June 5, 2015 - Industry News
A bill introduced on June 5 would expand the powers granted by the Taft-Hartley Act regarding labor disputes at U.S. ports allowing state governors the intervention powers currently reserved for the President.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, U.S. Senate, Port Trucking
UPDATED -- A recently amended proposal to charge tolls for trucks crossing bridges in Rhode Island may not be included in the state budget, according to local reports -- but it could be addressed by the legislature in a special session.
Tags: Tolls, Rhode Island, Infrastructure Funding
The current trucking employment level is close to its pre-recession peak, while nationwide employers added more jobs during May.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
Big data analytics generated $93.9 million in revenue in the trucking industry in 2014, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan, which projected that amount would grow to $1.6 billion by 2022.
Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Big Data, OEMs, Market Research, Telematics, Information Technology
June 4, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, recognizing those who are creative in increasing positive awareness for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Trucking Moves America Forward, Awareness Campaign, Image, American Trucking Associations
June 4, 2015 - Product News
Omnitracs is offering a six-month free trial of its custom Recruiting Model in celebration of the company’s 10-year anniversary.
Tags: Technology, Analytics, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, Omnitracs
Full Circle TMS announced that Sylectus founder Stuart Sutton will lead the transportation management software company as president and CEO.
Tags: Information Technology, Leadership, Sylectus, People, TMS
NFI has announced that it is using MacroPoint’s freight tracking software to enhance load tracking capabilities for its current customers.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Macropoint, NFI, Freight
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its long-awaited final rule to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on Class 7-8 trucks and large buses.
Tags: Highway Safety, Electronic Stability Control, NHTSA
Freight rates on the spot truckload market held steady last week, as both capacity and the number of loads available to haul fell, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Two days before a government report on unemployment is set to be released, a report from a payroll processor shows 201,000 non-farm, private jobs were added in the U.S. during May, the biggest gain since January.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last minute changes to a truck tolling proposal that upset several local and national trucking groups, but the state trucking association says the plan still unfairly targets truckers.
New orders for factory-made goods continue to disappoint, falling 0.4% in April from the month before and marking the eighth decline in the last nine months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments
Help Inc., is expanding its PrePass weight station bypass service for commercial vehicles into North Carolina, the company has announced.
Tags: North Carolina, Weigh Stations, PrePass, Weigh-Station Bypass
Even before a major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry has made it out of the House, the White House has all but promised that President Obama will veto it.
Tags: Insurance, Hours of Service, Size and Weight, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. on Monday reported a year-over-year increase in tons per day for May of 9.6%, following growth of 9.7% for April.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, Tonnage, Fleets
June 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 was signed into law on Friday by President Obama extending funding through July 31.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
Business conditions in the nation’s manufacturing sector turned around in May from the month before, while construction spending hit a six-year high. A weak spot? Consumer spending.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Construction Spending
GE Capital, Transportation Finance is launching a fuel card services program designed for over-the-road trucking companies. The program will be administered by Wex, a provider of corporate payment solutions.
Tags: GE Capital Transportation Finance, Fuel Card, WEX, WEX Fleet One
May 29, 2015 - Industry News
Another man connected with a widespread CDL test-taking fraud scheme was sentenced by New York District Court to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, Crime & Fraud
A new government reports shows the American economy contracted in the first quarter of the year for the second straight time.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and co-sponsor Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) have introduced a bill that aims to create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers without using the controversial BASIC data produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s CSA safety-compliance program.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, TIA, Brokers
A recent proposal in Rhode Island for a truck-only toll to pay for the state’s ailing road and bridge conditions has been met with blowback from several trucking industry groups.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island, OOIDA, Infrastructure Funding
Newly released figures show the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors totaled $96.1 billion in March, a 5.3% decline from a year ago, but three out of five transportation modes carried more cross-border cargo.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.
Tags: Technology, Industry Research, Meritor Wabco, Peterbilt Motors Company, ATRI, Truck Platooning
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