October 6, 2011 - Industry News
There are high hope in Michigan that the proposal to build a new international bridge will take a step forward sometime this month
Frozen Food Express Industries will no longer provide dry freight services via a dedicated fleet of dry van trailers, but will maintain limited service via the company's temperature-controlled trailers
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. has announced the roll out of Menlo Transportation Services, its next-generation transportation management portfolio
The Department of Transportation has selected Teletrac to provide fleet tracking and Hours of Service software to FMCSA for its United States - Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking pilot program
Citing the need to rid the state's highways of tire debris, Michigan State Representative Douglas Geiss would like to see a fee of five dollars tacked on to all retreaded tires to cover the cost
President Obama has intervened in stalled contract negotiations with locomotive engineers from several freight railroads in order to head off a potential strike.
Pilot Flying J has signed an agreement with Shorepower Technologies to install anti-idling technology at five California truck stops one in Texas
Love's Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in DeMotte, Ind. Featuring an Arby's restaurant.
Thomas Built Buses recognized its top dealers of the year at its annual dealer meeting in Greensboro, N.C. on October 4, 2011, naming Whayne Power Systems, of Whayne Supply Company in Louisville, Ky. the top dealer
TransCore's second annual Carrier Benchmark Survey shows that to date in 2011, carriers' monthly revenue was on average $1,607, or 10%, higher per truck than in 2010
October 5, 2011 - Industry News
TEC of California, Inc. has opened a new premium, purpose-built heavy-duty trucks dealership facility in La Mirada, California
Do you know a truck driver who has performed a heroic deed? Don't miss the deadline to recognize drivers who put themselves in harm's way to save someone else.
Performance was mixed in China's commercial vehicle market during Q2'11. Sales of medium-duty trucks was strong, while the heavy-duty sector languished
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intends to investigate the differences among characteristics of individual commercial drivers that may or may not factor into crash propensity
The top Republican leaders of the House have joined the chorus calling on the Department of Transportation to withdraw the pending hours of service rewrite and stick with the current rule
Tank carriers are asking the Department of Transportation to drop a pair of rules-in-progress on grounds that they are unnecessary and ineffective.
John Conley, president of the National Tank Truck Carriers, the industry's national association, asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to consider withdrawing two proposals that fit President Obama's description as putting "an unnecessary burden on businesses."
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Electronics & Mechatronics Division International BIG R Show Clinic is scheduled for Monday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
First Data Corp. and Transportation Clearing House have announced plans to create a joint venture company. Both companies provide unique services that, when combined, will be a leading payment card provider to the transportation industry, according to the announcement
The Coalition for Transportation Productivity has launched a digital video campaign to rally support for federal truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act (SETA), S. 747, H.R. 763
Love's Travel Stops raised a record $1.1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country during its annual five-week fundraising campaign. More than 270 Love's locations sold paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5, and $20
Pilot Flying J has opened a newly acquired travel center located at Highway 13 South and U.S. 54 in Collins, Mo. It is currently being remodeled to include full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public
October 4, 2011 - Industry News
The recent Third Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey found that only 5% of carriers are planning to add 16% or more capacity in the next year, down from 29% that had such plans six months ago
For the fifth consecutive year, Arrow Truck Sales' Back On The Road program will put a deserving trucker back on the road. This year, Mack Trucks will be the presenting sponsor
Preliminary net orders for North America heavy and medium commercial vehicles, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC, continue to show month-over-month improvement in Septembe
The Volvo Group is reorganizing its various truck-making companies into regional sales and marketing units and two central product development and production units, rather than organizing them via the four brand companies (Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks and UD Trucks)
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