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February 22, 2012 - Industry News

CEO of Bolt Express Acquires Strike Logistics, Forms Bolt Holdings

Ben Bauman, owner and CEO of Bolt Express, acquired Strike Logistics and formed Bolt Holdings, a shared services model that will provide back office support to Bauman's two operating groups, Bolt Express and the newly acquired Strike Logistics

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Aim NationaLease Acquires Schmidt NationaLease In Ohio

Aim NationaLease purchased Schmidt NationaLease in Perrysburg (Toledo), Ohio

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Joint-Venture Partnership in Central America

Cummins Inc. and Grupo Laeisz announced a joint-venture partnership to distribute and service Cummins engines, generators, and parts in a region that includes Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras. The new Cummins Centroamerica will be an 80/20 joint venture

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J To Acquire Western Petroleum

Pilot Flying J will acquire Western Petroleum, which has operations largely targeted toward the Rocky Mountain states, the southern states and the northern plains

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner Launches 70-Year Celebration

Freightliner Trucks launched a new website, freightlinertrucks.com/70years, to kick off its 70-year anniversary celebration

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Detours Planned in Western North Dakota Oil Cities

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced plans to detour heavy traffic around several cities in the state's western oil patch.

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Sees Wide-Base Tire Acceptance Reaching Tipping Point

Wide-base single tires have been in service for more than a decade, and Michelin says customer acceptance has never been stronger. Demand for the lighter, more fuel-efficient tires has grown exponentially in recent years, and Michelin believes customer acceptance has finally reached the tipping point

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Celebrates First Anniversary of Commercial Service Network

Michelin recently enhanced its ONCall Emergency Road Service by increasing notifications during an event.

The Michelin Commercial Service Network has been up and running for one full year and it has already more than doubled its nationwide coverage

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Rise, Worries About Greece and Iran Drive up Oil Prices

The average U.S. diesel price is up by 1.7 cents this week to an 11-week high of $3.96 per gallon from $3.943 last week, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its weekly fuel update, and crude oil prices are the highest in in nine months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

OnRamp Transportation Services Adds New Location, New Jobs

OnRamp Transportation Services, a transportation equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services company, is hiring up to a dozen employees in preparation for the grand opening of its new heavy trailer and truck parts and service cente

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

3M, Chesapeake Energy Partner to Create CNG Tank Technology

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. will collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas tanks for use in all sectors of the U.S. transportation market, starting with commercial vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Dana More than Doubles Earnings per Share in 2011

Dana Holding Corp. had a full-year net income of $219 million, compared to $11 million the previous year. Diluted adjusted earnings per share more than doubled to $1.66 from 79 cents in 2010, and sales increased 24% year-over-year to $7.6 billion

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Results of Largest Ever Fuel Economy Benchmarking Study Released

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released the results of its first fleet fuel efficiency study, representing 75,000 OTR tractors and 130,000 53-ft trailers from eight fleets

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Offers 90-Day 25,000-Mile Warranty

Arrow Truck Sales introduced the ConfidencePlus Comprehensive Coverage Program, a 90-day, 25,000-mile warranty program available on 2005 or newer Class 8 and medium-duty trucks

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens New Travel Center In Canada

Pilot Flying Jopened a new Pilot Travel Center in Lancaster, Ontario. The travel center is located at 20382 Old Highway 2 at Exit 814 off Highway 401

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names Director of Fleet Sales

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems named Todd Swales director of fleet sales

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge Reopens to Traffic

The 50-year-old Sherman Minton bridge has reopened after repairs were made to cracks found in two support beams.

The I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River between Southern Indiana and Louisville has reopened to traffic, says the Indiana Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

February 19, 2012 - Industry News

FHWA Chooses Third State in Interstate Tolling Program

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen North Carolina as the last of three states eligible to place tolls on interstates under a federal pilot program, joining Virginia and Missouri

Tags: Highways

February 19, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Looking to Buy European Rival

UPS made an unsolicited bid to buy Dutch package shipper TNT Express NV. TNT rejected the bid, worth about $6.4 billion, but the companies reportedly are still talking about a possible deal

February 17, 2012 - Industry News

Vieth: Economy Improving, Driver Shortage Looming

The good news is, there's a capacity shortage in the industry, so you should be making money. The bad news is, finding drivers is going to cost you some of that money

Tags: Economy

February 17, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awards Contact to Hendrickson, AxleTech

Hendrickson, a Boler company, and AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, were recently awarded a contract from Navistar Defens

February 17, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Honored for Charitable Work in Michigan

Frm the left: Scott Dzurka, president and CEO of MAUW; Bill Braun, chair Galesburg Community Support Committee; Tim Sinden, president, Eaton truck operations North America; Joan Blanchard, chair of United Way campaign for the Galesburg facility.

Eaton Corp.'s Galesburg, Mich., facility received the "Spirit of Michigan" award from the Michigan Association of United Ways. Eaton contributed a total of $550,000 to the association in 2011

February 17, 2012 - Industry News

TransCore's January North American Freight Index Up 5%

TransCore's North American Freight Index was up 5% in January compared to the same month in 2011. This is the third consecutive year of increases in same-month spot market freight volume and marks a record high for the month of January

Tags: Economy

February 17, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Installs Rooftop Solar Power System

Old Dominion Freight Line installed rooftop solar panels on its warehouse in Thomasville, N.C. It's the first solar panel system in the company's nationwide network of facilities

February 16, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo's Crash Cost Calculator Lets Customers Prove Safety Pays

Volvo says seeing the potential cost of a crash clarifies the ROI on safety technology.

Volvo Trucks has developed a cost calculator that allows customers to input fleet crash data to determine real ROI on crash avoidance and stability control systems

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