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September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Maker Beall To Restructure Under Chapter 11

Beall Corp. Inc. started bankruptcy reorganization proceedings yesterday in Portland, Ore

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September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Guayule Rubber Samples Offered for Testing as Tire Rubber Alternative

A company that grows drought-tolerant crops is publicly releasing the first samples of domestically produced guayule rubber to manufacturers. Guayule is being looked at as a possible substitute for natural rubber in tires

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September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Study finds Aluminum Wheels Can Cut Carbon Footprints

Alcoa released the findings of a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment, which concluded that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles.

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September 26, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Network Grows With New Franchises

With growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network is adding seven new franchise locations

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September 25, 2012 - Industry News

No More Criticism of Competitors, Navistar's Hebe Says; MaxxForce 15 to be Dropped

Navistar will drop the MaxxForce 15 in favor of Cummins' 15-liter engine.

SALT LAKE CITY - "Transparency" and "clarity" describe the new way that Navistar International's marketing efforts are operating, declared Jim Hebe, senior vice president for the company's North American sales operations

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September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Drops UD, Plans to Cut R&D as Part of Strategic Trucks Changes

UD Trucks won't be available in the U.S. under a new Volvo strategic plan.

Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including ending production of UD medium-duty trucks for the U.S. market

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September 25, 2012 - Industry News

TruckingUnlimited.com Acquires Owner Operator Jobs Website

TruckingUnlimited.com announced its acquisition of NationalOwnerOperatorJobs.com. As its name suggests, this new website will be focused on connecting drivers with jobs.

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September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Names Brake Friction Material Registrar

Brake manufacturers named an official registrar to show compliance with new rules in California and Washington limiting the amount of copper and other materials used in brake friction products

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September 20, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Medium-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improves, But Doesn't Impact Satisfaction

Although reported fuel economy and quality improved for medium-duty trucks, the impact on satisfaction with new engines meeting the 2010 EPA emission regulations is negligible, according a report by J.D. Power and Associates

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September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Expands Refrigerated Trailer Plant in Virginia

Construction at Utility's reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Virginia is underway.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the expansion of its refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in Marion, Va.

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September 19, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Looking for Comment on Truck Parking

The American Transportation Research Institute recently launched a survey on truck parking information needs and system requirements

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September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions Names CFO

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.

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September 18, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC to Launch Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. announced that its Safety Committee will develop a new tank truck driver recognition program for board consideration at its next membership meeting

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September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Kevin Beaty Joins Calstart as Vice President

Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program

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September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest rate since 2008. This data comes from the American Transportation Research Institute's findings in its 2012 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

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September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Trucking Activity Report

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September 13, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Wilmer, Texas

FleetPride Inc. opened a 15,000-square-foot facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas

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September 13, 2012 - Industry News

PepsiCo President Joins Pilot Flying J as CEO

Pilot Flying J, one of the largest privately held companies in the nation, announced that John Compton, president of PepsiCo, will assume the role of chief executive officer of the company

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September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names VP/General Manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Claus Beyer as vice president and general manager, Brake Controls and Electronics Technology

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September 13, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in South Hill, Va.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15

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September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Expands Dry Van Plant in Arkansas

Utility Trailer is expanding its dry van manufacturing plant in Paragould, Ark.

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September 12, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Names Vice President of Driver Recruiting

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that Latasha Neal has joined the company as the vice president of driver recruiting

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September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Study Sees Mobile Fleet Management Devices More Than Doubling by 2015

About 5.5 million GPS/wireless devices are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers, according to a C.J. Driscoll & Associates study

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September 10, 2012 - Industry News

HDT's Anniversary: Covering Trucking for 90 Years (Part One)

In late 1922, a magazine called Western Drayman & Warehouseman changed its name to Western Truck Owner. A subscription was $2.50 a year and a single issue cost 25 cents

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September 10, 2012 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

Kristi Webb

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

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