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February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Denso Expands Heavy Duty Management Team

Denso has added Frank Jenkins in the heavy duty marketing group as senior manager, where he will direct heavy-duty sales, marketing, product and business development activities for the Americas.

Tags: Leadership, Denso, People

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Announces Executive Appointments in Commercial Truck

Meritor announced two executive appointments in its commercial truck and industrial business. Joe Plomin has been named president, international, Europe and Asia Pacific; Chris Villavarayan has been appointed president, Americas, responsible for the company’s North and South America truck, defense and specialty businesses.

Tags: Leadership, Meritor, People

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Co. Receives 2013 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year Award

Kenworth Sales Co. was named 2013 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Kenworth Sales Co.

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: January Existing Home Sales Drop

Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to a report released on Friday by the National Association of Realtors.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Idaho Supreme Court Reverses Earlier Ruling Against Owner-Operators

The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.

Tags: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors

February 21, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers Worried but FMCSA Says It’s on Target for Certified Medical Examiners

Starting May 21 all driver medical exams have to be done by an examiner who is certified to the new National Registry standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration believes that by May 21 there will be enough examiners certified to handle the work, but trucking interests are not so sure.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Regulations, Driver Health

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar To Consolidate Engine Manufacturing

Navistar International Corp. announced the consolidation of mid-range engine manufacturing, the next step in its turnaround efforts. As a result, the company will move mid-range engine production at its Huntsville, Ala., plant to Melrose Park, Ill.

Tags: Navistar, Consolidation

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Universal Truckload 2013 Profit and Revenue Increase, Declares Dividend

Asset-light freight transportation provider Universal Truckload Services saw improvements in both its yearly and final quarter profit, according to newly released numbers.

Tags: Earnings, Universal Truckload

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Promotes Sandeep Kar

Sandeep Kar has been recently promoted to the role of global director of research for Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive and Transportation industry research group.

Tags: Leadership, Frost & Sullivan, People

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Continental Adds New Management to Commercial Tires

Fedérico Jiménez

Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.

Tags: Continental, Leadership, Tires, Wheels, People

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Port of New York and New Jersey Asked to Tackle Freight Delays

A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.

Tags: Drivers, New York, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Trucking

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing and Leading Index Up, Consumer Prices Tame

UPDATED -- U.S. manufacturing has hit is highest level in nearly four years, according to a report released Thursday

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Leading Economic Indicators

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Port of Virginia Launches Motor Carrier Task Force to Address Delays

The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of the Motor Carrier Task Force to focus on issues at the state-controlled marine terminals that are affecting the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo in and out of the terminals.

Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Fleets, Port Trucking

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

PIT Puts a Number on Fuel Efficiency Ratings

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group now offers a technology certification program that allows consumers to identify the fuel efficiency value of almost any fuel-saving technology.

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

New Report Slams Port Trucking Business Practices

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”

Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings for Helping Injured Motorist

Despite almost being hit by a motorist who lost control of his vehicle, Thomas L. Colston was willing to stop and help as an accident unfolded into a fiery situation. For his selfless actions, the Truckload Carriers Association has named him a Highway Angel.

Tags: Frito-Lay, TCA Highway Angel

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

January HD Net Orders Up 51%

Class 8 net orders started 2014 with a high-side surprise, up 9% month-over-month and 51% year-over-year. Classes 5-7 also got off to a good start with orders up 14% month-over-month and 33% year-over-year.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

DAT: Spot Market Rates Fall but Still Strong

Newly released figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT show rates on the spot market are down slightly over the past week in two the three major categories and while it unchanged in another.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

Cold Weather Freezes Out January Truck Tonnage

Credit: ATA

Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Housing Plummets, Producer Prices Edge Higher

Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Housing Starts

February 19, 2014 - Industry News

Canada Unveils eManifest Requirements for Inbound Freight

The Canada Border Services Agency has proposed regulations to mandate eManifest requirements for carriers hauling into the country.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Freight

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Adds Commercial Tire & Service Center In Texas

The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network continues to expand with the addition of a new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels, Expansion

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Transportation Unions Take Aim at “Wrongheaded Policies”

Transportation unions are pushing back against what they claim is a torrent of "wrongheaded policies and business models that threaten the quality and safety of the nation’s transportation system and middle-class jobs."

Tags: Regulations, Department of Transportation, Labor Unions

February 17, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retails Sales Forecast to Increase More in 2014

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight

February 17, 2014 - Industry News

Truckers Can Now Use Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass at 7 Utah Sites

Drivewyze and the Utah Department of Transportation Motor Carriers Division announced that Utah has become the 20th state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service.

Tags: Utah, Expansion, Drivewyze PreClear

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