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October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Port of Baltimore Reopens

Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop opening in Eagleville, Mo.

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Eagleville, Mo. The Eagleville Love’s includes 64 truck parking spaces, a Subway restaurant, and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, all open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Strike in Third Day

A strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association continues for a third day at the Port of Baltimore, crippling freight operations.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Awards $168 Million in Road/Transportation Projects

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded $168 million worth of transportation projects. Construction will soon begin on projects to replace bridges and widen and improve roads in several areas of the state.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Fuel Price Report Back, Diesel Keeps Falling

One of the most closely watched surveys of fuel prices is back online following the end of the partial federal government shutdown and it shows fuel prices keep trending lower.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Expands Network in Kuttawa, Ky.

Pilot Flying J today announced the expansion of its brand, offering Pilot diesel fuel in Kuttawa, Ky.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Expansion

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia I-95 South Bridge Closed For Construction

All I-95 southbound traffic will be directed to Exit 148, MCBQ, Russell Road east to U.S. Route 1 south to Garrisonville Road (Route 610) and back to I-95 south.

Weather permitting, this Friday night, Oct. 18 and Saturday night, Oct. 19 starting at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 south just before Marine Corps Base Quantico Russell Road to Garrisonville Road progressing to a full closure of I-95 south from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction, I-95

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

No Trucks Serving Baltimore Port Due to Strike

Several media outlets Wednesday morning reported operations at the Port of Baltimore have been shut down due to a strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association.

Tags: Freight, Ports, Strikes, Intermodal

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Set for Oct 20-26

During the week of Oct. 20-26, 2013, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in stepped up traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe driving behaviors, particularly distracted driving by both commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers, as part of Operation Safe Driver.

Tags: Safety & Compliance, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight and Rates Take a Big Dive

The amount of cargo to haul and rates paid for it, on one of the nation's largest spot markets, has declined across the board during the most recent seven-day period.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

About 50 Pilot Flying J Customers Opt Out of Settlement

About 50 companies have opted out of a settlement with Pilot Flying J over fuel rebates. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Tuesday was the deadline for carriers to opt out of a settlement reached in July between some trucking companies and Pilot Flying J over allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel purchase rebates. About 50 of the truckstops’s 6,000 customers said they want no part of the agreement.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea Rulemaking Will Require Much More Research

President Obama yesterday signed a bill saying that any changes in federal requirements for handling truck driver sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, must come through the rulemaking process, rather than guidance to medical examiners.

Tags: Congress, Sleep Apnea, Rulemaking

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

DAT Offers Fruit and Vegetable Truckload Rate Report During USDA Shutdown

During the federal government shutdown, DAT, North America's largest online load-matching service, is publishing free weekly data that parallels the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Truckload Rate Report, which has been suspended until funding is restored.

Tags: USDA, DAT, Government Shutdown

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Alternatives Available for Fuel Price Info as Weekly DOE Report is Suspended

While trucking continues rolling during the partial shutdown of the federal government, an often used weekly roundup of fuel prices from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration has been sidelined due to a lack of funding, but there are other reports available to give you a read as to where diesel prices stand.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Attorney Who Promised More Pilot Flying J Lawsuits Files Amended Complaint

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The attorney who filed a lawsuit on behalf of a trucking company against Pilot Flying J has followed through with a promise there would be more litigation, but that's only part of the latest talk about the truckstop giant.

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding

The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that the panel had Jack Schenendorf and Robert Atkinson as witnesses in its final hearing last week.

Tags: Taxes, Congress, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Lawsuit Against New York Over Highway Taxes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 8 against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance challenging the constitutionality of certain highway taxes for all trucks using its state highways.

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Legislation Expected Increasing Pennsylvania Speed Limit to 70

There is a move to get Pennsylvania to join th majority of states when it comes to having higher speed limits.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Speed Limits

October 11, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has forced the Energy Information Administration to cancel publication of its gas and diesel price update, a key index for trucking fuel surcharges.

Tags: Congress, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 11, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's August Trucking Conditions Index Improves

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, FTR, TCI, Freight

October 11, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Reefer Deadline Approaching

The California Air Resources Board is reminding model year 2006 transport refrigeration unit owners if they want to qualify for compliance extensions, only about three weeks remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel emissions control strategies, such as diesel particulate filters, for retrofitting engines.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, Reefers

October 11, 2013 - Industry News

Smattering of Protest Trucks Arrive in Washington Area

An anti-government protest that organizers had said would bring "thousands" of truckers to Washington, D.C., appears to have attracted only a few dozen, according to reports from local media.

Tags: Washington D.C.

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Index Tracks Change in Q3 Seasonal Patterns

A shift in seasonal trends drove spot market freight volumes down 5.3% in September, as reported by the DAT North American Freight Index. Freight volumes remained stable throughout much of the third quarter, instead of a more typical decline in July that is followed by mixed trends in August and September.

Tags: Vans, DAT, Reefer, Flatbed, Freight Index

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Forecast to Average $3.76 in 2014

Credit: DOE/EIA

A new forecast is calling for lower fuel prices, due in large part to lower prices for crude oil.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Ohio Carrier Latest to Sue Pilot Flying J, More Litigation Expected

Photo: Evan Lockridge, eelcom, inc.

The umpteenth lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into the company going public in mid-April following a raid on the company’s headquarters by the FBI.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation

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