December 12, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking company Schneider National has shut down its San Antonio sand hauling operation, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
Tags: Texas, Fracking, Schneider National
Love’s Travel Stops opened three new travel stops in Pecos, Texas, on I-20, at Exit 42; St. Louis, Mo., on I-70, at Exit 246A; and Lexington, S.C., on I-20, at Exit 51, expanding its network to 312 locations nationwide.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion
An emergency order has been issued in North Dakota for truckers delivering diesel fuel.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Minnesota, North Dakota, Diesel Fuel, Propane
New online truck stop maps are now available from the Nevada Department of Transportation to assist truck drivers traveling Nevada interstates.
Tags: Nevada, Truckstops, I-80, I-15, Interstate 80, Interstate 15
The 0.7% gain from the month before comes as figures for October were upwardly revised from an earlier reported 0.4% jump to a 0.6% increase. Year-over-year retail sales are up 4.7%.
Con-way Truckload announced that its employees raised more than $50,000 during the company's 20th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
According to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Drivers
Massachusetts could be the next state of a very small club in using a vehicle miles traveled tax as part of an effort to find alternatives to funding highway projects.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Massachusetts, Oregon, Highway Funding, VMT, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax
Teamster Union members at UPS parcel delivery business are moving closer bit-by-bit when it comes to approving a new contract.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.7% in October from September, the first monthly decline after three months of increases, according to a new figures from U.S. Department of Transportation and its Freight Transportation Services Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Logistics and freight brokerage services provider XPO Logistics will buy the Michigan-based supply chain business of Florida-based Landstar System, including NLM, a provider of web-based expedited transportation management in North America, for $87 million.
Tags: Landstar, Fleets, Logistics, 3PL, Information Technology
Van rates on the spot market surged the first week of December, according to the freight-matching service provider DAT. Total spot market loads available increased 16% and spot market capacity increased 5.2%, while load-to-truck ratios increased across the board.
Tags: DAT, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
Quaker Steak & Lube announced it signed an area development agreement with Bosselman Food Services Inc. to open two locations in Nebraska and one in Iowa.
Tags: Expansion, Bosselman Boss Truck Shops
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from regulatory drag.
Tags: FTR, TCI
Love’s Travel Stops announced a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness among professional truck drivers and travel stop employees to combat human trafficking in our country. Love’s also donated $10,000 to help TAT with the costs of producing materials to support its mission.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckers Against Trafficking
Ford Motor Co.has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.
Tags: Leadership, Ford
American industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from a survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and trucks carried most of it.
Tags: Trucks, Railroads, Freight
In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Traffic Congestion, Port Trucking
Less-than-truckload carrier Vitran has announced it has entered into an agreement in which fellow LTL Canadian carrier Manitoulin Transport will acquire the company.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vitran, Manitoulin
In last year’s highway bill, Congress said it wants the Department of Transportation to set a place for freight at the transportation policy table. The first step in that process, defining a highway-based Primary Freight Network, is under way now. It turns out, though, that tracing a Primary Freight Network is not a simple thing.
Tags: Highways, FHWA, MAP-21, Congress
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
The California Trucking Association announced the selection of industry veteran Shawn Yadon as its new chief executive officer.
Tags: CARB, CTA
FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.
Tags: Leadership, FTR
Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in September than in September 2012, as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 5% from year to year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico
The Oregon Trucking Association is asking for a limited exemption from the 30-minute break requirement for timber haulers in that state.
Tags: Oregon, HOS, Oregon Trucking Association
Two of the nation’s largest distributors of food to commercial kitchens are merging creating one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Private Fleets
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