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April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Global Telematics Market to Grow from $17 Billion to $39 Billion in 2019

A new report forecasts the global commercial telematics market to grow from $17.3 billion this year to $39.15 billion in 2019, representing an compounded annual growth rate of 17.7%.

Tags: Telematics, Economy, Information Technology

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Gains, First Quarter Down From Previous One

Credit: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month, according to just released figures.

Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Truck Tonnage

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama License Services Offline Starting Friday Afternoon

Anyone planning to conduct business with the state of Alabama involving their driver’s license will be out of luck for a few days beginning late Friday afternoon.

Tags: Drivers, Alabama, Commercial Driver's License

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall Slightly

New figures show existing-home sales fell to their lowest level in more than 18 months during March, according to the National Association of Realtors, but the trend may be staring to ease.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Werner Profit Slides 18%

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Severe weather is being blamed for another downturn in profits by one of the nation’s largest trucking companies in the first quarter of the year.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Smith Electric Still Alive, CEO Says, But Phones Go Unanswered

Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air Profit Falls Slightly, Ups Second Quarter Expectations

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and logistics provider Forward Air increased revenue the first quarter of the year but income fell compared to the same time in 2013.

Tags: Earnings, Forward Air

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Posts First Hike in Six Weeks, Oil Hits Seven-Week High

Credit: U.S. DOE

The average cost of diesel has turned around over the past week and decided to follow the path gasoline has been taking for nearly a dozen weeks.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Marten Transport Enhances Automatic Detention Pay Program

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.

Tags: Marten Transport, Detention Pay, Drivers

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Immediately Hiring 200 drivers

Schneider is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Houston and the surrounding area to meet a wide variety of growing business needs across its customer base.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Schneider National

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

PrePass Service Launched at Two New Texas Weigh Stations

Help Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, continues to expand its e-screening and pre-clearance technology with the opening of two new Texas weigh stations.

Tags: Help Inc., PrePass

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Starts New Rule on Insurance Minimums

The time has come to take a close look at the minimum insurance requirements for trucking, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In a new report to Congress the agency said it is clear that the current minimums need to be reevaluated.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, Regulations

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge

A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Files Petitions for Haz-Mat Exemptions

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.

Tags: Regulations, New York City, PHMSA, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

CARB to Consider Delaying Some Emissions Rules

Air quality regulators in California are set to consider relaxing some of the state’s tough rules in a meeting set for later this week.

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt and McNeilus Trucks

Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.

Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, OOIDA, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts Join Forces

Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts are joining forces to create an expanded presence with a total of 22 locations, as well as expanding the company’s experience in friction and brake remanufacturing.

Tags: Aftermarket, Brakes, Six Robblees, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Canada Expanding Two Border Crossing Facilities

The Canadian government is planning a multi-million dollar upgrade for the Aldergrove border crossing, which includes an expansion with a dedicated Nexus lane to speed up border crossings.

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Crime, Wyoming

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Kenan Transport Settles EEOC Lawsuit over Pregnancy Discrimination

The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.

Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kenan Advantage Group

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Arkansas Routes Get New I-49 Designation

Sections of Interstate 540 and Highway 71 in northwest Arkansas will be receiving a new Interstate highway designation soon, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Tags: Arkansas, Highways, I-49, Interstate, Interstate 49

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Overrules FMCSA Shutdown Order of Illinois Trucking Company

Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, CSA, Illinois

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

IPD's Jack Lorimer Retires After 44 Years

Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.

Tags: People, IPD

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