January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Shipments of U.S. manufactured durable goods, those designed to last three years or more, rebounded in December but new orders turned in its worst performance since August, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales
Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
Tags: Legislation, Regulations, Congress, HDAW
Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.
Tags: Obituary, ATRI, People, YRC Worldwide
Intermodal rail movements help propel the railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. toward achieving record net income for 2014, according to figures it released on Monday.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Earnings, Norfolk Southern
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
Fuel prices are showing no signs of throttling back from their large and recent declines that started months ago, with oil nearly hitting a six-year low on Monday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration announced some changes to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential card program, used by truckers and other transportation workers to access the nation’s maritime ports.
Tags: Security, Truck Drivers, Department of Homeland Security, Safety & Compliance, Ports, Transportation Security Administration, TWIC, Port Trucking
Freight transportation and logistics provider Celadon Group Inc. on Monday announced its purchase of North Carolina-based carrier Taylor Express.
Tags: Celadon Group, Mergers & Acquisitions
January 26, 2015 - Product News
Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology
Speaking at the American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo over the weekend, ATD chairman Eric Jorgensen outlined his vision for the industry going forward.
Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealers
The American Truck Dealers named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck as the 2015 Truck of the Year at the ATD convention and Expo in San Francisco.
Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Commercial Truck of the Year, Kenworth T880
New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.
Tags: Economy, Construction
Following years of litigation a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday gave preliminary approval to settlements with more than two-dozen oil companies and fuel retailers over claims of selling “hot fuel.”
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Litigation, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Truckstops
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.
Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads
Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Friday during the 52nd Annual American Truck Dealers Convention in San Francisco.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Dealers, Truck Dealers
One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
Trucking and parcel delivery giant UPS on Friday announced it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings to be lower that earlier forecast.
Tags: UPS, Earnings, Delivery Fleets
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.
Tags: Leadership, Lighting, Grote, People
The 52nd annual ATD Convention is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week. Awards will be given at the event for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year winner on Friday Jan. 23 and the Commercial Truck of the Year on Saturday Jan. 24.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Industry Event, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2015 Kenworth Dealer Council members.The council features leading executives from among the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Kenworth, Customer Service, Kenworth Dealer Council
Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Washington, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma
A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
The parent to Covenant Transport and other trucking companies, Covenant Transportation Group Inc., has reported big jumps in both its fourth quarter and 2014 profits.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
Con-way is launching a series on YouTube called “Women in Trucking” that features the firsthand experiences of two accomplished women truck drivers and their careers in truckload and less-than-truckload driving.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Women in Trucking, Con-way Truckload, Web Series
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