March 11, 2014 - Industry News
"Women in Transportation: Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement," hosted by the University of Denver’s National Center for Intermodal Transportation, is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the Cable Center in Denver.
Tags: Event, Women In Transportation
TMC, NASHVILLE - Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced their partnership at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting. The alliance, formed to allow integration of the two technologies, sets the groundwork to launch the market’s first real-time TPMS solutions for untethered trailers.
Tags: TMC, Advantage PressurePro, TrackPoint
Deborah A.P. Hersman is stepping down as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board to become president and CEO of the National Safety Council, the council announced.
Tags: National Safety Council, NTSB
The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Hub Group
Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider National
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations at the upcoming Fleet Forum, scheduled for this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Anne Ferro, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS, MATS 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Years of service to the council and the industry earned seven industry leaders the group's highest award.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Silver Spark Plug Award
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."
Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking
Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, announced the acquisition of the remaining interest of the Stemco Crewson joint venture from Tramec. The joint venture was formed in 2009 to expand Stemco’s brake products offering to include automatic brake adjusters.
Tags: Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tramec
The average cost of diesel has resumed heading higher, after taking a one-week break, hitting its highest price in nearly a year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.
Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People
The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud
Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Truck Tonnage, Tonnage
The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.
Tags: eBay, eBay Motors, uShip, Fleets, Logistics
The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show
A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Independent Contractors
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is recalling 7,819 model year 2012-2014 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Recalls, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of cargo movement.
Tags: TMC, Carbon War Room, Freight Efficiency, NAFCE, Fuel Efficiency, GHG
TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.
Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System
TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.
Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
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