September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Eaton has confirmed that it's out of the diesel-electric hybrid business in North America, after government incentives and stabilizing diesel prices contributed to a market largely drying up.
Tags: Eaton Corp., Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Discontinued Vehicles
Several lane closures on Interstate 64 in St. Louis are expected to impact drivers heading downtown from Sept. 4-10.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Missouri Department of Transportation, I-70, I-64, St. Louis, Missouri, Highway Construction
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Nevada, Railroads, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
Quantum Fuel Systems announced that it received orders for its CNG storage modules from Time Transport Inc.
Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG, CNG Tanks
Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Factory Shipments, Manufacturing, Durable Goods
Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
Tags: Technology, Research, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
Central Freight lines has purchased the LTL assets of Georgia based company Drug Transport, Inc. expanding its business into the state.
Tags: Georgia, LTL, Central Freight Lines, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.
Tags: Washington, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 5, Road Construction
Bulk chemical hauler Quality Carriers Inc. has expanded into the Charleston, South Carolina market in partnership with its sister company Boasso America Corporation.
Tags: Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America
The Truckload Carriers Association has opened up nominations for its annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest.
Tags: TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For
Although its market share is not increasing as rapidly as it had expected, Navistar has made significant progress in cutting its warranty spend and other costs, and as a result posted a positive income number in its fiscal third quarter, despite lower sales than anticipated.
Tags: Warranty, Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Quarterly Earnings
The North Carolina-based operation also affirmed its previously announced expectations for growth in its LTL revenue per hundredweight.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Freight, Earnings
The number of posted loads on the spot-freight market outpaced available truckload capacity across all three major equipment types Aug. 24 through Aug. 30 compared to the previous seven days, however, rates generally remained in a holding pattern.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Instrument Sales and Service is expanding its remanufacturing business into the off highway, heavy-duty truck and fleet markets.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, OEM Parts, Remanufacturing
Celadon Trucking Services has ordered tractors for its new flatbed fleet which it acquired earlier this summer.
Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Flatbeds, Owner-Operators, Indiana
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International said in the second quarter of 2014, it recorded 185 truck cargo thefts in the U.S., down 4.9% from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. has fallen for the ninth straight week, hitting $3.814 per gallon, its lowest price since early July of 2012.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
New registrations in the U.S. for Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles for the first half of 2014 totaled 310,718, an increase of 12.3% over the first half of 2013, according to a new report from Polk / IHS.
Tags: Canada, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Polk, Medium-Duty Trucks
Eaton has expanded its Authorized Rebuilder Program to Canada as Pacific Truck in Edmonton, Alberta, becomes the fifth re-builder in the program.
Tags: Eaton, Crane Carrier Company, Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Canada
The Performance Innovation Transport group announced it has received funding to initiate a commercial vehicle engine programming project to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Tags: Canada, Fuel Efficiency, Engines, PIT
New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration show that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008.
Tags: Economy, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Funding, Highways, VMT, Anthony Foxx
U.S. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, hitting its highest level since March 2011, according to the nation's supply executives.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
A driving force behind trucking safety at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Deborah M. "Debbie" Freund, died Thursday of metastatic breast cancer.
Tags: FMCSA, Obituary, People
Omnitracs, the original pioneer of tracking and communications in the trucking industry, announced it's buying XRS Corp., which led the industry in going to a mobile platform using the bring-your-own-device strategy.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Vehicle Tracking, XRS, Smartphones, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs
Navistar International’s board of directors has approved an amendment to its tax asset protection plan, extending it to November 3, 2014.
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