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January 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Accelerates Fueling Station Completions in 2011

An LNG truck fueling station in Baytown, Texas. (Photo by Clean Energy)

Clean Energy significantly increased its fueling station project completions during 2011 to help support the growing demand for natural gas vehicle fueling

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

YRC to Sell Roadway Headquarters in Akron

YRC Worldwide Inc. is selling its former Akron, Ohio headquarters. The building that once housed truckload giant, Roadway, will be sold to Stuart Lichter, the developer behind the Goodyear headquarters in Akron

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Regional Fleet Upgrade Aims to Solve Recruiting, Retention Challenge

LinkAmerica, Tulsa, Okla., will buy 575 new trucks and trailers in a bid to improve service and enhance recruiting and retention efforts

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike in Danger of Becoming Insolvent

Pennsylvania Auditor General, Jack Wagner, says the State General Assembly must amend or appeal a rule requiring the Turnpike Commission to provide $450 million a year in infrastructure funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

In State of the State, Cuomo Reveals Plans to Better NY Roads and Bridges

In his state of the state address, Cuomo talked about the creation of the NY Works Fund and Task Force. (Photo by Brett Weinstein, via Wikimedia Commons)

In Gov. Cuomo's state of the state address yesterday, he introduced a plan for the New York Works Fund and Task Force, an entity that would make all the funding decisions for roads, bridges, parks, flood control and municipal water systems

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

NTTC Announces New Manager of Member Relations

Monica Mastracco, Manager of Member Relations for NTTC. (Photo by NTTC)

National Tank Truck Carriers announced the addition of Monica Mastracco, the organization's new manager of member relations.

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Seven Bosselman Travel Centers

On Thursday, Pilot Flying J announced its completed purchase of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

December's Class 8 Orders Higher Than Expected

Net orders for Class 8 trucks rose slightly in December. (Photo by Jim Park)

December saw a slight rise in the number of net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

Betts Spring Promotes Sixth-generation Leader Bill Betts

Bill Betts, Vice President of Betts Spring. (Photo by Betts Spring)

Betts Spring, a six-generation family-owned and operated company, has promoted William Michael "Bill" Betts to vice president

January 5, 2012 - Industry News

NY Crossover Mirror Law Effective Friday, Jan. 13

A New York state law requiring crossover mirrors will go into effect Friday, Jan. 13.

A New York law requiring trucks to have crossover mirrors will go into effect next Friday, Jan. 13

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Manufacturing Ends Year on a Strong Note

Manufacturing grew in December at its fastest pace in six months, showing growth for the 29th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management,

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Heil Sold to Equity Firm

Equity group American Industrial Partners has bought Heil Trailer International from Dover Corp

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Bee Line Welcomes New Marketing Communications Manager

Tricia Kane has been named the new marketing communications manager for Bee Lin

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Shows First Made-in-India Truck, with Entire Series to Follow

Daimler's new BharatBenz trucks are based on existing Daimler and Fuso vehicles.

The first product of Daimler AG's commercial-truck venture in the Indian subcontinent, a new BharatBenz brand heavy-duty vehicle, has been unveiled by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles. It heads a new series of heavy, medium- and light-duty trucks for the expanding Indian market

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

NATSO Names Chairman of the Board

Darrin Flitton was elected as NATSO's 2012 chairman of the board (Photo by NATSO)

Darrin Flitton has been elected as the 2012 chairman for NATSO, the national trade association that represents truckstops and travel plazas

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

WIT Taking Nominations for 2012 "Influential Woman in Trucking" Award

Nominations for the second annual Influential Woman in Trucking award can be submitted at womenintrucking2012.org (Photo by Women in Trucking Association)

For the second year in a row, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar will recognize one woman with the 2012 award for "Influential Woman in Trucking.

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Investors Support Clean Energy Fuels With $150 Million Investment

One of Clean Energy's LNG truck fueling stations in Port of Long Beach, Calif. (Photo by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has acquired $150 million from a group of investors, one of which is T. Boone Pickens, a founder of the company

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Ticks Upward

The environment for truckers remains modestly favorable with decent growth, capacity and pricing conditions as we enter 2012 -- but a severe capacity shortage that could significantly affect rates is less likely, thanks to a delay in new driver regulations, according to transportation forecasting firm FTR

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Gem City Adds Full-Service Truck Tire Center

Gem City Tire's new Sharonville, Ohio, store is a full-service truck tire and service location.

Gem City Tire, based in Dayton, Ohio, has opened its sixth full-service truck tire center in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Boosts Aluminum Truck Wheel Capacity

Last year, Accuride significantly enhanced its capacity to make aluminum wheels for the commercial vehicle industry.

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Gas, Oil Prices Start 2012 on an Upswing

Diesel prices are down as far as the national average, but are up in some regions of the country, and gasoline and crude oil prices both rose Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Equity Firm Buys Keen Transport

Los-Angeles based Platinum Equity has acquired Keen Transport Co., Carlisle, Pa., which includes Keen Transport Inc. and Cressler Trucking Inc

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Otter Tail Corp. Sells North Dakota-based Trucking Business to Texas Holding Company

On Dec. 29, Otter Tail Corp. announced it had sold its North Dakota-based trucking business, E.W. Wylie,

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro to Address MTA Convention & Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro will address the opening session of the 50th Anniversary Mid-West Truckers Association Convention and Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Feb. 3 in Peoria, Ill

Tags: Events

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

California Gasoline Consumption Down 2.0% in Q3, Diesel Up 6.6%

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0 percent in the third quarter and declined 2.1 percent in September. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6 percent in the third quarter and rose 7.0 percent in September compared to last year

Tags: Economy

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