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February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Old World Industries Sells Chemical Business to Indorama Ventures PCL

Old World Industries is selling its chemical business, including the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol manufacturing facility in Clear Lake, Texas, to Indorama Ventures PCL of Bangkok, Thailand

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center Opens 87-Space Truck Parking Lot

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center in southern Oregon opened a new 87-space parking area designed for long-haul commercial carriers on the I-5 corridor

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Regional Distribution Center in Bolingbrook, Ill.

FleetPride Inc. opened a 122,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference

Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 "Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award" during a ceremony at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Closes Down Indiana Trucking Company as Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered U&D Service Inc. of Indianapolis to immediately cease all transportation services in or affecting interstate commerce, declaring the commercial truck company an "imminent hazard" to public safety

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. DEF pump price drops

The average pump price for diesel exhaust fluid in the U.S. fell by a penny to $2.75 a gallon from December to January, discoverdef.com reported

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts 2012 Will See Highest Oil Prices Since '08

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $100 per barrel in 2012, almost $6 per barrel higher than the average price last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation to Increase Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation announced a pay raise for current and potential drivers, effective April 1

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maersk to Sell Direct ChassisLink

Maersk Inc. announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary Maersk Equipment Services Company, doing business as Direct ChassisLink Inc., to Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Truck Stop

Pilot Flying J acquired the Olsons Truck Stop in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and will remodel the travel center with full amenities

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Promotes Ray Harlin to President

U.S. Xpress named Ray Harlin president following the recent death of co-founder Pat Quinn.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises promoted Ray Harlin to president of the company. Harlin succeeds Patrick Quinn, the company's co-founder, who passed away in December

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds DEF Dispensers at More Than 60 Locations

TravelCenters of America completed the installation of bulk diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at 62 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center locations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Contracts with Green Energy Oilfield Services to Build LNG Station for Texas Tanker Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. signed a 10-year agreement with Texas transport provider Green Energy Oilfield Services to build, supply and maintain a new liquefied natural gas fueling station at Green Energy headquarters in Fairfield, Texas.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Recalls Trucks with Problematic Bendix Air-Brake Valve

Paccar Inc., one of several manufacturers whose trucks are affected by problems with a Bendix air-brake valve, has issued a recall that includes 21 Kenworth and Peterbilt models

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Continue to Creep Up, Oil Prices fall

U.S. diesel prices are up again this week by less than a tenth of a cent to $3.856, while the nation's gas prices are up by a little more than 4 cents to $3.482, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's weekly report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATD Chairman: 'Change Will Come With or Without Us'

In his last speech as chairman of the American Truck Dealers, Utah commercial truck dealer Kyle Treadway urged dealers to embrace the many changes affecting heavy- and medium-duty truck retailing, including the introduction of new federal regulations, technological advances and the entrance of a younger generation of future dealers

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Senate to Vote on Highway Funding Proposal

As Congress looks for infrastructure funding, one plan would involve transferring funds from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Trust Fund.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on revenue provisions to supplement the Highway Trust Fund and pay for the Senate's proposed highway bill. Passage of the measure will put in place a key provision for the Senate's plan to reauthorize the federal highway program with a $109 billion, two-year bill. The House, meanwhile, is working on a $260 billion, five-year bill.

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January

Preliminary data shows January Class 8 truck total net orders of 24,906 units for all major North American OEM's, according to FTR Associates

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Slight Decline in Freight Shipments, Expenditures Flat in January

January saw a slight decline in freight shipments compared to December, with freight expenditures essentially flat, according to January's Cass Freight Index Report.

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Orders 9,400 New Trailers for 2012

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012, and it will refurbish 1,000 flatbeds.

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012. The new models will replace many older model trailers that will be sold or re-designated as cartage or storage trailers

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Healthy Trucking Summit Planned for April

The Healthy Trucking Association of America's fourth annual Healthy Trucking Summit will take place April 24-26 in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Tags: Events

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

North Dakota Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions Begin Feb. 8

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will place seasonal load restrictions on highways in southwestern North Dakota beginning Feb. 8. at 7 a.m. CST

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Wins Both Categories in ATD's Truck of the Year Contest

Peterbilt's Model 210 Class 7 low-cab-forward truck takes top honors in the ATD Truck of the Year awards medium-duty category.

Peterbilt Motors won both the medium- and heavy duty categories in the American Truck Dealers' annual Commercial Truck of the Year competition, announced Sunday at ATD's convention in Las Vegas

Tags: American Truck Dealers, Peterbilt, Commercial Truck of the Year

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Terry Dotson Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, president, chairman and CEO of Prestonburg, Ky.-basedWorldwide Equipment Enterprises, Saturday was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Clears Committee on Party-Line Vote

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee did its job last week, reporting out a bill that would reauthorize the federal transportation program for five years at current funding levels. It was a squeaker, though, and the outlook for Congress finishing the job before the current program expires on March 31 is not rosy

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