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Trucking industry revenues were $676.2 billion in 2016

Trucking industry revenues in 2016 were $676.2 billion, according to findings of the American Trucking Associations in ATA American Trucking Trends 2017, the annual compendium of data about the trucking industry. “The information in Trends highlights exactly what I tell elected officials, regulators and key decision-makers every day: trucking is literally the driving force behind our

Fleet Equipment’s 2016 Truck Equipment Trend of the Year

This past year saw the introduction of new trucks, new proprietary integrated powertrain equipment—including the introduction of 2017 engines—and a huge leap forward in terms of truck technology and telematics. Yet the biggest equipment talking point this year was the piece of the equipment productivity puzzle that has the largest direct impact on the truck’s

Five truck trend takeaways from November

A look at the five biggest takeaways from the month of November in the world of heavy-duty trucks.

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Pondering the issue of speed governors

May I ask a favor? It’s OK—I’m not trying to borrow money or power tools. What I really need is for someone to explain to me, in terms that are both simple and concise, what the issue with speed governors is. I am prone to confusion about many things, but speed governors and heavy trucks?

Mitigating collisions with the latest in safety systems

At the 2015 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jack Van Steenburg, assistant administrator and chief safety officer at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), reported on trends in commercial motor vehicle safety. Citing 2013 data on crashes involving large trucks, Van Steenburg indicated that the increase from 2012 was less than half that in

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Truck technicians to compete in Orlando

Later this month, 134 technicians from around the country will gather at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations‘ Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition. The competition will be held Sept. 22-24 in conjunction with TMC’s annual fall meeting. “Technicians play a

Drivers affect fuel economy

Equipment buyers have direct control over which vehicles are specified and how they will help increase overall fuel economy. However, drivers are one of the biggest impacts on fuel economy that these same equipment buyers have no influence over.

ATA endorses Vigillo’s Athena big data business intelligence platform

American Trucking Associations announced it is endorsing Vigillo’s Athena big data business intelligence platform as part of its ATA featured product program. “ATA has had a long and fruitful relationship with Vigillo, including its CSA Scorecard in our featured product program,” said ATA President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Graves, “and as data and analytics

Idle Smart introduces new feature to protect fleets against battery drain

Idle Smart announced Battery Protect—a new feature that continuously monitors battery voltage levels and will start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries, helping ensure fleet uptime and starting. Battery Protect was introduced at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. “With Battery

Meritor WABCO addresses safety technology at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014’s “X Factors in the Industry” panel

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014 is a business conference developed by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association for fleet and supplier executives globally in the commercial vehicle industry. The event was held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville. The “X Factors in the

Eaton, Cummins announce SmartAdvantage portfolio expansion

Power management company Eaton, along with Cummins Inc., announced that their popular SmartAdvantage Powertrain package is being expanded to include applications for the ISX12 diesel engine and ISX15 SmartAdvantage applications up to 110,000 lb. gross vehicle weight (GVW). Speaking to media at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, executives from both

Driving performance with information: ATA summit addresses the value of information technology

For fleets that have embraced technologies designed to provide a better understanding of business processes, the ability to analyze and use data to make more effective choices is a clear path to a more competitive advantage in the market. How information technology is changing the trucking business for the better was the premise of the

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