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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Rising Oil Prices Spark Talk of Opening SPR

The price of oil has prompted discussion about releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The average price of diesel dropped by half a cent this week to $4.142 per gallon, ending a nine-week trend of price increases. Despite the decline, the price of diesel is still an average of 16.6 cents higher than this time last year, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Holds Steady in February

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for February eased very slightly to a reading of 5.9. FTR forecasts the February reading to be the low point for 201

Tags: Economy

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Names Lee Stockseth President and COO

FleetPride promoted Lee Stockseth to president and COO. He will continue to report to W. M. McGee, chairman and CEO

April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Melton Logistics Changes Name to Conexus LLC

Melton Logistics, Tulsa, Okla., a non-asset based third-party logistics company, will now be known as Conexus

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

Trucker Buddies of the Month Honored at MATS

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Twelve Trucker Buddies were honored at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. The drivers were selected based on nominations from their classes and teachers highlighting their dedication to excellence of the Trucker Buddy program.

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

Connecticut DOT Studies I-95 Tools, Looking at Congestion Pricing

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will look into the possibility of adding a "value priced" toll to I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven in a effort to relieve congestion on the highway

Tags: Highways

April 1, 2012 - Industry News

FET Repeal Bill Introduced in U.S. House

Legislation to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on truck and trailer purchases and replace it with an increase in the diesel fuel tax has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Atlas Launches New Shuttle Fleet

Atlas has launched its new Shuttle Fleet and plans to fill more than 100 driving jobs by June 2012 within the new fleet and its Commercial Truckload Division

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

LMTA Initiates Program to Cultivate Trucking Leadership in Louisiana

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association has established a leadership training program that helps develop state leadership to meet future challenges and growth in the transportation industry

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Shutters Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the trucking company and its principal, Jay Zachary Barber, an imminent hazard to public safety

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Swift Offers Driving Academy Scholarships for Veterans

Swift Transportation Co has committed to providing career opportunities to armed forces personnel by providing 1,000 full scholarships to Veterans to attend a Swift Academy of their choice

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Alaska, Producers Reach Agreement on Point Thomson Natural Gas

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and a group of gas producers have reached an agreement to begin commercializing North Slope natural gas resources within the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Makes Key Personnel Changes in Aftermarket Division

Meritor, Inc. has appointed Craig Cartmill to the position of vice president, Aftermarket Americas, and Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Louisville Construction Projects Causes Truck Detours

A barrier replacement project on I-65 in Louisville, Ky. will close the left lanes of the roadway. Trucks will be required to detour the area to minimize congestion

Tags: Highways

March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Leland Martin to Perform at Joplin Truckers Jamboree

A perennial favorite among drivers, guitarist and singer Leland Martin is will be the featured entertainer at the 16th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree

Tags: Events

March 29, 2012 - Industry News

No Highway Bill, So Congress Extends Program for 90 Days

Congress yesterday passed a 90-day extension of the federal highway program, the ninth extension since the program formally expired in October 2009

March 29, 2012 - Industry News

International Used Truck Centers Launch Prostar Maxxforce Sweepstakes

International Used Truck Centers is holding the "Get Used to International" ProStar MaxxForce Sweepstakes with the grand prize being a 2010 International ProStar used truck with a MaxxForce 13 engine and 12-month, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty

March 29, 2012 - Industry News

Telogis Acquires Maptuit

Telogis Inc. has acquired Maptuit, a provider of connected navigation for commercial fleets

March 29, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Comfort, Texas

Love's Travel Stops' new location Comfort, Texas is off I-10 at Exit 523.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Comfort, Texas, at Interstate 10, Exit 523

March 29, 2012 - Industry News

Nasstrac Joins HOS Legal Battle

Nasstrac, the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, has joined in the legal efforts to challenge a lawsuit regarding reduced daily driving hours for truckers, reports the Journal of Commerce

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

New Study Finds Safety Benefits of Limiting Truck Speeds

(Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation)

New research released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms the safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Irving Oil Offers First DEF Pump in Northern New England

Irving Oil in Kittery, Maine offers the only DEF pump in Northern New England, which is made up of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Irving Oil's travel plaza in Kittery, Maine is now equipped with a diesel exhaust fluid pump, making it the most northern DEF pump dispenser in New England

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Carriers Slightly Less Hesitant to Add Capacity

The Transport Capital Partners' 1Q 2012 Business Expectations Survey found that while carriers still seem hesitant to add capacity, they are less hesitant than last quarter

Tags: Economy

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Celebrates Safe Driving at MATS

WIT's Salute to Women celebrated 211 female professional drivers with a combined total of more than 200 million safe driving miles.

Women In Trucking Association held its third annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event to honor female professional drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Announces Back on the Road Winner at MATS

Arrow Truck Sales named Billy Basenberg of Jasper, Ala., the winner of its Back on the Road award at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

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