February 9, 2015 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Truck Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Vehicle Financing, Veterans
Southeastern Freight Lines is expanding its regional LTL business, opening four new services centers in Kentucky and Ohio in response to growing customer need.
Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, LTL, Freight, Expansion
New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.
Tags: New York City, Pedestrian Safety, Refuse Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks
Penske Automotive Group appointed industry veteran Richard Shearing as the president of its commercial vehicle dealership business.
Tags: Penske, Dealership, People, Daimler Trucks North America
February 6, 2015 - Industry News
Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to better compete with diesel with taxation based on energy output rather than per gallon.
Tags: Diesel, Fuel Tax, Excise Taxes, LNG, U.S. Congress, Fuel and Oil
Agility Fuel Systems and Clean Energy Fuels announced a joint CNG fuel system sales program to reduce the incremental cost of heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Under the program, Agility and Clean Energy will work with trucking customers and offer CNG fuel systems installed at a substantially reduced cost when there is a natural gas fueling agreement.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG
Hankook Tire recorded revenue of about $6.3 billion and an operating profit of $979 million for 2014, the company announced. The overall operating profit was on par with 2013 results.
Tags: Hankook Tire, Tires and Wheels, Equity Markets, Financial Report
Hub Group Inc. did something few other large publicly traded trucking operations have done in announcing earnings: It reported a slight decline in profits.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Hub Group
Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%
Tags: 3PL, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Echo Global Logistics
Law enforcement officers ticketed non commercial drivers ten times more often than truckers during Operation Safe Driver mobilization week from Oct. 19-25.
Tags: FMCSA, Traffic Violations, Vehicle Inspection, Driver Behavior, CVSA, Speeding
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 257,000 jobs were added last month, while total jobs gains in December were revised upward to 329,000 from 252,000.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Construction Industry, Peterbilt Motors Company, Autocar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks
The parent to several trucking companies, including YRC Freight, released earnings Thursday showing an improvement in the fourth quarter, but the company was still in the red for all of last year.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, YRC Worldwide
Top executives of Navistar detailed how the manufacturer will build on the ground it gained in the past two years and gave a five-year plan for the future at the company's analyst day, hosted at Navistar headquarters.
Tags: Navistar, EPA 2010, SCR, Equity Markets, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction
The Teamsters Union on Thursday withdrew its petition for a representation election of truck drivers just hours before it was to happen at Con-Way Freight’s Orlando, Florida terminal.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Teamsters, Con-way Inc., Labor Unions
Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, HDAW, Fleet Engineers
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges in a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License test-taking scheme in New York State, following a joint federal and state investigation.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Crime
The U.S. and Canada have reportedly worked out a deal to clear the last hurdle so work can begin on building a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan
Cummins Inc. on Thursday reported record revenue in 2014 along with a respectable increase in the fourth quarter, due to improvements in the North American truck market.
Tags: Cummins, Earnings
The one-time head of the defunct Arrow Trucking has pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and faces many years in prison.
Tags: Arrow Trucking, Oklahoma, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People
The less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight line has reported net income for the final quarter of 2014 rose 48.2% to $69.9 million from $47.2 million a year earlier.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Earnings
Forward Air Corp. has announced its Forward Air Inc. business has reached an agreement to purchase the trucking services provider CLP Towne Inc.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
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