July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.
Tags: Intermodal, South Carolina, Ports, Port Trucking
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning carriers to be on the lookout for new fraud schemes as thieves try to get financial or banking information.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud
Why is the government filing charges against parcel delivery and trucking giant FedEx? That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted by the federal government for allegedly engaging in unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, FedEx
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the previous month.
Tags: Economy, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
Trucking company Heartland Express saw its second quarter net income increase 38.7% compared to the same time a year ago, while revenue skyrocketed 69.3% during the same time.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking
Consumer prices rose again in June, but the pace was less than it was the month before, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Kapsch TrafficCom has received notice to proceed from the New York State Thruway Authority to develop, install and provide technical support for an all-electronic tolling system. This new system eliminates the need for Thruway drivers to stop or slow down at tolling points.
Tags: New York, Tolls, New York Thruway, Toll Management
Freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will jump 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025, a look at the future of freight. It predicts continued growth for both the trucking industry and freight economy overall.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Forecast, Statistics, Freight
Asset-light trucking and logistics provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South for $13 million.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.
Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70
Trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises saw its profit slip in the second quarter of the year despite increased revenue.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings
July 20, 2014 - Industry News
Dallas, Texas will soon become the new corporate headquarters of fleet management solutions provider, Omnitracs. Expanding to Dallas will enable the company to capitalize on the region’s substantial transportation infrastructure and logistics expertise, the company says.
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises said Friday its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics, a logistics and asset-based transportation company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
Tags: International, Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2% higher than in June of last year, according to the latest Cass Truckload Line Index released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index
FMCSA's recent ruling on e-logging with laptop computers, tablets and smartphones puts valid compliance tools into the hand of small fleets and owner-operators at a reasonable cost.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, E-logs
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. declined this month, the third straight monthly drop and hitting its lowest level in four months.
July 17, 2014 - Industry News
Earnings hit $18.7 million compared to $18.6 million in the second quarter of 2013 for the Illinois-based company.
As Congress struggles to preserve the Highway Trust Fund this summer and eventually pass a long-term highway bill, President Obama is using his executive authority to promote increased private investment in infrastructure. In remarks Thursday at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, Obama announced a plan to help states and local governments use alternative financing for their infrastructure needs.
Tags: DOT, Public-private partnership, Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Department of Transportation
American Trucking Associations announced several promotions to the association's senior staff, including Bob Costello and Elisabeth Barna.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Associations, People, Image
The 43-acre facility increases FEC’s available intermodal capacity from 100,000 to 450,000 lifts a year and will improve the transfer of both domestic and international containers between ships and rail, according to Broward County officials.
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 9.3% in June, the second consecutive monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, pushing the annual rate down to 893,000, the weakest showing since last September.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Fleets, Drivers
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx received a report this week from the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee making 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Highways, Freight
Drivers traveling on Interstate 35W in Bloomington and Burnsville, Minn. will encounter detours in both directions from 10 p.m. Friday, July 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 21, weather permitting.
Orbcomm this week successfully launched six next generation OG2 telecommunication satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to provide faster data systems to customers and increasing the company’s overall network capacity for customers in trucking and other fields it serves.
Tags: Information Technology, Orbcomm
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