July 31, 2015 - Industry News
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart
A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Crime & Fraud
ContiTech recently unveiled its revamped North American headquarters to bring awareness to the public about the new name and brands created by Continental’s acquisition of Veyance Technologies.
Tags: Headquarters, Continental Tires, Contitech, Logo
A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Excise Taxes, LNG, Highway Bill
UPS announced it's buying Coyote Logistics, a non-asset-based truckload freight brokerage company, giving it a major presence in the U.S. truckload brokerage market.
Tags: UPS, Logistics, Mergers & Acquisitions
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of biodiesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.
Tags: Biodiesel, Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels
The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund
Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.
Tags: Colorado, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, CNG
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Fatigue, HOS
Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, IIHS, Top Safety Pick
The first reading on how well the American economy performed in the second quarter of the year shows it accelerated well ahead of the first quarter pace, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, GDP
UPDATED -- The parent to several trucking companies moved from a loss in the second quarter of last year to a profit in the most recent quarter.
Tags: Economy, Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleet Earnings
Hino Trucks will begin offering its preventive service care program HinoCare on its conventional, non-cabover medium-duty models, including the 238, 258, 268, and 338.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hino Trucks, Preventive Maintenance
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
The House late Wednesday passed a short-term extension to keep federal highway funding going until October 29, right before members left on August recess, leaving the Senate to deal with before the looming Friday deadline.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund
The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA
Five more trucking companies have reported quarterly earnings – but not all showed gains over a year ago.
Tags: Economy, Con-way Freight, Celadon Group, Roadrunner Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Heartland Express, Saia, Con-way Inc., Fleet Earnings
CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith Jr. passed away on July 27 at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.
Tags: Obituary, People, CRST
Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.
Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, President Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels
Trailer maker Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago, including some record numbers. Meritor, however, saw its results hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor
Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.
Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems
Seasonal trends continued to push spot market freight rates and availability lower for the week ending July 25, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, the operator of the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG
It looks like Congress is going to kick the can down the road again when it comes to highway funding after what looked like a game of "chicken" in recent days.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Congress
A key element of DTNA’s aftermarket strategy is greater collaboration with Zonar Systems, the technology firm that it acquired a minority stake in late last month as part of a long-term strategic partnership.
Tags: Telematics, Zonar, Daimler Trucks North America
July 28, 2015 - Industry News
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution to help it expand its cross-border business into Mexico.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
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