November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Spot market freight availability rose 1.9% in October, to a level that is atypically high for the season, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.
Tags: DAT, Spot Market Freight Volume
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mexico
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
A new study released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended a series of regulatory changes to further ease the transition of military personnel and veterans into much-needed civilian jobs driving commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Veterans
A monthly analysis of seasonality trends is the latest feature to be added to FTR's Intermodal Update publication. This new feature will provide a detailed view each month of the how current performance and seasonal patterns compare to those seen over the past ten years.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A new U.S. Labor Department report shows there was a net gain of 204,000 jobs in the country during October, far more than economists were predicting, while trucking added just a few jobs.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Consumer Spending
Trucking operations based in California or with terminals there are going to get a break from one the state’s regulations staring in a couple of years.
Tags: California, CSA, Inspections, Fleets
November 7, 2013 - Industry News
The American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced the nominees for the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Dealers
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.97 in September continues to show a positive environment for trucking. The index is expected to peak in October after which the full impact of the newly enacted hours-of-service rules negatively affect trucking.
Tags: HOS, FTR, TCI
Love’s Travel Stops has opened a brand-new facility in Clayton, N.M., on Hw. 87. The raze and rebuild replaces the Love’s that opened in Clayton in 1974.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion
Trucking, which carries three-fifths of U.S.-NAFTA trade, rose 0.7% while rail rose 3%. Vessel declined 2.6% and air 2.4%.
Tags: NAFTA, Freight, BTS, Cross-Border Trucking
A new report shows the American economy expanded in the third quarter of the year at a surprisingly higher rate than expected.
Tags: Economy, GDP
On Tuesday officials with the parent company to several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, met with representatives of the Teamsters Union in Dallas to update them on the company's most recent performance, future prospects and corporate refinancing opportunities.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
FTR and ACT Research released preliminary data showing October Class 8 net orders were up for October. FTR reported that Class 8 preliminary orders rose 39% from September to 25,960 units.
Tags: ACT Research, FTR, Class 8 Orders, Truck Sales
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will continue to accept nominations for the Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.
Tags: Goodyear, Goodyear Highway Hero
Conditions for the American economy are improving and may continue doing so, according to a new report out from one private research group.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
Total spot market loads available to haul increased 4.9% Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 compared to the previous seven days, while spot market capacity fell 2.3%.
Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
The parent to bulk chemical haulers, Quality Carriers and Boasso America, has reported net income of $2.8 million, for the third of the year, down sharply from $8.9 million a year earlier.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Quality Distribution
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The California Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing that funding is now available to help Bay Area truck owners reduce emissions and meet upcoming state air quality requirements.
Tags: CARB, Intermodal
A fatal accident in which a freight train struck a tractor-trailer hauling a parade float in Midland, Tex. last November was caused by the failure of both the city and the parade organizer to address the risks associated with routing a parade through an active grade crossing and it serves as a cautionary tale to any trucking operation that volunteers equipment or people for such events.
Tags: Accidents, Texas, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety & Compliance
Two defendants pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Federal court in Kansas for their role in a scheme to steal a load of processed beef from a meatpacker in southwest Kansas.
Tags: Kansas, Cargo Theft, Crime
Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 46th consecutive month, according to the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management Report On Business.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Non-Manufacturing
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, V2V, University of Michigan Transportation Institute
Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa.
Tags: Green, Mack Trucks
A few years ago, YRC Worldwide was able to stay afloat with the help of union workers agreeing to a series of wage and benefit cuts. YRC's back in the same boat, but this time around, lenders are insisting on changes.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Teamsters, Fleets, LTL
A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.
Tags: Massachusetts, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
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