Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Major carriers file formal request to allow hair analysis in lieu of urine testing

WASHINGTON — Six major motor carriers have filed a request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from current federal regulations in order to allow hair analysis in lieu of urine testing for pre-employment controlled substances testing of commercial driver’s license holders.

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December Cass Shipment Index up 3.5% from 2015; ‘a more positive trend,’ Cass reports

December Cass Shipment Index up 3.5% from 2015; ‘a more positive trend,’ Cass reports

ST. LOUIS — December’s Cass Freight Index Shipments Report increased a solid 3.5 percent from the same period last year to 1.074, Cass Information Systems Inc. reported today. While the result was down 1.2 percent from November, Cass analysts called the December index “the beginning of a more positive trend.”

Aljex Software appoints Mark Leffers as vice president of technology

Aljex Software appoints Mark Leffers as vice president of technology

Jeff Barna joins Yokohama Tire as COO

Jeff Barna joins Yokohama Tire as COO

Mack introduces mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral to improve jobsite performance

Mack introduces mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral to improve jobsite performance

LAS VEGAS — Mack Trucks has introduced Mack mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features the OEM said are designed to improve the jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions.

Truck-Lite releases 44 Series 4-inch combination lamp

Truck-Lite releases 44 Series 4-inch combination lamp

BOLT System offers management solution to meet new food-handling regulations

BOLT System offers management solution to meet new food-handling regulations

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FourKites adds rail-tracking availability to its platform

FourKites adds rail-tracking availability to its platform

CHICAGO — FourKites, a provider of real-time freight visibility and orchestration, has added the full availability of rail tracking to its platform.

Wisconsin-Madison students hope to shape future of transportation

Wisconsin-Madison students hope to shape future of transportation

ArcBest launches redesigned website

ArcBest launches redesigned website