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May 20, 2014 - Industry News

BNSF Railway Offering New Mexican Intermodal Service

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

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

April Truck Tonnage Up from March, Remains Near All-Time High

Credit: ATA

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

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

Third Lawsuit Filed Over FedEx Freight-Bus Crash

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

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

Alliance Formed to Reduce Cargo Theft, Improve Supply Chain Security

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

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

Colorado Household Mover Sentenced for Fraud

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, Compliance, Office of Inspector General, FMSCA, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Household Goods Movers, Crime

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J President Reportedly Out

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Average Fuel Prices Down for Third Consecutive Week

Credit: U.S. DOE

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Inks Sales, Service Deal with TEC Equipment

TEC Equipment now provides sales parts and service for Wabash National.

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Trucker Captures SuperRigs Best of Show for Second Consecutive Year

2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs, Best of Show winner's truck, owned by Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis. Photo: Shell Lubricants/Conrad Schmidt

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar and Swift Transportation Begin Pilot Program to Improve Fuel Economy

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

UAW Members Approve New Daimler Trucks Contract

One of Daimler Trucks' Freightliner models on display during this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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 North America, Labor Unions

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Drivewyze Adds Indiana, Alabama, Texas Locations

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Hit New Highs

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers Forming LTL Network Serving Both Coasts

It will link California, Nevada and Arizona with Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.

Tags: LTL

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Carriers Expands Midwest Operations

One of its existing independent affiliates, Linmoore Investments, has opened in the Chicago suburb of Channahon, Ill.

Tags: Quality Carriers

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Index Negative for Shippers, Positive for Trucking

FTR's Shippers Conditions Index, 2014 vs. 2013. Credit: FTR

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, Freight Rates

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

OOIDA Refutes Recent Electronic Logging Device Study

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, FMSCA, OOIDA, EOBR, Electronic Logging Devices, Safety & Compliance, ELDs

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Used Truck Warranty

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

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Wants More Time for Medical Examiners

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

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

M & K Quality Truck Sales Changes Name, Rebrands

Rebranding reflects shift in corporate strategy.

Tags: Dealers, Truck Sales

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Oklahoma City

Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Housing Starts Surge, Consumer Sentiment Dips

Housing starts in the U.S. jumped again in April, while the number of new building permits issued hit it best level since 2008, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Consumer Sentiment

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Settles Lawsuit for $21 Million

The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations.

Tags: Litigation, Schneider National

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

An Extra Month for Electronic Logging Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is allowing an extra month for comments on its proposed electronic logging rule. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, representing state police and other enforcement interests, had asked the agency for the one-month extension.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, EOBR, ELD, FMSCA, Electronic Logging Devices, Regulations, CVSA

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Shows Majority of Public Cares About “Green Shipping"

The American public cares more about how their products are delivered to them they you may have though, at least in one sector of the shipping business.

Tags: Research, Alternative Fuels

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