August 12, 2014 - Industry News
Massive rain, described by some media outlets as “historic,” has hit the Detroit area, leading to flooding and closed roads, including many interstate routes.
Tags: Detroit, Weather, Road Closure, Interstate
Trucks serving major container ports can expect to see record import volume this month as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
Illinois' governor has vetoed a bill that would reduce speed differentials between cars and trucks in rural areas near Chicago from 15 mph back down to the previous 10 mph difference.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits, Illinois Trucking Assocation
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso is now offering a fair market value lease on the Canter FE Series trucks as a result of its partnership with Daimler Truck Financial.
Tags: Closed-End Leases, Canter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Daimler Truck Financial, Daimler Trucks North America
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top concerns.
Tags: ATA, Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns, Stakeholders, Research
UPDATED -- The average cost of diesel keeps moving lower, hitting its lowest level since last mid-November, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed some positive movement in June after moderating slightly during the prior two months.
Tags: Economy, GDP, FTR Trucking Index
FleetPride has acquired the Republic Diesel truck parts and service business, expanding the company’s presence in Indiana and Kentucky.
Tags: FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Service Center, Republic Diesel, Parts, Aftermarket
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
Tags: Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
The maximum speed of travel along the Maine Turnpike is increasing by five mph in many locations, the Maine Turnpike Authority has announced.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Active Aero Group from the investment firm Platinum Equity.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
More than 400 drivers will converge on the Steel City on Tuesday for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Competition
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
Dust storms, in an instant, can dramatically reduce visibility and create driving conditions that can lead to major chain collisions.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Arizona Department of Transportation
Cummins' Jamestown, N.Y., engine plant has been producing diesel engines for 40 years. Friday, Cummins celebrated the 40th anniversary of the facility. Current production at the 1-million-square-foot facility includes the ISX15 as well as the ISX12 and ISM diesel engines, along with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G spark-ignited natural gas engine.
Tags: Cummins, Engines, New York, Company Anniversaries
While Congress is out on vacation, one lobby group is reminding lawmakers while they are out talking with voters back home that a large majority of Americans favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks, at least according to its poll.
Tags: Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey
A refrigerated intermodal container service between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest has ended due service from partner BNSF Railway that allegedly was not so hot.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Cold Train, BNSF
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected a company to install a catenary system, essentially overhead electrical lines, which supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets, while still offering the same flexibility as diesel trucks.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Diesel Emissions, Port Trucking, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, California
Truckload freight availability remained elevated in July compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Data Driven Shipping has launched a subscription service for finding and downloading trucking company and shipper information online.
Tags: Online Tool, Data Driven Shipping, Information Technology, Shippers
The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Image
Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.
Tags: Colorado, Highway Construction, I-25, Interstate 25, Truckpocalypse
Omnitracs announced the fleet management software and telematics company's first joint user conference, called Omnitracs Outlook 2015.
Tags: Roadnet Technologies, Sylectus, Omnitracs, Events, Information Technology
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
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