March 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Schneider logo has been refreshed and has a more contemporary design that accurately reflects the broad geographies it serves. The company’s previous logo had been in existence since 1985, which positioned the organization well at the time.
Tags: Schneider, Fleets
The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index performed better in February after plunging 4.5% in January, but weather was still a factor in the numbers.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight, American Trucking Associations
The U.S. Labor Department reports the Consumer Price index increased 0.1% in February from the month before, the smallest hike since last October, while gaining just 1.1% over the last 12 months.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Home Starts, Inflation
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
To respond to the increasing number of women choosing careers as professional truck drivers and to inspire more women to consider the transportation industry as a career, Ryder System, announced a partnership with Women In Trucking, a non-profit organization established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry.
Tags: TMC, Ryder System, WIT, Women in Trucking, NTRB
Con-way Freight has become the latest less-than-truckload carrier to announce it is increasing rates. It will institute a general rate hike, averaging 5.4%, applicable to non-contractual business, effective March 31.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Freight Rates
Late last week the Senate unanimously approved H.R. 4076, which extends these waivers through the end of May.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress, Hours of Service, HOS, President Obama, Propane
Manufacturing increased 0.8% compared to the month before, nearly erasing a 0.9% decline in January, which the Fed attributed to extreme weather.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Freight
More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.
Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Navistar International, Kenworth, Cummins, PACCAR, Natural Gas
Asset-light trucking company, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Unitrans International, a non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions based in Los Angeles, Calif.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
March 14, 2014 - Industry News
UPS Freight will implement a general rate increase effective March 31. The 4.4% increase applies to non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments rated on the current UPS Freight tariffs.
Tags: Fleets, UPS Freight, Freight Rates
Prices at the wholesale level fell in February, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Friday, leaving little worry that inflation is a problem.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Producer Prices
The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Drivers, American Trucking Associations, Driver Turnover, Fleets
Crete Carrier Corporation is increasing compensation for all national over the road truck drivers and owner operators at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Crete Carrier Corp.
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the 15-year effort to draft a rule. HDT's Oliver Patton reports on what's in the 256-page proposal that would require drivers who fill out paper logs to eventually switch to electronic logging devices, or ELDs.
Tags: Hours of Service, HOS, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, FMCSA, Drivers, Safety and Compliance, ELD, Regulations
Matt Bogdan has been promoted to vice president of sales, private fleet and carrier division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a provider of comprehensive fleet management services, financial solutions, and operational support services.
Tags: Leadership, AmeriQuest, People
For the fourth consecutive year, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar are highlighting the achievements of female role models and pioneers in the trucking industry with the Influential Woman in Trucking award.
Tags: influential women, Women in Trucking, Award
Truckload linehaul rates continue to rise, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index. With demand increasing and capacity decreasing, along with the last two quarters showing an unusually high number of carriers exiting the business, capacity is tight,
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Truckload
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just unveiled its proposal for mandatory electronic logbooks, or "Electronic Logging Devices," for interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, Safety & Compliance, ELD, Regulations, Fatigue
As Congress and the Obama administration wrestle over how to fund work on the nation’s roadways for the next several years, two groups have teamed up, issuing a report saying more focus needs to be put on road repairs rather than building new roads.
Tags: Congress, Research, Highway Funding, Highways
The 0.3% increase follows a downwardly revised 0.6% decline in January while the December drop was revised down to 0.3%.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is worried that states will start slowing their highway and transit programs even before this summer when the Highway Trust Fund is slated to start running out of money.
Tags: HOS, Highway Funding, EOBR, FMCSA, Congress, Highways, Hours of Service
A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Frozen Food Express, FFE
Rates on the spot market have spiked over the past week, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 2.8% in January from December, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Wednesday
Tags: U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
The long-awaited proposal to require electronic logging devices is close to publication. The White House Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday cleared the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and sent it back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for publication.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, EOBR, Regulations
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