September 25, 2015 - Industry News
Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle a sex and age discrimination case involving a mandatory strength exam for applicants.
Tags: Lawsuits, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Discrimination Complaint, Women Drivers
Used Class 8 volumes in August fell slightly from July but gained compared with last year’s numbers, according to the latest report from ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
Volvo Trucks North America announced plans to open a Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million upgrade to its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Assembly Plant, New Facility
Stemco has announced the promotion of Michael Keller to director of aftermarket sales.
Tags: Sales, Aftermarket Parts, People, Stemco
Swift Transportation has lowered projections for profits for the final two quarters of the year and for the full year, due in large part to at least one accident, legal claims and expected lower freight volume.
Tags: Economy, Swift Transportation, Fleet Earnings
The U.S. economy performed better in the second quarter of the year than earlier thought, according to a new Commerce Department report Friday, leaving some wondering if this puts the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product
Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress effective October 30, according to published news reports.
Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Bill
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
Jason Levreault of Manitoba, Canada and Josh Elmore of Lincolnton, N.C., are the most recent truckers recognized for their helpful acts in dangerous situations.
Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
The Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks will add new features for the 2016 model year, including integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking, and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD, General Motors, Class 3, 2016-MY
September 24, 2015 - Press Release
Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.
Tags: Waste Management, New Jersey, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
PeopleNet has agreed to renew its sponsorship of the School Supply Program that gives out grants to classrooms for needed supplies, announced Trucker Buddy International.
Tags: PeopleNet, Grants, Trucker Buddy
The White House has issued new guidelines to Federal agencies to help accelerate the review and approval of infrastructure projects.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, White House, Highway Construction
Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Ford introduced the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty with a number of enhancements including a lighter weight aluminum-alloy body.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Chassis Cab, Ford, Ford Super Duty
Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.
Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets
Rates on the spot market showed little to no improvement over the past week, with little of the usual after-Labor-Day jump in available freight .
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GHG emissions, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.
Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions
September 22, 2015 - Press Release
Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Georgia, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
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