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January 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Projects Reduced Reliance on Foreign Oil

In an annual outlook, the U.S. Department of Energy says increased oil, natural gas and renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvements will reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil and other energy sources

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

D&W Expands Corporate Production and Distribution Center

D&W Diesel is building an expansion for its Auburn, N.Y., facility.

D&W Diesel is building a 55,000-square-foot addition to its production and distribution center. The expansion, expected to complete in spring 2012, is the fourth expansion for the company's corporate headquarters in Auburn, N.Y

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Drop For First Time in Three Weeks

For the first time in three weeks, average U.S. diesel and gas prices dropped, but only by less than a tenth of a cent for each. The current averages for diesel and gas are $3.848 and $3.389, respectively, down from last week's $3.854 and $3.391

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Descartes Acquires GeoMicro

Descartes Systems Group, a logistics technology company, acquired GeoMicro Inc., a California-based provider of geographic information systems and commercial turn-by-turn navigation

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Remy Adds Light-Duty Products to Heavy-Duty Distributor Offering

Remy International now offers light-duty commercial vehicle products through its traditional Delco Remy distribution channels

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Expands SenseAware Service for General Use

FedEx Corp. will expanding the availability of its SenseAware service, which gives customers near real-time tracking and increased visibility into their shipments

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Launches Self-Moving Service

Old Dominion Freight Line announced OD Household Services, a new self-moving service where consumers only pay for the truck space that they use

January 23, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Brake to Acquire Assets of Page Brake

Fleet Brake has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire the assets of Page Brake Warehouse, a distributor of heavy-duty parts in the Rocky Mountain region since 1946, and its related entities

January 22, 2012 - Industry News

Exporting Natural Gas Could Mean Higher Prices

America's abundant natural gas supplies have led to cheap prices -- which critics say could rise if natural gas is exported.

There's been a lot of interest in natural gas as an alternative fuel for some types of trucking, largely because of its attractive price compared to diesel. But a study released by the U.S. Department of Energy says if natural gas exports continue to increase, it could cause prices here in the U.S. to rise by between 36% and 54% by 2018

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 22, 2012 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Delivers 100,000th DD Platform Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. delivered its 100,000th DD platform engine to Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation Group

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

Spot Freight Index Hits Third Year of Year-Over-Year Increases

TransCore's North American Freight Index was up 11% in December compared to the same month in 2010. This is the third consecutive year of increases in same-month spot market freight volume, which has reached the highest level since 2005

Tags: Economy

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

Transportation Intermediaries Association Announces Convention Details

The Transportation Intermediaries Association will hold its 34th annual convention and trade show March 21-24 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas

Tags: Events

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

Judge Rejects Navistar Bid for SCR Engine Recall

A federal judge rejected Navistar's bid to have the Environmental Protection Agency recall 2010 engines that use selective catalytic reduction to meet emission standards. The judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said Navistar's arguments for the recall are not persuasive and dismissed the case

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

University of the Aftermarket to Offer Week-Long Leadership Development Program

The University of the Aftermarket announced a new leadership development program for early- to mid-career manufacturing, distribution, service and fleet professionals in the commercial vehicle industry

Tags: Events

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

Massood Logistics Expands Management Team

Tara Massood (left) is Massood Logistics' new general manager of the concern, and Paula Powell Cubberley is a new account executive.

Massood Logistics is adding two new members to its management team. Tara Massood will be the company's new general manager of the concern, and Paula Powell Cubberley will join the company as an account executive

January 20, 2012 - Industry News

December Class 8 Orders Second Best in Six Months

Class 8 orders for the month of December bounced back from November's slump. Orders rose to 30,293 units, and, when seasonally adjusted, were the best since April, according to ACT Research

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

IWLA Opposes Bill to Ban Independent Truckers from Ports

The International Warehouse Logistics Association joined other logistics industry associations in writing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging him to oppose a bill that would close the U.S. ports to independent truck owner-operators

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Extension of Double-Stack Heartland Corridor Reduces Transit Time

Norfolk Southern has opened an extension of the Heartland Corridor, a newly improved double-stack rail line between Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

MEMA Announces Industry Champion and Legislative Speakers

The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association announced that Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) is this year's recipient of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion award

Tags: Events

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Accuride Announces Quality and Supply Chain Appointments

Jd Marhevko (left) is Accuride's new vice president of quality, and Gerald Merhar is the company's new manager of supplier quality and development.

Accuride appointed two new members of its Quality and Supply Chain teams. Jd Marhevko has joined Accuride as vice president of quality, and Gerald Merhar has joined Accuride as manager of supplier quality and development

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Stevens Transport Buys 1,200 Reefer Trailers

Stevens Transport purchased 1,200 Utility 3000R refrigerated trailers.

Dallas-based Stevens Transport purchased 1,200 3000R refrigerated trailers from Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Reaches Record High in 2011

Cargo theft rose nearly 9% last year compared to 2010, reaching a record high, according to FreightWatch International -- but the average value per theft has fallen

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Opens New Global Innovation Center

The new Eaton global innovation center in Prague will be located at the Roztoky Science & Technology Center.

Eaton, along with its partners at Czech Invest and the Czech Technical University, announced the opening of its new global innovation center in Prague

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal

President Obama announced that his administration is rejecting the controversial proposal for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, which would have transported 700,000 barrels of oil daily from Canada, Montana and the Dakotas to U.S. refineries in Houston

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Hyundai Translead Announces New CEO

Kenny Lee is the new president and CEO of Hyundai Translead.

Hyundai Translead announced that Kenny Lee is the company's new president and CEO. Lee joins Hyundai with 30 years of experience in international business and Hyundai Motors global operation

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