Ryder System announces new warranty for used refrigerated trucks

Ryder System announced the launch of its new “Keep It Cool” promotion in the United States and Canada.  The promotion is available through September 1, 2014 and offers a free 12-month warranty, underwritten by Premium 2000+, on qualified used refrigerated trucks.  The new Ryder warranty offering ...

Diesel continues downward streak, still at lowest point in 8 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, according to the DOE. That’s the fourth consecutive week the U.S.’ average diesel price fell, and it’s still at its lowest point since ...

Maverick shows off new multi-million driver training facility

With an aging workforce and a growing driver shortage, many trucking companies are lowering their standards for driver training. Steve Williams, founder and CEO of North Little Rock, Arkansas-based Maverick Transportation LLC is taking the opposite approach.

Navistar sets sights on used truck market with Diamond Renewed program

Navistar is taking aim at the used truck market. The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned to ...

New cabover manufacturer enters market

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis.

Daimler, Volvo report higher sales, profit in second quarter

Daimler reported this week that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat at $10.74 billion compared to the same period last year, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. Volvo in its earnings call reported a 44 percent increase in deliveries ...

Anne Ferro resigns as head of FMCSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25.

Court OKs $3M settlement against C.R. England

A federal court has approved a $3 million class action settlement over truth-in-leasing regulations in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against C.R. England Inc.

Battle for the future: Freight will still move — will you be hauling it?

Somebody is going to be moving freight in 2025. The only real question is will you be one of the people doing it? Here are some of the challenges — and opportunities — the industry will deal with in the next decade.

Carriers being targeted by fake letters wanting banking info, FMCSA warns

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

Say it ain’t so, Joe: VP bemoans infrastructure woes, pitches fix; Senate next to act

With only days left before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry, and as Congress rushes to find a solution before the August break, the White House continues to pitch infrastructure investment and its Rebuild America program, with Vice President Joe Biden taking to the whiteboard ...

Another lawsuit against Navistar’s EGR-only MaxxForce engines made public

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has come to light, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

Food distribution giant hit with $20 million in mishandling charges

Sysco Corp., the largest U.S. food distribution company, will pay almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties in California for the illegal practice of holding perishable foods – such as seafood, milk and raw meat – in unrefrigerated sheds.

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