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Want to Be Profitable, Efficient? Embrace Technology, Data, Execs Urge
10/5/2016 3:30:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — More trucking companies will become efficient and profitable if they embrace new technology and big data analysis of industry trends, two technology startup executives told an audience at the Management Conference & Exhibition here on Oct. 4.

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ERoad Will Certify ELD Device Through PIT Group
10/5/2016 3:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — ERoad announced it has partnered with PIT Group to provide independent testing and verification of its electronic logging device solution, saying it is the first provider to do so.

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FlowBelow Aero Partners With Kenworth, Expands Distribution to Mexico
10/5/2016 1:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced Kenworth Truck Co. will offer its AeroKit as a dealer-installed option, and it has expanded distribution of its tractor-mounted aerodynamic products into Mexico.

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Cummins Westport Advances Technology as Industry Searches for Growth
10/4/2016 8:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The price of fueling systems has fallen because of competition, a buildout of fueling infrastructure continues and fleets keep assessing and adding trucks, but continued growth hinges on these three key elements, the head of the nation’s only company building new natural-gas engines said during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition here.

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Decisiv Software to Power Service Management Systems for Kenworth, Peterbilt
10/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Decisiv Inc. said beginning in 2017 its software platform will power the service management systems used by Paccar Inc.’s truck brands Kenworth and Peterbilt.

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Volvo, Mack Bemoan Current Sales Climate
10/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The two heavy-duty North American truck makers of Volvo Group continue to stoically gut out an unpleasant sales market but in anticipation of sunnier 2018 announced vehicle and service improvements for customers.

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Pollsters Think Presidential Race Too Close to Call
10/4/2016 8:01:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — You might be wondering who the experienced pollsters think is going to be our next president. But even with the election just a month away, top pollsters such as Peter Hart and Neil Newhouse are reluctant to pick the winner.

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Andrew Card on Picking a President: 'Who Will Respond to the Whisper in the Ear?'
10/4/2016 8:00:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card took a group of trucking executives back to school Oct. 3 for a crash course on the U.S. Constitution and the role of the president.

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Freightliner, The Rolling Stones Get Truckers Rocking
10/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — The Rolling Stones played a blistering 90-minute surprise set on Oct. 3 for 1,200 truckers at the 2016 Freightliner customer appreciation dinner here.

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Darling Says Final Rule is Near for Driver Training, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
10/4/2016 2:00:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — A final rule for minimum entry-level driver training requirements and a drug-and-alcohol clearinghouse final rule are being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget and are expected to be published in the Federal Register by the end of the year, the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a speech here.

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DTNA Backs US GHG Rule, Connected Vehicles
10/3/2016 6:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America supports the federal Phase 2 greenhouse-gas rule for trucks and almost certainly will not challenge it in court.

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Iowa Motor Truck Association Wins Mike Russell Image Award
10/3/2016 5:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The Iowa Motor Truck Association captured the Mike Russell Trucking Image Award from American Trucking Associations on Oct. 3 at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition here.

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ATA Applauds Share the Road and America's Road Team Members
10/3/2016 3:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations honored America's Road Team and the Share the Road program members for their continued safe driving on the nation's highways and dedication to educating other drivers about how to do so the same.

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EPA Presents SmartWay Excellence Awards to 43 Fleets
10/3/2016 1:30:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded 43 fleets with the SmartWay Excellence Awards for working together to cut carbon pollution at the Management Conference & Exhibition here on Oct. 3.

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Iowa’s Brenda Neville Earns President’s TAEC Award
10/3/2016 1:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Brenda Neville, president of the Iowa Motor Truck Association, received the 15th annual Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award from American Trucking Associations at the Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 3.

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Exhibitors Offer Solutions to Regulatory and Marketplace Challenges
10/2/2016 9:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition exhibit hall, which opened Oct. 2, drew 170 exhibitors, of whom 45, or 26%, were at the event for the first time. Watch video of ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Low-Growth Economy Persists, Seen as Likely to Continue
10/2/2016 6:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The low-growth U.S. economy remains durably in place and will probably continue plodding on as business leaders are hesitant to make the sort of investments that would boost gross domestic product, in general, and truck freight volumes, specifically.

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Fourth LEAD ATA Class Announced
10/2/2016 5:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — The fourth class of American Trucking Associations’ executive leadership program was announced Oct. 2 during the association’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Fifteen men make up the 2017 LEAD ATA Class.

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ATA Announces Trucking Champions and President's Award Winners
10/2/2016 4:30:00 PM
LAS VEGAS  — Wal-Mart’s Charles “Mike” White and FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos, the winners of the National Truck Driving Championships and TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition, respectively, were honored Oct. 2 by American Trucking Associations as part of the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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Lytx Introduces Unisyn ‘Always-On’ Video Service
10/2/2016 4:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Lytx Inc. announced a new platform that provides “always-on” video from multiple cameras around the vehicle to help fleets monitor their operations.

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Vigillo Partners With J.J. Keller to Match Training With Drivers
10/2/2016 3:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Data mining software provider Vigillo on Oct. 2 announced a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. to pair unsafe driver behavior data with the assignment of appropriate training.

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B.R. Williams Chairman Greg Brown Honored With 2016 Rocque Dameo Award
10/2/2016 2:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — B.R. Williams Trucking Chairman Greg Brown was honored on Oct. 2 with the Rocque Dameo Award for service as an American Trucking Associations state vice president in Alabama.

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Velociti Introduces VelociCare, a Maintenance Program for Onboard Technology
10/2/2016 1:10:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Velociti Inc., a provider of technology deployment services, has introduced a technology maintenance program designed to help fleets keep their onboard systems up and running.

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Rand McNally Introduces ELD With Cellular Connectivity
10/2/2016 1:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Rand McNally introduced a new electronic logging and fleet-management device with cellular connectivity that it said was designed to meet the budgets and compliance requirements of small- and medium-size fleets looking to leverage existing Android devices.

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Paccar Adds Drive Axles, Single-Unit Aftertreatment
10/1/2016 11:15:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Paccar Inc. announced here that it is diversifying its manufacturing activities, adding drive axles for linehaul trucks and a two-in-one aftertreatment system combining selective catalytic reduction and a diesel particulate filter in one canister.

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Zonar Introduces Next-Generation Tablet
10/1/2016 7:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Zonar Systems introduced Zonar Connect, the telematics provider’s next-generation “smart fleet” tablet.

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Seeing Machines Releases Safety Results for Fatigue, Distraction Monitoring System
10/1/2016 6:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Seeing Machines has released safety data for its Guardian platform, an in-cab driver alert system designed to prevent fatigued and distracted driving.

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Cowan Sticks With Navistar From Bad Times to Good
10/1/2016 5:01:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — A marketing video by Navistar Inc. demonstrated the company’s interest in regaining the business of over-the-road fleets by including extended visits with drivers from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation and Cowan Systems — all members of the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.

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PrePass Provider Introduces Safety Data Analytics Tool
10/1/2016 5:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Help Inc., provider of the PrePass weigh-station bypass program, introduced a business intelligence tool to help fleets analyze their safety data.

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Noregon Launches All-Makes Fault Code Monitoring System
10/1/2016 4:30:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Noregon has launched a vehicle diagnostics platform designed to report fault codes from all heavy-duty vehicle makes, models and components.

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Navistar Unveils International LT to Replace ProStar
10/1/2016 4:00:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Navistar Inc. turned its product renewal strategy toward Class 8 highway tractors, unveiling its new International LT Series of trucks here Sept. 30 in front of more than 400 customers, dealers, employees and journalists.

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ATA’s New Leadership to Share Vision for Federation at Annual Conference
9/29/2016 2:00:00 PM
This week’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition, hosted by American Trucking Associations, is expected to draw a record number of attendees, including industry leaders and some of the most influential federal regulators.

Outgoing Chairman Pat Thomas: Significant Accomplishments, But More to Be Done
9/29/2016 1:00:00 PM
A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

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Autonomous October: Two Chances to Ask Questions of the Experts
9/27/2016 8:00:00 AM
The buzz around autonomous vehicles grows louder with each passing month, and we’re devoting two significant events to this complex subject in October. And in both cases, we’re inviting your questions to be put to our experts.

2016 Management Conference & Exhibition Live Blog
9/20/2016 5:00:00 PM
The 2016 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Oct. 1-4. Make this your one-stop shop for live updates, photos, video, social media and more from the event.

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Spear to Lead First MCE as ATA President, Will Outline Vision for Federation's Future
9/15/2016 3:30:00 AM
Trucking leaders are gathering in a familiar city for American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition, but the annual meeting will have a new feel as the federation moves forward under new leadership.


 

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