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September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Website, Appreciation Week Events Aim to Help Truckers Stay Healthy

EGears, which offers online and video-based education for truck drivers, is also launching a website and resource: TheHealthyTrucker.net.

Tags: Events

September 19, 2012 - Industry News

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions Names CFO

Alternative Hydrogen Solutions named Christopher L. Franklin chief financial officer. Franklin brings more than 20 years of finance and public accounting experience in both the public and private sector to AHS.

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

FreightWatch Figures Show Cargo Theft Drop from Second Quarter

The summer months saw a drop in cargo thefts compared to the second quarter, but there was a slight increase in the theft of electronics, auto/parts and pharmaceuticals, according to numbers compiled by FreightWatch International

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Announces Dallas Headquarters

Con-way Multimodal, a freight brokerage division of Con-way Inc.'s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, named Dallas as the location for its business headquarters

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Debuts New Energy-Efficient Warehouse

Old Dominion Freight Line, based in Thomasville, N.C., is debuting a 160,000-square-foot rooftop solar panel system its warehouse. This is the third largest of its kind in North Carolina

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

I-44 to Close in Springfield, Mo., for Bridge Demolition this Weekend

Interstate 44 at West Bypass (Route 160) in Springfield, Mo., will be closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and will remain closed until as late as 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 to allow contractor crews to remove half of the West Bypass bridge over I-44

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC to Launch Tank Truck Driver Recognition Program

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. announced that its Safety Committee will develop a new tank truck driver recognition program for board consideration at its next membership meeting

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

HELP to Test New Communications System

HELP Inc. is gearing up a three-state pilot project to test a communications system that will add driver and credentialing information to its portfolio of wireless roadside services. HELP, best known for its PrePass weigh station clearance system, will use a 5.9 GHz communications protocol to collect a wider range of data than just the PrePass truck weight and identification information

Tags: Highways

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Truck Drivers with Week of Appreciation

American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America's freight safely and securely every day

Tags: Events

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

Kevin Beaty Joins Calstart as Vice President

Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Global Reach Aids Design, Manufacture of Trucks and Buses, Daimler Head Says

 One of nine trucks that rolled through the audience at the Daimler event during Andreas Renschler's presentation. This is the BharatBenz, built in India. Bharat means "India" in the local language. (Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand, European correspondent.)

HANOVER, GERMANY -- Global reach is the key to Daimler Trucks' strategy for success in markets around the world, and the large company's economies of scale in manufacturing and distribution will generate profits that can be poured into research and development that will save customers fuel and money

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel prices rise only slightly

Once again this week, the price of diesel per gallon has gone up only marginally over last week. Prices rose only 0.3 cents per gallon on average to $4.14, which is an increase of approximately 30 cents over prices last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

House Passes Continuing Resolution without MAP-21 Spending Levels

The House passed a six-month continuing resolution Thursday evening to fund the government until early 2013 -- without incorporating the transportation funding levels enacted in the new transportation bill, MAP-21

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Safety Management Council Announces 2012 Award Recipients

ATA's Safety Management Council announced its 2012 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Illinois' Arsenal Road Ramp to Open off of I-55

A new exit for Arsenal Road off of I-55 in Illinois is scheduled to open the week of Sept. 24

Tags: Highways

September 17, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop to Add More Truck Parking

Iowa 80 Truckstop is in the process of adding 110 more truck parking spaces.

Tags: Highways

September 16, 2012 - Industry News

Goodyear Accepting Nominations for 30th Highway Hero Award

Goodyear is now accepting nominations for its 2012 North America Highway Hero Award through Jan. 31, 2013 at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

Tags: Events

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

ABF Withdraws from National Master Freight Agreement

ABF Freight System will be negotiating its future labor contract with the Teamsters union directly, and will no longer be part of the National Master Freight Agreement

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Operational Costs Continue to Rise

The average marginal cost per mile for 2011 was $1.71, the highest rate since 2008. This data comes from the American Transportation Research Institute's findings in its 2012 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes surged in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100% barrier for the first time in more than four years, according to American Trucking Associations' quarterly Trucking Activity Report

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Shippers Conditions Index Starts Expected Decline in July

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for July fell to a reading of -4.5, starting the expected steady decline as shippers and carriers feel the impact of increased regulatory drag heading into 2013

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

New Volvo COE Unveiled in Sweden

During an extravaganza gala event in Gothenburg, Sweden, the new Volvo FH was introduced, featuring the Volvo Independent Front Suspension system with rack and pinion steering.

Recently the world premiere and official launch of the new Volvo FH Series was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, with parallel events in Madrid, Birmingham, Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels. In addition, the Vegas-style gala event could be followed live on the Internet

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Fewer Carriers Expect Volume Growth

Results from Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey show that much like 2011, the optimism expressed in the first quarter was tempered by the reality that the economy was likely to remain questionable for the year ahead

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Lends Support to Drive Safely Work Week

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety sponsors Drive Safely Work Week each year during the first week of October. NAFA Fleet Management Association is promoting the annual safety campaign, which takes place this year Oct. 1-5

September 13, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Location in Wilmer, Texas

FleetPride Inc. opened a 15,000-square-foot facility in Wilmer, Texas, located at 605 N I-45. With this greenfield expansion, FleetPride will now have 20 locations in Texas

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