Even without a pandemic, U.S. trucking was looking at a tough time this year. When the year began, the industry was coming off a challenging 2019, when overcapacity and weak pricing forced at least 795 trucking companies to close. It’s important to note that a great many small carriers close every year. That’s because a disproportionate number of them are lightly funded, one-person operations. Still, closings last year were inordinately high, according to industry studies.0

Feds Charge 11 With Staging Crashes

Feds Charge 11 with staging crashes following a widespread investigation into staged crashes targeting truckers and their insurance companies. In late August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana announced that 11 people had…

Anheuser-Busch Alt-Fuel Trucks0

Anheuser-Busch Turning To Alt-Fuel Trucks

Ever since Anheuser-Busch launched a new sustainability initiative two years ago, the brewing company has pursued a decidedly fuel-agnostic approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its transportation and logistics division. Among its commitments are…

Intermodal Containers at Port in Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spanien0

ATA Sues Over Chassis Use

The U.S. Federeal Maritime Commission (FMC) has assigned to its Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) a complaint from the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC) alleging massive overcharges for container chassis use in recent years. FMC received the complaint from the association on Aug. 17.

Hendrickson Acquires Stemco Units0

Hendrickson Acquires Stemco Units

Hendrickson of Woodridge, Ill., has acquired the Motor Wheel brake drum and Crewson slack adjuster business segments from Stemco and its parent company EnPro Industries, company officials said. The segments are based in Chattanooga, Tenn…

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