April 28, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host what it calls an “informal roundtable” on the financial responsibility of property brokers and freight forwarders. The meeting is part of the agency’s appeal for public comment on this issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Brokers
April 28, 2016 - Product News
The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using DT4000 from DriverTech, an on-board computing system.
Tags: Cummins, Vehicle Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics, DriverTech
Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
Fuel services provider Quick Fuel will be using QuickQ’s Fuel Purchase System to streamline the fueling process at more than 50 automated fueling locations in the U.S.
Tags: Fueling Station, Quick Fuel, Electronic Payments
Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement to manufacture and supply air compressor technology for Cummins in global markets.
Tags: Cummins, Partnership, Wabco, Suppliers, Air Compressors
UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.
Tags: Economy, UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line, Earnings, UPS Freight, Universal Truckload, Fleet Earnings, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
Feelings that the American economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter of the year were confirmed on Thursday morning when the Commerce Department released its report showing the gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of just 0.5%.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The wave of first quarter earnings reports from the nation’s publicly owned fleets continued on Wednesday, with three out of four lower than a year earlier due mainly to less freight to move.
Tags: Economy, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group, Covenant Transport, Earnings, Patriot Transportation, Saia, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Covenant Transportation Group, Fleet Earnings
Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.
Tags: Hino Trucks, DPF, Denso, Suppliers
Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fleet Advantage, Emissions Reduction, Fleet Costs, Leasing
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software
Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices
The number of available spot market loads slipped 2% while posted capacity was flat during the week ending April 23, according to DAT Solutions and it of load boards, leaving rates nearly unchanged.
Tags: Economy, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Transportation and supply chain solutions company A. Duie Pyle has opened a new transportation service center in Newburgh, N.Y.
Tags: New Facility, LTL, A. Duie Pyle
Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
Ford is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio to support production of a new 10-speed transmission for certain F-150 models and Super Duty chassis cab.
Tags: Ford, Assembly Plants, Transmissions, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks
Three more companies offering trucking and related services issued first quarter earnings reports on Tuesday, with each reporting very different results.
Tags: Economy, Earnings, C.H. Robinson, Hub Group, Fleet Earnings, Heartland Express
Signaling an increased strategic focus on logistics, USA Truck has re-branded its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.
Tags: USA Truck, Logistics, Rebranding
Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook.
Tags: Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, Hazmat, Emergency Response
The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.
Tags: Recalls, Volvo Trucks North America
A European price-fixing investigation led to a first-quarter loss for truck and engine maker Paccar, while Allison Transmission reported lower numbers.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Allison Transmission, Earnings
Orders for durable goods recovered only somewhat in March following a big decline, and a key economic indicator within the measure failed to improve, adding to recent indications a slump in manufacturing is far from over.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key elements of the sweep of regulatory changes coming down the pike for trucking.
Tags: CSA, NPTC, HOS, FMCSA, Regulations, Private Fleets
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