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January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Virtual Technician Joins Detroit Brand Family

Virtual Technician, Daimler Trucks North America's real-time remote diagnostic system, will be joining the Detroit family

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA-Supported Virginia Legislation Addresses Motor Vehicle Rental Tax

Delegate James Massie (R-Henrico) has introduced Virginia legislation, sponsored by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, that would limit the types of revenue taxed under the commonwealth's 10% motor vehicle rental tax

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: Class 8 Demand Remains Strong Despite Lackluster Economic Forecasts

ACT Research expects the pace of U.S. economic activity to operate at a rate of around 2% in 2012, according to the January issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ancra Announces Addition to Cargo Division

John Czarnecki is Ancra's new sales executive for the mid-states region. (Photo courtesy of Ancra).

Ancra announced that John Czarnecki will join the cargo division as sales executive the mid-state region, which includes Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.1% from October to November

From October to November, the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% following a one month decrease, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Names Aftermarket Performance System Award Winners

The three recipients of the Meritor Aftermarket Performance System Award received crystal statues. (Photo courtesy of Meritor)

Meritor has announced the winners of the 2011 Aftermarket Performance System awards, which internally recognize performance in lean implementation in Meritor's global aftermarket facilities

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

November Shippers Conditions Index Favors Truckers

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for November dropped 2.5 points from the previous month to a reading of -6.1 reflecting the seasonal tightening of shipping capacity

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Washington Insiders to Speak at 2012 Aftermarket Legislative Summit

The 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Aftermarket Legislative Summit will start on March 14 with a panel discussion featuring Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, and Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

FHWA Backs Away from Peace Bridge Plan, Peace Bridge Authority to Move Forward With Plaza Renovations

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration has formally terminated the decade long Peace Bridge Expansion Project environmental review process. The announcement will allow the Authority to take immediate action on plaza construction

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

TCP: Carriers Resist Adding Capacity on Poor ROI

Carrier won't be making significant equipment investments until they see the rate increases needed to recoup that investment, says TCP. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Transport Capital Partners (TCP) 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey finds 73 percent of responding carriers will not be adding any significant capacity until rates improve, providing a better return on their investment

Tags: Economy

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

ATA President to be Keynote Speaker for Pegasus TransTech User Conference

Gov. Bill Graves will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Pegasus TransTech User Conference. (Photo courtesy of the American Trucking Associations)

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations , will be the keynote speaker at the Pegasus TransTech User Conference in Clearwater, Fla

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder signs Source Interlink to Flex-to-Green lease agreement

Ryder System Inc. has signed its first Flex-to-Green lease agreemen

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Launches Blog

The Women In Trucking association has launched a blog. (Photo courtesy of Women in Trucking)

The Women In Trucking association has created a blog in an effort to connect with its nearly 1,800 members

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Announces 2013 theme for Challenge Design

The theme for the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design competition is "HALF! Lightweight with a passion.

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Assemblyman Alex DeCroce dies at 75

New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Alex DeCroce, 75, died suddenly late Monday night at the Statehouse, just after the 214th Legislature held its final voting session

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Propane GAS Act Could Create 42,000 New Jobs and $29 Million in Economic Gain

Findings of an independent analysis by ICF International say that the passing of the legislation for the Propane Green Autogas Solutions (GAS) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2014 and S. 1120) would create a significant increase in jobs and a substantial economic boom for the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Defense will provide $880 million in upgrades for Marine Corps vehicle fleet

Navistar Defense will provide $880 million in upgrades for more than 2,000 MaxxPro vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

Navistar Defense, LLC , has received an $880 million delivery order from U.S. Marine Corps System Command for an upgrade on 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Up for the First Time in Seven Weeks, Oil Fades

The price of diesel fuel is up this week for the first time in nearly a month, rising 4.5 cents from last week to $3.828. New York crude continued its three-day slide, losing 25 cents a barrel on Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Fills Eastern Regional Sales Manager Position

Rick Barlow, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has hired Rick Barlow as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Barlow brings more than twenty years of selling and leadership experience to his new position at Phillips

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Welcomes New Dealer for Southwest

Great Dane's newest distributor, Border International, of El Paso, Texas

Border International of El Paso, Texas has joined Great Dane's North American distribution network

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.6 billion in Funding for U.S. Roads and Bridges

Ray Lahood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, announced Monday that almost $1.6 billion in funding will go toward the repair of U.S. roads and bridges that were damaged by natural disasters

Tags: Highways

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

UPS Announces Changes in Regional Leadership

George Brooks (left) was named president of UPS's east region and Stan Deans (right) was named president of the company's central region.

On Monday, UPS announced a shift in the leadership of two of its three U.S. regions following the retirement of its east region's president

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Two Senior-level Promotions

On Monday, FleetPride announced the promotions of two senior-level employees

January 9, 2012 - Industry News

FleetNet Names New Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

On Friday, FleetNet America announced its hire of John Wood to the position of executive vice president of finance and administration

January 8, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Rate Increases Hold Despite Lack of Imminent Capacity Threat

Motor carriers and railroads were successful in passing along rate increases in 2011. For the most part, the rate hikes stuck, but carriers didn't gain any ground, they just kept pace with increasing costs

Tags: Economy

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