SMS, Inc. new on-site services could save trucking companies millions

Safety Management Systems, Inc. (SMS), an EHS and regulatory compliance provider, has launched a timely new approach to DOT compliance and accident preventability determination that could save trucking companies millions of dollars in potential claims and fines.  As part of its SMS360 safety incident management system and workplace compliance solutions, SMS now offers FLEET360 on-site fleet safety compliance services to help companies manage their regulatory responsibilities. Services include "Accident Preventability Determination ... [+]

Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced her Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan. That plan proposes a 10-cent increase in Alabama’s fuel tax with an index designed to coincide with the rising costs of building roads. The state currently imposes a flat excise tax of 18 cents-per-gallon ... [+]

UniCarriers Americas Corporation Launches Next-Generation PD6 Series Pneumatic Tire Forklifts

Backed by the industry's best standard, limited warranty, UniCarriers Americas (UCA) has announced the launch of its new PD6 Series (IC) Pneumatic Tire Forklifts. The PD6 next-generation Platinum Series replaces the outgoing G06 Series and is UCA's most heavy-duty pneumatic tire lift truck with a ... [+]

FleetMAX Matches Private Fleet Empty Backhauls with Shipment Opportunities

Kuebix, creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, introduces FleetMAX, a program designed to fill the empty backhauls of private fleets and offer much needed truckload capacity to the marketplace. Fleet owners can now eliminate empty miles and generate additional profit ... [+]

C.R. England Announces Another Significant Driver Pay Increase

C.R. England, one of the nation’s leaders in transportation solutions, has announced its second multi-million dollar driver pay increase in the last eight months. The pay increase will benefit solos, teams, and trainers in C.R. England’s National, Regional, and Training Divisions and takes effect January ... [+]

ANA Delivers Comprehensive Guide for Intermodal

The Intermodal Association of North America released, in print and digital format, a first-of-its-kind resource, "The IANA Guide to Chassis Inspection and Repair: Intermodal Recommended Practices." The Guide details all the elements for the inspection, repair and replacement of components on the North American fleet ... [+]

Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Since November, Port of Oakland and City officials have been circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets. Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s ... [+]

Werner Sponsors Marine Bowl

Werner Enterprises is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th annual Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Monday, Dec. 31. Werner’s Operation Freedom 13 driver, Quinton Ward, will be recognized with a special on-field ceremony celebrating his designation as the 2018 Transition ... [+]

14 Port-Related Projects Awarded $229.23 Million in BUILD Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on December 11 $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grants, 14 of which will go to port-related projects, are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to ... [+]

Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig

A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs. Impact Transportation said that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations. It’s the latest step in the Port’s quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling. Impact ... [+]