23 Aug

Predicting future crashes

What if you could predict which drivers in your fleet are the most likely to be involved in a crash? You could intervene with them ahead of time, address risky behaviors, offer remedial training, and potentially prevent that crash from…

23 Aug

CTA looks to immigration for labor

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. Writing to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the industry’s largest lobbying group has identified growing constraints that fleets…

23 Aug

Wabco to supply technologies for new heavy-duty Hino

NOVI, Mich. – Wabco has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Hino Trucks, to provide braking technology and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for its new heavy-duty truck. The new XL Series Class 7/8 Hino will come…

22 Aug

FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment…

22 Aug

U.S. truck tonnage posts strongest gains in three months

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.9% in July, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). June’s decrease in tonnage was revised up to -0.5%. The index was up 8.6% year-over-year in July, bettering…

22 Aug

The way ahead now that driving season is over – as far as the refiners are concerned

I am a believer that things go backward because it makes no sense to go forward. Yes, but if you keep looking backward you can’t see where you’re going. Take that Confucius! Confusion would be an appropriate word to describe…