CVSA Sets Annual Roadcheck for Early June

Facebook Twitter Google Plus
April 16, 2015

How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer - not that deadlines mean much on Capitol Hill.

CVSA Sets Annual Roadcheck for Early June
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place from June 2 to 4.

Ports Must Adapt to Volume, Says N.J. Trucking Association
Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.

Spot Market Flatbed Rates Continue Moving Higher as Vans, Reefers Pause
<p><em>Graphic: DAT</em></p> Rates on the spot freight market continue crawling slowly upward in the flatbed sector but remain stagnant in the other two major categories.

Humor, Big Stars Make Infrastructure Funding Point
Google "John Oliver Infrastructure" and you'll get some 30 pages of results, with headlines such as "Stars Help John Oliver Make Infrastructure Maintenance Sexy." Deborah Lockridge explains why in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Profit Nearly Doubles for Marten Transport
<p><em>Photo by Evan Lockridge.</em></p> Truckload carrier Marten Transport reported profit in the first quarter of the year nearly doubled from the same time in 2014.

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Apples and Oranges
<p><strong>Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2.</strong><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Photo via Freightliner</em></p> Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Weakens, Homebuilder Optimism Up
For the first quarter of 2015 this measure of the total activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities declined at an annual rate of 1%, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2009.

Savannah Port Sees All-Time Record Cargo in March
<p><strong>A truck moves past a stack of containers at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal near Savannah, Ga.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B.Morton</em></p> The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.

UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations
<p><em>Photo courtesy of UPS.</em></p> TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Got Questions
Q. How should I store my oils and lubricants?

A. When it comes to lubricant storage, the first thing that we recommend you do is contact your lubricant provider and find out what training is available for your maintenance staff on proper storage and handling of lubricants. READ MORE

Got Questions
Q. Could the transmission acting as if the clutch brake is not engaging be a problem with the adjustment?

A. To better diagnose your situation there are some troubleshooting questions we would ask: 1. What is the clutch pedal free play? READ MORE

TABLET EDITION

Tablet Edition
Tablet Edition Tablet Edition Tablet Edition
Tablet Edition
Now available on your tablet
BLOG
Force Field Could Form 'Electrical Boat Tail' to Cut Turbulance

Plasma, the stuff of lightning and the Northern Lights, can be harnessed to alter the flow of air over trucks.

Autonomous Truck Development Marches On

Autonomous Tesla big rigs and a self-driving bus ... and what's the federal government going to do about regulating this fast-changing technology? Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

Rodeo du Camion is a Trucking Event Like No Other

Anyone who says all the fun has gone from trucking has never been to Rodeo du Camion. It's a trucking event like no other, where drivers pull 45-ton loads of 2x4 lumber up a 12% grade in pursuit of a few thousands dollars in prize money. Jim Park has more in his On the Road blog.

DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER
4 Best Practices for an Effective Fleet Safety Program

SAIA increases fleet reliability with On-Demand Maintenance

Which Bumper Is Right for You?

The Intelligent Trailer Fleet

Best Practices for Managing Driver Risk in Distribution Fleets

Driver Monitoring Myth vs. Reality

What Do Today’s Fleet Professionals Think of GPS Tracking Technology?

Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior

PHOTO GALLERIES
The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference had record attendance.
2016 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures
Terry Aslinger's 1995 Freightliner FLB &ndash; Freightliner Fever.
Walcott Truckers Jamboree Beauty Contest Winners

Rodeo du Camion
"Large car" touches include polished-metal filler panels behind the fenders and under the cab. Of course there are also dual chromed stacks.
Peterbilt's Heritage 567 Gleams, Evokes Past
ADVERTISE WITH US
David Moniz
Publisher
(330) 899-2200 ext. 21
dmoniz@truckinginfo.com
Ben Bobit
Southeast Region Manager
(310) 533-2464
ben.bobit@bobit.com
 
Bill Madden
West Region Manager
(503) 260-9679
bmadden@truckinginfo.com
Justin Miller
Midwest/Northeast Region Manager
(847) 496-5902
jmiller@truckinginfo.com
Dan Thornton
Cross Market and Select Account Specialist
(734) 676-9135
dthornton@truckinginfo.com
Sean Thornton
Classified Sales Manager
(269) 449-0257
sthornton@truckinginfo.com