November 19, 2014 - Industry News
Auto haulers have a good reason to expect 2015 will be a good year for them, following a prediction that new car and light truck sales and leases will hit nearly hit the 17 million-level.
Tags: Economy, NADA, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
After recovering somewhat the week before, new numbers show spot market freight rates have turned lower or remain unchanged, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The phased-in toll rate increase, approved in 2008, will be the first for commercial trucks and trailers since 2005, according to the authority.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois
For the 10th year in a row, FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are making the holidays a little brighter for America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Charity, Fleets, FedEx
Housing starts in the U.S. fell in October, but an indicator of future building is at a more than six-year high, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
Norfolk Southern Corp. is purchasing a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway, Delaware & Hudson Railway Co., to increase its reach in the Northeast.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in October, following a revised decline of 0.8% during the previous month, according to new figures released Tuesday.
Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.
Tags: Navistar, Certification, Technician Training, CASE
UPDATED -- The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% from September, driven by a 0.5% jump in the cost of services.
Tags: Economy, Producer Prices, Home Building
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Tags: ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, People
The Canadian dealership group opened a new parts and service center called Peterbilt Manitoba-East operating in Springfield, Manitoba.
Tags: Canada, Peterbilt, Dealership, Dealers, Parts and Service
The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data on the likely costs and benefits associated with Truck Platooning and is requesting industry input through an online survey.
Tags: Survey, U.S. Department of Transportation, ATRI, Truck Platooning
UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. edged down 0.1% in October after having advanced 0.8% in September, according to new figures from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production
The parent of trucking companies Covenant Transport and others said it expects big improvement when its fourth quarter earnings are released and plans a public stock offering.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
PeopleNet and sister company ALK are making it possible this year to track the Capitol Christmas Tree in real time on its 2,000 mile journey to Washington D.C.
Tags: ALK Technologies, PeopleNet, Capitol Christmas Tree, Asset Tracking
The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Arkansas, Louisiana, Road Construction, Interstate 49
Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General
Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment
The trucking, parcel and logistics service provider expects earnings per share to increase next year by 10% to 15% from 2014 to between $5.45 to $5.70.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings
In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.
Tags: Associations, People, Oregon Trucking Association
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Trucking Moves America Forward to bolster an industry wide campaign to promote trucking. The TCA will be donating $25,000 each year for five years to the cause.
Tags: TCA, Wreaths Across America, Capitol Christmas Tree, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image, Truckload Carriers Association
The latest attempt by the Teamsters Union to organize workers at the trucking company Con-way Freight has failed by a 2 to 1 margin.
A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking
Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
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