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February 23, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Daimler's Vehicle Lineup as GHG14 Compliant

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified Daimler Trucks North America's complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium-duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas 2014 regulations.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Appoints Director Of Government Affairs

Fred Anderky is Bendix's new director of government affairs.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems appointed Fred Andersky as director of government affairs

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

Temperature-Controlled Transportation Study Explores Shipper Challenges

RWI Transportation's 2012 Temperature-Controlled Transportation Report delves into the challenges of temperature-controlled transportation and the strategies shippers use to overcome these challenges.

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Volvo XE13 Powertrain Wins Truck Writers' Technical Achievement Award

The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) have recognized the Volvo XE13 powertrain package as the top technical achievement for 2011. The award presentation took place yesterday at the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Tampa, Fla

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

TMC Honors Five with Silver Spark Plug Award

The Technology & Maintenance Council bestowed its Silver Spark Plug Award on five active members during the group's annual meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

New Definition of Tank Vehicle Will Affect CDL Endorsement Requirement

A change in the official definition of a "tank vehicle" has led to confusion about who needs a tank truck endorsement on a commercial driver's license

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

EOBR Listening Session Set for Mid-America Trucking Show

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show on how electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The session, scheduled for 10 a.m. March 23 at the show site in Louisville, Ky., is part of the agency's revised approach to writing a new EOBR rule

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Completes Race Transporter Expansion

Kentucky Trailer significantly expanded its capacity to produce complete race transporters for the motorsports market under the brand Kentucky High Tech Performance Trailers

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Swift to Pay Port of Los Angeles $4 Million

Swift Transportationwill pay $4 million to the Port of Los Angeles to resolve a disagreement regarding the port's Clean Trucks Program

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

CEO of Bolt Express Acquires Strike Logistics, Forms Bolt Holdings

Ben Bauman, owner and CEO of Bolt Express, acquired Strike Logistics and formed Bolt Holdings, a shared services model that will provide back office support to Bauman's two operating groups, Bolt Express and the newly acquired Strike Logistics

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Aim NationaLease Acquires Schmidt NationaLease In Ohio

Aim NationaLease purchased Schmidt NationaLease in Perrysburg (Toledo), Ohio

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Joint-Venture Partnership in Central America

Cummins Inc. and Grupo Laeisz announced a joint-venture partnership to distribute and service Cummins engines, generators, and parts in a region that includes Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras. The new Cummins Centroamerica will be an 80/20 joint venture

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J To Acquire Western Petroleum

Pilot Flying J will acquire Western Petroleum, which has operations largely targeted toward the Rocky Mountain states, the southern states and the northern plains

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner Launches 70-Year Celebration

Freightliner Trucks launched a new website, freightlinertrucks.com/70years, to kick off its 70-year anniversary celebration

February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Detours Planned in Western North Dakota Oil Cities

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced plans to detour heavy traffic around several cities in the state's western oil patch.

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Sees Wide-Base Tire Acceptance Reaching Tipping Point

Wide-base single tires have been in service for more than a decade, and Michelin says customer acceptance has never been stronger. Demand for the lighter, more fuel-efficient tires has grown exponentially in recent years, and Michelin believes customer acceptance has finally reached the tipping point

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Celebrates First Anniversary of Commercial Service Network

Michelin recently enhanced its ONCall Emergency Road Service by increasing notifications during an event.

The Michelin Commercial Service Network has been up and running for one full year and it has already more than doubled its nationwide coverage

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Rise, Worries About Greece and Iran Drive up Oil Prices

The average U.S. diesel price is up by 1.7 cents this week to an 11-week high of $3.96 per gallon from $3.943 last week, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its weekly fuel update, and crude oil prices are the highest in in nine months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

OnRamp Transportation Services Adds New Location, New Jobs

OnRamp Transportation Services, a transportation equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services company, is hiring up to a dozen employees in preparation for the grand opening of its new heavy trailer and truck parts and service cente

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

3M, Chesapeake Energy Partner to Create CNG Tank Technology

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. will collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas tanks for use in all sectors of the U.S. transportation market, starting with commercial vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2012 - Industry News

Dana More than Doubles Earnings per Share in 2011

Dana Holding Corp. had a full-year net income of $219 million, compared to $11 million the previous year. Diluted adjusted earnings per share more than doubled to $1.66 from 79 cents in 2010, and sales increased 24% year-over-year to $7.6 billion

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Results of Largest Ever Fuel Economy Benchmarking Study Released

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released the results of its first fleet fuel efficiency study, representing 75,000 OTR tractors and 130,000 53-ft trailers from eight fleets

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Offers 90-Day 25,000-Mile Warranty

Arrow Truck Sales introduced the ConfidencePlus Comprehensive Coverage Program, a 90-day, 25,000-mile warranty program available on 2005 or newer Class 8 and medium-duty trucks

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens New Travel Center In Canada

Pilot Flying Jopened a new Pilot Travel Center in Lancaster, Ontario. The travel center is located at 20382 Old Highway 2 at Exit 814 off Highway 401

February 20, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names Director of Fleet Sales

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems named Todd Swales director of fleet sales

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