May 29, 2014 - Industry News
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
A hike in the average rate for refrigerated cargo leads increases in all three categories for spot freight, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles for the first quarter of the 2014 amounted 143,245, an increase of 8.3% over the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures released by R.L. Polk.
Tags: Vehicle Registration, R.L. Polk
A New York man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday and ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution for his role in a conspiracy that skimmed more than $1.7 million from trucking companies.
Tags: New York, Crime & Fraud
BestPass, providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, had made two additions to its management team.
Tags: People, Bestpass, Information Technology
Speed limits along some Interstate routes in Maine as well as one non-Interstate route are increasing, some immediately. The move by the state transportation department follows a study of crash numbers and speeds it claims most people are already driving.
Tags: Minnesota, Maine, Speed Limits
As a result of continued growth, Bergstrom, a designer and and supplier of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, has promoted Joe Kirby to general manager of aftermarket sales.
Tags: People, Bergstrom, Aftermarket
Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.
Tags: Drivers, Transmissions, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions
Hess is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast and the fifth largest in the U.S. by number of company-operated sites with 1,256 stores located in 16 states. Speedway is the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain by number of company-owned and operated sites, with approximately 1,480 stores located in nine states.
Tags: Gasoline, Hess Corporation, Truckstops, Diesel Fuel, Mergers & Acquisitions
After moving more than 12 cents higher per gallon over the past three years, Connecticut’s diesel tax is set to drop slightly on July 1.
Tags: Connecticut, Diesel Tax
Work on the highway bill continues next week with a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on safety policy. The Subcommittee on Surface Transportation will convene Tuesday, June 3 to take testimony on “The Safety and Effectiveness of our Transportation Systems.” Witnesses have not yet been named.
Tags: FMCSA, Senate, Highway Bill, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Congress, Legislation
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
Retail sales for Classes 5 through 8 in North American posted solid gains in April according to the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research
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