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March 19, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Details How It Will Conduct Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a plan for how it will conduct the “naturalistic study” of the operational, safety, health and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions that Congress has mandated it to conduct.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Aims to Give Hair-Testing Equal Footing

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Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing.

Tags: Drug Testing, Driver Alcohol Detection Systems, Alcohol Testing, Hair Testing

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Orders Robust Despite Hitting 5-Month Low

February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.

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

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)<br />Photo: House T&amp;amp;I Committee

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Rise, Interest Rates Staying Put

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A look at where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months showed another rise, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.

Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

MCSAC Public Meeting on Awarding Credit for Safety Programs

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a two-day public meeting later this month on how to “credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations."

Tags: Driver Safety, Fleet Safety, FMSCA

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

Knapheide Brings European Upfitter to U.S. Market

Photo of Knapheide and Gruau executives at the Work Truck Show courtesy of Gruau.

Knapheide has signed a partnership agreement with Gruau to distribute the European upfitter’s commercial van products in North America. The agreement will cover distribution of Gruau’s IsoVan product line and retractable crew seating systems.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Knapheide, Gruau, Upfitting Vans

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Freight Movements with Canada, Mexico Increase 4.5% Last Year

U.S.-NAFTA trade by mode: 2010-2014. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade

March 18, 2015 - Product News

Talbert Adds Capacity to Traveling Axle Series Trailers

Photo courtesy of Talbert

Talbert Manufacturing updated its Traveling Axle Series, increasing hauling capacity by 5 tons. The five new trailer models will replace the previous versions within the trailer series.

Tags: Capacity, Dropdeck Trailers, MATS, Talbert Trailers, Trailers

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

Flatbeds Post Only Increase in Spot Market Rates Over Past Week

The average flatbed rate on the spot market picked up a little more steam while rates in the other two sectors remained stable as both the number of loads to move and truck capacity increased.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Profit Leaps More Than 50%

Photo: FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. on Wednesday reported a 4% increase in revenue while profit jumped more than 50% in its most recent fiscal quarter.

Tags: Fleets, Earnings, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

Photo: U.S. House T&amp;amp;I Committee

Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven home today in testimony by three representatives of key stakeholder groups before the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Surface Transportation, Highway Bill, Devolution

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Says It's Taking on Michelin for Fuel-Efficient Tire Leader

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear wants to be the leader in fuel-efficient truck tires. Why? Because the number one concern of long-haul fleets across America is fuel costs.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Fuel Efficiency

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Releases CSA App, ATA Calls It Irresponsible

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has released a smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to current online safety performance information on interstate truck and bus companies. The ATA called the move irresponsible.

Tags: FMCSA, Technology, CSA, U.S. DOT, BASIC, Mobile Apps, Safety & Compliance

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Registration Open for FTR Virtual Conference

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FTR has announced that registration is open for its first "virtual conference." The event is scheduled for April 7th and will include discussions and question-and-answer sessions on important topics in trucking.

Tags: Webinar, Events, FTR, Fuel Prices, Regulations

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Housing Starts Post Largest Drop in 4 Years

Nationwide housing starts dropped 17% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000 units in February, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, Housing Starts

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Opens NGV Maintenance Facility in Calif.

Photo: Ryder

Ryder System has opened a natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to provide vehicle maintenance for Ryder lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee, along with on-site diesel fueling.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG, LNG

March 16, 2015 - Product News

Kinetics Hybrid Offered for Class 3-7 Trucks

Image via Crosspoint Kinetics

Crosspoint Kinetics announced that its Kinetics Hybrid system will fit many class 3-7 trucks including the Isuzu Reach platform, Ford E-350, Ram 5500, Chevrolet 4500 and several others.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Crosspoint

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Q&A: Yokohama's Rick Phillips Talks Truck Tires

Rick Phillips. Photo courtesy Yokohama.

How is the booming truck market affecting commercial tire sales? Yokohama's Rick Phillips answers this question and more in this Q&A.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Ends 5-Week Rally, Falls Below $2.92

A rally for on-highway diesel prices has ended with the average cost of the fuel falling for the first in more than a month, according to the latest weekly report from the U.S. Energy Department, as the price of crude oil is down dramatically.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Bendix Hits Billion Dollar Sales Mark

Photo: Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems surpassed $1 billion in sales during 2014, marking a first for the company.

Tags: Sales, Bendix, Brakes, Wheel Ends, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Safety

March 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

Tags: Telematics, Technology, Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rises, Home Builder Confidence Down

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UPDATED -- Industrial production in the U.S. increased 0.1% in February from the month before, but is 3.5% higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Industrial Production, Economy

March 16, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. and Canada Agree to Border Pre-Clearance Deal

The Peace Bridge near Buffalo, N.Y. Photo via Wikipedia commons user &amp;Oacute;&amp;eth;inn

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to allow trucks going into the U.S. from Canada to clear customs on the Canadian side of the border, according to a report from The Buffalo News.

Tags: Canada, Legislation, Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security

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