November 7, 2013 - Industry News
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
Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, Transport America
XPO Logistics, which provides freight brokerage, expedited transportation and logistics services, has announced financial results for the third quarter showing total revenue was $194 million, a 173.3% increase from the same period in 2012.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, XPO Logistics
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
Kentucky-based Paschall Truck Lines President and CEO Randall A. Waller has sold 100% percent of his stock in the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
An Illinois man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the to Con-way Freight after pleading guilty to sending threatening communications over the Internet.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Crime, Con-Way
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
This year, participating agencies inspected 20,067 vehicles throughout Brake Safety Week and placed 2,714 commercial vehicles out-of-service for brake violations. The rate for brake violations ties with May 2013 and September 2010 for the lowest OOS rates recorded since similar events began in 1998.
Tags: FMCSA, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, OOS, Operation Airbrake
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Supreme Court, Teamsters
Knight Transportation is keeping up its public campaign to buy rival truckload carrier USA Truck, despite being told the company is not interested in being purchased.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
Sales of new automobiles in the United States increased 10.6% in October from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Auto Sales
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