August 20, 2013 - Industry News
MINNEAPOLIS -- XRS Corp. kicked off its XUE 2013 user conference Monday in Minneapolis by announcing it had entered a partnership with Samsung Telecommunications America that will deliver XRS fleet management products through Samsung mobile devices.
Tags: Information Technology, XRS Corporation, Smartphones, BYOD, Samsung
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
Just as soon at it looked like diesel was starting to trend lower it has done an about face. The average U.S. price has increased 0.4 cents per gallon over the past week, registering $3.90 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, fuel prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed legislation increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on rural four-lane highways and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding, effective January 1, 2014.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits
This week Pilot Flying J published an interview on its website with one of the attorneys representing the company, as the clock counts down toward key court dates in a settlement over allegations it withheld rebates and discounts on fuel.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
State and federal agencies are working to finalize a pilot program to bring grapes and blueberries from Peru and Uruguay into Port Everglades and PortMiami beginning in October, according Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale.
Overall, vehicles traveled 2.95 trillion miles on U.S. roads in 2011, the eighth-highest level ever recorded, and nearly double the amount traveled in 1980. California drivers alone traveled more than 900 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun.
Tags: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Highways
August 15, 2013 - Industry News
While truckstop giant Pilot Flying J has reached a tentative settlement over claims it bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, it appears to have had little effect in stopping increasing litigation.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J
August 14, 2013 - Industry News
Activity on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets, along with most rates, have crept slightly higher over the past week, following a dip the week before.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
The price for diesel has fallen for the second straight week, putting it a little above where it was four weeks ago.
Tags: Oil Prices, fuel prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Despite having reached a settlement with some trucking customers, Pilot Flying J faces new litigation over claims it cheated some operations – and there is another move to depose CEO Jimmy Haslam.
Tags: fuel prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the CSA Safety Measurement System website has been updated with new snapshots of fleet performance and two new violations.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Hours of Service, Alcohol
Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
An hours-of-service guidance for oilfield haulers will remain as it is, although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is open to applications for individual exceptions. In other HOS news, the agency is looking for comments on exempting munitions and livestock haulers from the 30-minute break requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
Tags: Drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators
Arkansas Best, has reported second quarter 2013 net income but continued to sustain losses for the first six months of the year as costs for salaries, wages and benefits at less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary ABF Freight System, offset improving revenue...
Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, Panther, ABF
The Transportation Department sent its proposed Electronic Logging Devices rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final vetting before publication.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Fleets, ELog
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
A request to consolidate remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J over claims of fraud has been denied, with judges saying it could interfere with a settlement recently reached between the truckstop chain and some of the companies suing it over underpaid fuel rebates.
Tags: fuel prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J
TruckPro LLC, a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and advanced repair services, announced it has completed the purchase of CCI Corp., including its network of more than 100 retail stores, service shops and distribution center locations.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, CCI
Achieving and maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important not just for a driver's well-being, but is also essential for maintaining a commercial driver’s license.
Tags: Driver Health
The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
Less than a month after the debut of its new 511 traveler information mobile application for smartphones, Minnesota's Department of Transportation has again improved the real-time service for truckers and others seeking the best route from Point A to Point B.
Tags: Minnesota, Information Technology
The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
All lanes of Interstate 44 at mile marker 172 near Jerome are open. Route 63 at Westphalia has also re-opened after being closed due to flooding.
Tags: Missouri, I-44, Interstate 44
August 7, 2013 - Industry News
Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.
Tags: Freight, Ports
UPS Freight will open an additional facility in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, Aug. 12. The 72-door East Indianapolis Service Center, located at 1505 S. Holt Rd., will provide service to customers in eastern Greater Indianapolis
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