September 25, 2015 - Industry News
Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle a sex and age discrimination case involving a mandatory strength exam for applicants.
Tags: Lawsuits, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Discrimination Complaint, Women Drivers
Volvo Trucks North America announced plans to open a Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million upgrade to its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Facility, Assembly Plants
Swift Transportation has lowered projections for profits for the final two quarters of the year and for the full year, due in large part to at least one accident, legal claims and expected lower freight volume.
Tags: Economy, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings
The U.S. economy performed better in the second quarter of the year than earlier thought, according to a new Commerce Department report Friday, leaving some wondering if this puts the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product
Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress effective October 30, according to published news reports.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
The Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks will add new features for the 2016 model year, including integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking, and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD, General Motors, Class 3, 2016-MY
PeopleNet has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the School Supply Program that gives out grants to classrooms for needed supplies, announced Trucker Buddy International.
Tags: PeopleNet, Grants, Trucker Buddy
The White House has issued new guidelines to Federal agencies to help accelerate the review and approval of infrastructure projects.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, White House, Highway Construction
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Home Sales
September 21, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software has partnered with HubTran to offer back office document management for its transportation management software.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Aljex Software, Document Management, Integration, Information Technology
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
Mark Rourke has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has been with Scneider since 1987.
Tags: Leadership, People, Schneider
Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Norfolk Southern
A measure of the health of the nation’s economy and where it's headed moved slightly higher, but one analyst says the rate of growth remains unimpressive.
Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association has come out strongly against legislation that would enable individual states to raise the GCW limit for trucks operating on Interstate highways from the current 80,000 to 91,000 pounds on tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Truckload Carriers Association, Truck Size/Weight
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay
Following a highly anticipated two-day meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee announced it is keeping interest rates unchanged, despite earlier indications it was moving toward a hike.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg told attendees at the FTR Conference that most of FMCSA'S current rulemaking workload is on hold until after Acting Administrator Scott Darling is confirmed as the Agency's next Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, FTR, Regulations, Hours of Service, CSA
September 16, 2015 - Product News
SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced enhanced integration between SkyBitz’s asset management and TMW’s TruckMate transportation management system during TMW’s user conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 14-16.
Tags: Asset Management, TruckMate, TMW Systems, SkyBitz, Integration
Rates and the amount of available freight on the spot market continue to be lackluster, but there is an indication prices could pick up at least somewhat in the near future.
As the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins a two-day policy meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates, it’s missing one key element.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve
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