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July 8, 2015 - Industry News

PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase in 2016

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll increase for all customers to pay for an overhaul of the highway.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Carnegie Medal For Saving County Jailer

Photo: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded trucker Clinton Blackburn a Carnegie Medal for his efforts to save a county jailer who was being assaulted in his vehicle.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Tags: International Trucks

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Photo courtesy ATS.

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

Tags: Trailers, ATS, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, Trail King

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

Tags: Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Names Supply Chain Security and Operations VP

Boyd Stephenson

American Trucking Associations promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations.

Tags: Security, ATA, Leadership, People, Supply Chain Management, Associations

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

Photo courtesy of Daseke

Bulldog Hiway Express, the company of past American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd, is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Unemployment Lowest in 7 Years, Manufacturing Eases

Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

How to Engage Leadership to Support Fleet Safety Programs

McKILLIPS

In a general session during the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, Joseph McKillips, CSP, manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy for Abbot, will outline how fleets can get senior management to support a fleet safety program.

Tags: Safety Program, Fleet Safety Conference, NETS

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Ease Slightly Despite Increased Cargo

Increased freight availability and falling truckload capacity was not enough to keep freight rates on the spot market from falling slightly for the week ending June 27, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Jobs Growing, Manufacturing Expanding

Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Kuehne Nagel Purchases 3PL Provider ReTrans

Credit: Kuehne and Nagel Group

Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.

Tags: Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets, 3PL, Global

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Sysco Ends Merger Agreement With US Foods

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Sysco has terminated its merger with US Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sysco, US Foods

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Element to Acquire GE Capital's Fleet Business

File photo of GE Capital Fleet's Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Toronto-based Element Financial Corp. has entered an agreement with General Electric to acquire GE Capital's fleet business in the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for $6.9 billion.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, GE Capital, Element Financial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets, Fleet Management Companies

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

Image via: www.feinstein.senate.gov

Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward an array of legislative efforts widely favored if not outright lobbied for by trucking stakeholders.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Truck Size/Weight, Highway Funding, ELD, Speed Limiter, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, FMCSA

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Best in Five Months

American consumers are feeling better about the economy with one measure hitting its highest level since January.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Oakland Port Tests Sensors to Measure Wait Times

Photo via Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland has announced that it is testing sensors to measure how long trucks servicing the port are waiting to enter marine terminals.

Tags: Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

GE Capital Survey Forecasts Expanding Trucking Industry

GE Capital has released a national survey of middle-market trucking company executives examining the financial performance, operational issues and economic outlook of trucking businesses.

Tags: GE Capital, Industry Research, Survey

June 26, 2015 - Product News

GE Capital Fleet Services Uses Verizon for HOS System

GE Capital Fleet Services has announced a contract with Verizon Networkfleet to offer customers an electronic truck-compliance system for the upcoming electronic hours of service regulation requirements.

Tags: Information Technology, J.J. Keller, GE Capital Fleet Services, HOS, eLogs, Verizon Networkfleet

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Over 10,000 Veterans Used the CDL Skills Test Waiver

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program since it began in 2011.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Jumps, Service Sector Declines

Economic Watch: American consumers opened their wallets a whole lot more in May, with consumer spending increasing the most in nearly six years.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Non-Manufacturing, Personal Income

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Declines

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by Mode: April 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.

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

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