April 24, 2014 - Industry News
Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.
Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup costs for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry.
Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Safety & Compliance, Freight, Canadian Trucking Alliance
Dry-van trucking company PAM Transportation Service has moved back into the black with the release of its first quarter financials.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, PAM Transport
The asset-light trucking and logistics provider Landstar System has reported record first quarter net income of $27.6 million, or 61 cents per diluted share, on record first quarter revenue of $688 million.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Landstar
Parcel delivery and trucking giant UPS has reported a lower first quarter profit despite higher revenue, while another major less-than-truckload player hit a record.
Tags: UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings, UPS Freight
Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. both posted solid gains in March, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions
With increasing order backlogs, Navistar International is upping its production rates at its heavy truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, as well as its bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla.
Tags: Navistar, Truck Orders
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.
Tags: China, Trailers, Stoughton, International Trade Commission
The trucking company Swift Transportation has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit over claims if failed to inform prospective drivers about their rights involving records used during the hiring process.
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
Iowa-based truckload carrier Heartland Express has reported record operating revenue for the first quarter of the year, but its profit fell 28.4% from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking
Both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.
Tags: Minnesota, Highway Construction
The National Private Truck Council recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Safety, NPTC
Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Manufacturing
The truckload carrier Knight Transportation saw its first quarter profit surge 26% above the level from the same time a year ago, according to just released numbers.
The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.
Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is a longtime supporter of raising federal fuel taxes to pay for highways and will float that idea with his colleagues as they draft the next highway bill. Carper sees a gradual fuel tax increase as a fiscally responsible approach to highway funding but is open to other ideas as well, according to his office.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Senate, Congress, Fuel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Diesel Tax
Marangoni Tread North America announced that Gibson Tire Service in Charleston S.C. has converted their retread operation to the Marangoni family of products.
Tags: Tires, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs
TravelCenters of America is now offering free WiFi in the restaurant dining rooms of 39 TA and Petro locations.
Tags: WIFi, Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
Bedford Monday, CTP, general manager of Schwan Food, was elected chair of the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tags: NPTC, People
The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, American Transportation Research Institute, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, HOS, ATRI, Safety & Compliance
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