April 21, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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