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August 24, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton UltraShift Plus Certified for Use with Westport 15-liter Natural Gas Engine

Eaton's UltraShift Plus automated heavy-duty transmissions have been certified for use with the Westport HD 15-liter high pressure direct injection liquefied natural gas engin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds HazMat Basic, Makes Other Changes to CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Friday announced several changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program, including going ahead with a new HazMat BASIC that has prompted a lot of criticism from the industry

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Creates Freight Policy Council

The Department of Transportation yesterday officially launched the Freight Policy Council, the first step in creating the first national freight policy as mandated in the recent highway bill. The council will focus on improving the condition and performance of the national freight network to better ensure the ability of the United States to compete in today's global economy

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Details Product Changes, Thinking Behind Emissions Strategy Change

Navistar chose Cummins Aftertreatment Solutions for a fast-to-market solution.

Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

J.D. Power Reports More Problems, Less Satisfaction with EPA-Emission Engines

Technology changes related to EPA's 2010 emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks are causing an increase in engine problems and a decrease in overall satisfaction with the powertrain, according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America, TCA Join Forces to Honor Fallen Heroes

Wreaths Across American and the Truckload Carriers Association announced a new partnership that will further the success of the program, which places thousands of remembrance wreaths at military cemeteries

Tags: Events

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Weak in July

July is seasonally the weakest order month for the trailer industry, and the 14,500 new orders booked for the month confirmed that pattern

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2012 - Industry News

Chinese Government Approves Navistar, JAC Joint Venture

Navistar International Corp. and Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. announced that the two companies have received formal approval from the Chinese government to move forward with their commercial engine joint venture

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Republican National Convention To Bring Traffic Gridlock In Tampa

Next week's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times higher on the city's major roads by 18%, according to traffic intelligence company Inrix

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

South Carolina Ports Authority Teams Up with Norfolk Southern for Inland Port

The South Carolina Ports Authority is proceeding with plans to develop an inland port in Greer, S.C., to improve the efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston, the South Carolina Upstate region and neighboring states

Tags: Intermodal

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Orders Still Weak in July

The Class 8 market continued to experience weak orders and falling backlogs through the month of July, as build rates again exceeded the pace of incoming orders

Tags: Economy

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

DOT: States to Get $17.5 Million to Fight Distracted Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new grant program that will provide approximately $17.5 million to states that have laws banning distracted driving in fiscal year 2013

August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pete Allen Joins Cadec Global as CEO

Pete Allen joins Cadec as CEO.

Cadec Global announced that transportation industry veteran Pete Allen has joined the company as CEO. Allen was previously Senior Vice President Global Sales at telematics company Inthinc

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

60 Trucks in DOT Test of 'Connected Vehicle' Crash Avoidance Technology

The Department of Transportation yesterday launched a year-long pilot project to test technology that lets cars, trucks and buses "talk" to each other and to infrastructure. The idea behind these Wi-Fi-like devices is to avoid crashes and improve traffic flow. If tests and other research go well, it could lead to regulations in the future

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, UMTRI

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Adds Wellness to Driver Appreciation Week

Jeff Barker is one truck driver who's already on the fitness bandwagon.

The Truckload Carriers Association is adding a new element to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, an event that's been held annually since 1998: wellness

Tags: Events

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Unchanged in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June

Tags: Economy

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Heger Takes Over Truck Tire Technologies at Continental

Libor Heger (left) will be replacing Roger Sansbie as Director of Truck Tire Technologies for the Americas. Alex Chmiel (right) will be taking on the role of CVT Brand and Communications Manager.

Roger Stansbie, director of truck tire technologies for the Americas for Continental's Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit, is retiring

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

Dairy Queen Opens at Kenly 95 Petro

Kenly 95 Petro, in Kenly, N.C., added a Dairy Queen

August 21, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 South Reopens Early in Tennessee Following Landslide Repairs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Legal Claims, Counterclaims Continue from 2011 Amtrak-Truck Crash

The trucking company involved in a June 2011 crash of an Amtrak train east of Reno, Nev., filed new court documents taking issue with a Union Pacific Railroad video of the rail crossing gates, according to the Reno Gazette Journal

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still on the Rise

Truckers are continuing to dig a little deeper into their wallets as diesel prices continue to climb, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6 cents this week, which is a 22-cent increase over last year's prices.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Buys Truck Supplies Inc.

Republic Diesel Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., purchased the assets and equipment of neighboring Truck Supplies Inc. of Lexington, Ky

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota Uses New Bridge-Building Tech to Slash Road-Closure Time

This Self-Propelled Modular Transporter was used to replace a bridge over I-35E in St. Paul with fewer road closures.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used a giant automated machine called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter to move a finished bridge into position over the weekend, and reduced the overall road closure time by two months

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens to Speak at NationaLease Annual Meeting

T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore.

Oil and gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore, Md

Tags: Events

August 20, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Great Lakes Truck & Trailer

FleetPride acquired the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer, originally founded in 1979 by Dan Cable

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