May 20, 2013 - Industry News
Mack Trucks, is recalling 5,203 model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, MRU, and LEU trucks manufactured July 16, 2012, through March 18 of this year that are equipped with drum brakes.
Tags: Mack Trucks, recalls
Fleets operating along the I-84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas, Nev., through Utah, Idaho, and eastern Oregon can rent Kenworth trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas through a new rental program available from PacLease, its local franchise – Kenworth Sales Company, and Blu LNG.
Tags: PacLease, Kenworth, LNG, Blu
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced its 2012 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes its dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance, for sales, for parts sales, and for service performance. In addition, the company honors the dealer salesperson of the year.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso
Navistar International Corp. announced it has appointed Bill Kozek as president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeds Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer last month.
Tags: Navistar, Leadership
The Truckload Carriers Association has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, empowers, and mobilizes members of the trucking and truck plaza industries to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Tags: TAT, Human trafficking, TCA
Each year, the Truckload Carriers Association presents its prestigious Clare C. Casey Award to a safety professional whose actions and achievements have had a profound and positive impact on safety on our highways. The 2013 recipient is Thomas Lansing, vice president of safety and driver services for Hogan Transports, Inc., of Bridgeton, Missouri.
Amid growing concern about a shortage of drivers, Maverick Transportation is laying the foundation for a long-term solution by improving driver training.
At an ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., last week, there was much talk about a coming convergence of circumstances that will tip the balance of driver supply and demand.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Driver turnover, Driver retention, EBE Technologies, Maverick Transportation, Onboarding
TravelCenters of America has launched its 'Get Moving. Stay Fit.' Program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.
Tags: TCA, Driver wellness
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA travel center, located at I-40, Exit 170 (1670 U.S. Hwy 601 North) in Mocksville, N.C.
Tags: TCA, Expansion
ACI Parts Warehousing, an auto parts distribution company based in Wyoming, Mich., has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. The company purchased H&H Wheel Service, Inc. earlier this year in a strategic decision to expand their heavy-duty program offerings.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty
PeopleNet announced it has partnered with Easy Manifest.
At least one hour prior to crossing the border, a carrier (driver or dispatch) submits their eManifest electronically to the respective border agency, either the Canadian Border Services Agency if entering Canada and Custom and Border Protection if entering the United States.
Tags: PeopleNet, Easy Manifest, eManifest
Crews have completed paving of the southbound rest area of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. Work will begin on the northbound rest area on Monday, May 20. Please note that crews will not be working on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) or on Tuesday, May 28. The rest area will be open those days.
Tags: Maryland, Road Construction
Papé Kenworth has opened new parts and service locations in Klamath Falls and Tangent, Ore., and Kelso, Wash.
Tags: Kenworth, Expansion
The owner of a Georgia trucking company, Devasko Dewayne Lewis, has been indicted for ignoring out-of-service orders and lying about his role in the company.
Tags: FMCSA, OOS
Lawmakers in the North Carolina House have voted to allow tolls for I-95, but only for any new lanes that are built.
Tags: Tolls, Virginia, I-95, Interstate 95
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to ease the regulatory burden on drivers by dropping the requirement that they file inspection reports even when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety
A seventh federal lawsuit has been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, but it’s the first from an owner-operator trucker.
Tags: Pilot Flying J
May 19, 2013 - Industry News
A more than $4 billion, six year transportation funding package signed into law late last week by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley relies heavily on increases taxes on diesel and gasoline.
Tags: Maryland, Maryland Motor Truck Association
May 17, 2013 - Industry News
A barometer of future U.S. economic activity rose in April following a drop in March, signaling growth could speed up later in the year. The Index of Leading Economic Indicators from the private research group The Conference Board, shows a 0.6% gain in April to 95, following a downwardly revised 0.2% drop in March.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, The Conference Board
May 16, 2013 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of Piedmont International Trucks, which operates commercial truck dealerships in North Carolina.
Tags: Acquisition, Rush Enterprises, Expansion
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a number of proposed rules scheduled for this summer, including establishing a drug and alcohol database, mandatory speed limiters and prohibiting driver coercion. However, proposals on electronic logs, entry-level driver training and safety fitness probably won't be unveiled as scheduled, according to a panel discussion May 15 during Zonar's inaugural user's conference.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Safety, ATA, Zonar, CVSA, Enforcement
President Obama’s pick to head up the U.S. Transportation Department will go before a Senate committee next week for a confirmation hearing.
Tags: U.S. DOT
Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Thursday morning took questions from trucking for the first time since allegations of fraud surfaced a month ago, and asked fleets to work with the truckstop chain to resolve any problems rather than filing suit.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
Building of new homes in the United States fell in April to its lowest level since November, but the rate is still well above the same time a year ago, and new building permits are at their highest level since June 2008.
Tags: Economy, Housing
UPDATED-- Navistar Inc. announced that it has sold parts of its recreational vehicle business to Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading producer of RVs as well as fire & emergency and commercial & industrial vehicles to worldwide markets.
Tags: Navistar, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EVs
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