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August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Purchasing Active Aero Group for $115 Million

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

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Drivers Head to Pittsburgh for National Truck Driving Championships

Gary Harms (left), a Walmart driver based in Olathe, Kan. was named the Grand Champion at last year's event. Photo courtesy of ATA.

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

FMCSA Suspends Authority of Company for Not Allowing Access to Records

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Video Tip: Surviving a Highway Dust Storm

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Celebrates 40 years in Jamestown, N.Y.

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Poll: Americans Want More Fuel Efficient Trucks

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Refrigerated Intermodal Service Ends Between Pacific Northwest, Midwest

Photo: Cold Train

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

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Electrification System to be Tested at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Siemens already is testing an e-highway system in Europe. Photo: Siemens

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 Long Beach, Diesel Emissions, Port Trucking, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Port of Los Angeles, California

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

July Truckload Freight Volume, Rates Up from a Year Earlier

Truckload spot market, five-year trend.

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

New Subscription Service Offers Trucking Company, Shipper Information

Photo via Data Driven Shipping

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

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award Nominations

The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Image

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

I-25 in Denver Closing This Weekend Due to 'Gap Lane Project'

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

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitracs To Hold Outlook User Conference in 2015

Photo via Omnitracs.com

Omnitracs announced the fleet management software and telematics company's first joint user conference, called Omnitracs Outlook 2015.

Tags: Roadnet Technologies, Sylectus, Omnitracs, Information Technology, Events

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Four New Locations

The new Pilot in Grand Junction, Colo. Photo courtesy Pilot Flying J.

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

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Drivewyze Nearing 400 Locations with Weigh Station Bypass Service

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based truck weigh station bypass service.

Tags: Information Technology, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

USA Truck Executive VP, CFO Beckham to Depart

The trucking company USA Truck announced Thursday morning Clifton R. Beckham will resign as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 30.

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Jobless Benefit Claims Sink to 2006 Low

First time jobless claims over the last month in the U.S. fell to its lowest level since February 2006, well before the Great Recession.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Honors Albert With Gary King Award

Henry Albert was honored during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

Henry Albert, a fleet owner and professional driver, has been awarded the annual Gary King Memorial Trophy for his representation of the Trucker Buddy student pen-pal program.

Tags: Awards, Trucker Buddy, Image

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Second Quarter Profit More Than Doubles

The trucking operation Celadon Group Inc. more than doubled its net income in the second quarter of the year while revenue increased 21.4%.

Tags: Celadon Group, Earnings

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group Names New President

Marmon Highway Technologies has named Ken Kelley group president of its Fontaine Fifth Wheel companies, including Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Fontaine Parts Connection, Fontaine Coupling Solutions and Fontaine Fifth Wheel Europe.

Tags: Marmon Highway Technologies, People, Fontaine Fifth Wheel

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Particulate Filter Sales Soaring in California

Sales of diesel particulate filters for commercial trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Aftermarket, Diesel Particulate Filter

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Mergers, Acquisitions Forecast to Increase

The pace of transportation and logistics mergers and acquisitions accelerated during the second quarter of the year, as measured by both announced value and volume, according to a new report from accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, but don’t expect records to be broken.

Tags: Research, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Produce Imports to Increase at Savannah Port

Credit: GPA

Expect to see more South American produce coming directly into the southern U.S. at one facility due to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program.

Tags: Georgia, Ports, Port Trucking

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri Voters Turn Back Tax Hike for Transportation

Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected an increase in the state sales tax with the proceeds going to pay for road and bridge building and repair projects.

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

J&R Schugel Trucking Taking Over Kraft Private Fleet

Credit: J&R Schugel Facbook page

Schugel Trucking, New Ulm, Minn., recently accepted the opportunity to take over Kraft Food’s private fleet after the company announced plans earlier to eliminate the operation around the country.

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