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
Swift Transportation announced that it acquired privately held Central Refrigerated Transportation, a provider of refrigerated trucking services, in a transaction valued at $225 million, including approximately $189 million in cash and $36 million of assumed capital lease obligations and other financial debt.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Transportation
Flooding closed Interstate 44 at mile marker 172 near the city of Jerome early Wednesday morning. In addition, Route 63 is now closed in two locations: south of Vienna in Maries County and at Westphalia in Osage County, further complicating detour routes, according to the Missori Department of Transportation.
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Schneider National Inc. is adding 200 truck drivers in Arizona and opening a facility in Phoenix. The new facility, 4044 W. Lower Buckeye Road, is scheduled to open in September and will support Schneider’s growing customer base utilizing its Western Regional service.
Tags: Schneider National
Diesel prices this year are expected to average slightly less than they were last year and continue moving lower next year, according to a new forecast.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil, DOE
In the not too distant future, traffic will finally be able to travel between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike without having to use other roadways. Ground has been broken on a project in the southeastern part of the state kicking off the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Road Construction, I-95, Interstate 95, Highways
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
The price of diesel continues to seesaw, falling just slightly this week following a just over one-penny hike last week.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops
Delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey that started in June are showing no signs of easing, causing cargo to back up at one of the East Coast’s biggest ports.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey
The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements
Tags: Drivers, CARB, Reefers, Emissions, California
August 2, 2013 - Industry News
A federal appeals court generally affirmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service rule. It rejected the agency’s application of the 30-minute break to short-haul drivers.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 34-hour restart provision of the new truck driver hours-of-service rule but rejected the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers.
Tags: HOS, Hours of Service, FMCSA, Litigation
July 26, 2013 - Industry News
The fate of about a dozen lawsuits against Pilot Flying J now rests in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Maine. The suits, which all stem from allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel rebates, could be consolidated into one class action.
Tags: fuel prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Litigation
UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program illegal.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, OOIDA, Teamsters, NAFTA
July 24, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.
Tags: Brakes, Meritor, Air Disc Brake
The truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has revised a settlement it reached last week with eight trucking companies that filed suit against it earlier this year over claims it cheated them out of fuel rebates and discounts.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
At a hearing on the Highway Trust Fund Tuesday it was clear that the key House transportation committee has some distance to go before it can achieve consensus on how the fund could be made whole, or even if it should be preserved.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, infrastructure, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
Late last week a federal judge in California ruled to dismiss three cases against Chevron filed by plaintiffs who claimed the oil and fuel giant failed to disclose the effect warmer temperatures have when it comes to dispensing fuel at the pumps causing customers to overpay.
Tags: fuel prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
Five years of dual testing data from the trucking industry, which included over 200,000 DOT driver candidates from more than 25 different motor carriers, demonstrates that urine testing by itself is no longer effective for pre-employment screening.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Drug Testing
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