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
The phased-in toll rate increase, approved in 2008, will be the first for commercial trucks and trailers since 2005, according to the authority.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
Tags: Insurance, Drug Testing, Vehicle Inspection, Speed Limiter, ELDs, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
For the 10th year in a row, FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are making the holidays a little brighter for America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Charity, Fleets, FedEx
Housing starts in the U.S. fell in October, but an indicator of future building is at a more than six-year high, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its members to “take the pledge” referring to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign to promote positive values in trucking.
Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Trucking Moves America Forward
The International Association of Movers, a global trade association representing van lines and others, asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to let drivers work after the 14th hour in certain circumstances.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Household Goods Movers
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.
Tags: EPA, Oregon, Ports, Oregon Trucking Association, Clean Diesel, Emissions, DERA, Federal Grants
Norfolk Southern Corp. is purchasing a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway, Delaware & Hudson Railway Co., to increase its reach in the Northeast.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in October, following a revised decline of 0.8% during the previous month, according to new figures released Tuesday.
More than 250 model year 2014-2015 Freightliner Cascadia models trucks that came factory-equipped with certain Thermo King power inverters are part of a larger voluntary recall that also affects aftermarket-installed inverters.
Tags: Freightliner, Recalls, Inverter, Thermo King, Daimler Trucks North America, APUs
Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.
Tags: Navistar, Certification, Technician Training, CASE
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