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April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Posts First Hike in Six Weeks, Oil Hits Seven-Week High

Credit: U.S. DOE

The average cost of diesel has turned around over the past week and decided to follow the path gasoline has been taking for nearly a dozen weeks.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Marten Transport Enhances Automatic Detention Pay Program

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.

Tags: Marten Transport, Detention Pay, Drivers, Fleets

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Immediately Hiring 200 drivers

Schneider is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Houston and the surrounding area to meet a wide variety of growing business needs across its customer base.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Schneider National

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

PrePass Service Launched at Two New Texas Weigh Stations

Help Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, continues to expand its e-screening and pre-clearance technology with the opening of two new Texas weigh stations.

Tags: Help Inc., PrePass

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums

The time has come to take a close look at the minimum insurance requirements for trucking, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In a new report to Congress the agency said it is clear that the current minimums need to be reevaluated.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Regulations

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge

A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Leading Economic Indicators

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Files Petitions for Haz-Mat Exemptions

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.

Tags: Regulations, New York City, PHMSA, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

CARB to Consider Delaying Some Emissions Rules

Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt and McNeilus Trucks

Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.

Tags: Cummins, PACCAR, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, OOIDA, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts Join Forces

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts are joining forces to create an expanded presence with a total of 22 locations, as well as expanding the company’s experience in friction and brake remanufacturing.

Tags: Aftermarket, Six Robblees, Mergers & Acquisitions, Valley Brake and Truck Parts

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Canada Expanding Two Border Crossing Facilities

The Canadian government is planning a multi-million dollar upgrade for the Aldergrove border crossing, which includes an expansion with a dedicated Nexus lane to speed up border crossings.

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Kenan Transport Settles EEOC Lawsuit over Pregnancy Discrimination

The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.

Tags: Fleets, Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kenan Advantage Group

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Routes Get New I-49 Designation

Sections of Interstate 540 and Highway 71 in northwest Arkansas will be receiving a new Interstate highway designation soon, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Tags: Arkansas, Highways, I-49, interstate, Interstate 49

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

IPD's Jack Lorimer Retires After 44 Years

Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.

Tags: People, IPD

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Hub Group First Quarter Income Falls Nearly a Quarter

The trucking operation Hub Group has reported a 22% drop in first quarter income compared to the same time last year while revenue increased 10%.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Hub Group

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Hendrickson Announces May HVSI Suspension Training Program

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry.

Tags: Technician Training, Events, Hendrickson

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Merger Creates Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company

Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd (left), and Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV, today at Ballin House (Hapag-Lloyd headquarters) in Hamburg after the signing.

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Purchasing EFS

The private equity firm Warburg Pincus had reached an agreement to acquire the fuel card and fleets payment services provider Electronic Funds Source.

Tags: Fuel Management, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, EFS

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Green, Safe and Connected Trucks to Find Widespread Acceptance

The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium-heavy duty trucks, according to a new report.

Tags: Telematics, Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Frost & Sullivan, Heavy-Duty Trucks

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri Launches Next Phase of Freight Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan to engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri, Highways, Freight

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Price Indices Hit New Highs

Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.

Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Freight

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, California, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Household Goods Movers

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