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May 12, 2014 - Industry News

CARB 2013 Heavy-Duty Diesel Fines Totaled Nearly $2.2 Million

The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, Fines, California Air Resources Board, Thermo King

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA: Test Shows Significant Safety Benefit from Electronic Logs

Trucks equipped with electronic driver logs have significantly lower crash rates than those without, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration test.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, ELDs, Electronic Logging Devices, Research, CVSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Now Open in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Love’s Travel Stops opens its second travel stop in Fort Pierce, Florida, on I-95, at Exit 131. The additional location gives more drivers convenient access to services and amenities such as gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise and more. The new 24/7 travel stop features 126 truck parking spaces, five showers and a Hardee’s restaurant.

Tags: DEF, Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Introduces Natural Gas Trucks for Rent in Select Markets

Penske Truck Rental has 85 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors available for commercial rental use in select markets. These days cab semi-tractors are equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Penske Truck Rental, Cummins Westport, CNG

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Superior Carriers Awarded NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy

National Tank Truck Carriers announced that Superior Carriers, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, won the coveted Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the 2013 calendar year safety competition.

Tags: Safety, Awards, NTTC, Superior Carriers

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting, TMCSuperTech 2014 Set for Sept. 22-25

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2014 Fall Meeting and 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech 2014 — Sept. 22-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, TMCSuperTech

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Section of I-86 in New York Shutting Down Monday

The New York State Department of Transportation has announced the start of a long-term closure beginning May 12 along of a portion of Interstate 86, between Exits 21 and 23, a distance of about 7 miles

Tags: New York, Road Construction, I-86, Interstate 86

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

CAT Faces Fresh Litigation over Repeated C13, C15 ACERT Emissions Failures

Owners of Caterpillar C15 (shown) and C13 engines claim the manufacturer downplayed defects and performance issues with the engines.

Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.

Tags: Caterpillar, Litigation, Fleets, Engines, Equipment

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Bay and Bay Transportation Purchases Rival J&C Trucking

A trucking company involved in dry bulk hauling in the Midwest has bought up one its main competitors, according to published reports.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Senate Highway Bill Due Monday

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will unveil its highway bill on Monday, May 12, and vote on it the following Thursday, the Committee announced. The bill will propose a six-year highway program that maintains current financing and credit support and adds a strategic freight element to the Department of Transportation’s portfolio.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Congress

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Separating Trucking, Real Estate Businesses

Patriot Transportation Holding on Wednesday said it plans to separate its transportation business, the trucking company Florida Rock & Tank Lines, from its real estate businesses.

Tags: Fleets, Patriot Transportation

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

USA Truck Says It’s Not A Takeover Target Again

USA Truck released a statement about the hedge funds Baker Street Capital and Stone House Capital now holding a joint 28% interest in the company.

Tags: USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Agreement Signed to Build Illiana Expressway

The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Record Sale of International Trucks to Celadon

Navistar has completed its largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks to the truckload fleet Celadon Trucking Services.

Tags: LoneStar, Navistar, Truck Sales, Celadon Trucking Services

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

No One Wants to Go First on Highway Taxes

The to-and-fro over highway funding continued in the Senate Wednesday with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx politely deflecting Sen. John Thune’s attempt to get the Obama administration to say it would accept a fuel tax increase.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highways, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Regulations, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Freight Expenditures Hit Highest Level Since 1999

Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

New Direct LTL Carrier Access for Online Sellers Through uShip-ShipStation Partnership

Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.

Tags: LTL, uShip, Fleets

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Legacy Museum Trailer Begins North American Tour

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the launch of its 2014 Legacy Museum Trailer Tour in North America.

Tags: Utility Trailer Manufacturing

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Improve Little From Last Week, But April Up Year Over Year

Freight rates on the spot market gained little ground or fell over the past week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service providers DAT, but they gained significantly last month compared to a year earlier.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Yaw Promoted to Director of Marketing Baldwin Filters

Theresa Yaw

Baldwin Filters recently announced the promotion of Theresa Yaw to director of marketing.

Tags: People, Baldwin Filters

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Spear Named ATA Vice President, Chief of Legislative Affairs

As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

AMSA Receives Grant to Address Driver Shortage through Online Resources

The American Moving & Storage Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to create an online clearinghouse to help members recruit and retain new and existing van drivers, and to promote the careers in the moving industry to prospective workers.

Tags: Driver Shortage, AMSA, American Moving & Storage Association

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Performance Truck Opens Kenworth Dealership in Victoria, Texas

Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Performance Truck

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Tight Capacity Pushes Trucking Conditions Index Higher

FTR Trucking Conditions Index, Jan. 2013 through March 2014. Credit: FTR

A measure of the health of the trucking industry has increased slightly, reflecting extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, according to newly released numbers from the freight forecasting firm FTR

Tags: FTR, FTR Trucking Index

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Dean Kaplan Elected NTTC Chairman

Members of the National Tank Truck Carriers have elected Dean Kaplan as the organization’s new chairman at the association’s recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28.

Tags: National Tank Truck Carriers, Fleets, People, NTTC

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