April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers of ready-mix concrete trucks have been granted a limited exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations by the FMCSA.
Tags: Hours of Service, Ready Mix, 34-Hour Restart, FMCSA
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
Two reports released Monday show the nation’s service sector continues increasing, albeit at different rates.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Fleet Council annual forum at this year’s event slated for April 12 – 14.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, Bendix, Anniversary, Events
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.
Tags: Anthony Foxx, Highway Bill, DOT, Highway Funding
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.
Tags: DOT, Grant Funding, Highway Bill
The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Department of Labor, Employment
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, Out of Service Violations
TMW Systems’ 2014 Transportation and Logistics Study, with data and analysis on driver retention, rising rates, utilization, maintenance and other industry issues, is now available.
Tags: Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics, Truckload
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members have introduced a bill seeking to stop any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks, an effort that has been applauded by truck dealers.
Tags: ATD, Federal Excise Tax, Proposed Legislation, U.S. Congress, Truck Dealers
Net orders for Class 8 Trucks hit a six-month low, recording 24,780 units, in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. This is the lowest level since September 2014 and the first time Class 8 orders have fallen year-over-year since January 2013.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
Five women have been chosen to be the members of Women In Trucking’s Image Team, the organization announced. The Image team will participate in public events for legislators, regulators and industry leaders to further the mission of WIT.
Tags: People, Image, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The
Tags: Environmental Regulations, Green Regulations, Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction
Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.
Tags: Flatbeds, Reefers, DAT, Spot Freight, Van Trailers, Freight Rates
April 1, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover at truckload fleets remained high in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the gap narrowed between small and large carriers.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload
Women In Trucking has announced the finalists for its inaugural Distinguished Woman in Logistics award, which aims to promote the achievements of women in the transportation industry.
Tags: Awards, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration T.F. Scott Darling will continue in that role but will no longer be titled Acting Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, People, Promotions
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.
Tags: Legislation, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA, President Obama, U.S. Congress
The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left until the current surface-transportation legislation expires.
Tags: DOT, Highway Funding, Highway Bill, Capitol Hill, Repatriation
PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, Paccar, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, Alcohol Testing
Strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of the company, a merger with another company, or another business combination, the company said.
Tags: Trailers, Manac Inc., Shareholders
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
Freight-matching load board company Internet Truckstop has rebranded as Truckstop.com, the company's CEO announced.
Tags: Internet Truckstop, Load Board, Freight Market, Rebranding
A company that got its start as a way for New York State Motor Truck members to more easily manage their tolls says with a new transponder it will cover nearly all toll facilities nationwide by the end of the year and eliminate the need to have half a dozen transponders in a truck.
Tags: Tolls, Bestpass, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.
Tags: Highway Safety, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, GHG Emissions, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mid-America Trucking Show, Powertrain Integration
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