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December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Decline in November

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November 2011 Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's declined 27% from October to 20,400 units

Tags: Economy

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Telular Extends M2M Portfolio with SkyBitz Acquisition

Telular Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire SkyBitz, Inc. The combined companies will create the largest "pure player" asset tracking and management company in the world, Telular says

December 5, 2011 - Industry News

Keller Names New CEO

James J. Keller, CEO J.J. Keller and Associates

J.J. Keller and Associates has a new CEO: James J. Keller, previously the company's president and COO, succeed his brother Robert L. Keller as president/CEO effective Jan 1, 2012

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

CRASH says New Safety Data Validates Need for New HOS Rule

In a press release issued Friday, the Truck Safety Coalition says truck crash fatalities rose to nearly 4000 in 2010, from 3,380 casualties in 2009

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Announces Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group

ALK Technologies, Inc., has formed a new business group, Enterprise Solutions, comprised of its PC*MILER, CoPilot Truck and CoPilot Live product lines, plus supporting map data, software tools and professional services

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

inthinc Launches Telematics and Fleet Management Webinar Series

inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. is launching a webinar series to discuss how to leverage telematics technology to improve fleet performance across a variety of industries and organizational structures

Tags: Events

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Wabash Names Truck-Lite Outstanding Supplier

Pictured let to right: Dick Giromini, President & CEO, Wabash National Corporation; Brian Kupchella, President & COO, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Jon Stineman, National Sales Director, Truck-Lite Co. LLC; Mark Webber, CFO, Wabash National Corporation.

Wabash National Corporation recently selected Truck-Lite as a top supplier during its annual supplier conference for going above and beyond to meet increasing customer demand and maximized productivity

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

HOS Debate Hurting Rate Negotiations: FTR

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the December Trucking Update, declined to a reading of 3.4 in October, primarily due to further delay in the issuance of revised Hours of Service regulations

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Center In Gilman, Ill.

Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center in Gilman, Ill., on Dec. 5 featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel center is located at 815 Highway 24 West at Exit 283 off Interstate 57

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Port of Savannah Connector

The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated Jimmy Deloach Parkway Connector, linking the Port directly to Interstate 95, got a big boost last week with the awarding of a $73 million contract for its construction

Tags: Intermodal

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Small Package Rates Going up by 4.9% in 2012

FedEx Corp will raise rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by a net average 4.9% next year, matching the 2011 increase

December 4, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Lays Wreaths on Air Force Veterans' Graves

Truckload Carriers Association conducted a special ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. to honor Air Force veterans who are interred at the Academy's cemetery

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

European Truck Makers Need Policy Integration to Maintain R&D Efforts, Product Development

Commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe are calling upon EU policy makers to further integrate the Union's policies for transport, industrial competitiveness and future innovation to help spur sustainable growth

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

CARB TRU Compliance Extension Application Forms now Available

Owner of reefer equipment unable to comply with the Dec. 31 2011 deadline due to delays in delivery, installation, or financing, reefer owners may apply for a compliance extension

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Greeley Truck Parts

FleetPride, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Greeley Truck Parts of Greeley, Colo

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study Shows Solid Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2012

CK Commercial Vehicle Research surveyed 64 representative small, medium and large for-hire as well as private and government fleets for its 2011 annual fleet study

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Getloaded Partners with National Association for Minority Truckers

Getloaded has launched a new, exclusive partnership with the National Association for Minority Truckers

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in Whitestown, Indiana

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Whitestown, Ind. Whitestown is the second Love's location recently opened in Indiana; Love's in Belleville opened Nov. 16

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adds Cargo Vans, Straight Trucks to Demand Critical Fleet

U.S. Xpress is adding smaller capacity vehicles in response to customer demand for greater shipping flexibility

December 1, 2011 - Industry News

Fuso Shows Electric, Hybrid Trucks That Might Come to the States

The Canter cab and body are lifted to reveal components of Fuso's new light/medium-duty Eco diesel-electric parallel hybrid at Tokyo Motor Show. The system might be employed later in Freightliner M2 trucks. (Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand)

The Tokyo Motor Show was the venue for introduction of a pair of hybrid-drive systems and a full-electric vehicle by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. While there are no plans to sell the trucks in the U.S., the systems or some of their components might someday appear in Freightliner and Western Star vehicles from Daimler Trucks North America, Mitsubishi Fuso's sister company in the states

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA Wraps Up Montreal Cargo Securement Forum

The North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum provides an opportunity to resolve discrepancies through discussion and study. Photo by Jim Park

CVSA's semi-annual North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum was held in Montreal, Que. this week. About 75 people attended from various branches of the enforcement and regulatory community, carriers, equipment makers and suppliers

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Board of Directors Approves Reverse Stock Split

YRC Worldwide Inc. held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders Nov. 30, in Overland Park, Kan., where the company's board of directors to effect a reverse stock split of YRC Worldwide's common stock

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

100,000 DD Engines and Counting

Detroit Diesel marked the production of the 100,000th engine to come off the DD Platform assembly line at its Redford, Mich., manufacturing facility

November 30, 2011 - Industry News

Hearing Raises Political Profile of Hours Rule

A new piece of information emerged from yesterday's hearing on the pending hours of service rule. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro said that preliminary estimates show a possible uptick in truck-related fatalities, from 3,360 in 2009 to "approaching 4,000" in 2010

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Trade Continues Year-to-Year Gains

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 13.8 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010, totaling $77.7 billion.

Tags: Economy

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