June 17, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins has kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile event showcasing the company’s current and future technologies.
Tags: Cummins, Technology, ISX15
National average spot market freight rates remained at high levels last week, holding steady in all three equipment categories after seeing a large increase in the first week of June.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: Driver Safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
Con-way Inc., announced that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named president of its less-than-truckload subsidiary Con-way Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Leadership, People, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
Meritor announced that it has made a $50,000 contribution to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees.
Tags: Meritor, Veterans, Donations
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
An alternative to the proposed Rhode Island trucking toll that could eliminate the tolls completely has been brought forward by members of the R.I., House Republican Caucus.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Producer Prices
Spot market freight volume remained relatively strong in May, edging down just 1.7% from April, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, with refrigerated freight and rates higher for the month.
June 12, 2015 - Press Release
MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.
Tags: MiX Telematics, Office Expansion
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell 9% to a reading of 6.7 in April, weakened by more available capacity and less pressure on rates.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England
Retail sales in the U.S. continue improving after slowing at the end of last year and the beginning of this year, but things could still be better.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
BNSF Railway announced new, faster service offerings along its Northern Corridor route, after heavy oil-field and grain shipments last year caused service times to drop.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
Two Republicans on Capitol Hill have re-introduced a controversial bill taking a radical approach to the issue of highway funding -- handing responsibility for infrastructure over to the states.
Tags: Legislation, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, Devolution
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.
Tags: Shell, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11
Large declines in trucking and pipeline, coupled with smaller declines in rail carloads and rail intermodal resulted in a decline in the total amount of U.S. for-hire freight movements in April from March.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
The number of available loads on the spot truckload market jumped 36% during the week ending June 6 as capacity increased 5.5%, helping push rates higher.
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation has declared that “data limitations” uncovered by its research on the impact of increasing truck size and weight limits should preclude changing “relevant laws and regulations.”
Tags: DOT, FHWA, Size and Weight
The California Trucking Association recently came out against a new chassis equipment inspection process at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying they are causing congestion problems for truckers.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, CTA, Congestion, Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Murphy-Hoffman Company truck dealership group has acquired five Kenworth dealerships formerly operated by R.L French Corporation in three Midwest states.
Tags: Kenworth, Dealership, MHC, Truck Dealers
A bill introduced on June 5 would expand the powers granted by the Taft-Hartley Act regarding labor disputes at U.S. ports allowing state governors the intervention powers currently reserved for the President.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, U.S. Senate, Port Trucking
UPDATED -- A recently amended proposal to charge tolls for trucks crossing bridges in Rhode Island may not be included in the state budget, according to local reports -- but it could be addressed by the legislature in a special session.
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