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July 10, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Photo: Jim Park

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

Tags: Fuel Tax, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

Tags: FMCSA, FBI, Crime & Fraud, Dispatch, Shippers

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

Bill would let states jointly study lowering the CDL age requirement for interstate truckers. Photo: Haldex

A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Shortage, U.S. Senate

July 10, 2015 - Global News

BMW Employs Fully Electric 40-Ton Truck

Photo courtesy of BMW Group

BMW Group says it will be the first auto manufacturer in Europe to use a large, fully-electric truck to transport materials on public roads.

Tags: Germany, BMW Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Expands Commercial Tire & Service Center Network

The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network is expanding with the opening of three new locations.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Service Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Expedite Expo Focuses on Owner Operators

Via Expedite Expo

Expedite Expo 2015 is a trade show focused on the expedited trucking industry set to take place July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, TravelCenters of America, Events, Owner-Operators

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Shipping Execs Reveal Frustration with Hazmat Regs

Labelmaster has released the findings of a survey it conducted of shipping executives that reveals their frustrations with confusing hazardous materials regulations.

Tags: Regulations, Survey, Shippers, Hazmat

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

Photo via Freefoto.com.

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

CVSA Names International Driver Excellence Award Winner

IDEA winner Ross Reynolds. Courtesy of CVSA

The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.

Tags: Drivers, driver safety, Awards, CVSA

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck CEO Resigns Due to Cancer

John Simone

John M. Simone has resigned from his position as chief executive officer and director to focus on treatment and recovery from lung cancer.

Tags: Leadership, People, USA Truck

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound in May

Freight Transportation Services Index, May 2010 - May 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Improve Slightly

Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Reports Higher Profit

The second quarter corporate earnings season kicked off Wednesday afternoon, with numbers from the truck wheel and lightweight metals producer Alcoa Inc. (AA) showing mixed results.

Tags: Earnings, Alcoa

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Technician Training, CNG, LNG, Online Tool

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

Image: Federal Highway Administration

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is revving up its lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 97,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

Tags: DOT, Congress, Size and Weight

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

PA Turnpike Tolls to Increase in 2016

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll increase for all customers to pay for an overhaul of the highway.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

WorkStar with 6.7L Cummins Enters Production

Photo: Chris Wolski

International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.

Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, ISB6.7, Vocational Trucks

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Carnegie Medal For Saving County Jailer

Photo: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded trucker Clinton Blackburn a Carnegie Medal for his efforts to save a county jailer who was being assaulted in his vehicle.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

International Truck Offers Telematics Credit

Photo of International Durastar 4400 via Jason Lawrence/Flickr.

International Truck has begun offering a hardware and service credit to fleet buyers who add an approved telematics system to their truck, the company has announced.

Tags: International Trucks

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

July 7, 2015 - Product News

SmartTruck Extends Warranty for Aerodynamic Components

Image: SmartTruck Systems

SmartTruck Systems announced that it has extended the warranty period on the company’s precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking.

Tags: Warranty, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Sets Fall Meeting Date and TMCSuperTech

Photo via TMC.

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting TMCSuperTech technician skills competition on Sept. 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Awards, Events, TMCSuperTech

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Photo: Westport

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Westport Innovations, Ford F-150, 2016-MY, Vehicle Modifiers

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.

Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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