March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Truck Tire Care centers has added tire brand offerings from Goodyear and Continental and is expanding the number of locations offering light mechanical services.
Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Dan Funkhouser to director of commercial dealer business, responsible for all commercial dealer and associated national account business.
Tags: Yokohama, Leadership, Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., People
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Truckers and fleets using Rand McNally’s fleet management devices will be able to make use of Drivewyze’s PreClear scale bypass service under an agreement announced by the two companies on Monday at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.
Tags: Drivewyze PreClear, Rand McNally, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Wabco and SmartDrive Systems announced they are forming a strategic partnership, which allows Wabco to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle fleets in North America. Integration between the two systems give fleets better data on driver behavior.
Tags: SmartDrive, Wabco, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.
Tags: Taxes, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas
TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX -- Data collected by transportation software management company Sylectus shows some interesting driver trends, the company announced during the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Sylectus, Fleets, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association
A fire risk in some Mack trucks, and braking problems on some International and Caterpillar trucks, have led to recall campaigns.
Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Safety & Compliance
The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
A New Jersey man who worked for New England Motor Freight was charged Friday in an alleged scheme in which he stole $6 million from the trucking company to pay for what prosecutors say was a lavish lifestyle.
Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fleets
Following quick passage by Congress, President Obama has signed legislation allowing for the expedited delivery of propane and heating fuel through May 31.
Tags: Regulations, Congress, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, President Obama, Propane Transport
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has announced its 2013 North American Dealer of the Year awards. Each year, MFTA recognizes dealers in the U.S. and Canada for overall performance, and for sales, parts sales, and service performance.
Tags: MFTA, Awards, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers
Bulk chemical hauler Quality Carriers has expanded its operations in the Houston area due to increasing business from the natural gas sector.
Tags: Fleets, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
ACT Research says large fleet commitments helped make for a continuing strong trailer order season, with its report on February order activity.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Breakdowns, I-40
It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Repairs, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.
Tags: Economy, Construction Spending
March 20, 2014 - Industry News
New orders for Class 8 trucks in February increased 30% from the same time a year earlier while Classes 5-7 gained 18%, according to updated numbers from commercial vehicle industry data publisher ACT Research.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders
A new U.S. Transportation Department repot shows three of the five surface transportation modes, truck, rail and pipeline, carried more U.S. trade with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2013 than compared to the year before.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has promoted Kurt Danielson to president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales. In addition to his new position he also will assume the role of senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas.
Tags: Firestone, Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People
UPDATED -- Rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February to its lowest level since July 2012 while the outlook for the overall American economy is improving.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have co-published two technical assistance documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Background Checks, Fleets, Employment
March 19, 2014 - Industry News
A distracted truck driver failed to slow down, stuck the car ahead of him and pushed it off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below. That’s the official National Transportation Safety Board conclusion in its analysis of the July 19, 2013, accident. The car’s driver managed to get out of the sinking vehicle and swim to safety with minor injuries.
Tags: Safety, Distracted Driving, NTSB
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