Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

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February figures show Class…

An FTR official said the Class 8 market remains “red-hot” and that the capacity crunch is transforming into a capacity crisis and many fleets of..

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Roadcheck 2018 begins today…

GREENBELT, Md. — It’s here. Starting today commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct high-volume, high-visibility inspections of large trucks and buses for 72 hours as..

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OOIDA denied ELD exemption,…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association today expressed disappointment that its to the ELD mandate has been denied. The request was submitted..

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Retail group says U.S.…

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) today warned consumers that U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods set to take effect Friday will..

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California bill to require…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature has passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill a state senator says would improve safety by strengthening..

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Judges toss lawsuit against…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals has tossed out a lawsuit seeking to keep a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase off..

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TMW, DMSi combine systems…

CLEVELAND — TMW, a Trimble brand and provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation industry, has revealed a new..

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Drivewyze customers to receive…

DALLAS — Truck fleets and operators using Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service will soon be able to receive bypasses at 21 weigh stations in..

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Bridgestone issues recall for…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada (Bridgestone) collectively are issuing a voluntary noncompliance recall of approximately 2,700 certain all position, wide..

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Gasboy introduces new general…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gasboy, an industry provider in commercial and industrial fuel and fleet technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of Islander Prime, the..

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ATRI conducting survey on…

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Wednesday launched an online data collection initiative to solicit commercial driver perspectives on how they are..

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Mack Trucks releases 6th…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks Wednesday released the sixth episode of its RoadLife series, “Long Way From Home,” on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. The..

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Reefer capacity tightens as…

DAT Trendlines reports that August ended with average rates that were lower than those in June and July but were still about 20 percent higher..

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FMCSA to hold 2nd…

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session on Friday, September 14 concerning potential changes to its Hours of..

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Unemployment hits 49-year low…

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while..

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Love’s branded DEF now…

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Love’s Travel Stops now offers its own private label diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for auto diesel and professional driver Customers. The product..

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Finalists named for 2018…

PLOVER, Wis. — Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks have named three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the..

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Women In Trucking names…

PLOVER, Wis. — Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association has named recipients of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for..

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Peterbilt offering new warranty…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co, is offering a new  warranty option for Red Oval Certified Pre-Owned truck customers. The new warranty option provides customers..

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October N.A. Class 8…

The two companies that collect and analyze North American Class 8 truck orders both report preliminary numbers for October were strong, but one noted that..

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Us vs. them mentality…

It’s despicable. It’s sickening. It’s deplorable. Generally, we’re speaking about the political landscape in America today. Us (Democrats) vs. them (Republicans). Them (Republicans) vs. us..

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All green as price…

WASHINGTON — It was all green this week for diesel prices. The overall average price for an on-highway gallon of diesel was down 1.7 cents for..

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I’ve said it before…

Oh, man, it’s column time again. You know what? I’m going to have to be straight with you. There isn’t a darned thing I feel..

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Class 8 truck orders…

Two companies that analyze truck orders have reported the torrid pace of the past few months subsided in November. According to ACT Research, preliminary North..

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Demand for vans, reefers…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Demand for vans and refrigerated trucks on the spot truckload freight market was exceptionally strong during the week ending December 1, according..

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