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December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Great Dane's Distribution Network Extends Reach in Canada

Great Dane has announced the expansion of Universal Truck and Trailer with the opening of its second full-service location in New Brunswick, Canada

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

NSTB Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

After investigating a 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Mo, the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of "personal electronic devices," such as cell phones, while operating a motor vehicle

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

IdleAir Extends Price Freeze Through May 31, 2012

IdleAir will maintain its current price of $1.99/hr through the end of May next year, while Extended Stay Service rates remain at $1.25/hr

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Lion Technology Offering California Hazardous Waste Workshops

To help industry professionals understand and comply with California's stringent hazardous waste regulations, Lion Technology Inc. is presenting a series of two-day workshops on Managing Hazardous Waste in California, beginning in January

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Alliance Truck Parts Merchandise Available Online

Alliance Truck Parts is celebrating the launch of its new online store with a 20% off promotion through December 31, 2011

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Achieves Safety Milestone

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company's Marion, Va. manufacturing facility has achieved over 2 million hours without a single lost time accident

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tougher Procedures on Reincarnated Carriers

A new rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would make it tougher for carriers that have been sanctioned to reincarnate themselves under a new identity. The agency is proposing to change its procedures in several areas affecting truck lines, intermodal equipment providers, brokers, freight forwards and hazmat proceedings

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Maverick Orders 350 Freightliner Cascadias

Maverick Transportation will begin taking delivery of 350 new 2012 and 2013 trucks in the first quarter of 2012. It's also spec'ing automatic tire inflation on all new trailers purchased in 2012

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Adds Compli's Enterprise Edition-Trucking as Featured Product

Compli's Enterprise Edition-Trucking, and HR and compliance management solution, has been added to the American Trucking Associations' Business Solutions-featured products list

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

NGV Global Recommends RFID Verification for CNG Refuelling

The recommendations follow more than 12 months of study on the subject and are outlined in a 66 page Position Paper released by the association last week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel, Oil Prices Fall Again

The national average price of a gallon of diesel dropped nearly 4 cents this week to $3.894, falling for the third week in a row, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

'Occupy' Protesters Target Ports

There were protests and even some arrests Monday at West Coast ports as the anti-Wall Street movement hit tried to slow down container traffic

Tags: Intermodal

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Osceola, Iowa

Pilot Flying J has opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Osceola, Iowa, at Exit 34 off Interstate 35

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

Truckload Turnover Rises for Fourth Straight Quarter

The turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89% in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, an indication of increased demand and competition for drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations

December 12, 2011 - Industry News

ACT Predicting 252K Class 8 Build for 2011

ACT Research still is predicting 2011 North American Class 8 truck build to wind up at around 252,000, despite some recent good economic news

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Seven Dealers Nominated for National Truck Dealer of the Year

Seven commercial truck dealers from the United States and Canada were nominated by their peers for a national industry award presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Encourages Industry to View, Share New Highway Angel Video

The Truckload Carriers Association is asking everyone in trucking to help change the public's perception of trucking by watching Lindsay Lawler's brand new "Highway Angel" music video on YouTube

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Association Calls 2011 a Success

Looking back on 2011, WIT president and CEO, Ellen Voie, says the association made huge strides in promoting women's position in trucking

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Kankakee, Ill.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Kankakee, Ill., at Interstate 57, Exit 308

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Eleven Carriers Named for Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected this year's Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown roster

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB to Review 2010 Multi-vehicle Crash in Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause, and consider proposed safety recommendations on the August 5, 2010, multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Small Package Volumes Projected to Spike Today

FedEx Corp. forecasters expect FedEx will move approximately 17 million shipments -- almost double its daily average volume -- through its global networks today.

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Two New Pennsylvania Locations

Pilot Flying J has acquired new Pilot Travel Center locations in Duncannon and Frystown, Penn

December 11, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens in Lexington, Virginia

TravelCenters of America LLC has opened of its newest TA travel center at 2516 N. Lee Highway (Route 11), I-81/I-64, exit 195, in Lexington, VA

December 8, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Drop, Truck-related Deaths Rise

Preliminary 2010 fatality and injury data shows that highway deaths fell to 32,885 for the year, the lowest level since 1949. The data also revealed that truck-related fatalities increased by nearly nine percent to 3,675

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