March 6, 2014 - Industry News
With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge and public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, a national coalition of associations and labor unions announced that it is launching a campaign to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.
Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Hardhats for Highways
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.82 for January reflects a very positive environment for truckers in early 2014. FTR expects the index to remain high as regulatory drag keeps capacity tight.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
The number of cargo thefts in the United States last year remained the same as it was in 2013, tying the highest level on record, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
ACT Research and FTR have released preliminary expected Class 8 orders that are solid for the month of February.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, FTR
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
For the week of March 7-16 the Love's Travel Stop located at I-95/U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, Fla., will only be allowing trucks to fuel and go. No long term parking will be available.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops
Two class action lawsuits were filed late last month against separate California port trucking companies over claims they wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is making additional information available to prosecutors about a driver’s ticket history, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Tags: Drivers, New York, Safety, Speeding, Citation
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regional offices have once again extended emergency declarations waiving certain federal regulations for those involved in the interstate hauling of emergency relief supplies as cold weather continues in the Midwest and Northeast.
Tags: FMCSA, Diesel, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Transport
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2015-2016 America's Road Team.
Tags: ATA, American's Road Team
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
A new fast-fill compressed natural gas station located at 2920 Silver Star Road in Orlando has recently opened its doors. The station is located at Lewis Petroleum’s Silver Star Fuelman in the Princeton Industrial Park, just two blocks from Frito-Lay North America’s Orlando plant.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG
TransCore DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, announced that it has officially changed its name to DAT Solutions LLC. The new name reflects the business's expanding role as a provider of information solutions for the commercial transportation industry and distinguishes it from its sister company, TransCore.
Tags: name change, TransCore DAT
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City
President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp both suggested one-time infusions to the Highway Trust Fund that is expected to run out of money by September.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, inspections, Department of Homeland Security, Peace Bridge
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: Drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
David Flaherty, who lives in Walkertown, N.C., and drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has just been named TCA’s latest Highway Angel.
Tags: TCA, ABF, TCA Highway Angel
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.
Tags: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors
Starting May 21 all driver medical exams have to be done by an examiner who is certified to the new National Registry standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration believes that by May 21 there will be enough examiners certified to handle the work, but trucking interests are not so sure.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Regulations, Driver Health
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New York, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Trucking
The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of the Motor Carrier Task Force to focus on issues at the state-controlled marine terminals that are affecting the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo in and out of the terminals.
Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Fleets, Port Trucking
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
Despite almost being hit by a motorist who lost control of his vehicle, Thomas L. Colston was willing to stop and help as an accident unfolded into a fiery situation. For his selfless actions, the Truckload Carriers Association has named him a Highway Angel.
Tags: Frito-Lay, TCA Highway Angel
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Pam Transport, an irregular route common and contract carrier headquartered in Tontitown, Ark., recently launched Honor Road, its new civilian career transition program. This program allows military members and veterans to build a new career while earning pay from Pam Transport and benefits from G.I. Bills.
Tags: Drivers, Veterans, PAM Transport
In the next four to five months, Dupré expects to expand its 90 driver crude oil segment by adding 125 jobs to fulfill the needs of current and expected growth.
Tags: Drivers, Dupre Logistics, Expansion
February 16, 2014 - Industry News
Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to trucks from south of the border, as called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance, Supreme Court, Teamsters, President Obama
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