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Engineless Refrigeration Unit Designed for Smaller Trucks, Vans

Carrier Transicold’s model 35X direct-drive unit provides refrigeration for perishable and frozen cargo in small- to medium-sized box trucks and large delivery vans.The 35X unit provides refrigeration capacity of 10,500 BTUs at 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The 35X includes an exterior-mounted condenser unit, a compressor that mounts to the truck...

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ATA’s Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.“We have heard about the worsening of the driver shortage, as well as the shortage of qualified diesel technicians, and the impact they...

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Carriers rank driver shortage as chief concern, ahead of ELD mandate and hours regs

ATRI produces a Top 10 list of the trucking industry’s chief concerns each year, based on a survey of industry stakeholders. The availability of qualified drivers edged out the ELD mandate and hours of service regulations as the industry's chief issue. More than half of respondents were fleet personnel.Powered...

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Section of I-15 South in Vegas to close overnight Wednesday; rest areas in R.I., AZ set for temporary closures

A section of I-15 South in Las Vegas will be closed overnight Wednesday for construction work. The Sacaton, Ariz., rest area will close for approximately 6 months in both directions for renovations, and a truck rest area on I-95 South in Rhode Island will close for approximately a year.Powered...

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ATA’s Chris Spear Pitches Members on ELD Rule, Tax Reform and NAFTA

American Trucking Associations’ Chief Executive Chris Spear presented his annual State of the Industry address at the trade group’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. He spoke about contentious trucking industry issues, including California’s regulation of trucks and the federal mandate directing truckers to digitally...

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Detroit Connect Virtual Technician Adds Support for DT12

The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system can now deliver remote event diagnostics for Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America announced at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.The enhancement expands on the diagnostic service for Freightliner and Western Star trucks powered by Detroit...

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TMW Systems Reveals Plans for Blockchain System

Trucking technology innovator TMW Systems announced that it is developing its own blockchain software system with an eye toward launching it next year.The announcement came last week during an online presentation featuring Timothy Leonard, executive vice president of TMW Systems, outlining blockchain technology for trucking journalists and explaining the...

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Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

ORLANDO – Platooning and electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – were key topics of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielson during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.Nielson told reporters...

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Zonar Offers Video-Based Driver Coaching System

ORLANDO — Zonar has introduced its Zonar Coach video-based coaching solution designed to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance for commercial vehicle drivers. The product was announced at American Trucking Associations' Managment Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.Coach is an advanced driver assistance system that uses sensor-based event detection and automatic...

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