February 22, 2013 - Industry News
More than a year after the first Mexican truck rolled into the United States under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-haul, cross-border pilot program, the agency has approved the tenth carrier.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-border trucking, OOIDA, Teamsters, Public Citizen, Mexico, Global
Bulk chemical hauler, Quality Distribution, has released numbers showing it increased profit in 2012 compared to the year before, while the dry van truckload carrier, P.A.M. Transportation, posted a profit last year compared to a loss in 2011.
Tags: Financials, P.A.M. Transportation, Quality Distribution
Tens of thousands of truck drivers are approaching retirement age, but very few young people and immigrants are entering the industry. A new Conference Board of Canada report concludes that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them - estimated at 25,000 by 2020 - could be costly to the Canadian economy.
Tags: Canada, Driver shortage
Supplier to the trucking business and other sectors, Dana Holding Corp. has released financials showing record income last year, despite sales slipping, while the tire maker, Goodyear, reported lower numbers for the same periods.
Tags: Goodyear, Dana Holding Corp., Financials
Concerns about a strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can finally be put to rest but there are new ones when it comes to talks involving ports on the other side of the country.
Tags: Intermodal, ILA, UMA, Port strike
February 21, 2013 - Industry News
Daimler AG's Supervisory Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Dieter Zetsche as chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Tags: Leadership, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG
New Century Transportation announced that Mark Olszewski has been named president of the New Jersey-based transportation company. As president, Olszewski will oversee the organization's management and operations, in addition to the design and implementation of revenue growth strategies.
Tags: Leadership, New Century Transportation
Universal Lubricants announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse and distribution center in leased space in Dallas. When fully staffed, the center will create over two dozen new jobs and house more than 35 employees.
Tags: Universal Lubricants, Expansion
Navistar Defense LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, has received an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit 205 armored cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles currently designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.
Lawmakers in Wyoming have given final passage to legislation increasing the state tax on diesel and gasoline. Republican Governor Matt Meade is on record as supporting the 10 cents per gallon increase that would push state tax to 24 cents per gallon.
Tags: Fuel tax, Infrastructure Funding
The White House is adding details to the “Fix-It-First” infrastructure program that President Obama unveiled in his State of the Union address.
Tags: Fuel tax, MAP-21, Infrastructure Funding
Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.
Tags: Propane, Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford
February 20, 2013 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened a new service center in Tomah, Wisc.
Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion
Class 8 orders rose for a second consecutive month and remained above 20,000 units for a fourth consecutive month in January. Medium duty orders totaled nearly 14,000 units.
Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal, two subsidiaries of U.S. freight and global logistics company Con-way Inc., announced the launch of a new North American intermodal product that integrates the capabilities of both organizations to deliver a offering for intermodal shipping.
Tags: Expansion, Con-Way
Velociti Inc., a provider of technology deployment services, announced that Deryk Powell has been named president of the company, in addition to his duties as COO.
Tags: Leadership, Management
An investment of $79 billion in transportation could translate to $218 billion in energy savings by 2030, according to a report released last week by the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that in order to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal and to strengthen Florida’s position as a leader in international trade, the Florida Department of Transportation implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burden on trucks, while protecting the integrity of Florida’s infrastructure.
Tags: Florida, Intermodal
Dart Transit Co. announced the addition of Bob Klein to its executive management team. Klein joined Dart Transit's sales staff on Jan. 2 as executive vice president for sales and marketing. He is replacing Joyce Jordan, who announced that she would retire in February after 26 years with the company.
Tags: Leadership, Dart
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index
The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards.
Tags: Safety, TCA
The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the final stage of the rulemaking process.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, URS
February 19, 2013 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of diesel has increased for the fifth straight week and is at its highest level since mid-August of 2008.
Tags: fuel, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE
February 18, 2013 - Industry News
USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., named a new president and CEO following this month's financial reports of a $17.5 million net loss for 2012.
Tags: Fleets, People, USA Truck
Christenson Transportation and the Florida East Coast Railway have teamed up for an intermodal arrangement that provides more reliable shipping between the Tennessee-Kentucky border and Florida.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, TTS, Christenson Transportation, Progressive Transportation
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