May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
Tags: Caterpillar, Litigation, Fleets, Engines, Equipment
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
A trucking company involved in dry bulk hauling in the Midwest has bought up one its main competitors, according to published reports.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will unveil its highway bill on Monday, May 12, and vote on it the following Thursday, the Committee announced. The bill will propose a six-year highway program that maintains current financing and credit support and adds a strategic freight element to the Department of Transportation’s portfolio.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Congress
Patriot Transportation Holding on Wednesday said it plans to separate its transportation business, the trucking company Florida Rock & Tank Lines, from its real estate businesses.
Tags: Fleets, Patriot Transportation
USA Truck released a statement about the hedge funds Baker Street Capital and Stone House Capital now holding a joint 28% interest in the company.
Tags: USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction
Navistar has completed its largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks to the truckload fleet Celadon Trucking Services.
Tags: LoneStar, Navistar, Truck Sales, Celadon Trucking Services
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
The to-and-fro over highway funding continued in the Senate Wednesday with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx politely deflecting Sen. John Thune’s attempt to get the Obama administration to say it would accept a fuel tax increase.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highways, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Regulations, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx
Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index
Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.
Tags: LTL, uShip, Fleets
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the launch of its 2014 Legacy Museum Trailer Tour in North America.
Tags: Utility Trailer Manufacturing
Freight rates on the spot market gained little ground or fell over the past week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service providers DAT, but they gained significantly last month compared to a year earlier.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
Baldwin Filters recently announced the promotion of Theresa Yaw to director of marketing.
Tags: People, Baldwin Filters
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People
The American Moving & Storage Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to create an online clearinghouse to help members recruit and retain new and existing van drivers, and to promote the careers in the moving industry to prospective workers.
Tags: Driver Shortage, AMSA, American Moving & Storage Association
Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.
Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Performance Truck
A measure of the health of the trucking industry has increased slightly, reflecting extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, according to newly released numbers from the freight forecasting firm FTR
Tags: FTR, FTR Trucking Index
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.
Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC
The acquisition folds LTG, including its third-party logistics model and its online, less-than-truckload services for the retail store openings, mining, high-tech plant movement, gas and oil, and the energy industry into Roar's operations.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Roar Logistics
Most company tanker drivers will earn an additional 8% to 10% per mile, both loaded and unloaded, for an average increase of $4,000 per year.
Tags: Fleets, Schneider, Tankers, Schneider National, Driver Pay
Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA
Economic activity in the nation’s non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 51st consecutive month, hitting its highest level since last August, according to the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Report On Business.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
The parent to trucking companies Quality Carriers and Boasso America saw its first quarter income drop by 66%.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution
The hike by three percentage points will be effective June 2, while FedEx Ground will begin applying dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015.
Tags: Fleets, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, Fuel Surcharge
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
April North America Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,800 units and Class 8 net orders are expected at 24,400 units, when actual data are released mid-month.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
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