June 2, 2011 - Industry News
Rest areas in Mineola, Mo., are being converted to a truck-only parking facility, and two welcome centers have opened along I-55 offering additional parking
Summer's here and the time is right for putting away the phone while driving.
On the day she graduated from college in May 2008, Jacy Good's car was struck by a tractor-trailer that had swerved to avoid a young driver who had run a red light while talking on his cell phone. Her parents were killed. She barely survived and lives with serious injuries
June 1, 2011 - Industry News
A section of I-86 (aka the Southern Tier Expressway) in western New York will be shut down for most of the summer after heavy rains caused part of the road's shoulder to collapse
The Bay Area Toll Authority reminds drivers of vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month
Growing demand for automated mechanical transmissions in Mack and Volvo heavy trucks has caused Volvo Powertrain to plan assembly in the U.S. beginning in the third quarter of 2012
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has acquired all of the outstanding stock of truckload carrier Bruenger Trucking, Wichita, Kan., for approximately $10.6 million, plus an earn-out capped at $3 million
Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., raised its minimum guarantee for independent contractors in its refrigerated and flatbed divisions, ensuring earnings of no less than $102,000 for every 100,000 miles completed
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its NAFTA partners was 15.6 percent higher in March 2011 over March 2010, reaching $80.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The 29th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro located at Exit 106 of I-95 in Kenly, N.C
May 31, 2011 - Industry News
A coalition of industry groups is challenging a provision of the recent federal rule that sets tough new testing standards for commercial licenses.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule, posted last month, contains a provision that
NIP Group released the results of the Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey for the first quarter of 2011, saying insurance rates appear to be stabilizing
NFI has acquired the West Coast operation of The Gilbert Company. It is the second acquisition NFI has made this year
Pilot Flying J announced that over the next 24 months it will be renovating and updating its 4,000 showers
On-highway diesel prices continued falling last week, although not quite as steeply as the week before.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the national average price fell another 4.9 cents to $3.948. A week earlier prices dropped 6.4 cents nationally. Diesel fuel is still nearly a dollar more expensive than this time last year
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May 29, 2011 - Industry News
There will be no news on Truckinginfo.com today as our staff celebrates the holiday. Please join us as we honor those who gave their lives for our country, as employees at two truck makers did with special trucks in honor of the holiday
May 27, 2011 - Industry News
Electric Vehicles International announced that it will use a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand and modernize its primary U.S. manufacturing facility
Commercial trailer backlogs reached 101,244 units in April. While backlogs grew during the month, net orders posted a 30 percent decline from the previous month, according to ACT Research
New research by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis at the School of Public Health estimates that the additional fine particulate matter emissions that can be traced back to traffic congestion in the nation's 83 largest urban areas lead to more than 2,200 premature deaths in the U.S. last year
Continental Tire the Americas has begun shipments of its flat precure treads from a new central manufacturing plant in Morelia, Mexico, with plans to eventually distribute the products throughout the Americas
American Trucking Associations predicted a bright future for the trucking industry in its Freight Transportation Forecast to 2022.
Following the worst recession in the post-war era, the economy and freight transportation are finally growing again. In the forecast report, the ATA said the trucking has a good decade of growth ahead.
Joplin-based Con-way Truckload is supplying empty trailers for storage space in stricken Joplin, but calls for more
May 26, 2011 - Industry News
Last week's refrigerated van freight rose 7 percent last week over the previous week on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards in response to seasonal produce demands. Dry van and flatbed freight rose 0.5 percent over the previous week
PCS Software added the Rate Report Service to PCS Express Transportation Management Systems
From June 13 to July 28, NAFA Fleet Management Association will conduct a six-week webinar course to help fleet managers cultivate their leadership skills
May 25, 2011 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' tonnage index fell 0.7 percent in April after gaining a revised 1.9 percent in March 2011, as durable goods orders slowed, but freight levels are predicted to continue moderate growth
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