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March 7, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Visits DTNA Truck Plant, Addresses Energy Issues

Juan Smith, engine quality assurance specialist, welcomes President Barack Obama to the Mount Holly Manufacturing Plant.

President Barack Obama toured Daimler Trucks North America's Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant Wednesday and spoke on alternative fuel technologies while praising DTNA's commitment to natural gas

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

NTEA Installs Frank Livas as 48th President

Frank Livas was installed as NTEA's 48th president.

Frank Livas, president of Brake & Clutch, Salem, Mass., was installed as the 48th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

Rocha Transportation, Bison Trucking TCA Safety Award Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association named Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport the grand-prize winners of TCA's National Fleet Safety Awards

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

GE, Chesapeake to Collaborate to Speed Adoption of Natural Gas

GE and Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced they will collaborate to accelerate the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Offers New Leasing Option for Cleaner Trucks

The California Air Resources Board is now offering a lease-to-own financing opportunity to encourage early compliance with CARB's on-road diesel vehicle and tractor-trailer greenhouse gas regulations

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

Parker Reports Positive Results for RunWise Hybrid Drive System

Parker Hannifin confirmed a 43% reduction in fuel consumption and 99% uptime for refuse vehicles using its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System after more than a year of service for its fleet of pre-production vehicles operating in several communities in South Florida

March 7, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks First U.S. Manufacturer to Achieve Dual Energy Certifications

Above, assembly of a Volvo VNL 780, equipped with a Volvo D13 engine. Volvo Trucks' New River Valley plant is the first to be certified to the ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance standards.

Volvo Trucks' New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., is the first U.S. facility to be certified to the ISO 50001 standards under a pilot program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers to Support Mandatory Speed Limiters

The Truckload Carriers Association's board of directors this week approved a policy supporting a federal mandate of speed limiters on commercial trucks that would not allow them to exceed 65 mph

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

DTNA Recalls Trucks for Fuel System Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice on up to 110,000 trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines manufactured from January 20, 2006, through February 20, 2012

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Joyce Brenny Receives 2012 "Influential Woman in Trucking" Award

Joyce Brenny

Joyce Brenny, owner of Brenny Transportation and Brenny Specialized, received the second annual "Influential Woman in Trucking" award at the Truckload Carriers Association's annual meeting yesterday

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Pat Quinn Receives Posthumous TCA Past Chairmen's Award

The Truckload Carriers Association presented its Past Chairmen's Award posthumously to Pat Quinn, co-chairman and president of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Institute Recognizes Longtime Employee Marlene Dakita

ORLANDO, FL -- The Professional Truck Driver Institute awarded its 14th annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Marlene Dakita, the organization's long-time certification coordinator, during the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Members Honored for 

At its annual convention this week, the Truckload Carriers Association paid tribute to the "Ambassador Club" companies who have held longtime memberships

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Report: Shipping Picks Up Post Holiday Season

In a reversal of a very long trend, the month-to-month change in freight movements in February was greater than that of expenditures, reports the February 2012 Cass Freight Index Report

Tags: Economy

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

EIA: Crude Price to Average $11 Higher Than Last Year

In its Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says it expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $106 per barrel in 2012, $5 per barrel higher than in its previous outlook and $11 per barrel higher than the average price last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Work Starts on I-69 Upgrades to Former Western Kentucky Parkway

New signage is being installed on I-69 along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started installing new Interstate 69 signage along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville, Ky., and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville, Ky

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Service, Paramount Freight Named 2012 Best Fleets to Drive For

Motor Carrier Service, Northwood, Ohio, and Paramount Freight Systems, Ft. Myers, Fla., are the overall winners of the fourth annual "Best Fleets to Drive For" survey and contest

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Chairman Stepping Down; Company Names VP/CFO

William M. Lasky, chairman of Accuride Corp.'s board of directors, has decided not to stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting of stockholders on April 24, 2012

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATA's Bill Graves to Address Technology Challenges at Pegasus TransTech User Conference

Former Kansas governor and current ATA president will be the keynote speaker at the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference April 18-19 in Clearwater, Fla.

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves will address recent accomplishments in transportation technology by the ATA and the American Transportation Research Institute in his keynote at the Pegasus TransTech Users Conference in Clearwater, Fla., on April 18

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Obama to Visit North Carolina Daimler Trucks Plant

President Obama will visit a Daimler Trucks North America plant in North Carolina today, where he's expected to tout the economy, job growth and fuel-efficiency standards

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Northfield, Minn.

Pilot Flying J acquired a travel plaza in Northfield, Minn., located at 8051 Bagley Ave. off Interstate 35 at Exit 69. It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be complete in May.

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Prices Increase for Bulk Deliveries

Diesel exhaust fluid prices for tote refills and other bulk deliveries increased between January and February 2011, as suppliers reacted to increasing raw material costs, reports DEF Tracker

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Baseball Executive Billy Beane to Headline Qualcomm Conference

Major League Baseball executive Billy Beane, the subject of Michael Lewis' bestselling book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" and the Oscar-award-winning film "Moneyball," will headline Qualcomm's Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 in San Diego.

Tags: Events

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Outgoing TCA Chairman Urges Industry to Roll up its Sleeves

ORLANDO, FL -- Gary Salisbury spoke his mind during his last speech as Truckload Carriers Association chairman Monday morning, exhorting the trucking industry to knock off the pettiness and roll up its sleeves and do something to improve trucking's image

Tags: Events, Truckload Carriers Association, Fikes Truck Line

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Ervin Equipment Joins Wabash, Transcraft Dealer Networks

Ervin Equipment joined the dealer network for both Wabash National and its subsidiary, Transcraft


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