July 10, 2015 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
International Truck has started production on WorkStar vocational trucks equipped with the Cummins ISB6.7 engine.
Tags: Cummins, WorkStar, ISB6.7, Vocational Trucks
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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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