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• Expanding Our Reefer Fleet • Work for the shipper • Priority Loads from Cargill Plants • 100% Owner-Operator Fleet • Sign-on Bonus • Settlements Processed Twice Weekly • Year round Freight available • Fleet Owners Welcome New Mid-West Regional Opportunities! • Looking for Owner Operators with 2 years OTR experience • We Have Fleet Owners Looking for drivers • Base Plate Program available Sign On TOday 30 • February 15-28, 2018 Technology b Drivewyze from page 29 b b Parking from page 29 b Drivewyze began testing in-cab driversafety notifications in 2015. That initial proof of concept developed into a largescale pilot program involving more than 100 sites in 19 states, including 32 curves and ramps on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. “Safety and innovation are core values of our strategic plan, and the Drivewyze partnership along with the driver-notification program clearly embody both ideals,” said Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “Thanks to the efforts of the folks who made this collaborative venture happen, this rollout has been a noteworthy success, enhancing safety for both commercial and passenger vehicles alike.” The Drivewyze platform operates on standard in-cab telematics equipment managed by fleets and does not require the driver to download or interact with the application. The notifications are fully automated and provide both visual and audible notices to drivers. As drivers approach rollover-risk areas on the turnpike, the Drivewyze application issues an audible tone and displays a standard federal roadway warning symbol on the in-cab display. “The concept was based on the belief that drivers can be safely encouraged to improve driving behaviors when provided with in-cab notices when, and where, they are most needed,” said Drivewyze CEO Brian Heath. “The data has proven this hypothesis correct, with the primary measurable benefit being a reduction in high-speed vehicle events through ramps and curves on the roadway.” The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission operates and maintains 552 miles of toll roads in the state. It oversees 68 fare-collection facilities, 17 service plazas and 27 maintenance facilities. With more than 2,000 employees, it generated $1.1 billion in annual toll revenue from 200.3 million vehicles in fiscal year 2017. Known as “America’s First Superhighway,” it opened October 1, 1940. 8 Schneider announces orders of new Tesla tractor THE TRUCKER STAFF GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider, a provider of transportation and logistics services, has committed to purchase new Tesla tractors. Schneider has placed reservations and is looking forward to implementing and testing the innovative tractors, according to Mark Rourke, executive vice president and COO at Schneider. “This new technology resets the bar for sustainability and safety,” Rourke said. “We are excited about the potential the electric [Tesla] Semi truck offers for delivering a smaller carbon footprint, dramatically lowering lifecycle operating costs and enhancing the driver experience. The technology will provide a natural extension to our next generation quest platform.” With a long list of adopted technology in its ranks, it makes sense that Schneider would invest in technology that positively affects both the in-cab driver experience and place to rest without having to settle, he said. The platform’s truck parking locator allows drivers to find available parking spots before pulling over, maximizing driving while minimizing search time. Drivers receive access to an exclusive collection of parking locations filtered by the amenities and security features they deem most important. The app also provides reviews written by truck drivers who can report free parking spots near them, allowing truckers to see the real-time availability of parking spots along their routes. “We are thrilled to integrate ProMiles software into our platform,” de Zwaan said. “Through this partnership, which is only the first step in significant additions we’ll be making to the platform, we are able to elevate the driving and routing experience for truck drivers around the globe. Our mission is to continue expanding our offering so drivers are able to take the safest and most efficient trips possible.” “Embracing cutting edge technology with partners like Truck Parking USA is part of what keeps this industry exciting,” said Tony Stroncheck, president of sales and marketing for ProMiles Software. “When I look at the advances that have been made in the 25 years we’ve been at this, I am eager to see what innovations we will see in the next few years. Working with a team with the infrastructure experience they have shown in Europe undoubtedly will enhance their capacity here in North America.” Truck Parking USA is owned by PTV Group. The software provider is based in Karlsruhe, Germany, and has over 800 employees at 20 locations worldwide. For more than 26 years ProMiles Software has provided solutions for routing, mapping and fuel tax reporting to the North American trucking industry. With a diverse set of solutions from routing to fuel cost management, ProMiles offers applications suited to everyone from the company driver to fleets of any size. For more information, see 8 the planet, Rourke added. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay High Performer and eighttime SmartWay Excellence Award recipient, Schneider has a history of testing and implementing fuel-efficient and safety technologies, he said, adding that today, more than 30 fuel-efficient features and safety technologies are in place or in testing to continually improve performance. Tesla revealed the electric truck at an event on November 16. Schneider is a provider of transportation and logistics services that offers regional and long-haul truckload, expedited, dedicated, bulk, intermodal, final mile, LTL, brokerage, warehousing, supply chain management and port logistics. Schneider is a $4 billion company. To learn more about Schneider’s commitment to running an environmentally friendly fleet, visit 8 W p w T a

Equipment February 15-28, 2018 • 31 Courtesy: PETERBILT MOTORS CO. When it was first introduced in 2016, Peterbilt said the Model 567 Heritage saluted the company’s beginnings by combining its most modern and technologically advanced work truck with distinctive styling and exclusive features inside and out. Talbert Manufacturing introduces 60/65SA trailer made for tri-, tandem-axles THE TRUCKER STAFF RENSSELAER, Ind. — Talbert Manufacturing, a North American provider of specialized heavy-haul solutions, has introduced the 60/65SA trailer. This unit has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps and features 2+2, 3+1 and 4 axle close coupled configurations, according to Troy Geisler, Talbert Manufacturing vice president of marketing and sales. This innovative Talbert design gives customers flexibility to carry a variety of load options, he said. See Talbert on p32 m Courtesy: FONTAINE FIFTH WHEEL The Fontaine Fifth Wheel mobile app is available at the app store for Apple IOS devices and at Google Play for Android devices. Peterbilt Motors produces 1 millionth Model 567 Heritage at Denton plant THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. said recently it has produced the 1,000,000th Peterbilt vehicle. The Model 567 Heritage rolled off the assembly line at the company’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. When it was first introduced in 2016, Peterbilt said the Model 567 Heritage saluted the company’s beginnings by combining its most modern and technologically advanced work truck with distinctive styling and exclusive features inside and out. “The production of one million trucks is a proud moment, and the Model 567 Heritage embodies this historic occasion,” said Kyle Quinn, general manager. “The styling and durability of the Model 567 Heritage gives customers the industry’s most modern, technologically advanced and versatile truck. Inside and out, this truck commands attention.” Quinn called Peterbilt the “class of the American commercial vehicle industry, providing premium-quality and unmatched longevity since 1939.” Peterbilt’s Denton facility opened in 1980 with the production of the Model 359. “Today, customers look to the brand for its tradition, distinctive styling, low cost of own- See Peterbilt on p32 m Courtesy: TALBERT MANUFACTURING Talbert Manufacturing’s 60/65SA trailer has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps. It features 2+2, 3+1 and 4 axle close coupled configurations. Fontaine Fifth Wheel offering new mobile app to help customers get parts quickly and easily THE TRUCKER STAFF JASPER, Ala. — Fontaine Fifth Wheel is now offering a new mobile app designed to empower customers with the information they need. “We listened to our customers and designed the app around their needs. The goal was to make it powerful and simple, and we are getting great reviews from our customers on both counts,” said Paige Petroni, vice president of aftermarket sales. The app is loaded with useful, time-saving features, including: • Parts guide: Quick reference guide includes schematic drawings to help you visually identify what you need • Search parts: Enter serial number or model number to find the parts you need quickly and easily • Order tracking: Track your order by invoice number, sales order number or purchase order number • Media library: Packed with helpful information and “How-To” videos to help you get the job done right • Submit photo: Choose a photo or shoot a new photo and send it to a fifth-wheel expert at Fontaine for help • Spec’ my truck: To help you learn which fifth-wheel is right for your application • Where to buy: Parts and service locations near you are pinpointed on a map • Contact: Connect to a Fontaine Fifth Wheel expert by email, phone, Facebook, Twitter or “Our customers are busy people who need to get the right information quickly to See Wheel on p32 m