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August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Rules Vicarious Liability Applies in Lawsuit Against Carrier

What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.

Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Section of Delaware I-495 Fully Reopen

The northbound lanes of I-495 through Wilmington have been reopened following the successful realignment of the bridge spanning the Christina River.

Tags: Delaware, Road Construction

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Two Upper Midwest Parts Distributors Team up Under Auto Value Name

John Bartlet, CEO of APH, Corey Bartlett, president of APH, Dick Beirne, president of United Auto Supply and Jim Becker, operations manager at United Auto Supply. Photo via APH.

Two automotive and truck parts distributors in the Upper Midwest, Automotive Parts Headquarters and United Auto Supply, are joining forces.

Tags: APH, Distributors, Aftermarket Parts

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Fall During July

Photo: Evan Lockridge

New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

IdleAir Continuing Growth with Truckstop, Dedicated Terminal Facilities

Photo: IdleAir Facebook page

Truckstop electrification services provider IdleAir reports it continues to grow its number of locations since reopening under a new owner about four years ago.

Tags: Truckstops, IdleAir, Idle Reduction

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Progressive Announces Trucking Hero Contest

Progressive Insurance announced its third annual Real Life Trucking Contest to recognize unsung heroes in the transportation industry.

Tags: Progressive Insurance, Real Life Trucking Hero Contest, Image

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Makes New ‘Best-in-Class’ Claims for HD Pickups

Cummins Turbo Diesel now produces 5 more pound-feet than Ford's PowerStroke diesel, Ram Truck proclaims.

Ram Truck has hopped ahead of competitors with new torque and payload ratings for its 2015-model Heavy Duty pickups, and continues the highest mpg claim in light-duty pickups with its V-6 EcoDiesel, according to the division’s top executive.

Tags: Full-Size Pickups, Ram Truck, Cummins Turbo Diesel

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Minimizer Celebrating 30 Years

Thirty years ago, Lorraine Kruckeberg backed her vehicle over a Rubbermaid trash can, inspiring her husband Dick Kruckeberg to invent heavy-duty poly truck fenders.

Tags: Minimizer, Accessories, Company Anniversaries, Fenders

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Names Acting Administrator

Darling in a photo from Clarke University, which was featuring an interview with the alumnus in 2011 when he was still with MBTA.

As Anne Ferro wraps up her time as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, the agency has named the agency's chief counsel, Scott Darling, to serve as acting administrator until a permanent administrator can be named.

Tags: FMCSA, People

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Construction Starts Index Hits Highest Level of the Year

New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.

Tags: Economy, Construction

August 22, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Introduces the Heavy Duty Green Symposium

This year’s Green Fleet Conference will include a series of sessions aimed specifically at trucking fleets called the Heavy Duty Green Symposium.

Tags: Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Heavy Duty Green Symposium, Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

July Orders Strong For Heavy- And Medium-Duty Trucks

Orders for heavy and medium duty trucks were on the rise for the second month in a row in July, according to ACT Research's latest State of The Industry report.

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

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Bestpass Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

The Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Photo via Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.

Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: SUV, Vans, Economy, Pickup Trucks, OEM, Light-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Manufacturing, Manufacturing

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers, Brokers Warned About Identity Fraud Scam

The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.

Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Heading Higher

Linehaul rates for truckload shipping continue to rise, according to the latest Cass Linehaul Rate Index. On average, North American shippers paid 7.2% more in July of this year than last in their truckload linehaul rates.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Indicators, Existing Home Sales, Manufacturing Jump

The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, The Conference Board, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

McCarthy Tire Acquires Terry-Haggerty Tire

McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. purchased Terry-Haggerty Tire Co. from Jim and Tom Terry in a transaction that closed Aug. 11.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, New York, Bandag, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Continental Names New Head of Aftermarket

Howard A. Laster, Head Of Aftermarket at Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has named Howard A. Laster as its Head of Aftermarket.

Tags: Continental, People

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Researchers Working to Bring Road Signs into Vehicles

Photo: VTTI

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are in the early stages of an idea to move stop and yield signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.

Tags: Safety, Information Technology, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Connected Vehicle Technology

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

Photo via Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, Universal Technical Institute, Peterbilt Technician Institute

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Shifting Clutch Production From North Carolina

Eaton is closing its clutch-assembly operation in Charlotte, N.C., but that doesn't reflect any slowdown in its clutch business, according to the company.

Tags: Eaton, Clutches

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

YRC Freight Upgrades Three Terminals

YRC Freight has upgraded three of its terminals to full distribution center status to increase network capacity for its customers and reduce congestion at some facilities.

Tags: YRC Freight, LTL, Fleets, Distribution Centers

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Availability Increases, Rates Stabilize

Spot market freight availability has increased nicely in the most recent period while rates appear to have ended their recent decline, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Ground Broken for Future Intermodal Port of East St. Louis

Ground has been broken on a new $7 million multi-modal transportation project that will service the future Port of East St. Louis.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking

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