June 10, 2014 - Industry News
The services uShip and ShipWorks have teamed up to address what they say is the problem many sellers face when using e-commerce sites when shipping goods that are too large to easily and affordably ship through conventional methods.
Tags: Information Technology, LTL, uShip, Shipping Service, ShipWorks
UPDATED -- The U.S. House approved an amendment that would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from changing insurance minimums. The amendment is a long way from becoming law but it highlights opposition to the agency even considering a change in the minimums.
Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives, Congress, Legislation, Regulations
The driver rumor mill and some social media sites are telling drivers that the 34-hour restart has been suspended for one year. This is not the case.
Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, HNI
Robert Sutton, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has been honored as a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a family of four involved in a bad accident.
Tags: Drivers, Image, TCA Highway Angel
When the California Air Resources Board says it is serious about fining trucking companies for violating state regulations over air quality it isn’t kidding.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Diesel Emissions, California Air Resources Board, Reefers
UPDATED -- Previously, he was senior vice president and president of Meritor's Commercial Truck & Industrial segment. Craig will continue to report directly to Ike Evans, chairman and CEO.
Ford's Kansas City assembly plant is moving at full capacity to meet the demand for its Transit full-size van that begins arriving at dealers this summer.
Tags: Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ride and Drive, Vehicle Manufacturing
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel has fallen for the sixth straight week, hitting its lowest price since the latter half of January, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
“North Carolina is home to many commercial trucking fleets, and Greensboro is a very important market for Goodyear,” said Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.
Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Goodyear, North Carolina, Tires, Goodyear-FleetHQ, breakdowns
California-based England Van Lines plans to retrofit its fleet of moving trucks in San Jose with new stop-start technology allowing drivers to coast through traffic lights without having to stop.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Technology, California, Engines
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation
The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. decreased by 25% February through April, but the average loss value increased 98%, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
Truck and engine maker Navistar International has reported a fiscal second quarter net loss of $297 million, or $3.65 per diluted share, compared to a fiscal second quarter 2013 net loss of $374 million, or $4.65 per diluted share.
Tags: Navistar, Earnings
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, New Jersey, Walmart, Fatigue
North American freight shipments and expenditures continued to buck the historic trend and increased again in May, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
Western designed a one-of-a-kind Wide-Out plow commemorating the five branches of the U.S. military and their veterans. PPG Industrial Coatings donated the paint for this project, and ICAFe Inc. donated the custom paint job.
Tags: Snow Removal, Snow Plow, Military Support, Western Products
June 7, 2014 - Industry News
Abney began his UPS career in 1974 as a part-time package loader. Over the course of his 40-year career, he held various operational positions including a five-year stint as president of UPS International.
Aerodynamics panel discussion brings industry experts and regulators together for a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Tags: SAE International, Aerodynamics
A previous 90-day waiver was completed successfully with no adverse effects to safety. This is the second exemption to be granted by the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS
The DRIC bridge Coast Guard permit is a key step in clearing the way for construction to begin. Ambassador Bridge owner, Matt Moroun, had sought an injunction to prevent construction of the new bridge, located several miles downstream of his bridge.
Tags: Ambassador Bridge
June 6, 2014 - Industry News
Four consecutive +200k monthly non-farm payroll reports is impressive, but it will take more than headline improvement to thrust the economy above current trend growth. Employment gains thus far have not yet led to wage pressures. Without adequate income growth, the consumer remains limited in spending capacity, which is restraining near-term growth prospects.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Employment
The updated policy will enable carriers and drivers to request the removal of violations that were previously uploaded into FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System.
Tags: FMCSA, DataQ
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