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March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Opens Collision Repair Center in Maryland

Penske Truck Leasing has opened its 17th truck collision repair center, in Annapolis Junction, Md

March 5, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Adds to Executive Team

Eddie Wilkinson is the new president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.

Eddie Wilkinson was appointed president of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products

March 4, 2012 - Industry News

Task Force to Tackle Driver Diabetes

Many drivers may not even be aware they have diabetes.

Diabetes in truck drivers is under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated, says a leading trucking physician, and a new medical task force hopes to bring more attention to the issue along with more consistent oversight of drivers with the condition

March 4, 2012 - Industry News

Heavy Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer Death in Miners

In a study of non-metal miners in the United States, federal government scientists found that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increased risk of death from lung cancer. Researchers say the findings suggest other workers exposed to diesel exhaust could also be at risk, but an organization representing the diesel engine industry responded to the study noting that the exhaust coming from today's on-highway engines is vastly cleaner than in the past

March 2, 2012 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders Still Healthy in February

Two companies that track commercial vehicle sales say truck orders were down in February, but they're still continuing at a relatively healthy level

Tags: Economy

March 2, 2012 - Industry News

Superior Distributors Marks 50 Years of Business

Superior Distributors Inc. in Elmwood Park, N.J., is celebrating its 50th year in business

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Movement but Not Much Progress on Highway Bill

As the Senate lumbers through debate on its highway bill, and the House considers changes to its approach, the outcome may be a short-term surface transportation program that preserves funding near current levels.

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt of Council Bluffs to Hold First Truck Show

The first annual Peterbilt of Council Bluffs Truck Show will take place Saturday, May 5 at the dealership in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Tags: Events

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Honors Perdue Farms for Innovative Partnership

Navistar awarded Perdue Farms its Strategic Partnership Award for collaboration to create an ultra lightweight tractor specification and tractor-trailer electronics integration.

Navistar and Barr International Trucks of Salisbury, Md., awarded Perdue Farms a Strategic Partnership Award for collaborating on truck fleet innovations, including an ultra-lightweight tractor specification and fully integrated tractor-trailer electronic controls

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

NAFA Announces Beyond Fleet Campaign for Fleet Managers

NAFA Fleet Management Association's new Beyond Fleet campaign seeks to gain executive level recognition for fleet managers, educate fleet managers on their value and worth to their employers and equip fleet managers with the tools they need to sell and promote themselves to their employers

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

CV Parts Aftermarket Leading Indicator Increases in January

A new industry index that tracks aftermarket parts rose slightly in January. Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting's new CV Aftermarket Parts Leading Indicator increased 0.03% in January to 104.70 (January 2001=100) following a 0.01% decrease in December (104.67) and a 0.61% increase in November (104.68)

Tags: Economy

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Bill Would Make Owner-Operators Employees

A proposed New Jersey bill, A1578/S1450, dubbed the "Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act," seeks to define drayage and parcel delivery owner-operators as employees of the companies they provide services for, rather than independent contractors

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Celadon Buys Teton Transportation Assets

Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services purchased a significant portion of the operating equipment of Teton Transportation, based in Knoxville, Tenn. The deal includes the purchase of approximately 180 tractors and 280 trailers for an undisclosed figure

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Names Jim Arthurs President

Jim Arthurs, former vice president, Westport Cryogenic Systems, is the new president of Cummins Westport

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Westport Reports Higher Revenues, Net Loss

Westport Innovations reported a net loss of $14.5 million ($0.30 loss per share) for the quarter and a net loss of $60.1 million for the first nine months of its fiscal year (a $1.26 loss per share)

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Refinery Closures Could Affect Northeast Diesel Supplies, Prices

Sunoco says its Philadelphia Refinery is the oldest continuously operating petroleum facility in the world.

Supplies of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel in the Northeast could be greatly impacted if Sunoco Inc. follows through with plans to shut down its Philidelphia refinery in July if no buyer is found

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Highlights Innovations in Clean Diesel Technology

Diesel industry and California Air Resources Board officials held a press conference to highlight the key policies and events that led to the transformation of clean diesel technology over the past two-plus decades

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Cooper Teams up with Company to Find New Polymers for Tires

Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) , is a flowering shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Yulex Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly work on developing guayule polymers and resins for tire applications

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Poll Explores Transportation Workers' Sleep Habits

Nearly half of truck drivers in a recently survey say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep, but that's not much worse than non-transportation workers and better than train operators and pilots

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held in Joplin, Mo.

Speedco will host this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs at its Joplin, Mo., store off Route I-44 at Exit 11.

The 30th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs will take place May 17-19 at the Speedco in Joplin, Mo

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Survey Says Driver Safety a Top Concern for Light-Vehicle Fleet Managers

Fleet driver safety, reducing fuel consumption and lowering maintenance costs are the top priorities for fleet managers in the next 12-18 months, according to a recent PHH Arval survey

February 29, 2012 - Industry News

Boyd Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Flatbed Intermodal Innovation

Boyd Intermodal this week unveiled a new intermodal innovation allowing double-stacking of flatbed freight on the rails

Tags: Intermodal, Alabama, Flatbed

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Seven Franchises in Midwest and Pacific Northwest

Paccar Leasing will open seven new locations in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest as it continues to expand its franchise network in the United States

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief in Support of FMCSA on EOBR Challenge

American Trucking Associations filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's defense of electronic logging devices

February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Lee Long, Southeastern Freight Lines, Named TMC General Chairman

Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council

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