October 2, 2013 - Industry News
Orbcomm Inc. has completed the acquisition of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation’s Sensor Enabled Notification System operation, which includes satellite hardware, network technology and web platforms.
Tags: Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, ORBCOMM
Beijer Electronics, a Sweden-based global technology company, has opened its US headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beijer Electronics is the manufacturer of TREQ mobile data terminals, an in-cab hardware for vehicle applications.
Tags: Information Technology, Expansion
Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Engines, Westport
American Natural Gas is currently developing a heavy duty, fast-fill compressed natural gas facility in Kirkwood, N.Y.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations
FTR's Shippers Conditions Index for July, with a reading of -8.3, was basically unchanged from the previous month reflecting relatively modest freight volume growth combined with some capacity constraints caused by new regulations.
Tags: FTR, SCI, Freight Capacity
After years of planning, construction of a bypass around the northern part of Birmingham, Alabama is finally set to take place, but it will be a long time before it's completed
Tags: Alabama, Road Construction
The amount of freight, along with rates, are both generally down on the spot market, according to one of the nation’s largest freight matching services.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
A more than two-year streak in U.S. auto sale gains came to an end in September, but don’t read too much into the decline, say analysts. Early estimates show new sales fell 4% in September compared to the same time a year ago, to a little more than 1.1 million vehicles.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.
Tags: Regulations, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
Carriers are gradually coming to terms with the effects of the new health care law, and what they must do to comply, according to the Transport Capital Partners Third Quarter Survey.
Tags: TCP, Health Care
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against an operation of the tanker-hauler Kenan Advantage Group, claiming it violated federal law by discriminating against a female employee because she was pregnant.
Tags: Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports
General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.
Tags: Chevrolet, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, GMC Sierra, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Silverado
The less-than-truckload operation of FedEx continues growing with service in and out of Canada.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, FedEx
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of rule changes required by last year’s highway law, including higher fines for various violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Fines
Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System and the Teamsters Union have reached another contract extension through October 29, as the two work through the process for resolving the two remaining supplemental agreements to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement.
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks recently expanded its network of leasing locations in the United States and Canada to include 10 new sites to better serve customers.
Tags: Leasing, Volvo Trucks
The price of oil keeps edging toward going back below the $100 per barrel mark, bringing fuel prices along for the ride. Crude lost 54 cents in trading in New York on Monday, settling at $102.33 per barrel, hitting near a three-month low
Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Love’s Travel Stops and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announced a $2 million donation that will benefit 92 CMN Hospitals across the country. Love’s recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign at its 304 travel stop and country store locations.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, fundraising
Kenworth of Peterborough, a new full-service dealership, has opened at a newly renovated facility that offers easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway 7 and 115.
Tags: PACCAR, Dealer, Kenworth of Petersborough
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a new definition of a “tank vehicle” to clarify concerns about the impact of the definition on Commercial Drivers License requirements.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CDL, Hazmat, Tankers
UPDATED—12:00 a.m., Federal truck safety programs will continue to operate despite a partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, U.S. DOT
Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker has signed a declaration of emergency for the Leo Frigo Bridge along Interstate 43 in Green Bay.
Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridge, I-43
“Embarrassing” and “humbling” is how embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam described the past few months since federal agents served a series of search warrants against the company, as part of an investigation into allegations of cheating trucking companies out of rebates.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Diesel Prices
Phoenix-based truckload carrier Knight Transportation, has responded to USA Truck’s recent rejection of its purchase offer, saying it's disappointed and announcing it's upped its ownership share of the company.
Tags: USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
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