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January 15, 2012 - Industry News

NC Opens More Roads to Doubles

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will now allow the operation of double-trailer combinations on several freeway routes in the eastern part of the state plus the Triangle area

January 15, 2012 - Industry News

National Association for Minority Truckers to Host Trucker Recognition Events

The National Association for Minority Truckers has declared 2012 as The Year of The Trucker and will host trucker appreciation rallies, convoys and cookouts in various cities

January 15, 2012 - Industry News

Mercer Embezzler Gets Maximum Sentence

A woman who embezzled more than $1 million from Kentucky-based Mercer Transportation was sentenced to 13 years in prison

January 13, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Unveils Backbone Network for Natural Gas Highway

Above is a route map showing the initial phase of America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of LNG fueling stations along main trucking corridors being built by Clean Energy. (Photo courtesy of Clean Energy)

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. unveiled the route plan for the first phase of 150 new LNG fueling stations along what it's calling "America's Natural Gas Highway.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 13, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota Governor Addresses Infrastructure Problems With New Task Force

The day after announcing a $775 million jobs plan for Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton announced plans to establish the Commissioner's Transportation Finance Advisory Group, a task force that will be responsible for recommending new ways to finance a better state infrastructure

January 13, 2012 - Industry News

NATSO Announces Support for Amber Alert Program

The NATSO Foundation announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry will engage in efforts to recover abducted children through the Amber Alert program

January 13, 2012 - Industry News

Don Schneider Dies Following Lengthy Illness

Don Schneider was one of HDT's inaugural Truck Fleet Innovators in 2006.

Donald (Don) J. Schneider, chairman emeritus and former president and CEO of Schneider National, died Jan. 13 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 76

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Plans Major Production Increase at Cleveland, N.C., to Fill Strong Order Bank

Sustained strong orders for new vehicles are causing Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to plan a major increase in production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C. The builder will add a second shift and plans on creating more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Proposal Would Raise Ohio Speed Limit

An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill that would raise the speed limit for all vehicles on the state's interstate highways from 65 to 70 mph, following a similar move by the Ohio Turnpike

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Forecast Predicts Hybrid, Electric Truck Sales Will Nearly Double in 2012

A forecast from Pike Research says that sales of hybrid and electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks will nearly double in 2012, but one industry expert thinks some of the numbers might be overly optimistic

Tags: Economy

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

President of Tennessee Express Elected 2012 IANA Chairman

The Intermodal Association of North America's board of directors announced that Dave Manning, long-time IANA member and president of Tennessee Express Inc., was elected as the association's new chairman

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Buying 2,500 OnGuard Collision Safety Systems

Meritor Wabco announced that Schneider National will buy more than 2,500 OnGuard Collision Safety Systems for all of its Class 8 commercial vehicles

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

US. Xpress Appoints President of Arnold Transportation Services

U.S. Xpress Enterprises announced that Tom Smith will be president of Arnold Transportation Services, a regional truckload carrier owned by U.S. Xpress

Tags: U.S. Xpress

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Trucks to Appear on National Geographic Channel's <I>Ultimate Factories</I>

Mack Trucks will be the focus of an episode of Ultimate Factories on the National Geographic Channel, Saturday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Mack Trucks Inc.)

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the premiere of National Geographic Channel's new show Ultimate Factories will feature Mack Trucks

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer Workshops to Focus on Federal Policy Changes, Boosting Profitability

At its 2012 convention and expo in Las Vegas, ATD will offer a variety of workshops focusing on how dealers can stay on top of federal regulatory changes, improve employee retention and achieve greater profitability

Tags: Events

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Trucking Index Points to Healthy First of 2012 for Trucking

The fuel-purchase-based Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), rose 0.2% in December after a 0.1% increase in November and a 1.1% increase in October

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Walmart Announces "Carrier of the Year" Awards

Walmart is honoring 11 of its transportation suppliers for exemplary performance in delivering to Walmart distribution centers

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&#39;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

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