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June 20, 2013 - Industry News

Travel Advisory: Overnight Closures on I-94, I-35W in Minneapolis Next Week

Crews will close sections the roadway to set the beams on the Park Avenue Bridge which spans the two freeways.

Tags: Minnesota DOT, Minnesota

June 20, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Started at U.S. Border Crossing

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection service has begun the first phase of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Logistics Report: Get Used to the ‘New Normal’ of Slow Growth

Considering the implosion that occurred in the wake of the go-go years before 2007, the current condition of slow economic growth has a certain appeal, according to the author of a new State of Logistics Report.

Tags: Economy, Logistics, 3PL

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Vantage Trailers Makes Meritor Components Standard Equipment

Vantage Lone Star end dump trailer.

Vantage Trailers has selected Meritor trailer components as standard equipment on all Vantage products, including suspensions, tire pressure inflation, wheel-end components and more.

Tags: Trailers, Meritor

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Telematics Industry Honors Volvo Trucks for Remote Diagnostics

Volvo edged out seven leading technology companies to win the award, presented during the Telematics Update annual conference and exhibition in Detroit.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo Trucks

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Court Rules NLRB Went Too Far with Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision that the National Labor Relations Board went too far when it required employers to post a notice of employee rights.

Tags: NLRB, ATA

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

The Gates Corporation Releases New Aftermarket Parts

Gates adds 128 new part numbers covering late model vehicles to its line of OEM quality aftermarket products.

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

PSI to Power Gasoline, CNG & LPG Workhorse/AMP Chassis Models

The new agreement enabled PSI to offer alternatively-fueled, certified powertrains for the full range of Class-4 through Class-7 applications, including delivery trucks and municipal bus fleets.

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Fleet Safety Conference, Illinois, Events, Light & Medium

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

Ready for New HOS Enforcement on July 1st?

Credit: DAT

Draw a big, red circle around July 1 on your calendar. That's the date when the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration will officially begin enforcing the new hours of service regulations for all commercial motor vehicles that are involved in interstate commerce.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, DAT Transcore

June 19, 2013 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth to Run Portion of Great Race Again

1938 Kenworth during the 2001 Great Race.

CAT Scale’s 1938 Kenworth will be hitting the highway again to compete in a portion of the Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, a cross-country road rally of antique vehicles.

Tags: Iowa, CAT Scale

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: Accidents, Information Technology, Driver Turnover

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

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