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January 18, 2017 - Industry News
While truckload volumes increased 18% on the spot freight market a 34% hike in available truck capacity sent both rates and load-to-truck ratios lower for the week ending Jan. 14, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar, GM announced at the National Biodiesel Conference on Jan. 17.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
Diesel prices finally dropped after a month and half straight of weekly increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
January 17, 2017 - Product News
"Rolling start" and "auto-neutral" makes automated transmission more useful; WheresMyConcrete tracks loads; Granite goes to Construction Industry Management's education-support auction.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance to offer Class 8 chassis to over 50,000 NJPA members.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to submit drug and alcohol testing program results within 60 days.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
Central Oregon Truck Company driver Danny Leon-Guerrero has been named a Highway Angel for helping to deliver a baby at a Pilot Flying J truck stop.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
Transportation and logistics solutions provider XPO Logistics has been awarded a supply chain contract from Cummins to support its global customer base with parts distribution.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. finished 2016 on a somewhat positive note, posting the fourth straight monthly gain, according to a new Commerce Department numbers released Friday. Separate reports show improvements in other key indicators important to trucking.
January 13, 2017 - Industry News
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has been denied a rehearing of a court decision in its lawsuit against the federal electronic logging device mandate, OODIA announced on Jan. 12.
January 12, 2017 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops has increased its network of over 410 locations in 40 states, adding new travel stops in Syracuse, Neb., and Angelton, Texas.
January 12, 2017 - Industry News
DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.
January 12, 2017 - Industry News
A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.
January 12, 2017 - Industry News
The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.
January 12, 2017 - Industry News
National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman will provide the Department of Transportation counsel on issues related to the use of automation to prevent road deaths.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
During her Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, Elaine Chao unequivocally signaled her willingness to cooperate with Congress to enact the trillion-dollar infrastructure investment plan floated by President-elect Trump if she is indeed confirmed as the next secretary of transportation.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear, who has emphasized the need for trucking to have a seat at the table when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s automation advisory committee.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
Taljinder Sohi, a truck driver for Bison Transport of Manitoba, Canada, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping out a fellow driver whose tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
After a final round of selections, American Trucking Associations has named 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a group of elite truck drivers that will serve as trucking industry ambassadors.
January 11, 2017 - Industry News
A group of American shippers, carriers and retailers have launched the Americans for Modern Transportation coalition, advocating for improved transportation infrastructure and policy that will reflect the needs of modern businesses and consumers.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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