FMCSA suspends authority of carrier for not releasing safety records

| August 08, 2014

FMCSA says it has suspended the authority of Espinal Trucking, based in Michigan City, for not cooperating with an investigation into its compliance history following a crash in July.

CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

| August 08, 2014

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

Cummins N.Y. plant celebrates 40 years

| August 08, 2014

Cummins celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the ...

Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra Wheels as Class 8 spec

| August 07, 2014

New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

ATA lawsuit against NY use of toll revenue thrown out over procedural problem

| August 07, 2014

ATA’s class-action suit against the New York Thruway Authority and its practice of shifting toll Thruway toll revenue to upkeep the state’s canal system has been thrown out, as a federal judge in the state’s Southern District ruled Aug. 6 to dismiss the case.

California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

| August 07, 2014

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come into compliance with California's emissions regs.

CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

| August 07, 2014

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving violations' share grow in 2013 against other violations.

Cargo thieves’ new tool: ‘Jammers’ that scramble tracking devices

| August 06, 2014

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their contents.

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