November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, V2V, University of Michigan Transportation Institute
Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa.
Tags: Green, Mack Trucks
A few years ago, YRC Worldwide was able to stay afloat with the help of union workers agreeing to a series of wage and benefit cuts. YRC's back in the same boat, but this time around, lenders are insisting on changes.
Tags: YRC Worldwide, Teamsters, Fleets, LTL
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Albuquerque Service Center to a larger facility. With 43 employees, the newly constructed service center contains 41 doors – a 40% increase from the previous location.
Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion, Service Center, Fleets
DriveCam Inc. has changed its company name to Lytx Inc. The company’s flagship product will now be called DriveCam, powered by Lytx, and the company will continue to offer the same driver safety solutions and service.
Tags: DriveCam, Lytx
A New York-based trucking company has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle claims that it failed to pay the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection fees covering the costs of handling and transporting oil and other hazardous wastes within the state.
Tags: Massachusetts, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
Chris Duncan has joined Transport America as vice president - dedicated sales, and Laurie Murphy has been hired as vice president - eastern region.
Tags: Leadership, Fleets, Transport America
XPO Logistics, which provides freight brokerage, expedited transportation and logistics services, has announced financial results for the third quarter showing total revenue was $194 million, a 173.3% increase from the same period in 2012.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, XPO Logistics
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel is down for the second straight week and is at it lowest level since early July.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
Fontaine Modifications announced that Nate Eichinger will oversee vocational truck operations for the company. As vocational operations manager, Eichinger will direct production and scheduling at all of Fontaine’s vocational truck facilities nationwide.
Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification
Kentucky-based Paschall Truck Lines President and CEO Randall A. Waller has sold 100% percent of his stock in the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
An Illinois man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the to Con-way Freight after pleading guilty to sending threatening communications over the Internet.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Crime, Con-Way
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
The national average price of DEF at truck stops islands was $2.79 per gallon in the U.S., a decline of one-cent from the month before.
Tags: DEF, engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
This year, participating agencies inspected 20,067 vehicles throughout Brake Safety Week and placed 2,714 commercial vehicles out-of-service for brake violations. The rate for brake violations ties with May 2013 and September 2010 for the lowest OOS rates recorded since similar events began in 1998.
Tags: FMCSA, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, OOS, Operation Airbrake
Senior Editor Tom Berg writes about his experience judging the ATD Commercial Truck of the Year contest.
Tags: Hino, Kenworth, International, Peterbilt, ATD Commercial Truck of the Year
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Supreme Court, Teamsters
Knight Transportation is keeping up its public campaign to buy rival truckload carrier USA Truck, despite being told the company is not interested in being purchased.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is test-driving an improved version of its Safety Measurement System website.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, SMS, Safety and Compliance
Sales of new automobiles in the United States increased 10.6% in October from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Auto Sales
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
ASF Intermodal announced the opening of the company’s newest intermodal drayage facility in Chicago, the firm’s first location in the Midwest. The new Chicago terminal is located in Rockdale, Illinois and is the first of several Midwest terminals ASF Intermodal plans to open over the next 12 months.
Tags: Intermodal, Expansion, ASF Intermodal
Ryder System Inc. announced today that Blu, an operator of liquefied natural gas refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has selected Ryder to provide LNG vehicles for Blu fleets in Utah and Georgia.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu
John R. “Jack” Congdon, Sr., a longtime member of the board of directors at Old Dominion Freight Line, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, People
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
Pegasus TransTech announced that Frank Adelman has been named president and CEO. Adelman assumes this position as part of the company’s long-term succession planning and replaces Bob Helms, who is retiring from his position as chairman and CEO to pursue other interests and spend time with his family.
Tags: Leadership, Pegasus TransTech
Goodyear's Smart Fleet Program provides full access to many benefits enjoyed by larger fleets, including premium Goodyear tires, published pricing, 24/7 road service and more.
Tags: Goodyear, Smart Fleet, Tires
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