November 26, 2013 - Industry News
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Manitoulin Transport announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Manitoba-based carrier Smooth Freight.
Tags: Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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