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June 17, 2014 - Industry News

HOS Restart Fight Pending in Senate

The effort to suspend the hours of service restart provision will come to a head on the Senate floor this week, possibly this afternoon.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, CVSA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 34-Hour Restart, Legislation, Hours of Service

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Logistics Report Predicts ‘Banner Year’

This is going to be a banner year for the logistics industry, says Rosalyn Wilson in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report. The economy last year was not stellar and business inventories plummeted in the first period this year as a consequence of bad weather, but freight is gaining now, Wilson says in a Tuesday presentation at the National Press Club.

Tags: Forecast, Freight, Logistics, Economy, Penske

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Cost Moves Lower for Seventh Week, Oil Near Nine-Month High

On-highway diesel fuel prices. Credit: U.S. DOE

The average price of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the seventh consecutive week, hitting a level not seen since January, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Logistics to Manage Commercial Vehicle Group’s Supply Chain

Third-party logistics provider, Celadon Logistics, will provide transportation management services to North American operations of the Commercial Vehicle, a supplier of cab related products and systems for the commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: 3PL, Commercial Vehicle Group, Celadon Group

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Thefts Drop 11% March Through May, Average Loss Jumps

In this rolling quarter FreightWatch recorded a total of 183 thefts in the United States, with 80 thefts in March, 55 in April and 48 in May. The average loss value per incident during the period was $242,010. Compared with the previous quarter, thefts decreased by 11%, while the average loss value increased by 89%. Credit: FreightWatch International

The number of truck cargo theft has declined but the value of each heist has increased dramatically, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

A Good Review for SuperTruck Program

Truck and engine manufacturers report significant efficiency gains as a result of the public-private “SuperTruck” program. An interim assessment of the Energy Department’s collaborative effort says that the concept vehicles are closing in on a 50% improvement in freight efficiency and a 20% improvement in engine efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, DOE, SuperTruck, Fuel Economy

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Bruce Stockton Joins Kenan Advantage

In his new role, Stockton will be responsible for the strategic oversight and alignment of KAG’s fleet services to include approximately 6,200 power units and 9,700 trailers. He is also responsible for equipment and parts procurement, building and property acquisition, and general and environmental maintenance.

Tags: People, Kenan Advantage Group

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research Publishes Trailer Market White Paper

The more than 70-page paper and a supporting index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets to include Australia and South Africa.

Tags: Research, Trailers, ACT Research

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rebounds, Homebuilder Optimism Grows

UPDATED -- U.S. industrial production rose 0.6% in May after having declined 0.3% in April, according to a new Federal Reserve report. The decrease in April was previously reported to have been 0.6%.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Precision Drilling Sells Trucking Operation

Precision Drilling has signed an agreement to sell certain assets from its trucking operations to fellow Canada-based Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Wait Times to be Reduced at Vancouver, Canada Port

The Canadian government said Thursday it is contributing $3 million to reduce trucker wait times by using new technologies to better link operations across Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals.

Tags: Port Trucking

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Carolina International Expanding Charleston Location

The dealership remains open during the renovation. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2015.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, International Trucks, South Carolina, Dealers

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Bests Industry Average in Truck Cargo Thefts

The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.

Tags: Drivers, Schneider, Cargo Theft

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Xperion, 3M Team Up to Develop CNG Storage Tanks

The company Xperion has reached an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, CNG Tanks

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Wholesale Prices Fall, Consumer Sentiment Dips

Prices at the wholesale level declined in May for the first time in three months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, while a separate report shows consumer sentiment fell slightly but is relatively stable.

Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

CNG Filling Station Opens In St. Louis

The Laclede Group has debuted its first Spire Natural Gas Fueling station near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Tags: Fueling Station, Missouri, I-70, Laclede, Interstate 70, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opening Spokane, Wash. Dealership

The dealership will be more than 31,000 square feet, including an office, parts department, shop area and 8 service bays with overhead cranes and a service pit. There are plans to add 20 employees to handle operations at the Spokane location.

Tags: Washington, Trailers, Dealers, Utility Trailer, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

DeFazio Introduces Bill Reforming Road Funding

HR 4848, “The Repeal and Rebuild Act,” is a long-term solution that would create American jobs, fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and finally break the transportation funding impasse that has plagued Congress for years, according to the senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Life After New Century Transportation Closing, Bankruptcy

Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, New Century Transportation

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

TRALA Reports Progress on D.C. Diesel Ban

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association reports progress on an industry effort to fix the District of Columbia’s move to ban certain diesel engines. TRALA, speaking for a coalition that includes American Trucking Associations as well as local trucking interests, said the D.C. government is willing to rewrite a budget bill that would in effect ban the engines.

Tags: TRALA, Diesel Engines, District of Columbia, Legislation

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Sells Off Ownership in TruckersB2B

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this month, the sales price was approximately $21 million. Celadon expects to use the proceeds to pay down bank debt.

Tags: Celadon Group, TruckersB2B

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Newton Named Arkansas Trucking Association President

She replaces Lane Kidd, who left earlier this year to focus on a public affairs and investment group he founded. Kidd held the post for 22 years.

Tags: Arkansas, People, Trucking Associations

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Opens New 48,000-Square-Foot Terminal in California

Photo by Joanne Tucker

C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.

Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, LNG

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Increase for Fourth Straight Month

Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

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