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September 21, 2011 - Industry News

ABF President/CEO Retiring

Arkansas Best, Fort Smith, Ark., announced that Wesley B. Kemp, current president and CEO of its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, will retire on Dec. 31

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Measure Would Allow Heavier Trucks on Maine, Vermont Interstates

Maine and Vermont senators have won preliminary approval of a measure to permanently allow 100,000-pound trucks on state interstates. The measure, pushed by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, was included in the annual transportation funding bill that the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved Tuesday

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Greatwide Adds 'Green' to Fleet

Greatwide Logistics, Dallas, announced the deployment of three alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Offering Innovative Shared LTL Service

Schneider Logistics unveiled a new service for shippers with reoccurring less-than-truckload moves. Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) uses Schneider's Supply Chain management technology, cross-docking abilities and dedicated trucking experience to provide a new, cost-effective supply chain solution for shippers willing to share the ride

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Implements Hair Testing

Gordon Trucking, Pacific, Wash., has begun drug screening all applicants via hair samples with the goal of reducing new driver accidents within the first crucial months of employment.

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Sioux City Named Peterbilt Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Peterbilt of Sioux City Accepts the 2011 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year Award

Peterbilt Motors named Peterbilt of Sioux City in Sioux City, Iowa, the 2011 Peterbilt Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Another Service Center in Pennsylvania

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new service center in Altoona, Pa., in response to significant growth in the region

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Projects World Energy Use to Increase by 53% by 2035; China and India Lead

Worldwide energy consumption will grow by 53% between 2008 and 2035, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Brings D2Link to Android

TMW Systems' mobile communications software for smartphones, D2Link, is now available for the Android platform on a group of certified devices

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Qualcomm Announces HOS Integration, DVIR Application at TMW

Qualcomm's Hours of Service electronic driver logs application now integrates with TMW Systems' Innovative IES Enterprise Transportation Software. It also released its electronic vehicle inspection application, which can interface with TMW's maintenance software

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Down

Diesel prices fell for a second straight week, dropping 2.9 cents to $3.833 a gallon average nationwide, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Business as Usual for Schneider National Freight Crossing Mexican Border

Following the cross-border agreement announced this summer between the United States and Mexico, Schneider National, one of the largest United States-Mexico cross-border carriers, says it's "business as usual" as the carrier moves customer freight across the two countries' border

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Downturn in Retail Container Traffic Ending as Retailers Prepare for Holidays

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is beginning to see cautious increases over last year again, ending a summer-long downturn as retailers prepare for the holiday season,

Tags: Intermodal

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Virginia Gets Preliminary Approval to Toll I-95

The Federal Highway Administration has granted the Virginia Department of Transportation preliminary approval for Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to toll I-95 under the Interstate Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program

Tags: Highways

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Expands Jarco Propane Tank Upfit Service

Polar Service Centers is now installing Jarco propane bobtails at its locations in Sacramento, Houston, and Spartanburg, S.C

September 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Exec Looks to Future in Giving Fleets Insights into Operations

As TMW Systems continues to expand the depth and breadth of its fleet software offerings, helping fleets improve their operations by better management of information, President and CEO Dave Wangler envisions building something "as cool for trucking" as the ability to "pinch and zoom" on a touchscreen

Tags: Events

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

Russian Truck Show Highlights Fast-Growing Market

Paccar subsidiary DAF, shown here at COMTRANS, is establishing itself on the Russian market with a new office in Moscow, just opened.

During five days in September, the commercial vehicle show COMTRANS in Russian capital Moscow displayed all possible offerings in this rapidly emerging market from Russian, Western, Japanese and even Chinese manufacturers

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Completes Restructuring

Shareholders of YRC Wordwide Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of its restructuring

September 18, 2011 - Industry News

Truckers Hit by Rocks on 401 in Ontario

On Friday, three truck drivers were pelted with rocks while driving along the 401 near Woodstock, Ontario

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 386 First Smartway-Designated Alternative Fuel Vehicle

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Peterbilt's Model 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck as its first SmartWay-designated alternative fuel vehicle, according to the company

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia Inspections to be Done by State Officials

Georgia is ending a program that has allowed local police departments to inspect commercial vehicles for safety violations, reports an Atlanta TV station

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Five Driver Training Courses

Five truck driver training programs that recently received course recertification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) expect the driver shortage and increased regulations will benefit their programs and the driving public

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler's New Actros for Europe: Will We See Any Tech Here?

The Gigaspace cab of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is almost a full 4 meters tall (13 feet). The inside headroom is 2.3 meters (6.5 ft).

Daimler's new Actros heavy-duty truck, the result of a $1.4 billion investment, was launched in Europe with a huge press event that echoed Daimler exec Andreas Renschler's Mid-America Trucking Show comment, "Size matters.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Global, Daimler Trucks

September 16, 2011 - Industry News

New Petro Stopping Center in Indiana

TravelCenters of America completed the renovations and rebranding of the newest Petro full-service travel center at Exit 23 off I-70, 1035 West State Road 42, Brazil, Ind

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Congress Clears Highway Program Extension

The Senate yesterday approved, 92 to 6, a measure that will extend the current highway program through next March, clearing the way for final passage

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