Parked east of the California Capitol steps was a long line of vehicles as clean as they were large, including a yellow school bus, a UPS delivery truck and an AC Transit bus — all with electric or hybrid motors
Not nearly enough parking exists in metro Atlanta for truckers who must comply with federal rules that limit how many hours they can drive – a shortage that’s about to get worse, thanks to new enforcement procedures
Comments on a plan by the Trump administration to halt the future growth of biomass-based diesel fuel and reduce the short-term requirements for all renewable fuels were largely split down the middle, pro and con.
A private equity group has reached a deal to become the majority owner of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a third-party logistics company specializing in chemical transportation.
Britain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a “platoon” of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front.
Legislation that would authorize the use of twin 33-foot trailers nationwide would decrease safety and damage freight infrastructure, the Mississippi Transportation Commission recently told a federal policymaker.
Certain cities in Kansas are using state Department of Transportation funding to reshape roads near distribution centers that draw freight congestion.
President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill them.
A proposal to deny funding for the enforcement of the December mandate on electronic logging devices was removed from a fiscal 2018 funding bill the House is scheduled to consider next month.
Companies added more workers than forecast in August, indicating the U.S. job market remains solid, according to data released Aug. 30 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.
U.S. second-quarter growth was revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending and a bigger gain in business investment, putting the economy on a stronger track, Commerce Department data showed Aug. 30.
Wabco Holdings Inc. signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Nexteer Automotive, a provider of intuitive motion control, as it prepares for the advent of self-driving commercial vehicles, according to the company.
The Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after an oil drilling ship broke from its mooring Aug. 26, sank a tugboat and beached in the ship channel’s entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
The International Maritime Organization announced that shippers and global refiners must reduce sulfur content in marine bunker fuels by January 2020, five years earlier than had been expected.
COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. today unveiled its all-electric powertrain demonstration truck.
Facing a future in which private car ownership may fade, Daimler is ramping up efforts to create new products and services — even business models.
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The Arkansas State Highway Commission is pleased to announce the next application cycle for the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program. Act 1176 of 2013 authorized the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP). The purpose of this act is to advance State interests in roadway safety by proposing to improve the safety of the commercial truck industry through cooperative public private programs that focus on increased enforcement, regulatory compliance, indust...
On April 18, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that will require truck drivers to complete training on recognizing the signs of human trafficking before obtaining their commercial drivers license. Arkansas is the first state to pass this kind of legislation. With the support of the Arkansas Trucking Association, the bill was sponsored by Rep. Charlotte Douglas (R-75th) and co-sponsored by Sen. Linda Collins Smith (R-19th). Read More ...
A recent court decision came down to a missing comma when a Maine court sided with a group of dairy truck drivers in a dispute on overtime pay. In May 2014, a group of dairy truck drivers sued Maine-based Oakhurst Dairy for $10 million in overtime pay. Oakhurst Dairy cited a Maine law that said that certain jobs are exempt from overtime pay. Oakhurst Dairy won that lawsuit. Read More ...
A proposal to put highway funding measures on the Arkansas ballot in 2018 failed to get a majority (51 votes) in the House when a group challenged the proposal’s inclusion of a fuel tax increase. The house bill, sponsored by Rep. Dan Douglas (R-91st District) proposed allowing voters to approve the state Highway Commission issuing bonds for 20 years and paying those bonds with a 6.5 percent sales tax increase on the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel. Read More ...
J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced a $2.75 million investment in the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the Sam M. Walton College of Business to advance supply chain management efficiency through technology. “This grant will have an incredible impact on the university and further solidify our stature as an innovative leader in supply chain manageme...
Pres. Donald Trump met with members of the American Trucking Associations and America’s Road Team Captains, a group of professional drivers from across the industry at the White House to talk about health care and the industry the day before a vote on health care reform was cancelled. "Trucking is the backbone of the nation's economy. We employ 1 in 16 people in the U.S. Driving a truck is the top job in 29 states. Trucking moves 70% of the nation's freight and 56% of GDP. To grow our eco...
Nikola Motor Co. is considering several changes related to its planned hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks, the company told those who have made reservations and placed refundable deposits. Those changes include chassis design and leasing options.
Daseke Inc. reported a net loss in its first earnings report since going public in February. However, company executives said the results were consistent with expectations and that recent gains in pricing and demand should bolster revenue and profits later in the year.
The need for a pavement study and intersection analysis kept a proposed trucking facility in Palmer Township, Pa., from gaining planning board approval.
Missouri Officials Removed From Weigh Station Company Help Inc. Board After Conflict of Interest Concerns
Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Department of Transportation will no longer serve as board members of a trucking company in light of concerns that their involvement in the weigh station bypass industry they help regulate is a conflict of interest.
The dollar volume of trade through the Miami Customs District slid for the fourth straight year in 2016, but there are indications that the long decline may be over.
U.S. import prices increased more than expected in April amid rising costs for petroleum products and a range of other goods, which could help boost domestic inflation and keep the Federal Reserve on course for further interest rate hikes.
Chassis providers Flexi-Van Leasing and Direct ChassisLink Inc. will launch a "pool of pools" beginning June 1, offering trucking companies shared chassis at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
ITS Logistics has promoted Greg Sanders to take over as CEO, replacing Jeff Lynch, who started the business with two college buddies in 1999 and who will remain a part-owner and member of the board of directors.
A project aimed at helping to solve congestion at South Florida's ports by utilizing the U.S. 27 corridor from Miami to western Palm Beach County is being revived
USA Truck in Van Buren, Ark., is a winner for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military. Awarded by RecruitMilitary, the recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify top employers to target for civilian careers.
Wayne Smith, founder of Wayne Smith Trucking in Morrillton, Ark., passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer. Smith served on the board of directors for over two decades and was a founding trustee of ATA's Self-Insurers' Fund, which provides workers compensation to dozens of small trucking companies across the state. "The world has lost a great man, and many of us have lost a good friend," said Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton. "Wayne has had a reputation for...
Less-than-truckload earnings season began on a positive note with growth in shipments and revenue growth compared with the lackluster year-over-year results in the truckload sector.
Rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle technology present the potential for machines to replace people in the workplace.
CEOs are keeping their fingers crossed that the skeletal details offered up by President Donald Trump's administration April 26 will turn into a concrete proposal to slash the corporate tax rate to 15% from the current 35%. That would free them up to invest and fuel economic expansion, they said in interviews and conference calls this week.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million members, issued its support April 27 for Teamsters Local 812 in its strike against East Yaphank, N.Y., beer distributor Clare Rose.
PHOENIX - Western Star Trucks held a 50th anniversary event here on April 27, showcasing its custom trucks for highway and vocational applications and saluting its history rooted in Canada.
Profits at Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. fell 42% year-over-year despite 9.2% growth in revenue during the same period, which the company acknowledged was due to problems with a few of its large value-added programs.
Less than three months ago, Mack Trucks reported its weakest year of truck deliveries in six years. Now, it appears, the heavy-duty truck manufacturer with a massive assembly plant in Lower Macungie Township, Pa., is turning the corner.
Did Daimler take a self-driving truck for a spin in Oregon late last year? Not really.
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, released the results of its Truck Parking Diary research, where commercial drivers provided detailed documentation of their challenges in looking for safe, available truck parking. Participating drivers recorded their parking experiences and issues over 14 days of driving, representing over 4,700 unique parking stops documented in the diaries. Read More ...
Arkansas Trucking Association is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2017. In the new year, the association announced its bi-monthly magazine, Arkansas Trucking Report, would be transitioning publishing operations in-house and naming Amanda Lamb to the business development role to take over the advertising and publishing of the trade periodical. Lamb will also be educating members about ATA's newest opportunity to support the association and its goals. Lamb comes to ATA with over 10 years...