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January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Tire Plans to Invest $129 Million in Illinois Facility

Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $129 million in its Mt. Vernon, Ill., tire facility and create more than 100 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

Tags: Continental, Expansion, Tires

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

December New Business Volume Up 80% Y-o-Y

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $11.5 billion, up 6% from volume of $10.8 billion in the same period in 2011.

Tags: ELFA

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

Interstate Van Lines Honored for 2012 Fleet Safety

Interstate Van Lines of Springfield, Va., has again been named the winner of an annual Fleet Safety award by the American Moving & Storage Association. For the third consecutive year, the company has received the honor in the category for fleets with a total annual mileage of under five million miles during 2012.

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

TA Opens New TA in Holbrook, Arizona

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Holbrook, Arizona, to the TA brand.

Tags: TA, Petro

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

CSX Plans New Intermodal Facility in Quebec

CSX Corp. and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries announced an expansion of the company's intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region and Quebec.

Tags: CSX, Intermodal

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

Wabash Acquires Assets of Beall Corp.

Wabash National Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of the tank and trailer business of Beall Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of aluminum tank trailers and related equipment, for approximately $15 million in cash.

Tags: Wabash, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trailers

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

MCSAC Subcommittee Will Hold Third Meeting on CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's subcommittee on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 and 6

Tags: FMCSA, MCSAC, CSA

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

Questar to Build CNG Facility in Houston for Swift, Central Freight Lines

Questar Fueling will build, own and operate a compressed natural gas fueling facility in Houston, Texas, that will serve up to 200 natural gas-powered trucks operated by Swift Transportation and Central Freight Lines

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Central Freight Lines

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

House Transportation Committee Sets Agenda

Trucking issues rank high on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agenda for the coming year. The committee, which met earlier this week to set its oversight plan and confirm leadership positions, will be keeping an eye on national freight policy, on tolling activities in the states, on the CSA safety enforcement program and on the hours-of-service rule

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Congress, Hours of Service

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

AMSA Announces Moving Industry's Safest Drivers and Fleets

The nation's top van operators (drivers) and safest company fleets in the U.S. moving industry during 2012 have been selected for annual honors by the American Moving & Storage Association

Tags: Events, AMSA

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

St. Christopher Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended

The St. Christopher Fund has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship to March 1

Tags: St. Christopher Fund, Health, Scholarships

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

Omnitek Engineering to Relocate to Larger Facility

Omnitek Engineering, San Marcos, Calif., is moving into a new facility that's double the size of its current location, in anticipation of strong domestic demand for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions, as well as continued international market growth

Tags: Natural Gas, Omnitek

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Record Profits

Wisconsin-based Marten Transport has reported its highest income for any quarter as well as any year in its history

Tags: financials

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

I-64 Closure Planned in St. Louis

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of Interstate 64 in St. Louis between Kings Highway and Forest Park Parkway Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28

Tags: Highways, Detours

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fras-le Launches Block Production at Prattville Facility

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month.

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month. This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.

Tags: Fras-le, Meritor

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

2013 IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar Slated for May 1-2

The Intermodal Association of North America has announced the dates of its 2013 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar. This year's event will be held May 1-2 in Oak Brook, Ill. at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel

Tags: Events, IANA

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers to Continue to be Conservative in Replacing Fleet Equipment

Carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next twelve months, according to the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners. Although there is an increase in

Tags: TCP

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

PSI Hires James Sharkey to Fill New Post

James Sharkey has joined Pressure Systems International as Director of Strategic Initiatives. In his new position with PSI, Sharkey will play a leadership role in expanding the market for the company's automatic tire inflation syste

Tags: PSI

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Increases in January

Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 54.2, an increase from the December index of 48.5, reflecting industry participants' improved outlook amid ongoing concerns with economic conditions and management of fiscal issues.

Tags: Economy

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Sought for 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest fleets in North America to recognize them with the annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,00

Tags: Volvo, Michelin

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Mack Honors Tri-State Truck Center Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks announced that Tri-State Truck Center Inc. of Memphis, Tenn. is its 2012 North American Distributor of the Year

Tags: Mack Trucks

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Announces 2013 Brake Training School Schedule

Bendix announced the 2013 schedule for its Bendix Brake Training School, continuing its efforts to support and educate both new and experienced technicians

Tags: Events, Bendix

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor's Drivetrain Direct Expedites Parts to Component Rebuilders

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor introduced a comprehensive aftermarket drivetrain program, called Drivetrain Direct, designed to meet the parts needs of component rebuilders across the U.S. and Canada

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Gabriel Selling Shocks Direct to Aftermarket

LAS VEGAS -- After years of being distributed by Meritor, The Original Gabriel shocks will now be sold direct to aftermarket distributors by Gabriel, otherwise known as Ride Control LLC

Tags: Aftermarket, Gabriel, Shocks

January 22, 2013 - Industry News

Betts Combines Spray Suppression, Fender Business into BettsHD

LAS VEGAS -- Betts Company announced BettsHD as the company's new operating division for spray suppression and fender products

Tags: Betts Company, HDAW, Aftermarket

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