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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

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash Plans Purchase of Walker Group, a Major Tanker Manufacturer

Wabash National Corp. has agreed to buy Walker Group Holdings, which owns Brenner, Garlite, Progress, Tri-State Tank and other builders of tank trailers, truck bodies and engineered systems for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Recognizes 3 Million Mile Achievements

Jeff Ayers, left, and John Valentine each reached the 3-million-mile safe driving mark with Prime Inc.

Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., recognized Jeffrey Ayers and John Valentine, for reaching 3 million miles of safe driving for the company

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

January 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 11.5% 
from 2011

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 11.5% higher in January 2012 than in January 2011, totaling $75.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Renames Detroit Diesel Genuine Parts

Detroit Diesel Corp. is re-naming the Detroit Diesel Genuine Parts brand to Detroit Genuine Parts. The former Detroit Diesel Reliabilt brand will be folded into the Detroit Genuine Parts brand as well

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Changes Available for Review

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is previewing a half-dozen important changes it plans to make in the CSA safety enforcement system. In the announcement in yesterday's Federal Register, the agency also discussed a controversial decision it recently made to back away from plans to clarify crash accountability data in CSA

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Diamond International Completes Renovation and Expansion in Russellville, Ark.

The renovated Diamond International of Russellville dealership is now 30% larger with a 21,000-square-foot footprint.

To support business growth and service innovations, Diamond International of Russellville, a local International Truck dealership, has completed the final phase of a $2.5 million expansion

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Steve Largent to Deliver Keynote at Xata User Event

Steve Largent is a former Congressman, National Football League Hall of Fame receiver and current president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.

Steve Largent, former congressman, National Football League Hall of Fame receiver and current president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association, will deliver the keynote address during the Xata User Event Aug. 12 - 14 in Minneapolis

Tags: Events

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pricing for Used Class 8 Slips, Trailer Van Orders Down in February

February numbers from ACT Research show strong numbers for trailer orders but softness in used truck prices

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Haldex Expands Remanufactured and Friction Product Management Team

Haldex has added Tim Shaw as product manager for all remanufactured products produced in the Marion, N.C. remanufacturing plant, and Dan Dunkleberger joined Haldex as product manager for friction products and remanufactured brake shoes

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Increased 0.5% in February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in February after falling 4.6% in January. January's decrease was more than the preliminary 4% drop ATA reported Feb. 28

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Lane Reduction on I-57 Northbound in Illinois Starts March 29

Interstate 57 northbound from from Mile Marker 93 to Mile Marker 96 in Illinois' Jefferson County will be reduced to one lane starting Thurs. March 29 through Nov. 1

Tags: Highways

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Slight Increase, Oil Ends Modestly Higher

Average diesel prices went up just a hair this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. The half-cent increase took the average price to $4.147 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Urged to Step Up Effort Against Reincarnated Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could step up its effort to catch reincarnated carriers by making better use of the data it has, according to the Government Accountability Office

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar's Sobic Talks Trends at MATS Breakfast Briefing

Trucking is looking up, despite challenges such as federal regulation and rising fuel prices, said Dan Sobic, executive vice president at Paccar, during the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show last Friday

Tags: Events

March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Green Truck Association Announces Three Technology Councils

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, has formed three technology councils to better represent specific segments within the green truck industry

March 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Officials Get Input on EOBRs at Mid-America Trucking Show

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro kicks off the EOBR listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got an earful Friday about a number of issues relating to hours of service, electronic onboard recorders, and how trucking companies use EOBRs and other in-cab technologies to harass drivers

March 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Hybrid Truck, Mean Green, to Attempt World Speed Record

Mean Green high-speed hybrid makes its debut at MATS. (Photo by Jim Park)

Mean Green, said to be the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 165 mph (260 km/h) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records

Tags: Events

March 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Second California Container Drayage Facility

Following a 35% increase in container drayage shipments nationwide during the first quarter of 2012, Old Dominion Freight Line opened its second container drayage facility in California

Tags: Intermodal

March 23, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Location in Cincinnati

FleetPride opened a new location in Cincinnati, located at 2514 Commerce Blvd

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