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January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Shows First Made-in-India Truck, with Entire Series to Follow

Daimler's new BharatBenz trucks are based on existing Daimler and Fuso vehicles.

The first product of Daimler AG's commercial-truck venture in the Indian subcontinent, a new BharatBenz brand heavy-duty vehicle, has been unveiled by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles. It heads a new series of heavy, medium- and light-duty trucks for the expanding Indian market

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

NATSO Names Chairman of the Board

Darrin Flitton was elected as NATSO's 2012 chairman of the board (Photo by NATSO)

Darrin Flitton has been elected as the 2012 chairman for NATSO, the national trade association that represents truckstops and travel plazas

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

WIT Taking Nominations for 2012 "Influential Woman in Trucking" Award

Nominations for the second annual Influential Woman in Trucking award can be submitted at womenintrucking2012.org (Photo by Women in Trucking Association)

For the second year in a row, the Women in Trucking Association and Navistar will recognize one woman with the 2012 award for "Influential Woman in Trucking.

January 4, 2012 - Industry News

Investors Support Clean Energy Fuels With $150 Million Investment

One of Clean Energy's LNG truck fueling stations in Port of Long Beach, Calif. (Photo by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has acquired $150 million from a group of investors, one of which is T. Boone Pickens, a founder of the company

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Ticks Upward

The environment for truckers remains modestly favorable with decent growth, capacity and pricing conditions as we enter 2012 -- but a severe capacity shortage that could significantly affect rates is less likely, thanks to a delay in new driver regulations, according to transportation forecasting firm FTR

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Gem City Adds Full-Service Truck Tire Center

Gem City Tire's new Sharonville, Ohio, store is a full-service truck tire and service location.

Gem City Tire, based in Dayton, Ohio, has opened its sixth full-service truck tire center in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Boosts Aluminum Truck Wheel Capacity

Last year, Accuride significantly enhanced its capacity to make aluminum wheels for the commercial vehicle industry.

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Gas, Oil Prices Start 2012 on an Upswing

Diesel prices are down as far as the national average, but are up in some regions of the country, and gasoline and crude oil prices both rose Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Equity Firm Buys Keen Transport

Los-Angeles based Platinum Equity has acquired Keen Transport Co., Carlisle, Pa., which includes Keen Transport Inc. and Cressler Trucking Inc

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Otter Tail Corp. Sells North Dakota-based Trucking Business to Texas Holding Company

On Dec. 29, Otter Tail Corp. announced it had sold its North Dakota-based trucking business, E.W. Wylie,

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Ferro to Address MTA Convention & Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro will address the opening session of the 50th Anniversary Mid-West Truckers Association Convention and Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Feb. 3 in Peoria, Ill

Tags: Events

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

California Gasoline Consumption Down 2.0% in Q3, Diesel Up 6.6%

In California, gasoline consumption decreased 2.0 percent in the third quarter and declined 2.1 percent in September. Diesel fuel consumption increased 6.6 percent in the third quarter and rose 7.0 percent in September compared to last year

Tags: Economy

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Gas, Diesel, Jet Fuel are Top U.S. Exports

America is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Supervisor Jailed for Accepting Bribes

A DOT official in New York State was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to felony bribe-taking

January 2, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

A late-year surge in trailer orders kick starts 2012.

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

Tags: Economy

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Hikes Truck Tolls January 1

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, new toll rates and other changes take effect at Maryland's toll facilities

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Tolling Begins Today on Seattle's Highway 520 Bridge

Tolling on one of the state's busiest bridges is set to begin Thursday, but state transportation officials are expecting traffic on the route to be much lighter than usual

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Secretary of Energy to Deliver Keynote Address at Green Truck Summit

United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5 at The Work Truck Show 2012

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Containerized Exports up 5.8%, Asian Imports Almost Flat

The 3.7% gain in overall U.S. international ocean container volume follows an 11.8% year-over-year increase in 2010. Photo by Maersk Lines.

U.S. international containerized trade grew about 3.7% in 2011, a sharp slowdown from double-digit gains from the year before, according to preliminary figures from PIERS

Tags: Intermodal

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Wins Grand Prize in TCI's "12 Days of Christmas" Promotion

Ron Phares of Springfield, Ill wins TCI's "12 Days of Christmas" promotion.

Ron Phares of Springfield, IL, was drawn as the grand-prize winner of Illinois-based Truck Centers, Inc.'s "12 Days of Christmas" promotion

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Expects Strong Start to 2012

Commercial trailer net orders surged in November, with 28,393 trailers added to the order board

Tags: Economy

December 28, 2011 - Industry News

Poll Finds Tolls More Popular Than Higher Fuel Taxes

In a Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 adults, 58% of respondents said they would rather pay tolls if and when they use a particular lane or highway, rather than paying higher fuel taxes

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Study: Early Cellphone Safety Studies Likely Overestimated Crash Risk

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Drops 4 Cents a Gallon, Gasoline and Crude Oil each Gain

In its fifth straight weekly decline, diesel prices dropped 3.7 cents this week in the Department of Energy's weekly price survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Motorcoach Drivers May be Next to Get New HOS Rules

First, airline pilots were handed a new set of HOS rules. Then trucking got new marching orders from FMCSA. Bus drivers may be next. FMCSA has published a public listening session notice for motorcoach HOS

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