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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 Trucks

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

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Election Impact 2012: Trucking interests prepare for new committee lineups on the Hill

The November election did not change the balance of power in Washington, but committee leadership in Congress is in flux and trucking lobbyists are alert for what that might mean. Hill committee assignments are particularly important. During the next couple of years, trucking will have to track implementation of 2012's highway law and prepare for the drafting of the next version, due in 2014

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Brett Petersen Joins Cure Leasing & Maintenance As COO

Cure Leasing & Maintenance, a provider of financing and maintenance services to companies using independent contractors as part of their transportation programs, announced the appointment of Brett Petersen as its chief operating officer

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

Kevin Peters Named CEO of FleetPride

FleetPride Inc. announced that Kevin A. Peters has been appointed CEO of FleetPride, effective Jan. 14. Peters succeeds Woody McGee, who will remain on the board of directors

Tags: FleetPride, People, Aftermarket

January 14, 2013 - Industry News

European Regulators Scotch UPS/TNT Deal

It looks like United Parcel Service's proposed deal to buy European package giant TNT Express will not go through, after the European Commission informed the two companies that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition. UPS announced last March plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion. It would have been UPS' biggest purchase to date

Tags: UPS, European Union, Global

January 13, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge of LA Ports' Clean Trucks Program

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the American Trucking Associations' suit against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Trucks Program, with a ruling expected by July

Tags: Intermodal, California, Ports, U.S. Supreme Court

January 13, 2013 - Industry News

DOE Asks for HOS Break Rules Exemption

The U.S. Department of Energy is requesting an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the hours-of-service regulations

Tags: Hours of Service, DOE

January 12, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Two Key Engine Business Appointments

Cummins Inc. appointed two long-time Cummins Engine Business leaders to run key business operations within the Engine Business

Tags: Cummins, People, Engines

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Retail Imports to Increase 2.3% in January as Port Strike Threat Continues

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3% in January over the same month last year as retailers continue to urge labor and management to avoid a strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks. This report is according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

Tags: Intermodal, USMA, NRF

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Extended

The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will have a third day added this year and will be held Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Nearly 1 Million Natural Gas Trucks and Buses Will Be Sold from 2012 to 2019

Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases, natural gas vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets. At the same time, the rebounding construction industry is pushing growth in the overall truck market while cities and municipalities look to expand their public transit systems

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

Shur-Co Announces Acquisition of Donovan Enterprises

Shur-Co LLC announced the acquisition of Donovan Enterprises Inc. effective Nov. 30, 2012

Tags: Aquisistion

January 11, 2013 - Industry News

MnDOT Testing Technology to Notify Truckers of Parking Availability

Travelers who stop at the Elm Creek rest area off of Interstate 94 two miles northwest of the intersection of I-94 and I-494 may notice cameras in the parking lot. The cameras are part of a research project conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expands Customer Support Capabilities in Texas

Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.

Tags: Volvo, Dealers, Texas

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Candidates for 30th Highway Hero Award

Nominations for Goodyear's 30th North America Highway Hero Award, which recognizes professional truck drivers for acts of heroism, will be accepted until Jan. 31. Nominations will be accepted at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

Tags: Events, Goodyear

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Study Examines Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels to 2050

On Feb. 4, leaders from the National Petroleum Councils study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly, for the first time, an in-depth review of the findings on the future of the heavy-duty industry.

Tags: Events, NATSO

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Annual Influential Women In Trucking Award

The Women in Trucking Association is now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award

Tags: Events, TCA, WIT

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

The Jordan Company Acquires American Fast Freight

The Resolute Fund II L.P., an affiliate of the Jordan Co., announced that it has acquired American Fast Freight.

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Driven Fleet Solutions Adds to Management Team

Driven Fleet Solutions, a fleet maintenance company, announced the appointment of Randall E. West as a managing partner and head of business development for the company

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Initiative Launched to Speed Cargo Moves at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Trucks entering the terminal gates at the Port of Los Angeles. Photo Curtesy of the Port of Los Angeles.

PierPass Inc. announced an initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These problems, exceptions from normal processes that result in the issuance of "trouble tickets," lead to substantial delays in container movement through the terminals

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

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