Transportation Industry News, Today

  • Court Extends TRO on Trucking Component of California’s AB 5
    Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District Court of California on Jan. 13 extended a temporary restraining order against the implementation of the trucking component in California’s Assembly Bill 5. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Transport Topics
  • Diesel Falls 1.5¢ to $3.064 Per Gallon
    The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.5 cents to $3.064 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Jan. 13. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Roger Gilroy
  • FMCSA to Conduct New Major Large Truck Crash Causation Study
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 14 will announce plans to conduct a sweeping new large truck crash causation study, according to the head of the agency’s Analysis Division. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Eric Miller
  • Trucking Experts Tackle Parking in Panel
    WASHINGTON — Trucking industry representatives at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 13 broke down some of the biggest challenges — and floated a few solutions — regarding truck parking. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Eleanor Lamb
  • Judge Extends Restraining Order Keeping California from Enforcing AB5 in Trucking
    Trucking companies using owner-operators in California can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as a judge has extended a temporary restraining order keeping officials from enforcing the onerous terms of its AB5 independent contractor law against motor carriers. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2020-01-13By Deborah Lockridge
  • ITS America Criticizes FCC’s 5.9 GHz Spectrum Proposal
    WASHINGTON — A move by the Federal Communications Commission to proceed with a proposal that would devote a wide swath of existing auto safety airwaves to broadband uses was criticized by a key stakeholder at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting Jan. 13. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Eugene Mulero
  • Reverse Logistics Association restates its mission
    In this exclusive interview, Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director of the RLA, share his views ... Read More
    Source: LM EditorialPublished on 2020-01-13By pburnson@peerlessmedia.com
  • Judge rules fleets remain exempt from Calif. contractor law — until further notice
    A federal judge on Monday indefinitely extended an injunction that exempts trucking from compliance with a new California law that effectively forced carriers to stop contracting with owner-operators and small fleets. Following “two hours of spirited debate,” said Joe Rajkovacz, head of government affairs for the Western States Trucking Association, ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2020-01-13By James Jaillet
  • Phillips Tapped to Head Universal Logistics Holdings
    Universal Logistics Holdings appointed Tim Phillips CEO, president, and member of the board, effective Jan. 10. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2020-01-13By Staff
  • Hendrickson Names New COO to Oversee All Divisions
    Hendrickson has promoted Matt Joy to chief operating officer from president and general manager of its Truck group, naming Richard Mudd VP and general manager of Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems and Matt Van Meter VP and general manager of the Specialty Products Group. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2020-01-13By Staff
  • U.S. Commits to Lead in Autonomous Vehicle R&D
    A new report issued by the U.S. National Science and Technology Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out the Trump administration’s plans to stake out a leadership role for the country in the global race to develop autonomous vehicle technology. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2020-01-13By Jack Roberts
  • US Budget Deficit Running 11.8% Higher This Year
    The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Martin Crutsinger
  • Chassis Maker CIMC Intermodal Equipment to Change Name to CIE Manufacturing
    CIMC Intermodal Equipment, the biggest maker of chassis used in the intermodal shipping industry, is soon going to change its name to CIE Manufacturing. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Dan Ronan
  • Dwindling Highway Trust Fund? Not if Mayor Pete Has His Way
    South Bend, Ind., mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's Infrastructure proposal includes a $165 billion infusion into the Highway Trust Fund. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Eugene Mulero
  • Trump to Promote Trade Deals in Speech to Farmers
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will highlight his policies on trade and domestic energy in a speech to U.S. farmers next week, the White House announced Jan. 13. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Darlene Superville
  • Crossword Puzzle Solution for January 13, 2020
    Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the January 13, 2020 print edition. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Transport Topics
  • Hankook’s truck and bus radial tires
    Hankook’s latest truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, the regional-haul all-position all-season AH32 and long-haul drive-position wide-base e3 WiDE DL12, offer wider contact patches, enabling a higher tread volume. The AH32 features the company’s Innovation Mixing System (IMS) that helps strengthen the bonding force between the compound materials (carbon black ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2020-01-13By CCJ Staff
  • Lucas Oil’s deposit control additive
    Lucas Oil’s Diesel Deep Clean diesel fuel detergent and deposit control additive is designed to keep injectors clean, maintaining good flow and free of plugging, and to be effective against carbonaceous deposits and internal injector deposits. The proprietary cleaning formula helps eliminate forced regens by removing soot and other particulate ... Read More
    Source: CCJPublished on 2020-01-13By CCJ Staff
  • NRF Report Points to Tariffs as Key Reason for Port Slowdown
    U.S. import container volumes are expected to show a nearly 1% drop when the final numbers for 2019 are in, the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Dan Ronan
  • Class 8 Sales in December Slip, but Soar for Full-Year Period
    U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December dropped 11.4% compared with a year earlier, but the full year posted the highest annual sales since 2006, Wardsauto.com reported. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Roger Gilroy
  • Information, Communication Technology Can Improve Port Efficiency, Experts Say
    The adoption of information and communication technology can help facilitate operations at ports, according to Agustina Calatayud, senior transport specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Eleanor Lamb
  • Alexa Everywhere – Even in Big Trucks
    Artificial intelligence personal assistants in the truck cab may completely revolutionize the driver-vehicle interface experience, says Senior Editor Jack Roberts in the Truck Tech blog. ... Read More
    Source: Trucking InfoPublished on 2020-01-13By Jack Roberts
  • Behind Waymo’s Long-Term Commitment to Safety Drivers in Autonomous Cars
    Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo took a big step forward last fall when it began ferrying riders around the Phoenix area in robotaxis without human safety drivers. Humans have been behind the wheel for almost all of the 20 million miles of testing the company says it has completed on public roads. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By Ira Boudway and Joshua Brustein
  • Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff
    Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments. ... Read More
    Source: Transport TopicsPublished on 2020-01-13By B. Cameron Gain
  • Postal Service Readying Production Contract for New Mail Truck
    The U.S. Postal Service said it will award an expected $6 billion in contracts for the next-generation mail truck later this year. The agency is providing only the scantest details but in late December asked up to four separate company teams for contract proposals to build the new truck. Each ... Read More
    Source: Trucks.comPublished on 2020-01-13By Jerry Hirsch
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