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July 18, 2013 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Status to be Focus of Congressional Hearing Next Tuesday

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), will hold a hearing next Tuesday regarding the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund and its impact on federal surface transportation programs.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Infrastructure Funding

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

I-95 South Full Closure Overnight for Bridge Work, July 19-21

Detour via Russell Road (Exit 148, MCBQ) to U.S. Rte. 1

Weather permitting, on Friday night, July 19, through Sunday night July 21, starting each night at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 south near Exit 148, Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Tags: Virginia, Highway Construction

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Pushes Anti-Aggressive Driving Effort

Safety around trucks takes the spotlight in this summer’s Maryland’s Smooth Operator program. As a heat wave strikes the Baltimore area, the Smooth Operator program is working to put the chill on aggressive driving behaviors through education and enforcement waves of its own.

Tags: Maryland, Safety & Compliance

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Could Save Big With Mobile Technologies

Eliminating paper alone can drive savings by eliminating the time required to produce the paper in dispatch, the time a driver has spends organizing or sorting the paper and the time it takes to get a customer to sign the paper.

Trucking fleets are leaving an average of nearly a half-million dollars in operational savings on the table by not taking full advantage of mobile technologies they may already utilize, according to a report from Intermec, Everett, Wash.

Tags: Mobile technology, Intermec

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Takes Action Against Three Chicago-Area Moving Companies

Three Chicago-area household goods moving companies have had their interstate operating authority revoked or suspended due to serious violations of safety and commercial regulations. In addition, all three companies were assessed civil penalties, announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Household Goods Movers, Illinois

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone's Firestone Brand Targets Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

New product development and technical research is based at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center houses labs and testing facilities in a high-tech, environmentally friendly building.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is promising up to $1,200 annual savings for operators who equip their vehicles with new Firestone-brand commercial tires.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index for May Remains Stable

FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index for May was basically unchanged from the level of the last few months at a -7.5 reading.

Tags: FTR, Shipper Conditions Index

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

DAT North American Freight Index Rises Seasonally in June

Credit: DAT.

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 2.2% in June, compared to May, according to newly released figures. Spot market rates rose 4.5% for vans.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

TireStamp Develops Fleet Customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

TireStamp Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program that is customizable to each individual fleet’s operating needs.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Increases Second Quarter Income and Revenue

Wisconsin-based temperature-controlled trucking company Marten Transport reported an increase in net income to $7.7 million, for the second quarter ended June 30, compared to $7.6 million from the same time last year.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Marten Transport

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

New York and Jersey Port Truckers Vote to Join Teamsters

Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469, according to a news release.

Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, Ports, Teamsters

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

Tom Marx to Help Students in Heavy Duty Leadership Course

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors will address "Surviving and Thriving During a Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture or Other Change in Ownership" on Wednesday, July 24 at the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich.

Tags: Events, University of the Aftermarket

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Completes Installation of DEF at the Pump at All of its Travel Stops Nationwide

Love’s Travel Stops now offers diesel exhaust fluid at the pump for professional truck drivers at all 245 travel stops across the country.

Tags: DEF, Love's Travel Stops

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Transfac Capital Provides Specialty Financing Programs for Owner-Operators

Transfac Capital Inc.'s Fund My Freight program is designed to facilitate financing for single truck owner-operators and small trucking companies.

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Utah DOT to Deploy 360SmartView Truck Screening Technology

The state of Utah will soon deploy 360SmartView throughout its network of truck inspection facilities. 360SmartView is a cloudbased truck-sorting system that will electronically assess all trucks entering weigh stations and present roadside officers with a real-time, complete and correct snapshot of compliance with state and federal safety and weight requirements.

Tags: Utah

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Expands Mexico Services

Con-way Freight has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Con-way Truckload

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Owner-Operators of Today and Yesteryear

A lot can change in 10 years, and for the average owner-operator, a lot has changed. Todd Amen, CEO of ATBS, recently presented at TCA's Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting on how the owner-operator and his world has transformed in a decade's time.

Tags: TCA, Drivers, Owner-Operators

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Pilot Flying J will pay back money owed to trucking customers for fuel rebates, plus 6% interest.

[UPDATED] -- Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with some of the trucking companies that filed suit against it alleging the company cheated them out of fuel rebates.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

PacLease Network Grows With Seven New Franchises

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with the announcement of seven new franchises in the United States and Canada.

Tags: PacLease, Dealers, Expansion

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, Consumer Prices and Homebuilder Confidence Rise

Industrial production in the United States has posted its largest increase in four months, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. The overall performance matched a consensus estimate by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, while the manufacturing number -- key to truck freight -- was better than expected.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Home Sales, Industrial Production

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues Electric & Hybrid Reefer Regulatory Guidance

California’s Air Resources Board has released a four-page document explaining the requirements for using electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for complying with the state’s transportation refrigeration unit, or reefer, regulations.

Tags: CARB, California, Reefers, Trailers

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Tolls Set to Head Higher Annually Starting Next Year

Officials with the Ohio Turnpike have voted to borrow $1.5 billion, and with it will come annual toll hikes to help pay off the debt. Next year’s hike will be 2.7% with further increases tied to the region’s inflation rate.

Tags: Ohio Turnpike, Ohio, Tolls, Highways

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Construction Underway on New Washington I-5 Bridge Following Collapse

This design visual shows how and where crews will install the pilings to support the work platforms. Credit: Washington State DOT.

Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is officially underway, but new delays and detours will happen again in a few weeks.

Tags: I-5, Interstate 5, Washington, Highways, Skagit River Bridge, Infrastructure, Bridges

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shelly York Notices “Debris” Fall from a Pickup Truck; Turns Out to Be a Young Boy

Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., was named a TCA Highway Angel.

Professional truck drivers see a lot of interesting things on the road. Take, for example, Shelly York of North Little Rock, Ark., who drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

Tags: ABF, TCA Highway Angel

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Yara Begins Domestic DEF Production and Distribution at Canadian Plant

Air1 DEF storage tanks at Yara’s Belle Plaine plant in Canada, where the company has begun domestic production and distribution.

Yara North America Inc. announced the launch of new DEF production and distribution capabilities at its plant in Belle Plaine, Canada. The news follows the successful completion of the first DEF shipments under the Air1 brand earlier this month.

Tags: DEF, Yara North America

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