March 10, 2015 - Industry News
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
March 3, 2015 - Industry News
CRST International has acquired Kentucky-based Pegasus Transportation. CRST said the acquisition will allow it to expand its temperature-controlled operations footprint.
Tags: Pegasus, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST
Teletrac and Navman Wireless have merged into a single telematics company, the two recently announced.
Tags: Telematics, Navman Wireless, Teletrac, Mergers & Acquisitions
The projected publication date for the final ELD rule has been updated to September 30th according the the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, eLog
Reading Truck Body has introduced the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX work truck with Tool-Pro body. The truck is on display at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Isuzu, Reading Truck Body, Cabovers, Service Bodies, Work Truck Show
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the theft of $4 million in gold Sunday evening from a truck on I-95 in North Carolina.
Tags: Security, North Carolina, I-95
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Pegasus TransTech has updated the Transflo Mobile+ app with version 1.3 which includes load reconciliation and in-app migration from the legacy app, Transflo Mobile.
Tags: Transflo, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps, Information Technology
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