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July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fourth Consecutive Week, Just Below $3.86

The cost of on-highway diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week, hitting its lowest level since last November, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales Dip Following Solid Gains

Despite June’s decrease, the index is above 100, considered an average level of contract activity, for the second consecutive month after failing to reach the mark since November 2013.

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Total Quality Logistics Expanding with St. Louis Office

With the addition of the new Missouri office, the company has locations in fourteen states and provides jobs to more than 2,800 employees

Tags: Missouri, Fleets, Logistics, Total Quality Logistics

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers

Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

Tags: Driver Health, Mobile Apps

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

P.A.M Second Quarter Profit Jumps More Than 80%

Dry van truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported a sharp upturn in profit for the second quarter of the year despite a small drop in revenue.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, P.A.M. Transportation

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Increases Profit in Second Quarter

Truck engine manufacturer Cummins has reported results for the second quarter of 2014, showing revenue of $4.8 billion increased 7% from the same quarter in 2013.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Rolls Out Used-Truck Program for Late Models

Navistar has launched a new program for late-model used International trucks called Diamond Renewed, offering a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process.

Tags: Warranty, Navistar, EGR, International Trucks, Used Trucks

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Doubling Size of Bulk Intermodal Trailer Service

Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider, Schneider National

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro Presided Over Landmark Safety Rules

Outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro at a listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year. Photo: Evan Lockridge<br />

Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety. Washington Editor Oliver Patton takes a look at what she has presided over in her almost five years in the post, as well as early industry reaction to her upcoming departure.

Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro to Step Down as FMCSA Chief

Anne Ferro will step down next month from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has served as Administrator since 2009. She will become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.

Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Movements Into U.S. Increase for Fourth Straight Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, U.S. DOT

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Giant TransForce Bids to Buy Rival Contrans

Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has offered to buy fellow top Canadian carrier Contrans for about CA$495 million in cash.

Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trade Up in May

The value of trade between the United States and its North American trading partners rose in May compared to a year ago, reports the Department of Transportation, led by petroleum products going by pipeline between the U.S. .and Canada, and electrical machinery going by truck between the U.S. and Mexico.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, BTS

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Higher, Construction Advances

UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Construction

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Profit Falls in Second Quarter

Profit for the trucking company Swift Transportation fell in the second quarter of the year despite an increase in revenue.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiLifeCycle Network

Piedmont Truck Tires, a Southern-based commercial tire dealership, has joined the ContiLifeCycle dealer network for retreads.

Tags: Continental Tires, ContiLifeCycle, Retreads, Piedmont Truck Tires, Tires

July 25, 2014 - Industry News

New Love’s Travel Stop in Arkansas

The new Searcy location. Photo: Love&#39;s

Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.

Tags: Arkansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Love's

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Two New PrePass Weigh Stations in Mississippi

HELP Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.

Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Dana Reports Lower Second-Quarter 2014 Results

Dana&#39;s booth at the Technology &amp;amp; Maintenance Council meeting earlier this year.

Dana Holding Corp. saw sales and net income fall in the second quarter compared to a year ago, as stronger production levels in the North American light- and commercial-vehicle markets were tempered by slowing demand in South America and India.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Agencies Coordinate Against Retaliation

Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Weights and Measures Council Fails to OK LNG Standard

Photo via TruckPR/Flickr.

Fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will have to wait at least another year for a recognized national standard measure for sales of liquefied natural gas in the U.S.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, LNG, Weights and Measures, CNG

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Baxter Healthcare’s Fleet Manager Receives 2014 Fleet Safety Award

(L-R) Fleet Safety Conference Chair Mike Antich, 2014 Fleet Safety Award Honoree Kristin O&#39;Driscoll of Baxter Healthcare, and Pam Sederholm, executive director or AALA.

Kristin O’Driscoll, fleet manager for Baxter Healthcare, was honored with the 2014 Fleet Safety Award at a lunchtime ceremony held on July 23 during the 3rd annual Fleet Safety Conference, in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Bobit Business Media, AALA, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Safety Award, Awards

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Upgrades to CSA Safety Data Website

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of changes designed to improve the Safety Measurement System website, some in response to industry feedback.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, SMS, Regulations

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Drop in June

New home sales dropped in June and the Commerce Department revised the extraordinarily strong May figures downward.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

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