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March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Reading Introduces Isuzu NPR With Tool-Pro Body

Photo courtesy of Reading Truck Body.

Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Isuzu, Reading Truck Body, Cabovers, Service Bodies, Work Truck Show

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Reward Offered in Theft of Gold from Truck

Photo: Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) via Wikipedia

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.

Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95

March 2, 2015 - Product News

Transflo Mobile+ 1.3 Allows Migration from Legacy App

Transflo Mobile+ app for iPhone.

Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.

Tags: Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps, Information Technology

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Continues, Construction Spending Slows

Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Falls Slightly, GDP Revised Downward

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.

Tags: GDP, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment, Economy

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest

Art by Annie Yu from Edison, New Jersey, the grand prize winner of the Kindergarten through second grade age group for the 2014 "Be Ready, Be Buckled" art contest."

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.

Tags: FMCSA, Seat Belts, Contest, Child Safety

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

Transpo Leaders Urged to Pressure Congress On Highway Bill

Lobbying by officials of State transportation departments can help get a long-term highway bill passed this year, say key U.S. Representatives and Senators at an annual Washington briefing presented by AASHTO.

Tags: Congress, Washington D.C., AASHTO, Highway Bill

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

Rep. Ryan Favors Allowing States to Implement Tolls

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. Official Photo

Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.

Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Seeks Out Safest Fleets

Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.

Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E

February 26, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth, Paccar Offer Medium-Duty Extended Warranty

Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabovers

Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.

Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Trucks Continue Moving Majority of U.S.-NAFTA Trade

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode; December 2013 - 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.

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

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Prices Fall, Durable Goods Orders Up

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Sees a Return to Profits

The bulk chemical transportation provider Quality Distribution Inc moved from being in the red to the black in the fourth quarter of last year and for all of 2014.

Tags: Earnings, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Woman Receives 63 Months in Prison for Stealing from Trucking Company

A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.

Tags: California, Crime & Fraud

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Increase Nearly 8%, Intermodal Declines Slightly

Linehaul rates in the truckload sector posted a significant gain last month, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows a drop in intermodal rates for the first time in more than a year.

Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with University of Memphis on Index

Women In Trucking will begin work on a system to track the number of women serving in the trucking industry with the help of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Memphis.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Stabilize as Cargo Volume Increases

DAT spot market freight rates the past four weeks. Graphic: DAT Solutions

Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Dip

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Expand Denton Production Facility

Denton manufacturing facility. Photo: Mahanga

Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.

Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Expansion

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix to Build A New Headquarters

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, the company announced.

Tags: Headquarters, Bendix, Expansion

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.

Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Judge Approves Agreement Ending Federal Oversight of Teamsters

A federal judge for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement last week ending more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union.

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits All-Time High In January

Graph via ATA Truck Tonnage Index.

The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Falls, Service Sector Rebounds Strongly

Photo: Revisorweb via Wikimedia Commons

Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Named Highway Angel for Pulling Man from Burning Car

For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.

Tags: Driver Safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel

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