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April 2, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Carrier Following Driver Ban over Fatal Illinois Crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered DND International to immediately shut down, after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

GAO to Analyze Hours of Service Studies

Transportation leaders in the House are asking the Government Accountability Office to review two studies used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in its hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 34 Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Commercial Driver's License, CDL

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Hudson Insurance Purchases Motor Transport Underwriters

Hudson Insurance Group has acquired Motor Transport Underwriters an underwriting, claims and risk management specialist in the long-haul trucking arena.

Tags: Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

New Intermodal Terminal Opens in Florida

Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal, CSX

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Flatbed Spot Market Rates Soar; Vans, Reefers Also Gain

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Rates on the spot market keep heading higher, with all three major sectors posting increases, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Opens New Container Freight Station

Transportation provider FedEx Freight has opened a new container freight station in its Chicago Summit, Ill. facility to consolidate and sort freight bound for Puerto Rico.

Tags: Fleets, FedEx

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Employment, Factory Shipments and Orders Post Gains

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report released Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Unprecedented Capacity Constraints

A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.

Tags: Economy, Fleets, Freight, FTR, Capacity, Spot Freight, Manufacturing, Freight Rates, Freight Volume

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

By the Numbers: Mid-America Trucking Show 2014

Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Official numbers show this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, held last week in Louisville at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, was the biggest ever, according to show officials.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Events

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Selling $53 Million in Leases and Tractors to Reduce Debt

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking company operator Celadon Group has agreed to sell its independent contractor lease portfolio and associated assets to Element Financial Corporation, an equipment finance company.

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

IdleAir Continues Expansion, Adding More Fleet Terminals

Truckstop electrification services provider IdleAir has broken ground with construction at the Flying J in Laredo as part of a wider expansion effort.

Tags: Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

States Going After Those Who Evade Tolls

Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have agreed to crack down on those who blow through toll booths, while a federal deadline is drawing closer mandating toll agencies have technology in place to work together, which will likely help toll collections efforts, according to Stateline.com.

Tags: Drivers, Tolls, Toll Violations

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri to Close Section of I-64 April 4-7

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 64 in two places in the Chesterfield Valley, west of the St. Louis area, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4.

Tags: Missouri, Detours, Road Construction, I-64, Interstate 64

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Completes Purchase of Pacer International

Brokerage and logistics firm XPO Logistics has completed its previously announced acquisition of intermodal and drayage provider Pacer International in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $335 million.

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expands, Construction Flat

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Texas Trucking Company Over Safety Concerns

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revoked the operating authority trucking company on Tuesday, declaring it to be an imminent hazard to public safety, for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their drivers and the motoring public at risk.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Local Income Tax on Trucking

Motor carriers operating in Ohio can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to taxes following a March 19 ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Tags: Taxes, Ohio, Fleets, Litigation

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Some U.S. Bound Wide-Loads to See Delays at Peace Bridge

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A construction project is set to being Wednesday along the Peace Bride, connecting the U.S. and Canada, running through the end of November and affecting certain wide-load traffic.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Peace Bridge

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and GDP Gain Among Other Indicators

New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.

Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Shows Increased Optimism over Better Freight Rates and Volume

Credit: TCP

Newly published results from a survey conducted by the trucking consultancy group Transport Capital Partners show increased optimism among trucking executives when it comes to higher freight rates and volumes.

Tags: Transport Capital Partners, Freight Rates, Freight Volume, Fleet Executives

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Idaho’s Top Speed Limit Poised to Hit 80 MPH, Truck Limit Slower

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter allows an increase of up to 80 mph along interstate routes and 70 mph along state highways, but trucks would continue to be limited up to 10 mph slow

Tags: Idaho, Speed Limits

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Listening Session Draws Ideas for New-Entrant Requirements

Anne Ferro, FMCSA administrator, asks a question while Larry Minor and other agency officials look on. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE – There were a variety of suggestions from industry players on how to implement a new-entrant testing system Friday during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's public listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Mid-America Trucking Show, Brokers

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Iowa Carrier Alleging Sexual Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Panama, Iowa-based trucking company Panama Transfer, saying it violated federal law by allowing a female dock worker to be sexually harassed and then firing her for resisting that harassment.

Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC

March 28, 2014 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Prices Rise Again in February

The average selling price for Class 8 trucks reached just over $44,400 in February, rising for a second consecutive month and setting a high-water mark, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Used Vehicle Sales, ACT Research

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Severe Weather Chills January Freight Flow

Freight transportation levels in the U.S. and Canada fell 3.4% in January compared to January of the prior year due to severe weather, according to federal data.

Tags: U.S. DOT, Trends, BTS, Mexico, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

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