October 21, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks once again honored two of its safest customers with the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Each fleet was presented $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, ATA2013
The California Air Resources Board has fined Bakersfield-based KS Industries, an engineering and construction firm, $230,250 for failing to update its diesel trucks to clean up harmful emissions as required by state anti-pollution laws.
Tags: CARB, Fines
ORLANDO -- American Trucking Associations announced the winners of the seventh annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Awards, honoring four organizations for their efforts to generate positive awareness of the trucking industry's essential role in the economy and dedication to safety.
Tags: ATA, Trucking's image
ORLANDO -- The changes to the federal commercial driver hours of service rules that went into effect July 1 caused the issue to top the American Transportation Research Institute's annual survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives, truck drivers, trucking industry suppliers and government.
Tags: Economy, ATA, CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, EOBR, ATRI, ATA2013
Although truck sales are not where they thought they would be a year ago, Daimler Trucks executives say they've achieved a list of goals and are solidly on top in U.S. market share – but they'd like to see the U.S. government take some steps to provide a more stable economic environment and incentivize the purchase of new, cleaner-burning trucks.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA2013
ORLANDO -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said the industry continues to play a central role in the U.S. economy, despite the myriad of challenges facing the industry, and took direct aim at the Republican Party.
Tags: ATA, ATA2013, Government
October 20, 2013 - Industry News
The economy and freight continues to chug along in an "OK" mode, while stagnant capacity and new and pending regulations put the industry "on the cusp of a capacity crunch" if the economy speeds up, according to a panel of economic and industry experts at the American Trucking Associations' annual convention Sunday.
Tags: Economy, ATA, ACT Research, Truck Tonnage, ATA2013
American Trucking Associations recognized some of the industry’s finest performances Sunday during its annual Management Conference & Exhibition, before a large crowd assembled for the opening general session.
Tags: ATA, ATA2013
October 19, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED Wed., Oct. 23 – The American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition wrapped up Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Click the headline for the latest news and product announcements from the show.
Tags: ATA, Events, ATA2013
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.
Tags: Volvo, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, EPA, Mack, Engines, Damler Truck
Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, PIT, FPInnovations
Republic Services Inc. deployed 53 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks.
Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles
Waste Management announced it is building a facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the pipelines of Ameren Illinois for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities.
Tags: Waste Management, Natural Gas Vehicles, Landfill gas, CNG Fueling Stations
Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Eagleville, Mo. The Eagleville Love’s includes 64 truck parking spaces, a Subway restaurant, and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, all open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion
CSX Corp. and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries announced plans to design and build a new intermodal facility in McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The proposed facility will give western Pennsylvania shippers direct intermodal freight rail access.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Intermodal, CSX
A strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association continues for a third day at the Port of Baltimore, crippling freight operations.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded $168 million worth of transportation projects. Construction will soon begin on projects to replace bridges and widen and improve roads in several areas of the state.
Tags: Virginia, Road Construction
One of the most closely watched surveys of fuel prices is back online following the end of the partial federal government shutdown and it shows fuel prices keep trending lower.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Nebraska-based truckload fleet Werner Enterprises reported a drop in its third quarter profit amid just a slight increase in business, noting that hours of service rules changes that took effect in July negatively impacted miles per truck by 2% to 3%.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings
The parent company of the carrier Covenant Transport and others, Covenant Transportation Group, has announced third quarter net income of $2 million compared with $1 million the same time a year ago. Company officials cited a higher unseated truck percentage and new hours of service regulations as factors.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Covenant Transport
Former Con-Way executive Herbert “Herb” Schmidt has been elected to Covenant Transportation Group’s board of directors. Schmidt, age 57, served as the executive vice president of Con-Way Inc. and president of Con-way Truckload from 2007 to 2012.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Con-way Inc.
Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Lowe's
October 17, 2013 - Industry News
Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation will have major roadway closures in place this weekend along the I-395/95 corridor from the Washington D.C. line to Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford County.
Apollo Tyres Ltd. did not take Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s lawsuit and allegations lightly. Cooper says Apollo is not meeting the terms of the merger agreement. Apollo claims it's Cooper that is in violation of the agreement.
Tags: Wheels, Mergers & Acquisitions
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