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  • Caterpillar dealers form all-makes truck service network with 90-minute diagnostics July 19, 2019
    A group of seven Caterpillar dealerships have formed the RIG360 independent truck service centers network, designed to provide an all-makes approach to truck parts and service. The network initially will consist of 65 locations with 450 service bays across 12 states, with potential for other Cat dealers to join. 
    CCJ Staff
  • Volvo Trucks, Samsung announce battery power tie-up July 18, 2019
    The alliance will cover joint development of battery packs specifically developed for Volvo Group’s truck applications while Samsung SDI intends to provide battery cells and modules to meet the demand for the Volvo Group’s electric trucks.
    Jason Cannon
  • Landstar awards driver with 2020 Kenworth in annual giveaway July 18, 2019
    Each year, Landstar gives away a truck, including all registration fees and taxes, to one of its Million Mile Safe Driver independent owner-operators.
    CCJ Staff
  • Bills introduced to raise minimum liability limits, require automatic emergency braking July 18, 2019
    One bill would raise the minimum liability requirement for trucking companies and tie it to the inflation rate for medical costs. The other would require OEMs to make automatic emergency braking systems standard equipment on new trucks.
    Matt Cole
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls set to increase again in 2020 July 18, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced this week a 6% toll increase will take effect on Jan. 5, 2020, for both E-ZPass and cash customers on all sections and extensions of the turnpike except for three western Pennsylvania cashless toll facilities.
    CCJ Staff
  • Check out new products on display at GATS next month July 18, 2019
    Attendees at the Great American Trucking Show next month in Dallas will have the opportunity to take a look at a variety of new and current products and technology in the Featured Product Pavilion. The pavilion will showcase products including ELDs, telematics systems, equipment for trucks, products for drivers and more.
    CCJ Staff
  • ATA: Turnover rates in first quarter present ‘muddled picture’ of driver market July 17, 2019
    The turnover rate at large truckload fleets in the first quarter was 83% — 6 percentage points lower than 2018's average and 11% lower than the same quarter a year ago. At smaller truckload carriers, the rate fell to 73% — the same rate as 2018's first quarter. 
    CCJ Staff
  • Virtual training tool uses ‘augmented reality’ to aid techs, fleets July 17, 2019
    Design Interactive says Virtual Equipment Training is a new capability that used in conjunction with Design Interactive's Augmentor transportation-focused augmented reality software to allow for the creation and deployment of training materials on virtual vehicles and equipment.
    CCJ Staff

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