Parking Shortage Worsens
WASHINGTON — Concerns over the ongoing plight to park trucks safely is prompting a group of national and regional stakeholders to plan ways to improve parking availability, given a new Department of Transportation survey that found dire shortages in metropolitan areas.
New Truck Registrations Rise; US Heavy-Duty Fleet Expands
A hot second quarter pushed U.S. registrations of new, heavy-duty trucks during the first half of this year 20% above last year’s pace, providing another sign that fleets remain confident about freight demand to come, IHS Automotive reported.
PeopleNet to Roll Out New Platform, Adding Android Devices, Driver Apps
PHOENIX — PeopleNet will launch the next evolution of its fleet-management platform next month, incorporating its latest mobile technology and adding Android-based devices to its product line, the company said here at its annual user conference.
House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Trucking Sees Economic Boost
The House approved a bill intended to speed free trade deals, legislation that is backed by business groups and the Obama administration.
UPS’ 3Q Income Improves
UPS Inc.’s third-quarter profit rose from a year ago and the company said it expects its December shipments to rise 11%.
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ATA Appeal in L.A. Port Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from American Trucking Associations in ATA’s lawsuit over what it calls “burdensome” requirements the Port of Los Angeles has put on fleets serving the port, the court said.
Bill Calls for Hair Testing for Drug Use; DOT Warns Marijuana Remains Illegal
A House bill introduced Wednesday would create a pilot program to test truck drivers’ hair strands for evidence of illegal drug use.
Software Companies Help Trucking Companies Gain Snapshot of Their Financial Performance
CARB Reminds Truckers of Jan. 1 Compliance Deadline
The California Air Resources Board has reminded heavy diesel truck owners that new emission rules take effect Jan. 1 and they may need to report their compliance online.
Con-way Freight Driver Named Truck Driving Grand Champion
ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul Phillips, a Con-Way Freight driver from Coarsegold, Calif., was named the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.