June 22, 2015 - Industry News
Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet
Overall, used GVW 3-8 transactions from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 accounted for 51.7 percent of total GVW 3-8 transactions in the U.S. market.
Tags: IIHS, Used-Truck Sales, Wholesale Prices, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 3
Ram Truck has increased the towing and payload capabilities of its 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups for 2016 through engine calibration, Ram has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Towing, 2016-MY, Ram Heavy Duty, Cummins, Diesel Engines
June 22, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz has integrated ALK Maps with its InSight asset tracking and management web application, bringing real-time visualizations and interactive maps to the service.
Tags: ALK Technologies, SkyBitz, Integration, Asset Tracking, Information Technology, Navigation
Newly released figures show the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index once again remained higher in May than in each of the past three years, coming in 3.5% higher than May 2014 and 9.5% higher than two years ago.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Fueled partly by an increase in sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales in May rose to their highest pace in nearly six years.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Housing Starts
June 21, 2015 - Industry News
Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.
Tags: GHG, MPG, EPA, NHTSA
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
Tags: Trailers, People, Marketing, Doonan
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Cargomatic announced that Sean Whiteley has joined the company as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for the company.
Tags: Information Technology, People, Shippers, Load Board, Logistics
Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.
Tags: Paccar, Fleet Advantage, Truck Fleets
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers
Tags: Customer Service, Refuse Trucks, Mixer, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
Cummins has kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile event showcasing the company’s current and future technologies.
Tags: Cummins, Technology, ISX15
National average spot market freight rates remained at high levels last week, holding steady in all three equipment categories after seeing a large increase in the first week of June.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
Con-way Inc., announced that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named president of its less-than-truckload subsidiary Con-way Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Leadership, People, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
Meritor announced that it has made a $50,000 contribution to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees.
Tags: Meritor, Veterans, Donations
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
An alternative to the proposed Rhode Island trucking toll that could eliminate the tolls completely has been brought forward by members of the R.I., House Republican Caucus.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Producer Prices
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