News en Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase <a href="" target="_blank">Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX and VHD models</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:25:00 +0000 210031 at <p>Volvo VHD plow</p> CarriersEdge releases Spanish courses <div class="field-deck"> Online safety training courses now available in a fourth language </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CarriersEdge announced the first of a <a href="" target="_blank">series of training courses</a> that have been translated to help meet the needs of Spanish speaking drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:00 +0000 210021 at Jerr-Dan launches new tools for towing operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jerr-Dan announced it recently launched its <a href="" target="_blank">SURE Method and Tow Performance Calculator</a> to assist customers in selecting the most appropriate product to address some of the challenges towing operators face on the job.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 210011 at Landstar moves to new U.S./Mexico logistics center in Laredo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Landstar System</a> announced the opening of its <a href="" target="_blank">Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center</a> in Laredo, TX. The company said it has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this new, expanded logistics center.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:46:00 +0000 210001 at Outgoing FMCSA boss: Trucking safety, commerce go together <div class="field-deck"> Evolving industry, regulators in 'a marathon, not a sprint' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trucking needs to do a better job of promoting itself, outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Scott Darling said Thursday in a last-day conference call with trade media. He also emphasized that safe trucking is the “linchpin” of the American economy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:33:00 +0000 209991 at <p>FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling at a truck stop with Jim Johnston (middle), president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association, and truck driver Leo Wilkins (right).</p> OOIDA photo Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan … so far <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="">President Donald J. Trump</a> proposed a far-reaching plan just after his election to in his words &ldquo;transform America&rsquo;s crumbling infrastructure&rdquo; into a &ldquo;golden opportunity&rdquo; for accelerated economic growth.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:31:00 +0000 209981 at President Trump and the economy: Q&A with Noël Perry <div class="field-deck"> Regs, infrastructure, trade, federal debt: What trucking can expect </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Has Donald Trump the candidate and president-elect written some campaign checks on the U.S. economy that President Trump can’t cash? The odds—and history—say that he has very likely over-promised and will under-deliver. That doesn’t mean the Trump economic team won’t try, or that White House policy won’t have an impact on trucking.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:29:00 +0000 209971 at Thinkstock What will be trucking’s experience as the Trump era begins? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Today is the day when <strong>Donald J. Trump</strong> becomes the 45<sup>th</sup> U.S. president (<em>as improbable as that still sounds</em>) and among the <em>MANY</em> questions I am sure motor carrier executives possess regarding this singular moment in our nation&rsquo;s history is how his administration will impact the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:07:00 +0000 209961 at TomTom buys autonomous vehicle firm <div class="field-deck"> Navigation firm believes self-driving technology will complement its mapping products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Digital navigation and map-production firm <a href=";;esheet=51495285&amp;newsitemid=20170117006423&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=TomTom&amp;index=1&amp;md5=0f9563356d4cf5c527dae1e47edc0444" target="_blank">TomTom</a> is acquiring Autonomos, a Germany-based autonomous driving start-up that provides research &amp; development consultancy services for self-driving vehicle assistance systems.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Technology Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:40:00 +0000 209951 at 'Big issue yet untouched': With self-driving vehicles, who'll be liable? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amid diesel emissions talk swirling around Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week came a reminder of an issue going forward with autonomous vehicles: who will be liable in case something goes wrong with these things?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 209941 at <p>If someday one of the other vehicles on the road you&#39;re driving is driving itself, would you trust it?</p> Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner