July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.
Tags: Intermodal, South Carolina, Ports, Port Trucking
Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' operations, including sales, marketing, customer service, implementation and support for the company’s wireless machine-to-machine asset management systems.
Tags: Information Technology, I.D. Systems, People
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning carriers to be on the lookout for new fraud schemes as thieves try to get financial or banking information.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud
Why is the government filing charges against parcel delivery and trucking giant FedEx? That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted by the federal government for allegedly engaging in unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, FedEx
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the previous month.
Tags: Economy, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.
Tags: Drivers, Truck Safety, Research, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety & Compliance, Automated Driving
Trucking company Heartland Express saw its second quarter net income increase 38.7% compared to the same time a year ago, while revenue skyrocketed 69.3% during the same time.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking
Consumer prices rose again in June, but the pace was less than it was the month before, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
Truckers who share interesting photos of their trucks with Alcoa wheels can share them on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win merchandise from the company.
Tags: Twitter, Wheels, Alcoa
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Congressional passage of a short-term patch for the Highway Trust Fund will avert the immediate crisis but not be cause for celebration, said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Foxx and other transportation leaders are calling on Congress to preserve long-term funding for surface infrastructure.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Anthony Foxx
UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. has fallen for the third consecutive week, hitting its lowest level since late November, according to new U.S. Energy Department numbers.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Massachusetts, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
Kapsch TrafficCom has received notice to proceed from the New York State Thruway Authority to develop, install and provide technical support for an all-electronic tolling system. This new system eliminates the need for Thruway drivers to stop or slow down at tolling points.
Tags: New York, Tolls, New York Thruway, Toll Management
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
Freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will jump 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025, a look at the future of freight. It predicts continued growth for both the trucking industry and freight economy overall.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Forecast, Statistics, Freight
Asset-light trucking and logistics provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South for $13 million.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Nebraska, Safety & Compliance
The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.
Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70
Orders for Class 8 trucks in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units after a solid May, according to new figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.
Tags: Research, ACT Research, Truck Orders
The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America
Trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises saw its profit slip in the second quarter of the year despite increased revenue.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
July 20, 2014 - Industry News
Dallas, Texas will soon become the new corporate headquarters of fleet management solutions provider, Omnitracs. Expanding to Dallas will enable the company to capitalize on the region’s substantial transportation infrastructure and logistics expertise, the company says.
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises said Friday its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics, a logistics and asset-based transportation company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
Tags: International, Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
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