US Motor Travel Rises by 2.9% in September Amid Low Gasoline Prices


U.S. motorists logged 2.9% more miles in September versus last year, new federal data showed, continuing a record-setting pace amid low gasoline prices and lower unemployment.

Jarrett Renshaw | Reuters
December 5, 2016

Motor Travel Rises at Record Pace in February

Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

U.S. motor travel surged at a record pace in February as Americans took to the road again after January's historic snowstorms, U.S. data released April 25 showed, fueling optimism about gasoline demand as refiners brace for the busy summer driving season.

Jarrett Renshaw | Reuters
April 25, 2016
Business, Government

Jim Runk to Retire After Nearly 44 Years With Pennsylvania MTA

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association President Jim Runk announced his retirement pending the expected hiring of a successor this summer.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2016

Motorists Log Record 283.7 Billion Miles in US in July


Motorists logged a record 283.7 billion miles on U.S. roadways in July, the most ever for the month and up 4.2% from a year earlier, according to government data.

Jarrett Renshaw | Reuters
September 29, 2015
Business, Government

Wisconsin Truckers Choose Kedzie to Succeed Howells

Neal Kedzie will become president of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association as of July 1, the trucking organization announced. He will succeed Tom Howells, who is retiring.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2014
Business, Government

Former Trucker Derrickson Named Director of Delaware Motor Transport Association

Delaware Motor Transport Association announced that M. Lee Derrickson, a former trucker and driver-training instructor, has taken over as executive director.

February 17, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Propane Group Seeks HOS Waiver

The propane industry has asked the federal government for a waiver of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers in the Midwest and northeastern United States who are hauling the gas.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2014
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Motor Carrier Challenges

This week’s Transport Topics illustrates some non-freight challenges that the trucking industry currently faces: scammers and juries that want to send “messages” to truckers by whacking their wallets.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2013
Special Coverage, Business, Fuel

Chevron Says New Delo Oil Boosts Fuel Economy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —  Chevron Corp. said here that its latest synthetic motor oil can improve fuel economy up to 1% for Class 8 trucks.

Transport Topics
March 25, 2013

PrePass Truck Enrollment Reaches New High

More than 426,000 commercial motor carriers have enrolled in the PrePass weigh station safety screening system, an all-time high level of participation, HELP Inc., PrePass’ service provider, said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2012