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October 1, 2012 - Industry News

M&K Quality Truck Sales Buys Four Chicago-Area Dealers

M&K Quality Truck Sales completed the acquisition of four Chicago-area businesses: Chicago Mack Sales & Service (Summit, Ill.), Mack of Joliet (Channahon, Ill.), Chicago Truck Sales & Service (Alsip, Ill.), and Truck Lease Chicago (Summit)

October 1, 2012 - Industry News

CommPar Becomes Vipar Heavy Duty Stockholder

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that CommPar in Sterling Heights, Mich. is the newest stockholder to join the organization's network of distributors

October 1, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate 25 in Denver to close for 2012 Presidential Debate Oct. 3

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, Interstate 25 will be completely closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (U.S. 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (U.S. 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver.

Tags: Highways

October 1, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload's Schmidt Retires

Late in September, Herb Schmidt retired from his position as the president of Conway Truckload, formerly CFI Inc

Tags: Con-way Inc.

September 30, 2012 - Industry News

Will Trucks Use New 85-mph Texas Toll Road?

A 41-mile stretch of toll road in central Texas will soon offer the fastest speed limit in the nation, but the state trucking association says truck drivers probably won't be big customers

Tags: Highways

September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Pledges to Raise $100,000 for Wreaths Across America

With some help from professional drivers across the nation, Pilot Flying J has pledged to raise $100,000 to honor the nation's fallen heroes by supporting Wreaths Across America

Tags: Events

September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Gets Public Access Compressed Natural Gas Station

The new public access station will serve the greater Philadelphia region.

Clean Energy opened its first public access compressed natural gas fueling station in Pennsylvania at Patch Management's headquarters in Fairless Hills, Bucks County.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Equipment Assets from Robinson Transport

Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services agreed to purchase a portion of the operating equipment of Robinson Transport Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio

September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expanding in West

The recently constructed La Mirada location in southern Los Angeles is TEC of California's premiere full-service dealership.

Ongoing investments by Volvo Trucks' dealer network have increased the work capacity at Volvo Trucks locations in the Western region of the U.S. by nearly 15% since January 2010

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driver Social Media Convention Oct. 27-28

The Truck Driver Social Media Convention is scheduled to be held in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 27 & 28

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Traffic Deaths up by 9% First Half of Year

U.S. traffic deaths jumped by 9% in the first six months of this year, with a total of 16,290 traffic deaths reported

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Winners of the Drivers Dreams Program Announced

Total Quality Logistics announced the winners of its Drivers Dreams program saluting the American truck driver and raising awareness for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

July 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 4.6% 


Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 4.6% higher in July 2012 than in July 201

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Defense Transportation Association Honors Bennett CEO

Bennett International Group President and CEO Marcia Taylor was named the 2012 National Transportation Award Winner.

The National Defense Transportation Association named Marcia G. Taylor, president and CEO of Bennett International Group 2012 National Transportation Award Winner

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Registrations up for Next Week's Green Fleet Conference

Organizers of the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill., announced the exhibit hall is officially sold out and registrations are up 40% over 2011.

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Products to be Distributed by HDA Truck Pride

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. has entered into an agreement with HDA Truck Pride to sell Mitsubishi Electric's line of OEM-designed and approved heavy-duty starters and alternators.

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Maker Beall To Restructure Under Chapter 11

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

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Extends GHG Regulation Registration Deadline for Small Fleets

The California Air Resources Board has extended the registration deadline for the Small Fleet Compliance Plan to Jan. 1

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

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.

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

I-405 to be Shut Down This Weekend

This weekend, a 10-mile stretch of Los Angeles' Interstate 405 will be closed for 53 hours from midnight on Friday night, Sept. 29, to 5 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 1

Tags: Highways

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

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Memphis Trucking Expo 2012 Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2012 Memphis Annual Trucking Expo has been cancelled

Tags: Events

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

HDAW 2013 to Offer Service Opportunities and Learning Day Program

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 announced a new, education program offering-Service Opportunities and Learning Day (SOLD)

Tags: Events

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Nopetro Opens CNG Facility in Tallahassee, Fla.

Nopetro LLC is opening a compressed natural gas facility in Tallahassee, Fla., which it says for the first time offers the state and the Southeast the prospect of a viable natural gas solution

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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