May 21, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved by for-hire trucking operations fell in April, but the news was not surprising considering economic reports leading up to it.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that W. Marvin Rush is retiring from his position as chairman of the board of the company. He will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the company and have the honorary title of chairman emeritus.
Tags: Leadership, Rush Enterprises
Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening event in Phoenix to introduce a new facility.
The $6 million building provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services.
Tags: Penske, Expansion
The international humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope is responding to the needs of residents of Moore, Okla following massive tornado damage
Con-way Freight announced a major investment in the Fond du Lac, Wis. community with plans to build a new 96-door, 47,000-square-foot freight service center in the city.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Expansion
Leaders from about 160 Teamster locals that represent ABF members have unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements covering 7,500 workers at the carrier ABF.
Tags: Teamsters, ABF, Freight Rates
May 20, 2013 - Industry News
Help Inc. will bolster its support of cargo theft recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the PrePass system to roadside enforcement officers at nearly 300 truck inspection facilities in more than 30 states.
Tags: Cargo theft, Help Inc., PrePass, CargoNet
Pilot Flying J recently opened a Flying J Travel Plaza in Cotulla, Texas, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the second location of PJ Fresh Marketplace, the company’s new, fast casual dining concept.
Tags: Pilot Flying J Truck Travel Centers
The average cost of diesel has posted its second straight weekly increase.
Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
Registration is open now for American Trucking Associations’ Information Technology and Logistics Council and National Accounting and Finance Council Annual Conference.
Tags: ATA, Events
Mack Trucks, is recalling 5,203 model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, MRU, and LEU trucks manufactured July 16, 2012, through March 18 of this year that are equipped with drum brakes.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls
Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, Nev., through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.
Tags: PacLease, Kenworth, LNG, Blu
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes its dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance, for sales, for parts sales, and for service performance. In addition, the company honors the dealer salesperson of the year.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso
Navistar International Corp. announced it has appointed Bill Kozek as president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeds Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer last month.
Tags: Navistar, Leadership
The Truckload Carriers Association has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, empowers, and mobilizes members of the trucking and truck plaza industries to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Tags: TAT, Human trafficking, TCA
Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association presents its prestigious Clare C. Casey Award to a safety professional whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on our highways. The 2013 recipient is Thomas Lansing, vice president of safety and driver services for Hogan Transports, Inc., of Bridgeton, Missouri.
Amid growing concern about a shortage of drivers, Maverick Transportation is laying the foundation for a long-term solution by improving driver training.
At an ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., last week, there was much talk about a coming convergence of circumstances that will tip the balance of driver supply and demand.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Driver turnover, Driver retention, EBE Technologies, Maverick Transportation, Onboarding
TravelCenters of America has launched its 'Get Moving. Stay Fit.' Program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.
Tags: TCA, Driver wellness
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA travel center, located at I-40, Exit 170 (1670 U.S. Hwy 601 North) in Mocksville, N.C.
Tags: TCA, Expansion
ACI Parts Warehousing, an auto parts distribution company based in Wyoming, Mich., has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. The company purchased H&H Wheel Service, Inc. earlier this year in a strategic decision to expand their heavy-duty program offerings.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty
PeopleNet announced it has partnered with Easy Manifest.
At least one hour prior to crossing the border, a carrier (driver or dispatch) submits their eManifest electronically to the respective border agency, either the Canadian Border Services Agency if entering Canada and Custom and Border Protection if entering the United States.
Tags: PeopleNet, Easy Manifest, eManifest
Crews have completed paving of the southbound rest area of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. Work will begin on the northbound rest area on Monday, May 20. Please note that crews will not be working on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) or on Tuesday, May 28. The rest area will be open those days.
Tags: Maryland, Road Construction
Papé Kenworth has opened new parts and service locations in Klamath Falls and Tangent, Ore., and Kelso, Wash.
Tags: Kenworth, Expansion
The owner of a Georgia trucking company, Devasko Dewayne Lewis, has been indicted for ignoring out-of-service orders and lying about his role in the company.
Tags: FMCSA, OOS
Lawmakers in the North Carolina House have voted to allow tolls for I-95, but only for any new lanes that are built.
Tags: Tolls, Virginia, I-95, Interstate 95
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