Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

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Trucks move $60.6B in…

Texas saw the most freight coming through its ports, $24.8 billion in truck freight — 14.3 percent more than last year — while Michigan followed..

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Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating…

ATHENS, Ga. — Engineered to protect temperature-sensitive products transported by trailer or rail through sub-freezing ambient conditions, Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features the..

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Arkansas Highway Police make…

ALMA, Ark. — Arkansas Highway Police within just over one week have twice discovered marijuana and cannabis being transported by a tractor trailer. In both..

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ATA President Chris Spear…

It can be said that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) occasionally see eye-to-eye but most of the time..

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Economic impact of steel…

WASHINGTON — The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern..

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New Yokohama long haul/regional…

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire’s max-mileage 902L ultra wide base (UWB) long-haul/regional drive tire is now available in a new size: 455/55R22.5. “The SmartWay-verified 902L UWB..

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Georgia joins list of…

ATLANTA — Don't touch that screen! Starting July 1, Georgia joined more than a dozen other states in banning hands-on cellphone use while driving. Under..

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Kenworth T680 now standard…

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes. The pairing is a result..

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Schneider earns NSC Green…

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Operating a fleet of over 10,000 tractors that travel along the same highways and byways as the motoring public means caution..

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News roundup: Gas tax…

South Carolina's gasoline tax up 2 cents per gallon COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Gasoline prices are up in South Carolina and it has nothing to do..

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Peterbilt offers 'panic button'…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. is offering two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat. These..

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Highway Transport celebrating 70th…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Knoxville-based specialty chemicals transportation company Highway Transport is celebrating 70 years of operation with the launch of a special commemorative video. Additionally, Highway..

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Pilot Flying J strengthens…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J, the largest North American operator of travel centers and the fourth-largest tanker fleet in the U.S., said it has..

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HELP, Alinda partner to…

PHOENIX — HELP Inc., owner and provider of PrePass weigh station bypassing and other advanced truck safety and toll payment technologies, and Alinda Capital Partners,..

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Southern Recipe pork rind…

The key to good cooking is combining the right ingredients in just the right way for them to achieve the right balance. The same could..

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Mississippi DOT project designed…

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is set to begin a project that the agency says will relieve peak drive time congestion on..

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Yokohama opens new R&D…

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has officially opened its new tire research and development facility – the Yokohama Development Center America (YDCA)..

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Kenworth’s new W990 combines…

LAS VEGAS — It was just a coincidence that fighter jets out of Nellis Air Force Base were occasionally buzzing the Las Vegas Motor Speedway..

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ATRI report says motor…

ARLINGTON, Va. — With economic activity strengthening in 2017, the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers increased 6 percent to $1.69, according..

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EROAD provides FMCSA with…

PORTLAND, Ore. — EROAD, a global technology provider of fleet management, electronic tax reporting and ELD compliance products for the transportation industry, said in a..

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Bendix to acquire ProSteering,…

ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Tuesday said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, a..

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Employers add 250,000 jobs…

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs last month and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. The Labor Department's..

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NTSB: Highway crashes account…

WASHINGTON — Highway crashes claimed the lives of 37,133 people in 2017, accounting for 95 percent of the 38,958 who died in transportation-related accidents that..

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Pondering soft bridge abutments,…

Mike Rowe of TV’s “Dirty Jobs” once told The Trucker News Organization that he likes to say “Safety Third” to fight complacency, although I think..

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Pilot Flying J celebrating…

Pilot Flying J founder James Haslam II and several company executives held a press event at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 1..

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