Truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which is pending in Congress and likely to be considered in 2015 as an amendment to the next highway reauthorization bill, would help shippers address the capacity crisis by giving each state the option to raise truck weight limits on appropriate portions of its interstate highways.
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26 May 2015
The truck leasing arm of Paccar plans gradual expansion across Australia as shippers and carriers replace the nation's aging heavy trucks and 'road train' tractors.
14 May 2015
U.S.-based PACCAR is expanding its truck rental and leasing to Australia, where it plans to offer Kenworth and DAF trucks to private shipper fleets and carriers.
13 May 2015
ACT Research expects the number of active Class 8 tractors in the U.S. to climb from 1.35 million last year to 1.43 million this year, but faster economic growth and a driver shortage could blunt any advantage for shippers.
12 May 2015
The JOC Truckload Capacity Index neared a six-year high as large truckload carriers added equipment, largely to dedicated operations, in the first quarter of 2015. That gave U.S. shippers some relief from landside capacity constraints that tightened in 2014.
06 May 2015
Don’t call the Freightliner Inspiration a “driverless truck.” The heavy-duty tractor, unveiled yesterday by Daimler Truck North America, is an “autonomous commercial vehicle,” but the driver is still a key part of the “collaborative vehicle system.”
20 Apr 2015
Con-way Truckload is purchasing 635 new tractors with automated manual transmissions in a bid to attract drivers — especially new recruits.
20 Apr 2015
The American Trucking Associations is urging the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rulemaking that would require electronic speed limiters on all large trucks.
09 Apr 2015
DCLI’s Ross Pignaz on the standalone chassis pool model, strategies for predicting chassis demand, and using technology to meet rapid change in the industry.
27 Mar 2015
Terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast intend to form a discussion agreement that will allow them to work with industry stakeholders such as shipping lines, motor carriers and railroads to reduce congestion and improve cargo velocity.
21 Mar 2015
Net orders for trailers in the U.S. dropped for the second month in February, but manufacturers will be busy for several months fulfilling an immense backlog of orders.