July 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market.
Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Yard Tractors
Tire manufacturing company hopes restructuring provides better customer service.
Tags: Truck Tires, Giti TIre USA
Net income hit $19.8 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, compared to $5.6 million, or 14 cents per diluted share from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Enterprises, Earnings
Another lawsuit has been brought against the truck and engine manufacturer Navistar over earlier model engines using exhaust gas recirculation technology, following other litigation that was filed earlier this month.
Trucking company and logistics provider Knight Transportation has reported a second quarter profit showing a 36% increase from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Knight Transportation
Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, OOIDA, Litigation
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Wednesday placed a 70 mph speed limit on a 100-mile stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state, up from 65 mph.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highways, Safety & Compliance, Speed Limits, interstate, Pennsylvania Turnpike
The Senate is poised to debate and vote on a patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until a long-term program can be funded. The question for debate is, how long will the patch last?
Tags: Legislation, Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund
Landstar System has reported record second quarter net income of $35.9 million, or 80 cents per diluted share, on record revenue of $814 million in the 2014 second quarter.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Landstar
Demand remained strong and rates were above the norm, despite a slight seasonal decline during the week ending July 19 compared to the previous seven days, according to the freight matching service provider DAT and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
German truck and automaker Daimler AG reported Wednesday that it’s third quarter underlying profit, along with earnings, both increased in the second quarter of the year.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America
Forward Air has reported operating revenue for the quarter ended June 30, increased 21.3% to $193.9 million from $159.8 million for the same quarter in 2013.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Forward Air
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Fleet Safety Conference, Events
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
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