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October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Economic Panel Sees Mixed Forecast for Trucking, Economy

Stuart Varney moderates an economic panel during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference.

LAS VEGAS - A panel discussion on the economy indicated that the economy and trucking will continue to see slow but steady growth of around 2% GDP through 2013, barring something like a total financial crisis in the Eurozone or the unlikely aspect of Congress driving the country over the "financial cliff" looming at the end of the year

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Safe Fleets

LAS VEGAS - Volvo Trucks honored two fleets with its 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Honors Year's Best in Trucking

LAS VEGAS - American Trucking Associations acknowledged some of the industry's finest performances during the federation's annual Management Conference and Exhibition to recognize the winners of several of the industry's most important honors

Tags: Events

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Selects XRS for America's Road Team Truck Fleet Optimization and Compliance

LAS VEGAS - For the first time, America's Road Team will be using electronic logs in the American Trucking Associations' Interstate One truck

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Slightly

The slow downward trend of diesel and gasoline prices seems to have halted this week

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Acquisition By TPG

Investcorp is selling heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer FleetPride Inc. to global investment firm TPG

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

England Logistics Receives 3PL Samaritan Award

The Transportation Intermediaries Association announced that England Logistics Inc. is the recipient of the 2012 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award.

Tags: Events

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

East Coast Truck and Trailer Becomes New Vipar HD Stockholder

East Coast Truck and Trailer Inc. in Brockton, Mass, is the newest stockholder to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors.

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens First "Fast Fill" CNG Facility for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Love's Travel Stops opened its first compressed natural gas fuel facility designed for rapid fueling of heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Expands in Texas

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, announced the opening of its newest Petro:Lube Truck Service facility located at Petro Carl's Corner at I-35E, Exit 374 in Hillsboro, Texas

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Stands by Driver Fitness Measurement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it has long acknowledged shortcomings in its CSA program, but will continue to enforce elements of the program that have come under criticism

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports to Increase 9.9% in October

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 9.9% in October as merchants wrap up the annual shipping cycle for holiday merchandis

Tags: Intermodal

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

Professional Truck Driver Honored for Helping Flustered Motorist

Marvin Garvey of Hampstead, N.C., has been honored by the Truckload Carriers Association as a Highway Angel for showing compassion to a stranded motorist

October 9, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Names SmartWay Excellence Award Winners

LAS VEGAS - The Environmental Protection Agency handed out its first SmartWay Excellence Awards since it significantly revamped how it grades carriers in its program

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Touts Market Share, Global Reach

LAS VEGAS -- In a press briefing during the American Trucking Associations' Management and Exhibition Conference in Las Vegas, Daimler truck executives expressed optimism for the future of truck orders, noting the company is leading in market share in the U.S

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

LMTA's Gautreaux Wins ATA President's TAEC Leadership Award

LAS VEGAS -- Cathy Gautreaux was named the winner of the American Trucking Associations President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award during the group's annual Management Conference & Exhibition Monday

Tags: Events

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

ATA's Graves: Fleets Facing Crossroad Choices

LAS VEGAS - Although the road ahead for the trucking industry as a whole is looking up, for each individual fleet, the road is not only beset with cracks and potholes of regulatory and policy matters, but also heading toward many forks and intersections that fleets must navigate carefully, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, during the group's annual Management Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas Monday

Tags: Events

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Drivewyze Offers Commercial Vehicle Bypass Service in Rhode Island

Rhode Island recently became the 13th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear, a new bypass service provided through smartphone, tablet and select onboard computer technologies

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Appoints Intrieri, Rachesky to Board

In response to complaints from major investors, Navistar International has named Vincent J. Intrieri and Mark H. Rachesky to the company's board of directors

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

New ATA Paper Says Fatigued Driving Exaggerated

In a new white paper, American Trucking Associations sets the record straight about the involvement of fatigue in large truck crashes, saying anti-trucking industry interest groups wildly exaggerate its role in crashes

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Expands Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced an expanded version of its Pre-Employment Screening Program, making it easier for more motor carrier companies, with the driver's consent, to access PSP records

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

CSA, Hours-of-Service Top List of Concerns in Annual Trucking Survey

LAS VEGAS - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability tops the American Transportation Research Institute's list of top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking industry for the first time in ATRI's annual survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Class 8 Preliminary Net Orders Remain Soft in September

North America heavy-duty GVW Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for September remained soft, according to the ACT Research

Tags: Economy

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Jeff Foxworthy Named Keynote Speaker for The Work Truck Show 2013

Jeff Foxworthy is The Work Truck Show 2013 keynote entertainer. He will address attendees of the President's Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 7.

Jeff Foxworthy will serve as the keynote entertainer at The Work Truck Show 2013

Tags: Events

October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Continue ATA Image Program Sponsorships

The Road Team travels the country with this Volvo VNL 780 and the American Trucking Associations' Image Trailer, delivering messages about the highway safety and the essential nature of America's trucking industry.

LAS VEGAS - Volvo Trucks announced its ongoing support for America's Road Team and Mack Trucks announced it will once again sponsor the Share the Road program in 2013

Tags: Events

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