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December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Arnold Transportation Services to Merge with LinkAmerica Corp.

U.S. Xpress announced a merger of the companys Arnold Transportation Services with LinkAmerica Corp., a Ft. Worth-based truckload and logistics carrier serving the Southeast and Southwest

Tags: U.S. Xpress

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year

Tags: FMCSA, California

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts Growth in U.S. Energy Production to Outpace Consumption Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration projects that under current policies, crude oil production in the U.S. will rise sharply over the next decade, while gasoline and petroleum-based diesel use will fall

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Oil, Diesel, Gasoline

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Completes First Stage of Natural Gas Fueling Network

With the completion of its LNG truck fueling station in Matthews, Mo., this month, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. concludes the first stage of what it's calling America's Natural Gas Highway

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Recognized as ASE-Certified CASE Training Provider

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence for the companys training programs

Tags: Natural Gas, Training

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Penray Names New Product Manager

Wheeling, Ill.-based Penray, a supplier of cooling system treatments, fuel treatments, and shop chemicals, named Gilbert Riley product manager

Tags: People, Penray

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Bill Would Require Pilot Program for DOT Hair Testing for Drugs

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use

Tags: Drivers, Compliance

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Delivers Christmas to the U.S. Capitol

The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree was illuminated in an official lighting ceremony Dec. 4 on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, following a 5,300-mile multi-week journey powered by a Mack Pinnacle truck

Tags: Mack Trucks

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through. The complexities and contradictions of CSA were on full display yesterday as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee took in testimony from the analysts who designed the program and researchers who have enumerated its flaws

Tags: CSA, Congress

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

November Truck Orders Slow

November truck orders dropped from October's unexpectedly high level, and are expected to be around 20,000 units for Class 8 when final numbers come in

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Reopen After Strike

Striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are back at work this morning, after they agreed to a new contract with terminal operators last night. The eight-day strike crippled the nation's busiest ports

Tags: Intermodal, Ports, California

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Deadlines Looms For Trucks and Buses

The California Air Resources Board is reminding truck and bus owners to check now to see if their vehicle fleets are among those that will have new rules to follow as of Jan. 1, 2013. As the new year begins, heavy-duty trucks and buses (more than 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating) with 2000 - 2004 model year engines will likely need diesel soot filter

Tags: CARB

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Acquires Mid Seven Transportation

Boyd Bros. Transportation recently acquired Mid Seven Transportation in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tags: Aquisistion

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

TBEI Appoints New General Manager for Ox Bodies Inc.

Terry Campbell was recently named General Manager of Ox Bodies Inc.

TBEI Inc., a manufacturer of dump truck bodies, equipment and end dump trailers, has named Terry Campbell as its new General Manager of Ox Bodies Inc

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Baldwin Filters Promotes Yaw To Vice President, International

Brent Yaw was promoted to the Vice President, International of Baldwin Filters.

Baldwin Filters in Kearney announced the promotion of Brent Yaw to the position of Vice President, International, effective immediately.

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Transplace Acquires Torus Freight Systems

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced it has acquired Torus Freight Systems, a Canadian-based logistics services company focused on Canadian cross-border and intra-Canada freight.

Tags: Transplace, Aquisistion

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

Fleets Gearing up for Wreaths Across America

At least 50 trucking companies, ranging from single-truck owner-operators to some of the largest and best-known fleets in the country, have volunteered to donate transportation for Wreaths Across America on Saturday, Dec. 15

Tags: Events, Wreaths Across America

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

New Volvo Trucks Chief Plans to Take on Vocational Market

Expect Volvo Trucks in North America to work on making inroads into the vocational market as well as enhancing ways to benefit customers as long as they own the truck, under Goran Nyberg, the company's new president of North American Sales & Marketing. After a whirlwind first two months on the job traveling across the country to meet customers and dealers (and finding some time to get behind the wheel of a truck), Nyberg spoke to HDT about Volvo and the North American market

Tags: Volvo, Vocational

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro during today's press conference.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices see slight decrease

Diesel prices dropped in most regions this past week. The national average price for a gallon of diesel slipped 0.7 cents to $4.03, which is still almost about a dime more than last year's prices at this time

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota's Lafayette Bridge Closed to Truck Traffic in 2013

Tractor-trailer combinations measuring longer than 35 feet will be restricted from driving on Minnesota's U.S. 52's Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul as construction on their northbound section of the roadway continues

Tags: Highways, Minnesota

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Advisory Panel Takes on Driver Training

Federal regulators have been trying for more than 20 years to set training standards for entry-level truck drivers - without success. Now, under pressure from Congress and the courts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to reinvigorate the regulatory process by asking its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee for suggestions on how to get the job done

Tags: Drivers, Training, FMCSA

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Affinia Group Spins Off Brake Business

Affinia Group Inc. announced that it has spun off its brake businesses. The new organization will be led by the management team from Affinia Group's former Global Brake group, with oversight provided by a separate board of directors.

Tags: Brakes

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Names Highway Angel of the Year

For the fifth year, the Truckload Carriers Association has selected a Highway Angel of the Year who best embodies the spirit of the organization's Highway Angel program. This year's recipient is Kenny Cass, a driver development instructor for FedEx Freight of Portland, Ore.

Tags: Events, TCA, Highway Angel

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens 39th Location

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced its newest location in Sayre, Okla. Located adjacent to the Flying J Travel Plaza, this Boss Shop will be part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network

Tags: Tires, Truckstops

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