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December 6, 2011 - Industry News

ExxonMobil CEO: World Energy Demand Growth is Cause for Economic Optimism

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation

Future growth in world energy demand is a cause for optimism because it will signal economic recovery and progress, Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, said today

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Pacific Power Products Acquires Witham Truck Center

Pacific Power Products Company has completed the acquisition of Witham Truck Center of Medford, Ore. and has assumed daily operations of the Freightliner truck dealership and truck stop under its new name Pacific Truck Centers

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

November Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Weaker than Expected

North America Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for November surprised on the downside, coming in well below October actuals

Tags: Economy

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced today the federation has hired Karla Hulett as the group's new chief financial officer

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Committee Wraps Up Work on EOBR Recommendations

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee this week wrapped up work on recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on technical details of the pending electronic onboard recorder requirement

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Declines, Oil Stalls on S&P Warning about European Credit Ratings

National average diesel prices dipped 3.3 cents over the past week, according to the Department of Energy. It's weekly price survey for the week of Dec. 5 shows diesel sitting at $3.931 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Average U.S. DEF Pump Price Reaches $2.73 in November

Emissions analyst Integer Research published the national average price for DEF in the first edition of its new Diesel Exhaust Fluid pricing service, DEF Tracker

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Decline in November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27% from October to 20,400 units

Tags: Economy

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Telular Extends M2M Portfolio with SkyBitz Acquisition

Telular Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire SkyBitz, Inc. The combined companies will create the largest "pure player" asset tracking and management company in the world, Telular says

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Keller Names New CEO

James J. Keller, CEO J.J. Keller and Associates

J.J. Keller and Associates has a new CEO: James J. Keller, previously the company's president and COO, succeed his brother Robert L. Keller as president/CEO effective Jan 1, 2012

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

CRASH says New Safety Data Validates Need for New HOS Rule

In a press release issued Friday, the Truck Safety Coalition says truck crash fatalities rose to nearly 4000 in 2010, from 3,380 casualties in 2009

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Announces Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group

ALK Technologies, Inc., has formed a new business group, Enterprise Solutions, comprised of its PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck and CoPilot Live product lines, plus supporting map data, software tools and professional services

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

inthinc Launches Telematics and Fleet Management Webinar Series

inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. is launching a webinar series to discuss how to leverage telematics technology to improve fleet performance across a variety of industries and organizational structures

Tags: Events

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Wabash Names Truck-Lite Outstanding Supplier

Pictured let to right: Dick Giromini, President & CEO, Wabash National Corporation; Brian Kupchella, President & COO, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Jon Stineman, National Sales Director, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Mark Webber, CFO, Wabash National Corporation.

Wabash National Corporation recently selected Truck-Lite as a top supplier during its annual supplier conference for going above and beyond to meet increasing customer demand and maximized productivity

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

HOS Debate Hurting Rate Negotiations: FTR

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the December Trucking Update, declined to a reading of 3.4 in October, primarily due to further delay in the issuance of revised Hours of Service regulations

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Center In Gilman, Ill.

Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Gilman, Ill., on Dec. 5 featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 815 Highway 24 West at Exit 283 off Interstate 57

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Port of Savannah Connector

The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated Jimmy Deloach Parkway Connector, linking the Port directly to Interstate 95, got a big boost last week with the awarding of a $73 million contract for its construction

Tags: Intermodal

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Small Package Rates Going up by 4.9% in 2012

FedEx Corp will raise rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by a net average 4.9% next year, matching the 2011 increase

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Lays Wreaths on Air Force Veterans' Graves

Truckload Carriers Association conducted a special ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. to honor Air Force veterans who are interred at the Academy's cemetery

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

European Truck Makers Need Policy Integration to Maintain R&D Efforts, Product Development

Commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe are calling upon EU policy makers to further integrate the Union's policies for transport, industrial competitiveness and future innovation to help spur sustainable growth

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

CARB TRU Compliance Extension Application Forms now Available

Owner of reefer equipment unable to comply with the Dec. 31 2011 deadline due to delays in delivery, installation, or financing, reefer owners may apply for a compliance extension

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Greeley Truck Parts

FleetPride, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Greeley Truck Parts of Greeley, Colo

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study Shows Solid Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2012

CK Commercial Vehicle Research surveyed 64 representative small, medium and large for-hire as well as private and government fleets for its 2011 annual fleet study

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Getloaded Partners with National Association for Minority Truckers

Getloaded has launched a new, exclusive partnership with the National Association for Minority Truckers

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in Whitestown, Indiana

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Whitestown, Ind. Whitestown is the second Love's location recently opened in Indiana; Love's in Belleville opened Nov. 16

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