June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4% in April from March, increasing for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index, Transportation Services Index, U.S
In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent this week, Teamsters Union President James Hoffa denounced two potential amendments to legislation saying they will weaken highway safety standards by putting fatigued drivers on the road in bigger, heavier trucks.
Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Teamsters, 34 Hour Restart
The Delaware Department of Transportation reports the southbound lanes of the I-495 bridge spanning the Christina River in Wilmington, could be open as soon as Labor Day this year, and the northbound lanes will be opened several weeks after that.
Tags: Delaware, Road Construction
Rates for spot market freight moved significantly higher over the past week following big gains over the past month, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
A free webinar June 26 will feature trucking industry experts discussing real-world experiences with several different types of cutting-edge truck technologies.
Tags: Information Technology, Tires, Collision Avoidance Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, Roll Stability, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
The parent company to Bolt Express and Strike Logistics, Bolt Holdings, has purchased the truckload operation DSE Services, based in Daleville, Ind.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bolt Holdings, Bolt Express, DSE Services
The services uShip and ShipWorks have teamed up to address what they say is the problem many sellers face when using e-commerce sites when shipping goods that are too large to easily and affordably ship through conventional methods.
Tags: Information Technology, LTL, uShip, Shipping Service, ShipWorks
The trucking company New Century Transportation is shutting down and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, New Century Transportation, Bankruptcy
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, New England Motor Freight
The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. decreased by 25% February through April, but the average loss value increased 98%, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
North American freight shipments and expenditures continued to buck the historic trend and increased again in May, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
June 7, 2014 - Industry News
Abney began his UPS career in 1974 as a part-time package loader. Over the course of his 40-year career, he held various operational positions including a five-year stint as president of UPS International.
Aerodynamics panel discussion brings industry experts and regulators together for a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Tags: SAE International, Aerodynamics
A previous 90-day waiver was completed successfully with no adverse effects to safety. This is the second exemption to be granted by the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS
June 6, 2014 - Industry News
Four consecutive +200k monthly non-farm payroll reports is impressive, but it will take more than headline improvement to thrust the economy above current trend growth. Employment gains thus far have not yet led to wage pressures. Without adequate income growth, the consumer remains limited in spending capacity, which is restraining near-term growth prospects.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Employment
The updated policy will enable carriers and drivers to request the removal of violations that were previously uploaded into FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System.
Tags: FMCSA, DataQ
OOIDA says Administrator Ferro’s failure to perform her duties impartially, her failure to lead her agency to fulfill Congressional mandates, and her failure to responsibly prioritize the agency’s tasks left the OOIDA Board of Directors no choice but to call for her resignation.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, Anne Ferro
The closure of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Del. is creating chaos for commuters and driving up costs for truckers forced to divert to New Jersey's toll roads. Officials say the problems will not be fixed anytime soon.
June 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted by a wide margin to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies the impact of the rule.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, U.S. Senate, 34 Hour Restart
June 4, 2014 - Industry News
Manufacturing activity expanded throughout the nation with a notable improvement along the East Coast. Growth was particularly strong for several Distracts related to motor vehicles, aerospace, and metals. Both non-residential construction activity and commercial real estate markets were generally steady to stronger since the last report.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing
Truck driver hours of service took center stage Tuesday as Senators grilled Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, on the new 34-hour restart provision. The exchanges during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the federal highway program were a prelude to a showdown Thursday on the restart.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, U.S. Senate, ELDs, The Trucking Alliance
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., and Telogis announce a partnership to provide the next generation telematics platform for Hino commercial trucks.
Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management, telogis, Hino Trucks
June 3, 2014 - Industry News
This partnership with Fastport and Hire Our Heroes enables veterans and military spouses to gain a better understanding of the tremendous employment opportunities available in the transportation industry.
Tags: Hiring Veterans, JB Hunt
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions Ask a question
Wheel end expert Jeff Geist from STEMCO will answer your questions Ask a question
Fiery Crash Video Paints Portrait of Brave and Caring Truckers
The True Causes of Rubber on the Road
Freightliner's S2G Propane-Autogas-Powered Truck Chassis
Volvo Brings Trucking Web Series to America
Kenworth T880 Adds Option for Natural Gas
Pana-Pacific to Distribute PeopleNet Fleet Management Tech
AT&T Improves Fleet Management Solutions
Adjustable Forks Standard On ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts