May 16, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel increased once again last week continuing a streak of price hikes that began in February.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The third party logistics and multi-modal transportation services company Radiant Logistics Inc. reported on Monday afternoon it swung from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year despite a 54.2% increase in net revenue.
Tags: Economy, Earnings, Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings
May 16, 2016 - Product News
Cummins Filtration has launched a new website with a faster search tool to make it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications.
Tags: Cummins, New Website, Filters, Cummins Filtration
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Freight Rates
The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
May 13, 2016 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened its newest service center, a 61-door facility located just off I-85 in Kings Mountain, N.C.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line
PIT Group has expanded its spring 2016 Energotest event with an invitation-only VIP Day for select Canadian and U.S. trucking operations and a Fleet Forum for invited participants and PIT Group fleet members.
Tags: Fuel Economy, PIT Group
The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed UPS Freight President Rich McArdle to the board of the nonprofit research organization.
Tags: ATRI, People, UPS
Pilot Flying J has announced it is rolling out a new and “completely revamped” Wi-Fi network at its travel center locations this month.
Tags: Drivers, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for those trucks, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index released by ACT Research Co. LLC.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research
A measure of per-mile truckload linehaul rates declined again in April along with a separate gauge of intermodal shipping costs. And there is little to no indication conditions will soon improve.
Tags: Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
One of the biggest drivers of the American economy is showing renewed signs of life as consumers seem to be more upbeat following a sluggish first quarter. However, an economic drag on trucking remains stubbornly high as prices at the wholesale level turned slightly higher.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Business Inventories, Producer Prices, Consumer Sentiment
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been authorized by the Federal Highway Administration to delete KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) in Anderson and Franklin counties from the National Truck Network on an emergency basis due to “safety considerations.”
Tags: Kentucky, FHWA, STAA
May 12, 2016 - Product News
Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.
Tags: Western Star, Vocational Trucks, Severe Duty, Extreme Duty Trucks
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.
Tags: Class 8, Volvo Group, Assembly Plants, Volvo Trucks North America
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors has elected Tim Lovain, who represents the State of Washington to the Coalition, as its third Chairman.
Tags: Infrastructure, Leadership, People
Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.
Tags: Ford F-150, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has been selected as a lunch stop for the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles that will include Iowa 80’s own 1938 Kenworth as the only semi-tractor in the competition.
Tags: Kenworth, Classic Truck, Iowa 80 Truckstop
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
FTR has launched the Truck Dealers Market Report, a monthly, 8-page report that includes current information, statistics and analysis on medium- and heavy-duty market trends that directly impact truck dealers.
Tags: Market Trends, FTR, Truck Dealers
With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.
Tags: Driver Health, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
A machine that works much like a giant inkjet printer can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional vinyl wraps for vehicles such as cargo vans and trailers, according to the distributor.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Graphics
May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
Truck dealer group Fyda Freightliner has opened a new 46,000-square-foot, full-service Freightliner and Western Star dealership in Zanesville, Ohio.
Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Ohio, Dealership, Fyda Freightliner
The ATA, CVSA, NATSO Foundation and ATRI have all joined forces to announce a new truck parking initiative in Washington, D.C., aimed at making information on parking availability open to all drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking
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