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November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Portion of I-49 Completed in Arkansas, Louisiana

The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.

Tags: Department of Transportation, Arkansas, Louisiana, Road Construction, Interstate 49

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens New Mississippi Travel Stop

Love's 564 in Columbus, Miss.: Photo via Love's

Love’s opened a new travel stop in Columbus, Miss., at U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.

Tags: Truck Tires, Mississippi, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Dealers Association Appoints New President

The National Trailer Dealers Association inducted Nick Lambevski as the organization’s 25th president at the annual NTDA Convention.

Tags: Trailers, NTDA, Commercial Truck Dealers

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Three Plead Guilty in Separate Household Goods Moving Cases

Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.

Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Rebound, Consumer Sentiment Upbeat

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Outlines Financial Goals for 2015 and Beyond

The trucking, parcel and logistics service provider expects earnings per share to increase next year by 10% to 15% from 2014 to between $5.45 to $5.70.

Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Oregon Trucking Associations President Steps Down

Debra Dunn: Photo via Synergy Resources Group

In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.

Tags: Associations, People, Oregon Trucking Association

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

TCA, TMAF Partner On Trucking Image Campaign

The Capitol Christmas Tree being loaded onto a trailer. Photo via Kenworth.

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Trucking Moves America Forward to bolster an industry wide campaign to promote trucking. The TCA will be donating $25,000 each year for five years to the cause.

Tags: TCA, Wreaths Across America, Capitol Christmas Tree, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image, Truckload Carriers Association

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment

Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Con-Way Freight New Hampshire Workers Vote Against Teamsters

The latest attempt by the Teamsters Union to organize workers at the trucking company Con-way Freight has failed by a 2 to 1 margin.

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Index Hits Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, September 2009 - September 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Container Shipper Horizon Exiting the Business in Separate Deals

Photo: Horizon Lines

Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.

Tags: Ports, Port Trucking

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

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