August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
The combined companies will go forward under the ownership of P&S Holdings and continue to operate under their respective, independent names, according to a news release.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will be holding a clinic and educational program for technicians on understanding electricity.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Electrical System
Celadon Trucking Services has purchased more than 1,500 new tractors to add to its overall fleet.
Tags: Kenworth, LoneStar, ProStar, International Trucks, Celadon, Fleets
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Prime Inc., Litigation, EEOC
August 17, 2014 - Industry News
Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Saturday..
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Flatbed, Melton Truck Lines
Blu has launched a new gas recapture system for its LNG fueling station in Nampa, Idaho.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu, LNG Fueling Station, Natural Gas, Idaho
Cummins announced that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board, meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III standards.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, California, Ram, California Air Resources Board, Engines
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.4% in July for its sixth consecutive monthly gain, according to new Federal Reserve numbers, due in large part to a big increase in activity within the auto sector.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment, Producer Prices
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
Anne Ferro’s departing message is that the cost of truck and bus safety needs to be distributed more evenly through the supply chain. Too much of the burden falls on drivers who are not paid for all the time they work, said Ferro in an exit interview Thursday with a number of reporters.
Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The percentage of trucks put out of service during the three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck fell only slightly this year from 2013, while the driver figure edged higher.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Roadcheck, Roadside inspection
Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com have added Stephane Babcock, an experienced journalist and B2B editor, to the editorial team as senior editor.
Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, People
Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops
A former financial management specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was sentenced to prison late last month in U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Crime
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed revising hazardous materials regulations when it comes to return shipments of certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle.
Tags: Regulations, PHMSA, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administra
Bendix has unveiled its newly upgraded brake shoe remanufacturing facility in Huntington, Indiana
Tags: Bendix, Remanufacturing, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Brakes, Aftermarket, Aftermarket Parts
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, a 19.2% increase over the previous year.
Tags: Georgia, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Savannah
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Powertrains
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America, Owner Operators, Fleets, Drivers
Tennessee-based U.S. Xpress, one of the largest privately owned fleets in the country, reportedly is purchasing Arnold’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters and at least one terminal.
Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, Arnold Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
The amount of freight available on the spot market remained stable over the past week, while rates have improved little if any, according to freight matching service provider DAT -- but things could turn around soon.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates, Capacity
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