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08/28/15
Bentley resigns as TCA president

Less than a year after taking the position, Brad Bentley resigned as president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), citing family obligations in his native Alabama.

“It has been my distinct honor to serve as president of the Truckload Carriers Association for the past ten months,” he said, “but the time has come for a new direction.”

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08/28/15
Tires: Keep Them Rolling

Avoid CSA violations and improve fuel economy with some simple steps

The vehicle Maintenance BASIC accounts for nearly one-third of all CSA violation, and tire violations always seem to be near the top of that list. In addition, tires that look bad are a red flag to inspectors and make your trucks targets for being pulled over for a roadside inspection.

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08/28/15
Facial Recognition: You Can Drive, But You Can't Hide

Technology nabs CDL scofflaws with multiple licenses
State motor vehicle officials have been using facial recognition for several years to weed out illegally-operating drivers especially those who obtain multiple licenses under different identities. Now, the states of New York and New Jersey have taken this technology a step further by checking their states' databases of truck drivers with each other.

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08/28/15
Trucking CEOs see big challenges ahead

DALLAS. Executives from three top U.S. truckload carriers – Covenant Transportation Group, Swift Transportation, and Werner Enterprises – believe the driver shortage is becoming a far more acute problem than ever before in the industry’s history, while what the view as an “excessive” level of government regulation is “stifling” not only trucking’s performance by the nation’s economic capability as well.

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08/28/15
Load board integrates with freight management system

Load board Truck it Smart has announced an integration of its TIS v 3.6 with

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08/28/15
Progressive kicks off healthy drivers program

This week at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Progressive Insurance is kicking off a new healthy drivers program that will include a dedicated website and the chance for drivers to win a $5,000 cash prize in the Live Fit. Haul Long. Sweepstakes.

 

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08/28/15
Court orders Ridge Corp. to halt sales of tail device

A U.S. District Court judge has issued an injunction against Ridge Corp., ordering the company to “cease all manufacture, use, sales, offers for sale or importation of “Green Tail” devices or any other products that infringe United States Patent Nos. 8,360,510, 8,360,509, or 8,272,680.”

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08/28/15
Freightliner announces transmission choices, new options for Cascadia models

Freightliner has added two new transmission options for its 122SD vocational truck line as well as a new seat and tire pressure monitoring system option for its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution products.

Both announcements were made this week at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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08/28/15
Keppler, former CVSA executive director, joins IANA as senior vice president

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced recently that Stephen A. Keppler has joined the association as senior vice president. Keppler is the former executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

“The Board approval of this newly created position acknowledges IANA’s growth in membership as well as its program and service offerings,” according to IANA.

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