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The mission of the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) is to improve the knowledge base of both public and private sector stakeholders on freight transportation issues and potential technology solutions through ongoing information and resource exchange facilitated by a variety of programs, tools and activities.

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Overcoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics
Overdrive, June 17, 2014
Any vehicle moving at highway speeds faces the impediments of drag, which is created in two ways...[More]

UPS joins FedEx in shift to density pricing for ground packages
Journal of Commerce, June 17, 2014
The shift toward greater use of dimensional pricing in U.S. transportation is gaining momentum. UPS plans to start using dimensional weight to price ground shipments starting Dec. 29, a few days before FedEx Ground makes the shift Jan. 1...[More]

Smart Infrared Inspection System Field Operational Test
TRB E-Newsletter, June 16, 2014
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report that considers whether the Smart InfraRed Inspection System—a system that collects thermal data on vehicles—could be used for commercial vehicle enforcement inspections...[More]

Mix of factors pose challenges and opportunities for trucking
Fleet Owner, June 16, 2014
Strong U.S. freight demand driven by a recent resurgence in housing and manufacturing activity may be partially offset by a lackluster forecast for overall economic growth coupled to a more dire shortage of truck drivers...[More]

Diesel Falls for 7th Straight Week
Transport Topics, June 17, 2014
The national retail diesel average continued to decline even as crude oil futures remained above $105 a barrel...[More]

Power up: trailer tracking systems are beating the odds
Commercial Carrier Journal, June 15, 2014
The odds have always been stacked against using technology to track and monitor trailers...[More]

FMCSA still pushing for insurance hike, speed limiter rules in 2014
Commercial Carrier Journal, June 13, 2014
A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could still come in 2014...[More]

T&I Panel Hosts P3s Roundtable June 16
Transport Topics, June 12, 2014
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships will hold a round table June 16 in New York City to explore the role financial institutions can have in infrastructure development projects...[More]

‘SuperTruck’ Program on Track to Meet Fuel-Economy Goals, Report Finds
Transport Topics, June 12, 2014
The research and development project sponsored by the Department of Energy known as “SuperTruck” is on track to meet the goal of 10-plus miles-per-gallon average tractor-trailer fuel economy, according to a new report...[More]

Fuel economy fact, fiction: Trucking Efficiency workshop is geared for tech debate
Commercial Carrier Journal, June 12, 2014
A few cents per mile in operational efficiency is the difference between profit and loss for a trucking company, and the market is full of promising technology and technology vendors with promises. But what works, and what doesn’t?...[More]

Improving truck driver work life via technology
Fleet Owner, June 11, 2014
Reducing paperwork hassle plus re-routing faster and more efficiently all while staying in better contact with family are just some of the reasons in-cab technology providers expect demand for their services will grow significantly in the near-term – especially if they can deliver cost savings in the bargain as well to fleets...[More]

Crunching the numbers: How to do the math on aerodynamic device savings
Commercial Carrier Journal, June 11, 2014
Watching the nation’s roadways these days, it’s obvious that a growing number of tractor-trailers now have aerodynamic devices to help control fuel costs...[More]

I-495 in Delaware closes indefinitely at Christina River bridge
Overdrive, June 2, 2014
Supports for the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware today were discovered to be tilting...[More]

Platoons of Giant Tractor-Trailers May Be Coming Soon to Interstates
ABC News, June 3, 2014
Two giant tractor-trailer trucks, both traveling at freeway speed, one right behind the other, just 20 feet separating the two: Recipe for disaster? Or for improved safety and better fuel economy?...[More]

UFMCSA allows data to reflect driver citation outcomes
Fleet Owner, June 2, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized its plan to allow its Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) to be updated by the results of adjudicated state citations...[More]

MIT figures out how to clean diesel trucks with RF signals
Green Auto Blog, June 1, 2014
People rightfully dislike wireless signals being transmitted from the person behind the wheel when they text while drive, but there are times when a car's wireless signals can be good news...[More]



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