Cams

HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/12/hdt-s-most-popular-photo-galleries-of-2016.aspxHeavy Duty Trucking magazine brought its readers colorful photos from around the country in 2016, showing new vehicles, industry events, truck beauty contests, and a particularly important Christmas Tree. HDT’s Most Popular Photo Galleries of 2016

UberFreight is Taking on the Trucking Industry

https://futurism.com/uberfreight-might-just-be-the-first-step-towards-an-autonomous-trucking-system/UberFreight—the love child begotten by Uber’s acquisition of the self-driving truck startup Otto—has just unveiled a new website. Details are sparse, but it could mean autonomous freight delivery is not far off. Details about the new service are sparse, but it’s likely the plan is to use test runs of the technology to gather real-life data that will “educate” the self-driving algorithms. If that’s true, it may not be very long now before we see whole fleets of autonomous trucks cruising the highways. UberFreight is Taking on the Trucking Industry

 

In Trucking News Today

Here are some of the trucking stories in today’s news.

Investigators Say Truck Driver Was Driving For 21 Consecutive Hours Before Fatal Crash

http://www.livetrucking.com/investigators-say-truck-driver-involved-fatal-crash-driving-21-hours-straight/PCP and marijuana were also found in his system. Investigators Say Truck Driver Was Driving For 21 Consecutive Hours Before Fatal Crash

 

Autonomous Trucks That Drive in Packs Could Save Time, Fuel, According to MIT

We look at those same metrics, versus sustainability such as cost, energy and environmental impact. This line of research might really turn transportation on its head. Autonomous Trucks That Drive in Packs Could Save Time, Fuel, According to MIT

Truckers Rely on the Pusher to Get Over California’s Donner Summit

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44341With drought-defying snowstorms romping through the Sierra on a weekly basis, truckers once again are discovering how tough California’s Interstate 80 Donner Pass can be. Truckers Rely on the Pusher to Get Over California’s Donner Summit

 

Trucking makes Montana holidays possible – The Missoulian

http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/trucking-makes-montana-holidays-possible/article_a0dda56c-2a10-5fc8-a053-790f2a33ed98.htmlTrucking makes Montana holidays possibleWhen more than 100 million drivers are on the road this season – as AAA forecasted for year-end holidays last year – they’ll be driving alongside nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers, with 6,210 drivers in Montana alone. Trucking makes Montana holidays possible – The Missoulian

Online Courses May Benefit Drivers and Truck Stop Employees

http://www.gobytrucknews.com/online-courses-benefit/123You can access them here. On the truck driving side, Carrier’s Edge is a technology company that offers online training designed to translate complex regulations into real-world context that drivers understand. Online Courses May Benefit Drivers and Truck Stop Employees

Fleet Owner’s Top 10 photo galleries of 2016

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-s-top-10-photo-galleries-2016Throughout the year, Fleet Owner has the opportunity to attend various events, visit manufacturers and fleets, and witness the unveiling of the newest trucks and technologies. Oftentimes, these opportunities produce some great photographs that our editors turn into galleries. Here is a look at the 10 most popular photo galleries appearing on the Fleet Owner website in 2016. To see the individual galleries, click the link in the caption. Fleet Owner’s Top 10 photo galleries of 2016

Hours-of-service moves into #2 in the ATRI list

http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/hours-service-moves-2-atri-listSignificant negative impacts on the industry have been documented by numerous sources due to the 34-hour restart provisions first implemented in July 2013. In 2013, ATRI found that 80% of motor carriers indicated a loss of productivity directly attributable to the now-suspended rules, and driver pay impacts were estimated to range from $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion annually. Hours-of-service moves into #2 in the ATRI list

 

In Trucking News This Week

Obama Administration Says 80 to 100% Of Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs Due To Automation

http://www.livetrucking.com/obama-adminstration-says-80-to-100-of-truck-drivers-will-lose-their-jobs/Obama Administration Says 80 to 100% Of Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs Due To Automation A new White House report highlights the effects of AI and automation in the labor markets.

 

Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities say – Press Herald

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/23/truck-driver-in-fatal-maine-turnpike-crash-was-not-qualified-to-be-behind-wheel-feds-say/Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities say – Press Herald Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities sayKamau’s company was also found to have failed to keep required records detailing the maintenance and upkeep of its trucks, and kept no records of its drivers’ qualifications.

Q&A: How fleets can benefit from big data – Fleet Owner

http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-how-fleets-can-benefit-big-dataQ&A: How fleets can benefit from big data – Fleet Owner Q&A: How fleets can benefit from big dataBill Combs, director-connected fleet for Penske Truck Leasing, believes there’s a multitude of ways today’s trucking fleets can use “big data” to help improve their operations. However …

Regulatory reforms sought under Trump: ‘We’re going to find out if Republicans can deliver’

http://www.ccjdigital.com/regulatory-reforms-sought-under-trump-were-going-to-find-out-if-republicans-can-deliver/Regulatory reforms sought under Trump: ‘We’re going to find out if Republicans can deliver’ While the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate is likely shielded from interference from President-elect Donald Trump, Republican control in Washington gives the industry hope for a loosened and more accountable regulatory environment, industry groups said in recent weeks.

Owner-operators, fleets participate in Wreaths Across America Day

http://www.overdriveonline.com/owner-operators-fleets-participate-in-wreaths-across-america-day/Owner-operators, fleets participate in Wreaths Across America Day More than 150 trucking companies, small and large, helped transport more than 1.2 million wreaths across the nation this year for the annual Wreaths Across America event.

Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public – Dallas Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/12/23/trucking-firm-daseke-has-more-acquisitions-in.html Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public – Dallas Business Journal Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public“It was just an idea,” Daseke told investors on a conference call Friday. Daseke Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler said the industry “is open to consolidation” and they have a pipeline of 24 possible companies to buy after the merger.

Police agency posts video of intoxicated truck driver as reminder to not drink and drive

http://www.cbs46.com/story/34121205/police-agency-posts-video-of-intoxicated-truck-driver-as-reminder-to-not-drink-and-drivePolice agency posts video of intoxicated truck driver as reminder to not drink and drive The video shows the truck driver leave the roadway … The images are public record and come from various law enforcement and detention center websites. Those who are pictured are innocent until proven guilty.

NTTC fuel haulers meet with FMCSA to discuss possible HOS exemption

http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/nttc-fuel-haulers-meet-fmcsa-discuss-possible-hos-exemptionNTTC fuel haulers meet with FMCSA to discuss possible HOS exemption An NTTC delegation of members and staff met with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials in mid-December to discuss unique challenges faced by fuel haulers attempting to follow the hours of service rules.  NTTC members John Hamel of J&S Transport Co Inc and Becky Perlaky of the Kenan Advantage Group Inc joined NTTC staff Dan Furth and Boyd Stephenson to meet with the federal officials. The Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association also provided information used in the meeting.

Trucking tops list in 2015 in workplace deaths; 745 tally is a decline

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/dec/21/trucking-tops-in-15-in-workplace-deaths/Trucking tops list in 2015 in workplace deaths; 745 tally is a decline Truck driving … U.S. Department of Transportation, since November 2011 the total number of vehicle miles traveled has risen steadily from under 3 trillion to 3.2 trillion miles in Sept. 2016.

 

Trump’s DOT Pick Outlines Priorities for Agency

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44325Trump’s DOT Pick Outlines Priorities for Agency The effective enforcement of safety, repairing critical infrastructure and expediting the permitting process are priorities at the U.S. Department of Transportation that Elaine Chao said she will address if confirmed as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.