February 27, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.
Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleet Safety, Awards, ATA MC&E
February 26, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering an extended warranty program for U.S. buying new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks financed through Paccar Financial.
Tags: Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Paccar Financial, Kenworth
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased for the 11th consecutive month in December while the total level for 2014 was better than the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Retail prices fell in January from the month before and from a year earlier, marking the first annual drop in more than five years.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Consumer Prices
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
The bulk chemical transportation provider Quality Distribution Inc moved from being in the red to the black in the fourth quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Earnings, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America
A California woman was sentenced this week to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.5 million from her former employer, a warehouse and trucking-services company.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud
Linehaul rates in the truckload sector posted a significant gain last month, according to newly released figures, while a separate report shows a drop in intermodal rates for the first time in more than a year.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Women In Trucking will begin work on a system to track the number of women serving in the trucking industry with the help of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Memphis.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
Rates on the spot freight market appear to have stabilized following three straight weeks of declines with a hike in one sector, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Sales of new single-family homes slipped in January from the month before but are up compared to the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt has plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas after the Denton City Council approved an eight-year, 70% tax abatement for the facility's production.
Tags: Peterbilt, Vehicle Manufacturing, Expansion
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, the company announced.
Tags: Headquarters, Bendix, Expansion
President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.
Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions
A federal judge for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement last week ending more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union.
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
Consumer confidence fell this month from a more than seven-year high last month, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Non-Manufacturing
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
For rescuing an unconscious man from a burning car the Truckload Carriers Association named escort driver Joe Bearce a Highway Angel.
Tags: driver safety, Escort, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Construction Spending
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for foodservice distribution services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Fleets, Sysco, US Foods
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 20, 2015 - Product News
Knight Transportation has chosen the Zonar 2020 Mobile Tablet as the new telematics platform for its fleet.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Knight Transportation, Tablets
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
The logistics and customized freight transportation provider Universal Truckload Services Inc. has reported earnings showing profits declined slightly in the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Earnings, Universal Truckload
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
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