Monthly Archives: May 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Expediter Services (ES) said that the company is launching a branding initiative that includes a new website release. The website, which encompasses the company’s work in the expedited sector and general trucking, provides a comprehensive look at the broad scope of its offerings and services. Through the...
EAGAN, Minn. — Dart Transit Co. recently presented its annual awards for the Company Driver of the Year and the Contractor of the Year. Kelvin Haywood, who works regionally out of the St. Louis area, earned the top honor as a company driver, while Mike and Bev Monahan, who share the...
In this episode we cover... - 2 flatbed carriers flatline - Bail hearing in Colorado crash - Amazon gets in the trucking biz - Trucker road rages with wasp spray All this and more news along with our Cat Scale Rig of the Week on this edition of The Trucker News Channel.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Better weather combined with a 4.2% increase in the number of available loads pushed spot truckload freight rates higher during the week ending May 5, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The number of available trucks, which has steadily increased in recent...
INDIANAPOLIS — The Celadon Group on Tuesday revealed title changes for certain executive officers. The company announced the following title changes: Thom Albrecht will become executive vice president and chief commercial and strategy officer. Albrecht had previously served as executive vice president, chief financial and strategy officer. He has been...
A California court has dismissed a portion of a class-action lawsuit brought by a professional truck driver against the carrier he worked for claiming the company had failed to provide him with adequate meal and rest periods in accordance with California’s meal-and-rest-break-requirements. The dismissal is the first application in a...
The average price for a gallon of diesel nationwide rose two-cents of a cent for the week ending May 6, to currently stand at $3.171 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That puts the national average price for diesel at exactly the same price it...
The two major organizations that report on and analyze commercial vehicle data both said year-over-year Class 8 orders were down sharply in April. ACT Research said preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down...
PLOVER, Wis. —Treana Moniz has been chosen as the 2019 May Member of the Month of Women In Trucking. Moniz is a professional company driver for Bison Transport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Although she has been around trucking most of her life, Moniz’s desire and passion for trucking started in high...
WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have introduced H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019 on April 30 that would repeal the current 12 percent federal excise tax or FET on heavy commercial trucks and trailers. Though monies generated by...
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed its electric vehicle lineup recently at ACT Expo here. Peterbilt features a Model 220EV, a Model 520EV and a Model 579EV. The 220EV is spec’d with the Meritor Blue Horizon eAxle first shown at CES in January, the 520EV will feature the Transpower...
Small businesses go belly up all the time.  On Wednesday, when Dothan, Alabama-based flatbed carrier Williams Trucking, LLC suddenly announced to its workers that the company is going out of business and that they should stop what they’re doing and bring their trucks and trailers back to the terminal,...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida is on the fast track to building three new major toll highways in mostly rural areas under a bill sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis by the state House on Wednesday despite concerns over their potential negative impact on the environment. The bill, passed on a 76-36 vote,...
In the running debate over whether professional truck drivers under the age of 21 should be allowed to run loads interstate, one of the main arguments made by those who are opposed to the idea is that young people lack the maturity to handle the job, that they just...
WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, LLC has registered its longstanding diesel technician apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. The program was developed in partnership with FASTPORT, Inc., the Labor Department’s industry intermediary for the transportation and logistics sector. The apprenticeship program gives technicians at any skill level...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — C.H. Robinson held its second annual Carrier of the Year Awards program April 30, recognizing its most outstanding North American truckload contract carriers for 2018. Robinson created the awards program to recognize truckload carriers that go above and beyond by displaying the highest level of...
The old man sat down on the front stoop, as I’d often seen him do, and fumbled in the pocket of his wrinkled khakis for his pipe. “Doggone,” he said. “I forgot my do-hickey.” He felt in the pocket of a work shirt that was so faded it was almost white...
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line stepped up to the plate recently and donated 12,000 baseballs to an organization that works to make sure kids who want to take to the diamond can do so, even if they can’t afford equipment. Founded in 2005, Pitch In for Baseball &...
There are reports aplenty that cross our desk every day, some good, some bad, some just plain stupid. The most recent, and this is one of the good ones, finds that American motorists “strongly support” a broad array of safety measures, from reducing local street speed limits and building more...