Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

Remote controlled trucks, new automated transmission highlight ZF’s new product showcase

| July 09, 2014

ZF showed off a wide array of new systems this week, but the highlights are an all-new dual-clutch automated manual transmission and the new Smart Truck Maneuvering System, which allows trucks to be "driven" remotely with a tablet computer.

PrePass: 475k trucks using service

| July 08, 2014

PrePass weigh station bypass service announced July 8 that its participation in May reached 475,000, a record-high for the company.  PrePass has 304 opreation sites in 31 states and is the largest truck safety pre-clearance system ...

Navistar hit with 3 lawsuits over EGR-only engines as carriers claim defects, losses

| July 08, 2014

Three trucking companies have filed lawsuits against truck and engine maker Navistar, claiming its '11-'12 MaxxForce engines were defective and didn’t meet federal emissions standards. The lawsuits further allege Navistar knew its engines were flawed yet concealed that information.

Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program

| July 08, 2014

An agency subcommittee meets this month to determine whether FMCSA met its objectives with the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The agency also said this week the latest applicant to the program failed the pre-authorization safety audit.

BigRigBuilder offers virtual 3D truck builder

| July 08, 2014

BigRigBuilder.com recently announced the launch of its virtual entertainment website built for American truck operators that allows them to "build their dream semi and compete in a virtual truck show" for gear they can install on their actual trucks.

Chevron honors million milers

| July 08, 2014

Chevron Delo inducted eight new drivers into its Million Mile Club in May. The Million Mile Club, sponsored by Red Eye Radio, recognizes truck drivers who have driven one million accident-free miles.

Diesel snaps short upswing, falls slightly

| July 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped seven-tenths of a cent to $3.913 in the week ended July 7, according to the Dept. of Energy, snapping the short two-week uptick in the price of diesel.

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