Delayed rulemakings: Agency’s work on speed limiters, raising insurance minimums running later than expected

Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process. Here's the latest.

Ryder opens new Charlotte, NC, maintenance and rental facility

Ryder System, Inc. announced the opening of its new maintenance and rental facility in Charlotte, N.C. – Ryder’s third operating location in the area.  The facility provides state-of-the-art maintenance and rental services for commercial fleets. Located at 201 Forsyth Hall, the facility features four drive-through maintenance repair ...

Peterbilt unveils Model 220 clear frame rail package

Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package), Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “This new option is ideal for customers in ...

Carrier Transicold boosts reefer unit warranties

Carrier Transicold has enhanced the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units.  “Vector systems deliver dual benefits of reduced maintenance and higher system reliability because they are less complex than conventional mechanical systems and comparative semi-electric systems,” said Patrick McDonald, product manager – trailer, ...

Truck tonnage remains level at record high in September

Truck tonnage was unchanged in September from August and remains at a record high, according to ATA data, and 2014’s third quarter average was the highest on record.

Bendix receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Overall Best Supplier of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy-Duty Trucks. Frost & Sullivan honored Bendix as the premier manufacturer of advanced safety enhancement products in the North American heavy-duty ...

Hino Trucks celebrates 30th anniversary in U.S.

Hino Trucks reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of more ...

ATA, other business groups on port labor talks: ‘Time is of the essence’

ATA and more than 100 business organizations have signed a letter calling for a quick conclusion to labor negotiations between dockworkers and management at the West Coast ports.

Which states have the most effective inspections? ATRI names Top 10

As a follow up to a report issued earlier this year highlighting state-to-state enforcement disparities around the U.S., the American Transportation Research Institute announced Oct. 22 its Top 10 High-Performance States for Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

FMCSA giving $1M to train military veterans for driving jobs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 21 it has awarded $1 million in grants to nine tech and community colleges across the U.S. to help train military veterans for truck and bus driving jobs.

Emergency hours-of-service exemptions finalized as agency amends federal rules

The agency’s regulatory amendment will exempt drivers hauling home heating fuels of compliance with federal hours-of-service limits when states of emergency are issued during fuel shortages.

ATA names finalists for next America’s Road Team Captains

The American Trucking Associations named this week 32 drivers as finalists in the selection process for the captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team.

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to boost efficiency of freight, protect against terrorism

Mexico has become the eighth nation to sign a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. The voluntary program partners with the trade community to secure the U.S. and international supply chains from terrorism.