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September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Trucking Deaths Down 8% Last Year

New U.S. Labor Department figures show the number of deaths in trucking last year accounted for about 10% of all fatal work injuries.

Tags: Safety, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Rush Moves Orlando Truck Center

Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Florida, Parts, Aftermarket

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Omnitek Receives Approval for Detroit Diesel Natural Gas Conversions

Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Natural Gas Conversions, Omnitek Engineering

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Thefts, Average Value Fall in May Through July

Areas in red and orange indicate areas of most truck cargo thefts. Graphic: FreightWatch International

In this rolling quarter FreightWatch recorded a total of 179 thefts in the United States, with 66 thefts in May, 53 in June and 60 in July.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Section of Nevada I-15 May Reopen Friday, Possibly Not for Trucks

Nevada transportation officials are hoping to reopen sometime Friday a section of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and the Utah that has been closed since Monday, due to flooding that resulted in damage to the route.

Tags: Nevada, I-15, Road Closure, Interstate 15

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Former Administrator Predicts Temporary Rulemaking Slowdown

Annette Sandberg speaks at FTR Transportation Conference. (Photo: Deborah Lockridge)

Annette Sandberg, a former FMCSA Administrator turned consultant, on what will happen with pending safety rules and some troubling tactics the administration is using.

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Papé Kenworth Opens Two Oregon Service Locations

Papé Kenworth-Roseburg in Roseburg, Ore.

Papé Kenworth has opened two new parts and service locations along Interstate 5 in Oregon.

Tags: Kenworth, Oregon, I-5, Dealers, Interstate 5

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, maintenance, Truckstops, Tires, Aftermarket

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Holds Gala for Wreaths Across America

Photo via WAA.

The Truckload Carriers Association raised $265,000 at an annual gala Tuesday night benefitting the Wreaths Across America campaign.

Tags: Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Charity Fundraiser

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

NFI Breaks Ground on Million-Square-Foot Facility

NFI announced that it has broken ground on a new build-to-suit distribution center in New Jersey for retailer Five Below.

Tags: NFI, Construction, Distribution Centers, Fleets

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Parking Notification System to Go Nationwide

Truck Smart Parking Services Inc. and the infrastructure firm HNTB have struck a deal to take the Truck Parking Information and Management System nationwide.

Tags: HOS, Truck Parking, Drivers, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Truckstops

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Increases to Near All-Time High

Five years: Freight Transportation Services Index, July 2009 - July 2014. Credit: U.S. DOT

A measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation’s for hire transportation industry increased 0.9% in July following a one-month decline.

Tags: Economy, Freight Index

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Forecast to Move Lower

U.S. on highway diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gallon in 2013, are projected to fall to an average of $3.86 this year and...

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Dual Fuel System, Alternative Fuels, Aftermarket, Engines, Blossman Services

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Rates Increase Following Recent Lull

The increases happened despite a 19% drop in the total number of spot market loads available, due to an end-of-month push that coincided with Labor Day weekend.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

FTR, Internet Truckstop Team up for Analysis of 'Big Data' from Load Transactions

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FTR and Internet Truckstop announced a new strategic partnership to bring FTR's analysis and forecasting skills to bear on the "big data" collected by the freight-matching technology provider.

Tags: Information Technology, Internet Truckstop, FTR, Spot Freight, Big Data

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Shows off Autonomous Driving

Peterbilt 579 concept truck.

Peterbilt showcased the latest autonomous driving technologies in a concept truck at the ITS World Congress in Detroit.

Tags: Peterbilt, ITS World Congress, Concept Vehicle, Autonomous Drive

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Engine Protection System Available on Fuso Canter

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter with EPS.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has made an engine protection system standard on all 2015 Canter models and is available as a no-cost upgrade for 2012-14 Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.

Tags: Canter, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Fleets, Medium-Duty Trucks

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Top Technicians to Gather for Skills Competition

The 10th annual TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition is set to take place later this month at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Tags: TMC, Technicians, TMCSuperTech, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Carrier, Shipper Interests Push Federal Freight Policy

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Freight interests are staking ground for the next highway program, asserting the need for sustainable funding, systematic planning and improved efficiency. The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, representing 18 carrier and shipper organizations including American Trucking Associations, published a 9-point platform for the upcoming debate over reauthorization of the program.

Tags: DOT, Congress, Highways, Freight, Legislation, Highway Funding, ATA, IANA, NITL

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Manitoulin Buys Westcan’s LTL, Van Business

Manitoulin Transport has announced a deal to buy the less-than-truckload and van freight business of fellow Canada-based Westcan Freight Systems.

Tags: Canada, Fleets, Manitoulin

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Advances, Freight Spending Slips

North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but it did not lead to a similar increase in freight spending, according to the Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Lawsuit Against New York Truck Taxes Given Class Action Status

The case was filed nearly a year ago by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and four of its members against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Tags: New York, Taxes, OOIDA, Litigation

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Freight Broker Pleading Guilty to Bribery Over Military Contracts

Federal prosecutors have charged an Alabama freight broker with bribing two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts totaling more than $440,000 to the two Alabama companies he represented.

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Section of I-15 Closed for Several Days Following Nevada Flooding

A big portion of Interstate 15 Nevada is closed following flooding on Monday that caused parts of the route to be washed away.

Tags: Nevada, I-15, Road Closure, Interstate 15

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