October 9, 2013 - Industry News
Those in trucking who want to pull out their hair when they see a law enforcement officer using a laptop computer while going down the road will soon be able to keep from going bald in one state.
Tags: Iowa, Safety & Compliance
Freight rates are generally up on the spot market while the amount of available freight has declined a little.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
Modest optimism regarding rates and volumes, and a rising number of unseated trucks, continues to influence whether carriers will add capacity.
Tags: TCP, Driver pay
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Fleets, Owner-Operators
They can rebuild it. They have the technology. They have $6 billion in roadwork ahead. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has voted to approve an eight-year plan that calls for building more than 2,000 individual road projects by 2021.
Tags: Oklahoma, Road Construction
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
The cost of diesel in the United States has moved lower for the fourth straight week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Intermodal rail traffic in the U.S. during September hit the second-highest weekly average of any month on record, according to new figures from the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight
The orange and white barrels are being rolled out big time in one part of Texas due a major Interstate expansion project.
Tags: Texas, Road Construction, I-35E
Minnesota is moving toward increasing the amount of biodiesel that’s blended into diesel fuel sold in the state during the warmer months of the year.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Diesel Prices
October 6, 2013 - Industry News
Despite the feud between Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration that has resulted in a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate came together late Friday to give approval to legislation regarding sleep apnea and truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Congress, Sleep Apnea
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Department of Transportation is notifying top toll violators and giving them a deadline to pay their overdue tolls or be included on a list the agency will publish in the next two weeks
Tags: Texas, Tolls
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says an inspection that continues, has so far revealed that pilings located eight feet below the bottom of the concrete footing of the Leo Frigo Bridge, along Interstate 43 in Green Bay, bucked due to corrosion.
Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the addition of FTR Inc., a new independent Utility parts and services dealer in White Pine, Tenn.
Tags: Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Service dealer
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Caltrans has finished rebuilding 90 miles of I-80 between Auburn and the Nevada state line, infrastructure improvements that included rebuilding seven bridges, improving lighting and drainage and adding new traffic monitoring systems.
Tags: Caltrans, California, Road Construction, I-80
On Oct. 15, CRST Expedited Inc., the largest operating company of CRST International Inc., will begin delivering a pay increase of $10 million over the next 12 months to its drivers, according to the company.
Tags: CRST, Driver pay
Class 8 orders rose compared to August and a year ago. When actual data is available mid-month, Class 8 orders are expected at 20,100 units.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, FTR, ACT
The nation’s retailers expect sales in the months of November and December to increase 3.9% to $602.1 billion over 2012’s actual 3.5% holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3%.
Trucks are being forced to take longer non-Interstate routes in Pennsylvania due to new weight restrictions along some 1,000 bridges.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges
According to August sales reported to NADA by dealers, auctions, and OEMs, sleeper tractor pricing has set a new record in the retail channel, and returned the best month of the year in the wholesale channel.
Tags: NADA, Used Truck Sales, ATD, Class 8
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
A panel of legislators looking for ways to improve freight transportation is close to finishing its analysis and will post its report by the end of the month.
Tags: Congress, U.S. DOT, Truck Weights, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Engines, Westport Innovations
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index for July, with a reading of -8.3, was basically unchanged from the previous month reflecting relatively modest freight volume growth combined with some capacity constraints caused by new regulations.
Tags: FTR, SCI, Freight capacity
After years of planning, construction of a bypass around the northern part of Birmingham, Alabama is finally set to take place, but it will be a long time before it's completed
Tags: Alabama, Road Construction
The amount of freight, along with rates, are both generally down on the spot market, according to one of the nation’s largest freight matching services.
A more than two-year streak in U.S. auto sale gains came to an end in September, but don’t read too much into the decline, say analysts. Early estimates show new sales fell 4% in September compared to the same time a year ago, to a little more than 1.1 million vehicles.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales
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