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July 14, 2015 - Industry News

Short-Term Highway Patch, Trucking Issues on The Hill

HDT file photo

The House of Representatives unveils a short-term funding patch to keep the highway program running for the next six months, as a Senate committee prepares to consider a comprehensive highway safety bill Wednesday that addresses trucking issues such as CSA reforms, younger drivers and hair testing.

Tags: Highway Funding, CSA, Hair Testing, Legislation

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Drops, Environment Still Positive

The index has fallen since January and except for April, has been lower than in 2014.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index measure for May dropped to a three-year low of 4.91 due to softer capacity, pricing, and fuel prices. The index is expected to move into significantly more positive territory as the anticipated regulatory drag in 2016 and 2017 dramatically tightens capacity.

Tags: Trucking Conditions Index, Economy, FTR

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Bill Calls for Hourly Pay for Truck Drivers

Among other things, the bill calls for a look at the safety effect of long commutes before a driver even starts his day.

A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.

Tags: Legislation, Insurance, Collision Avoidance Technology, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

TMW to Hold User Conference In September

TMW Systems president David Wangler speaking at last year's TransForum.  Photo: Jim Beach

TMW Systems will hold its annual TransForum User Conference and Exhibition Sept. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW Systems, Events

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Photo: Jim Park

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

Tags: Fuel Tax, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

Tags: FMCSA, FBI, Crime & Fraud, Dispatch, Shippers

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

Bill would let states jointly study lowering the CDL age requirement for interstate truckers. Photo: Haldex

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Shortage, U.S. Senate

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck CEO Resigns Due to Cancer

John Simone

John M. Simone has resigned from his position as chief executive officer and director to focus on treatment and recovery from lung cancer.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound in May

Freight Transportation Services Index, May 2010 - May 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Improve Slightly

Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

Image: Federal Highway Administration

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is revving up its lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 97,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

Tags: DOT, Congress, Size and Weight

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase in 2016

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll increase for all customers to pay for an overhaul of the highway.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Carnegie Medal For Saving County Jailer

Photo: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded trucker Clinton Blackburn a Carnegie Medal for his efforts to save a county jailer who was being assaulted in his vehicle.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Tags: International Trucks

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Photo courtesy ATS.

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

Tags: Trailers, ATS, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, Trail King

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Service Sector Still Soft

Economic activity in the nation’s service sector inched higher in June after hitting a 13-month low in May, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives. Another report shows non-manufacturing growth slowed last month.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.

Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Soon

Photo via Iowa 80 Truckstop

The 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will kick off July 9 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

Tags: Events, Truckstops, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Names Supply Chain Security and Operations VP

Boyd Stephenson

American Trucking Associations promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations.

Tags: Security, ATA, Leadership, People, Supply Chain Management, Associations

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

Photo courtesy of Daseke

Bulldog Hiway Express, the company of past American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd, is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Flatbed, Daseke Inc.

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Unemployment Lowest in 7 Years, Manufacturing Eases

Economic Watch: The nation’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percent point in June to 5.3%, its lowest rate since April 2008, while 7,400 jobs were added in the for-hire trucking sector.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

How to Engage Leadership to Support Fleet Safety Programs

McKILLIPS

In a general session during the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, Joseph McKillips, CSP, manager, Commercial Program Support, Global Environment, Health, Safety & Energy for Abbot, will outline how fleets can get senior management to support a fleet safety program.

Tags: Safety Program, Fleet Safety Conference, NETS

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Ease Slightly Despite Increased Cargo

Increased freight availability and falling truckload capacity was not enough to keep freight rates on the spot market from falling slightly for the week ending June 27, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Jobs Growing, Manufacturing Expanding

Private sector employment in June saw its biggest month-over-month improvement since December, the third month-over-month jump in a row.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Employment

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