June 19, 2015 - Industry News
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
Tags: Trailers, People, Marketing, Doonan
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Size and Weight, Double Trailers
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
Class 8 truck orders were down in May with just over 20,500 units moved in the month, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, May
Cargomatic announced that Sean Whiteley has joined the company as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing operations, sales and marketing efforts for the company.
Tags: Information Technology, People, Shippers, Load Board, Logistics
Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management, has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jeff Mills, a 23-year veteran in the transportation and equipment finance industry.
Tags: Paccar, Fleet Advantage, Truck Fleets
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing’s Street Smart Service announced the new Technical Support Center hotline for the company's refuse trucks and mixers
Tags: customer service, Refuse Trucks, Mixer, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
In testimony Wednesday, transportation stakeholders pressed the House Committee on Ways & Means to quickly and finally figure out how to fix the nation’s broken highway-funding system.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding
Cummins has kicked off its 2015 Redefining Tour, a coast-to-coast mobile event showcasing the company’s current and future technologies.
Tags: Cummins, Technology, ISX15
National average spot market freight rates remained at high levels last week, holding steady in all three equipment categories after seeing a large increase in the first week of June.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Trucking Alliance is urging the Senate to reject riders to the funding bill that “would compromise truck safety” by reducing funding for certain truck-safety programs and for infrastructure improvements.
Tags: driver safety, Highway Safety, Highway Funding
Con-way Inc., announced that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named president of its less-than-truckload subsidiary Con-way Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Leadership, People, Con-way Truckload, Con-way Inc.
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
Meritor announced that it has made a $50,000 contribution to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees.
Tags: Meritor, Veterans, Donations
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
An alternative to the proposed Rhode Island trucking toll that could eliminate the tolls completely has been brought forward by members of the R.I., House Republican Caucus.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
Consumer confidence rebounded this month, with more people expecting increases in their wages, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Producer Prices
Spot market freight volume remained relatively strong in May, edging down just 1.7% from April, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, with refrigerated freight and rates higher for the month.
June 12, 2015 - Press Release
MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has expanded its North American operations and opened an office in Houston.
Tags: MiX Telematics, Office Expansion
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index fell 9% to a reading of 6.7 in April, weakened by more available capacity and less pressure on rates.
Tags: Economy, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Freight Capacity
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England
Retail sales in the U.S. continue improving after slowing at the end of last year and the beginning of this year, but things could still be better.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales
BNSF Railway announced new, faster service offerings along its Northern Corridor route, after heavy oil-field and grain shipments last year caused service times to drop.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
Two Republicans on Capitol Hill have re-introduced a controversial bill taking a radical approach to the issue of highway funding -- handing responsibility for infrastructure over to the states.
Tags: Legislation, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure Funding, Devolution
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.
Tags: Shell, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11
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