June 14, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. retail sales rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5% in May from the month before, building on a strong April gain, which could lead to better expectations of overall second quarter economic growth.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Employment
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.
Tags: Isuzu, Spartan Motors, Milestones, Isuzu N-Series
East Manufacturing has announced that Meister-Shane is now an authorized dealer, carrying the company’s lineup of aluminum and steel trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
The average price of both on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued to rise last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Jake Lindamood and his 1988 Peterbilt 379 took home the top honors and $15,000 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Awards, Shell SuperRigs
Nominees are being sought for an award recognizing a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.
Tags: Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, Fastport
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Lowell, Mass.-based Flavio Borges Prado to immediately cease operations because of the company’s lack of inspection or maintenance accountability.
Tags: FMCSA, Inspections, Imminent Hazard, Out of Service Violations
June 10, 2016 - Industry News
A California judge has ruled that the California Air Resources Board erred in delaying the enforcement of stricter diesel emission rules for certain heavy-duty truck operators.
Tags: CARB, California, Diesel Emissions
June 10, 2016 - Product News
Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new location in Boardman, Ore., the company’s third location to open in the state.
Tags: New Facility, Oregon, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released its 2016 Statewide Freight Plan for public comment and is seeking recommendations to establish a freight advisory committee to enhance communications between the Cabinet and the freight industry.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Kentucky, Freight
Transportation leaders from California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico have created a coalition supporting innovation along the Interstate 10 corridor to improve the safety and efficiency of the vital transportation route.
Tags: Infrastructure, California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, I-10
Purkeys has announced that the 20 Amp Applied Load Module comes with the Purkeys' Liftgate Double Check as a free accessory to the testing tool.
Tags: Batteries, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Liftgates
June 9, 2016 - Product News
CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.
Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, SAF-Holland, Air Disc Brakes
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
While spot truckload freight rates showed some improvements in May from the month before, they remain below levels from a year earlier, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Four people have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $900,000 from a New Jersey-based trucking company by issuing fraudulent checks to nonexistent employees.
Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Legal
Boss Truck Shops has announced that it will carry the full line of commercial tires from Yokohama Tire Corporation at all 44 of its locations in the U.S.
Tags: Yokohama, Commercial Tires, Service Center
OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.
Tags: driver safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment
June 9, 2016 - Press Release
American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.
Tags: American Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.
Tags: Navistar, Partnership, General Motors, Cutaway Vans, Vehicle Production, Full-Size Vans
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
GPS-based telematics provider Spireon announced that Kevin Weiss has been named as the company’s next chief executive officer.
Tags: Leadership, Fleet Management Software, Software, Spireon, People, Internet of Things
Rates on the spot truckload freight market turned higher over the past week amid optimism the usual seasonal bump in the spring and early summer has finally arrived, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Recent increases in diesel and gasoline prices have translated once again into expectations that costs for both will move even higher the rest of this year and into 2017, according to the Energy Department’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
East Manufacturing has named Gulf Coast Truck and Equipment Co., as an authorized dealer carrying the full line of East trailers.
Following two straight months of declines, the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry turned around in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, rising 1.3% from the month before, posting the largest increase since March 2014.
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