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November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Marcus Beam Named 2011 Highway Angel of the Year

Marcus Beam, professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C.

The 2011 recipient of Highway Angel of the Year is Marcus Beam, a professional truck driver for Epes Transport System, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. Beam was chosen as the Highway Angel who best embodies the spirit of the program

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Grand Forks, N.D. Travel Center

Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel center in Grand Forks, N.D., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Huge Demand for TIGER Grants Highlights Need for More Transportation Investments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says overwhelming demand for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has once again far surpassed the available funding

Tags: Highways

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Transplace Receives Corporate U.S. Customs Broker's License

The Mexico division of Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, has become licensed as a U.S. Customs Broker

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

TA Kicks Off Annual St. Christopher Campaign

TravelCenters of America today launched their support of the 2011 customer and employee donation drive to benefit St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF).

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Sales Incentives for Business Class Models

Freightliner Trucks has announced its Work Smart Strong Finish Retail Sales program. It will be available beginning in Q4 2011

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Rewrite EOBR Rule to Address Court's Concerns

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not appeal the court decision vacating the electronic onboard recorder rule scheduled to take effect next June. Instead, it will address the court's concerns about driver harassment in a later rule

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Gains a Dime while Crude Slips Close to $98

Surging U.S. diesel exports are driving the current round of domestic price hikes. Fuel exports hit a new record in August at 895,000 barrels a day.

Diesel prices across the country rose over the past week to their highest average in nearly six months, the Department of Energy reported on Monday. The DOE's weekly price survey shows diesel just shy of four dollars at $$3.987 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Market Stays Strong through October

TransCore's North American Freight Index climbed 39% last month compared to October 2010. This was the highest same-month volume since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which drove spot-market demand to record levels in 2005

Tags: Economy

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Holland Launches New Proactive Service Alerts with Seasonal Freeze Protection

Holland has announced an improved Service Alert process that will inform customers about situations that may impact their supply chain

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Wallwork Kenworth Opens Minot, N.D. Location

Wallwork Kenworth has opened a new, 18,400 square-foot parts and service operation near U.S. Highway 2 in Minot, N.D

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Latest Data Show Truck Safety Progress

Doubles accounted for 3% of trucks involved in both fatal and non-fatal crashes

The latest truck safety data are in, and they show continued improvement. The number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes dropped 31% between 2007 to 2009, from 4,633 to 3,215, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a new report

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

St. Christopher Fund To Accept Scholarship Applications

The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund is accepting applications for a $10,000 scholarship that will go to a former professional truck driver whose medical problems led to being unable to drive a truck

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

October Class 8 Truck Sales Double Over Previous Year

U.S. retail sales of 17,424 Class 8 trucks in October were up from the 15,937 sold in September and double the number sold a year ago, when only 8,714 Class 8 trucks were sold in October 2010

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Truckstop Product Sales Index up 10%

Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 10% during the 2011 third quarter compared with a year earlier, led largely by growth in automotive product and hot dispensed beverage sales, according to the McLane-NATSO Index

November 14, 2011 - Industry News

Cyclist Tragedy Sparks Side Guard Debate in Canada

Olivia Chow thinks all trucks need side guards on their trailers and she is introducing a bill in Canada's Parliament to try to make it a reality

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Express Orders 'Reach' Aero, Lightweight Walk-In Vans from Utilimaster, Isuzu

FedEx Express has placed a "large" order for the Reach commercial van put into production last month by Utilimaster Corporation and Isuzu Commercial Truck. The vehicles, which claim 35% better fuel economy than standard walk-in vans, are to be delivered to FedEx by the end of this year

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Shortages Hit Nebraska, Surrounding States

Look for continued diesel shortages in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and the Dakotas over the next several more weeks

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Delays Keystone Pipeline

The Obama Administration last week announced that it wants a more environmentally friendly route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which will delay approval for as much as a year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Awards Top 50 Dealers Elite Status

Freightliner Trucks has awarded its top 50 dealer sales professionals "Elite" status through its annual Leland James Sales Achievement program

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Cass Truckload Index Shows Better Linehaul Rates

Truckload carriers continue to command prices that are well above those from a year ago, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2011 - Industry News

Groeneveld Expands U.S. Dealer Network

Groeneveld is based in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, but is growing its dealer network for automatic greasing systems in the U.S.

Groeneveld Group, a global supplier of automatic greasing systems and OilMaster oil management devices, is expanding its dealer network in the United States

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

Western Star Unveils Calendar

Western Star's movie-themed 2012 calendar is now available

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Forecasts for Commercial Vehicles Basically Unchanged

ACT Research says its forecasts for medium- and heavy-duty truck production remain essentially unchanged, forecasting 295,000 Class 8 truck production for 2012

Tags: Economy

November 11, 2011 - Industry News

CRST Launches Transcontinental Temperature Controlled Team Service

CRST International saw the temperature controlled team service as an opportunity to further extend its breadth of services.

CRST International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is offering a a new expedited Transcontinental Temperature Controlled Team Service

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