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Matson Charitable Giving Increases 32% to $2.9 Million

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Hawaii’s largest ocean cargo transportation company increased its charitable giving in 2016 despite earning less profit.

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
April 21, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

MATS Attendees, Exhibitors Decline

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Mid-America Trucking Show reported that 72,271 people came to the show this year and 1,012 firms exhibited, drops of 3.6% and 8.2%, respectively, compared to 2016 levels.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

Smith by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Four Daimler Brands Display at MATS Despite Support of Alternate-Year Format

Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America, the most vocal proponent of a two-year cycle for truck shows, has actually mounted a strong presence here at the Mid-America Trucking Show despite its strong support for the new Atlanta-based event in September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Kenworth, Peterbilt Refresh Truck Offerings

Kenworth Driver's Studio by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth Trucks and Peterbilt Motors said they will offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmissions on selected models, that they are starting certified pre-owned truck sales programs and that they will soon offer as standard Bendix Wingman Advanced safety systems on certain models.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Bendix Cites Active Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes as Enablers for Automated Driving

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The growing adoption of active safety technology and air disc brakes is building a stronger foundation for the movement toward autonomous trucks, executives at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Nikola to Launch Hydrogen-Electric Truck in 2020

Spira courtesy of Kaitlynn Scheidler/ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Nikola Motor Co. is in discussion with the largest truck stops and, separately, seven states as it prepares to launch in mid-2020 its zero emissions, hydrogen-electric Nikola One Class 8 truck, a company executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Video: ATRI Surveys Truckers on Transportation Funding Options

Mulero, Brewster by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a survey conducted by a national research firm, truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show were asked how they thought the country’s transportation system should be funded in the coming years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Video: Regulatory Landscape Awaits Drivers Entering Industry, Expert Says

Orman by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Commercial drivers starting their careers in the trucking industry need to be aware of myriad regulations to be efficient at their jobs, an industry expert told Transport Topics on March 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Video: Truckstop.com Emphasizes Value of Data for Truckers

Mulero, Hutto by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truckers are able to significantly improve their profits when they have access to data and background information about the work they take on, a senior official with Truckstop.com said March 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2017

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