PARIS, Ont. -- The inaugural Southern Ontario Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2005 featured 59 trucks and raised $30,000 for the cause. The 15th running of the event this year saw 133 trucks raise $133,000, bringing this convoy's total lifetime contribution to $1.063 million.
DUBLIN, Va. -- Volvo Trucks is adding a new driver-assist steering feature to its 2020 Model Year line up. Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is an electric-over-hydraulic steering-assist system designed to improve maneuverability and lessen driver steering effort by up to 85% at low speed, while maintaining a stiffer feel at highway speeds.
DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo is a company committed to safety, efficiency and the environment, according to Magnus Koeck, vice-president, brand marketing for Volvo Trucks North America. And he followed up his claim with a host of new technologies -- including a sneak peek at a Class 8 electric truck.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Spot rates are down, freight demand has slowed, and there’s been a surge in fleet bankruptcies in the U.S. Overall truckload rates are expected to be down 7% this year and down 1.3% in 2020. Avery Vise of FTR doesn't seem worried.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cries of a looming -- or existing -- driver shortage are echoed on both sides of the border. They regularly emerge in employer surveys that identify trucking’s biggest challenges, and positions taken by industry lobby groups. Kristen Monaco of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't buy it.
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