June 2, 2014 - Industry News
Iowa 80 Kitchen in the Iowa 80 Truckstop will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special menu featuring opening day menu prices.
Brake violations are historically among the top reasons trucks are taken out of service during the Roadcheck inspection blitz. Bendix has a few ideas on how to keep your trucks out of the compound during this year's 72-hour blitz.
Tags: Bendix, CVSA, Roadcheck, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
Republican leaders in the House are proposing a stopgap plan that claims money from postal service reforms to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund
TransForce says the transaction will provide the Quebec-based carrier with critical mass in the U.S. truckload sector.
Tags: TransForce, Transport America
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
ArcBest is under contract to purchase 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Ark., for construction of a new corporate headquarters. The company said it has exceeded the capacity at its current Fort Smith general office.
Tags: ABF, ArcBest Corp.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will implement a new fee structure will be enacted July 1 for all types of permits, ranging from single trip/overdimensional, overweight, to annuals and seasonal permits, according to the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Safety & Compliance, Permits, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
Navistar Financial Corp. has completed an agreement for $100 million of additional funding in what it calls a “trade receivables securitization program.”
Tags: Navistar, Truck Sales, Navistar Financial Corporation
The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
The trucking company USA Truck announced the appointment of Alexander D. Greene to its board of directors. With the addition of Greene, the USA Truck Board expands to 10 members.
Tags: People, USA Truck
The 0.1% drop in personal consumption expenditures follows an upwardly revised 1% increase during March, which was the largest gain since August 2009 and is the first decline in a year.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Spending, Consumer Sentiment
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
BCS has expanded the dealer network training programs in its Learning Center to better accommodate students and today's varying learning styles.
Tags: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Tires, Training
During the HDATP Annual Meeting Jim Redwine, owner of Redwine’s Garage and Parts Sale, was presented with the 2013 HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year Award.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, HDA Truck Pride
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday released a new study about the economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
Tags: Accidents, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., has introduced H.R. 4715, the Orphan Earmarks Act, to rescind and remove idle earmarks for Department of Transportation projects, some of which were approved more than 20 years ago.
U.S. trade with its next-door neighbors totaled $101.5 billion in March 2014, the second highest amount on record, as four of five transportation modes carried more freight than the same time a year ago, according to new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the carrier. The bill by Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says that shippers and brokers would not be liable for negligence claims at the state level if they made sure that the carrier is registered at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has the required insurance and does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating.
Tags: FMCSA, Liability, TIA, Highway Bill, Congress, Legislation, Shippers, Brokers
The 2,200 acre site in Santa Teresa, N.M., which officially opened to truck traffic in April, is along the company’s critical Sunset Route, the rail line running 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles.
Tags: Railroads, New Mexico, Intermodal
A provider of electronic revenue cycle, document management and invoicing services to the transportation industry, Pegasus TransTech, has acquired TripPak Services and ACS Advertising from Xerox.
Tags: Information Technology, Xerox, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pegasus TransTech, TripPak
The owner of a group of freight auditing and payment businesses surrendered Wednesday to authorities to face charges she operated them as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme..
Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud
UPDATED -- The broadest measure of American economic health shows it throttled back in the first quarter of the year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Unemployment, Employment
This year's Fleet Safety Conference, July 22-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature sessions aimed at heavy-duty truck fleets, such as what you don't know about truck inspections and an update on hours of service and electronic logs.
Tags: Inspections, HOS, Events, ELDs
Effective June 1, company drivers at the Missouri-based ACT will receive a 1 cent per mile pay increase for all miles. Independent contractors will receive 3 cents per mile more for all miles, moving it up to $1.03 per mile.
Tags: Driver Pay, American Central Transport
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Defense needs to do a better job handling hazardous materials, says the Government Accountability Office. Hazmat shipments have been improperly documented and packaged, leading to delays and risks to safety and national security, the watchdog agency found.
Tags: FMCSA, Department of Defense, Hazmat, Government Accountability Office, Safety & Compliance
The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels
Certain pressure relief valves for use on compressed natural gas fuel tanks are being recalled by Circor, which does business as Circle Seal Controls. The affected valves have O-rings that could fail after being exposed to cold temperatures, allowing natural gas to leak from the fuel tank.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, NHTSA, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, Circle Seal Controls
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