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May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Roadrunner to Open Two Northeast LTL Outbound Terminals

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Ranking Shows Continued Global Reductions in Diesel Sulfur Limits

The International Fuel Quality Center has ranked the top 100 countries based on sulfur limits in on-road diesel and found that 44 countries can now boast that their on-road diesel fuel is the cleanest in the world

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 30, 2012 - Industry News

March Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Exceeds $85 Billion for First Time

Surface trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.2% higher in March 2012 than in March 2011, totaling $85.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

New Vehicle Registrations Up 26% from 1Q 2011

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3-8 vehicles for the first quarter of 2012 were up 26.6% to 129,755 units from the 102,521 units registered during the first quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Prices at the Pump Keep Dropping; Oil Falls Due to Weakening Spanish Economy

Diesel and gasoline prices have declined for the sixth straight week, according the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell due to concerns over Spain's weakening economy and large debt

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Adds Second Concert

James Wesley, who has opened for country stars Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift, will perform at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree July 13 at 7 p.m.

A second free concert, artist James Wesley, has been added to the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, an event that celebrates America's truck drivers. The 33rd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 12-13, 2012 at Iowa 80 Truckstop

Tags: Events

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Holding Inc. Receives Paw of Approval Award

Horton Holding Inc. was given the Paw of Approval Award for extraordinary accomplishments in CO2 reductions. Given annually to a local business, the 2012 award was presented by Polar Bears International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to polar bear conservation, and by the Como Zoo and its partner Como Friends.

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Government Legislates End to Canadian Pacific Strike

CP yards, like Regina Sask., could begin emptying out as early as the weekend, but resumption of full service could take several weeks. Photo by Jim Park

As the labor dispute at Canadian Pacific Railway enters its eighth day, Canadian federal labor minister, Lisa Raitt has tabled back-to-work legislation that could force striking workers back to their jobs as early as Thursday

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Adds Three Field Representatives

Joining Phillips as Territory Sales Managers are (from left) Nick Chelman in the Southeast, Kent Crymes in the Southern region and Thomas Lewis in the South Atlantic region.

Phillips Industries has added three new Territory Sales Managers in its effort to put more people in the field representing the company with sales and technical support

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Open Seven New Locations

Pilot Flying J announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Orders Demco Express to Shut Down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and Demco Trans Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Republic Diesel Opens Louisville, Ky., Location

Republic Diesel Inc. has opened a new parts distribution facility in Louisville, Ky., at 4670 Jennings Lane

May 29, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Used Truck Volumes Down, Pricing Up in April

Used truck prices are staying high thanks to sharp increases in the cost of new trucks. Photo by Jim Park

April saw a turnaround in the trend of the prior two months in the used Class 8 truck market as volumes sank and pricing rose, according to State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Time for Comments on Proposed Safety Measurement System

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a 60-day extension of the time that motor carriers have to comment on proposed improvements to the agency's proposed Safety Measurement System. The comment period now runs through July 30

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Pays Tribute to Military Heroes During Memorial Day Ride for Freedom

Volvo Trucks will rode to the nation's capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder - Ride for Freedom rally.

Volvo Trucks rode to the nation's capital during Memorial Day weekend as part of the Rolling Thunder - Ride for Freedom rally

Tags: Events

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Wabash National Begins Production of Carbon Steel Vacuum Tankers

Weighing in at 16,750 lbs., vacuum tankers built by Wabash National are primarily used by customers in the oil and gas industry for fracking operations.

Wabash National Corp. announced production of its first carbon steel vacuum tanker, designed to transport bulk non-hazardous liquids primarily for the oil and gas industry. The new product offering will add up to 60 additional jobs for Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind.

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems wins Pace Award

The Pace award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance

Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems was named a 2012 Automotive News Pace (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner for its Compliant Tie Rod and Dampening System with PerfecTrak Technology

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Leaders: Companies Need to Evolve to Survive

Transportation companies need to migrate and evolve as a matter of survival, said Derek Leathers, President and COO of Werner Enterprises, during his keynote address at the 8th annual ALK Transportation Technology Summit this month

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Troopers Seek Driver Help in Stopping Crime

With the the Ohio State Highway Patrol's newly launched Truck Shield program, truck drivers can assist patrol by acting as extra sets of eyes and ears on the road

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

California I-5 Projects to Cause Northbound Freeway Closure Tonight

Caltrans is investing close to $1.6 billion dollars in a five-year project to improve northern segments along the I-5 between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line.

Improvements to California's I-5 corridor will cause closures, including the full closure of northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road tonight beginning at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. tomorrow, says the California Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

May 25, 2012 - Industry News

Taxing Natural Gas Trucks Will Pose a Challenge

As interstate trucking operations have been expressing increasing interest in using liquefied natural gas in their trucks, the American Trucking Associations' state law experts say widespread adoption of LNG will pose a large challenge to fuel tax administrators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Housing, Manufacturing Numbers Good News for Trucking

Two key economic indicators that affect trucking freight, housing starts and industrial production, exceeded expectations in April

Tags: Economy

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Natural Gas Future Has Potential, Report Says

Today, approximately 1,000 CNG stations in the U.S. compete with approximately 120,000 retail gasoline locations. That is a Ratio of one CNG station for every 120 retail gasoline stations.

A recently released natural gas analysis from TIAX LLC predicts the opportunity for the compressed-natural-gas fueling market will grow steadily over the next few years

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Texas DOT Planning for Freight Boom From Panama Canal expansion

Saying the state is in a "unique position" to take advantage of the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking steps to make sure the Lone Star State is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity

Tags: Intermodal

May 24, 2012 - Industry News

Fontaine Modification Makes Engineering Personnel Changes

Fontaine Modification, provider of custom truck modification services, has made several personnel changes

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