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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

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adds Cargo Vans, Straight Trucks to Demand Critical Fleet

U.S. Xpress is adding smaller capacity vehicles in response to customer demand for greater shipping flexibility

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Fuso Shows Electric, Hybrid Trucks That Might Come to the States

The Canter cab and body are lifted to reveal components of Fuso's new light/medium-duty Eco diesel-electric parallel hybrid at Tokyo Motor Show. The system might be employed later in Freightliner M2 trucks. (Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand)

The Tokyo Motor Show was the venue for introduction of a pair of hybrid-drive systems and a full-electric vehicle by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. While there are no plans to sell the trucks in the U.S., the systems or some of their components might someday appear in Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from Daimler Trucks North America, Mitsubishi Fuso's sister company in the states

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA Wraps Up Montreal Cargo Securement Forum

The North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum provides an opportunity to resolve discrepancies through discussion and study. Photo by Jim Park

CVSA's semi-annual North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum was held in Montreal, Que. this week. About 75 people attended from various branches of the enforcement and regulatory community, carriers, equipment makers and suppliers

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Board of Directors Approves Reverse Stock Split

YRC Worldwide Inc. held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders Nov. 30, in Overland Park, Kan., where the company's board of directors to effect a reverse stock split of YRC Worldwide's common stock

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

100,000 DD Engines and Counting

Detroit Diesel marked the production of the 100,000th engine to come off the DD Platform assembly line at its Redford, Mich., manufacturing facility

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Hearing Raises Political Profile of Hours Rule

A new piece of information emerged from yesterday's hearing on the pending hours of service rule. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro said that preliminary estimates show a possible uptick in truck-related fatalities, from 3,360 in 2009 to "approaching 4,000" in 2010

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Continues Year-to-Year Gains

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 13.8 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010, totaling $77.7 billion.

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

Recalculating ... J.D. Powers Reports High Incidence of Customer Dissatisfaction with Vehicle Navigation Systems

Vehicle owners are experiencing a high number of problems with factory-installed navigation systems, primarily with routing quality and system usability

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

Hino, Allison Sign Long-Term Exclusivity Agreement

Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission, Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement making Allison the preferred and exclusive transmission for all current and future Hino conventional trucks in the United States

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Opens Texas Office

Con-way Multimodal is opening a new branch office in Frisco, Texas, a growing suburb of Dallas

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Occupy Movement Targets West Coast Ports

The Occupy movement says it will sponsor demonstrations at several coastal port facilities, with the intention being to shut down all of the major gateways

Tags: Intermodal

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Men Versus Machine: World's Strongest Athletes Battle Mack's Titan

The Truck Pull competition at The Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition, held in Charlotte, NC.

You don't often see a Mack Titan on the end of a hook, but at The Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition, the hook is a place of honor

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out More Than $215 Million to Repair Damaged Roads and Bridges

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Biodiesel Industry Sets Production Record

The U.S. biodiesel industry has set a new annual production record, producing more than 802 million gallons of biodiesel in plants from Florida to Iowa to Washington state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Bergstrom's Jack Shaffer Re-Elected HDMA Chairman

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has elected its 2012 slate of officers and governors. Jack Shaffer, president and CEO of Bergstrom, has been re-elected for a second term and is 2012 chairman of the HDMA Board of Directors

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Trucks Announces Design Competition

Freightliner Trucks is opening its doors to fresh ideas through its "Design the Future of Pride & Profit" truck design contest

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Plans Third Annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel

The Women In Trucking Association is making plans for its third annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel, to be held in Louisville, Ky., on March 24, 2012, at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Third Mexican Carrier Clears Safety Audit

A third Mexican carrier, Moises Alvarez Perez, has cleared a pre-authorization safety audit for long-distance service across the border under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border pilot program

November 28, 2011 - Industry News

Hours Rule Will Get More Hill Scrutiny

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, will hold a hearing to look into the proposed hours of service regulations.

The pending hours of service revision will get more congressional scrutiny at a House hearing scheduled for Wednesday

November 27, 2011 - Industry News

Two Sentenced in SC Johnson Transportation Kickback Case

[CORRECTED] The former transportation director of SC Johnson & Son Inc. has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding the company of millions of dollars in inflated transportation charges

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