Trucks

  1. Truck Drivers Face Challenges as Essential Workers

    Truck Drivers Face Challenges as Essential Workers A Pocomoke City trucking company says although truck drivers are essential workers, they’ve been left behind in recent months because of new restrictions. The owner, Kenneth Rantz, says drivers do a lot of behind the scenes work. Since the pandemic began, most have been contained to their trucks because the rest stops aren’t running as usual. Read more...
  2. FMCSA Rolls Out New Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers

    FMCSA Rolls Out New Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers The latest rules aim to provide more flexibility to drivers while still keeping the highways safe. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published what it is calling a “final rule” updating hours of service (HOS) regulations for truck drivers and other commercial motor vehicle drivers Read more...
  3. New Trucking Index Tracks Recovery From COVID-19 Shutdowns

    New Trucking Index Tracks Recovery From COVID-19 Shutdowns “Because this is not a traditional economic recession, we are watching the dynamics in distinct phases that are unique to this crisis," said Eric Starks, CEO of FTR Transportation Intelligence. A new index, announced on May 1, is offering visibility on the state of the trucking market as anticipation of an economic restart grows. The COVID-19 Read more...
  4. Innovation Takes a Willingness to be Uncomfortable

    Innovation Takes a Willingness to be Uncomfortable COVID-19 has forced all of us to change the way we live and work, so it seems like this might be a good time to interject innovation into business processes and operations. “Innovation is not about money, good ideas or who you know. It is about discomfort,” according to Sterling Hawkins, global innovation expert and tech entrepreneur. Speaking Read more...
  5. Automotive Companies Help Put the Brakes on COVID-19 Medical-Supply Shortages

    Automotive Companies Help Put the Brakes on COVID-19 Medical-Supply Shortages Manufacturers use expertise and existing parts to produce face shields and respirators to combat COVID-19. It is during times of crisis that industries pull together, set aside competitive differences and inspire us all with the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges through ingenuity and pure determination. When I first saw the Read more...
  6. As Coronavirus Grips Economy, Lenders Offer Some Forgiveness for Missed Truck Payments

    As Coronavirus Grips Economy, Lenders Offer Some Forgiveness for Missed Truck Payments Owner-operators and small fleets with financed or leased equipment can likely land at least temporary relief from their monthly truck payments simply by contacting their lenders to work out a deal. With the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak suddenly tossing the global economy into an all-but-certain recession and some owner-operators already reporting Read more...
  7. Unexpected Load-to-Truck Ratio a Bright Spot in Dark Times

    Unexpected Load-to-Truck Ratio a Bright Spot in Dark Times Load-to-truck ratio (LTR) is matching 2018 levels, which hints at a better-than-expected supply chain health, and good news for a country that desperately needs some right now. Things look bad and most of us are afraid (or ordered) to leave our homes. As dark as things are right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears one bright spot for the Read more...
  8. Test Drive: The Electric Volvo VNR

    Test Drive: The Electric Volvo VNR The electric truck is carving out a niche in stop-and-start and low-mileage applications, so sending a small fleet of them into California’s ports sounds like no-brainer. Announced just more than a year ago, the Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solution (LIGHTS) partnership teamed together Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) fleet customers NFI Read more...
  9. Vermeer Introduces Line of High-Capacity, Truck-Mounted Vacuum Excavators

    Vermeer Introduces Line of High-Capacity, Truck-Mounted Vacuum Excavators Company to offer product line through minority ownership and distribution partnership with VXP Vermeer has purchased a minority equity investment in and signed a distribution agreement with Vacuum X-Traction Products (VXP). Through the agreement, VXP will supply a series of Vermeer-branded, high-capacity, truck-mounted vacuum excavators to be sold Read more...
  10. Takeaways From The Volvo LIGHTS Showcase

    Takeaways From The Volvo LIGHTS Showcase A day of driving and discussing the electrification of the trucking industry shows just how much cooperation is needed to make it a reality. And California is proving to be one of the biggest supporters of this tremendous undertaking. After a full day of test drives, interactive demonstrations, speeches and panel discussions at the Volvo LIGHTS Read more...

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