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September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Mexican Distributor Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Mexican company Distribuidora Aresco has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder, Vipar announced.

Tags: Mexico, Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Distributors

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Details Medium-Duty Deal with GM

The jointly engineered Class 4/5 trucks will be built in Navistar's Springfield, OH, assembly plant, starting in 2018. Photo: Dept. of Labor

The Class 4/5 trucks that will be jointly developed by Navistar and General Motors will provide opportunities for both OEMs “to gain share in markets that we have not participated in for a number of years,” said Navistar's Bill Kozek.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5, General Motors, Class 4

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Remain Stuck

Freight rates on the spot market continue in their holding pattern, moving up little from one week to the next, according to the freight-matching service DAT Solutions.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Collaborate on Class 4/5 Trucks

The Chevrolet Kodiak (and similar GMC TopKick) was produced from 1980 to 2009. Photo by Ildar Sagdejev, licensed under GFDL via Commons

General Motors is back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with a just-announced long-term agreement with Navistar.

Tags: Chevrolet, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, General Motors, Class 5

September 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: September Job Additions Total 200,000

Monthly additions in total nonfarm private employment.

Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.

Tags: Economy, Employment

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economist Shares Positive Outlook at ACT Research Seminar

Tuesday attendees at ACT Research seminar. Photo: ACT

At least one economist is feeling good about the U.S. economy. Speaking at the 53rd ACT Research seminar Tuesday, Augustine Faucher, senior economist for PNC Financial Services Group, told the audience that the market “continues to look good for U.S. produced goods.”

Tags: Economy, ACT Research

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

NYC and Pensacola to Test Off-Peak Truck Deliveries

Image: Dept. of Transportation

To cut down on traffic congestion, New York City and Pensacola, Florida, will test the delivery and pickup of goods by truck during off-peak hours (such as overnight) through a newly launched federal pilot program.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, FHWA

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.

Tags:, Independent Contractors, Last Mile Delivery

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Roadcheck Uncovers Fewer Out-of-Service Violations

Out-of-service violations were given out at all-time low rates by inspectors during this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck.

Tags: Cargo Securement, CVSA, Roadcheck, Out of Service Violations

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

DOT Details New Transportation Investment Center

Image: Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”

Tags: DOT, Infrastructure, AASHTO, Infrastructure Funding

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

U.S.-Cross Border Freight Movements Drop 8% in Value

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: July 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbors Canada and Mexico totaled $93 billion in July 2015. All modes except air carried less freight than in July 2014.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Technician Clinic to Focus on Axle Maintenance

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will focus on axle maintenance during its 23rd Technician Training Clinic.

Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Hendrickson

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Operational Costs Rise Despite Falling Fuel Prices

Rising equipment costs and driver wages led to an increase in operational costs in 2014, according to a comprehensive report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: Operating Costs, LTL, Fuel Costs, ATRI, Truckload, Driver Pay

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence, Spending Increasing

Consumers are feeling better than they were before and are spending more money because they are taking home larger paychecks, according two new reports. That bodes well for truck freight.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Personal Income, Personal Spending

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Purchasing 9,000+ Ram ProMaster Cargo Vans

Photo of ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for daily mail delivery, FCA US has announced.

Tags: USPS, Ram ProMaster, Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Delivery Fleets, Procurement

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Shortage A 'Primary Concern' to 3PLs & Shippers

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The truck driver shortage remains a "primary concern” for third-party logistics providers and the shippers they serve, per the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Logistics

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Drops Again for Third Week

Photo: Jim Park

The price of diesel fuel fell again for the third straight week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Board Agrees to Split Company

Alcoa’s board of directors unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies.

Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Replacement President

Newly appointed company president John W. Stuart. Photo: Reyco Granning

Reyco Granning has named a new president after it was announced that current president Dave Compton is retiring on Sept. 30, 2015.

Tags: Leadership, Reyco Granning, People, Suspensions

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

Tags: Florida, LNG, Alternative Fuels

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended

Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.

Tags: Green Fleets, Survey, Awards, Top 50 Green Fleets

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Radiant Logistics Profit Higher, Revenue Jumps

The third party logistics and multi modal transportation services provider Radiant Logistics Inc. reported a small increase in net earnings following the purchase of three operations earlier this year.

Tags: Fleet Earnings, Radiant Logistics

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

Tags: GHG, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, CARB

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

Photo courtesy of VNG.

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

Tags: Colorado, Propane Autogas, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Company Settles Strength Exam Discrimination Case

Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle a sex and age discrimination case involving a mandatory strength exam for applicants.

Tags: Lawsuits, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Discrimination Complaint, Women Drivers


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