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December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Budget Deal Addresses Oil Drilling and Highways

Shell's Perdido platform in the Gulf of Mexico,  the world's deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform.

UPDATED -- A bipartisan federal budget deal reached Tuesday between members of the U.S. House and Senate to keep the federal government from shutting down, contains a little-known provision on drilling for oil and gas.

Tags: Highway Funding, Fuel and Oil, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Legislation

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt Group Acquires Steussy Diesel

Minnesota-based Allstate Peterbilt Group is has acquired Steussy Diesel in Alexandria, Minn., and is expanding the parts store into a full-service shop. Effective in January, Steussy Diesel will become Allstate Peterbilt of Alexandria.

Tags: Peterbilt, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dealers, Aftermarket Parts

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Raises $50,000 for 20th Annual Truckloads of Treasures

Con-way Truckload announced that its employees raised more than $50,000 during the company's 20th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign.

Tags: Con-Way

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

DOT’s Porcari to Step Down at Year End; Mendez Tapped for Post

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari is stepping down after four and a half years of service. In a message to DOT employees, Secretary Anthony Foxx thanked Porcari and said he has asked Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to step in as Acting Deputy Secretary starting Jan. 1.

Tags: Leadership, U.S. DOT

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Foreign Tire Sales Recalls Truck Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.

Tags: Recalls, Tires, U.S. DOT, NHTSA, Foreign Tire Sales

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Ticks Down in Third Quarter

According to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013.

Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Drivers

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Massachusetts Eyeing Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

Massachusetts could be the next state of a very small club in using a vehicle miles traveled tax as part of an effort to find alternatives to funding highway projects.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Massachusetts, Oregon, Highway Funding, VMT, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Lower Fuel Prices Forecast for 2014

Credit: U.S. DOE/EIA

Look for fuel prices to be lower next year, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. It forecasts diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.97 per gallon in 2012, are projected to average $3.92 per gallon this year and $3.77 per gallon in 2014

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Teamsters Inch Closer to Approving Contract

Teamster Union members at UPS parcel delivery business are moving closer bit-by-bit when it comes to approving a new contract.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Index Drops After Hitting Record High

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.7% in October from September, the first monthly decline after three months of increases, according to a new figures from U.S. Department of Transportation and its Freight Transportation Services Index.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Landstar Selling Supply Chain Business to XPO Logistics

Logistics and freight brokerage services provider XPO Logistics will buy the Michigan-based supply chain business of Florida-based Landstar System, including NLM, a provider of web-based expedited transportation management in North America, for $87 million.

Tags: Landstar, Logistics, 3PL, Information Technology

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Van Rates Jump First Week in December

Van rates on the spot market surged the first week of December, according to the freight-matching service provider DAT. Total spot market loads available increased 16% and spot market capacity increased 5.2%, while load-to-truck ratios increased across the board.

Tags: DAT, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Enlisting Trucking Volunteers for Wreaths Across America Project

More than 400,000 balsam fir wreaths made in Maine were distributed to cemeteries to decorate graves of military service members in 2012.

Trucking companies are helping with the annual effort to decorate more than 400,000 military graves with balsam fir laurels this Saturday.

Tags: Veterans, Wreaths Across America, Trucking's image, Truckload Carriers Association

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Quaker Steak & Lube and Bosselman Sign Agreement

Quaker Steak & Lube announced it signed an area development agreement with Bosselman Food Services Inc. to open two locations in Nebraska and one in Iowa.

Tags: Expansion

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Remains High in October

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index reading of 9.18 in October, while down marginally from the previous month, remains high due to capacity tightness from regulatory drag.

Tags: FTR, TCI

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

Love’s Travel Stops announced a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness among professional truck drivers and travel stop employees to combat human trafficking in our country. Love’s also donated $10,000 to help TAT with the costs of producing materials to support its mission.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckers Against Trafficking

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford's John Ruppert to Head Commercial Truck Division

John Ruppert (left) and Fritz Ahadi.

Ford Motor Co.has tapped John Ruppert, its top fleet executive, to head up its commercial truck division, a Ford spokesman told Automotive Fleet on Monday.

Tags: Leadership, Ford

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Trucks Moved More Than 70% of Manufactured Goods in 2012

American industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from a survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and trucks carried most of it.

Tags: trucks, Railroads, Freight

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to Test System to Speed Up Truck Movements

In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Traffic Congestion, Port Trucking

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Begins Stock Sale

UPDATED -- The operator of TA and Petro truckstops, TravelCenters of America, has begun a public offering of 6.5 million shares of its common stock at $9.25 per share, as it seem likely that it wants to expand beyond its recent diversification.

Tags: TravelCenters of America LLC, Truckstops

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchasing Vitran

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Less-than-truckload carrier Vitran has announced it has entered into an agreement in which fellow LTL Canadian carrier Manitoulin Transport will acquire the company.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Vitran, Manitoulin, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Creation of Freight Network Not an Easy Task

In last year’s highway bill, Congress said it wants the Department of Transportation to set a place for freight at the transportation policy table. The first step in that process, defining a highway-based Primary Freight Network, is under way now. It turns out, though, that tracing a Primary Freight Network is not a simple thing.

Tags: Highways, FHWA, MAP-21, U.S. Congress

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Costs Fall Slightly From Last Week, Oil Near One-Month High

No sooner than had the average cost of diesel fuel had started heading higher it has reversed course, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

CTA Names Shawn Yadon as New CEO

The California Trucking Association announced the selection of industry veteran Shawn Yadon as its new chief executive officer.

Tags: CARB, CTA

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Hires Don Ake and Enhances Truck & Trailer Outlook

FTR has hired Don Ake as vice president of commercial vehicles. In his new role with the company, Ake is directing the enhancement of FTR’s Truck & Trailer Outlook product.

Tags: Leadership, FTR

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