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Category: Driver Stuff

Truckload Turnover Plunges in Second Quarter

Truckload Turnover Plunges in Second Quarter

| September 24, 2020

Pandemic has ‘Profound Impact’ on Driver Market The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers experienced declines of double digit percentage points in the second quarter as the industry was roiled by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The second quarter was a tumultuous one for trucking, and the broader economy, as restrictions imposed to […]

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The TRATON GROUP and TuSimple Agreed on Global Partnership for Autonomous Trucks

The TRATON GROUP and TuSimple Agreed on Global Partnership for Autonomous Trucks

| September 24, 2020

Scania test vehicles will soon be on the road with TuSimple technology The TRATON GROUP and TuSimple, a San Diego based self-driving technology company focused on heavy-duty trucks, announced the companies are entering into a global partnership to develop self-driving trucks. The partnership is the first of its kind in Europe, bringing together a global OEM and SAE […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 5.6% in August

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 5.6% in August

| September 23, 2020

Index 8.9% below August 2019 The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 5.6% in August after declining 1.4% in July. In August, the index equaled 107.5 (2015=100) compared with 113.9 in July. “The August softness suggests that freight is very uneven in the trucking industry,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. […]

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Lightning Systems, Diamond Coach, A-Z Bus Sales to deploy all-electric shuttle buses San Diego Airport

Lightning Systems, Diamond Coach, A-Z Bus Sales to deploy all-electric shuttle buses San Diego Airport

| September 23, 2020

Project includes 39 Ford E-450 and F-550 all-electric shuttles from Lightning Systems Bus maker Diamond Coach, commercial electric vehicle OEM Lightning Systems and bus dealer A-Z Bus Sales today announced the delivery of the first 20 all-electric Ford E-450 buses to ACE Parking to serve as passenger shuttles at the San Diego International Airport. Another 19 electric buses, a mix […]

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Bestpass Launches New Website and Thought Leadership Series on Toll Management for Fleets

Bestpass Launches New Website and Thought Leadership Series on Toll Management for Fleets

| September 23, 2020

Latest White Paper Explains “Toll Management: Why Transponders Still Matter in a License Plate World” Bestpass®, the comprehensive payment platform provider and leader in toll management solutions for commercial fleets in North America, recently launched a new website at bestpass.com, as well as a thought leadership series of white papers and other materials to help educate commercial […]

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Motorcoach Industry Asks Congress to Give Financial Assistance to Industries that Have Yet to be Helped

Motorcoach Industry Asks Congress to Give Financial Assistance to Industries that Have Yet to be Helped

| September 23, 2020

The motorcoach industry has been decimated since the country’s travel was taken over by the COVID-19 pandemic in early March The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – is asking Congress to help the transportation sectors that received no direct assistance through the CARES Act before […]

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