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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

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Fail to Follow Recovery in Freight Volume

The number of spot market loads available on DAT's network of load boards increased 3.8% for the week ending Aug. 1 compared to the previous seven days, as truck capacity fell by 2.7%.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Class 8 Order Increase Parallels Confidence in Trucking

Class 8 truck orders increased by a good amount in July, indicating a growing confidence in the market, according to analysis from FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Element Names Commercial Truck Center Manager

Cohen

Element Fleet Management has appointed Art Cohen as manager of its Commercial Truck Center (CTC), located in Virginia Beach, Va.

Tags: Element Fleet Management, Truck Dealers, Used Truck Sales

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Carbon Adsorption to Reduce CNG Costs

Gary Fanger, COO and team leader of Cenergy Solutions&amp;rsquo; ANG project, installs carbon-filled tanks atop a Chevrolet Suburban used in testing. For common use, the tanks would have protective caging or be installed inside. Photo courtesy Cenergy

Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Gains Moderate, Service Sector Jumps

Even as service sector growth surged in July, a lackluster employment report is leading to more speculation on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its September meeting.

Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Aftermarket Sales Director Tony Pape Dies

Tony Pape Photo courtesy of Accuride

Accuride’s director of aftermarket strategy and sales, Tony Pape has died at the age of 53, the company announced.

Tags: Obituary, Aftermarket, Accuride

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y/N.J. Ports Set Record Pace for Cargo Volume

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Wabco Appoints President of Business in the Americas

Jon Morrison Photo courtesy of Wabco

Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Survey Asks Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns

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