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December 8, 2011 - Industry News

TOFC still going strong

Don't expect trailer-on-flatcar to go away anytime soon, but expect it to increasingly be via 53-foot trailers

Tags: Intermodal

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

New TCP National Survey: Carrier View 2012 showing Opportunities for Volumes and Rates

The Transport Capital Partners 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey found carriers optimistic for the year ahead with 61% of carriers expecting volumes to increase in 2012, and only 7% expecting volumes to decrease

Tags: Economy

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook says Diesel Steady Through 2012

Diesel fuel should hold pretty close to $3.85 per gallon for 2011 and 2012, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Montana DOT Begins Using Salt Brine, Limits Use of Magnesium Chloride

Officials say salt brine is a less expensive and less corrosive alternative to magnesium chloride, and it's more effective than pure rock salt. It's already in use in the Kalispell and Whitefish areas as well as Missoula, Helena, and Butte

Tags: Highways

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

ARI Opens Houston Call Center

ARI has opened the doors at its new Houston, Texas Call Center. This is ARI's sixth North American Call Center. Others include Maple Shade, NJ; Grapevine, Texas; Mississauga, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; and Mexico City, Mex

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

A Rare Glimpse of Bipartisanship on Highway Bill

In an unusual display of bipartisanship, a large group of House members from both parties pledged to work with President Obama on a six-year highway reauthorization bill. Sixty-two Democrats and 49 Republicans signed a letter asking Obama to support a six-year, fully funded bill

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Panels Urge Tougher Screening for Sleep Apnea

Trucking moved a small step closer to a sleep apnea regulation yesterday, when advisors to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended that the agency toughen up its approach to the disorder. Two advisory panels, one from the medical community and one representing industry, enforcement, labor and safety advocacy interests, said the agency should tell medical examiners that drivers with a body mass index of 35 or more must be evaluated for sleep apnea

December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Correction: All Modes Not Responsible in SC Johnson Kickback Case

On Nov. 28, Truckinginfo.com, in the article "Jury Awards SC Johnson $157 Million in Freight Fraud Case," inadvertently reported outdated and incorrect information regarding All Modes Inc., David Eggleston and Bay Darnell

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Carl Icahn: Navistar and Oshkosh Should Merge

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC yesterday that he sees synergy in a merger between the two heavy truck makers

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Division of APRA will host their 6th Annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit on January 23, 2012 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Live Webcast Today: Medical Review Board Meeting on OSA

Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will live webcast a meeting held by the agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board to discuss obstructive sleep apnea. Proceedings can be viewed live at www.fmcsa.dot.gov between 8AM and 5PM

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Chooses TerraCair DEF

The Iowa 80 TA Truckstop has signed a distribution agreement with Terra Environmental Technologies to supply all its Diesel Exhaust Fluid

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Dana, Eaton Ending Joint Commercial Vehicle Marketing Relationship

Dana Holding Corporation and Eaton Corporation jointly announced today that the marketing relationship between the two companies will end by the middle of 2012

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

ExxonMobil CEO: World Energy Demand Growth is Cause for Economic Optimism

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation

Future growth in world energy demand is a cause for optimism because it will signal economic recovery and progress, Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, said today

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Pacific Power Products Acquires Witham Truck Center

Pacific Power Products Company has completed the acquisition of Witham Truck Center of Medford, Ore. and has assumed daily operations of the Freightliner truck dealership and truck stop under its new name Pacific Truck Centers

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

November Commercial Vehicle Net Orders Weaker than Expected

North America Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for November surprised on the downside, coming in well below October actuals

Tags: Economy

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced today the federation has hired Karla Hulett as the group's new chief financial officer

December 6, 2011 - Industry News

Advisory Committee Wraps Up Work on EOBR Recommendations

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee this week wrapped up work on recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on technical details of the pending electronic onboard recorder requirement

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Declines, Oil Stalls on S&P Warning about European Credit Ratings

National average diesel prices dipped 3.3 cents over the past week, according to the Department of Energy. It's weekly price survey for the week of Dec. 5 shows diesel sitting at $3.931 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Average U.S. DEF Pump Price Reaches $2.73 in November

Emissions analyst Integer Research published the national average price for DEF in the first edition of its new Diesel Exhaust Fluid pricing service, DEF Tracker

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Decline in November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27% from October to 20,400 units

Tags: Economy

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Telular Extends M2M Portfolio with SkyBitz Acquisition

Telular Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire SkyBitz, Inc. The combined companies will create the largest "pure player" asset tracking and management company in the world, Telular says

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Keller Names New CEO

James J. Keller, CEO J.J. Keller and Associates

J.J. Keller and Associates has a new CEO: James J. Keller, previously the company's president and COO, succeed his brother Robert L. Keller as president/CEO effective Jan 1, 2012

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

CRASH says New Safety Data Validates Need for New HOS Rule

In a press release issued Friday, the Truck Safety Coalition says truck crash fatalities rose to nearly 4000 in 2010, from 3,380 casualties in 2009

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Announces Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group

ALK Technologies, Inc., has formed a new business group, Enterprise Solutions, comprised of its PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck and CoPilot Live product lines, plus supporting map data, software tools and professional services

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