August 7, 2015 - Industry News
As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
August 6, 2015 - Industry News
Truck and transit supplier Hadley has been honored by Daimler Trucks North America with its Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2014.
Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Suppliers
The Senate unanimously confirmed Greg Nadeau as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on August 5.
Tags: U.S. Senate, FHWA
Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate
Former Southwest Airlines chief financial officer Laura H. Wright has been elected to Daseke’s board of directors.
Tags: Leadership, People, Southwest Airlines, Daseke Inc.
The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.
Tags: Washington, Refuse Trucks, CNG
Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.
Tags: Volvo, Company Anniversaries, Knight Transportation
Celadon Trucking Services has agreed in a consent decree to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Celadon, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle configuration.
Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, Model 567, Vocational Trucks
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in all but name for the past year, T.F. Scott Darling III has been nominated to fill that vacant appointment by President Obama.
Tags: FMCSA, People
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.
Tags: Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Intermodal
The number of spot market loads available on DAT's network of load boards increased 3.8% for the week ending Aug. 1 compared to the previous seven days, as truck capacity fell by 2.7%.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR
Element Fleet Management has appointed Art Cohen as manager of its Commercial Truck Center (CTC), located in Virginia Beach, Va.
Tags: Element Fleet Management, Truck Dealers, Used Truck Sales
Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas
Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment
August 4, 2015 - Industry News
Accuride’s director of aftermarket strategy and sales, Tony Pape has died at the age of 53, the company announced.
Tags: Obituary, Aftermarket, Accuride
The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests
Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.
Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume
Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.
Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns
Freymiller Trucking has rolled out Freymiller Radio, a driver appreciation digital radio channel that streams live over the internet for truckers on the road.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported increases for both profit and revenue for the second quarter of the year.
Tags: USA Truck, Fleet Earnings, Roadrunner Transportation, Economy
The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.
Tags: Ryder, Medium-Duty Trucks, Convenience Stores, Box Trucks, Outsourcing, Full-Service Leasing
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