August 7, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Image
Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.
Tags: Colorado, Highway Construction, I-25, Interstate 25, Truckpocalypse
Omnitracs announced the fleet management software and telematics company's first joint user conference, called Omnitracs Outlook 2015.
Tags: Roadnet Technologies, Sylectus, Omnitracs, Information Technology, Events
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based truck weigh station bypass service.
Tags: Information Technology, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations
The trucking company USA Truck announced Thursday morning Clifton R. Beckham will resign as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 30.
First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
Henry Albert, a fleet owner and professional driver, has been awarded the annual Gary King Memorial Trophy for his representation of the Trucker Buddy student pen-pal program.
Tags: Awards, Trucker Buddy, Image
The trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. more than doubled its net income in the second quarter of the year while revenue increased 21.4%.
Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, Earnings
Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley group president of its Fontaine Fifth Wheel companies, including Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Fontaine Parts Connection, Fontaine Coupling Solutions and Fontaine Fifth Wheel Europe.
Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, People, Fontaine Fifth Wheel
Sales of diesel particulate filters for commercial trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Aftermarket, Diesel Particulate Filter
The pace of transportation and logistics mergers and acquisitions accelerated during the second quarter of the year, as measured by both announced value and volume, according to a new report from accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, but don’t expect records to be broken.
Tags: Research, Mergers & Acquisitions
Expect to see more South American produce coming directly into the southern U.S. at one facility due to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program.
Tags: Georgia, Ports, Port Trucking
Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected an increase in the state sales tax with the proceeds going to pay for road and bridge building and repair projects.
Schugel Trucking, New Ulm, Minn., recently accepted the opportunity to take over Kraft Food’s private fleet after the company announced plans earlier to eliminate the operation around the country.
Trucking company parent Quality Distribution Inc. has reported a 6.8% increase in revenue in the second quarter of the year compared to the same time a year ago as it moved from a loss to a profit.
Spot truckload load volume rose sharply and capacity tightened during the past week, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Murphy-Hoffman Company’s dealership in Chattanooga, Tenn., is moving to a new facility off of I-75. This new location will be the dealership in Tennessee for the truck dealer group.
Tags: Tennessee, Dealers, MHC
Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.
Tags: Productivity, Research, Capacity
The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation invite industry stakeholders to learn how technology assessment tools can help carriers identify investment opportunities and improve operations.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, XRS, TIMTC
UPDATED -- Shipments increased 0.5% from the month before following a May drop of 1%, hitting its highest level on record.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Factory Shipments
Near-record-setting Class 8 truck orders of nearly 30,000 in July mean the industry is on track to potentially reach 325,000 Class 8 trucks this year, according to preliminary figures from two industry research groups.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks named Martin Kleker regional vice president for the U.S. Central Region.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People, EEL
International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight
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