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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

November 16, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Seven in 10 Truckers Using Mobile More Often for Business

Truckers are increasingly doing business via mobile devices, according to UShip.com's third annual mobile usage survey. It also shows significant shifts in use of smartphone GPS navigation over traditional GPS units and a greater appetite for social media and apps via mobile

November 16, 2012 - Industry News

Transportation CFOs Most Concerned With Volatile Fuel Prices

The chief financial officers of middle-market companies surveyed by GE Capital are more positive about the current state of their industry and the economy than they were six months earlier, but many are concerned about fuel price volatility and changes in the hours of service rules

Tags: Economy

November 16, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for 15 University of the Aftermarket Online Courses

The University of the Aftermarket is now registering aftermarket industry professionals for 15 online courses that will begin Jan. 14, 2013

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

First International with SCR Rolls Off Production Line

Navistar announced that the first International ProStar+ Class 8 on-highway tractor equipped with the Cummins ISX15 and SCR-based Cummins Emission Solutions aftertreatment system rolled off the production line this week at the companys Escobedo, Mexico, plant

Tags: Navistar, International, Cummins, SCR

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Rose 0.2% in September from August

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in September from August, rising after a one-month decline

Tags: Economy, Freight, BTS

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Linde Teams With C Cross Transportation to Demonstrate LNG Mobile Fueling

Linde North America, a gases and engineering company, reported a successful trial of its liquefied natural gas mobile fueling unit. The Linde mobile fueler allows customers to test the feasibility of using LNG as an alternative to fuels such as diesel

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Webinar Scheduled to Discuss Truck Parking Issues

A free webinar Dec. 6 will cover the issues surrounding the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed

Tags: Events

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens Two New Location to Serve Oil Boom Area

Love's Travel Stops announced it opened a new travel stops in Williston, N.D., to serve the booming oil business there, and another one in Leary, Texas

Tags: Love's, Truckstops, Diesel

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Two Weeks Remain to Nominate HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovators

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are now accepting nominations for 2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Suppression Announces Leadership Changes

Fontaine Suppression Co. announced two promotions and an addition to its leadership this week

Tags: Fontaine, People

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Market Down Year Over Year in October

Spot freight was up only slightly in October from the previous month and fell year-over-year, according to the DAT North American Freight Index

Tags: Economy, Freight

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Making it Easier for Sandy-Stricken Customers

Navistar International has set up a disaster relief program to help in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts to get International Truck customers on the East Coast back in business as soon as possible

November 14, 2012 - Industry News

10.4 million Trucks Entered U.S. Last Year

In 2011, 10.4 million trucks entered the United States from Canada and Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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