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November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Summit This Week

The American Trucking Associations' sold-out Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking will be held this week, Nov. 28-30, featuring natural gas heavyweights such as T. Boone Pickens

Tags: Events, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

Tags: Highways

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Adds Parts and Service Location in North Dakota

Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses.

Wallwork Kenworth opened a new parts and service facility in Dickinson, N.D., to serve oilfield and local agricultural businesses

Tags: Kenworth, North Dakota, Parts

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

The Volvo Group will contribute $100,000 in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross, the City of New York, and the City of Allentown, Pa

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

Truck, Trailer Orders Rebound in October

Both medium-duty and heavy-duty truck orders rebounded in October in the North American commercial vehicle market, while new trailer orders rose by nearly a third from September, reports ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Iain Buchanan

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please feel free to browse our in-depth sections, blogs and other content

Tags: Events

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Truckers Continue to Dig Out After Sandy

Utility trucks work to get power back up in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to tour the devastation wrought on his state in the days following Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth overcame power and Internet outages to make sure she was able to stay in touch with the state's trucking firms and help them any way she could

Tags: Sandy, New Jersey

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Working on System to Help Truckers Bypass Flooded I-5

In 2007, flooding closed I-5 for four days, stranding truckers and other traffic.

Washington State will soon offer a new "passport" system for truckers to make it easier to skirt Interstate 5 in the Chehalis-Centralia region when Interstate 5 is flooded

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truckers Urged to Prepare for New Traffic Patterns on Capital Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes

Tags: Highways, Virginia

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pine Bluff Truck and Trailer Celebrates 50 Years

Pine Bluff Truck and Trailer in Pine Bluff, Ark., marked its 50th anniversary with a customer appreciation banquet honoring customers and employees.

Tags: Events

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan Webinar to Discuss Global/Modular Platforms

Frost & Sullivan will host a complimentary webinar discussing how nearly one in three heavy-duty trucks will feature platform-based lineage by 2018

Tags: Events

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Sandy Affects October Truck Tonnage Figures

Superstorm Sandy helped drive tonnage figures down in October, resulting in the lowest level for the American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index since May 2011

Tags: Economy, ATA, Sandy, Truck Tonnage

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Kenworth of Buffalo Acquires Dealership in Boston Area

Kenworth of Buffalo has acquired a Kenworth dealership in the Boston area and changed the name of its expanded, five-dealer organization to the Kenworth Northeast Group

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider Launches Used Fleet Truck Sales

Schneider National recently expanded its tractor purchase offerings for owner-operators, fleets and wholesalers

Tags: Schneider

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

AASHTO Names Former FHWA Official Executive Director

Bud Wright will be the seventh executive director to lead AASHTO.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Board of Directors voted to approve Frederick G. "Bud" Wright to be the seventh executive director to lead the nearly 100-year-old organization

Tags: AASHTO, FHWA

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico to Announce Pre-Border Inspections for Mexican Trucks

Some Mexican cargo may soon be pre-cleared before it reaches the border. (Photo courtesy Mexico Trucker Online)

Cargo on some Mexican trucks headed to the U.S. may soon be inspected by American officials before trucks get to the border, allowing the trucks to skip long lines at ports of entry

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Fall of Diesel Prices Slows

While nationwide diesel prices at the pump saw a decrease this week, it was a small one. The average price for a gallon of diesel fell only four-tenths of a cents to $3.967, according to the weekly U.S. Energy Information Administration's Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Oil

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Introduces Navisphere Technology Platform

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. introduces Navisphere, the next version of the company's single global technology platform

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Vigillo to Hold Free Webinar on Impending CSA Changes

Vigillo will host complimentary webinars to discuss significant impending changes to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in particular, its Safety Measurement System

Tags: Events, FMCSA, CSA, SMS

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Ford, Newman's Own Partner with Feeding America

For the 12th consecutive year, Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own Inc. are partnering with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman's Own food products.

Tags: Events, Ford

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index for September Same as August

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for September basically remained unchanged from August with a reading of 6.9, indicating stable but slightly tight truck capacity

Tags: Economy, FTR, SCI

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Highly Anticipated I-69 Corridor in Indiana Opens Ahead of Schedule

The first three sections of the new Interstate 69 corridor in southwest Indiana were officially opened. The new corridor covers a 67-mile stretch that comprises what has been the longest contiguous new interstate construction project in the United States.

Tags: Highways, I-69, Indiana

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Kinedyne Names Wolford VP of Sales and Marketing

Kinedyne Corp. announced the promotion of Paul Wolford to vice president of sales and marketing

Tags: Kinedyne, People, Ancra

November 18, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Raising Rates for 2013

UPS published new rates for 2013, including an average net increase of 4.9% on UPS Ground services

November 18, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Posts Guidance for Electric Standby, Hybrid Electric Reefers

The California Air Resources Board has posted Regulatory Guidance for Electric Standby and Hybrid Electric Systems for Transport Refrigeration Units

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