April 9, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines.
Tags: Economy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
Public Private Partnerships will be part of the funding mix in the next highway program but the precise role they will play is not clear. Transportation legislators got a range of views from partnership experts in a Tuesday session before members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Tags: Public-private partnership, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Highway Funding, Congress
The new facility joins Ceva’s existing network of foreign trade zone operations in Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago.
Tags: CEVA Logistics, Fleets
April 8, 2014 - Industry News
March freight shipment volume in the U.S. increased 6.6% over the prior month, on top of the 7.3% rise seen in February, according to the just released Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index
The less-than-truckload industry is watching to see what move Old Dominion Freight Lines makes in the annual spring tariff-hike season.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Freight Rates
Drivewyze announced that Florida has become the 21st state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear uses electronic on-board devices, including Electronic Logging Devices, tablets and smartphones, to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.
Tags: Florida, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear
Trucking company giant Swift Transportation is warning its first quarter earnings will be lower than it previously expected, between 11 cents and 13 cents per share.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues – impacts from the new hours-of-service rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity.
Tags: Hours of Service, ATRI
Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.
Tags: Telematics, Regulations, FDA, Reefers, Truckload Carriers Association
Southeastern Freight Lines announced the opening of a service center in Orange, Texas. The new Orange service center, located at 12532 Farm-to-Market 1442, features 4,000 square feet of space and 49 dock doors.
Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, Expansion
NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as vice president of truck technology and maintenance, reporting to Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease.
Tags: NationaLease, People
April 4, 2014 - Industry News
NIC Technologies, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have released an enhanced version of the Pre-Employment Screening Program website.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Fleets
Three trucking companies have reached a merger agreement, creating what it says is one of the largest hydraulic fracturing proppant logistics companies for the oil field industry in North America.
Tags: Fleets, Fracking, Mergers & Acquisitions
The nation overall and the trucking industry both added jobs in March, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures released Friday.
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the nation’s non-manufacturing sector shows it grew in March for the 50th consecutive month, according to the nation's purchasing and supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing
Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.
Tags: Safety, Hazmat, Tankers, Congress, GAO, NHTSA, ATA
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.
Tags: Florida, Intermodal, CSX
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
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
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
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
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
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