To attract women, trucking firms are working to make their work less unpredictable and time-consuming.
Speed-limit proposal for trucks in Indiana clears first hurdle
A bill that would raise the speed limit for trucks on certain Indiana roadways advanced to the full Senate on Tuesday despite opposition from the state’s largest truck drivers group.Read More
Settlement reached in civil suit against former Celadon execs
The settlement comes more than three years after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against former Celadon executives Eric Meek and Bobby Peavler.Read More
Indiana bill to increase semi truck speed limits faces tough road ahead
Five prior proposals to eliminate the lower speed limit for trucks have been filed in the House since 2017 without success.Read More
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed Sunday arrives just three years after Yellow received $700 million in pandemic-era loans from the federal government. Yellow has hundreds of workers in Indiana.
An official bankruptcy filing is expected any day for Yellow Corp., after years of financial struggles and growing debt. Its expected liquidation would mark a significant shift for the U.S. transportation industry and shippers nationwide.
Cummins brought in $176 million—a tiny fraction of its overall revenue—from its electric and hydrogen products last year. But the company expects revenue to hit as much as $13 billion in 2030.
Two legislators are seeking to eliminate the lower speed limit for heavy trucks on rural interstates and highways, but their proposals appear to be another chapter in more than 30 years of fruitless efforts on behalf of independent truckers.
For months, motorists have felt the pain of high gasoline prices. Many might not know that they’re also absorbing the impact of much costlier diesel in the form of higher priced goods.
One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks.
For trucking fleets—which move 70% of the U.S.’s freight tonnage—the sudden jump in prices is set to hurt smaller operators who have to cover the extra fuel cost on the spot and wait for surcharges to be reimbursed, American Trucking Association Chief Economist Bob Costello said.
The proposal released Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency would require the industry to cut nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90% per truck over current standards by 2031.
The criminal case against former Celadon executives Eric Meek and Bobby Peavler had been scheduled to begin on Feb. 22, but the judge has rescheduled the trial because local COVID-19 positivity rates are too high.
Indianapolis-based Renewable Transport Services Inc. plans to add more than 90 jobs by the end of 2025 and invest $20 million to upgrade its southside facilities.
With most liquidation efforts complete, Celadon has raised only $75 million—$45 million short of the $120 million it needed to satisfy a loan from its secured creditors.
Manufacturers and trucking groups are supportive of the legislation, but opponents, including law enforcement agencies, have raised concerns about possible damage to state infrastructure and safety on the roads.
The acquisition, announced Tuesday, was the 11th for Indianapolis-based Dickinson since 2017.
The North Split project, which was first announced in 2017, will reconfigure the Interstate 65/Interstate 70 interchange on the northeast side of downtown.
The one-semester program, which includes both on-the-road driver training and academic instruction, is set to begin in January at Ivy Tech campuses in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Lawrenceburg.
The spinoff company, Red Technologies, is built around proprietary software that Spot launched in 2015 to help connect shippers, trucking companies and drivers for the purpose of freight brokering.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson denied a request by former Celadon Group Inc. President William Meek to travel to a Mexican resort for a birthday celebration while he is awaiting trial on multiple fraud charges.
Plans call for the 55-year-old truck dealer to add a new dealership and training center on the east side of Indianapolis and expand its existing operations on the west side.