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August 4, 2011 - Industry News

OIG: Public Private Partnerships a Mixed Blessing

In a report issued in late July, the Office of Inspector General found that public-private partnerships have several financial disadvantages when compared to traditional public sector financing, but certain private sector efficiencies can meaningfully offset PPPs' cost disadvantages

Tags: Highways

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Makes Online Truck Rentals Easier with New Mobile Website

Penske Truck Rental has introduced a new mobile website at that enables consumers to make truck rental reservations from virtually any smartphone

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Calls on India to Accept Trade in Reman Parts

APRA President, Bill Gager, is calling on the Indian Government to accept trade in remanufactured products on an equal basis with new manufactured products

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

July Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Lowest Since September 2010

Preliminary data just released by FTR Associates shows July Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 18,532, the lowest monthly total since September of 2010

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Expands Britton, S.D. Plant

Horton, Inc. is expanding its Britton, S.D., facility by 20,000 square feet in order to the expansion of the company's growing QuickShip regional warehouse program

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Performance Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Facility in Rosenberg, Texas

Performance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Rosenberg offering truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

American La France Forms Commercial Arm to Expand Sales of Condor LCFs

American LaFrance, an old-line maker of fire apparatus, has formed a Commercial Truck Division to spur growth of its Condor heavy low-cab-forward series and develop new products

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

'Hot' Trucks May Be A Chronic Problem

State troopers in Indiana have developed innovative law enforcement solutions to take bad food loads off the road, before they make it to market. Yesterday, Truckinginfo reported that Indiana State Police have been citing a high number

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens Location in Rhome, Texas

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores held a ribbon-cutting event at a new travel stop in Rhome, Texas, located at Highway 287 and Highway 114

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Remains in Modestly Positive Territory

FTR's June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

CSX To Build New $15 Million Intermodal Terminal In Louisville

CSX announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Officially Closes Chatham Manufacturing Facility

Navistar International announced Tuesday that it would close its Chatham, Ontario, truck manufacturing operations

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana State Police Citing High Number of 'Hot' Reefer Trucks this Summer

Indiana State Police have cited a high number of small reefer trucks transporting food at unsafe and illegal temperatures, according to a report by Channel 13 in Indianapolis, an NBC affiliate

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Says Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.7% YoY in May

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 15.7% higher in May 2011 than in May 2010, totaling $77.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

FreightWatch: Cargo Thefts Declined Slightly in 2011's First Half

FreightWatch recorded 433 cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2011, a 6.8% decline from the same time period in 2010

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Getloaded Freight Matching Service Launches a Spanish-Language Load Board

Getloaded, a web-based logistics service provider, launched what it claims is the first comprehensive freight matching service in Spanis

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Completes Purchase of Vehicle Sensor Business From Iteris

One week after signing a definitive agreement, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it has finalized its purchase of certain assets, including SafetyDirect and the AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System, from Iteris

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DuPont Named Master of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America


DuPont Performance Coatings received Daimler Trucks North America's Master of Quality award, DTNA has announced

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Announces Acquisition of The James Brooks Co.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Co., a provider of intermodal transportation and related services to the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Says FMCSA Strategic Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan does not do enough to address crashes, says the American Trucking Associations in comments filed July 29

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Better Stopping Performance Now Built Into Highway Tractors as New Rules Take Effect

Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. right now are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built last week. That's because new government stopping-distance requirements took effect August 1st

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New TA in Indiana

TravelCenters of America has finished renovating and rebranding the newest TA full-service travel center at Exit 230 off I-65, 11166 West State Rd., DeMotte, Ind

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Launches New 3PL Provider, Vault Logistics

Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its service offerings with the introduction of Vault Logistics, a neutral third-party provider of supply chain solutions

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

NTDAW Website Provides Event Information to Drivers, Companies Asked to Register

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will be held September 11-17. Companies are asked to register their events online

Tags: Events

August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Acquires Morton Industries and BSI

Nelson Global Products has acquired Morton Industries LLC and Bradley Services Inc., both of Morton, Ill

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