February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Urgent need was the phrase most emphasized during the first hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on reauthorizing the surface-transportation bill, which was held Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster, Highway Bill
February 11, 2015 - Product News
Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.
Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
Due to a planned closure on the morning of Feb. 17, drivers using Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County and Madison County, Ill., are being encouraged to consider alternate routes.
Tags: Missouri, Illinois, St. Louis, Road Closure, I-270
Navistar and the United Automobile Workers union ratified a new four-year labor agreement after the contract was approved by a majority of UAW members.
Tags: Navistar, UAW, Labor Unions
U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 1500, Full-Size Pickups, 2015-MY
Despite the first upturn since November in average diesel prices this week, expect prices to move slightly lower at least for a while longer, according to the U.S. Energy Department and its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Wednesday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
Goodyear has made public details on the three finalists for the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Award. The winner will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 26 in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Awards, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear Highway Hero, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
The time-definite trucking and logistics services provider Forward Air Corp. has released figures showing a modest increases in earnings.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Forward Air
The amount of freight available on the spot market has increased, but rates are doing anything but following in the same footsteps, hitting their lowest levels in at least four weeks.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
USA Truck Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $6.03 million for 2014, its first annual profit following five straight years of losses.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, USA Truck
The trucking company Saia Motor Freight Line has been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an investigation regarding an explosion at one of its terminals last August, injuring four employees.
Tags: Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Saia
February 10, 2015 - Product News
Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, ESM, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.
Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, I-40, Truckstops
Significant mid-year gains, paired with across-the-board growth in the final quarter of last year, contributed to strong overall intermodal freight performance in 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal
Participants in a panel at the Omnitracs Outlook User Conference shared some of the ways they have used technology to improve their CSA scores and overall safety performance.
Tags: Safety, CSA, Omnitracs, Information Technology, E-logs
The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Regulations
David Lee Cullen, who has been covering trucking exclusively for major industry magazines since 1981, joins the Heavy Duty Trucking editorial team officially this week as executive editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
XPO Logistics Inc. announced it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics, a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
Omnitracs, LLC, hosted its first global user conference in the company’s new hometown, Dallas, Feb. 8-11, kicking off with a rousing drum line performance.
Tags: Telematics, Omnitracs, Routing, Fleet Management
A female-friendly heavy-duty truck package will be available for lease through Ryder System designed with the help of several OEMs and the Women In Trucking Association.
Tags: Ergonomics, Ryder System, Women in Trucking Association, Women Drivers
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Peterbilt gave out several awards to affiliated dealers at the company’s annual Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The two-day business meeting also included presentations and sessions covering industry topics.
Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership, Awards, Dealers, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
ACS Advertising is one of three properties purchased from Pegasus TransTech by industry executives Kelley Walkup and Joanne Hazelwood. The company was renamed Conversion Interactive Agency.
Tags: Advertising, Pegasus TransTech, Marketing
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. on Monday reported gains in both profit and revenue for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2014.
Tags: Transmissions, Allison Transmission Holdings, Earnings
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