May 21, 2014 - Industry News
Sandberg, the CEO of TransSafe Consulting, previously served as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the George W. Bush administration.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, People
American Trucking Associations has reconsidered its policy on highway funding and added seven alternatives to its bedrock commitment to the federal fuel tax.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Fuel Tax, Diesel Tax
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
Verizon Networkfleet and J.J. Keller & Associates have reached an agreement to develop the trucking industry’s first integrated, GPS fleet management solution, which will provide complete performance and compliance management.
Tags: J.J. Keller, Verizon Networkfleet, Information Technology, Safety & Compliance, Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Devices, ELD, CSA
During his opening keynote during the ALK Technology Conference, J.B. Hunt's Richie Henderson outlined the causes of the ongoing driver shortage, how to resolve it, and how technology can help.
Tags: CSA, Driver Shortage, HOS, J.B. Hunt, ALK Technologies
Former U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the infrastructure investment firm Meridiam North America as a senior advisor.
Tags: Ray LaHood, People
BNSF Railway and the Mexican railroad Ferromex have announced new intermodal service between Chicago and Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. Trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at El Paso, Texas to and from FXE, Mexico’s largest railroad, which will operate the trains between the border crossing and Silao five days a week.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5% in April, after rising 0.6% the previous month, according to newly released figures. In April, the index equaled 129.1 versus 127.2 in March. The all-time high was in November 2013 at 131.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
Crime-prevention companies CargoNet and LoJack/SC-integrity have formed an alliance to provide supply chain security risk and performance analysis services through a data collection and analytics platform.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, LoJack, Cargo Theft, CargoNet
The owner of a Colorado-based moving company was sentenced earlier this month to nearly three years home confinement following him pleading guilty last year to charges of defrauding customers.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Household Goods Movers, Crime, DOT Inspector General
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
A high-ranking official with the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is reportedly no longer with the company, some 13 months after it was raided by federal agents.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
Average prices for on-highway diesel and gasoline have each moved lower for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
TEC Equipment now provides sales parts and service for Wabash National.
Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis. captured Best of Show honors with his green and white 2013 Peterbilt 389 at the 32nd Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held May 15-17 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs, Image
Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Economy, ProStar, Swift Transportation
United Auto Workers employees at Daimler Trucks North America’s facilities located in Cleveland, Mt. Holly and Gastonia, North Carolina, have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.
Tags: OEM, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Labor Unions
Indiana and Alabama have added the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service to 10 new locations while 12 more sites have been added in Texas, bringing the total number there to 18.
Tags: Texas, Alabama, Drivewyze, Indiana, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations
Truckload linehaul rates rose 5.7% in April compared to the same time in 2013 and are up 4.6% since February, according to new readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.
One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.
Tags: Quality Carriers
A measure of business conditions for shippers remained deep in negative territory in March, meaning the climate favored trucking companies, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Research, FTR Associates, Freight Rates
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with criticism on Friday to a recent study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which claims that electronic logging devices would lower truck crash rates.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Research, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, OOIDA, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, Safety & Compliance, ELDs
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America now offers a used-truck warranty option for any used FUSO work truck up to 7 years old with less than 300,000 miles on it at time of purchase.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Used Trucks
American Trucking Associations asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a 6-month delay in the start date for the medical examiner registry.
Tags: FMCSA, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
Rebranding reflects shift in corporate strategy.
Tags: Dealers, Truck Sales
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