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September 28, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expanding in West

The recently constructed La Mirada location in southern Los Angeles is TEC of California's premiere full-service dealership.

Ongoing investments by Volvo Trucks' dealer network have increased the work capacity at Volvo Trucks locations in the Western region of the U.S. by nearly 15% since January 2010

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Driver Social Media Convention Oct. 27-28

The Truck Driver Social Media Convention is scheduled to be held in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 27 & 28

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Traffic Deaths up by 9% First Half of Year

U.S. traffic deaths jumped by 9% in the first six months of this year, with a total of 16,290 traffic deaths reported

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Winners of the Drivers Dreams Program Announced

Total Quality Logistics announced the winners of its Drivers Dreams program saluting the American truck driver and raising awareness for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

July 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 4.6% 


Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 4.6% higher in July 2012 than in July 201

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Defense Transportation Association Honors Bennett CEO

Bennett International Group President and CEO Marcia Taylor was named the 2012 National Transportation Award Winner.

The National Defense Transportation Association named Marcia G. Taylor, president and CEO of Bennett International Group 2012 National Transportation Award Winner

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Registrations up for Next Week's Green Fleet Conference

Organizers of the 2012 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill., announced the exhibit hall is officially sold out and registrations are up 40% over 2011.

Tags: Events

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Products to be Distributed by HDA Truck Pride

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. has entered into an agreement with HDA Truck Pride to sell Mitsubishi Electric's line of OEM-designed and approved heavy-duty starters and alternators.

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Maker Beall To Restructure Under Chapter 11

Beall Corp. Inc. started bankruptcy reorganization proceedings yesterday in Portland, Ore

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Extends GHG Regulation Registration Deadline for Small Fleets

The California Air Resources Board has extended the registration deadline for the Small Fleet Compliance Plan to Jan. 1

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

Guayule Rubber Samples Offered for Testing as Tire Rubber Alternative

A company that grows drought-tolerant crops is publicly releasing the first samples of domestically produced guayule rubber to manufacturers. Guayule is being looked at as a possible substitute for natural rubber in tires

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Study finds Aluminum Wheels Can Cut Carbon Footprints

Alcoa released the findings of a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment, which concluded that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles.

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

I-405 to be Shut Down This Weekend

This weekend, a 10-mile stretch of Los Angeles' Interstate 405 will be closed for 53 hours from midnight on Friday night, Sept. 29, to 5 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 1

Tags: Highways

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Network Grows With New Franchises

With growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network is adding seven new franchise locations

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Memphis Trucking Expo 2012 Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2012 Memphis Annual Trucking Expo has been cancelled

Tags: Events

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

HDAW 2013 to Offer Service Opportunities and Learning Day Program

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 announced a new, education program offering-Service Opportunities and Learning Day (SOLD)

Tags: Events

September 26, 2012 - Industry News

Nopetro Opens CNG Facility in Tallahassee, Fla.

Nopetro LLC is opening a compressed natural gas facility in Tallahassee, Fla., which it says for the first time offers the state and the Southeast the prospect of a viable natural gas solution

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

No More Criticism of Competitors, Navistar's Hebe Says; MaxxForce 15 to be Dropped

Navistar will drop the MaxxForce 15 in favor of Cummins' 15-liter engine.

SALT LAKE CITY - "Transparency" and "clarity" describe the new way that Navistar International's marketing efforts are operating, declared Jim Hebe, senior vice president for the company's North American sales operations

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Drops UD, Plans to Cut R&D as Part of Strategic Trucks Changes

UD Trucks won't be available in the U.S. under a new Volvo strategic plan.

Volvo Group announced it's making changes in its trucks strategy to achieve its goal of improving its operating margin by 3 percentage points, including ending production of UD medium-duty trucks for the U.S. market

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Schumer Calls for Federal Standards on Truck GPS Systems

Too many New York truck drivers are relying on consumer GPS systems to plan their routes, a practice that is leading to frequent encounters with low bridges, says Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Intermodal Expo, TransComp Exhibition Re-Launch as Stand-Alone Events in 2014

The Intermodal Association of North America and The National Industrial Transportation League decided to discontinue the co-location of NITL's TransComp Exhibition and IANA's Intermodal Expo

Tags: Events

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. says it's buying Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and approximately $63.5 million in newly issued C.H. Robinson stock.

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

Economy Shuffles Along

ORLANDO, Fla. - Unless we go over the "fiscal cliff," the U.S. economy should continue to grow, but at a very modest rate, said Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

RFID Tags to be Required at Port of New York/New Jersey

Trucks serving the Ports of New York and New Jersey will be required to use Radio Frequency Identification technology sometime next year

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2012 - Industry News

TruckingUnlimited.com Acquires Owner Operator Jobs Website

TruckingUnlimited.com announced its acquisition of NationalOwnerOperatorJobs.com. As its name suggests, this new website will be focused on connecting drivers with jobs.

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