ATA: RIDOT Publishes Inadequate Environmental Assessment of Impact of Truck Tolls

Rhode Island Trucking Association

Trucking Organizations Call on Federal Government to Reject Flawed Assessment ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2017  — Wednesday, the American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s assessment of the environmental impact of the […]

Martin Weissburg Appointed President of Mack Trucks

Martin Weissburg, President of Mack Trucks

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 8, 2017 — Martin Weissburg, currently President of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become President of Mack Trucks effective June 1, 2018, in which capacity he will continue to be a member of the Executive Board for the Volvo Group. Martin Weissburg was born in 1962, and has served as President of Volvo Construction Equipment […]

Safety Innovations Make New Volvo VNL and VNR Series the Safest Volvo Trucks Ever

Volvo Active Driver Assist, which includes Bendix Wingman Fusion

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 2017 — The new Volvo VNL and VNR series combine active safety innovations to help professional drivers reduce fatigue and distraction, making the new long-haul and regional haul models the safest Volvo trucks ever. “We aspire to zero crashes and zero injuries, protecting both drivers and other road users,” said Magnus […]

Large Truckload Driver Turnover Rate Rose in Third Quarter

American Trucking Associations (ATA)

Churn Rate Now Highest Since End of 2015 Truckload Driver Turnover ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2017 — The truckload driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Since bottoming out at the […]

FMCSA Declares Washington State-based Trucking Company and Its Driver to be Imminent Hazards to Public Safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Tumwater, Washington-based trucking company, Even Flo Logistics, LLC, USDOT No. 2948660, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. A separate […]