March 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association named FTC Transportation of Oklahoma City and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the two grand prize winners of its National Fleet Safety Award.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA, National Fleet Safety Awards
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell slightly in January from the month before, but remains close to its record high level.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
With a schedule-at-a-glance and additional details about the new show, interested attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can now access the full 2015 Fleet Technology Expo full website.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference, Events, Fleet Technology Expo
Pride Transport recently announced driver pay increases and performance bonuses in addition to implementing Omnitracs Analytics to improve driver retention.
Tags: Pride Transport, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Omnitracs
The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge announced the overall winners of the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest at the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge
Improperly followed procedures involving a truck carrying an oversized load may have contributed to the train crash in North Carolina earlier this week, according to a news report from the Associated Press.
Tags: Safety, Collision, Railroads, Oversize Loads, Grade Crossing Accidents
North American shipment volume jumped up in February, while total freight expenditures reversed a four-month slump, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
Some economic indicators have not bounced back as well as others in the recovery from the Great Recession, but trucking is doing well, and a capacity crunch leads economic expert John Larkin to project truckload rates will rise this year.
Tags: Economy, TCA, Freight Rates, Truckload Carriers Association
A supplier of cab-related products and systems for commercial trucks and other vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., posted higher profits for the final quarter of 2014 while it moved back into the black for all of last year.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Group, Earnings
Women In Trucking and Navistar presented the fifth annual Influential Woman in Trucking award to Kari Rihm, president and CEO of Rihm Kenworth. The award was given during a ceremony this week at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.
Tags: People, Women in Trucking, Rihm Kenworth, Truck Dealers
The Teamster union has filed suit to block the Department of Transportation from implementing its decision to open the U.S. border to Mexico-based motor carriers later this year.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Teamsters, Mexican carriers
The U.S. Energy Department has raised its expectations for fuel prices, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook issued on Tuesday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
GAO report says Federal Highway Administration should research how oversize/overweight highway loads are permitted to develop best practices that can be shared with States.
Tags: GAO, FHWA, Permits, Truck Size/Weight
Oakley Transportation Group has named Kelly L. McDowell its new Director of Safety and Compliance. He will be charged with integrating safety programs within every section of the company.
Tags: Driver Safety, Leadership, Safety & Compliance, People
March 10, 2015 - Product News
The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service was recently added to mobile-based weigh stations in the State of New York, the company has announced.
Tags: New York, Information Technology, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations, New York State, Weigh-Station Bypass
Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans
The Hotline section of the February issue of HDT incorrectly listed the 2014 year-end U.S. truck sales.
Tags: Truck Sales, Hotline
The National Federation Independent Business says its Small Business Optimism Index for February rose 0.1 points to 98, registering a solid result despite some unfavorable conditions, according to a report released Tuesday morning.
Forward Air Corp. has formally completed is previously announced purchase CLP Towne Inc. combining two of the largest trucking companies moving freight to and from the nation’s airports.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forward Air
The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, EEOC, PAM Transport
Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.
Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-59, AmeriPride, Step Vans, Stripped Chassis
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas engine and vehicle manufacturer Westport Innovations Inc. on Monday released earnings for the final quarter of last year and all of 2014 showing it lost less money in both periods while revenue declined.
Tags: Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its fifth weekly increase but prices have started to moderate a little in some parts of the country, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Volume, DAT Solutions, Polar Vortex
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