July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Kapsch TrafficCom has received notice to proceed from the New York State Thruway Authority to develop, install and provide technical support for an all-electronic tolling system. This new system eliminates the need for Thruway drivers to stop or slow down at tolling points.
Tags: New York, Tolls, New York Thruway, Toll Management
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
Freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will jump 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025, a look at the future of freight. It predicts continued growth for both the trucking industry and freight economy overall.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Forecast, Statistics, Freight
Asset-light trucking and logistics provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South for $13 million.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Nebraska, Safety & Compliance
The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.
Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70
Orders for Class 8 trucks in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units after a solid May, according to new figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.
Tags: Research, ACT Research, Truck Orders
The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks North America
Trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises saw its profit slip in the second quarter of the year despite increased revenue.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Earnings
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
July 20, 2014 - Industry News
Dallas, Texas will soon become the new corporate headquarters of fleet management solutions provider, Omnitracs. Expanding to Dallas will enable the company to capitalize on the region’s substantial transportation infrastructure and logistics expertise, the company says.
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
Nebraska-based trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises said Friday its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics, a logistics and asset-based transportation company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
Tags: International, Werner Enterprises, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2% higher than in June of last year, according to the latest Cass Truckload Line Index released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index
The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic, an announcement said, but has a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread.
Tags: Chevrolet, Full-Size Pickups, General Motors, GMC, automatic transmission, GM, Hydra-Matic
FMCSA's recent ruling on e-logging with laptop computers, tablets and smartphones puts valid compliance tools into the hand of small fleets and owner-operators at a reasonable cost.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, E-logs
Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies has taken full control of the U. S. Department of Energy funding grant and now plans to expand its network of truck stop pedestals.
Tags: DERA, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. declined this month, the third straight monthly drop and hitting its lowest level in four months.
The product features a high degree of standardization across components and software of its ABS and EBS systems, Wabco said, and reduces the number of ABS components by 50%.
Tags: ABS, Wabco, EBS, Brakes
July 17, 2014 - Industry News
Earnings hit $18.7 million compared to $18.6 million in the second quarter of 2013 for the Illinois-based company.
The majority of the deliveries, which started July 1, to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions.
Tags: Eaton, Navistar, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufactured Parts
As Congress struggles to preserve the Highway Trust Fund this summer and eventually pass a long-term highway bill, President Obama is using his executive authority to promote increased private investment in infrastructure. In remarks Thursday at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, Obama announced a plan to help states and local governments use alternative financing for their infrastructure needs.
Tags: DOT, Public-private partnership, Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Department of Transportation
American Trucking Associations announced several promotions to the association's senior staff, including Bob Costello and Elisabeth Barna.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Associations, People, Image
The 43-acre facility increases FEC’s available intermodal capacity from 100,000 to 450,000 lifts a year and will improve the transfer of both domestic and international containers between ships and rail, according to Broward County officials.
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 9.3% in June, the second consecutive monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, pushing the annual rate down to 893,000, the weakest showing since last September.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
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