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October 22, 2012 - Industry News

OOIDA Schedules 40th Anniversary Bash

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has set a date of Oct. 18-19, 2013 to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan

Tags: Events

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J opens 650th Location

Pilot Flying J recently opened its 650th location in North America. The store, a Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas, opened on Oct. 15 and features full amenities for professional drivers, area residents and the motoring public

Tags: Highways

October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar, Cummins Finalize Agreements For Emissions, Engines

Navistar announced it has reached definitive, long-term supply agreements for heavy-duty diesel engines and emissions aftertreatment technologies with Cummins

October 21, 2012 - Industry News

Judge Orders Rewrite of Hot Fuel Settlements

A judge has rejected many of the proposed settlement deals in the "hot fuel" class-action lawsuit, sending fuel refiners and retailers back to the drawing board

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 21, 2012 - Industry News

President Signs Military CDL Act

President Barack Obama Friday signed the Military Commercial Drivers' License Act of 2012, which will make it easier for veterans and service men and women to obtain Commercial Drivers' Licenses, making them more employable once they leave active-duty

October 21, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Announces Reserve-It Parking

TravelCenters of America announced Reserve-It, which allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving

Tags: Highways

October 21, 2012 - Industry News

Help Inc.'s Technologies Moves Trucks Through Inspections

Help Inc. has two technologies that will electronically screen all trucks for compliance with state and federal safety information, driver and company credentials and weight requirements on I-70 in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

Tags: Highways

October 21, 2012 - Industry News

First Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference Scheduled for January

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced a new component to the Heavy Duty Dialogue conference series, the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference, which will be co-hosted with MacKay & Co. on Jan. 21

Tags: Events

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts Penalties for Taking Household Goods Hostage

Household goods movers who hold shipments for hostage will face stiff penalties under a new federal policy

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Service Center in Fort Worth

Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload carrier, has opened a service center in Fort Worth, Texas, in response to growing business in the region and to improve service to current customers

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Advisory Panel Plans Broad Review

A CSA advisory panel plans to undertake an extensive review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's flagship truck safety program. At a two-day planning session this week, the CSA Subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee agreed on a review process that will include presentations from researchers who have been critical of the program

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Completes Expansion in Morristown, Tenn.

Old Dominion Freight Line officially re-opened its expansion and enhancement to its Morristown Service Center, capping a project that took well over a year

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

A123 Goes Bankrupt, Azure Dynamics' Assets to be Auctioned

The unsettled nature of the electric vehicle market was underscored earlier this week with the announced bankruptcy of A123 Systems, a battery maker that got federal stimulus money - something quickly pointed out by the Romney for President campaign

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Canada Rolls Out eManifest

As the November 1 deadline looms for all Canada-bound loads to comply with Canada's eManifest program, the Canada Border Services Agency is urging carriers to get up to speed with the program before the new requirements go into effect

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Largest CNG Fueling Facility in Georgia Open to the Public

American Fueling Systems celebrated the grand opening of its new Alternative Fueling Facility on Oct. 11. This new facility is not only the largest facility in Georgia but is also the first to be located in a high traffic area, according to the compan

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Shows 34 LNG Production Facilities for Vehicle Fuel

NGVAmerica and Zeus Intelligence announced a new information service for anyone interested in access to trailer loads of liquefied natural gas. The list is now publically accessible from the NGVAmerica website (www.ngvamerica.org)

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Three Lanes Closed Eastbound I-70 at Missouri River this Weekend

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in two weeks, but significant impacts to travelers will occur this weekend.

Tags: Highways

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Offers Intermodal Service from Birmingham to Northeast and Mexico

The Birmingham facility is part of Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor.

Norfolk Southern has opened its new Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla, Ala

Tags: Intermodal

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Announces 2012 Destination Green Environmental Excellence Awards

YRC Worldwide Inc. recently announced the 2012 winners of the Destination Green Environmental Excellence Award for employee leadership in sustainability. In the second year of the awards, two teams were recognized along with seven employees.

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints John C. Pope to Board of Directors

Navistar International Corp. announced John C. (Jack) Pope, chairman of PFI Group LLC, a financial management firm, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. He replaces David D. Harrison, who elected to retire after serving five years as a board member

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

"Connected" is Theme of Vipar Heavy Duty Conference

Under the theme "Connected," the 2012 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will be held Oct. 21-26 at the Marco Island Marriott in Florida.

Tags: Events

October 17, 2012 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Sells T-Chek to EFS

Electronic Funds Source LLC, a provider of customized payment solutions for the transportation industry, has bought T-Chek Systems of Eden Prairie, Minn., from C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

October 16, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Carriers Plan to Raise Pay; Healthcare Concerns Easing Somewhat

More than three-quarters of carriers in a recent survey plan to raise pay this year, nearly half by 2% to 5%, while another fourth plan to raise pay by less than 2%, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey

October 16, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Scrutiny Intensifies

Scrutiny of the CSA truck safety program went up a notch this week with a congressional request for an audit and the launch of a review by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory group

October 16, 2012 - Industry News

FCCC Names Sippel Director of Sales and Marketing

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has named Anthony Sippel its director of sales and marketin

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