March 11, 2015 - Industry News
With a schedule-at-a-glance and additional details about the new show, interested attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can now access the full 2015 Fleet Technology Expo full website.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference, Events, Fleet Technology Expo
Pride Transport recently announced driver pay increases and performance bonuses in addition to implementing Omnitracs Analytics to improve driver retention.
Tags: Pride Transport, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Omnitracs
The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge announced the overall winners of the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest at the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge
North American shipment volume jumped up in February, while total freight expenditures reversed a four-month slump, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.
Tags: Economy, TCA, Freight Rates, Truckload Carriers Association
Women In Trucking and Navistar presented the fifth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Kari Rihm, president and CEO of Rihm Kenworth. The award was given during a ceremony this week at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.
Tags: People, Women in Trucking, Rihm Kenworth, Truck Dealers
The Teamster union has filed suit to block the Department of Transportation from implementing its decision to open the U.S. border to Mexico-based motor carriers later this year.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Teamsters, Mexican carriers
Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.
Tags: Driver Safety, Leadership, Safety & Compliance, People
March 10, 2015 - Product News
The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service was recently added to mobile-based weigh stations in the State of New York, the company has announced.
Tags: New York, Information Technology, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations, New York State, Weigh-Station Bypass
The National Federation Independent Business says its Small Business Optimism Index for February rose 0.1 points to 98, registering a solid result despite some unfavorable conditions, according to a report released Tuesday morning.
Forward Air Corp. has formally completed is previously announced purchase CLP Towne Inc. combining two of the largest trucking companies moving freight to and from the nation’s airports.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, EEOC, PAM Transport
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Volume, DAT Solutions, Polar Vortex
Con-way Freight employees in Gary, Indiana, have voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union .
Tags: Con-way Inc., Labor Unions, Con-way Freight, Technicians, Mechanics, Unionization
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
Women In Trucking and Navistar announced the six finalists for the 2015 Influential Woman of the Year award which highlights the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry.
Tags: Navistar, Awards, Women in Trucking
The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Tags: CARB, Lawsuits, Supreme Court, California Contrstruction Trucking Association, EPA, Green Regulations, Legislation
Both the unemployment rate and the number of people without jobs fell in February, according to Labor Department figures released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
March 5, 2015 - Industry News
While Capitol Hill may yet again slap an eleventh-hour cold patch on the highway-funding gap, state governments are moving ever more quickly and innovatively to put their infrastructure spending in order.
Tags: U.S. Congress, Highway Funding, Taxes, Tolls, State Legislation
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
Rates on the spot freight market increased in all three major categories for the first time in weeks, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Employment in the private sector increased again in February, but it was the weakest gain in six months.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
General Motors is offering its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with a box-delete option so fleet managers can better configure the mid-size pickup for specific jobs, GM announced today at NTEA's Work Truck Show.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Pickups, Class 1
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel
March 3, 2015 - Product News
Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Telematics, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Information Technology
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