November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Bulk Tank Trailers, Mansfield Energy Corp.
Business interests, including American Trucking Associations, American Truck Dealers and the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, are pressing Congress to extend certain tax provisions before the end of the year.
Tags: taxes, Congress, Legislation
Auto haulers have a good reason to expect 2015 will be a good year for them, following a prediction that new car and light truck sales and leases will hit nearly hit the 17 million-level.
Tags: Economy, NADA, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.
Tags: Driver Pay, CalArk
November 19, 2014 - Product News
Double Coin and CMA recently met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program for its RT600 and RR202 tires.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Double Coin, Tires
After recovering somewhat the week before, new numbers show spot market freight rates have turned lower or remain unchanged, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The phased-in toll rate increase, approved in 2008, will be the first for commercial trucks and trailers since 2005, according to the authority.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
Tags: Insurance, Drug Testing, Inspections, Speed Limiter, ELDs, FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
For the 10th year in a row, FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are making the holidays a little brighter for America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Charity, FedEx
Housing starts in the U.S. fell in October, but an indicator of future building is at a more than six-year high, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its members to “take the pledge” referring to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign to promote positive values in trucking.
Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Trucking Moves America Forward
The International Association of Movers, a global trade association representing van lines and others, asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to let drivers work after the 14th hour in certain circumstances.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Household Goods Movers
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.
Tags: EPA, Oregon, Ports, Oregon Trucking Association, Clean Diesel, Emissions, DERA, Federal Grants
Norfolk Southern Corp. is purchasing a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway, Delaware & Hudson Railway Co., to increase its reach in the Northeast.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in October, following a revised decline of 0.8% during the previous month, according to new figures released Tuesday.
More than 250 model year 2014-2015 Freightliner Cascadia models trucks that came factory-equipped with certain Thermo King power inverters are part of a larger voluntary recall that also affects aftermarket-installed inverters.
Tags: Freightliner, Recalls, Inverter, Thermo King, Daimler Trucks North America, APUs
Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.
Tags: Navistar, Certification, Technician Training, CASE
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Bridges, Oversize Loads
UPDATED -- The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% from September, driven by a 0.5% jump in the cost of services.
Tags: Economy, Producer Prices, Home Building
A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Tags: ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, People
Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.
Tags: Nussbaum Transportation, Driver Pay, Drivers
The average price of on-highway diesel fuel moved lower over the past week, after seeing its first increase since June last week, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s weekly report on Monday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Cummins Inc. named Tracy Embree as the company’s president of the components group, moving on from her post as the president of Cummins turbo technologies. The move will be effective on January 1, 2015.
Tags: Cummins, Promotion, People
The Canadian dealership group opened a new parts and service center called Peterbilt Manitoba-East operating in Springfield, Manitoba.
Tags: Canada, Peterbilt, Dealership, Dealers, Parts and Service
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