New labor classification law at NY-NJ prompts trucker concern

The Teamsters union, which pushed for the rule change, believes a large proportion of the port’s trucker owner-operators could be found to be employees under the new rule. Truckers say the impact could range from merely creating an “administrat…

Rapid tech ‘transformation’ tests shippers, carriers

Speakers at project44’s Transform 2018 Technology Executive Summit here last week said it’s no longer a question of whether to adopt technologies that automate supply chains, but how. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

CHICAGO — Mounting cost…

Allison reveals new 9-speed transmission

HANNOVER, Germany – Allison Transmission unveiled its newest medium-duty 9-speed fully automatic transmission at the IAA Commericial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany. The reveal marked the product’s global launch. The new transmission was designed fo…

TTSAO to honor commercial driver instructors with new award

HAMILTON, Ont. —  The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced a new award to be presented annually to honor commercial driver instructors. The first ever TTSAO/Paybright Commercial Driving Instructor of the Year award …

Transcourt Tank Leasing names new v.p. of business development

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Transcourt Tank Leasing announced this week that Shawn Rogers has been named vice-president of business development for North America. Rogers has been a senior sales rep leader for more than 20 years in the transportation industr…

TMC, Pit Group Reach Deal on Collaborative Partnership

TMC and Pit Group of FPInnovations announced it has reached a deal for a collaborative partnership that will offer benefits to TMC members and bring the two organizations closer together on testing and engineering projects.

Allison and Geotab Collaborate on Transmission Health Monitoring Solution

Allison Transmission and Geotab announced a collaboration to deliver transmission health information to fleets, including prognostics to monitor operating parameters, oil and filter life, and diagnostic transmission information.

Chassis remain on US tariff list, port cranes removed

One business model difference bwtween the two pieces of equipment: US businesses are not being harmed on cranes but are on chassis. (Above: Chassis stacked in the United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Marine terminals were spared a…