November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY
Procede Software, a provider of advanced dealer business management solutions, recently announced its participation as a co-sponsor of ATD’s 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year awards.
Tags: ATD, Truck Dealer of the Year, Procede Software
After a two-month effort, the Truckload Carriers Association has adopted a revised logo to represent the organization. The new look retains the shield design and colors but modernizes the design.
Tags: TCA, Truckload Carriers Association, Branding
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Regulations, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Southeastern Freight Lines opened a new service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith. The facility was opened in response to growing business in the area.
Tags: Arkansas, Southeastern Freight Lines, Service Center, Fleets, LTL
Trillium CNG and E-Z Mart Stores opened a public access, Class-8 accessible compressed natural gas fueling station at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop in Monroe, La.
Tags: Paper Transport, Louisiana, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas
The Journal of Commerce reports an agreement has been reached on a plan creating a “gray” chassis pool that would allow truckers to freely interchange chassis throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey as soon as early next year.
Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey, Intermodal
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved the continuation of a program that helps port truckers replace older, higher-polluting vehicles with newer, cleaner burning ones.
Tags: Emissions, Port Trucking, Air Pollution, Port of New York and New Jersey
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.
Tags: Security, Drivers, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price of motor fuels, as provided under Kentucky law, according to the state transportation department.
Tags: Highway Funding, Kentucky, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Ethanol
A measure used to forecast where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months rose sharply in October from the month before, according to the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%
Tags: Reefers, FTR, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van, Trailer Orders, Research
USA Truck expanded its Dedicated Freight team with the hiring of Greg B. Lutes as vice president and general manager.
Tags: Leadership, Hiring, People, USA Truck
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports it has notice an unusually high rate of violations of best practices by carriers for in-transit cargo security this quarter.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
Truckload linehaul and intermodal rates both posted big gains in October compared to a year earlier, according to newly released figures from the business intelligence service provider Cass Information Systems.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association’s eighth annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign raised more than $52,000 to pack and send care packages to service members in combat areas.
Tags: Charity, OOIDA, Veterans Day, Military Support
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
Inflation in the U.S. was muted in October, according to a new Commerce Department Report, due in large part to falling fuel prices.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Sales
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, Sleep Apnea, Hours of Service, Fatigue, People
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Bulk Tank Trailers, Mansfield Energy Corp.
Business interests, including American Trucking Associations, American Truck Dealers and the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, are pressing Congress to extend certain tax provisions before the end of the year.
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Legislation
Auto haulers have a good reason to expect 2015 will be a good year for them, following a prediction that new car and light truck sales and leases will hit nearly hit the 17 million-level.
Tags: Economy, NADA, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, CalArk
November 19, 2014 - Product News
Double Coin and CMA recently met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program for its RT600 and RR202 tires.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Double Coin, Tires
After recovering somewhat the week before, new numbers show spot market freight rates have turned lower or remain unchanged, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
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