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January 17, 2013 - Industry News

PHH Arval Appoints Jim Halliday as Senior VP

PHH Arval announced it appointed Jim Halliday to the position of senior vice president and chief business development officer for North America.

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

Ervin Equipment Responds to Oil Boom With More Bottom Dump Trailers

Ervin Equipment is expanding its supply services to the aggregates, asphalt, roadbuilding and oilfield industries by providing an expanded line of new and used Bottom Dump Trailers.

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Reports Record Numbers for December

Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of December, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 5% in December compared to December 2011.

Tags: DAT

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Declared Truck of the Year, Ford Drops F-150 'Atlas' Concept into Limelight

Ram 1500's fuel-saving and ride-enhancing improvements helped it win journalists' 2013 Truck of the Year award.

Pickup trucks took early spotlights at the Detroit auto show this week as auto writers proclaimed the Ram 1500 as North American Truck of the Yea

Tags: Events

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket Announces Next Heavy Duty Leadership Class

Leadership development and business succession planning are two major concerns for the commercial vehicle industry. To address these challenges, Heavy Duty Leadership, the University of the Aftermarket's comprehensive leadership development program, will be offered again in 2013.

Tags: Events

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

PalFleet Truck Equipment Appoints Ed Gerken as President

PalFleet Truck Equipment announced that Ed Gerken has been appointed president of PalFleet Truck Equipment, effective Jan. 1

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

ABF Truck Driver Ronnie Milner Named TCA's latest Highway Angel

Ronnie Milner of Valparaiso, Ind., a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel. Milner is being recognized for helping an elderly couple in trouble on the highway. On Sept. 13, 2012, around 1:45 p.m., Milner was driving southbound along I-57 near Gilman, Ill., when he saw a white Buick turned sideways across both lanes. He stopped, put on his flashers, and went to investigate

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Appoints Director of Fleet Business Development

The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc. has hired Vernon Pruitt to fill the new position of director of fleet business development

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

TAC Energy Constructs DEF Hub in Arkansas

TAC Energy is nearing completion of construction on a new diesel exhaust fluid distribution hub. The new facility will be online early February, and is located at Arkansas Terminaling & Trading in North Little Rock, Ark

January 16, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Commences CSA Audit

Following up on a request from Congress, the Department of Transportation's Inspector General has begin work on an audit of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. The agency is going to look into the quality of CSA data used to evaluate carrier performance, said Assistant Inspector General Joseph Comé this week in a memo to Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, MCSAC

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Announces Segmentation Plan

Fontaine Modification Co. is transforming itself into three focused business segments in 2013: Fontaine Alternative Fuels, Fontaine Auto Transport Services and Fontaine Modification Services

Tags: Fontaine, Alternative Fuels

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

TCP Survey: Carriers' Expectations Show Uncertainty

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey found that given the political and economic uncertainty, carriers' expectations for freight volumes and rate increases for the next twelve months also show a lack of confidence. For the first time since the first quarter of 2009, a larger share of carriers (45%) expect business volumes to remain the same rather than increase in the year ahead

Tags: TCP

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

JXE Dealer Network Expands in Illinois

JX Enterprises expanded its dealer network to 16 locations with the opening of JX Peterbilt Lansing, its seventh Illinois branch

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro to Hold Truckers Jamboree in May

Joplin 44 Petro, Joplin, Mo., has just set the dates for its annual two-day event to Celebrate Americas Truckers. Joplin 44 Petro will host the 17th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree on May 17-18

Tags: Events

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Josh England New CFO; Keith Wallace Retires

C.R. England has named Josh England as the company's new chief financial officer.

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has named Josh England as the company's new chief financial officer. The announcement comes upon the retirement of Keith Wallace, effective on Jan. 18

Tags: C.R. England

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces New Branch Managers

Great Dane announced leadership changes in its Atlanta, Memphis and Little Rock branches

Tags: Great Dane

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

National Van Lines Names Tim Helenthal President and COO

National Van Lines CEO Maureen Beal announced the selection of Tim Helenthal to serve as president and COO for the Broadview, Illinois-based relocation company.

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2013

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, which represents the $725 billion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2013. Given that every year U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies spend in excess of $1.2 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software), financing more than half of those assets, these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy

Tags: Economy, Leasing, Truck Sales

January 15, 2013 - Industry News

J.J. Keller Celebrates 60 Years

This year J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. will celebrate of its 60th anniversary with the official anniversary date on Nov. 1

Tags: Events

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Appoints Chris J. Dombalis as CEO

Trailer Bridge Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Chris J. Dombalis as a board member and chief executive officer of the company, effective Jan. 16

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel falls 1.7 cents

Consumers experienced another decrease in prices for diesel this week as prices fell an average of 1.7 cents per gallon across the nation to rest at $3.89

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, crude oil

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Kriete Group Honored for 60 Years as a Mack Dealer

Mack Trucks honored the service of one of its long-standing dealers, the Kriete Group Inc

Tags: Events, Mack

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit Adds to Sales Organization

Webb Wheel Products expanded its sales organization with the addition of two industry veterans

Tags: Webb Wheel, People

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

East/Gulf Coast Port Negotiations Resume

Negotiations are set to resume today regarding the potential East/Gulf Coast port strike on Feb. 6 between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association. The talks are scheduled to last for three days and are the first meetings between the two groups since the December decision to extend the deadline.

Tags: Intermodal

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Car Drivers Issued Warnings, Citations at More than Twice the Rate of CMV Drivers

Law enforcement officials who pulled over nearly 35,000 commercial and passenger vehicle drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliances Operation Safe Driver 2012 campaign in October found that passenger car drivers continue to speed at alarming rates around commercial vehicles. Data collected during this years weeklong event indicates that the top three reasons warnings and citations were issued to both commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers were comparable to last yea

Tags: Operation Safe Driver, CVSA

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