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Quinton Ward of Werner Enterprises Awarded Kenworth T680 Advantage as Top Military Veteran Rookie Driver

As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, a former U.S. Army mechanic, instructor and career counselor was selected as the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” top military veteran rookie driver during a ceremony today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C. Winning driver Quinton Ward of Werner […]

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October Dips Again M/M

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October fell to a reading of 3.17, more than a point lower than September, which had seen a significant dip from August when the TCI measure was in plus double digits. Stabilizing truckload rates and a short-lived run up in diesel prices were largely responsible for a continued deterioration in […]

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Kenworth T880s Preferred by Aggregate Hauler for Driver Comfort, Durability and Lower Cost of Operation

Roderick “Roddy” J. Valente founded R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc., in 1989 with one dump truck, a bulldozer, and dispatch located in his kitchen. Today, R. J. Valente is one of New York state’s largest material handlers. Serving the Albany, N.Y. region, the company is a family affair operated by Roddy, along with his daughter […]

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Cooper Tire and Sailun Announce Joint Venture for New TBR Tire Plant in Vietnam

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located […]

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CarriersEdge Course Helps Drivers Avoid The Pain Of Injuries From Slips, Trips, Falls And Repetitive Stress

CarriersEdge, a leading provider of training for the trucking industry, has introduced a course to help drivers reduce injuries caused by often-overlooked but potentially dangerous hazards – slips, trips, falls from heights and repetitive-motion stress. The online training course, “Fall Protection for Drivers,” teaches drivers to be aware of those hazards and best practices for […]

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U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes to Announce Winner of 2018 Transition Trucking Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with Kenworth Truck Company and FASTPORT, will announce the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award at an 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. event Friday, December 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The award recipient will receive a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a PACCAR […]

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2019 Kenworth Calendar Features Stunning Images of The World’s Best Trucks

The 2019 Kenworth Calendar features beautiful images of The World’s Best® aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium duty trucks in both scenic and work settings. The new calendar is now available for purchase (www.shopkenworth.com). The 6-page, 2019 Kenworth Wall Calendar offers a two-month format with six colorful Kenworth truck images. The featured heavy duty models are the […]

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FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Year in Review

This webinar will review an extraordinary year in transportation that saw major stresses on capacity and rates growing at a pace we haven’t seen in years. We will discuss the impacts of the truck driver shortage and the deterioration in rail/intermodal service metrics in the first half of the year and where things stand heading […]

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Kenworth Expands Branded Merchandise Collection for 2019

The 2019 Kenworth Merchandise Collection (www.ShopKenworth.com) has added more than 65 new officially-licensed merchandise items for fleets, truck operators and drivers interested in purchasing products that represent Kenworth, The World’s Best®. The new Kenworth items now available include: – Dri Duck Sequoia khaki water-resistant work jacket – Carhartt® black hoodie with white logo – Women’s Harriton […]

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Vector Launches Vector Back Office – Streamlines Data Entry

Vector, a mobile-first workflow and transportation management platform, has announced Vector Back Office solution to help carriers and shippers streamline data entry. It combines Vector’s industry-leading smartphone scanning app with intelligent processing to automatically fill data into documents. “Smartphones are very intuitive to use and integrate with existing systems — making complex tasks extremely easy,” said Brian Belcher, Vector’s […]

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FTR Reports North American Class 8 Orders Fell in November to 27,500 Units as Few Build Slots Remain Available for 2019

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for November fell to 27,500, as the market winds down from five consecutive months topping 40,000 units.  November orders were the lowest total this year and the weakest since September 2017.  However, the drop off in order activity was expected, as OEM’s have nearly filled their order […]

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Mitchell 1 Enhances Manager SE Truck Edition with Built-in Text Messaging Capability

Mitchell 1 continues to enhance its industry-leading truck repair shop productivity solutions by introducing text messaging features in its Manager™ SE Truck Edition shop management system for Class 4-8 trucks.   The latest release of Manager SE Truck Edition introduces a new MessageCenter option with integrated two-way texting. Shops have the choice of building their own text templates […]

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