May 26, 2015 - Industry News
The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.
Tags: Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, California Highway Patrol, California, FedEx
The avian flu viruses that have affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in more than a dozen states since December are taking their toll on the trucking companies that serve the poultry industry.
Tags: Iowa, Minnesota, Livestock Hauling
An advance report shows both new orders and shipments for manufactured durable goods declined in April, but a key indicator increased for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Non-Manufacturing
May 25, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arkansas, Ryder System, CNG
The second day of the Safety Fleet Conference will be full of sessions and panel discussions on risk management and liability.
Tags: Liability, Risk Management, Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events
May 22, 2015 - Industry News
Heniff Transportation Systems has acquired Horizon Tank Lines, expanding Heniff’s footprint into the Southeastern U.S.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Liquid Tank Trailers, Bulk Hauling
Two owners of a Brooklyn, NY, CDL driving school had to forfeit cash and assets totally more than $175,000 in a plea deal for charges stemming from a massive, 11-year long testing fraud scheme.
Tags: CDL, Fraud, Truck Driving Schools
Old Dominion Freight Line announced that Greg C. Gantt has been promoted to the president and chief operating officer of the company, replacing David S. Congdon as the company’s president.
Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, People, Promotions
Net orders for Class 8 trucks fell to just over 22,400 units in April, the lowest amount since November 2013, according to ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Truck Orders
Consumer prices moved barely higher in April, but it was the third consecutive monthly increase, according to a new Commerce Department report.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
The total reported volume of Class 8 truck sales in April remained nearly unchanged month to month but were up 1% to 2,806 units, according the latest report by ACT Research.
Tags: Class 8, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales
The Harbor Truck Association has announced that it is supporting a new plan to reduce congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Ports, Strikes, Port Trucking
Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, ChampTruck, Racing
Truckload linehaul rates declined in April from the month before while intermodal rates moved higher, according to two separate reports released on Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows activity has declined for the second straight month. However, a measure of future economy activity is on the upswing.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Unrealistically cheap domestic intermodal containers from China aren't damaging the U.S. industry enough to slap on tariffs, according to a trade commission ruling.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Stoughton Trailers, China
Peter DeFazio and 19 Committee Democrats have introduced the Obama Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act as a long-term surface transportation funding measure.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
CarrierWeb has appointed James B. Gamache as president of its U.S. operations, taking over the role from R. Fenton-May.
Tags: Telematics, People, eLogs, CarrierWeb
An upturn in spot market truckload freight rates seen the previous week ran out of steam quickly, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.
Tags: Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a temporary extension of the highway bill that will fund transportation projects through July.
Tags: Highway Bill, Highway Trust Fund, Congress, Legislation
East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.
Tags: Trailers, People, East Manufacturing
The former Bosch, Bendix and Studebaker proving grounds near New Carlisle in northern Indiana is open for business under new ownership: Navistar Inc., which took it over as of April 1.
Tags: Navistar, Vehicle Testing, Studebaker, Bendix, Bosch
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, GDP, Truck Tonnage Index
Upstream methane is seen as the biggest downside to natural gas trucks, according to a new policy-analysis paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Tags: EDF, Natural Gas Vehicles, Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, GHG Emissions
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