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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

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

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

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Schumer Calls for Federal Standards on Truck GPS Systems

Too many New York truck drivers are relying on consumer GPS systems to plan their routes, a practice that is leading to frequent encounters with low bridges, says Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Intermodal Expo, TransComp Exhibition Re-Launch as Stand-Alone Events in 2014

The Intermodal Association of North America and The National Industrial Transportation League decided to discontinue the co-location of NITL's TransComp Exhibition and IANA's Intermodal Expo

Tags: Events

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. says it's buying Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and approximately $63.5 million in newly issued C.H. Robinson stock.

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Economy Shuffles Along

ORLANDO, Fla. - Unless we go over the "fiscal cliff," the U.S. economy should continue to grow, but at a very modest rate, said Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

RFID Tags to be Required at Port of New York/New Jersey

Trucks serving the Ports of New York and New Jersey will be required to use Radio Frequency Identification technology sometime next year

Tags: Intermodal

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.

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Down 0.9% in August, up Modestly YoY

The American Trucking Associations' tonnage index dropped fell in August compared to September but showed modest growth over last year

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Would Make it Easier for Service Members to Get CDL

Military vets with driving experience would have an easier time getting a CDL under a proposed bill.

Legislation could soon ease the process for former military troops to obtain their commercial driver's licenses when they leave the service and are back home looking for work as commercial drivers

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

TMW User Conference Draws Crowd

TMW Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, kicked off its Transforum 2012 User Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Monday with just under 1,700 attendees. CEO Dave Wangler welcomed attendees at the event's opening session by noting it had grown tremendously since the first user conference 25 years ago with four customers in attendance

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Operation Safe Driver to Target Unsafe Driving Oct. 14-20

The week of Oct. 14-20, law enforcement across North America will target unsafe drivers during Operation Safe Driver, a program sponsored by CVSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with support from a number of other organizations, including FedEx Corp

Tags: Events

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down From Last Week

The average price of diesel dropped nearly 5 cents per gallon this week but remains over $4 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA: Nearly 10% of Fatal Crashes Involved Distracted Driving

Distracted driving was cited as a contributing factor in nearly 10% of all fatal crashes in 2010, while that number nearly doubles (to 18%) for crashes where individuals were injured, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Convoy to Raise Money for Special Olympics

Truckers from all over the United States and Canada are set to participate in the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2012

Tags: Events

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