News en ATA requesting that HHS set hair testing standards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a March 20 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:22:00 +0000 52941 at Quala reaches acquisition agreement with Circle City Tank Wash <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Quala, North America&rsquo;s leader in bulk transportation container cleaning, announced it has acquired the Circle City Tank Wash in Indianapolis IN.</p> <p>Terry O&rsquo;Brien, president of Quala, said: &ldquo;We are excited to bring Circle City Tank Wash into the Quala family. We have been anxious for an opportunity to enter the Indianapolis market.&nbsp; Circle City gave us that opportunity. We are thrilled to offer Quala&rsquo;s best in class service to customers in this major market.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Cleaning News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:34:00 +0000 52931 at CHS acquires Western Co-op Transport Association <div class="node-body article-body"><p>CHS Inc, a leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced it has purchased Western Co-op Transport Association headquartered in Montevideo MN.</p> <p>&quot;This acquisition strengthens our position in core markets and will allow us to expand our transportation and logistics services to create additional value for our owners and customers,&quot; said Patrick Hessini, CHS vice-president, transportation and distribution.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:29:00 +0000 52921 at WellDoc unveils consumer diabetes health app at MATS <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WellDoc and the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) announced their partnership to help truckers living with diabetes. Additionally, WellDoc unveiled its consumer diabetes health app, BlueStar C, which is designed to aid individuals living with diabetes to manage their chronic condition.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:24:00 +0000 52911 at FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index unchanged in January <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for January was basically unchanged from December at a reading of 2.7. As detailed in the March issue of the Trucking Update, FTR expects January will be the low point for trucking conditions ahead of an expected bounce as 2017 progresses.&nbsp;</p> <p>The election results have put the industry in an optimistic mood. However, FTR cautions that there are risks associated with some economic proposals being considered by the new administration and Congress.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:07:00 +0000 52901 at UFSTP website now lists carriers confirmed for FDA’s food safety program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>TransComply, manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol (UFSTP), has launched at <a href="" title=""></a> public listings of motor carriers that have complied with all the requirements for participation in the program.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:03:00 +0000 52891 at Wyoming DOT selects Lear Corporation for connected vehicle pilot program <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, announced that it has been selected by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) as its exclusive partner to supply advanced vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure roadside units and on-board technology.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:59:00 +0000 52881 at MATS panel will show truck owners how to boost fuel efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Drivers and fleet managers attending the Mid-America Trucking Show this week are invited to attend an informative free panel discussion on practical ways to get more miles per gallon presented by a group of trucking industry experts. The panel, hosted by Shell Rotella, will be held March 23 from 11:15 am-12:15 pm in conference room B104 located in the South Wing of the Kentucky Expo Center and will be moderated by Red Eye Radio host Eric Harley and veteran trucking journalist Steve Sturgess.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:54:00 +0000 52871 at ATA Truck Tonnage Index slips 0.1% in February <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.1% in February, following a 2.9% increase during January.</p> <p>In February, the index equaled 138.7 (2000=100), down from 138.9 in January. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:45:00 +0000 52861 at Meritor adds 14X HE tandem drive axle for North America linehaul market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Meritor announced its new 14X HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle during the 2017 Technology &amp; Maintenance Council&rsquo;s (TMC) Annual Meeting &amp; Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville TN.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:27:00 +0000 52851 at