October 20, 2014 - Industry News
Memphis serves as one of the company’s busiest freight hubs due to its proximity to Interstate 40, Interstate 55, three major rail heads, the largest American cargo airport and the nation’s second largest inland port.
Tags: LTL, Tennessee, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets
The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal, California
October 17, 2014 - Product News
Kenworth added the Driver Performance Assistant option for new T680 and T880 models with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. The system is part of the Driver Performance Center which tracks vehicle efficiency statistics.
Tags: Kenworth, Fuel Efficiency, Driver Assistance Systems, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J and RTS Carrier Services entered into a long-term agreement making the truckstop chain the exclusive fuel partner for customers of the services company.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Discount, Partnership, Pilot Flying J
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.
Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, Suspensions, Hendrickson, Trailer Suspensions
We are now accepting nominations for Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators which honors the most innovative leaders in the industry.
Tags: Awards, Fleets, People, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators
Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time this year in September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover, Fleets, Driver Recruitment
The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck drivers to work longer hours, and trucking groups jumped in.
Tags: Congress, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart, Electronic Logging Devices, The Trucking Alliance, American Trucking Associations
October 17, 2014 - Press Release
HELP Inc., which provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services, announced the appointment of Terry Maple as the new regional director who will cover several northern and Midwestern states.
Tags: Help Inc., PrePass
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Jointly developed by Noregon Systems and Power Solutions International, the PSI PowerLink is a diagnostic software program designed for PSI’s alternative-fuel power systems.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Alternative Fuels, Noregon Systems, Power Solutions International
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Exports moving across Port of Virginia facilities in September helped drive a high amount of cargo through port terminals but officials concede truck wait times could be shorter.
Tags: Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
A big hike in truck tolls is likely in store for any of the routes managed by the Illinois Tollway Authority, based on a tentative budget that would increase spending for next year.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois
The president and CEO of the trucking company ABF Freight System, Roy M. Slagle, retired on Wednesday following 37 years of service.
Tags: Fleets, People, ABF, ArcBest Corp., LTL
Utility is showcasing three of its latest trailers, the 4000A and 4000S flatbeds and the Tautliner curtainsided trailer. The company made a video detailing the features and use cases of each.
Tags: Trailers, Curtain-sider, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Flatbed Trailers
A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.
Tags: Collision Prevention, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Automated Driving, Global
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 1% in September, the biggest gain in nearly two years, and advanced at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2014. Manufacturing production was up for the quarter, led by mining, while last week's unemployment claims dropped.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
The FMCSA reached the final phase of its Wireless Roadside Inspection project , a program testing the viability of wirelessly transmitted vehicle inspections.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, Wireless Roadside Inspections, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Colorado-based Graebel Companies on Wednesday announced it had reached an agreement to sell Graebel Van Lines Inc. and the U.S. moving and storage operations of Graebel Movers Inc. to a rival’s newly created company.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Canadian truck driver Vijaydeep Sahasi was named a Highway Angel by the TCA for his work in saving the life of a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.
Tags: Canada, People, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
Owner-operator and labor groups registered their objections to the decision this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant normal status to Mexican carriers that had been operating under a pilot program.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, NAFTA, Mexican carriers
CORRECTED -- UPS Freight is expanding its Density-Based Rating (also known as dimensional weight pricing) pricing option to all its customers.
Tags: LTL, YRC Freight, UPS Freight, Freight Rates, FedEx Freight, Less Than Truckload
Rates on the spot freight market gained little ground if any, according to the latest weekly roundup of activity from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices
Trucking company Marten Transport Ltd. has reported net income of $7.7 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the third of the year, down slightly from $8 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Earnings, Marten Transport
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