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March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Touts Technology as it Moves Ahead

Navistar's Bill Kozek talks to reporters at MATS Thursday.

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.

Tags: Navistar International, Navistar, Information Technology, Telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

ATA, OOIDA, TCA and Others Launch Trucking Image Campaign

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The trucking industry announced Wednesday the launch of an industry-wide image and education campaign, Trucking Moves America Forward, at the Mid-America Trucking Show with support from a diverse group of industry influencers including leading executives, professional truck drivers and technicians.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Image

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Recover from a Week Earlier

Rates on the spot market have recovered after generally moving lower a week earlier, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Dunn Selected TCA Chairman, Baylor Receives Past Chairmen's Award

<br />Kari Baylor, vice president, Baylor Trucking, accepts TCA Past Chairmen&#39;s Award on behalf of her father. Photo: Jim Beach

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – The Truckload Carriers Conference board of directors selected Shepard Dunn, Bestway Express, as its 2014 chairman.

Tags: TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Denies Charges in Lawsuit over Reservist's Reinstatement

Con-way Freight said it's "disappointed" that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit involving a Naval reservist who complained about his employment re-instatement, claiming it tried its best to accommodate the former serviceman, including creating a new position for him.

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Department of Justice, Fleets, Litigation

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Marcia G. Taylor Named 2014 Influential Woman in Trucking

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Navistar and the Women In Trucking Association presented Marcia G. Taylor, president and chief executive officer, Bennett International Group, with the fourth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award at this week's Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Tags: Navistar, Women in Trucking, Bennett International Group

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Bison Transport, Paramount Freight Systems Named Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named the 2014 Best Overall Fleet to Drive for, company drivers, at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting March 25 while Paramount Freight System, Ft. Meyers, Fla., was named the 2014 Best Fleet Overall Fleet to Drive For, Owner Operators.

Tags: Bison Transport, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, Paramount Freight System, Fleets, Truckload Carriers Association

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Preview of the Mid-America Trucking Show This Week

Many trucking journalists and trucking professionals are headed to Louisville, Ky., this week for the Mid-America Trucking Show, which has officially sold out. Editors from Heavy Duty Trucking will be covering the event and we will be reporting on what's happening at the show.

Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear Highway Hero

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Con-way over Reservist Reinstatement

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Monday against the trucking company Con-Way Freight alleging the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by failing to promptly reassign Naval Reservist Dale Brown to his former position as a driver

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Department of Justice, Fleets, Litigation

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Rand McNally Devices to Integrate with Drivewyze PreClear Service

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Truckers and fleets using Rand McNally’s fleet management devices will be able to make use of Drivewyze’s PreClear scale bypass service under an agreement announced by the two companies on Monday at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Tags: Drivewyze PreClear, Rand McNally, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Smart Drive Systems and Wabco Form Strategic Alliance

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.

Tags: SmartDrive, Wabco, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Considers Tax Reforms on CNG, LNG Sold in State

Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.

Tags: Taxes, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Survey: Drivers Getting Older, Less Experienced

Sylectus&#39; data suggests the average age of drivers is increasing. Photo by Paul Hartley

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Data collected by transportation software management company Sylectus shows some interesting driver trends, the company announced during the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention Monday.

Tags: Drivers, Sylectus, Fleets, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

New England Motor Freight Employee Charged in $6 Million Theft

A New Jersey man who worked for New England Motor Freight was charged Friday in an alleged scheme in which he stole $6 million from the trucking company to pay for what prosecutors say was a lavish lifestyle.

Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fleets

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Signs Propane Delivery Exemptions into Law

Following quick passage by Congress, President Obama has signed legislation allowing for the expedited delivery of propane and heating fuel through May 31.

Tags: Regulations, Congress, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, President Obama, Propane Transport

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Carriers Expands Houston Operations

Bulk chemical hauler Quality Carriers has expanded its operations in the Houston area due to increasing business from the natural gas sector.

Tags: Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Merger of Container Shipping Lines Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Approved

Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Settlement Reached Between California Port Truckers and Fleet

Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.

Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Construction Down Slightly

After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.

Tags: Economy, Construction Spending

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. NAFTA Surface Trade Increased in 2013, Trucking’s Share Dips

U.S.-NAFTA Merchandise Trade by Mode: 2010-2013. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A new U.S. Transportation Department repot shows three of the five surface transportation modes, truck, rail and pipeline, carried more U.S. trade with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2013 than compared to the year before.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

Kurt Danielson Named U.S. & Canada President of Bridgestone Commercial Tire Sales

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.

Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall, Economic Indicators Up

UPDATED -- Rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February to its lowest level since July 2012 while the outlook for the overall American economy is improving.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

March 20, 2014 - Industry News

EEOC and FTC Offer Joint Tips on Use of Employment Background Checks

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have co-published two technical assistance documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Background Checks, Fleets, Employment

March 19, 2014 - Industry News

Biglari Holdings Purchases Truck Insurer First Guard

The investment holding company Biglari Holdings has acquired trucking insurance provider First Guard Insurance Co. and its affiliate, 1st Guard Corp.

Tags: Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trucker Pleads Guilty for Role in Cargo Theft Ring

A truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for his role in a cargo theft ring that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.

Tags: Drivers, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft

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