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June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Judge Asked to Dismiss Ambassador Bridge Lawsuit

Despite agreements between the U.S., Michigan and Canadian governments, work on a second bridge connecting Detroit with Windsor, Ontario remains stalled due to litigation.

Tags: Ambassador Bridge

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight and Rates Fall During Most Recent Week

Graphic: DAT TransCore

Spot market loads and rates are down over the past week according to new figures from the freight matching service provider DAT TransCore.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Big Decline In Fourth Quarter Earnings, Freight Unit Holds Steady

The trucking, airline and parcel operation FedEx, reports revenue increased during its fiscal fourth quarter while net earnings were sharply lower.

Tags: Earnings, FedEx

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

EEOC Files Sexual Discrimination Suit Against Food Distributor

A national marketer and distributor of national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire female applicants for operative positions, including as truck drivers, at distribution centers nationwide, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it announced Wednesday.

Tags: EEOC

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs Pulls into Wisconsin

2007 Peterbilt 279 of 2012 Shell Rotells SuperRigs Best in Show winner John O’Keefe.

The 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday in Tomah, Wis., as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.

Tags: Shell SuperRigs, Events, Wisconsin, Shell Rotella

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Section of Washington I-5 Reopens With Temporary Bridge

All lanes of Interstate 5 have reopened across the Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, following a bridge collapse last month.

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

Trucking is a diverse industry, so "one size fits all" regulations are problematic, say critics.

The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the chance to defend itself.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, OOIDA, HOS

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Three More Guilty Pleas in Pilot Flying J Probe

The number of people who have pled guilty to charges is up to five as part of a federal investigation that the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, according to published reports.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Again Orders Colorado Trucking Company to Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Commerce City, Colo.-based E & K Trucking to immediately cease its trucking operations, declaring the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, Out-of-service

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

EOBR/ELD Proposal Advances from FMCSA to DOT Secretary’s Office

No matter if you call them electronic on-board recorders, electronic logging devices, or black boxes, a proposal to mandate their use is slowly winding its was through the bureaucratic hands of the federal government, putting it closer to publication.

Tags: EOBR, ELD, FMCSA, U.S. DOT

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Predictive Models Result in Reduction in Preventable Crashes, Driver Turnover Says Company

FleetRisk Advisors has announced trucking fleets who remediated with at least the top 10% of “at risk” drivers, achieved significant increase in driver safety and satisfaction.

Tags: Information Technology, Driver Turnover, Preventable Accidents

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut Set to See Third Annual Diesel Tax Increase

The tax will move 3.7 cents per gallon higher to 54.9 and maintaining the state’s title of having the highest diesel tax in the nation. The increases follow two totaling 8.6 cents per gallon the previous two years.

Tags: Connecticut, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Surges in May to Best Level on Record

Fears that the trucking industry and the overall economy are hitting a soft patch during the second quarter may be eased a bit following a new report showing truck tonnage in May increased 2.3% from April, turning in a stellar performance.

Tags: Truck Tonnage Index, Economy

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Home Starts Up, Inflation in Check

New home starts in the U.S. in May jumped significantly in May, increasing 6.8% from the month before.

Tags: Economy

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

ODFL Expands in Fort Wayne, Indiana

With 71 doors, the new, state-of-the-art service center provides service to Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The facility employs 44 people.

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

First Quarter Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up Nearly 5%

New analysis from the vehicle data services provider Polk identified 171,724 used commercial vehicle registrations in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 4.7% when compared to used registrations during the first quarter of 2012.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, Polk, Used Trucks

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Unveils Two New Fueling Solutions for OTR Fleets

By offering a choice of Over The Road card solutions, we are giving fleet managers flexibility to find the right fit for their unique needs.

Tags: U.S. Bank

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Open Travel Stop in Deer Park, Texas

The new travel stop is located at Hwy 225 and Independence Parkway in Deer Park, Texas.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

S.C. Trucking Group Endorses State Road Funding Plan

A plan by South Carolina lawmakers to bring in around $800 million for road and bridge work without raising taxes has gotten a thumbs up by the South Carolina Trucking Association.

Tags: South Carolina

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Cadec Annual User's Conference Slated for Sept. 16-19, 2013

This year’s theme, “Stay Connected,” reflects the trend towards fleets leveraging wireless technology in order to collect critical fleet data and maintain strong connections with customers.

Tags: Cadec

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Critical of New Hours-of-Service During Congressional Hearing

In testimony today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel on highways and transit, Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, said changes to federal hours-of-service rules, set to take effect July 1, are costly and unsupported by data or research.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Detour Likely Next Month for Key Link Serving Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri

Work on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois will begin sometime after July 7 according to the Kentucky DOT. The nature of the work will limit the bridge to a 7-foot maximum load width, which excludes all but passenger vehicles from the crossing for about 60 days.

Tags: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Detours

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Demonstrates Drivewyze Wireless Bypass Service

Captain Norman Dofflemyer, commander of the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, speaking at the Maryland Drivewyze demonstration. (Photo: Oliver Patton)

Federal and industry luminaries gathered at a Maryland truck weigh station Monday to observe the latest in wireless bypass technology. The state implemented the Drivewyze system last September and has found that it helps focus its enforcement efforts.

Tags: PeopleNet, Maryland, Zonar, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Enforcement

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

AFS Purchases Trendset as Part of Bankruptcy Sale

The transportation cost management solutions provider, AFS, has announced the purchase of Trendset Information Systems, a freight audit, payment services provider. The deal, part of a bankruptcy sale, was finalized on June 14 and is the twelfth acquisition for AFS.

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Price Since July, Crude Hits Highest Level Since September

Diesel has declined 0.8 cents per gallon over the past week for a U.S. average of $3.841 per gallon, it’s lowest since last July. This marks the fourth straight decline, placing it just over a nickel lower than where it was the last time it moved higher, while the current price is 11.2 cents per gallon higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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