February 2015 Archive

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

The Alliance’s Chairman, Steve Williams, met with FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling, senior members of the House’s Transportation Committee and Senator John Boozman to update them on his group’s 2015 objectives, the Alliance announced this week. Williams is the chairman and CEO of the Little Rock, Ark.-based Maverick USA. The

DumpTruckLoads.com board launches

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump truck owners can receive real-time load notifications via e-mail and text message from DumpTruckLoads.com, allowing them to work with

New converter dolly makes doubles ‘wiggle free’

Silver Eagle Manufacturing introduced the latest concept in converter dollies at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. At a February 15 press conference, the company unveiled its new “T-Dolly.” The device is designed to “close the gap” between the two trailers in a

Meritor Previews Inflation System for Tractors

The Meritor booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition has been humming this week with word of a new inflation system for tractors. The MTIS Tire Inflation System for trucks automatically monitors tire pressure while the vehicle is in motion and will inflate