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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Positive Second Quarter Financials

Paccar reported increased revenues and net income for the second quarter of 2012, but warned that truck orders could be weaker in the second half

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Cold Train to Expand Refrigerated Container Fleet and Destinations

Cold Train is expanding its Washington-state-based refrigerated container fleet to 300 53-foot containers (all built by Hyundai), and will also be adding several new destinations this year

Tags: Intermodal

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Pa. Turnpike Commission OKs 2013 Toll Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week announced a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for E-ZPass users.

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

DHL Express Launches 100 Propane Autogas Vans for Pickup and Delivery Fleet

DHL Express plans to use existing public refueling infrastructure in addition to adding refueling capability at its service center facilities.

DHL Express has added 100 pickup and delivery vans fueled by propane autogas to its fleet. The new Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a Roush CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late Augus

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Groups Campaign Against I-95 Toll Proposal

Trucking groups are partnering to petition against a Virginia Department of Transportation proposal to build a new tolling facility on I-95 between mile markers 20 and 24 in Sussex County.

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA's Stability Control Proposal Gets First Public Airing

Trucking interests, including manufacturers and carriers, support the idea of a federal mandate for stability control systems in new tractors, but have concerns about details in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's proposed rule

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro Announces Crash Accountability Research Plans

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going to take on three central questions in its analysis of the hot-button issue of crash accountability. Are police accident reports reliable enough to determine accountability? Are the benefits of determining accountability worth the costs - as much as $3 million a year? And how should the agency manage the process, giving the public a chance to participate

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise 9 Cents, Price of Oil Falls 4.2%

Diesel and gasoline prices rose again this week, by 8.8 cents and 1.6 cents, respectively, reports the Energy Information Administration. Oil prices tumbled 4.2% Monday due to returning worries about Europe's debt crisis.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Yara Expands DEF Capacity with Rentech Nitrogen Purchase Agreement

Rentech Nitrogen, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., and Yara North America Inc., diesel exhaust fluid producer, have entered into a long-term agreement for the exclusive rights to purchase and distribute the DEF produce

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Angel Helps Trucker, Motorist at Accident Scene

Kenny Cass of FedEx Freight, Portland, Ore., has been named the newest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for helping at the scene of an accident.

Kenny Cass of FedEx Freight, Portland, Ore., has been named the newest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for helping at the scene of an accident

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Announces Base Rate Increase

North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced a 4.9% increase to its base rates, effective Aug. 6

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trillium CNG, AMP Americas Partner to Build CNG Stations

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, and AMP Americas announced a joint venture focused on building a network of CNG stations across the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

American Trucking Associations named Don Lynn ATA's new vice president of sales and marketing.

July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Sets U.S. Launch Plan for New Class 5 Cabover

Due to a limited supply of initial diesel-electric hybrid cab-over trucks, the release of these vehicles will begin in the state of California in September.

Hino Trucks' new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this fall. Available with a Diesel (195) or Diesel-Electric Hybrid (195h) powertrain, the 19,500 -pound GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 pounds-feet of torque from Hino's 5-liter J05E Series engine

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Government Investigating NE Toll Agencies

The George Washington Bridge is one of several that has seen recent toll hikes.

The federal Government Accountability Office is looking into recent toll increases imposed by bi-state agencies on bridges in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to published reports

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Small Carriers, Brokers Launch Legal Challenge to CSA

A group of small carriers and brokers asked a federal appeals court to review a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration explanation of its CSA safety enforcement program

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Acquire Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J will acquire a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum for cash and Pilot Flying J's contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Current investors, including Maxum management, Metalmark Capital and Waud Capital Partners will re-invest in the new venture.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Emission, Oasis Offer Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel in Detroit

Drivers will be able to choose from two types of biofuel: biodiesel and renewable diesel. Also available will be diesel exhaust fluid.

Detroit-based biodiesel company Clean Emission Fluids Inc. will open fueling stations at the Oasis Trucking Centers in southwest Detroit in the next two weeks, reports Crain's Detroit Business

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

'Carmageddon II' I-405 Freeway Closure Scheduled for September

The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the Los Angeles I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass, popularly known as "Carmageddon II," has been scheduled for Sept. 29-30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Weak in June; Classes 5-7 Consistent

In the Class 8 market, weak orders persisted through June, while activity in the Classes 5-7 markets remained generally unchanged, according to the State of the Industry report released by ACT Research Co. The report covers Class 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market

Tags: Economy

July 20, 2012 - Industry News

New Life Transport Parts Center Announces Promotion

New Life Transport Parts promoted George Barrett to vice president of operations from his previous position as director of distribution

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Five Major Port Projects to Be Expedited

As part of its "We Can't Wait" initiative, the Obama Administration announced that seven nationally and regionally significant infrastructure projects will be expedited to help modernize and expand five major U.S. ports

Tags: Intermodal

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Changes in Pre-Employment Screening Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to make some changes in its handling of data in the Pre-Employment Screening Program

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Reason Foundation Plan Would Fix Chicago Infrastructure Through Toll Roads

A new study from the Reason Foundation finds Chicago has severely underinvested in expressways and urges the region to embark on an ambitious long-term road-building plan paid for entirely by tolls. It's a financing method that doesn't sit well with some Illinois truckers, while others say avoiding Chicago's notorious congestion might be worth it

Tags: Highways

July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Landstar Recognizes its Safest Drivers at Florida Event

Landstar System Inc., transportation and logistics services, paid tribute to the best and safest of Landstar's owner-operators at a brand new event this month. The Landstar BCO All-Star Weekend featured an exclusive second truck giveaway for 2012, plus an awards progra

Tags: Events

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