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InMotion Global releases improvement to TMS software
Jul 10, 2017 20:17:03

InMotion Global, Inc. announced AscendTMS released a new commission and branch split management system available for TMS software. The new module is provided as an included feature of the Premium AscendTMS subscription. It allows carriers and freight brokers to setup and manage a variety of sales commission and branch split programs, along with full commission overrides on a load-by-load basis, the company noted. Tim Higham, president and CEO of InMotion Global, Inc. said, “Commissio...


British Columbia Supreme Court upholds container truck driver wage 'floor'
Jul 10, 2017 20:15:40

Supreme Court of British Columbia, with a June 30th ruling, means 10 trucking companies will have to shell out more than $1 million in back pay to truck drivers. The court upheld the wage “floor” in the Container Trucking Act, ruling against the trucking companies after they sued the provincial government in an effort to overturn the legislation. The Act establishes a minimum wage for container truck drivers working in the province. Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, Canada&rsquo...


FHA National Coalition on Truck Parking Reports
Jul 10, 2017 20:14:43

The Federal Highway Administration’s National Coalition on Truck Parking released its first activity report. It was formed in response to Jason’s Law, named in honor of Jason Rivenburg, a truck driver who was attacked and murdered on March 4, 2009, while sleeping in his truck at an abandoned gas station near a delivery location that was not yet open for the day. He had been unable to find a dedicated truck parking facility and learned about the abandoned gas station from other trucke...


SelecTrucks Announce New Discount Program for Veterans
May 08, 2017 13:28:00

SelecTrucks recently announced a new discount program for military veterans at 24 SelecTrucks Centers throughout the United States and Canada. In support of “Hiring our Heroes,” veterans of the United States and Canadian military are now eligible to receive a discount of up to $3,500 on qualifying vehicle purchases through the Proud to Serve Veterans Discount.  The discount program runs through Dec. 31, 2017.  In order to use this discount program, customers must provide...


CVSA Roadcheck planned for June 6-8
May 08, 2017 13:22:47

This year’s International Roadcheck needs to be on the trucking industry’s calendar for June 6-8, 2017. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour safety blitz is in its 30th year in 2017. It is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period. International Roadcheck is an annual three-day event when CVSA-certified inspe...


Sale of 'Everyday Heroes' Kenworth to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking
May 08, 2017 13:01:15

An auction for the Kenworth T680 Everyday Heroes Truck is planned for June 20 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, AZ. Proceeds from the sale go directly to Truckers Against Trafficking – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees.     The special Kenworth T680 has a retail value of $157,000, and is fully loaded with a 76-inch sleeper, 485-hp Paccar MX-13 engine, and Ea...


U.S. Trade Deficit Smaller
May 08, 2017 12:58:33

The U.S. trade deficit was narrower than expected in March as a record number of exports of services partly cushioned a drop in merchandise shipments, Commerce Department data showed Thursday.     •    Gap little changed at $43.7 billion (forecast was $44.5 billion) from a revised $43.8 billion in February     •    Exports decreased 0.9 percent to $191 billion, biggest drop since October, led by energy, autos and pharmaceu...


Celadon goes back to basics
May 04, 2017 14:02:05

Shares of stock in Celadon Inc. have dropped to an all-time low this week in the wake of executive leadership changes and accusations of financial reporting problems.   Shares dropped as much as 67 percent Tuesday morning after the Indianapolis-based trucking company stood accused of allegedly issuing misleading financial statements about its truck leasing program. Celadon has changed up its leadership team, replacing COO Eric Meek with Jon Russell, the son of Celadon’s found...


Ryder partners with Workhorse
May 04, 2017 13:58:11

Ryder System Inc. announced it will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc. Ryder will be the exclusive maintenance provider for Workhorse’s entire light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicle fleet in North America and will provide a combination of warranty and maintenance services as part of Ryder’s SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio.   Ryder announced it will also serve as the primary distributor in North America for Workhorse’s E-1...


Polaris buys JG Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing
May 04, 2017 13:54:46

Polaris Transportation Group has purchased Toronto-based JG Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing, marking its third corporate acquisition. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Drapeau and Commercial Warehousing will continue to be led by the existing management team including Margaret Hogg, who remains general manager. JG Drapeau offers truckload and Less than Truckload services, including hazardous materials, food products, temperature-controlled freight and container drayage thr...


Peterbilt Adds Collision Mitigation Standard
Apr 25, 2017 10:37:34

Peterbilt Motor Co. plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation safety system a standard feature on its Model 579 highway tractor starting July 1. A radar-based collision mitigation system aimed specifically at reducing rear-end collisions, Wingman Advanced also offers adaptive cruise control with braking as well as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), Bendix noted. The Wingman system us based on the Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Peterbilt has offered as a ...


Navistar introduces New Regional Haul Class 8
Apr 25, 2017 10:34:48

Navistar introduced a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec’d with the OEM’s new 12.4-litre A26 engine as its standard power plant. "The new International RH Series continues our commitment to build trucks that lead the industry in uptime," said Bill Kozek, president of truck and parts for Navistar, in a statement. "We are confident this truck will continue to build on our momentum and be successful in the reg...


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InMotion Global releases improvement to TMS software
Jul 10, 2017 20:17:03

InMotion Global, Inc. announced AscendTMS released a new commission and branch split management system avai...


British Columbia Supreme Court upholds container truck driver wage 'floor'
Jul 10, 2017 20:15:40

Supreme Court of British Columbia, with a June 30th ruling, means 10 trucking companies will have to shell ...


FHA National Coalition on Truck Parking Reports
Jul 10, 2017 20:14:43

The Federal Highway Administration’s National Coalition on Truck Parking released its first activity ...