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NEW YORK — Just a month ago oil surged to its highest price in three years, and some investors were wondering if crude was again on its way to $100 a barrel. Instead, the price has tumbled. Reports say OPEC plans to support an increase in production at this week's...
MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana is launching new Spicer Select drivetrain products, a new line of all-makes coverage for the North American commercial-vehicle aftermarket. Ideally suited for aging vehicles, the new portfolio features Dana-engineered and -tested drivetrain products manufactured by a network of carefully selected partners, according to Mark Wallace, executive...
GREENSBORO, N.C. — TransLand, a truckload and logistics services provider based in Springfield, Missouri, recently added a bright green Mack Anthem model to its fleet to handle a very special job. Designated as a community truck, for every mile the new Anthem travels delivering goods to customers, TransLand will donate...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for April at a reading of 11.5 reflects strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity, FTR officials said Thursday. Carriers can expect the favorable conditions to improve further into the third quarter and stay elevated well into 2019. The tight labor market,...
Spot truckload rates on the DAT network of load boards rose again during the week ending June 16 and are on track to achieve the highest-ever monthly average for van, refrigerated ("reefer"), and flatbed freight, according to DAT Solutions. Despite a 6 percent drop in posted loads and 5.4 percent...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-two trade associations ranging from grocers to distributors and restaurants released a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to support the DRIVE-Safe Act (H.R.5358) to train younger drivers, and move it through the committee quickly. The...
AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Wednesday that it has added another product to its Endurance line of high-mileage, long-haul tires. During a press conference, Mahesh Kavaturu, Goodyear’s marketing manager for commercial long-haul and regional products, introduced the Goodyear Endurance LHS steer tire, which complements the...
In this episode we cover... Multiple rigs burn at truck stop Fuel record set $1M worth of Xbox's stolen Major chain ads 300 new truck parking spaces. These are the stories we are covering and more, on this weeks trucking news show.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7 percent in May after rising 2.7 percent in April. In May, the index equaled 113.8 (2015=100), up from 113 in April. ATA revised the April increase from the originally reported 2.2 percent to...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday that it has closed its initial public offering of 18,056,000 shares of its Class A common stock and the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase 2,708,400 additional shares, at an initial public offering price of $16 per share. U.S. Xpress...
WASHINGTON  — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped 2.2 cents to $3.244 for the week ending June 18, the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy reported. It's the third consecutive week the price has dropped after the most recent peak of $3.288 for...
RAPHINE, Va. — Eric Turner Sr. of Ellenwood, Georgia, won Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8 car hauler at the 36th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center in Raphine. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella...
By GRANT SCHULTE LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don't expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself well to embrace the...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez wasn’t kidding when he told The Trucker News Organization Thursday that it’s imperative FMCSA gets its computer systems upgraded and generating good data. FMCSA Monday issued an interim final rule delaying certain aspects of its Medical Certification integration in order to give...
inspector looking under truck
GREENBELT, Md. — Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of the CVSA’s Brake Safety Week September 16-22 in an effort to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers...
BIG WELLS, Texas  — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event” crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control...
WASHINGTON — The implications for changes in highway infrastructure driven by the wider deployment of connected and automated vehicles must be “recognized and addressed,” Wyoming Director of Transportation William “Bill” Panos has told a Senate committee. Panos said autonomous vehicles “are increasingly connected and equipped with electronics that can receive...
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it had presented input to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier this week on the programs that are supposed to protect truck drivers from retaliations for reporting unsafe practices and work environments. At a meeting held by...
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts Brent Crude oil prices to average $71 a barrel for the rest of this year and to stay around $68 a barrel in 2019, the agency said today. The predictions were part of EIA’s June 2018 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)....
WASHINGTON — An official with the National Retail Federation today warned that President Donald Trump’s tariff plans will unravel the good done by tax reform and saddle consumers with higher prices. Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay made the statements after the Trump administration announced it will issue tariffs on...