December 2, 2016 - Industry News
Designed to help show the current state and future forecast of trucking, this infographic breaks down the economic state of trucking, while also diving into one of the industry's greatest issues - the driver shortage.
Tags: Driver Shortage, State of the Industry, Driver Solutions
Unemployment in the U.S. continued falling in November, hitting its lowest level since 2007, according to Labor Department figures issued Friday, as the trucking industry also contributed to some of the job additions.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Employment, Federal Reserve
The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Regulations
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Class 8
The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company
The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, 2003-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, 2004-MY, NHTSA, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter
Women In Trucking and Truckstop.com are seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award, which recognizes the achievements and leadership of women in logistics in North America.
Tags: Awards, Women in Trucking Association, WIT, Women in Trucking, Logistics
KLLM Transport Services has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, beginning in 2017.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, The Trucking Alliance
In another sign the U.S. economy is gathering more steam, two reports released Thursday morning showed a strong rebound in the nation’s manufacturing sector while another indicated construction remains strong following earlier positive indicators.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
Chevron Products Company rolled out an expanded line of Delo 400 heavy-duty diesel engine oils on Dec. 1, the same day that oils formulated to meet the new API CK-4 and FA-4 service categories became eligible to to be marketed and sold.
Tags: Chevron, Engine Oil, SAE, API
November 30, 2016 - Industry News
The State of Ohio is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along its the 35‑mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus.
Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Ohio Department of Transportation, Smart Highway, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto
Transportation and logistics company TransForce announced that it intends to change its corporate name to TFI International to reflect the increased geographic scope of its operations.
Tags: TransForce, CFI
Fleet management software provider Omnitracs has formed a strategic partnership with Noregon to integrate vehicle diagnostic information into the company’s software.
Tags: Noregon Systems, Omnitracs, Software Integration
Spot market truckload freight rates during the Thanksgiving holiday week remained in the same fairly narrow range they have been for the past month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
The Arizona Department of Transportation will use federal funding next year to testing technology to improve commercial transportation safety and efficiency.
Tags: Inspections, Grants, Road Safety, Arizona Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal that would establish an alternative certification process for Department of Veteran’s Affairs physicians to be added it its list of certified medical examiners.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Examiners
Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas
November 29, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.
Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Regulations, Renewable Fuels Standard
The board of directors of the Professional Truck Driver Institute has voted to move the organization’s headquarters to Denver, Colorado, where it will be managed by Leading Associations, leaving its previous association with the Truckload Carriers Association.
Tags: TCA, Professional Truck Driver Institute, Driver Training
Daimler Truck Financial has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing, effective immediately.
Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Truck Financial
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
Tags: Donald Trump, U.S. DOT
The North American Commercial Vehicle Show announced that it has adjusted the trade show's original dates to allow a more fluid schedule to benefit exhibitors.
Tags: Industry Event, Suppliers, North American Commercial Vehicle Show
AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride
Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.
Tags: Lawsuit, Walmart, Driver Pay, Western States Trucking Association
The value of freight movements between the U.S. and its two next door neighbors moved back into negative territory following the first year-over-year increase since late 2014.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Canada, Economy, Railroads, Surface Trade
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