October 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has upheld an emergency restriction order placed on National Distribution Inc.'s cargo tanks by the FMCSA.
Tags: FMCSA, Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Tankers, Enforcement, Safety & Compliance
Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a week-long event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Law Enforcement, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
Since its public launch at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the Trucking Moves America Forward program has made great strides toward its goal of showcasing the positive side of trucking for the public and law- and regulation-makers.
Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward, ATA MC&E
September is the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year improvement in Class 8 truck orders, according to a report by FTR.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR
The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the price of a gallon of diesel to continue falling in 2015 due to lower crude oil prices and weakening demand.
Tags: Fuel Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices
Automated manual transmissions in heavy trucks once were an anomaly. Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates Daimler's role in changing that trend in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Transmissions, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased to 9.10 in August, an upward trend that reflects a tight capacity situation for the freight market.
Tags: FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Driver Pay, Trends, Economic Conditions
Road crews are closing lanes on Interstate 65 in Franklin, Tenn., from Oct. 11-12 as they do bridge repairs at State Route 248 on the Peytonsville/Goose Creek Bypass.
Tags: Tennessee, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 65, Road Closure
Natural Gas Vehicles for America named Matthew Godlewski as the group’s next president. He will succeed Rich Kolodziej who has served for 18 years as the advocacy group’s president.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, Natural Gas Vehicles, People, New Hire
Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, spoke to students at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business about entrepreneurship and marketing.
Tags: Kenworth, ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Indiana University, Business, Dealers
The amount of spot market freight has rebounded from last week, while rates in two out of three categories has also recovered. The freight-matching service provider DAT Solutions reports the number of loads available increased 1.5% Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 compared to the previous seven days, as spot market capacity fell by 4.3%.
Tags: DAT, Spot Freight
The Seattle and Tacoma port commissions plan to unify the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions in order to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway and attract more marine cargo for the region.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Washington, Intermodal
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels agreed to a multi-year deal with Dillon Transport to supply its fleet with about 2.5 million DGE of CNG annually over the course of the agreement.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The freight logistics sector was relatively flat in September, with a drop in North American shipment volume and a slight increase in total freight expenditures, or payments, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index, which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.6% in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
The Truckload Carriers Association have named Jose Nunez of Homosassa, Fla., a Highway Angel for his actions in pulling a trapped passenger from a car wreck.
Tags: Florida, TCA, Highway Angel
SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Duane Long as the federation’s 70th chairman. Long is the chairman of Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions based in Raleigh, N.C.
Tags: North Carolina, People, Logistics, ATA, Leadership, American Trucking Associations, ATA MC&E
Schneider increased compensation for van truckload company drivers, the company announced. The new pay rates are 8% - 13% higher per mile and drivers have the opportunity to earn bonus pay.
Tags: Schneider, Van Trailers, Truckload, Driver Pay
October 7, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations named Carl Schultz as its 2014 National Truck Driver of the Year. Schultz works for Davis Express, and was the Florida Trucking Association’s 2013 Driver of the Year. He has over 42 years of experience as a professional driver.
Tags: Awards, People, ATA MC&E
The Nevada Department of Transportation has fast-tracked repairs to Interstate-15, south of Mesquite, which was affected by a September 26 flash flood, washing away the roadway and temporarily closing the interstate.
Tags: Nevada, Road Construction, I-15, Interstate 15
SAN DIEGO -- UrgentCareTravel’s DOT and medical services membership program offers drivers and their family members access to DOT physicals and other medical services at several truck stop locations.
Tags: DOT, Driver Health, Truckstops, Health, ATA MC&E
Exposure to enforcement hot-spots can skew your CSA scores. There may not be much you can do to influence local enforcement priorities, but you can take steps to eliminate the violations at the source.
Tags: CSA, Vigillo, Enforcement, Safety & Compliance
Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Prime Inc., Utility Trailer Manufacturing
Continuing the downward trend, diesel and regular unleaded gasoline prices fell by a few cents this week according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
SAN DIEGO -- American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello discussed the current freight levels, highlighting the fact that the ATA truck tonnage index hit a record high in August, before posing questions to this year's economic panel.
Tags: Economy, Bob Costello, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, ATA MC&E
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