December 26, 2013 - Industry News
Diamond Transportation, based in Stockton, Calif., is expanding its services from the Western region of the country to serve to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States.
As we look back at 2013, here's our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Sleep Apnea, Legislation, Regulations, insurance
Package delivery giants UPS and FedEx may wind up getting a lump of coal in their stocking next Christmas after failing to delivery many shipments in time for this year’s holiday.
Tags: UPS, FedEx, Delivery Fleet, Holiday Driving
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on requests to exempt brokers and some freight forwarders from the new $75,000 bond requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Brokers, Household Goods Movers
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
The Supreme Court will decide January 10 whether or not to hear a petition to overturn the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Teamsters
A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous three-month period.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6% from the 94 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the fifth consecutive year of increases and the highest travel volume recorded for the season
Tags: AAA, Highways, Holiday Driving
The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
December 22, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking company TransForce has made a new offer to purchase rival Canadian carrier Vitran and it just may push Manitoulin Transport’s recent deal straight off the table.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, TransForce, Vitran, Manitoulin
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association
Sen. Kelley Ayotte, R-N.H., has introduced companion legislation to the House bill aimed at suspending the 34-hour restart provision of the hours-of-service rule.
Tags: Legislation, HOS
Less than a week after the U.S. House passed the budget deal agreed upon by both chambers, the Senate on Wednesday passed the bill that outlines spending levels for two years by a vote of 64-36.
Tags: Legislation, Oil Prices, Congress, Budget, highway funding
Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.
Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Propane Autogas, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in November, after falling 1.9% in October.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
After rejecting an earlier contract, Teamsters Union members at less-than-truckload carrier UPS Freight are set to vote next month on a new labor agreement.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight
Trucking company Swift Transportation has announced it expects adjusted earnings per share to range between 33 and 36 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to its previous expectation of 40 cents per share.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
The American economy expanded more in the third quarter of the year than earlier projections, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS, Fleets
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Highway Administration has chosen the types of vehicles it will compare in its comprehensive study of truck sizes and weights, and is gathering reams of data on how these configurations would affect safety, infrastructure, enforcement and competition among the modes.
Tags: FHWA, Size and Weight
After a high-side surprise in October, Class 8 orders provided some low-side disappointment in November. For the month, new and net orders were 22,231 and 21,255 units, respectively.
Tags: ACT Research, Class 8 Orders
J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., announced the following leadership changes in its Truck business unit.
Tags: Leadership, J.B. Hunt
To keep pace with the evolving advanced truck technologies and alternative fuels vehicle market, the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show 2014 will include a closed-access driving area in addition to the traditional open road test drive course.
Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events
Andrews Logistics, an asset-based transportation and logistics company specializing in bulk liquid and hazardous materials transport, has acquired Andrews Transport LP, a bulk liquid petroleum and chemical products transportation provider based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Andrews Transport, Andrews Logistics
Cummins Westport Inc. announced that Gordon Exel, Westport vice president, sales and marketing, has been appointed as president of CWI effective Jan. 1, 2014, for the final year of Westport's three-year term to nominate the president.
Tags: Leadership, Cummins Westport
Truckload linehaul rates in November were 1.8% above the same month last year, according to the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul index.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truckload, Freight Rates
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