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August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Awake Over 28 Hours in Tracy Morgan Accident

The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.

Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

Source: EIA

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Photo courtesy of Clarke Power Services, Inc.

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Natural Gas Vehicles, Illinois, CNG, LNG

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

Tags: Emissions, Lawsuits, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hub Group President/COO Resigns

Mark Yeager

Mark Yeager resigned his position as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group effective August 8.

Tags: Leadership, Intermodal, People, Hub Group

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics

Two varied freight transportation and logistics providers recently reported second quarter earnings, with one showing a big leap in business following two purchases while the other moved into the red, but only slightly.

Tags: Economy, XPO Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Fleet Earnings

August 10, 2015 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo Premium Maintenance Plans are pre-paid contracts that allow customers to select and customize coverage levels and lock in current parts and labor rates. Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Appoints Vice President of Truck Financial

Goodale Photo: Daimler

Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. Prior to the appointment, Goodale was the managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Australia and New Zealand.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Truck Financial

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Hornady Transportation Merges with Daseke

Hornady Transportation's fleet of 230 late-model tractors and 325 flatbed trailers run east of the Rocky Mountains from the company's terminal in Birmingham.

Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, Ala., is the latest flatdeck carrier to join forces with Daseke Inc., an Addison, Texas, company that has over the past several years built up what it says is the largest company-owned fleet of flatbed, open-deck and specialty trucking capacity in North America.

Tags: Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Hornady Transportation

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

Jorgensen

In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Tags: ATD, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon

Competitors at last year's Truck Driving Championships.

The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.

Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition, Driving Safety

August 7, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Expands Commercial Tire & Service Network

Goodyear Tire & Service Network has expanded with the opening of two new locations in Seattle, Wash., and Chesapeake, Va.

Tags: Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Commercial

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truckstop.com Announces Connected 2015 User Conference

Truckstop.com will be holding its inaugural Connected 2015 user conference from Nov. 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

Tags: Conference, Events, Freight, Truckstop.com

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking, Overall Employment Improve

As for-hire trucking employment hit its highest level in more than eight years, total non-farm employment in the U.S. increased by 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Hadley Wins Daimler Masters of Quality Award Once Again

Hadley employees celebrate the Masters of Quality Supplier Award. Photo: Hadley

Truck and transit supplier Hadley has been honored by Daimler Trucks North America with its Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2014.

Tags: Awards, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Suppliers

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Nadeau Confirmed as FHWA Administrator

Greg Nadeau Photo: FHWA

The Senate unanimously confirmed Greg Nadeau as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration on August 5.

Tags: U.S. Senate, FHWA

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Image: Carper<br />

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Former Southwest Airlines CFO Joins Daseke Board

(From the left) Laura Wright is the newest independent member to be elected to the board of directors of Daseke Inc. (Also pictured) Ron Gafford, Scott Wheeler, Don Daseke, Brian Bonner and Tom Hund. Photo via Daseke

Former Southwest Airlines chief financial officer Laura H. Wright has been elected to Daseke’s board of directors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Southwest Airlines, Daseke Inc.

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Wash. City Rolling Out CNG Garbage Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Spokane.

The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.

Tags: Washington, Refuse Trucks, CNG

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Knight Orders Silver VNL Trucks for 25th Anniversary

Knight Transportation chose to mark its 25th anniversary with silver Volvo VNL 670 models featuring special anniversary decals. Photo courtesy of Volvo

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.

Tags: Volvo, Company Anniversaries, Knight Transportation

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Settles Discrimination Lawsuit for $200,000

Celadon Trucking Services has agreed in a consent decree to pay $200,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, Celadon, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt's New Vocational Model 567 Enters Production

Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle configuration.

Tags: Peterbilt, World of Concrete, Model 567, Vocational Trucks

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Darling Nominated to be FMCSA Administrator

T.F. Scott Darling III Photo: FMCSA

Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in all but name for the past year, T.F. Scott Darling III has been nominated to fill that vacant appointment by President Obama.

Tags: FMCSA, People

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Agree to Alliance

Photo via Northwest Seaport Alliance

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.

Tags: Ports, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Intermodal

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