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CONTENTS ADVERTISERS A&A Intermodal Terminal .................................. 7 Amex ............................................................... 37 Automann ........................................................ 17 Beeline Commercial Alignment & Tires ............ 49 Billu Farming .................................................. 21 BP Lab Services ................................................ 30 California Trucking Association ........................ 43 California Truck Centers ................................... 3 Capitol Truck Lines Inc ................................... 39 City Registration Service ................................. 48 Coast Truck Centers ...................................... 45 CVTR Inc ......................................................... 35 EROAD .............................................................. 27 Ex-Guard .......................................................... 55 Freightliner North West ..................................... 15 Gillson Trucking Inc. ........................................ 29 Golden Land Trans. Insurance .......................... 13 Global Multi Services ...................................... 29 Global Solutions for Transportation ................ 13 Global Truck Terminal ...................................... 28 Great Dane Trailers ........................................... 11 Gurbir Samran .................................................. 21 Hendrickson ..................................................... 51 Howes Lubricator ............................................. 9 Jagdeep Singh Insurance Agency .................. 30 Jumbo Logistics .............................................. 34 Kam-Way Transportation Inc ........................... 20 Maxx Printing .................................................. 38 MB Xpress Inc. ................................................ 46 NSC Compliance ............................................... 19 Primelink Express ............................................. 31 Speedy Truck Wash Inc. ..................................... 30 TEC Equipment ................................................. 53 TEC Equipment Lathrop ...................................... 2 Thermo King of Central California .................. 47 Thermo King of Southern California ............... 41 Trucking Jobs & Services ................................ 33 Truck Wash and Repair ................................... 28 Truxco Parts, Inc. ............................................. 36 US Shiping Trans Inc. ........................................ 47 Utility Trailer of Dallas .................................... 23 Utility Trailer Sales of Utah ................................ 5 Valley Truck & Trailer Sales .............................. 25 Volvo Trucks .................................................... 56


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Kenworth’s Latest Technology and Developments To Help Truck Operators Pursue Further Emission Reduction Research Group to Study Autonomous Trucks, Cannabis Testing, and CDL Testing Problems Trucking Takes Centre Stage As President Trump Highlights His Tax Cut Act PIT Group’s Expertise for its Independent Verification Services Port Advocacy Group Wants Trade Representative To “Carefully Consider” Tariffs Great Dane Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance Women Are Increasing Their Numbers In The Transportation Industry Daimler Trucks Elite Support Network Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity Truckers Who Don’t Carry and Use Chains Will be Fined More Trucker Sent to Prison for Life

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Editor’s Note - sMpwdkI


Jag Dhatt

inally, the warmer days are here. Across our nation, there were unseasonal days that made us think, “Will fair weather not grace us soon?” Just a couple of weeks ago, while attending Truck World, we were (not) blessed with an unseasonable ice storm. Not what we were looking forward to – now, however, the clouds have begun to clear, bringing sunny skies, dry roads, and warmer weather. And for truckers, this is a definite welcome. Last month, a tragedy rocked Canada, when the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos collided with a semi truck. Many people lost their lives, while those who survived will have physical and emotional injuries to deal with. One victim that gets neglected is the driver of the semi truck, who, we have learned, has been devastated by the accident. There has been no conclusion of what caused this terrible accident, but regardless, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. In addition to our coverage of lubricants as our feature article, there are many other topics that are on the forefront of the transport industry. One of these is ELDs, which at this time, is crucial as its implementation comes to the USA before Canada. We would encourage you to send us your thoughts, views, and experiences with ELDs so that we can share these concerns with our readers through our various platforms. For all of our readers and supporters, be safe on the road. And of course, enjoy the warmer days.

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Lubrication Isn’t Just Lubrication It’s a Science


e get asked many times the question about transmissions, each with their own lubrication needs. The standards for engine oil have been in existence a relatively short time. proper lubrication for your truck. Should The standard in the industry is the Society of Automotive I use an economical lubricant? Should I Engineers (SAE) standards. change the oil more or less frequent? Should I get service from a dealer or independent SAE Number 20 through 50 are defined by their minimum shop? Do different lubricants really make a difference? and maximum cSt taken at 98.8°C. SAE 5W, 10W, 15W and 20W are “winter” service numbers and are described by their To really get to the heart of the matter, it’s better to understand the minimum and maximum centipoise at -18°C as determined by the science and history of lubricants. Only then, can an owner make the cold crank simulator. The “15W” number is the newest addition best decision for his or her truck for his or her purposes. Each lubricant has a specific task. Each crude oil from which to the system, being added by SAE at the request of some diesel the lubricant is refined has its own properties. It is as critically engine manufacturers and European automobile manufacturers. These companies found 10W too low in viscosity important to know the source of the crude for its for many engines and the heavy end of 20W too properties as it is to know the lubricant you use for - G. Ray Gompf, CD viscous for low temperature cranking. its particular task. It does no good to just grab a lubricant from the In 1947, The American Petroleum Institute (API) - Jag Dhatt adopted a system that divided motor oils into three shelf and expect that lubricant is going to solve the classes, depending on the properties of the oil. In problem. this system, the oils were classified as: When we think lubricants, we think engine oil, but there are other lubricant needs: Fifth wheel, wheel bearings, differentials, • Regular Type - a straight mineral oil 8

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• Premium Type - contained oxidation inhibitors • Heavy Duty Type - contained oxidation inhibitors plus detergent/dispersant additive. This early system did not allow for the differences between gasoline and diesel engines, nor did it allow for different driving conditions such as cold weather “start and stop” operation. Consequently, API developed a new system in 1952. It included three classifications for gasoline engines: ML, MM and MS; and three classifications for diesel engines: DG, DM and DS. In 1969 and 1970, a joint effort by SAE, API and the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) developed the presently used API Classification System. This system set test criteria using standardized laboratory engine testing and allows for future changes in motor oil requirements by offering an “open-ended” system. This system was formally adopted in 1970. It provided four gasoline classification: SA, SB, SC and SC; and four diesel classifications: CA, CB, CC and CD. In late 1970, classification SE was added to the system. As the result of severity problems in field service, the latest classification, SF, was added to the system in 1980. A few years ago, the CE classification for diesel engine oils was added. In 1955, the Caterpillar Tractor Company established their own specification called “Series 3”. This specification qualified an engine oil for severe diesel service. The US Military added one gasoline engine test to the “Series 3” requirements and established MIL-L45199B. This is equivalent to API Service Classification CD. In November 1970, two new military specifications were issued and all previous specifications became obsolete. These are the basic current military specifications: • MIL-L-46152 required the diesel engine testing of the old MIL-L=2104B specification plus the gasoline engine testing required of API Service SE engine oil. The addition of multi-viscosity grades of oil and the new SF requirements have been added to the current specification MIL-L-46152B. This specification is designed for non-tactical “post” vehicles. It is equivalent to API Service Classifications SF and CC. • MIL-L-2104D requires the diesel engine testing of the old MIL-L-45199B (Series 3) plus some gasoline engine testing that places the gasoline engine service of the oil somewhere between API Service SC and SD. The MIL-L-2104D oil is designated for tactical “combat” vehicles. Since it is basically a diesel engine oil it is usually thought of as equivalent to API Service Classification CD. Caterpillar Tractor Company and General Motors were the first engine builders to approve compounded oils on the basis of satisfactory performance in laboratory engine tests, dating back to 1939. Caterpillar developed its Caterpillar Superior Lubricants Series 1 and Series 2 specifications. In 1955, Caterpillar issued the well-known Series 3


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specification. This specification was adopted by the Department of the Army for incorporation into their military specification for diesel engine oil. Caterpillar discontinued the practice of issuing formal specifications in October 1972, opting to recommend MIL-L-2104C motor oils for their engines. Caterpillar uses API Service Classification system as the basis for their engines as do the other major diesel engine manufacturers, except Mack Trucks. Because Caterpillar recommends API Service CD motor oils for their power shift transmissions, they also require this oil to pass their T-3 friction test. Detroit Diesel recommends the use of API Service CC motor oil when operation is with fuels containing less than 0.5% sulfur. When continued use of fuels which contain over 0.5% sulfur is unavoidable, API Service CD motor oils are recommended. Detroit Diesel further stipulates the API Service CC motor oil should contain a maximum of 1.65% sulfated ash. All motor oils recommended by Detroit Diesel will have a minimum of 0.07% zinc. Detroit Diesel would not recommend multi-grade oils in their engines until September 1978. At that time, they revised their 7SE 270 specification to allow for a multi-graded oil. This technical bulletin states very clearly the only multi-grade recommended is an SAE 15W40 which is API Service SE.CD and which conforms to the sulfated ash and zinc requirement outlined above. Cummins Engine Company recommends API Service CD, CC for their turbocharged engine and API Service CC for their naturally aspirated engines. For either type engine used in “Stop and go” service, Cummins recommends API Service SC/CC (SD or SE may replace the SC) Cummins also recommends that the engine oils have a maximum of 1.85% sulfated ash. Mack Trucks prefers to specify motor oils in terms of their own engine test performance. The Mack EO-J performance specification issued in October 1976, based on performance in the Mack T-5 engine test allows the use of an SAE 15W40 multigrade oil. EO-J specifies a maximum of 1.85% sulphated ash. In addition, Mack has issued the EO-K specification based upon the T-6 engine test. The EO-K specification has superseded EO-J. The current market trend appears to be toward multi-graded diesel engine oils which afford the consumer the same convenience expected from multi-graded gasoline engine oils. Most diesel engine manufacturers recommend SAE 10W30 or SAE 20W40


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for multi-grades diesel engine oils, but they are not as concerned about the exact multi-grade numbers as the required performance characteristics. Mack and Detroit Diesel feel very strongly toward SAE 15W40. Because many diesel truck operators own a variety of engine, many of the are using SAE 15W40 in all their diesel engines. It should be noted that several diesel engine manufacturers are concerned about the ash content of engine oil. Sulfated ash is the measure of the metallic ash that will be formed when an oil containing metal additives is burned in the combustion chamber of an engine. Some manufacturers have a problem with ash deposits forming on the exhaust valve face. These deposits tend to chip off forming a gutter through which hot exhaust gasses escape. A 1% sulfated ash level seems to satisfy most manufacturers; however, Caterpillar prefers a 1% to 1.5% level and Allison Chalmers prefers a 1.5% sulfated ash minimum. In the end, what is the best lubricant for your truck? There really isn’t an easy answer to this question because it depends a variety of factors, some of which include driving environment, truck make, Hours of Service requirements, climate, manufacturer requirements, and yes, even driving habits. Speak with your dealer, service manager or even professionals who have been in the industry for some time. With the availability of the Internet, there is lots of information available at your fingertips. One thing to keep in mind, of course, is to keep up with regular maintenance, for all lubrication requirements for your truck. Proper and regular lubrication is vital for the longevity of your vehicle. Your truck puts food on your table, so don’t mess with the requirements.

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kI qusIN ie`k ivrwsq C`f ky jwxw cwhuMdy ho Aqy cwhuMdy ho ik o you want to leave a legacy and substantially quhwfI jwiedwd vDdI jwvy[ieh ho skdw hY! jy qusIN ieMSorYNs nUM increase your estate? It can be done! It is srmwey vjoN vrqo qW ieh sMBv hY[ bhuq swry lok qW ieMSorYNs nUM ivqI done using insurance as an investment. Many vhIkl smJdy hI nhIN, Aqy jy ies nUM shI FMg nwL vriqAw jwvy don’t realize that life insurance is a financial qW ieh ies qrHW dw swDn bx skdw hY ijhVw ik quhwfy AwpixAW vehicle that when used correctly, can leave a leI quhwfy bwAd ie`k srmwieAw bx jwvygw Aqy ijMny pYsy qusIN ies lasting legacy for loved one’s and gives a great return on your ‘qy lwey hn aunHW nUM aus nwloN ikqy v`D imlxgy[ investment. ijs nUM quhwfy bImy dw lwB imlxw hY aus nUM imlx vwLI rkm Proceeds of a life insurance policy are received tax free to ‘qy koeI tYks nhIN lgdw[ qusIN TIk hI suixAw hY: nw koeI ktOqI your beneficiary. You read that correctly; NO TAX and no Aqy nw koeI tYks[ probate fees. tr`ikMg dw kMm KqirAW BrpUr hY[ ies nUM ivrwsq ‘c C`f ky Trucking is dangerous work and regardless of leaving a jwx dy nwl nwl hr tr`k vwLy nUM cwhIdw hY ik r`b nw kry jy jIvn legacy, every trucker should have a policy to cover their families dw by aumIdy smyN AMq ho jWdw hY qW bImw hI ie`k ieho ijhw swDn hY in case of their unexpected death, but insurance can be a great ijhVw ik pirvwr leI PwiedymMd ho inbVygw[ vehicle as an investment. qusIN iksy Kws rkm Aqy Kws smyN leI koeI bImy dI rwSI lY You can purchase a policy for a set amount for a set number skdy ho[ imswl vjoN ie`k mrd ijs dI aumr 35 swl hY Aqy auh of years. For example a male age 35 non smoker purchases a isgrt bIVI nhIN pINdw, 20 swl dI trm dI ie`k imlIAwn bImy term 20 policy for $1 million. I will give approximate numbers dI pwilsI lY skdw hY[ AMdwzn aus nUM mhIny dI 65 qoN 80 fwlr ranging from $65-80/month for the payment. Over the 20 years, dI ikSq dyxI pvygI[ 20 swlW ‘c ieh rkm bx jwvygI 15,600 $15,600-$19,200 is put in the plan. If the person passes away fwlr qoN lY ky 19,200 fwlr[ r`b nw kry ik sbMDq ivAkqI dI during that twenty year span, your beneficiary will receive $1 ienHW 20 swlW ‘c mOq ho jWdI hY, aus dy bImw imlx vwLy nUM ie`k million tax free. That is a great return on the investment, however imlIAn dI rwSI imlygI ijs ‘qy koeI tYks vI nhIN l`gygw[ jy there is risk associated with term insurance. If the person does vyiKAw jwvy qw ijMny pYsy Krc kIqy hn aus qoN ieh ikqy v`D hn[ pr not pass away during that 20 year span, the insurance company trm ieMSorYNs nwl Kqrw juiVAw hoieAw huMdw hY[ jy ivAkqI keeps your premiums and pays nothing out. You can ies smyN q`k ijauNdw rihMdw hY qW kMpnI quhwfy ikSqW dy renew a term insurance policy and pay the new rate at the id`qy hoey swry pYsy r`K lYNdI hY Aqy quhwnMU ie`k Dylw vI nhIN current age of renewal, but it is not renewable after age imLdw[ pr jy quhwfI aumr 85 swl qoN v`D nhIN (keI kysW 85 or even sooner in some cases. I call term insurance ‘c ies qoN G`t) hoeI qW qusIN aus pwilsI nUM nvyN ryt ‘qy a roll of the dice. Either the insurance company keeps rIinaU krvw skdy ho [ mYN qW ies nUM SqrMj dw pwsw hI your money, or your beneficiary gets a payout. This smJdI hW[ jy ie`k pwsy pY jwvy qW quhwfy pirvwr vwiLAW is a good option for those with a limited budget for a nUM pYsw iml jWdw hY nhIN qW ieMSorYNs kMpnI dy Kwqy ‘c cly potentially substantial investment for your beneficiary. jWdw hY[ ieh aunHW leI bhuq vDIAw hY ijnHW dw bjt sImq However term insurance is not certain unless bought to hY[ pr trm ieMSorYNs qW hI p`kw hY jy ieh sO swl dI aumr Pash Brar age 100. q`k ilAw jwvy[ keI vwr KricAW nUM vyK ky bhuq swry lok bImy dI - Pash Brar B.A. pwilsI lYx qoN iJjkdy rihMdy hn[ ie`k g`loN qW ieh mihMgI kih Pash is a mobile leasing representative with Auto One Leasing LP in Vancouver. She skdy hW ikauN ik ies ‘qy Krc krnw pYNdw hY[ bImw kMpnI nUM ies has a banking, collections and accounting background. She specializes in importing dy lwB pwqrI nUM ies dy pYsy zrur dyxy bxdy hn[ mYN iPr auhI 35 vehicles and trailers from the USA. swl vwLy isgrt bIVI nw pIx vwLy dI audwhrx duhrWdI hW[ 14

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Whole life is often an insurance type people shy away from because of the price. It is expensive for one reason; It HAS to pay. The insurance company MUST pay your beneficiary the amount of the policy. I will use the same example of the 35 year old non smoking male. For a $1 million whole life policy which pays off in 20 years, so a whole life 20 policy; the payments will be approximately $1,000 a month. That seems like a huge sum and that is why people often decline it due to affordability. However, if you pay in the whole $240,000 over 20 years the policy becomes paid in full and no further payment is made. The insured person is now covered for life. We all die so the insurance company will pay your beneficiary $1 million tax free. So what investment out there will quadruple your money? Whole life insurance! With certain types of life insurance policies, the death benefit can increase in value over time. Participating life is one of these types. Participating life insurance is a policy that pays annual dividends from the profits of the insurance company. These dividends are not guaranteed but based on statistics from the last 100 years, historically insurance companies have issued a dividend even in the worst of economic times. There are a few options for payment of these dividends, but we will choose a 3 month old female baby for $250,000 of coverage as an example and a 20 year payment term. Again the policy will be paid in full after 20 years to cover the baby for the rest of her life, and for a dividend option we will choose paid up additions. A paid up addition means the dividend paid is used to get more insurance coverage, so the $250,000 you started with will increase over time. Payments will be approximately $250 a month. Over the 20 years you will put in about $60,000 and the policy is paid in full. So you’re thinking that’s not bad, put in $60,000 and my child’s beneficiary will receive $250,000. That is a great return, but the return will potentially be much greater. Those dividends are buying more and more insurance each year, so say the child passes away at age 80. The approximate amount that will be paid to their beneficiary has amounted to about $1.9 million. That is based on data going back to about the last 100 years, so this should be fairly accurate. It can be more or less, but should be in the approximate ball park. So putting in $60,000 to cover your child when it is born, will be a great investment for that child’s future heirs and create a legacy. Another type of insurance where your death benefit can potentially increase is with a universal life insurance policy. This is a very popular product due to the low price for permanent coverage. It’s sometimes called an all in one policy because it combines life insurance and savings in to one product. The premise behind this is if you pay in excess of the minimum amount to cover the insurance, the excess cash will accumulate in an savings investment and eventually pay your premiums and increase the value of the insurance. For a 35 year old non smoking male for $1 Million in coverage and a 20 year term, payments are only about $65 a month. If you pay only the $65, nothing is 16

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accumulating to increase your investment, so you must pay MORE than the minimum and up to the maximum allowed without tax repercussions to get the benefit. Once the 20 year term is done, the policy is renewable and will increase in price each year with your age annually until age 100 or you die. There are a lot of people out there that think this policy will pay itself off after 20 years and have been told that, but for that to occur, you must over pay the policy more than just the $65 a month and receive some very high rates (double digits) on your investment savings portion. It could be possible, however very unlikely. This type of policy is not guaranteed to increase your insurance coverage amount, but will still pay at least the $1 million coverage. So this is still a good investment but be careful of the payments in later years which keep increasing each year and can become unaffordable. Critical illness coverage is coverage which pays a tax free lump sum to a person who suffers a critical illness. These illnesses will be listed in your policy, but examples are heart attack and stroke. So if you suffer a heart attack, after 30 days, you will be paid the lump sum of coverage you chose. This is a living benefit because you must be alive to receive it. This again can be done as an investment, because if you pay in, and get ill, the policy pays out. So our 35 year old non smoking male pays about $180 a month for $100,000 of this coverage for 20 years. So about $43,200 is paid and the policy is paid up for life. If you get sick you get $100,000 back, so doubled your investment, if you die and did not use the policy, the amount of premiums paid can be refunded to your beneficiary, so it was a free policy, or after 20 years you have the option to get all the money back in a refund and cancel the policy, so again the policy was free. You must specify these refund options at the time of purchase, but it is another profitable option for investment. Trucking is dangerous and living a life on the road can be unhealthy. I encourage everyone in trucking to get some type of insurance coverage for yourself and your family. It may look like a lot of money to pay, but you need to look at it as an investment. No bank will pay the returns that insurance


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Truckers Work With Police To Help Prevent A Suicide


ore than a dozen tractor-trailers lined up beneath a Detroit-area freeway overpass to aid police in preventing a man from committing suicide. Troopers received a call early Tuesday about the man standing on an overpass above Interstate 696. Officers jumped into action, routing traffic away and directing truckers to drive into positions under the overpass to shorten the fall if the man jumped. Thirteen trucks lined the freeway as police tried to help the man. The incident lasted about three hours, from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m, until he walked off to seek medical help. Shaw says troopers typically work with truckers during such incidents, but it’s unusual to have so many involved. Sgt. Jason Brockdorff agreed, saying “That’s a practice we use if we have a jumper. We try to do it every time, to lessen the distance someone would travel if they were to jump. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.” Michigan State Police tweeted out a photo of the

happenings, saying “This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.”

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PIT Group’s Expertise for its Independent Verification Services


IT Group, a research and engineering group for the North American transportation industry, announced today that another company has benefited from its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) testing and verification services. Saucon Technologies, an innovative company in the motor coach industry, has used PIT Group’s independent and impartial verification services to comply with the new FMCSA requirements. PIT Group, a neutral testing organization, offers numerous independent technology and product verification solutions for companies that want to stand out in the marketplace. Thanks to PIT Group’s highly qualified experts who conduct tests according to established industry standards, companies obtain indisputable results that provide them with additional assurance that the technology in which they are investing meets industry standards, thereby creating added value over their competitors. “Some of the largest suppliers who have carried out their own self-verifications have failed in implementing their solution, thereby putting their clients in trouble,” pointed out Yves Provencher, Director, Market and Business Development – Transportation. “Saucon, like some of our other clients, has relied on independent validation, providing its clients with additional safety. In fact, PIT Group offers stringent and impartial testing that meets the latest requirements in ELD regulations. PIT Group’s expertise can therefore help transport companies ensure that drivers and owner-operators use only properly verified systems.” Saucon’s recent tests were conducted in accordance with the test plans and procedures issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Under these requirements, fleets had until December 2017 to implement self-certified ELD systems or, in the case of carriers already using Automatic on-board recording device AOBRD systems, until December 2019 to validate compliance with ELD regulations. “Saucon is pleased to have collaborated with PIT Group for an independent validation of its ELD solutions,” mentioned Bill French, President of Saucon Technologies. “Compliance with FMCSA regulations is of extreme importance to our customers, and the rigorous 22

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and unbiased verification performed by the PIT Group provides additional assurance to both Saucon Technologies and its customers that our products comply with the stringent regulations.” In October 2016, EROAD, a provider of electronic tax, compliance and commercial services, including electronic IFTA, Oregon Weight Mile Tax, driver and vehicle analytics, and real-time fleet tracking, was the first provider to submit its ELD solution to PIT Group for independent verification and testing. More recently, PIT Group was selected by International Trucks to test the fuel efficiency of its new LT Series 625 Class 8 tractor and A26 engine against competitive tractors with similar specifications. These two companies now use the certification obtained following their independent tests as a tool to promote the quality of their technologies, demonstrating the professionalism and reputation acquired by PIT Group within the North American transportation industry. Many other companies have also used PIT Group’s professional and impartial services within its Energotest campaigns in order to certify and prove the value of their products and technologies.

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Luber-finer Introduces the New LFP9001XL Extended Life Oil Filter


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efficient at removing particulate at 5 microns. High Capacity – Not all filters are engineered to effectively capture the same amount of particulate. Once a filter’s media reaches its capacity limit, the filter’s ability to protect an engine is severely compromised. This can result in reduced flow of oil to critical engine components and abrasive particulate flowing freely into an engine’s core components. As calculated from ISO4548-12 inhouse testing, the LFP9001XL offers 45% greater capacity than competitive filters. Reduced Oil Restriction – The true test of any filter is its ability to withstand extreme conditions. The LFP9001XL is engineered to perform as optimally as possible in cold weather, or when oil has become viscous due to extended service life. Using ISO4548-1 in-house testing under harsh conditions versus competitive filters, the LFP9001XL shows 8% less restriction on an engine’s oil flow at a 25-gallons-per-minute flow rate. Please visit to learn more about the new LFP9001XL Extended Life full flow oil filter.

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he American Association of Port Authorities is calling on United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to “carefully consider” the negative effects of possible trade sanctions on port and other trade-related jobs across the US, including the consequences of retaliation from trade allies. AAPA president and chief executive Kurt Nagle said the sanctions “could result in significant losses of good-paying US trade-related jobs” including those in the trucking and transportation industry. “While AAPA does not comment on specific trade sanctions, prior to implementing any trade remedies or sanctions, we urge you to carefully consider the negative impacts these actions would have on port and other trade-related American jobs nationwide, including the effects of likely retaliatory responses from our trading partners,” he wrote. In the letter, Mr. Nagle explained that port cargo activity constitutes more than a quarter of the US economy, creates almost $4.6 trillion in total annual economic activity and is responsible for $321 billion each year in state, local and federal tax revenues. He also said that the cargo moving through US ports supports over 23 million American jobs. The letter also focused on how President Donald Trump has made it a priority to create and maintain American jobs, calling on Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer “to take a comprehensive view of the millions of US jobs related to trade and ensure US seaport and other employment is not negatively impacted by trade actions”. Concluding the letter, Nagle said: “We believe it’s vital that the US economy and jobs can continue to benefit from jobs generated by trade, both exports and imports.” President Trump has placed a number of tariffs on products since the start of this year, with even more levies being proposed.

Potential Law Could Simplify HOS Reforms


n amendment being considered by the U.S. House would, if enacted, allow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to skip a step in the formal rule making process for any reforms to hours of service regulations taken up by the agency for the next two years. The amendment would allow FMCSA to proceed directly to issuing a proposed rule on any changes to hours of service regulations, rather than having to publish an Advanced Notice of a Proposed rule making first, as dictated by federal law. If the amendment becomes law, FMCSA would still be required to publish a proposed rule and field public comments before issuing a Final Rule on hours of service reforms. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas filed the amendment for consideration with the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which will first be debated and then put up for a vote when the bill is brought to the House floor. The timely amendment proposal comes as the hours of service

regulations are being scrutinized, due in part to the implementation of the electronic logging device mandate. The House will also be pondering a revised version of an amendment filed in 2015 which would have instituted criteria for brokers and shippers to examine before hiring a carrier. The amendment ultimately failed to make the cut, which was a positive outcome for smaller carriers because it required brokers/shippers to choose a carrier with a “Satisfactory” safety rating to be protected by the hiring standards language. That would have omitted many small carriers, including independent owner-operators, who hold a “Conditional” safety rating or no safety rating at all, as is the case with many independents and small carriers. The new version also states criteria for which brokers and shippers should adhere to when hiring a carrier, but only requires they not choose a carrier with an “Unsatisfactory” rating. The carrier must also have proper insurance and be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier That Reincarnated Under Another Name


he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company, Daya Trucking, LLC, to immediately cease all operations after investigators found the company poses an imminent hazard to public safety. Daya Trucking operates 39 trucks hauling general freight. Last month FMCSA received information that Daya Trucking may be a reincarnated and/or an affiliated entity of Ekam Truck Line, LLC. Last year, Ekam agreed to enter into a consent order as a condition of upgrading its proposed safety rating from “unsatisfactory” to “conditional.” Ekam’s “unsatisfactory” rating had resulted from an investigation revealing numerous safety violations. That consent order required Ekam to take specific actions to improve safety, and it prohibited Ekam, its owners and/or any individuals related to Ekam from applying for USDOT/FMCSA registration as another motor carrier. Ekam Truck Lines, however, failed to comply with virtually all provisions in the Consent Order and instead evaded the Consent Order by applying for USDOT/ FMCSA registration as Daya Trucking, LLC. On March 24, 2018, FMCSA reinstated Ekam’s Unsatisfactory safety rating placing the company out-of-service. Following discovery of the reincarnation, FMCSA also merged and consolidated the federal safety and enforcement records of Daya Trucking and Ekam Truck Lines. The compliance investigation into Daya revealed numerous serious violations of federal safety statutes and regulations, including: * Failing to properly monitor the dispatch of its drivers to ensure compliance with maximum hours-of-service limitations to prevent fatigued driving. Daya does not review its drivers’ records-of-dutystatus for falsification, completeness, accuracy or violations of HOS regulations. The agency says Daya uses a non-compliant Automatic OnBoard Recording Devices system in which drivers can alter their records and can manually input odometer readings. Between Jan. 1, 2018, and Feb. 28, 2018, Daya’s AOBRD system recorded 4,802 hours of unidentified driving time resulting from 51 instances of drivers unplugging or disabling the recording mechanisms. Investigators found an instance in which a Daya driver recorded his off-duty time commencing in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After disconnecting the AOBRD, the driver continued operating his vehicle. Global positioning system records showed the vehicle 32

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leaving South Carolina, passing through Georgia and Florida, before arriving in Brewton, Alabama, where the driver reconnected the AOBRD. The following day, the same driver, after crossing Mississippi and now near Ruston, Louisiana, again recorded that he was commencing his off-duty time, however, he again disconnected the AOBRD and continued driving through Louisiana and across Texas before arriving in New Mexico, as documented by GPS records. * Failing to ensure the company has negative pre-employment controlled substances/alcohol tests results prior to dispatching its drivers. Investigators found that Daya allowed seven drivers to operate a commercial motor vehicle before receiving negative preemploy tests as required by federal safety regulations. Four drivers known to have tested positive for controlled substances were found to have been dispatched by Daya. * Failing to comply with certain driver qualification requirements, including ensuring that its drivers were properly licensed to operate a CMV, or were medically qualified. Investigators found instances of five drivers without a current commercial driver’s license or in possession of a suspended CDL, nevertheless, being allowed to operate a commercial motor vehicle. * Failing to ensure that its vehicles were regularly inspected, maintained, repaired and met minimum safety standards. In the past 12 months, Daya vehicles have been placed out-ofservice at a rate of 46 percent. FMCSA’s investigation found that Daya’ Trucking’s “complete and utter lack of compliance” with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and its effort to avoid the 2017 Consent Order to Ekam Truck Lines “…substantially increases the likelihood of serious injury or death for its drivers and the motoring public if the operations of Daya are not discontinued immediately.” Daya Trucking may be assessed civil penalties of up to $26,126 for each violation of the out-of-service order. The carrier may also be assessed civil penalties of not less than $10,450 for providing transportation requiring federal operating authority registration and up to $14,739 for operating a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce without necessary USDOT registration. If violations are determined to be willful, criminal penalties may be imposed, including a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year. FMCSA is also considering civil penalties for the safety violations discovered during the investigation and may refer this matter for criminal prosecution.

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Heavy and Medium Duty Orders at 59,600 in April


reliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 59,600 units in 2018’s fourth month. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published in

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down. While below any of the first three month of 2018, a goodly portion of the decline was related to seasonality. “On that basis, April’s orders (60k) were bigger than any month in 2017 as activity in both the medium and heavy-duty vehicle markets remained strong,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst. He continued, “Our preliminary look at North American Classes 5-8 net orders for April show that orders rose 40% year-over-year. Seasonally adjusted, April’s orders fell 12% from March.” Solid MD order activity continued into April, if below levels seen through Q1. In April, preliminary NA Classes 5-7 net orders rose 33% y/y to 24,800 units. “There is virtually no seasonality in April for the MD market. As a result, and while orders were down 16% nominally from March, on a seasonally adjusted basis, Classes 5-7 orders were 24,900 units, up 200 units/0.8% month over month” said Vieth. About Class 8 orders, Vieth commented, “In ACT’s 30-plus years of collecting industry statistics, the Class 8 market has never had four consecutive months in which orders exceeded 40,000 units. Preliminary data indicate that the wall remains in place as 34,800 Class 8 net orders were booked in April, stopping the latest string of 40k-plus order months at three.” Seasonal adjustment boosts the month’s orders to 35,200 units.

Truck Tonnage Index Dropped Slightly In March


merican Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1% in March after easing 0.8% in February. In March, the index equaled 110, down from 111.2 in February. ATA revised the February decline from the originally reported 2.6% to 0.8%. Compared with March 2017, the SA index jumped 6.3%, which was below February’s 7.7% year-over-year gain, but still well above 2017’s annual increase. For all of 2017, the index increased 3.8% over 2016. In the first quarter of this year, tonnage rose 0.9% and 7.4% from the previous quarter and a year earlier, respectively. The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 114.6 in March, which was 12.9% above the previous month at 101.5. “Despite a softer March and February, truck freight tonnage remains solid as exhibited in the year-over-year increase of 6.3%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “While I expect the pace of growth to continue moderating in the months ahead, if for no other reason than year-over-year comparisons will become more difficult as tonnage snapped back in May of 2017, the levels of

freight will remain good going forward.” Trucking serves as a barometer of the U.S. economy, representing 70.6% of tonnage carried by all modes of domestic freight transportation, including manufactured and retail goods. Trucks hauled nearly 10.5 billion tons of freight in 2016. Motor carriers collected $676.2 billion, or 79.8% of total revenue earned by all transport modes. ATA calculates the tonnage index based on surveys from its membership and has been doing so since the 1970s. This is a preliminary figure and subject to change in the final report issued around the 10th day of the month. The report includes month-tomonth and year-over-year results, relevant economic comparisons and key financial indicators.

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Missouri Bill Seeks To Stop Many Random CMV Inspections


State Senator in Missouri says the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is unsafe and unconstitutional. State Sen. Dave Schatz has added a section to his state bill specifying “roadside safety inspections shall not be performed on the shoulder of any highway with a posted speed limit in excess of 40 miles per hour.” “I’ve talked with the highway patrol and these roadside inspections are unsafe for the driving public,” he said. “Vehicles are being pulled over just for the purposes of these random safety checks and that’s not right. If the driving public was pulled over for these random things they wouldn’t stand for it.” “Just last Friday I was leaving the radio station and a concrete truck was pulled over by the CVEU on a road with no shoulder right there in Sullivan,” he said. “And that brings another aspect into this. These stops are impeding commerce. Concrete is a perishable commodity and if I was the guy at the other end of a project waiting for it I would be infuriated by the unnecessary delay.” Schatz also said he saw an 18-wheeler pulled over on the side of


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Interstate 44 up against a guardrail. Schatz added he’s fine with laws being enforced and the inspections performed if another infraction has occurred, but would like to see them done in a safe place instead of on the side of the road.

“There are two weigh stations in Franklin County, they can do the inspections there, or use the ramps into the highways,” Schatz said. “They are pulling over commercial vehicles solely for random inspections simply to fill their quotas and maintain the parameters of their grant.” Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton says it is always risky to pull any driver over on the side of a roadway. “We do that all the time for everybody,” he said. “I don’t understand why he (Schatz) is bringing this up now. By limiting the stops and enforcement to roadways with speeds under 40, stops us from patrolling the main areas where the most commercial traffic is.” Pelton added there are no ticket quotas associated with the program, but the grant requires a certain number of “contacts” with the public either through traffic stops or educational meetings with companies with commercial vehicles. The sheriff’s department confirmed the stops can be made without probable cause, but only to commercial vehicles. They also confirmed the cement truck Schatz saw pulled over in Sullivan was 18,000 pounds overweight. The county CVEU has been in operation since December of last year and all data from stops is passed on to MoDOT.

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Kenworth’s Latest Technology and Developments To Help Truck Operators Pursue Further Emission Reduction


ttendees at this week’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo are seeing Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction. Leading the way in Kenworth’s booth (No. 939 in Exhibit Hall A) are two special Kenworth T680 day cabs. The first T680 is called HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport), and the second T680 is ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport). Both the T680 HECT and T680 ZECT projects are funded in part by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the U.S. Department of Energy and the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The T680 HECT tractor, which is making its public debut at ACT Expo, incorporates a parallel hybrid electric propulsion system that uses the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero (NZ) emission engine fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), in


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combination with a generator to extend the truck’s battery range. The truck has a 30-mile zero emissions range using electricity stored in the onboard lithium-ion batteries. When the batteries are depleted, the near-zero emission engine turns on to generate more energy and extend the truck’s range up to 250 miles. The T680 ZECT tractor, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, uses a hydrogen fuel cell that combines compressed hydrogen gas and air to produce electricity, with only water vapor emitted at the exhaust pipe. The electrical energy can power the dual-rotor electric motor to move the truck, or recharge the lithium-ion batteries for use later. The electric drive system manages the power from the fuel cell to and from the batteries, as well as the traction motors and other components, such as the electrified power steering and brake air compressor. Both the T680 HECT and T680 ZECT are in development and testing, with field trials scheduled to begin later this year with Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) at the Ports of Los

Angeles and Long Beach. Two other vehicles are on exhibit in Kenworth’s booth at ACT Expo. During a ceremony Tuesday at ACT Expo, a special

Kenworth T680 day cab with the first Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero natural gas engine going into service was presented to AJR Trucking based in Rancho Dominguez, California. The

T680 features the 12-liter engine rated at 400-hp and fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), and is in the Kenworth booth during the show. According to Cummins Westport, the new engine has the lowest certified ultra low NOx emission in North America – 90 percent lower than current North American EPA standards. Also displayed is a Kenworth T680 specified with the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G natural gas engine. The 12-liter, 400-hp natural gas engine operates on CNG, and is available for both the T680 and T880. The truck features the Worthington Industries natural gas fuel and tank system. “We’re providing fleets and truck operators at the ACT Expo a good look at what we offer to further reduce emissions today, while showing new developments with the T680 HECT and T680 ZECT trucks that will help with future environmental stewardship goals,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.

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FMCSA Includes ELD Violations In Revised CSA Methodology

Great Dane Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance


he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated its list of hoursof-service violations used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement model. The agency added 22 roadside inspection violations to its HOS Compliance Behaviour Analysis and Safety Improvement Category. The bulk of the changes address the use of electronic logging devices. Prior to April 1, 2018, roadside inspectors noted ELD violations on roadside inspection reports, but drivers were not placed out of service and the violations were not calculated into the HOS Compliance BASIC. However, ELD violations occurring during roadside inspections beginning April 1, 2018, will result in out-of-service orders and impact the CSA HOS Compliance BASIC score. As a result of full enforcement, FMCSA needed to revise its CSA methodology to include ELD violations. The new HOS violations have assessed severity values ranging from 1 to 5.


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reat Dane announced today that it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA is a coalition of industry leaders dedicated to the development of blockchain standards, education and solutions for the freight industry. “As a transportation solutions leader, it is Great Dane’s mission to stay on the cutting edge of new technology and innovation,” said Dean Engelage, Great Dane’s president. “To accomplish this, we collaborate with industry stakeholders in both the transportation industry and other industries with which we share a vested interest in improving the future of goods mobility, which is why we are excited to join BiTA. As a member of this forward-thinking organization, we have the ability to stay up-to-date on the evolving open data standards, while also working to ensure that the framework for how this transformational technology will be utilized by the global transportation industry is inclusive of the trailer and truck body space.” Great Dane will collaborate with the other members of BiTA, including shippers, third party logistics providers,

OEMs, vendors and more, to help educate and guide the transportation industry towards the successful implementation and adoption of blockchain technology. As the first trailer OEM to join BiTA as well as the only trailer OEM in the industry to have developed a data-driven integrated telematics solution for trailers, Great Dane will be able to provide unique insight into the data security and asset management needs of fleets. “Blockchain technology can help to maintain secure, trackable data, while providing greater visibility into the supply chain to quickly identify issues,” Engelage said. “With the largest service network for trailers in the industry, our scale uniquely positions us to help fleets begin to leverage the benefits of blockchains by driving efficiencies across an array of cost buckets, including better transparency and history on an individual trailer basis into maintenance, repairs, parts and warranty terms. We are thrilled to partner with BiTA to learn more about this incredible technology and to play a role in bringing blockchain solutions to the transportation industry.”

Celadon Suspends Trading


he New York Stock Exchange suspended trading the stock of trucking company Celadon Group Inc. on Tuesday and moved to remove the company’s stock listing after Celadon said an internal investigation had identified accounting errors that will require it to restate financial results dating back to 2014. The Indianapolis-based firm, one of North America’s largest truckload carriers, has been under scrutiny over a joint venture involving its leasing division. The company has closed its leasing division and Celadon says it’s focused on improving its core truckload business. Celadon hasn’t publicly reported earnings results since last year, and has been negotiating with its lenders to pursue a refinancing plan. The stock, which reached close to $30 a share just more than three years ago, closed at $3.45 per share on Monday. Chief Executive Paul Svindland, who joined the company last year, said in an interview Tuesday he was “disappointed” to learn the accounting problems extended back further than previously thought, but said the company was committed to accurate and transparent financial reporting.

Over the past year, Celadon has scaled back its domestic truckload division’s fleet by about 20% and it is reducing the number of lanes it serves from nearly 5,000 a year ago to about 1,000, said Thom Albrecht, Celadon’s chief financial and strategy officer.

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Research Group to Study Autonomous Trucks, Cannabis Testing, and CDL Testing Problems


he American Transportation Research Institute Board of Directors has decided on the organization’s 2018 Top Research Priorities. The research topics will cover a wide array of critical industry issues.

The 2018 ATRI top research priorities are: Urban Planning and Smart City Design for Trucks – examining how and where truck freight delivery can be effectively incorporated into urban planning and smart city design approaches. Assessing the Consistency and Accuracy of CMV Crash Data – will identify ways to improve commercial motor vehicle crash data collection, quality review, data management and data submission at the local and state levels. Role and Impact of Government Regulations on Autonomous Vehicles – research will assess the positive and negative impact of regulations being promulgated at the statelevel for identification of model legislation on how autonomous technologies and vehicles should be deployed. Inconsistencies in CDL Testing – will review the range of requirements for CDL testing across states and identify best practices to develop an effective set of testing requirements. Autonomous Impacts on the Truck Driver – a detailed analysis of how autonomous truck technologies will change the operational environment and driving requirements for commercial drivers. Best Practices for Cannabis Intoxication Testing – exploring best practices in the U.S. and abroad, the research will benchmark recommended maximum intoxication levels and identify recommendations for driver sobriety testing. 42

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Capacity is Up, Despite ELD Being Enforced


hen the electronic logging device mandate went into effect last December and the grace period ended April 1, many were concerned about whether there would be enough truck drivers still on the road; in other words, there was a concern about capacity. According to a new DAT Solutions survey, the opposite has taken place. Capacity has increased 11% on the spot market since April 1. However, according to DAT, owneroperators are still being negatively affected by the regulation because they must buy and run their own ELD solution. DAT recently surveyed its carrier customers about ELDs and detention, the majority of which were owner-operators, and found the ELDs were negatively affecting profitability. Most survey respondents were running ELDs, but more than 70% reported that they were earning less money and driving less miles than they were prior to implementation. Their survey also indicated shippers are not considering HOS regulations during loading and offloading. More than 77% report wait times of more than two hours on one out of every five loads. Parking has also become an issue. 87% of them are having a harder time finding parking post-ELD mandate. DAT also reports only 2.8% of those surveyed said they were likely to leave the trucking industry, despite fears over the last year that nearly all owner-operators would leave the trucking industry.

Trucking Takes Centre Stage As President Trump Highlights His Tax Cut Act


xecutives and employees from Werner Enterprises Inc., Crete Carrier Corporation and TCW Inc. represented the trucking industry at a White House Rose Garden event, highlighting the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Job Act signed into law in December 2017. Their purpose was to share how the tax cuts have enabled the carriers to increase employee compensation, invest in new equipment and expand operations. All three companies are members of American Trucking Associations. “Putting truckers in a position to have their voices heard on important issues is a critical part of what we do at ATA,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Our industry could not ask for better representatives than these to talk about the benefits of the President’s tax reform package.” TCW was represented by President Dave Manning, chairman of ATA, and driver David Livingston; Werner was represented by President & CEO Derek Leathers and driver Quinton Ward, driver Marvin Fielder, and associate Kathryn Oswald; and Crete was represented by CEO & Chairman Tonn Ostergard, Vice Chair Holly Ostergard, and driver Jeff Tetzloff. ATA was a strong advocate for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and hosted President Trump in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at an event in October 2017 to rally support behind tax reform. A January 2018 survey of ATA member companies revealed that 50% of carriers were planning to increase wages or offer bonuses as a result of tax reform, and 47% were planning to invest their tax cuts in new equipment, including trucks, trailers and safety technology. “In the past three months, I got raises that will provide me and my family over $4,000 annually,” said Tetzloff. “The extra money in my check provides me and my family freedom and flexibility. Also, the significant increase in my companyprovided profit sharing and 401K plan provides me additional retirement security, lessening my dependence on Social Security.” “Mr. President, you care about truck drivers, and it shows,” said Ward, a U.S. Army veteran. “Thank you so much for fighting for us. This tax law means a better future for me, and a significant pay increase this year. As a result, my sister and I are planning a cruise with our family.”

“To fully understand the true size and scale of this law’s impact on our company, I point to some concrete numbers: We have increased our capital expenditures for 2018 by $127 million, or 64%, over the previous year – 90% of which was for newer and safer trucks,” said Leathers. “For our employees, we are increasing driver pay by more than $24 million – an average increase of $2,400 per driver.”

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Women Are Increasing Their Numbers In The Transportation Industry


omen In Trucking Association exists to increase the number of women employed in the trucking industry. Knowing that, in order to improve something it must be measured, WIT partnered with the National Transportation Institute to develop the WIT Index to monitor the percentage of female drivers and leaders within the industry. The NTI is a top research organization that surveys hundreds of trucking firms for data regarding driver wages, benefits, retirement plans and more. Each quarter they aggregate the data and provide it to carriers for benchmarking and forecasting. Last year the NTI added two questions to their list of research responses to assist WIT in tracking the percentage of female drivers at firms as well as the percentage of their leadership team that is comprised of women. In January of 2017, we reported that women comprise over seven percent of female over-the-road drivers and 23 percent of management. These numbers differ from the Department of Labor which tracks women employed as “driver/sales workers and truck drivers.” The NTI figures track over the road drivers specifically.


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The NTI recently calculated this year’s figures and the reports hold some hidden surprises. First, the percentage of female drivers increased from 7.13 percent last year to 7.89 percent at the end of 2017. The number of women in management has increased as well, from 23 percent last year to 23.75 percent at the end of 2017. The surprise is in the number of carriers who are now reporting these numbers. In the past two years, there has been a 19 percent improvement in those companies tracking the percentage of female drivers and managers. This means that more companies are actually monitoring these figures and can benchmark with other carriers in the industry. For those companies who participated in the research, over 25 percent of the carriers surveyed reported nearly a thirty percent average increase in their female driver population. “Confidentiality is guaranteed and is also why we’ve been a trusted resource in the transportation industry since 1995,” said Leah Shaver, Chief Operating Officer at NTI. “We do not share WIT Index participant data or names with anyone, without their permission.” Shaver added. To include your company profile please visit Contributing carriers will not be specified within the index and will receive a copy with aggregated results by region and fleet size. Women In Trucking has also partnered with the Memphis University to track the percentage of women who serve in management and on the boards of publicly traded carriers. Of the sixteen organizations, twelve, or 75 percent, have female directors, a slight increase from 2016. This index of publicly traded carriers also tracks the percentage of women holding executive positions. Only six of the fifteen companies showed women in management roles, which was unchanged from 2016. This year’s index names ArcBest, led by CEO Judy McReynolds, as the leader in both groups with 28 percent female executives and 33 percent of the board of director seats held by women.


GATS Open for Registration

he annual Great American Trucking Show will be held Aug. 23-25 in Dallas, Texas, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Truckers and other interested parties can now register for free online. The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive public convention of trucking professionals. More than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, among many others. GATS exists to create an interactive, energizing environment entirely focused on trucking’s improvement. GATS will feature the Pride & Polish truck show, the premier truck beauty championship series, “recognizing creativity, excellence and dedication to the toughest profession you’ll ever love. Participating trucks are cleaned and polished,

accessorized and customized, front to back and bumper to bumper.” GATS will also have the Trucker Talent Search sing-off competition finale, Partners in Business seminars, many exhibitors and, as in previous years, there will also be a Health Pavilion offering screenings for attendees. There will also be a Recruiting Pavilion. Drivers who want to bring their trucks to the show will be able to park at the TA-Petro Truck Parking Community, with 36 acres of free truck parking conveniently located at the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park. The Community offers regular shuttles to and from the convention center, food vendors, showers, portable restrooms and a worship service on Sunday. Those interested in attending the 2018 Great American Trucking Show can register for free online or pay $10 if registering in person.

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March Trailer Orders Seasonally Decline But Remain Historically Strong


TR reports preliminary March trailer orders at 27,500, which reflect a typical seasonal decline from February, down 16% month over month. However, orders were historically strong with order activity at the highest level for the month of March since 2014 and up 34% from March 2017. The order volume should increase backlogs slightly as build rates are expected to increase in the coming months. Trailer orders have totalled 328,000 for the past twelve months. Don Ake, FTR Vice President of Commercial Vehicles, commented, “Even as orders decline, this remains a stout month of orders for the trailer industry. Some dry van OEMs are running out of 2018 production slots, so we should see orders take their typical swoon in the summer months. However, the amount of orders already placed has created a substantial backlog, which will create another stellar year for the trailer industry.” “The freight growth numbers we continue to see are very impressive across all trailer segments, especially flatbeds. Fleets are ordering trailers at a


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Daimler Trucks Elite Support Network Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity


uring the 2018 Elite Support Continuous Improvement Coordinator Summit in Orlando, attendees raised more than $55,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando. This year the three-day event focused on elevating the level of service at dealerships to exceed customer expectations. Attendees raised money during a Casino Night fundraiser as well as through dealership contributions. Habitat Greater Orlando is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat Greater Orlando is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Orlando region through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.


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“The Elite Support network is a collaborative effort between DTNA and its dealer partners that focuses on working better together, so it comes as no surprise that we exceeded our fundraising goals in support of a collaborative organization like Habitat Greater Orlando,” said Scott Brown, director of distribution development for Daimler Trucks North America. Every year, Elite Support personnel raise money for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate closest to where the annual CIC Summit is held. To date, Elite Support has raised more than $62,000 for the organization nationwide, benefitting cities including Palm Springs, Nashville, and Orlando. “We can’t thank DTNA enough for their generous donation,” said Catherine Steck McManus, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando. “Their generosity will enable us to transform more lives and neighbourhoods in our community

through affordable housing and home repairs.� There are currently more than 275 Elite Support locations in the United States and Canada. To become Elite Support Certified, DTNA dealers must go through a stringent process that requires them to demonstrate proficiency in service and parts processes,

provide robust technical and operational training, and offer superior customer amenities. The process to become certified typically takes eight months, but that is only the beginning of an Elite Support dealer’s commitment to constantly review their operations for opportunities to better serve their customers.

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Truckers Who Don’t Carry and Use Chains Will be Fined More


. C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena announced today that several changes will be going into effect for the next winter driving season, including increasing fines for commercial vehicles that don’t carry chains or don’t chainup when required, extending winter tire requirements on certain routes prone to late season snowfall, and increasing roadmaintenance contractor requirements. “I have heard from people and communities throughout the province that we need to take action to improve safety on our highways. With that in mind, our government is moving quickly to implement changes that will ensure people are able to get where they need to go more safely through the winter months.” Stricter commercial vehicle chain-up requirements are the priority named by the government, and the ministry says it will enforce higher fines for commercial vehicle operators not carrying chains, or who don’t chain up when mandatory. Currently, the fine in B.C. is $121, while in other North American jurisdictions the fine is up to $1,200 for similar violations, ten times higher. The exact fine amounts are yet to be determined.


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The government will also roll out a pilot program limiting which lanes commercial vehicles can use on certain corridors, which will reduce the risk of collisions, and blockages due to spun-out trucks. On key three-lane highway sections during winter, commercial vehicles will be restricted from using the farleft lane, to ensure more reliable and safe access for the traveling public. When all lanes are blocked, the ability for emergency crews and maintenance equipment to move along the highway is eliminated, compounding the closure. Ministry staff will also be expanding monitoring and auditing of road-maintenance contractors, including 24/7 compliance checks during winter storms. Snowplows will also be getting GPS tracking. The current regulations requiring drivers to fit winter tires or chains from October 1st to March 31 will also be extended in certain areas of B.C. The ministry will expand the date range through to April 30th on select highways and mountain passes to account for potential early spring snowfall events which occur regularly in the Northern regions of the province. The exact routes where the winter tire rules will be extended has not yet been determined. Another small change announced today that could have a big impact in this part of B.C. is a reduction in the highway abrasive standard size. The government said that the standard size of grit used on roads will be decreased from 12.5 to 9.5 millimetres to reduce potential windshield damage. Across the entire province, road crews apply 750,000 tonnes of winter abrasives over 1.2-million kilometres on average every winter.


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Trucker Sent to Prison for Life


federal judge is ordering a Kentucky trucker to spend the rest of his life in prison for the driver’s role in transporting dozens of undocumented immigrants who died in a horrific tractor-trailer ride from Laredo, Texas,

to San Antonio. James M. Bradley Jr., 61, received two life sentences without parole after pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants for profit, resulting in death. The sentences will be served concurrently. On July 23, 2017, the San Antonio Police Department was sent to a Walmart store off of Interstate 35 upon receiving a call about a tractor-trailer parked in the lot. Officers found nearly 40 undocumented individuals at the scene, including many lying in the trailer. Bradley was sitting in the cab, where officers found a Cobra CB 38 Derringer .38-caliber pistol. Ten of the individuals died because of the conditions inside the trailer. Anywhere from 70 to 200 people were inside the trailer during the transport, testimony from some of the passengers reveals. The immigrants paid varying fees for the transport. As part of a plea agreement, Bradley admitted he was transporting the trailer from Schaller, Iowa, to Brownsville, Texas. He denied knowing there were people in the trailer and said he discovered them only when he exited the vehicle to relieve himself. He said he attempted to administer aid to them. Law enforcement officers from SAPD reported they found eight deceased persons and 30-40 others, all undocumented. Bradley was taken into custody. Two more later died at area hospitals.

Bradley told authorities he was traveling from Laredo to San Antonio, after having the tractor-trailer washed and detailed at a truck stop near Laredo. Bradley said he intended to take the trailer to Brownsville to deliver it to someone who had purchased it. He stopped at the Wal-Mart and heard banging and shaking in the trailer. He was surprised when “he was run over by ‘Spanish’ people and knocked to the ground,” according to the affidavit. He realized that at least one person was dead. He said he knew the trailer refrigeration system did not work and that the four vent holes probably were clogged. He said he called his wife but did not call 911.

Per Carlsson Appointed Acting President of Volvo Trucks North America


er Carlsson, currently the global Senior Vice President of Strategy & Transformation Office for Volvo Trucks, has been appointed Acting President of Volvo Trucks North America. He will on an interim basis succeed Göran Nyberg, who has decided to take a position outside the Volvo Group. Per Carlsson has held several senior management positions in the Volvo Group over the last 33 years, including serving as President of Volvo Trucks North America from 2008-2009 and as Chief Operating Officer of the Group’s North American truck operations from 2010-2011. The recruitment process to identify a new North American president is underway.


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DOT Offers $1.5 Billion In Grants For Infrastructure Investment


he U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity inviting regional and local authorities to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grants program. BUILD Transportation grants will replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. As the Administration looks to enhance America’s infrastructure, 2018 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation. “BUILD Transportation grants will help communities revitalize their surface transportation systems while also increasing support for rural areas to ensure that every region of our country benefits,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Projects for BUILD will be evaluated based on merit criteria that include safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair, innovation,

partnership, and additional non-federal revenue for future transportation infrastructure investments. To reflect the Administration’s Infrastructure Initiative, DOT intends to award a greater share of BUILD Transportation grant funding to projects located in rural areas that align well with the selection criteria rather than such projects in urban areas. The notice highlights rural needs in several of the evaluation criteria, including support for rural broadband deployment where it is part of an eligible transportation project. BUILD Transportation Discretionary grants will run through September 30, 2020. For this round of BUILD Transportation

grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $150 million can be awarded to a single State, as specified in the FY 2018 Appropriations Act. At least 30 percent of funds must be awarded to projects located in rural areas. To provide technical assistance to a broad array of stakeholders, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2018 BUILD grant application process. A webinar on how to compete for BUILD Transportation Grants for all applicants will be held on Thursday, May 24; a webinar for rural and tribal applicants will be held on Tuesday, May 29; and a webinar on how to prepare a benefit cost analysis for a BUILD application will be held on Thursday, May 31. The deadline to submit an application for the FY 2018 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants program is July 19, 2018.


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