April 2, 2015 - Industry News
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 Shortage, 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, Driver Shortage
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 T.F. 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
Altech-Eco has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option.
Tags: Altech-Eco, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, CNG
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.
Tags: Legislation, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA, President Obama, U.S. Congress
The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left until the current surface-transportation legislation expires.
Tags: DOT, Highway Funding, Highway Bill, Capitol Hill, Repatriation
PeopleNet and Omnitracs recently announced exclusive deals with original equipment manufacturers Peterbilt, Kenworth and Cummins to provide telematics and diagnostic tools for the companies.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Technology, Paccar, Peterbilt, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, Remote Diagnostics, Telematics, Connected Vehicle Technology
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Survey, Alcohol Testing
Strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of the company, a merger with another company, or another business combination, the company said.
Tags: Trailers, Manac Inc., Shareholders
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.
Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, Driver Performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13
Ohio Lawmakers scrapped a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph that was opposed by the trucking industry, according to a report from Cleveland.com.
Tags: Legislation, Ohio, Speed Limiter, Speed Limits, Highway Safety
Shell opened two new lanes serving liquefied natural gas at TravelCenters of America truck refueling stations located in Baytown, Texas and in Lafayette, La.
Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG
March 29, 2015 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America announced its second annual “Citizen Driver” Award recipients Friday during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The Citizen Driver Award recognizes professional drivers who help bring respect to the truck driving profession.
Tags: TravelCenters of America, Image
Apex Capital Corp. introduced its Mobile Factoring invoicing app as a new value-added service for its customers during the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Mobile Apps, Factoring
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
Big-rig truck racing is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1993 with the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.
Tags: Meritor, Sponsorship, ChampTruck, Racing, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
Freight-matching load board company Internet Truckstop has rebranded as Truckstop.com, the company's CEO announced.
Tags: Internet Truckstop, Load Board, Freight Market, Rebranding
Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Kenworth, Maxwell Technologies, Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
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