James Jaillet

Volvo head talks fuel efficiency of ‘14 engines, remote diagnostics

Volvo President Goran Nyberg said the company’s 2014 engines are getting higher fuel economy than the company originally expected, besting their 2013 counterparts by 3 percent, rather than the 2 percent Volvo predicted.

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OOIDA’s Spencer: Driver treatment a key element in ‘driver image’

Driver image is a two-sided issue, OOIDA's Todd Spencer said: Part of image, he says, in addition to what the public and trucking outsiders think, is also what truck drivers think of themselves.

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Trucking Moves America Forward campaign aimed at bettering industry, driver image

ACT 1 officially unveiled a new image campaign for the industry aimed at attracting drivers, educating the public about the industry’s ubiquitous role in American life and the U.S. economy and changing policy makers’ perceptions of trucking. The Trucking Moves America Forward campaign was announced March 26 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “We have a great story to tell,” said Todd Spencer, executive VP of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. “We want to reach ...

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Driverless trucks, driver scorecards: Bendix highlights collision mitigation tech

Bendix covered a variety of topics at its annual breakfast press event in Louisville at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 26, ranging from autonomous trucks, collision mitigation technology, the economy and its SafetyDirect driver/truck monitoring system. Below is the live Twitter coverage of Bendix's speakers talks on SafetyDirect and driverless vehicles. Click here to see coverage of Bendix Electronic Stability Program system and its growth in the market. Below the Twitter coverage are some screenshots from ...

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LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

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Hours rule waivers for propane haulers extended as Obama signs exemption bill

Propane haulers in 36 states are exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations until May 31, as President Barack Obama signed a bill into law March 21 that extends waivers first granted in February by FMCSA.

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Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

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Diesel price slips, falls 1.8 cents to $4 even

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended March 17 to $4.003 a gallon, according to the DOE. That's the biggest drop since mid-January.

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New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

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Logging device mandate could come in 2016, outlines hardware spec’s, harassment provisions

The rule addresses driver harassment protections, hardware specifications and hours of service-related supporting documents.

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