November 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Sunoco Inc. have opened three compressed natural gas fueling dispensers at the Turnpike's New Stanton Service Plaza.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Pennsylvania Turnpike
The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data on the likely costs and benefits associated with Truck Platooning and is requesting industry input through an online survey.
Tags: Survey, U.S. Department of Transportation, ATRI, Truck Platooning
UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. edged down 0.1% in October after having advanced 0.8% in September, according to new figures from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production
The parent of trucking companies Covenant Transport and others said it expects big improvement when its fourth quarter earnings are released and plans a public stock offering.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Fleets, Earnings, Covenant Transportation Group
November 16, 2014 - Industry News
The new Detroit Assurance from Daimler Trucks North America is an active vehicle safety system that complements fuel efficiency while adding a huge measure of driver convenience. The system was formally unveiled at a ride-and-drive event in Miami, Florida, on Friday.
Tags: Active Safety Systems, DTNA, Detroit Assurance, Adaptive Cruise Control, Fuel Efficiency, Transmissions, Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, Detroit Diesel
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
PeopleNet and sister company ALK are making it possible this year to track the Capitol Christmas Tree in real time on its 2,000 mile journey to Washington D.C.
Tags: ALK Technologies, PeopleNet, Capitol Christmas Tree, Asset Tracking
The final segment of a new Interstate has been completed connecting the cities of Texarkana, Ark., and Shreveport, La. The 10 mile segment of road will be designated as Interstate 49 replacing what was Highway 549 in Arkansas.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Arkansas, Louisiana, Road Construction, Interstate 49
Love’s opened a new travel stop in Columbus, Miss., at U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.
Tags: Truck Tires, Mississippi, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel
The National Trailer Dealers Association inducted Nick Lambevski as the organization’s 25th president at the annual NTDA Convention.
Tags: Trailers, NTDA, Commercial Truck Dealers
Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General
Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Consumer Sentiment
The trucking, parcel and logistics service provider expects earnings per share to increase next year by 10% to 15% from 2014 to between $5.45 to $5.70.
Tags: UPS, Fleets, Earnings
In the interim, Bob Russell, former legislative affairs director, who retired at the end of October, has stepped in to serve as interim president until a replacement can be found.
Tags: Associations, People, Oregon Trucking Association
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Trucking Moves America Forward to bolster an industry wide campaign to promote trucking. The TCA will be donating $25,000 each year for five years to the cause.
Tags: TCA, Wreaths Across America, Capitol Christmas Tree, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image, Truckload Carriers Association
Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service
The latest attempt by the Teamsters Union to organize workers at the trucking company Con-way Freight has failed by a 2 to 1 margin.
A measure of how much freight is moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry hit a record high in September with a 0.3% increase from the month before, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index
Together the deals are estimated to cost around $600 million and expected to close next year, following regulatory approval.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking
Spot market freight availability remained strong in October, continuing a 15-month streak of record demand for truckload services, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software announced the nominees for the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year Award. Each of the six nominees was selected by state, metro and national association leaders.
Tags: ATD, American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Events
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports. “We need some relief now,” said Curtis Whalen, executive director of the American Trucking Associations Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Ports, Regulations, Port Trucking, Safety & Compliance
The Trucking Conditions Index from the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR registered 9.07 for September, according to a just released report.
Tags: Economy, Research, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index
With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.
Tags: PepsiCo, Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay, State Grants, Delivery Fleets, Clean Cities
Choice Logistics has named Senior Vice President James Adams to the newly created company position of chief operating officer.
Tags: Fleets, People, Choice Logistics
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