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March 20, 2012 - Industry News

Wabco Appoints VP, Americas and VP, Compression and Braking

Nikhil Varty (left) was promoted to vice president, Americas and mergers & acquisitions for Wabco.  Michael Thompson will take Varty's place as vice president, compression and braking.

Wabco Holdings Inc. announced appointed Nikhil Varty to the newly created position of vice president, Americas and mergers & acquisitions, reporting to the CEO

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index up Over January, Not Year Over Year

TransCore's DAT North American Freight index was up 24% in February compared to January, but down 5.2% compared to February 2011, when the spot market recorded unseasonably strong freight volumes

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Bloomberg: YRC Back at the Brink?

YRC Worldwide Inc. is back at the brink of bankruptcy, reports Bloomberg Businessweek

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

UPS to Buy European Package Co. TNT Express for $6.8 Billion

UPS announced plans to acquire Dutch package company TNT Express for 5.16 billion euros or $6.8 billion

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Reaches Highest Price Since Summer 2008

Diesel prices are back up at 2008 levels, which is when this photo was taken.

The average diesel price spiked 1.9 cents this week to $4.142 a gallon, its highest price since the summer of 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 19, 2012 - Industry News

January Container Import Volumes Up 4.1% Year-Over-Year

Steady sales growth in both automobiles and existing homes during the past few months drove January U.S. container import volumes up 4.1% from January 2011 to 1,475,608 million twenty-foot-equivalent units

Tags: Economy

March 18, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Logs

The owner of a Pennsylvania trucking company pleaded guilty to federal logbook fraud Friday, and also has admitted to selling tainted mil

March 18, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Elects Tom Brown of Brown NationaLease as 2012-2013 Chairman

Tom Brown, president of Brown NationaLease in Des Moines, Iowa, was unanimously chosen by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as 2012-2013 chairma

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville This Week

The 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., runs Wednesday through Saturday this week with concerts, seminars and an FMCSA "listening session" on electronic onboard recorders in addition to the extensive exhibit halls

Tags: Events

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

HDT Wins Business Journalism Award

Heavy Duty Trucking Editor-in-Chief Deborah Lockridge was named a Neal Award winner today by American Business Media during the 58th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony Friday in New York City, for her article, "9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe & Secure" in the July 2011 issue of HDT

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Says U.S. Needs $101 billion a Year to Maintain Infrastructure

A new report from the Department of Transportation projects that the U.S. needs $101 billion annually plus increases for inflation during the next 20 years from all levels of government to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

NationaLease President Scoggins Retires

Gene Scroggins, president of NationaLease, is retiring after 37 years in the transportation industry.

Gene Scoggins, president of NationaLease, is retiring after a 37-year career in transportation.

March 16, 2012 - Industry News

Women-Owned Businesses to be Identified on Load Board

Internet Truckstop, with help from the Women In Trucking Association, launched a program that will designate women-owned businesses on the truckstop.com load board

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Shares Rise in First Day

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.'s shares rose the day of their debut after falling earlier in the day

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

ATA, TCA File Issue Statements with Court in HOS Challenge

The American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association each filed motions to intervene with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in litigation challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recently published hours-of-service regulations

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Wingfoot Opens Truck Care Center in Arizona

Wingfoot Commercial Systems, a subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company , expanded its on-highway service network with a Wingfoot Truck Care Center in Winslow, Ariz

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Fuel Exports to Double by 2015

U.S. exports of gasoline, diesel and other fuels will more than double in the next three years as refiners take advantage of a growing supply of domestic crudes and ship more fuel to emerging markets, according to UK research firm Wood Mackenzie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Travel Centers of America Sees Losses for 4Q, Gains for the Year

For the 2011 fourth quarter, Travel Centers of America had a net loss of $2.5 million. This is, however, an improvement compared to the net loss of $30 million in the 2010 fourth quarter

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Funds Vocational Scholarship Program

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association plans to launch the TRALA Industry Scholarship Program

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Truckable Economic Activity Reaches New High in 4Q 2011

Truckable Economic Activity, a trucking-specific economic indicator developed by MacKay & Company. reached a new record high of $8.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kinedyne Expands Management Team

Kinedyne Corp. announced three additions to its team. All three men were most recently with Ancra International

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Says Freight Shipments Fell 3.6% in January from Record December

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 3.6% in January from December, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the DOT's Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

AME Hires Aftermarket Sales Manager

Rob Henwood is the new heavy duty aftermarket sales manager for AME International.

AME International, manufacturer of tire changing tools and equipment, hired Rob Henwood as heavy duty aftermarket sales manager

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Bill, 74-22

The bill is much shorter than the traditional six-year transportation law, and it does not provide funding at levels that transportation experts say is needed, but it does contain important reforms in the federal program.

In an unusual display of bipartisanship, the Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion highway bill by a vote of 74 to 22. All of the Senate's Democrats and half of its Republicans voted for the bill

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Named Highway Angel for Chain-up Help

Mike Mozley was named TCA's latest Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association announced its latest Highway Angel is professional truck driver Mike Mozley of Kool Pak, Lake Oswego, Ore

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