December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, but at a slower pace, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest survey by the Institute for Supply Management
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking
Truck drivers at FedEx Freight’s Louisville, Kentucky, terminal last week voted against representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Kentucky, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
Alberta-based trucking company Mullen Group Ltd. says it will pay $172 million cash to buy Winnipeg-based transport company Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.
Tags: Canada, LTL, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oilfield
Spot market freight rates have posted slight gains, but one sector continues to see rates slide, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Key economic indicators for October that were posted last week show mostly good news for trucking, including durable goods, home sales and consumer confidence.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending, Personal Income
November 28, 2014 - Industry News
Vehicle modifier Blossman Services Inc. will produce a Ford Transit van powered by propane autogas and available in January, the company announced.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, Blossman, Propane Conversion, EPA Certification
November 27, 2014 - Industry News
The offices of Truckinginfo.com and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 26, 2014 - Industry News
Purcell announced the opening of a new commercial tire and service center in Tucson, Ariz., to service heavy duty trucks. The center is located at 1515 East Ajo Way in Tuscon, near Interstate 10.
Tags: Tires, Arizona, Alignment, Service Center
Accuride Corporation successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the union at its Rockford Operations facility in Rockford, Ill. The accord gives Accuride long-term agreements with all four U.S. and Canadian union represented operations.
Tags: UAW, Gunite, Accuride, Labor Unions, Wheel Ends
Sales of used Class 8 trucks were essentially flat in October, rising by only 1% over the previous month according to an ACT Research report.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.
Tags: Full-Size Vans, Depreciation, Black Book
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for comments on a plan to raise insurance minimums for carriers and establish insurance requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Department of Transportation, Hazmat
An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.
Tags: Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Used Truck Sales, ACT Research
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Trucking brought in Gregory Humes to be the company's interim CEO. Humes is a 30 year logistics and supply chain veteran who previously headed the creation of Driving for America, a logistics staffing school.
Tags: Leadership, People
Grocery delivery fleet Tops Friendly Markets has signed a full-service lease agreement with Ryder System for 55 compressed natural gas trucks. The trucks are scheduled to be delivered to Tops in mid-2015 and will replace the company’s fleet of diesel-powered vehicles.
Tags: New York, Ryder System, CNG, Fleet Leasing, Delivery Fleets
Trailer orders in October were up more than 90 percent year over year, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
Speaking with former Congressman Ray Lahood and several other transportation advocates in government and business, Steve Kroft paints a dire picture of our ailing infrastructure and unresponsive government.
Tags: Congress, Ray LaHood, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Infrastructure
The amount freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $102.2 billion in September, an 8.2% gain from a year ago, as all five major transportation carried more cargo, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Anyone out driving the day before Thanksgiving needs to be prepared for possible big traffic delays with traffic congestion predicted to be 25% worse than a typical Wednesday afternoon, according to the traffic analytics company Inrix.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways
The regional less-than-truckload carrier Holland is relocating its headquarters to a larger facility due to growing business, according to parent YRC Worldwide Inc.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Holland
UPDATED -- The health of the American economy was much stronger in the third quarter of the year than initially thought, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Construction Spending, Consumer Confidence
November 25, 2014 - Product News
Graco Blue pumps are designed to help manage diesel exhaust fluids and reduce vehicle emissions in automobiles, buses, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road vehicles, according to the manufacturer.
Tags: Diesel Engines, DEF
The Department of Transportation will not deliver its comprehensive study of the truck size and weight issue on time. In an email notice Monday, the department said it will delay delivery of the study until next year.
Tags: DOT, Truck Sizes, Size and Weight, Congress, Productivity, Congestion
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Arpin group has donated an 18,000 square foot warehouse with a value of $260,000 to the Hardin County Habitat for Humanity in Radcliff, Ky. The organization will use the warehouse to store its extra inventory of donated furniture and housewares.
Tags: Charity, Habitat for Humanity, Donations, Moving and Storage Fleet
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