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August 4, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y/N.J. Ports Set Record Pace for Cargo Volume

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.

Tags: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ports, Containers, Freight Volume

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Wabco Appoints President of Business in the Americas

Jon Morrison Photo courtesy of Wabco

Wabco Holdings has appointed industry veteran Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit, the company announced.

Tags: Leadership, People, Wabco

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Survey Asks Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey, which ranks the trucking industry’s biggest concerns.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Industry Concerns

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Freymiller Releases Online Radio Station for Truckers

Image: FreymillerRadio.com

Freymiller Trucking has rolled out Freymiller Radio, a driver appreciation digital radio channel that streams live over the internet for truckers on the road.

Tags: Drivers

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

USA Truck Second Quarter Profit Increases

The trucking company USA Truck continues to improve its finances as it reported second quarter earnings.

Tags: USA Truck, Fleet Earnings

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Texas Convenience Stores Enlist Ryder Box Trucks

Photo courtesy of Ryder.

The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association has outsourced its fleet operations by signing a full service leasing agreement with Ryder System for 25 medium-duty box trucks, Ryder has announced.

Tags: Ryder, Medium-Duty Trucks, Convenience Stores, Box Trucks, Outsourcing, Full-Service Leasing

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Fatal I-75 Crash

The NTSB preliminary report shows the damage to Brewer's vehicle following the crash.

The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.

Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again in 10-Week Slide

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 10th consecutive week, according to the latest weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Food Service Fleet's Video Tech Improves Safety

Photo courtesy of TBHC Delivers.

TBHC Delivers, based in Nashville, deploys SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its fleet and sees dramatic decreases in driver texting and excessive speeding.

Tags: Driving Safety, SmartDrive, In-Vehicle Video, TBHC Delivers, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Quantum Launches New CNG Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems has launched a pair of back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) storage modules: the Q-Cab160, which offers up to 160 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of storage, and the Q-Cab180, which offers up to 180 DGEs.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tanks, CNG, CNG Tanks

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Uneven, Consumer Spending Strong

The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth, a key indicator affecting trucking, slowed in July from its highest level in five months, according to a survey of the nation’s supply executives.

Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Consumer Spending, Personal Income

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Drops, Average Value Around $189,000

The darkest areas indicate where cargo thefts happen the most. Graphic: FWI

Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

TA Kicks Off St. Christopher Relief Fund Campaign

TravelCenters of America has launched its annual campaign to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, which helps truckers suffering from medical-related financial hardship.

Tags: Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, St. Christopher Fund, Fundraiser

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

ArcBest Reports $20 Million Profit

With record second-quarter revenue, ArcBest's net income rose to $20 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, from $17.2 million, or 64 cents per diluted share a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, ABF, ArcBest Corp., Fleet Earnings, LTL

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

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

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Crime & Fraud

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

ContiTech Unveils New Headquarters

ContiTech NAFTA unveils its new headquaters sign. Photo via ContiTech

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

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Alt Fuel Excise Tax to Be Based on Energy Equivalent

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

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Buys Coyote Logistics For $1.8 Billion

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 Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

Photo of a UPS CNG vehicle courtesy of UPS.

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

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

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Photo: Republic Services.

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

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Supports GAO Recommendations for HOS

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

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety 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

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Jumps in Second Quarter, First Quarter Revised Upward

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

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