Monthly Archive: March 2021

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Tractor Weights Climbing

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has issued an updated report on the changing trends of light-weighting technologies since the council last published a study on the topic in 2015, including strategies to…

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Truckers Oppose Bridge Tolls

Truckers are pushing back at a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s proposal to add tolls to nine vehicle bridges across the state, including on Interstate 79, to close a funding gap to widen the roadway and…

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Last Year Saw Carrier Surge

As freight volumes have risen over time, the U.S. also has seen a steady increase in the number of new for-hire trucking companies authorized each year. Over the past 20 years, the upward trend has…

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Refinery Closings Increasing

Permanent refining capacity closures expected for 2020-2021 have risen to about 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd) as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers demand for oil products, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). About a…

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J.B. Hunt Says Intermodal Lagging

Expectations around long-term intermodal margins were the main topic at J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ appearance at the Citi 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference in February. John Roberts, the company’s president and chief executive, said management…

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Feds Again Extend HOS Rules

Federal regulators issued a fourth extension of a rare 50-state exemption of hours-of-service (HOS) rules due to ongoing health risks caused by COVID-19. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in February it was…

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Feds Order Nixx LLC To Halt Operations

A small carrier based in MT has been declared an imminent hazard and ordered to stop operating by federal safety officials after they discovered widespread violations of safety regulations. The infractions ranged from drivers without commercial…

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ThompsonGas Expands Holdings

ThompsonGas, based in Frederick, Md., has acquired All Service Propane, a propane provider based in Anderson, Calif, in the northern region of the state. “We are pleased to announce that we have added All Service…

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Goodyear Acquiring Cooper Tire

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to acquire Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is…

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