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May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Stars in Fox Sports Network's "Motorhead Garage"

Sam Memmolo (left) and Dave Bowman host Motorhead Garage, which will feature Inland Truck Parts in an upcoming episode.

Inland Truck Parts' Kansas City store will be featured on Fox Sports Network's "Motorhead Garage" TV series in an upcoming "Big Rig" episode

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

YRC Freight Announces Driver Hiring Initiative

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, plans to hire 200 over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S.

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Central Freight Denies Age Discrimination Following Lawsuit Settlement

After agreeing to pay $400,000 to eight former dockworkers to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Central Freight Lines Inc. released a statement denying discrimination and saying the settlement was only to avoid the costs of further litigation

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

The core of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's strategic plan for the next five years is to press ahead with rules and reforms it already has under way

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

ND DOT Adopts Federal Guidelines for Former Military Drivers

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is now allowing members of the military to apply commercial driving experience obtained while in the military to acquire a North Dakota CDL

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Named Healthy Trucking Fleet

The first-ever Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group at their headquarters in Indianapolis

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Names VP to Head Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. named Greg Kern the new vice president of the company's Imperial Group business unit

May 15, 2012 - Industry News

FTR: Trucking Industry Seeing Relatively Good Recovery

The trucking industry, at least for the short term, is experiencing good recovery, according to FTR Associates Senior Consultant Noel Perry. The recovery has maybe a year and a half or two years to go, he said during FTR's "State of Freight" webinar

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Keep Falling, Greek Economy Affects Oil Prices

Diesel and gasoline prices dropped for the fifth straight week, but oil prices continue to fall due to concerns over Europe, particularly Greece's economy. Diesel fuel prices dropped by by an average of 5.3 cents to $4.004 a gallon, according the the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel upsate. This is the lowest the average price of diesel has been since late February.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia DMV "Troops to Trucks" Program Puts Veterans to Work

Through the new Troops to Trucks program, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is joining forces with the military and transportation-related businesses to put former servicemen and women and National Guard and Reserves members to work in the transportation industry

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Horton Adds Two QuickShip Warehouse Locations

Horton has added warehouse locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Grand Prairie, Texas, to its QuickShip warehouse program. Including the two new locations, the program now integrates eight warehouses for one- or two-day delivery throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Boston Announces Daytime Hazmat Ban

The City of Boston announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through the city between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The mayor's office is also considering a recommendation for an evening ban.

The Massachusetts transportation department announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through Boston between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., a move that trucking interests say could worsen safety, not improve it

Tags: Highways

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Steadies in March

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for March did not show much change from the previous month. The index currently stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition for shippers that is expected to persist until the onset of the busy fall shipping season

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

TruckingOffice Acquires HammerLane Software

TruckingOffice will acquire HammerLane Software, a longtime provider of desktop applications for owner-operators, leased fleets and full fleets in the trucking industry

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Highway Bill Conferees Face Daunting Schedule

House and Senate conferees last week began work on the highway bill under considerable pressure of time and necessity. Counting today, the conferees have 19 working days left before the current extension expires June 30. Their staffs, who do much of the detail work in the conference process, probably will be working close to 24-7

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Forbes Lists Old Dominion, Marten Among Most Trustworthy Companies

Old Dominion Freight Line and Marten Transport have been named two of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Adds Shorepower Pedestals in Weed, Calif.

The Pilot Travel Center at Exit 745 on I-5 in Weed, Calif., has added shorepower pedastals.

Plug-in power is now available at the Pilot Travel Center at Exit 745 on I-5 in Weed in Northern California

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Central Freight Lines will pay $400,000 to eight former dockworkers to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces Weight Loss Showdown Winners

Before and After: Hirschbach driver Carl Bailey went from 227 to 169 pounds -- 26% of his body weight.

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that in its Weight Loss Showdown, Carl Bailey of Fair Play, Mo., took the top honor for individuals and Prime, Inc. of Springfield, Mo., won the company contest

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Northwood University Offers Aftermarket Scholarship Program

Northwood University has developed a scholarship program for the children of aftermarket professionals

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Bauer Truck Repair Named HDA Truck Pride's Truck Service Expert of the Year

The award was presented by Mark Willis (center right) to Matt Bauer (center left) at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. He was joined by Greg Valant (left) and Rick Simon (right) of Keystone Spring, his sponsoring member.

HDA Truck Pride named Bauer Truck Repair in Shippenville, Penn., the 2011 Truck Service Expert of the Year

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Caterpillar to Sell Majority Interest in Third-Party Logistics Business

Platinum Equity is acquiring a 65% equity stake in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC, the third-party logistics division of its wholly owned subsidiary Caterpillar Logistics Inc

May 11, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Extends Relationship with BNSF Railway

The new agreement between Schneider and BNSF Railway stipulates that the railroad will continue to be a primary rail provider for the fleet.

BNSF Railway will continue to be one of Schneider National's primary rail providers under a new, multiyear agreement

Tags: Intermodal

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

University of Maryland Announces Choptank Transport Business Scholarship

Scott Jarrett, corporate training manager, Choptank Transport (left) with Brian Shook, executive director for alumni engagement and philanthropy, University of Maryland.

Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Preston, Md., has finalized a scholarship endowment program with the University of Maryland

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

NationLease Names New President

Dean Vicha has been named President of NationaLease, a full-service truck leasing organization

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