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Leaders with the American Trucking Associations joined President Trump in calling on Congress to quickly act on comprehensive tax reform as a way of growing the economy and creating jobs. “While trucking sustains the vitality of the U.S. economy, we also carry a heavy tax burden, paying the highest corporate tax rate of any transportation […]
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Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers exhibiting unsafe […]
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Stoughton Trailers announced its newly designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer. Built using proven components, thorough testing and the same durability and value fleets have come to expect from Stoughton, the Platinum Series grain trailers are are available in 34-foot, 40-foot and 42-foot lengths in eight models to fit a variety of unique agriculture needs. Ease-of-Use […]
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FTR reports preliminary September net trailer orders at 21,500 units, up 47% from August and up an impressive 84% y/y. Orders met expectations and support the FTR forecast of another strong trailer market in 2018. Trailer orders have now totaled 275,000 units over the past twelve months, much in line with 2017 production numbers. Don […]
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Helion Trucking Technologies announced that Erik Nachbahr will present “The State of IT for the Heavy Trucking Industry” at the upcoming Karmak Leadership & Technology Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, October 17-19, 2017. In Nachbahr’s session truck dealers will learn the must-have technologies to operate at peak efficiency in 2018, and will also learn the […]
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FTR released preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for September at 22,100 units, continuing m/m increases of 7% versus August and 62% above a year ago. Order volume for September met FTR expectations as the market builds momentum heading into the fall order season. Orders from Canada were particularly robust as fleets are benefitting […]
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Collecting and tracking holistic data is the key to buying what your business actually needs, when it needs it, and at the right terms. When it comes to capital equipment and direct spend purchases, companies, by and large, maintain significant control, keeping a close watch on inventory, pricing, and contract terms. The suppliers often have […]
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Mack Trucks highlighted the newly introduced Mack Anthem during 2017 Tank Truck Week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Combining efficiency and productivity boosting enhancements with weight conscious options, the newly introduced Mack Anthem features an all new exterior design with optimized aerodynamics to help improve fuel efficiency and new driving […]
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FMCSA To Hold Hours Of Service Question And Answer Session. Attend a live Hours of Service (HOS) Question and Answer session with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) subject matter expert Tom Yager, Chief of the Driver and Carrier Operations Division, and Peter Chandler, Lead Transportation Specialist in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Passenger […]
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Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic Hoboken crash we now know involved sleep apnea, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Cory Booker announced new legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to test train- and commercial-vehicle operators for sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, which had been long ignored until a series […]
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