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May 3, 2012 - Industry News

Return of RAI Amsterdam Truck Show Signals Optimism

After a five-year absence, the Amsterdam Truck Show in Holland is back. Now named BedrijfsautoRAI, it returned late last month with a selection of heavy trucks, light trucks and vans, special vehicles and parts and accessories

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Standards Could Reduce Transportation Funds by $57 Billion

(Photo courtesy of MNDOT)

Proposed fuel economy standards could result in a $57 billion drop in tax revenue that goes to federal transportation funds, says the Congressional Budget Office. New CAFE standards (or corporate average fuel economy standards), proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011, would tighten fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles manufactured from 2017 to 2025

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

New I-85 Yadkin River Bridge to Open Saturday in N.C.

This aerial photo shows the newly constructed I-85 North bridge over the Yadkin River in North Carolina's Davidson and Rowan counties. The new bridge, located on the right, will open to traffic this weekend. (Photo courtesy of NCDOT)

The new I-85 North bridge over the Yadkin River near Salisbury, N.C., will open to traffic for the first time early Saturday morning

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders Soft in April

Orders for Class 6 through 8 trucks dropped from March to April

Tags: Economy

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins to Purchase SCR Doser Assets from Hilite International

Cummins Inc. will acquire the assets associated with the emissions control products of Germany's Hilite International. Hilite's selective catalytic reduction doser technology will become part of Cummins Emission Solutions

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

TA to Honor Women Drivers on Mother's Day

TravelCenters of America is giving all professional driving women a complimentary meal on Mother's Day, May 13, at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurant across the U.S

Tags: Events

May 3, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider to Replace One-Third of Tractor Fleet by Year-End

Schneider will replace one-third of its 10,000-plus trucks, at a rate of 75 per week, by the end of 2012.

Schneider National plans to transform a substantial portion of its fleet by the end of 2012. The company has invested in 3,000 new 2012 and 2013 tractors, primarily manufactured by Freightliner

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Live Radio Weather Special to Air for Truckers

SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking channel will air a live, call-in "Severe Weather Summit" today to help prepare professional truck drivers for dangers they may face on the road

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Bergstrom Partners With Italian Mobile AC Manufacturer

Bergstrom Inc. announced a partnership with SEA SRL, the Italy-based specialist designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile air-conditioning systems

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cooper Kenworth Adds Parts and Service Facility in Asheville, N.C.

Cooper Kenworth recently opened an expanded 31,000-square-foot parts and service operation along U.S. Interstate 40 in Asheville, N.C

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Reports Higher Profit on Lower Sales

Meritor's sales declined, but earnings rose 18% for its fiscal quarter ended March 31. Meritor reported revenue of $1.16 billion, although analysts had expected revenue of $1.19 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 billion

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Section of I-24 Closed in Nashville This Weekend

These photos show deterioration of the I-24 bridges that are being repaired.

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a 3-mile section of I-24 near downtown Nashville this weekend and more throughout the summer as the state replaces two aging bridges

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Enhances LTL Expedited Service

Pitt Ohio enhanced its less-than-truckload Fast Track solution and now offers national and international expedited services

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Mexico to Lower Weight Limits Following Driver Protests

Following two deadly truck crashes and national protests by Mexican truck drivers, the Mexican government is agreeing to tighten inspections and lower maximums allowed weights for double-trailer trucks

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens 10 Oklahoma CNG Fueling Stations

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores announced a schedule of grand opening events for six of 10 new publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling stations

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Acquires Midstate Environmental Services

Universal Lubricants, a national manufacturer and distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants, has acquired Midstate Environmental Services of Robstown, Texas

May 2, 2012 - Industry News

Con-way, Roadrunner See Solid 1Q; YRC Reports Smaller Losses

Con-way Inc. and Roadrunner Transportation Systems both reported positive financials for the first quarter of 2011. YRC Worldwide reported losses, but the company saw improvements over the previous year's quarter

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

BTC Announces Percentage Pay Plan for Drivers

Builders Transportation Company, a Memphis, Tenn.-based flatbed carrier, announced a percentage-based pay program for company drivers

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Acquires Assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing

Navistar Inc. is acquiring certain assets of E-Z Pack Manufacturing, including intellectual property. The announcement was made at Waste Expo 2012, North America's largest solid waste and recycling industry trade show. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Containerized Exports Rebound in March

Driven by a surge in furniture and auto parts shipments to the U.S., containerized imports in March rose 7.3% over 2011. This increase to 1.37 million 20-foot-equivalent units came on the heels of a 5.9% decline in February

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Qualcomm Unveils Breakout Session Lineup for Management Conference

Qualcomm released the lineup of interactive breakout session topics and speakers for its upcoming Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego

Tags: Events

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2012-13 Scholarship Program

The Truckload Carriers Association officially opened the application process for its annual scholarship program. Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 15, 2012, to complete the application

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Posthumously Named TCA Highway Angel

Raul C. Perez Jr. was posthumously named a Highway Angel after he was killed while checking on a vehicle that had been in an accident.

The Truckload Carriers Association is honoring a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim. Raul C. Perez Jr., who drove for Aquatic Trucking Co. of Lancaster, Texas, has been named TCA's latest Highway Angel

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Feb. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 17.4% Year-Over-Year

Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 17.4% higher in February 2012 than in February 2011, totaling $78.1 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and motorists. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar

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