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May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Bergstrom Partners With Italian Mobile AC Manufacturer

Bergstrom Inc. announced a partnership with SEA SRL, the Italy-based specialist designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile air-conditioning systems

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cooper Kenworth Adds Parts and Service Facility in Asheville, N.C.

Cooper Kenworth recently opened an expanded 31,000-square-foot parts and service operation along U.S. Interstate 40 in Asheville, N.C

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Reports Higher Profit on Lower Sales

Meritor's sales declined, but earnings rose 18% for its fiscal quarter ended March 31. Meritor reported revenue of $1.16 billion, although analysts had expected revenue of $1.19 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 billion

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Section of I-24 Closed in Nashville This Weekend

These photos show deterioration of the I-24 bridges that are being repaired.

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a 3-mile section of I-24 near downtown Nashville this weekend and more throughout the summer as the state replaces two aging bridges

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Enhances LTL Expedited Service

Pitt Ohio enhanced its less-than-truckload Fast Track solution and now offers national and international expedited services

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Mexico to Lower Weight Limits Following Driver Protests

Following two deadly truck crashes and national protests by Mexican truck drivers, the Mexican government is agreeing to tighten inspections and lower maximums allowed weights for double-trailer trucks

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens 10 Oklahoma CNG Fueling Stations

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores announced a schedule of grand opening events for six of 10 new publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling stations

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Acquires Midstate Environmental Services

Universal Lubricants, a national manufacturer and distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants, has acquired Midstate Environmental Services of Robstown, Texas

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way, Roadrunner See Solid 1Q; YRC Reports Smaller Losses

Con-way Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems both reported positive financials for the first quarter of 2011. YRC Worldwide reported losses, but the company saw improvements over the previous year's quarter

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

BTC Announces Percentage Pay Plan for Drivers

Builders Transportation Company, a Memphis, Tenn.-based flatbed carrier, announced a percentage-based pay program for company drivers

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Acquires Assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing

Navistar Inc. is acquiring certain assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing, including intellectual property. The announcement was made at Waste Expo 2012, North America's largest solid waste and recycling industry trade show. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Rebound in March

Driven by a surge in furniture and auto parts shipments to the U.S., containerized imports in March rose 7.3% over 2011. This increase to 1.37 million 20-foot-equivalent units came on the heels of a 5.9% decline in February

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Qualcomm Unveils Breakout Session Lineup for Management Conference

Qualcomm released the lineup of interactive breakout session topics and speakers for its upcoming Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego

Tags: Events

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2012-13 Scholarship Program

The Truckload Carriers Association officially opened the application process for its annual scholarship program. Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 15, 2012, to complete the application

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Posthumously Named TCA Highway Angel

Raul C. Perez Jr. was posthumously named a Highway Angel after he was killed while checking on a vehicle that had been in an accident.

The Truckload Carriers Association is honoring a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim. Raul C. Perez Jr., who drove for Aquatic Trucking Co. of Lancaster, Texas, has been named TCA's latest Highway Angel

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Feb. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 17.4% Year-Over-Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 17.4% higher in February 2012 than in February 2011, totaling $78.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and motorists. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

Due to toll increases for multi-axle vehicles in the Bay Area, the fully indexed toll rate on the Golden Gate Bridge will be $6 times the number of axles, with a $5-per-axle rate for FasTrak customers. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

California's Bay Area Toll Authority is reminding drivers of big-rig trucks, cars, trucks hauling trailers and any other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles, that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Northwood Offers Operations & Supply Chain Management Degree

Starting in the fall semester 2012, Northwood University will offer a new degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management. Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead operations and supply chain management activities around the world

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

Bobit Business Media, a B-to-B media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced that it has acquired Newport Business Media's publishing properties -- Heavy Duty Trucking, TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network -- making Bobit the largest fleet media company in the world, according to Bobit

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Increases Temperature Control Driver Pay

Maverick is implementing a .02 cents/mile across-the-board increase for drivers in its temperature control division.

Citing customer growth and continued company expansion, Maverick Transportation LLC announced a pay raise for its temperature control drivers, effective April 29

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Saia, ABF Freight Report Contrasting 1Q Results

Two different LTL carriers, Saia Inc. and ABF Freight, reported opposite 1Q financial results. While Saia reported huge increases from 1Q 2011 to 1Q 2012, ABF Freight reported huge losses

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops for Third Straight Week, Oil Falls Due to Europe Concerns

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices dropped again this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell because of continuing concerns over Europe's economy. The average U.S. diesel price fallen for the third

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Dossier Users Group Sets Annual Meeting for New Orleans

The Dossier User Group, Arsenault Associates' software producer, will hold its annual Summit this year in New Orleans, Oct. 23-25. The conference will be preceded by an optional Day of Service to help rebuild the city, which is still being restored after Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Events

April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Protest Double-Trailers

Independent truckers in Mexico are calling for clearer, better rules on vehicle weights and dimensions, reports the Associated Press

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