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January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Constellation Acquires 7 CNG Fueling Stations in Midwest

Constellation will acquire seven compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Indiana and Ohio under an agreement with CNG Fuel, Inc., the company has announced.

Tags: Ohio, Indiana, CNG Fueling Stations

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Zenith Freight Lines Sold to Bassett Furniture

Photo: Zenith Global Logistics

Zenith Freight Lines LLC is selling the remaining 51% share not owned by Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. to the furniture manufacturer.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Former Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

The former CEO of the trucking company USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud.

Tags: FBI, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

"21st-century businesses need a 21st-century infrastructure." Photo: Whitehouse.gov video screen shot

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: 2014 Housing Starts Best Since 2007

The U.S. housing market showed its best signs of recovery last year, well above 2013’s level, according to a new Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Housing Starts

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, 2015-MY, Fuel Economy, TCO, Lifecycle Costs

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Southbound I-75 in Cincinnati Reopens Following Bridge Collapse

A section of southbound Interstate 75 in Cincinnati has reopened following a bridge collapse late Monday evening resulting in its closure.

Tags: Accidents, Ohio, I-75, Interstate 75

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Study: Costs of Crash Accountability Outweigh Benefits

HDT file photo

The difficulty and cost of including crash fault in the CSA safety enforcement system appears to outweigh the benefits, according to an analysis by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The long-awaited report to Congress, which will be made public today, says that police accident reports probably don’t provide enough information to support determinations of fault.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Down, Vans Below $2 for First Time Since May

Rates on the spot market continue moving lower while truckload capacity jumped, the first indication of a more typical slow, winter freight season, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 21, 2015 - Press Release

Lytx Reaches 200,000 Subscriptions for Video-Based Safety Service

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx reached a record growth of 57,000 new subscriptions in service for 2014.

Tags: Lytx, Driver Behavior

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

CCC Parts Acquires Drivetrain Components Distribution Company

CCC Parts Company has completed the purchase of TOR Truck Corporation, a wholesale distribution company specializing in providing drivetrain solutions and components. CCC Parts Company is a wholesale distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products.

Tags: CCC, Distributors, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Costs Post Double Digit Declines Over Past Week

Fuel prices continue a big decline with diesel posting its biggest weekly drop in recent memory, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Radiant Logistics Purchasing Canadian 3PL

Washington-based Radiant Logistics Inc. announced on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Wheels Group Inc., one of the largest non-asset based third party logistics providers based in Canada.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Hits Record Market Share in Combined Canada & U.S. Sales

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks reached a market share of 15.3% of the Canadian heavy-duty retail market, a record for the manufacturer. It also saw an all-time high market share in combined U.S. and Canadian sales.

Tags: Canada, Volvo Trucks, Truck Sales

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Unchanged in December, Up 3.5% in 2014

Graphic: ATA

A new report shows the amount of freight moved in the final month of last year was unchanged from the month before but posted a healthy gain for all of last year.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Homebuilder Optimism Near 9-Year High

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined just one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released Tuesday.

Tags: Economy, Home Building

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Midsize Van to Debut at Work Truck Show

Photo of Mercedes-Benz V-Class van in March 2014 courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2016 Metris mid-size van at the Work Truck Show on March 4, prior to offering the commercial vehicle for sale in the U.S. in the fall, show producer NTEA has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz Metris

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Chief: Fuel Prices Won't Affect Pending Truck Fuel Economy Proposal

Drilling rig in Wyoming. Photo courtesy BP plc.

The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

Section of I-75 in Cincinnati Closed Following Bridge Collapse

A section of an old overpass collapsed Monday evening along southbound Interstate 75 in Ohio, closing a part of the route for potentially several days.

Tags: Accidents, Ohio, I-75, Interstate 75

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

New America's Road Team Captains Honored at Volvo Trucks Event

Volvo's Magnus Koeck, left, hands the keys to ATA's Pat Thomas. Photo by Deborah Lockridge

Take 19 of the country's safest, most professional drivers and have them walk onto the truck factory floor and see their brand-new ride waiting, and they turn into a bunch of excited teenagers taking selfies.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Image

January 19, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.

Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Werner Enterprises, Hiring Veterans

January 19, 2015 - Industry News

Penn. Awards $7.3 Million for Nat Gas Conversions

Photo via Kwik Trip.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships to make the switch from natural gas for their heavy-duty fleets.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, LNG, Bi-Fuel Conversions, State Grants

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Three Plead Guilty in CDL Scam

Guilty pleas from three people have been secured by prosecutors in two related cases in connection with commercial driver’s license test taking schemes in New York.

Tags: New York, CDL, New York City, Commercial Driver's License, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud

January 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack Expands Support for Body Builders

Mack Trucks expanded its customer and body builder support by creating a body builder order manager position along with a support team.

Tags: Leadership, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, Dump Body

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Executives, GenNext

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