TopNews

6376  -  6400  of  33672

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Shuster Urges Quiet Approach to Highway Funding

"We will not ignore the funding issue, but I think it’s important that we need to build the case,” said Bill Shuster.

With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Legislation, Congress

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

New Werner Safe Driver Program Rewards Truckers with New Rigs

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking company Werner Enterprises recently introduced a three-tiered Million Mile Safe Driver Truck Program, designed to recognize professional Werner drivers who have achieved safe driving milestones of 1, 2 or 3 million miles.

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

October Average Price and Volumes of Used Class 8 Trucks Up

The average selling price of total reported used Class 8 trucks continues to hold up better than expected, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Vista Equity Partners Completes Acquisition of Omnitracs

Vista Equity Partners LLC announced it has completed its acquisition of Omnitracs Inc., formerly a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. In conjunction with this announcement, Omnitracs announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roadnet Technologies Inc., a provider of fleet management software solutions for private fleets.

Tags: Qualcomm, Information Technology, Roadnet Technologies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet to Fight $1 Million Plus OSHA Fine

A trucking company that was fined more than $1 million dollars earlier this month for firing employees who blew the whistle for its illegal activities says it will fight the decision.

Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Safety & Compliance

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Group Loses Appeal to Stop Broker Bond Hike

The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents lost a challenge on Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to delay enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new broker bond requirement that takes full effect on Dec. 1.

Tags: FMCSA, Brokers, AIPBA

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA’s Moving Fraud Task Force Shuts Down Five Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Moving Fraud Task Force has shut down five household goods moving companies in Florida, South Carolina and Maryland for holding customer shipments hostage and failing to turn over records related to their investigations.

Tags: FMCSA, Household Goods Movers

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Millions Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Travel

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5% from the 44 million people who traveled last year.

Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Jumps for First Time Since September

The average cost of diesel has turned higher this week for the first time since the first of September while gasoline has increased for the second consecutive week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Bergstrom Buys Innovative Product Development Corp.

Bergstrom Inc. has expanded its design engineering capabilities with the acquisition of Innovative Product Development Corp., an engineering firm based in Troy, Mich.

Tags: HVAC, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bergstrom

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchases Smooth Freight

Manitoulin Transport announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Manitoba-based carrier Smooth Freight.

Tags: Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Penn. Governor Signs New Transportation Funding Law Changing Fuel Taxes

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed comprehensive transportation legislation that some say will dramatically hike fuel prices in the state because of a new tax formula.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Highway Funding

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Judge Approves Pilot Flying J Settlement

With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Litigation

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

HDAW’14 Sets New Records for Supplier Participation

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week organizers report record-breaking registrations from exhibiting suppliers for the 2014 conference, with a 105 year-to-date increase in the number of supplier-company exhibitors from the previous year.

Tags: Aftermarket, HDAW

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Registrations Increase Nearly 3%, Best Since 2007

New Commercial Registrations (GVW 3-8) Quarterly Volume by Calendar Year

New commercial vehicle registrations in classes 3-8 for the first nine months of the 2013 were 426,718 units, up 2.8% from the same period in the 2012, according to a new report from IHS Automotive/Polk.

Tags: R. L. Polk & Co., Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive, Class 4, Class 5

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Wisconsin Clean Cities Annual Meeting Dec. 10

Wisconsin Clean Cities Inc. will host its 8th Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Tags: Clean Cities, Events, Wisconsin Clean Cities

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Texas Highway 130 Toll Discounts Ending Early

A program to bring in more truck traffic along one toll route has accomplished its goal of getting some traffic off Interstate 35 in Central Texas but is ending earlier than planned.

Tags: Texas, Tolls

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Georgia 400 Tolls Gone

Tolls along the Georgia 400 in metro Atlanta are now gone with the wind, with the final fees being collected on Friday, but it may come with another price.

Tags: Tolls, Georgia

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Thefts Decline But Losses Increase Dramatically

This graphic from FreightWatch International shows the locations of reported cargo thefts in August through September. Credit: FreightWatch International.

A new report from the logistics security services provider, FreightWatch International, shows it recorded a total of 212 cargo thefts in the United States in August through September, with 76 thefts in August, 84 in September and 52 in October.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

October Trailer Orders Robust, Up 43% M/M

The fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month-over-month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The year-over-year comparison was less robust, but still a solid 6% increase. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

The first class of the Peterbilt Technician Institute.

Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Managing the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Trailer Announces New President

Fontaine Commercial Platform Trailer announces that Karl Owens has been promoted to company president. Owens began his career with Fontaine Trailer at the Kent, Ohio, facility as operations manager in 2003 and became general manager of the Kent facility a year later.

Tags: Leadership

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Forecast to be Worse in Spots around Thanksgiving

Traffic congestion wasn't even on the radar during Thanksgiving in 1900, about the time this postcard was created. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

For trucking the time before and after holidays often means traffic is heavier at times and this Thanksgiving may be a whopper in some places.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Inrix

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Passes Transportation Plan Changing Fuel Tax Structure

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation passed by state lawmakers on Thursday providing $2.3 billion over five years for transportation, about a 40% hike, but it’s leaving some questions unanswered.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-90 in Cleveland Closing This Weekend

Interstate 90 east in Cleveland, Ohio, over the Innerbelt Bridge, between I-490 and I-77, has been closed through the weekend and is expected to reopen onto the new bridge by 6 a.m. Monday.

Tags: Ohio

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?

PC-11 The New Engine Oils Experts

The expert, Shawn Whitacre from Chevron Delo, will answer your questions

View All

GotQuestions?

Sleeper Cab Power Experts

The expert, Steve Carlson from Xantrex, will answer your questions

View All

GotQuestions?

Transmissions

The expert, Brian Fletcher from Eaton, will answer your questions

View All