Daily Archives: June 13, 2018

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February Class 8 U.S.…

With sales of 4,403 year-to-date compared with 2,599 for the same period last year, International sales are up 69.4 percent this year. Pictured is the..

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Preliminary May trailer orders…

Both industry analysts that tractor commercial vehicle orders and sales say that preliminary trailer orders continued at a good pace. ACT Research’s preliminary estimate for..

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Bill requiring examination, reform…

WASHINGTON — Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Tuesday introduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation they said is designed to reform..

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Bendix CVS names Michael…

ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne president and CEO, as well as a member of its executive board. Hawthorne will..

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55 likely illegal immigrants…

SAN ANTONIO  — Dozens of people, including some children, were discovered in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, The Associated Press reported. KSAT-TV reported that authorities..

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Road-building debt bill approved…

By GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. — A method to accelerate local and regional road-building projects in North Carolina by authorizing up to $3 billion..

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May Class 8 truck…

May Class 8 truck sales in the United States were up 1.3 percent over April, according to WardsAuto. Wards said 19,195 Class 8 units were..

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Bill introduced in Senate…

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Tuesday introduced SB3052, a bill that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale..

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Trucking company, owner found…

BILLINGS, Mont. — A trucking company and its owner were convicted of more than a dozen federal charges filed after a 2012 explosion destroyed an..

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Diabetes prevention-maintenance programs specialize…

Kay Pfeiffer of TrueLifeCare conducted her first Mid-American Trucking Show seminar this year. She’s becoming a regular at high-profile trucking industry events, spreading the word..

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Trucker Tools gets additional…

RESTON, Va. — Trucker Tools, a company that provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, has completed a..

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U.S. expected to become…

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world's..

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DAT Freight Index: July…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot market freight availability dropped sharply in July, returning to typical seasonal levels after an all-time peak in June, according to DAT..

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Analysis: Mississippi road money…

JACKSON, Miss. — A special session to seek more money for Mississippi's roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen..

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Kenworth names finalists for…

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has teamed with the FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program to..

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Drainage work to make…

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Truckers and other travelers may want to avoid parts of Highway 277 going through Columbia, South Carolina because there will be delays..

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July sees slight slide…

Class 8 truck sales in the United States in July decreased slightly from June but were considerably above July 2017, according to information released by..

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Diesel prices down nationwide,…

On-highway diesel prices slipped ever-so-slightly downward for the week ending Aug. 13, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The average price nationwide fell..

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Peterbilt graduates 50th technician…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. has certified the graduation of the Peterbilt Technician Institute’s (PTI) 50th graduating class. Since PTI opened its doors in..

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D.C. listening session on…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s public listening session on revising current Hours of Service regulations for interstate truck drivers scheduled for 1 to 3..

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House passes 'minibus' spending…

The House passed a $147 billion "minibus" spending package Thursday and sent it to  for a signature to avert another possible government shutdown, The Hill reported..

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47 out of 60…

WASHINGTON — The November 6 congressional elections not only gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats and kept the Senate in..

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Stay Metrics study attributes…

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Stay Metrics, a provider of evidence-based driver feedback, engagement, training and retention solutions for the transportation industry, has published a new..

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Trailers orders follow record…

The two organizations that report truck and trailer orders said Tuesday that the industry in October followed up a record-breaking September with another strong showing...

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AGT Global Logistics' Angela…

DALLAS — Angela Eliacostas, founder and CEO of AGT Global Logistics, was presented with the eighth annual Influential Woman in Trucking Award during a panel..

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Port of Savannah October…

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history with 413,800 20-foot equivalent container..

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Dana expands Spicer Select…

MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Inc., has expanded its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio to include the most popular u-joints for commercial-vehicle applications while also adding..

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Penske upgrades driver app…

READING, Pa. — The Penske Driver app has added an upgrade designed to benefit truck drivers ahead of the busy holiday freight season. Deliveries are..

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ACT's Vieth says forward…

COLUMBUS, Ind. — September marked the second consecutive month of moderating freight-related industry metrics, and early indications suggest the trend continued in October, according to..

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OOIDA to offer class…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will offer a class to help those interested in starting a small trucking business. OOIDA’s business..

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Average cost of gallon…

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel declined 2.1 cents to $3.317 for the week ending November 12, according to the..

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- Insane U-turn by semi
- Cargo thieves get smarter
- Personal conveyance questions answered
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The EPA wants to place stricter emissions standards on heavy-duty truck engines: https://t.co/iRhBNePIHn

WINTER TRUCKING SAFETY: Look before you step! Make sure you place your foot where there is traction to support your weight. Be especially careful on uneven ground. Hold onto the vehicle as you transfer your weight. Be careful as steps may freeze up and not look slippery.

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