September 1, 2015 - Industry News
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.
Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators
Werner Enterprises announced it will groom President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers for an even larger role in the company, setting the stage for a non-family member to potentially take the helm for the first time since it was founded by C.L. Werner in 1956.
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
Element Financial Corp. has closed its acquisition of GE Capital's U.S. fleet business and will now turn its attention toward integrating the two entities, the Toronto-based company announced Aug. 31.
Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
August 28, 2015 - Industry News
The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.
Tags: Towing, GMC Sierra, GMC, 2016-MY
To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
Truckload Carriers Association president Brad Bentley resigned from his position, citing family obligations, the association announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, TCA
UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
August 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that Stephen A. Keppler, its executive director since 2009, is leaving CVSA after 15 years to accept the position position of senior vice president with the Intermodal Association of North America.
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America Free Trade Agreement partners fell in June, according to a new Transportation Department report, totaling $99 billion, as all modes except truck carried less freight.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
The U.S. economy grew by leaps and bounds in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, according to a new government estimate released Thursday, which should ease investors fears in the wake of a global stock market sell-off.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy
Spot truckload rates, including fuel surcharges, remained nearly unchanged over the past week as overall load availability fell 5.5% during the week ending Aug. 22, according to DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
East Manufacturing has named Tom Welch as its dealer liaison, a newly created position responsible for dealer network growth, improvement and support activities.
Tags: Leadership, Dealers, People, East Manufacturing
Shipments and new orders of manufactured durable goods, including a key economic indicator inside this sector, posted impressive gains in July, according to a new Commerce Department report, but it’s hardly a long-term trend.
August 25, 2015 - Product News
PeopleNet has introduced the ConnectedFleet Platform which integrates software and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics to form a comprehensive fleet mobility solution.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, PeopleNet, Connected Vehicle Technology
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Non-Manufacturing, Leading Economic Indicators
The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.
Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Full-Size Vans
August 24, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar Financial Corporation president Bill McMenamin will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company, replacing Jim Moran in those roles.
Tags: Leadership, People, Navistar Financial Corporation
Employees at Con-way Freight’s Portland, Ore., maintenance facility voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions
Element Financial Corp. has tapped the leader of the recently acquired GE Capital fleet unit as president and chief executive for its U.S. fleet management company and will shift the existing president to its Toronto-based operation.
Tags: Fleet Management Companies, C-Suite, Element Financial, Element Fleet Management
August 20, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is purchasing $10,000 worth of new computers and sending training staff for the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Port-au Prince, Haiti.
Tags: Charity, Haiti, Donations, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
In a joint letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 17 workers advocate organizations urged the committee to reject hair testing for federal drug tests.
Tags: Legislation, Drug Testing, Hair Testing
August 20, 2015 - Product News
The desktop and mobile solutions of uDrove will now integrate with ITS Dispatch's software offering, providing expanded control over fleet and driver operations.
Tags: Software, Dispatch, Freight, Integration, Telematics, Information Technology
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.
Tags: Trailers, FTR Associates, Trailer Orders
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