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January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Upcoming Hampton Roads Tolls Less Than First Planned

Initial tolls on the Midtown/Downtown tunnels in Hampton Roads, Va. will be half the amout originally expected, with tolling beginning Feb. 1.

Tags: Tolls, Virginia

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

Congress is getting to work on the next highway bill. At its opening hearing on reauthorization on Jan. 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard urgent calls for a bipartisan approach to sustainable funding, a multi-year program and federal leadership.

Tags: Congress, Caterpillar, National Transportation Safety Board, Intermodal, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Multimodal, The Partnership to Build America Act

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Advisories Issued Ahead of This Weekend’s Super Bowl

While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.

Tags: New York City, New Jersey, Traffic Congestion

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Study Identifies Trends in Freight Charges for Shippers

The third party logistics provider Transplace has released the results of its annual benchmarking study that includes data from more than 150 shippers, representing more than $12 billion dollars in annual freight spending.

Tags: Transplace, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Shippers, Freight Rates

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Owner Sentenced, Ordered to Pay Restitution to Truckers

The owner, operator, and president of East, St. Louis, Ill.-based Clark Trucking and Excavation was sentenced to 33 months in prison late last week.

Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Fleets, Fraud, Crime

January 26, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Teamster Members Say Yes to Contract Extension

YRC Worldwide's teamster drivers have voted in favor of an offer that clears the way for a $1.4 billion refinancing plan.

Tags: Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, Fleets

January 26, 2014 - Industry News

Kyle Treadway Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Kyle Treadway

R. Kyle Treadway, former chairman of the American Truck Dealers, was named the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year award on Saturday by American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Dealers

January 26, 2014 - Industry News

Mira Technology Park Breaks Ground at Haldex Facility

Bo Annvik and George Gillespie

Building work officially began on the new 25,500 square-foot bespoke facility being built for Haldex, at MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley. To celebrate, a ground-breaking ceremony was held with a number of senior representatives from both companies.

Tags: Expansion, Haldex

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Inc. Board of Directors Announces Transition in Board Leadership

The Board of Directors of Con-way Inc. announced a transition in board leadership in which Dr. W. Keith Kennedy, Jr., who has served as Con-way’s Chairman of the Board since 2004, will step down and be succeeded by Roy W. Templin, a current member of the company’s board.

Tags: Leadership, Con-way Inc.

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain in December

The trailer industry saw a 14% month-over-month gain in net orders in December, as six of the ten trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just under 2% from 2012’s result.

Tags: ACT Research, Trailer

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Freightliner Natural Gas-Powered Tractors in its Fleet

 A new Freightliner Cascadia 113 day cab leaves a natural gas fueling station in Rock Hill, S.C. after taking on its first fill-up of compressed natural gas (CNG). Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading commercial trucking firms, took delivery of the unit recently and is putting it into service in the Texas market. Featuring the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G natural gas-powered engine, it's Freightliner's first Cascadia 113 day cab with factory installed tanks to go into service.

Con-way Freight has added Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. Freightliner began production of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight units are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas tanks to hit the road.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Freightliner, CNG

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Heating Fuel Exemption to Southern U.S.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has widened the scope of emergency declarations it recently issued due to shortages of propane and other home heating fuels, extending it to the Southern region of the country.

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Tips For Keeping Your Truck Operational In Extreme Cold

Photo courtesty of MnDOT.

The recent extreme cold experienced by whole parts of the nation has put an increased burden on trucks and truckers. According to Mel Kirk, vice president of maintenance operations Ryder Systems Inc., diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid will freeze in extremely cold temperatures.

Tags: Winter Driving, DEF, Ryder Systems, Winter weight fuel

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Reorganizes

The American Trucking Associations announced on Friday it was reorganizing and streamlining a number of the association’s core functions.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Associations, People

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Dips in November but Remains in Positive Territory

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 7.01 in November, while 20% lower than the previous month, still reflects a positive environment for truckers.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, FTR, TCI, Capacity, Freight Index

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

New U.S./Canada Bridge Faces Delays Due to U.S. Funding

Truckers might have to wait even longer than expected for the New International Trade Crossing over the Detroit River. The bridge connecting Ontario to Michigan could be delayed if the U.S. government doesn’t soon commit to paying for a customs facility on the U.S. side

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

2013 Ends Slower for Many Used Trucks, Blue Book Report Says

December 2013 slowed in many segments of the market, but 2014 will probably resume healthy activity, says the Truck Blue Book analysis.

Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, Truck Blue Book, Market Trends, Used Trucks

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air Purchases Central States Trucking

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The parent to a ground transportation provider in the air cargo industry, Forward Air Corporation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of Central States Trucking Company and Central States Logistics, from Central States Inc.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Updates Await eManifest System at Canadian Border

Photo by Jim Park

Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA, according to website of Today’s Trucking magazine.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Safety & Compliance, Canadian Trucking Alliance

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Updates Await eManifest System at Canadian Border

Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA...

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Safety and Compliance, Canadian Trucking Alliance

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Kolodziej Retiring as President of NGVAmerica

Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization's president since 1995.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, People, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Dealers Convene in the 'Big Easy' for ATD Convention

Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers from across the country will gather in New Orleans this weekend for the 51st annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo.

Tags: ATD, Events, Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Audit Says New York DOT Not Doing Enough About Truck Safety

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The New York state Department of Transportation is not adequately monitoring whether commercial carriers whose vehicles or drivers have been taken off the road because of violations are making needed repairs or corrections, potentially putting the public at risk, according to a new audit released by New York’s comptroller.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, New York, Regulations, Fleets, Safety & Compliance

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Odyssey Logistics Purchases Two Companies

Supply chain logistics service provider Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, based in Conn., has purchased both CMI Freight-Trans and Steel Wheel Transfer, 25 year-old companies headquartered in Orland Park, Ill.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Odyssey Logistics

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Announces Fast-Fill CNG Expansion in Burbank, Ohio

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capability for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at its travel stop located on Interstate 71, at Exit 204, in Burbank, Ohio. The Love’s Fast-Fill CNG station is expected to open mid-summer 2014.

Tags: Dillon Transport, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

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