WASHINGTON, D.C. "" For two minutes on Monday the world will go dark in 14 states, causing a huge distraction for drivers.Although there are about two solar eclipses a year visible from somewhere on Earth, August 21 marks the first time a total solar eclipse will be able to be viewed from the mainland United States in 38 years.
OTTAWA, ON "" An outage of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system in June, caused delays at the border for some trucks over a 30-hour period.The Statistics Canada outage that affected the CAED, was caused by a leaking air conditioner the CBC is reporting. According to the news outlet, repairs incorrectly done led to an escalating set of circumstances that triggered the second major outage of the year for the statistics bureau.
OTTAWA, ON "" Kenworth Ontario has moved its Ottawa-area dealership to a new 43,000-square-foot facility about 35 kilometers southeast of Parliament Hill.
HOUSTON, TX "" Truck Bodies and Equipment International (TBEI) has named Stuart Swint as general manager and president of Travis Body and Trailer.
Larson Electronics has a new handheld LED spotlight that features an inline transformer and 100-foot cord reel.
Chevin Fleet Solutions has introduced a new Application Program Interface (API) for its FleetWave product, providing external access to specific pockets of software data.
British Columbia residents were still fleeing the path of wildfires in mid-July when Shane Reynolds took stock of the supplies on hand. "We're storing 5,000 cots, 5,000 blankets, and other material," said the operations manager at Landtran Logistics' facility in Prince George. "We'll be helping with local delivery of supplies when the Red Cross tells us what has to be done."
If knowledge is power, then Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) could be the most powerful device on the truck. Sure, the device at its most basic is responsible only for monitoring hours of service, but the potential of networking and integrating data is impossible to ignore.
If you've spent any time channel surfing, it's impossible to avoid the proliferation of home improvement and house flipping shows. And they all reflect a common theme: preparing a pre-owned item always pays dividends when it comes time to sell.
NASHVILLE, TN "" Trucking is rolling into the future, and the trucks may be getting there all by themselves. Autonomous trucking was the topic of the moment this week at the 2017 In.Sight user conference and expo in Nashville, with panelists disagreeing on what is possible and in what timeline. Development of autonomous technology still faces a lot of obstacles including, one panel noted, snowbanks.