Con-way Truckload purchases 635 new tractors — all with automated manual transmissions

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced its purchase of 635 new, twin-screw tractors — each of which will be equipped with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) — in a replacement cycle that will maintain the company’s 2,500-tractor fleet as ...

Ryder simplifies truck rental process with tablet apps

Ryder has announced it has launched several new mobile tablet apps for Ryder employees to make renting a truck from the company easier, faster and more convenient.

Recent 700-truck waiting line at NY/NJ port spurs call for change from NJ trucking association

Following reports of a 700-truck line waiting to pick up loads at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the intermodal wing of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association last week published an open letter deflecting any blame placed on trucking and called for ...

Boxer, Paul introduce Senate highway bill that funds roads with repatriation tax

Following up on their February announcement of the legislation, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced last week in the Senate their “Investment in Transportation Act” highway funding bill, which would use a repatriation tax of 6.5 percent to shore up the struggling ...

Prestone offers cooling system tweaks for high summer heat

With the primary goal of delivering a contracted load from Point A to Point B, fleet managers know they cannot control the weather in any region or on any route. The best they can do is prepare their vehicles to withstand whatever the road throws ...

Alt fuel innovator seeks fleets/older trucks to beta test emulsified diesel system

A Michigan-based alternative fuel developer is seeking fleets with older-generation tractors to beta test a new emulsified fuel system. Fierce Fuel Systems says that its new X2O  diesel fuel system will allow fleets with older trucks to remain competitive and advance toward stringent U.S. emissions mandates solution ...

Carriers want relief from fees caused by West Coast port gridlock

Seventy to 100 trucking companies are pursing arbitration over late fees incurred in West Coast ports during the recent labor dispute that resulted in gridlock.

McLeod Software ships latest version of fleet management products

McLeod Software has released the latest version of its LoadMaster, PowerBroker, and LoadMaster LTL products. The new 15.1 release adds wide variety of new capabilities and functions.

ATRI looking for carrier input for annual trucking costs report

The American Transportation Research Institute launched an online survey Thursday as part of its annual data collection to produce its 2014 Operational Costs of Trucking report.

Map: choices, coverage for weigh station bypass expanding

With new options for weigh station bypass, fleets are able to better use their safety record to their advantage.

Shippers press rail group to disclose truck size/weight lobbying activities

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is calling for transparency from the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks in regards to its tactics to fight increases to truck size and weight limits.

Speed limiter mandate, Safety Fitness Determination rule delayed, e-log mandate still slated for September

Two major federal regulatory changes looming for the trucking industry have been delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation. A final rule to mandate electronic logging devices, however, is still forecasted to be published in September, the report says.

House introduces highway bill that would increase fuel taxes, boost longer-term highway funding

The U.S. House this week introduced a bill that would tie the current flat rate fuel tax to inflation as a long-term highway funding measure and appropriate an immediate $12 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to ensure short-term solvency.