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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

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Supports "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" - Stay Alert or Stay Off the Road

The National Transportation Safety Board has thrown its full support behind Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, 2011

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Tops $95 on Monday, Diesel Slides Half a Cent from Last Week

Diesel prices have retreated slightly for the first time in a month, while oil prices are on the rise, pushed by higher seasonal demand and hints of stability in the eurozone

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 7, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee Will Vote on Highway Bill This Week

The MAP-21 bill would create a new National Freight Network Program, which would provide funds to states to improve cargo movement and intermodal connectors.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on a two-year, $109 billion highway reauthorization bill this week. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), as the bill is called, is intended to preserve current spending levels

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

House GOP Bill Would Tap Energy Production to Fund Infrastructure Spending

House Republicans plan to introduce a multiyear surface transportation reauthorization bill that would expand domestic energy production to pay for transportation infrastructure. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said he hopes to pass the bill before the end of the year

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Sutley Outlines Role, Challenges for Clean Diesel in Clean Energy Economy

Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

Clean diesel will play an important role in America's new clean energy economy says Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, said during her keynote dinner address at the annual meeting of the Diesel Technology Forum

November 6, 2011 - Industry News

Cass October Freight Index Shows Volumes Down, Expenditures Up

Year-over-year growth still consistent, but month-to-month momentum is missing: Cass Freight Index.

The October Cass Freight Index report shows shipment volumes increased by 2% over last October, but decreased by 10% compared to September. Even with the decrease in volume, Cass says rates paid by shippers were up significantly in the same period.

Tags: Economy

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