Topics: Trucking

Transportation and Logistics Industry Executives Join Together to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

Carriers, shippers and fuel distributors said they are working together to increase the number of natural gas Class 8 vehicles on the road and the number of CNG and LNG fueling locations nationwide. Industry executives made the comments while speaking at a natural gas symposium in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier C.R. England hosted the event. More

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, commercial truck drivers and companies must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule on July 1. More

FHWA Kicks Off Truck Size and Weight Study with Public Listening Session

NATSO representatives attended the Federal Highway Administration's first public session of its truck size and weight study, ordered by Congress in the transportation reauthorization bill enacted last year. More

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

Federal authorities in Ohio recently charged 28 individuals with stealing a total of $1.7 million from U.S. trucking companies through a wire fraud and money laundering scheme played out at truckstops. More

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) and ranking member Nick Rahall II (D.-W.Va.) joined with Representatives Tom Petri (R.-Wisc.) and Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) in asking Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to stay the implementation of the new Hours-of-Service rule until after the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on pending challenges. More

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 25

Buoyed by booming shale plays in North Dakota and Texas, U.S. oil production will be 2 million barrels a day higher than imports by the end of 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook. More

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

History shows that the offerings and business operations at truckstops and travel plazas shift as their customers’ needs change, and the most successful operations work to stay More

Truck Tonnage Increases in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9 percent in January after jumping 2.4 percent in December. Tonnage has surged at least 2.4 percent every month since November, gaining a total of 9.1 percent over that period. Seasonally adjusted data takes into account items such as weather, increased factory production for certain times of the year, harvests and back-to-school sales. More

Freight Volumes and Rates Expected to Stay Flat in 2013

Carriers and transportation analysts expect freight volumes and rates to stay relatively flat throughout 2013. More

Freight Expected to Grow Slowly in 2013

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said he expects truck tonnage to grow at a slower pace in 2013 than it did in 2012, adding that a stronger economic recovery could boost the industry in 2014 and 2015. Costello, who is a featured speaker at The NATSO Show, predicted a two percent increase in for-hire truck tonnage this year, slowing from the 2.7 percent increase he projected for 2012. Costello said tonnage growth had been slowing throughout 2012. Tonnage in October dropped 3.8 percent and marked the first year-over-year decrease since November 2009. In November, however, tonnage increased 3.7 percent, marking the first gain since July. More

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