December 29, 2014 - Industry News
Consumer confidence reached its most favorable level this month since the last cyclical peak was set in January 2007, according to the Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers, released just before Christmas.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment
Spot market freight rates posted declines as Christmas approached, according to numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
December 26, 2014 - Global News
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. that cooperate together under the Umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, have announced personnel changes in their Board of Management.
Tags: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Asia, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
December 24, 2014 - Industry News
December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.
Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel
C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013.
Tags: C.R. England, People, Truckload, Promotions
Con-way Multimodal announced the appointment of Gregory L. Orr as president of the freight brokerage division of Menlo Logistics. He was previously the vice-president of operations of operations.
Tags: Promotion, People, Con-way Inc., Multimodal
Kenworth celebrated the delivery of its one millionth truck to TransAm Trucking of Lathe, Kan. The 91 year-old company held a ceremony to celebrate the milestone at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Kenworth T680
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the hours of service rule is not nearly as important as other developments during the year.
Tags: FMCSA, Legislation, ELDs, Highway Bill, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, Fuel Economy Standards
The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction, Legislation
TravelCenters of America expanded its network of truckstops with the opening of a new TA in Lincoln, Ala., located at Interstate 20 exit 168.
Tags: Alabama, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
In order for our staff to spend time with their families this holiday, there will be no Headline News e-newsletter on Christmas Day. On December 26, we'll send a special version of the newsletter.
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
December 23, 2014 - Press Release
Toyo is getting ready to celebrate its upcoming 70th anniversary in August 2015, with a special logo and new Japanese headquarters.
Tags: Toyo Tires, Company Anniversaries, Tires and Wheels
President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Legislation
Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.
Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires
Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.
Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires
The value of the production of goods and services in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year increased at an annual rate of 5%, according to a third estimate from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Tags: drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.
Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
Women In Trucking Association and Navistar are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Women In Trucking award. The winner will be announced at the TCA annual convention in March 2015.
Tags: Navistar, Awards, Women in Trucking
November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders
The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: drivers, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
The Retread Tire Association is launching a regularly updated calendar of upcoming retread related conferences and trade shows beginning in January.
Tags: Events, Tires and Wheels, Retread Tire Association, Tires, Retreads, Associations
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