September 2, 2014 - Industry News
A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer.
Tags: FMCSA, Obituary, People
Omnitracs, the original pioneer of tracking and communications in the trucking industry, announced it's buying XRS Corp., which led the industry in going to a mobile platform using the bring-your-own-device strategy.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Vehicle Tracking, XRS, Smartphones, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs
Navistar International’s board of directors has approved an amendment to its tax asset protection plan, extending it to November 3, 2014.
August 31, 2014 - Industry News
Truckinginfo.com and Heavy Duty Trucking are closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday
August 29, 2014 - Industry News
Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Driver Pay, Drivers
The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with railroad operator CSX to locate a new Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility in the western part of the city and has pulled all state funding from the project.
Tags: Maryland, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Baltimore, CSX
One practical result is that trucks could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, DEF, EPA, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, DEF tanks
Love’s Travel Shops announced the opening of two new locations in Mossy Head, Florida, and Fort Stockton, Texas.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, I-10
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and DBI Beverage Inc. for environmental violations relating to their diesel fleets.
Tags: CARB, Fines, Air Pollution, California, Emissions, Food & Beverage Fleet
Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a new pay increase for its drivers.
Tags: Driver Pay, Boyd Bros. Transportation, Employment, Fleets, Flatbeds
After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.
Tags: Biodiesel, Renewable Energy Group, EPA, Biofuels
The owners of two trucking companies pled guilty in federal court recently to violating imminent hazard out of service orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration more than two years ago.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
Tags: Hours of Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Truck Parking, Rest Areas, Minnesota, Truckstops
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103 billion in June as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value than during June 2013, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
The California Air Resources Board has issued a reminder there are just a few days left before the Aug. 31 deadline for ordering new transport refrigeration units, known commonly as reefers, and engines, if you want to qualify for an extension.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Reefers, Emissions, Trailers
UPDATED -- The U.S. gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter of the year, according to a second estimate released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department -- its best pace since the third quarter of last year.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Auto Sales
Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.
Tags: Security, Safety, Traffic Congestion, Highway Fatalities, Cargo Theft, Holiday Travel
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Recruiting, Retention, National Retail Systems
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
Trailer orders fell month-over-month in July, but were up 37% compared to a year ago, according to fictures from ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer orders
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Tags: Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx
Ruan Transportation Management Systems has announced changes to key leadership positions within the company.
Tags: Ruan, People, Fleets
Supply chain management company, CEVA Logistics, said Tuesday it will expand its presence in the San Diego market with a new freight management and logistics facility totaling 125,000 square feet and 23 dock doors.
Tags: California, CEVA Logistics, Fleets, Logistics
Daimler Trucks North America marked the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in North America.
Tags: Freightliner, Truck Sales, Schneider, Daimler Trucks North America, 6X2, Detroit Diesel
Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQs portal.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
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