April 5, 2015 - Industry News
Yokohama says its new one-million-square-foot commercial tire plant in West Point, Mississippi, is on target to begin production in October 2015.
Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Yokohama
Minimizer awards two $15,000 prizes to celebrate it's 30th anniversary during the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Minimizer fenders, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.
Tags: Anthony Foxx, Highway Bill, DOT, Highway Funding
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.
Tags: DOT, Grant Funding, Highway Bill
The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.
Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Employment
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published an adjusted schedule of civil penalties for violating federal safety rules. FMCSA said the changes will take effect on June 2.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Fleet Safety, Out of Service Violations
TMW Systems’ 2014 Transportation and Logistics Study, with data and analysis on driver retention, rising rates, utilization, maintenance and other industry issues, is now available.
Tags: Survey, TMW Systems, Logistics, Truckload
Orders for medium-duty vehicles in Classes 5-7 maintained strength with a 14.2 percent increase in March from a year ago, ACT Research has reported.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members have introduced a bill seeking to stop any increase of the excise tax on new heavy-duty trucks, an effort that has been applauded by truck dealers.
Tags: ATD, Federal Excise Tax, Proposed Legislation, U.S. Congress, Truck Dealers
Net orders for Class 8 Trucks hit a six-month low, recording 24,780 units, in March, according to preliminary data from FTR. This is the lowest level since September 2014 and the first time Class 8 orders have fallen year-over-year since January 2013.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
Five women have been chosen to be the members of Women In Trucking’s Image Team, the organization announced. The Image team will participate in public events for legislators, regulators and industry leaders to further the mission of WIT.
Tags: People, Image, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The
Tags: Environmental Regulations, Green Regulations, Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction
UPS plans to add 1,400 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and delivery vehicles in the coming year as well as 15 fueling stations to support them, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company has announced.
Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Delivery Fleets, Landi Renzo
Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.
Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Truck Sales, Truck Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5
Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.
Tags: Flatbeds, Reefers, DAT, Spot Freight, Van Trailers, Freight Rates
April 1, 2015 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has introduced drivetrain systems that executives said improves load-hauling efficiency and fuel economy of their Pinnacle tractor for bulk haulers.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Bulk Hauling, 6x2 axle
Turnover at truckload fleets remained high in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the gap narrowed between small and large carriers.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload
Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Axles, Link Manufacturing, 6x2, Mack Trucks
The American Transportation Research Institute is researching truck parking and truck parking reservation systems through a new survey of drivers. Drivers can take the survey through the end of April.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking
Women In Trucking has announced the finalists for its inaugural Distinguished Woman in Logistics award, which aims to promote the achievements of women in the transportation industry.
Tags: Awards, People, Women in Trucking, Logistics
Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.
Tags: Legislation, Fuel Tax, Natural Gas Vehicles, Utah, Hydrogen Fuel
Raven Transport will add 115 Peterbilt Model 579 heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its fleet to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Clean Energy Fuels, Rush Enterprises, Chart Industries, LNG, Peterbilt
March 31, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA declared driver Robert Lee Turner an imminent hazard after he struck an officer at the Port of Savannah and was subsequently charged with driving while under the influence.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Drugged Driving, Alcohol Testing
Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration Scott Darling will continue in that role but will no longer be titled Acting Administrator.
Tags: FMCSA, People, Promotions
Diesel and gasoline prices continue to drop for the third straight week as U.S. crude oil inventories stay at record high levels and demand remains low.
Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
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