July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.
Tags: Training, Illinois, Technicians, Daimler Trucks North America
Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.
Tags: Driver Health, Mobile Apps
Dry van truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported a sharp upturn in profit for the second quarter of the year despite a small drop in revenue.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, P.A.M. Transportation
Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.
Tags: Fleets, Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators
Truck engine manufacturer Cummins has reported results for the second quarter of 2014, showing revenue of $4.8 billion increased 7% from the same quarter in 2013.
Tags: Cummins, Earnings
Navistar has launched a new program for late-model used International trucks called Diamond Renewed, offering a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process.
Tags: Warranty, Navistar, EGR, International Trucks, Used Trucks
Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider, Schneider National
Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety. Washington Editor Oliver Patton takes a look at what she has presided over in her almost five years in the post, as well as early industry reaction to her upcoming departure.
Tags: FMCSA, Anne Ferro, People, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Drivers
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
Anne Ferro will step down next month from her post as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has served as Administrator since 2009. She will become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, U.S. DOT
Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has offered to buy fellow top Canadian carrier Contrans for about CA$495 million in cash.
Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce
The value of trade between the United States and its North American trading partners rose in May compared to a year ago, reports the Department of Transportation, led by petroleum products going by pipeline between the U.S. .and Canada, and electrical machinery going by truck between the U.S. and Mexico.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, BTS
UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Construction
Profit for the trucking company Swift Transportation fell in the second quarter of the year despite an increase in revenue.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation
Piedmont Truck Tires, a Southern-based commercial tire dealership, has joined the ContiLifeCycle dealer network for retreads.
Tags: Continental Tires, ContiLifeCycle, Retreads, Piedmont Truck Tires, Tires
Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.
Tags: Arkansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Love's
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.
Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Dana Holding Corp. saw sales and net income fall in the second quarter compared to a year ago, as stronger production levels in the North American light- and commercial-vehicle markets were tempered by slowing demand in South America and India.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Earnings
Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA
After regulators failed to agree to a nationally recognized, gallon-equivalent measure for sales of liquefied natural gas, fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will continue to face a state-by-state patchwork of standards for at least one more year.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, LNG, Weights and Measures, CNG
Kristin O’Driscoll, fleet manager for Baxter Healthcare, was honored with the 2014 Fleet Safety Award at a lunchtime ceremony held on July 23 during the 3rd annual Fleet Safety Conference, in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, AALA, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Safety Award, Awards
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of changes designed to improve the Safety Measurement System website, some in response to industry feedback.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, SMS, Regulations
New home sales dropped in June and the Commerce Department revised the extraordinarily strong May figures downward.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales
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