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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

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces iPad App

Con-way Freight announced the launch of its Con-way Freight Tools iPad app. The app will let customers create a personalized rate quote for shipments within the U.S. and Canada

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Pushing I-70 Toll Road Plan

Interstate 70, which runs east and west through the state of Missouri, is in desperate need of improvements. The big question is how the state will afford those improvements. The state Department of Transportation is pushing a plan that would turn I-70 into a toll road

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

C.R. England Announces Changes in Leadership

Zach England (left) will be C.R. England's new vice president of dedicated, and Coby Bullard will be the new vice president of intermodal. (Photos courtesy of C.R. England)

C.R. England announced two important changes in its leadership: Zach England will be the new vice president of dedicated, and Coby Bullard will be the new vice president of intermodal

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Booz Allen: America Needs to 'Reimagine' Infrastructure

As the nation prepares for Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm, outlined items it says should be included in any discussion about the country's aging infrastructure

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Tramec, Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Announce Joint Venture

Tramec LLC and the Heavy Duty Suspension Suppliers Corp. Grupo Suspension in Mexico announced they will be entering into a joint venture

January 18, 2012 - Industry News

Measure Would Allow Truckers to Go 75 mph in Idaho

A senator in northern Idaho wants to allow truckers to drive 75 mph in the state. The current speed limit for semis in Idaho is 65 mph while cars are allowed to drive 75 mph

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Pay Needs to be North of $60K

A survey of fleets shows that even though the number of unseated trucks is down slightly, more carriers are thinking that driver pay needs to be more than $60,000

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas See Slight Gains, Crude Prices Rise 2%

Truckers in most regions of the country saw slightly higher diesel prices this week, except for the Rocky Mountain region. (Photo by Jim Park)

U.S. diesel prices are up slightly from last week at less than 3 cents more per gallon, to $3.854

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Xata to Hold National User Event

Xata, a fleet optimization software company, will hold a national event for fleet managers, owner-operators, drivers and others in the trucking industry to learn about the latest fleet management tools and share tips and advice

Tags: Events

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

2012 IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar Slated for May 2-3

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced that its 2012 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar will take place May 2-3 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill

Tags: Events

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

CSA BASIC Fact Sheets Available on the Web

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability(CSA) program released a new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) fact sheet series on its website

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the list of idling regulations, both state and local, on its website, atri-online.org

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

I-5 Through California, Oregon and Washington To Become Shorepower Corridor

Shorepower pedestals provide access to 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power sources, sold at a rate of $1 per hour, and to cable TV at most locations, with wireless Internet available for an additional charge.  (Photo courtesy of Shorepower Technologies)

This year, Interstate 5 through California, Oregon and Washington, will become the first Shorepower corridor, with six additional locations offering the anti-idling technology

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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