June 1, 2016 - Industry News
Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.
Tags: Legislation, Federal Excise Tax, U.S. Senate
National average truckload van and flatbed rates each rose a penny on increased demand for freight hauling services during the week ending May 28 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
May 31, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial registrations of low-cab-forward trucks in Classes 3-5 increased 9.3% to 21,995 in 2015 and have more than doubled since 2010, according to data provided by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.
Tags: Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi Fuso, Vehicle Registration, Cabovers
TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.
Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads
Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.
Tags: Oil Prices, Commodity Prices, Trends
Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Sentiment, Gross Domestic Product
Moving services provider Bekins Northwest has acquired the assets of moving and storage company Clancy’s Transfer & Storage.
Tags: Washington, Mergers & Acquisitions, Moving and Storage Fleet
Trucking Moves America Forward recognized 35 organizations and individuals for purchasing one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers to promote the cause.
Tags: Politics, Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Vehicle Wraps
A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI
May 26, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, FreightWatch International and CargoNet have issued bulletins offering recommendations on cargo security.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet
May 26, 2016 - Product News
The updated solution allows for more views into a fleet, including service history statistics while giving more routing flexibility.
Tags: Fleet Management Software, Telematics Update, Routing, Omnitracs
Bestpass has added toll processing in Oklahoma expanding the service’s coverage to include every major toll road in the U.S.
Tags: Tolls, Weigh Stations, Bestpass, Toll Management
Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.
Tags: Events, MATS
Orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods surged in April, but the hike is a bit deceptive if you don’t dig below the surface of Commerce Department numbers.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
For the Memorial Day holiday, we are presenting a special version of our daily newsletter that is filled with the most popular online articles from the past few months.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
Novelis has expanded its Oswego, N.Y., operations to add a $120-million finishing line to supply high-strength aluminum alloy for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup, the supplier announced.
Tags: Aluminum, Ford Super Duty, Ford, Tier 1 Suppliers, Lightweighting
Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.
Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
WEX Inc. has extended its existing fuel management program with QuikTrip for another five years so that the convenience store and gasoline marketer will continue to market their co-branded and proprietary commercial card programs.
Tags: Fuel Cards, WEX, QuikTrip
Spot truckload freight rates and volume both saw no improvements for the week ending May 21 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and network of load boards. However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel prices have been rising sharply, an indication that spot rates may pick up soon.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Navistar has signed a commitment to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga.in 2017 as well as at the 2019 and 2021 editions of the biennial show.
Tags: Navistar, Events, NACV Show
May 24, 2016 - Product News
Knapheide has reduced the weight of its KUV enclosed utility body for chassis cab vans by 650 pounds, the upfitter has announced.
Tags: Knapheide, Van Bodies, Van Equipment, Chassis Cab Vans
May 24, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in the month of April, indicating a soft freight environment.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The upcoming harvest season for nuts is expected to get increased attention from cargo thieves in 2016, following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.
Tags: California, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
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