December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending the more restrictive restart that went into effect as part of the hours of service rules enacted in July 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Enforcement
Rush Enterprises named technician Erick Lincoln of Albuquerque, New Mexico, its all-around champion for the company’s ninth Tech Skill Rodeo. The competition took place Dec. 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Awards, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo, Dealers
A trend report published by DHL outlines the potential of autonomous technologies in transportation and logistics, and that the industry is well suited to take advantage of such technologies.
Tags: Technology, Self-Driving Vehicles, DHL
Trucking and package delivery giant FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported a big jump in profit for its fiscal year second quarter.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight
A rally in spot market freight rates seen last week turned out to be short-lived, with across-the-board declines being reported in new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Falling gasoline prices led to a sharp drop in U.S. consumer prices during November, the steepest rate in nearly six years, according to a U.S. Commerce Department released Wednesday morning.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, People
December 16, 2014 - Industry News
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners took a simple approach to assessing respondents’ industry outlook by simply asking: Is trucking starting to be fun again?
Tags: Survey, TCP, Transport Capital Partners
Truck Renting and Leasing Association President and CEO Tom James died unexpectedly Monday night at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
Tags: Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Obituary
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based transportation company hopes to create opportunities for increased cross-border trade with the new terminal.
Tags: Intermodal, GSX
Newly released figures show a drop in housing starts during November, with an even bigger decline in the number of new building permits issued -- but new home building remained above a 1 million unit annual rate for the third month in a row.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy
East Manufacturing recently announced a redesign of its Parts Center at its headquarters in Randolph, Ohio.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, East Manufacturing
Rep. Tom Petri did not violate House rules and the review of his conduct will be dropped, the House Ethics Committee said in a decision that comes just as Petri ends his 35-year career in Congress.
Tags: Congress, Rep. Tom Petri
Major components for the new Ram ProMaster City compact vans will cross the seas twice as part of assembly plans involving Europe, Eurasia and North America, Ram Commercial Truck executives said.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Turkey
Navistar International Corp. on Tuesday announced it had cut its fiscal fourth quarter loss by more than half from the same time a year ago, while also reducing its loss for the entire fiscal year.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel posted one of its biggest week-over-week declines of the year on Monday, hitting its lowest level since January 2011.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.
Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF
Chicago Truck of Alsip, Ill., was recently recognized as Volvo Trucks' 2014 North American Dealer of the Year.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, North American Dealer of The Year
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. said Monday it will implement a general rate increase averaging 4.5%, effective January 5, 2015.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight Rates
Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will reopen its modification center in Garland, Texas, which has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved out of the area.
Tags: Peterbilt, Fontaine Modification Vocational Services
U.S. industrial production surged in November by 1.3% from the month before, the largest gain since May 2010, according to new U.S. Federal Reserve figures.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Research, Driver Pay
Closing the Indianapolis foundry is expected to eliminate approximately 180 jobs and reduce Navistar's operating costs by about $13 million annually.
December 14, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line has expanded its less-than-truckload services in Portland, Ore., and Chattanooga, Tenn. The company opened a brand new facility in Portland and renovated an existing service center in Chattanooga.
Tags: New Facility, Old Dominion Freight Line, LTL, City of Chattanooga, Portland
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