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October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Transportation Sector Adds More than 17,000 Jobs in September

The transportation and warehousing sector added 17,100 jobs throughout the month of September, substantially contributing to the drop in unemployment in the latest job numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Compli Offers Free Three-Part Webinar Series on Best Hiring Practices

Compli has scheduled a three-part webinar series based on key best practices in hiring. This series is presented in partnership with the national labor law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP

Tags: Events

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride's Dauch Earns ASQ Quality Leader Award

Accuride Corporation President and CEO Rick Dauch has received the Quality Leader of the Year Award from the Automotive Division of the 80,000-member American Society for Quality

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

PressurePro, Concirrus and CMS SupaTrak Integrate TPMS and Telematics Solutions

Concirrus, a provider of telemetry and M2M solutions, and CMS SupaTrak, one of the United Kingdom's providers of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, will integrate PressurePro's tire pressure information into their solution.

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Swalina named Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher

Trucker Buddies, Al and Kym Hemerson, were so pleased with their teacher, Barbara Swalina, who teaches first grade at North Glendale Elementary School, in Kirkwood, Mo., that they nominated her as a Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher.

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit Four-year High

Diesel prices have hit their highest level since September 2008

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

Caribou Coffee Now A Feature of Kenly 95 Petro Food Court

Kenly 95 Petro, Kenly, N.C. has now added a Caribou Coffee to its Food Court.

October 15, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce harmful diesel exhaust.

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Central Illinois Trucks Named 2011 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Central Illinois Trucks was named the 2011 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Anaheim, Calif

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo Named 2011 Peterbilt Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo was named the 2011 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year at the annual Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Anaheim, Calif. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding parts and service support

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

EcoDual and W. W. Williams Announce Distribution Agreement

EcoDual LLC and the W. W. Williams Company have announced an arrangement under which W.W. Williams will serve as a master distributor for EcoDual's dual fuel conversion systems throughout North America.

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Pensacola and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Open CNG Fueling Station

The city of Pensacola, Fla., and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority have opened a new compressed natural gas fueling station. The city and utility plan to fuel 80 of their CNG fleet vehicles at the station

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Smith Dairy Trucking Opens CNG Fueling Station in Northern Ohio

Smith Dairy Trucking unveiled a new Compressed Natural Gas fueling island in northern Ohio late this summer and is now making the station available to other fleets, around the clock, seven days a week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

20th Annual National NGV Achievement Award Winners Announced

NGVAmerica and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, two organizations dedicated to increasing the use of natural gas-powered vehicles to improve air quality, have announced ten 2012 winners of the prestigious NGV Achievement Award in addition to one NGV Lifetime Achievement Award

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index Softened in September

The DAT North American Freight Index reports a softer spot market in September. The seasonal decline in overall freight volume was attributed to a reduction in flatbed and reefer freight availability. Both equipment types experienced a decline month-over-month. However, while flatbed volumes were down compared to the prior year by 13%, reefer freight volumes rose by 1.1% when compared with September 2011.

Tags: Economy

October 13, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Fell 0.6% in August from July

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.6% in August from July, declining after a one-month rise. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

TxDOT To Expand I-35W for $1.6 Billion

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed negotiations on a new highway construction agreement that will add two privately managed lanes to I-35W in the Fort Worth area.

Tags: Highways

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Conditions Index Reflects Slowly Tightening Capacity

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for August fell to a reading of 6.8 reflecting a slowly tightening capacity environment for carriers and shippers.

Tags: Intermodal

October 12, 2012 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Announces Purchase of Waylon Transport

Anderson Trucking Service Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn., announced its aquisition of the assets of Waylon Transport Ltd. of Devon, Alberta

October 11, 2012 - Industry News

TMC Announces Technician Scholarship Winners

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has awarded five diesel truck technician scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Establishes Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Operation

Bendix has begun serial production of remanufactured brake shoes at its new Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center in Huntington, Ind

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Announces Cost-Cutting, Lower Earnings Expectations

Accuride Corp. is cutting staff and production due to to soft Class 8 truck orders and a loss of standard equipment position at Navistar and Paccar. Class 8 truck orders continue to be weak and have led to rapidly declining build schedules at Accuride's major OEM customers.

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

HDAW'13 to Host 6th Annual CVSN Pinewood Challenge

The 18-wheel CVSN Pinewood Challenge will be held in conjunction with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

NACFE to Study Barriers to Adoption of Freight Efficiency Technology

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has been awarded a project to study and understand how technology adoption works to improve freight efficiency in North American Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer operations. The International Council on Clean Transportation is sponsoring the study

October 10, 2012 - Industry News

Back to the Future: The Current and Coming Driver Shortage

LAS VEGAS - At least one industry analyst has predicted the driver shortage could reach 500,000 by sometime net year. The American Trucking Associations recently reported that driver turnover at large truckload fleets is now at 106%, the highest level since early 2007. What's driving this shortage, and what can be done about it

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