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April 29, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: April Consumer Confidence Dips After Hitting Six-Year High

The index now stands at 82.3, down from 83.9 in March. The Present Situation Index decreased to 78.3 from 82.5, while the Expectations Index was virtually unchanged at 84.9.

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

BestPass Expands State Highway Network

BestPass, providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced the ongoing expansion of its partnerships with state highway authorities.

Tags: Information Technology, BestPass

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

SKF Appoints George Garner as VP Automotive Sales

SKF has announced the appointment of George Garner as vice president of automotive sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market, North America Business Unit, effective immediately.

Tags: People, SKF

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces Integration with Tank Monitoring Technology

Improved efficiencies in tanker fleet operations is one of the benefits of PeopleNet’s new integration with the Titan Logix Corp.’s TD80 mobile liquid-level gauging system.

Tags: Titan, PeopleNet, National Tank Truck Carriers, Information Technology, Tankers

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

PeopleNet’s Crude Oil Workflow Integrated with McLeod Software

An expanded integration between PeopleNet and McLeod Software will include a crude oil workflow application designed to give energy services fleets greater efficiencies by automating certain processes – creating an end-to-end process that integrates dispatch, driver/vehicle activity and accounting

Tags: PeopleNet, McLeod Software, Integration, Information Technology

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Campaign Surpasses Halfway Point to Fundraising Goal

Following the official launch of the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign in March, organizers say they have raised more than $500,000, which is more than halfway to its annual goal of one million dollars per year over the coming years.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, OOIDA, TCA, Image, Trucking Moves America Forward

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Kraft Foods Discontinuing Private Truck Fleet

Kraft Foods is eliminating its nationwide private truck fleet, resulting in the elimination of around 285 jobs by the end of the year.

Tags: Private Fleets, Fleets, Kraft

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Atlas Looking to Add 200 Owner Operators This Year

The trucking operation Atlas World Group plans to sign on 200 new owner-operators for its Direct Fleet by the end of the year.

Tags: Atlas Van Lines, Fleets, Owner-Operators

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Best in Months

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash

A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.

Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Texas, Fleets, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Saia Profit Slips 6.5% Despite Revenue Gain

Georgia-based less-than-truckload carrier Saia reported a downturn in net income while total revenue increased in the first quarter compared to the same time in 2013.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Saia

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Income Falls 29%

The asset-light trucking operation, Universal Truckload Services, has reported first quarter 2014 net income of $8.1 million, or 27 cents per basic and diluted share, on total operating revenues of $279.4 million.

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Port Truckers Staging 48-Hour Strike

Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.

Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Former TCA Chairman Kaburick Dies

John Kaburick, owner of Earl L. Henderson Trucking and former chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, died last week at age 61.

Tags: Obituary, People, Truckload Carriers Association

April 27, 2014 - Industry News

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report into Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report about the April 10 crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus in California killing 10.

Tags: Accidents, California, Investigation, NTSB, Fleets, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx

April 27, 2014 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Helps Subdue a Wanted Criminal

Harry Welker of Broken Arrow, Okla., who is a professional truck driver for Melton Truck Lines, Inc., of Tulsa, Okla., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. Welker is being recognized for helping to subdue a belligerent man who was involved in a “life and death struggle” with a state trooper.

Tags: TCA Highway Angel, Melton Truck Lines

April 26, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Extends Compliance Dates for Small Trucking Operations

The California Air Resources Board on Friday adopted amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation, giving new compliance options to fleets with three or fewer trucks and owner operators.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, California Air Resources Board

April 25, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida – Riviera Beach Opens New Parts and Service Facility

Kenworth of South Florida – Riviera Beach has opened a new parts and service location with eight service bays and a larger parts department than at its previous location.

Tags: Aftermarket, Expansion, Service Center, Kenworth of South Florida

April 25, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Announces Opening of New Service Center

Con-way Freight announced the grand opening of its new Central Texas service center in Robinson. The facility will serve as the local hub from which the company will provide daily freight services for commercial and industrial businesses in the greater metropolitan regions of Waco, Robinson and other Central Texas communities.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Expansion, Service Center

April 25, 2014 - Industry News

Amazon Testing Delivery Fleet

Photo via Amazon Fresh.

Amazon.com may add a fleet of delivery vehicles and has begun testing the initiative in the San Francisco area, as the online retailer moves toward same-day delivery.

Tags: Amazon.com, Retail Sector, Delivery Fleets

April 25, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Rule to Allow Electronic Signatures on Documents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a rule change so carriers can sign and maintain important documents electronically. The proposal, part of an effort to cut paperwork, would codify a 2011 guidance in which the agency gave carriers the option of using electronic signatures and storing documents electronically.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

U.S.-NAFTA Trade Increases, Trucks Gain Most of Any Mode

Percent Change in Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Flows by Mode: February 2013 - February 2014. Credit: U.S. DOT

Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

New Hampshire Diesel Tax Moving Higher July 1

Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.

Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

Big Fee Hike to be Proposed for Some U.S. Bound Cross-Border Shipments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup costs for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Safety & Compliance, Freight, Canadian Trucking Alliance

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

PAM Transport Back in the Black

Dry-van trucking company PAM Transportation Service has moved back into the black with the release of its first quarter financials.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, PAM Transport

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