November 26, 2014 - Industry News
Purcell announced the opening of a new commercial tire and service center in Tucson, Ariz., to service heavy duty trucks. The center is located at 1515 East Ajo Way in Tuscon, near Interstate 10.
Tags: Tires, Arizona, Alignment, Service Center
Accuride Corporation successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the union at its Rockford Operations facility in Rockford, Ill. The accord gives Accuride long-term agreements with all four U.S. and Canadian union represented operations.
Tags: UAW, Gunite, Accuride, Labor Unions, Wheel Ends
Sales of used Class 8 trucks were essentially flat in October, rising by only 1% over the previous month according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.
Tags: Full-Size Vans, Depreciation, Black Book
An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.
Tags: Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Truck Sales, ACT Research
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Trucking brought in Gregory Humes to be the company's interim CEO. Humes is a 30 year logistics and supply chain veteran who previously headed the creation of Driving for America, a logistics staffing school.
Tags: Leadership, People, Fleets
Speaking with former Congressman Ray Lahood and several other transportation advocates in government and business, Steve Kroft paints a dire picture of our ailing infrastructure and unresponsive government.
Tags: Congress, Ray LaHood, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Infrastructure
Anyone out driving the day before Thanksgiving needs to be prepared for possible big traffic delays with traffic congestion predicted to be 25% worse than a typical Wednesday afternoon, according to the traffic analytics company Inrix.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways
The regional less-than-truckload carrier Holland is relocating its headquarters to a larger facility due to growing business, according to parent YRC Worldwide Inc.
Tags: Fleets, YRC Worldwide, Holland
UPDATED -- The health of the American economy was much stronger in the third quarter of the year than initially thought, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Construction Spending, Consumer Confidence
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Arpin group has donated an 18,000 square foot warehouse with a value of $260,000 to the Hardin County Habitat for Humanity in Radcliff, Ky. The organization will use the warehouse to store its extra inventory of donated furniture and housewares.
Tags: Charity, Habitat for Humanity, Donations, Moving and Storage Fleet
Nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators will be closed after Dec. 1, which means that there is still time to contribute to an award honoring the most innovative leaders in the trucking industry.
Tags: Leadership, Awards, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
More than 46 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with most of them taking to the highways, according to a forecast from AAA Travel.
Tags: Safety, Highways, Holiday Travel, Holiday Driving
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
After a two-month effort, the Truckload Carriers Association has adopted a revised logo to represent the organization. The new look retains the shield design and colors but modernizes the design.
Tags: TCA, Truckload Carriers Association, Branding
Southeastern Freight Lines opened a new service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith. The facility was opened in response to growing business in the area.
Tags: Arkansas, Southeastern Freight Lines, Service Center, Fleets, LTL
The Journal of Commerce reports an agreement has been reached on a plan creating a “gray” chassis pool that would allow truckers to freely interchange chassis throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey as soon as early next year.
Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey, Intermodal
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.
Tags: Security, Drivers, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price of motor fuels, as provided under Kentucky law, according to the state transportation department.
Tags: Highway Funding, Kentucky, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Ethanol
A measure used to forecast where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months rose sharply in October from the month before, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
USA Truck expanded its Dedicated Freight team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.
Tags: Leadership, Hiring, People, USA Truck
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports it has notice an unusually high rate of violations of best practices by carriers for in-transit cargo security this quarter.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
Truckload linehaul and intermodal rates both posted big gains in October compared to a year earlier, according to newly released figures from the business intelligence service provider Cass Information Systems.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association’s eighth annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign raised more than $52,000 to pack and send care packages to service members in combat areas.
Tags: Charity, OOIDA, Veterans Day, Military Support
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
Inflation in the U.S. was muted in October, according to a new Commerce Department Report, due in large part to falling fuel prices.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
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