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January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Three Plead Guilty in CDL Scam

Guilty pleas from three people have been secured by prosecutors in two related cases in connection with commercial driver’s license test taking schemes in New York.

Tags: New York, CDL, New York City, Commercial Driver's License, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud

January 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack Expands Support for Body Builders

Mack Trucks expanded its customer and body builder support by creating a body builder order manager position along with a support team.

Tags: Leadership, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, Dump Trucks

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

GenNext Appoints New Members to Leadership Team

GenNext has voted and approved the appointment of three new directors and one new senior advisor to the company’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Fleet Executives, GenNext

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Inflation, Industrial Production Down; Consumer Sentiment High

Graph: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer prices fell 0.4% in December from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department report, the biggest decline in six years.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Consumer Sentiment

January 16, 2015 - Industry News

Missouri Bridges May See Truck Restrictions, Closures Due to Funding Problems

Missouri transportation officials have warned the state is short on cash when it comes to paying for road and bridge projects and that will result in some having to be put off while bridges may see reduced weight limits to being outright closed.

Tags: Missouri, Highway Funding, Highways, Road Construction, Bridges

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is recruiting drivers and carriers to participate in a study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34 hour restart

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Biodiesel, EPA, U.S. Congress

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

C.R. England Makes Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces List

C.R. England made the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list. The award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

Tags: Awards, C.R. England, Employee Morale

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Agreement Reached to Reduce Federal Oversight of Teamsters Union

It is up to a federal court as to whether to approve the deal following a consent decree that has been in place since March 1989.

Tags: Teamsters, Litigation, Labor Unions

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Performing Well Despite December Decline

A new report shows freight shipments and expenditures in shipping fell in the final month of 2014 but posted gains for the entire year.

Tags: Economy, Research, Cass Freight Index

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Kane Is Able Names New President, CEO

Michael J. Gardner, Kane Is Able new president and CEO. Photo: Kane Is Able

Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. has announced Michael J. Gardner its new president and CEO, effective earlier this week.

Tags: People

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Producer Price Index Sinks, Core Prices Up

Prices at the wholesale level fell in December from the month before, the biggest drop since October 2011, due in large part to declining fuel prices.

Tags: Economy, Producer Prices

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Two Ports Handle Record Volume, Cope with Freight Challenges

Photo: Port of Oakland

Two of the nation’s marine port complexes said they handled record container volume in 2014.

Tags: Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Containers

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash National Raises Expectations

Photo: Wabash National

The trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. on Wednesday updated and raised guidance it previously provided ahead of releasing its fourth quarter and 2014 earnings.

Tags: Earnings, Wabash National

January 14, 2015 - Product News

PeopleNet Names Industry Vet to Head Trucking Division

Trucking division GM Mark Kessler Photo: PeopleNet

PeopleNet announced that Mark Kessler will be the general manager of the company’s newly developed Trucking division. The division will focus on creating products and services to for trucking fleets.

Tags: Information Technology, Leadership, Fleet Management Software, PeopleNet, People

January 14, 2015 - Product News

Meritor Expands OnTrac Customer Service Hours

Meritor’ OnTrac Customer Service Center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours Monday through Friday.

Tags: Customer Service, Call Center, Meritor, Product Support

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Paragon Buys Majority Share in Home Delivery Service Company

Photo: Paragon

Paragon Software Systems acquired a majority shareholding in Axida, a company that has been a business partner of Paragon in the home delivery service industry.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Routing, Paragon Software, Mergers & Acquisitions, Delivery Fleets

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Crash Accountability Study Coming in Two Weeks

Photo: Ohio State Patrol

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study on crash accountability in the next couple of weeks, said Jack Van Steenburg, the agency’s chief safety officer.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Crash Accountability

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Index Hits New Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, November 2009 - November 2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation sector shows it rose 0.8% in November from the month before, the fifth consecutive monthly increase.

Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight Index

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Drop in December, Increase Overall for Year

HDT file photo

Retail sales in the U.S. fell in December by the largest amount in nearly a year, according to a new Commerce Department report.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

Big Spot Market Freight Gains in December, Year Begins on Down Note

Spot market freight volume was atypically strong for the season in December, while rates also moved higher, according to the truck freight load board operator DAT Solutions and its latest North American Freight Index.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Announces 2015-2016 America’s Road Team

The 2015-16 America's Road Team. Photo: American Trucking Associations

More than 450 years of experience. More than 30 million accident-free miles. The latest American Trucking Associations' Road Team is ready to roll.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, America's Road Team, Image

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB Takes Aim at Commercial Trucking Safety, Distracted Driving

Photo via NTSB

Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.

Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride Guard, Medical Examiners

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

ROUSH to Offer Propane Autogas Ford Medium-Duty Models

Photo: Ford

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Tags: Ford F-450, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Ford F-650, CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford E-450

January 13, 2015 - Product News

J.J. Keller Updates E-Log System for Restart Suspension

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller updated its Encompass E-Log System to reflect the recent 34-hour restart suspension, the company announced. The restart suspension is in effect until at least Sept. 30, 2015.

Tags: J.J. Keller, HOS, E-logs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service

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