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November 13, 2014 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Remains Higher Versus a Year Ago

Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Newark FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters

An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees Announced

The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software announced the nominees for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Award. Each of the six nominees was selected by state, metro and national association leaders.

Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Events

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion

Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports. “We need some relief now,” said Curtis Whalen, executive director of the American Trucking Associations Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Ports, Regulations, Port Trucking, Safety & Compliance

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Heads Higher

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index. Graphic: FTR

The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.

Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Brings Fleet Sustainability Program to Ohio

Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.

Tags: PepsiCo, Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay, State Grants, Delivery Fleets, Clean Cities

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Choice Logistics Names Its New COO

James Adams, Newly Appointed COO of Choice Logistics.

Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.

Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Publishes New Educational Materials on CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published new information to answer common questions from trucking industry stakeholders about its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Recognizes Supplier with Masters of Quality Award

Daimler Trucks North America recognized Hadley with the Masters of Quality award for 2013, the highest recognition the company gives to its suppliers. Daimler presented the award during a ceremony at Hadley’s headquarters in Grandville, Mich.

Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

ProMaster City Gets Up to 29 MPG Highway

Sixty-40 rear doors and more than 48 inches between wheel wells are among the compact Ram van's hauling features: Photo via Ram.

Ram Truck says pricing for the 2015 ProMaster City compact cargo van will start at $23,130 and fuel economy is 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.

Tags: Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Reefer, Van Rates Improve

Graphic: DAT

Spot freight rates are gathering some momentum following a recent lull, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Class 4 to Grow 3 Percent In 2014

Photo of NPR-XD courtesy of Isuzu.

The Class 4 truck market now dominated by low-cab forward trucks used primarily for urban delivery and landscaping jobs should grow 3 percent in 2014 and reach about 12,000 new vehicles registered for commercial use, ACT Research told Work Truck magazine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Forecast, Cabovers, Class 4, Truck Registrations

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Newer Trucks Serving Port of L.A. Contribute to Overall Emissions Decline

The Port of Los Angeles.

Following the implementation of programs at the Port of Los Angeles to reduce emissions from trucks, ships, trains and other equipment, a new report shows the facility has made big strides in cutting back on air pollution.

Tags: Emissions, Port of Los Angeles, California, Diesel Emissions, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Risk Advisors Renamed Omnitracs Analytics, New VP Named

According to the company the new business name “more accurately describes the business unit's core mission of developing a broad set of analytics offerings, clearly positioning the business as an essential component of Omnitracs' enterprise-wide suite of solutions for transportation and logistics.”

Tags: Information Technology, People, Omnitracs

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Holds Military Appreciation Event

Wabash National held its third annual event for active military and veterans within the company’s workforce to honor their service to the country. Over 300 Wabash National associates were recognized.

Tags: Veterans, Veterans Day, Wabash National, Military Friendly Employer, Military Support

November 11, 2014 - Product News

PreClear Bypass Service Available in North Carolina

Drivewyze announced that its PreClear bypass service was added in North Carolina making it the 30th state offering the mobile weigh station bypass service.

Tags: Information Technology, North Carolina, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

TA Truckstop to Close off Interstate 81

One of the nation’s largest truckstop chains will soon have one less location and truckers will reportedly lose nearly 130 parking spaces along the Interstate 81 corridor.

Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Truckstops, I-81, Interstate 81, Travel Centers of America, Truck Parking

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Q&A: East Manufacturing's David de Poincy

Why a trailer maker specializing in aluminum is fielding orders for steel dump trailers and more.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Dump Trailers

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Teams Up with Cell Phones For Soldiers

Con-way Freight teamed up with the Cell Phones For Soldiers non-profit organization to help soldiers stay connected with their families.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Charity, Cell Phones, Donation, Veterans Day, Military Support

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

New Intermodal Service for Pacific Northwest to Midwest/East Coast

Infinity Transportation this week said it is launching a new expedited refrigerated domestic intermodal container service operating from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast due to capacity constraints with refrigerated trucking service.

Tags: Intermodal

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

Screenshot via NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica has launched an online tool that helps fleet drivers locate the nation's natural gas fueling stations.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, Online Tool, NGVAmerica

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL Announces $200 Million Stock Buyback

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the North Carolina-based trucking company to repurchase up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Fueling a natural gas powered heavy truck.

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

Tags: Research, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

First Aluminum F-150 Rolls off Assembly Line

Photo of F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has built its first aluminum-body 2015 F-150 pickup truck, and production of the vehicle is now underway at the 100-year-old Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., an event marked by the appearance of Bill Ford and other dignitaries.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Assembly Plant, Aluminum, 2015-MY, Quarter-Ton Pickups

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Companies Among Top 100 Military Friendly

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fourth straight year the brands have made the list.

Tags: Penske Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

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