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Convey says shippers, not carriers, be more engaged
Nov 22, 2017 13:10:01

According to a new survey of 1,500 shoppers by cloud-based delivery management platform provider Convey, that “free yet faster” demand is sharpening further into what the company calls “proactive delivery,” whereby consumers expect the shippers – not the carriers, surprisingly – of their goods to be more directly engaged regarding transportation issues; especially in terms of compensation when there are problems. “Despite the best efforts of retailers...


Meals For 18 Wheels Delivers Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2017 13:09:42

Even if you are away from home on Thanksgiving Thursday, you could still have a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Meals For 18 Wheels helps deliver meals to truckers in need throughout the year, and wants to make sure truckers still get to enjoy Thanksgiving even if they’re on the road. On Nov. 23-24, the group’s volunteers will be matched with drivers to bring them a Thanksgiving dinner plate. If you’re interested, check their Facebook page on Thanksgiving morning and look for ...


More ELD Murkiness
Nov 22, 2017 13:07:43

If you’re toying with not buying an electronic logging device and just taking your chances, for the first few months, you won’t be put out of service and violations won’t count against you. But, the answer on whether you will get a ticket isn’t as clear. The FMCSA hosted an electronic logging device update for the media on Monday to answer questions about the pending mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion around the upc...


Eaton Cummins Develop Auto Trans for Mexican Needs
Nov 17, 2017 14:24:58

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies introduced a new fuel economy-focused calibration designed "to meet and exceed the distinctive demands" of Mexican commercial trucking. The newly-configured 18-speed Eaton UltraShift PLUS MXP automated transmission will be paired with a Cummins ISX15 diesel engine, delivering a powertrain designed for premium performance and maximum fuel efficiency in Mexico's unique driving conditions, according to the Eaton-Cummins joint venture. ...


Seat Belt Use 86 percent Amongst Truckers
Nov 17, 2017 14:24:24

Truckers have a proven track record when it comes to safety and not just for the surrounding drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that safety belt use among commercial truck and bus drivers reached a new record last year. According to results from a national survey, 86 percent of commercial drivers in 2016 buckled up, a significant increase from 65 percent when the survey was first conducted in 2007. FMCSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administ...


Trucking Industry Wants Motorists To Be Safe During Traffic Incident Response Week
Nov 17, 2017 14:23:48

Responders and motorists are exposed to great risk during emergency response activities, but did you know nearly 13% of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty are killed in vehicle-related incidents? Traffic incidents are the number one cause of death for emergency responders. This week, American Trucking Associations and their America’s Road Team are observing Traffic Incident Response Week and encourage all motorists to responsibly react to emergency responder...


4 Tracks has been a member of the Manitoba Trucking Association since 2011.
Nov 10, 2017 09:24:15

 4 Tracks has been a member of the Manitoba Trucking Association since 2011. I find the MTA to be an invaluable resource, that our 4 Tracks team often utilize for solutions for our everyday problems and find their training offerings to be second to none. I am comforted knowing the MTA is working on our behalf in developing and maintaining a safer and healthier business environment for our industry in Manitoba. If you have an existing trucking company or are thinking of starting a trucking c...


Honeywell teams with Omnitracs to add electronic logs to its driver workflow solution
Nov 10, 2017 00:08:22

Industrial hardware and software company Honeywell has extended its enterprise software suite to enable commercial truck drivers to complete electronic logs and conduct vehicle inspections with one mobile device, helping fleets and drivers comply with the federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate taking effect in December. Developed in collaboration with fleet management systems provider Omnitracs, the software runs on Android-based devices such as Honeywell's mobile computers and is de...


FMCSA Deems Georgia Carrier Imminent Hazard
Nov 10, 2017 00:07:46

A Georgia trucking company has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation news release. Following a fatal crash, DOT investigators discovered several violations committed by the company. In August, Dwight Anthony Preddie, co-owner of Decatur, Ga.-based Keep on Trucking, was driving a truck on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County, Va. Despite driving into a construction zone, Preddie kep...


Martinez to Head FMCSA
Nov 10, 2017 00:07:10

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve Raymond Martinez’s nomination to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the full Senate. Martinez, a long-time leader in a variety of government- and transportation-related roles, was nominated by President Donald Trump to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday.   Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned Martinez extensively during his confir...


New Loves Will Feature An On-Site Casino
Nov 01, 2017 18:57:25

Love’s Travel Stops expanded its presence in the Sooner State with the opening of a new travel stop in Newcastle, Oklahoma, approximately 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The new store opened for business earlier this month and features an on-site casino, which opens later this year and is operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The new 24/7 travel stop is the third Love’s location to feature a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The new store also offers a Subway restaurant, fresh fru...


WIX unveils smart air filter monitor
Nov 01, 2017 18:57:37

A new smart air filter monitoring system dubbed “Senzit” is being launched by WIX Filters that will purportedly deliver a “new level of connectivity” across vehicle types and brands via a package of 10 sensor connected through a central web portal to help reduce equipment downtime and repair costs. Charles Vaillant, group vice president technology at Mann+Hummel, WIX’s parent company, explained in a statement that Senzit means vehicle operators, mechanics, and fl...


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Trucking News
Convey says shippers, not carriers, be more engaged
Nov 22, 2017 13:10:01

According to a new survey of 1,500 shoppers by cloud-based delivery management platform provider Convey, th...


Meals For 18 Wheels Delivers Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2017 13:09:42

Even if you are away from home on Thanksgiving Thursday, you could still have a delicious Thanksgiving meal...


More ELD Murkiness
Nov 22, 2017 13:07:43

If you’re toying with not buying an electronic logging device and just taking your chances, for the f...