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January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Corp. Releases Preliminary Financials

Dana Holding Corp. preliminary financial results for 2015 show sales are comparable with a year earlier, but earnings are slightly lower.

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Movements See Biggest Drop in Nearly a Year

Freight Transportation Services Index, November 2010 - November 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector moved lower in a government index that it says is an indicator of economic cycles.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Supply Outstrips Demand in December

The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.

Tags: Truck Sales, Freight, Freight Capacity, Freight Index

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29

Image: Seeing Machines

The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.

Tags: FMCSA, Truck Drivers, Driver Coercion

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Not So Fast: Truck Groups Contend Safety Fitness Proposal Violates FAST Act

The validity of a rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers has been challenged by a coalition of eight associations representing trucking interests.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety

January 13, 2016 - Product News

WEX Card Holders Offered Rebates at QuikTrip Pumps

Photo via QuikTrip

WEX Fleet One Over-the-Road card holders will be offered fuel rebates at QuikTrip locations via a merchant agreement the two companies entered into recently.

Tags: Fuel Cards, WEX, Rebates, QuikTrip

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Michelin Offers Uniroyal Tires for Commercial Trucks

Uniroyal LS24 long-haul steer tire.

The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tires

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

New York Activates Plow Fleet for Lake Effect Snowstorms

Photo courtesy of NYSDOT.

New York has begun shifting resources, including its fleet of plow trucks, to the central and western regions of the state in the face of "lake effect" snowstorms that are expected to hit hard.

Tags: New York, Snow Removal, New York DOT

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates, Activity up with Start of 2016

Spot truckload freight activity increased sharply during the first full week of 2016, as rates also improved or held steady – while a separate report shows December was better than the month before.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Price Forecast Revised Much Lower

Federal government expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for this year have been revised significantly lower, as oil is expected to continue to sell for far less that it was in mid-2014.

Tags: Economy, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Rolls Out RNG in Two States

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS has put steps in place to supply its fleet for Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC.

Tags: UPS, Tennessee, Mississippi, Renewable Natural Gas, Delivery Fleets

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Freight Spending, Shipments Continue Decline

Both the number of shipments and expenditures on freight transportation by shippers continued their downward slide in December, according to latest Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Cass Freight Index, Economy, Freight Index, Freight Rates

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Isuzu Beats Commercial Truck Sales Record in 2015

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has beaten two long-standing sales records in 2015 – one for sales of Isuzu Commercial Trucks and the other for the highest parts sales.

Tags: Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks, Truck Sales, Parts

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

Tags: Green Fleets, CALSTART

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Names New Executive Director From Within

Collin B. Mooney Photo: CVSA

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance appointed Collin B. Mooney as its executive director, effective Jan. 11, 2016.

Tags: Leadership, People, CVSA

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

SKF Consolidates U.S. Distribution and Packaging Operations

Parts supplier SKF USA plans to transfer its North American Automotive Vehicle Service Market Distribution and Packaging operations in Hebron, Ky., to its Crossville, Tenn., facility by July 2016.

Tags: SKF, Distribution, Parts and Service, Suppliers

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall in First Week of 2016

The price of on-highway diesel fuel and regular gasoline continued last year’s trend of falling prices with another decrease in the first week of 2016.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Head to Step Down in 2017

David Bradley Photo via Ontario Trucking Association

Canadian Trucking Alliance and Ontario Trucking Association president and CEO David Bradley has announced that he will step down at the end of 2017, after more than 30 years in the position.

Tags: Canada, Leadership, People, Canadian Trucking Alliance

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Tiremaker Enters U.S. Truck-Tire Market

Manny Cicero Photo: The Tennessean

Chinese tiremaker Triangle Tyre Group has formed Triangle Tire USA, a new U.S. subsidiary aimed at the truck-tire market.

Tags: China, Leadership, Tires, People

January 11, 2016 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers ELD Mandate Seminars to Educate Fleets

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller & Associates will be holding a series of seminars in 2016 aimed at educating fleets on the recently finalized ELD rule.

Tags: FMCSA, J.J. Keller, ELDs, ELD Mandate

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Cross-Border Freight Outpaces U.S.-Canada Cargo for First Time

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: October 2014 - 2015. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.

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

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

NY-NJ Port Authority Revises Older-Trucks Plan

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is proposing to deny access to trucks with model year 1994 and 1995 engines, effective January 1, 2018, and to require that, effective March 1, 2016, new trucks seeking to serve the port terminals must be equipped with a 2007 or newer model year engine..

Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Canadian Kenworth Plant Produces 150,000th Truck

A ceremony was held at the Ste-Therese facility to commemorate the milestone. Photo: Paccar

A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.

Tags: Canada, Kenworth, Paccar, T370, Milestones

January 8, 2016 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Job Creation Soars, Trucking Employment at Record High

Job creation in the U.S. surged in the final month of 2015, per a Labor Department report released Friday, as for-hire trucking employment hit a new record level.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

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