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2014-04-28 12:22:35

TRUSSVILLE, Ala., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontaine Fifth Wheel is developing a new patent-pending camera system that will make it easier for truck drivers to properly couple and uncouple trailers. The Dual Assist Camera System features two video cameras that work together to give the driver a clear picture of both the fifth wheel and approaching trailer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140428/81216 ) "Many truck elements, from transmissions to communications...

2014-04-25 16:20:35

NOVI, Mich., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks partnered with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2014MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier. The truck is part of a giveaway that benefits The Professional Wreckers of Florida (PWOF) Education and Legislation Programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78811 This year's winner is Aaron Farron of Sprint Towing from Jacksonville, Florida. Aaron is...

2014-04-25 16:20:29

Technology, Compliance, and Driver Recruitment and Retention to be Discussed in New Panel Series Featuring Leading Fleet Executives ARLINGTON, Va., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, to develop a C-level panel discussion series at its annual events...

2014-04-22 12:22:03

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA's field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck...

2014-04-21 16:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as part of National Distracted Driving Month, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put their cell phones away and focus on safe driving while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO In 2012, more than 3,300 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in distraction-related crashes. In order to reverse this trend, elite drivers are educating the motoring...

2014-04-17 16:21:30

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What would the trucking industry look like without 70 percent of the independent and small-fleet owner-operators moving freight today? What if 52 percent of company drivers and leased owner-operators at larger fleets also suddenly exited the business? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76211 A special report on the potential impact of a proposed federal rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) to be used in most...

2014-04-16 16:28:16

LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Commercial Vehicles Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/transport_travel/roads/global_commercial_vehicles_industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Commercial Vehicles in terms of Annual Sales and Production in Thousand Units. Product segments analyzed in the report based on Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) include Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), Medium Commercial Vehicles...

2014-04-14 08:40:43

CINCINNATI, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the National Private Truck Council's 2014 Education Management Conference, Rand McNally announced the release of a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND(TM) 760 and TPC 7600. With the release, the devices will have access to a full map update and new navigation features, as well as supplementary Hours of Service rules to help track hours in various locations and...

2014-04-10 23:30:30

Julie Butcher, a personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, commented today on the trucking industry’s continuing criticism of the DOT’s 2013 limits on trucker drive times. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Julie Butcher heads a law office in Lexington and has been advocating for those wrongfully injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Kentucky since 1994. Today she criticized members of the...

2014-04-10 12:24:52

LONDON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global market review of heavy trucks - forecasts to 2018 This latest just-auto report edition offers a global review of the heavy trucks sector, its manufacturers, top markets, technologies and market forecasts.This global market study offers:Heavy trucks market size estimatesLatest technologies and trendsManufacturer production and sales volumes and forecastsProfiles of the major players...


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2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

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