March 11, 2014 - Industry News
"Women in Transportation: Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement," hosted by the University of Denver’s National Center for Intermodal Transportation, is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the Cable Center in Denver.
Tags: Event, Women In Transportation
Deborah A.P. Hersman is stepping down as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board to become president and CEO of the National Safety Council, the council announced.
Tags: National Safety Council, NTSB
The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Hub Group
Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider National
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations at the upcoming Fleet Forum, scheduled for this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Anne Ferro, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS, MATS 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."
Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking
Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.
Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People
The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud
Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Truck Tonnage, Tonnage
The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.
Tags: eBay, eBay Motors, uShip, Fleets, Logistics
The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show
A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Independent Contractors
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making progress on improving its CSA safety enforcement program, but it needs to step up the pace, says the Transportation Department Inspector General in a new report.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, DOT Inspector General, DataQ
Intermodal rail traffic increased 1.1% in February compared to the same time a year ago, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Association of American Railroads
The California Air Resources Board unveiled proposed amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation. The amendments are designed to provide new flexibility to truckers working to clean up their aging diesel fleets while still protecting the important emission benefits the regulation provides. CARB members will consider the changes at the April 24 hearing.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, DEF, Truck and Bus Regulation
Employers added 175,000 jobs in February, better than the previous two months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
With the federal Highway Trust Fund projected to be unable to support any new highway, bridge and public transportation improvements in fiscal year 2015, a national coalition of associations and labor unions announced that it is launching a campaign to help educate Congress about the connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment.
Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Hardhats for Highways
Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, Taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation
Shareholders of the less-than-truckload carrier Vitran have approved an earlier announced sale to fellow Canadian trucking operation TransForce.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Vitran
New orders fell 0.7% from the month before, following a December drop of 2%, larger than first reported. Excluding transportation, new orders in January increased 0.2%.
Tags: Productivity, Economy, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
The new owner of a service that provides refrigerated intermodal shipping is planning an expansion.
Tags: Intermodal, Reefers, Cold Train, BNSF
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 8.82 for January reflects a very positive environment for truckers in early 2014. FTR expects the index to remain high as regulatory drag keeps capacity tight.
Tags: HOS, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
The International TerraStar 4x4 was named Work Truck magazine’s 2014 Work Truck of the Year at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, International, Navistar
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