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November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Quarles Adding Natural Gas Fueling

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has partnered with Quarles Petroleum, a Mid-Atlantic fleet fuel station operator, to add natural gas fueling services at selected Quarles station locations

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Washington State Has New Tool to Check for HOS Violations

The Washington State Patrol's Commercial Vehicle Division is using automated license plate readers to help it find drivers violating hours of service rules

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee First Out of Chute with Highway Bill

Last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported out a bill that would reauthorize the federal highway program for two years. One move does not make a chess game, but it's a welcome developmen

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Suit Filed Over New Truck Fuel Economy Standards

A legal firm representing a group of small trucking and construction business owners in California has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the federal government's new fuel-economy standards for heavy duty and medium duty vehicles

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Sets Goals to Increase Operating Margin

Olof Persson

Growth potential in Volvo Group's existing business, combined with higher cost efficiency, give the company the potential to increase its operating margin by at least 3 percentage points, according to President and CEO Olof Persson

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: Freight Shipments Rose 0.9% in September from August

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.9% in September from August, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Investment Firm Buys TruckPro, Plans Expansion

Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of TruckPro Inc. from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management and plans to turn it into a nationwide concern

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Rises 1.1%

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 1.1% in October after three consecutive months of negative numbers, offsetting the 1% decline in September

Tags: Economy

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Reflects Tighter Capacity, Higher Rates

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index fell in September by 0.9 points from the previous month, signaling tightening trucking capacity

Tags: Economy

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

ABF Launches Global Expedited LCL/LTL

ABF has expanded its global offerings to include Ocean LTL, a single-contact, expedited less-than-container-load/less-than-truckload supply chain solution for customers who import from manufacturing centers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Tags: Intermodal

November 9, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins to Offer Urea Dosing for Asian, Russian Markets

Cummins Emission Solutions, a division of Cummins Inc., is in the advanced development stages of a new urea dosing system - the EcoFit Urea Dosing System

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Economic Growth Projections, Sees Crude at $100 for 2011, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the U.S. average refiner acquisition cost of crude oil to remain relatively flat for the next year, averaging about $100 per barrel in 2011 and 2012

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Wabash National Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers

Wabash National recognized key suppliers during its annual supplier conference. Sixteen awards were presented to the company's top suppliers who went above and beyond to meet increasing customer demand and maximize productivity

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Decline in November

With most holiday season merchandise already on its way to store shelves, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports has started to decline for the fall

Tags: Intermodal

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer in Michigan

Great Dane Trailers has added Royal Truck and Trailer to its extensive dealer network

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Delivers 1,000th Natural Gas Truck

Daimler Trucks North America delivered its 1,000th natural gas truck. It says it's the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to achieve such a milestone

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Intermodal Volume Posts Year-over-Year Gains for Seventh-Straight Quarter

Domestic container volume posted its strongest growth of the year in Q3 2011, according to IANA'sIntermodal Market Trends & Statistics report released today

Tags: Intermodal

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Yara Opens New DEF Terminal in Houston

Yara North America Inc. has opened a new Diesel Exhaust Fluid storage terminal in Houston, Texas, with the arrival of its first shipment of Air1 DEF from the company's plant in Sluiskil, Netherlands

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

UPS Gears Up for Holiday Logistics

UPS's holiday logistical miracle will be bigger and better than ever this year, with global package volume increasing and U.S. residents gaining the ability for the first time to control their deliveries

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

The Bulldog Brings Holiday Cheer to Our Nation's Capitol

The 2011 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a 65-foot white fir, leaves the Stanislaus National Forest aboard the custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model, starting its journey through California and across the country to Washington, D.C.

A cheerfully decorated Mack Pinnacle model is trekking cross-country this holiday season with a 65-foot white fir tree in tow. Destination: Washington, D.C

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Biodiesel Standard Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a request from the oil and chemical industry to strike down the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In refusing to hear the case, the Court has Affirmed EPA's renewable fuels standard

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Q3 Profit Soars on Rising Fuel Sales, Lower Costs

Truck-stop operator TravelCenters of America LLC said Monday its third-quarter profit surged fourfold on higher fuel sales and lower costs

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and L. B. to Ban 2006 and Older Trucks, Discontinue Clean Truck Fee

Beginning January 1, 2012 trucks with an engine year of 2006 and older will be banned from both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Supports Truckers Against Trafficking

In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America's roadways, Pilot Flying J has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to expand education for employees and outreach to customers

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Acquires Challenge Transportation

Comtrak Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of Hub Group, Inc. has acquired certain assets of Challenge Transportation, an intermodal drayage carrier headquartered in Newark, NJ

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