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February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Maersk to Sell Direct ChassisLink

Maersk Inc. announced an agreement to sell its subsidiary Maersk Equipment Services Company, doing business as Direct ChassisLink Inc., to Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm

Tags: Intermodal

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Acquires Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Truck Stop

Pilot Flying J acquired the Olsons Truck Stop in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and will remodel the travel center with full amenities

Tags: Highways

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Promotes Ray Harlin to President

U.S. Xpress named Ray Harlin president following the recent death of co-founder Pat Quinn.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises promoted Ray Harlin to president of the company. Harlin succeeds Patrick Quinn, the company's co-founder, who passed away in December

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds DEF Dispensers at More Than 60 Locations

TravelCenters of America completed the installation of bulk diesel exhaust fluid dispensers at 62 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center locations

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Contracts with Green Energy Oilfield Services to Build LNG Station for Texas Tanker Fleet

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. signed a 10-year agreement with Texas transport provider Green Energy Oilfield Services to build, supply and maintain a new liquefied natural gas fueling station at Green Energy headquarters in Fairfield, Texas.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Paccar Recalls Trucks with Problematic Bendix Air-Brake Valve

Paccar Inc., one of several manufacturers whose trucks are affected by problems with a Bendix air-brake valve, has issued a recall that includes 21 Kenworth and Peterbilt models

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel and Gas Prices Continue to Creep Up, Oil Prices fall

U.S. diesel prices are up again this week by less than a tenth of a cent to $3.856, while the nation's gas prices are up by a little more than 4 cents to $3.482, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's weekly report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

ATD Chairman: 'Change Will Come With or Without Us'

In his last speech as chairman of the American Truck Dealers, Utah commercial truck dealer Kyle Treadway urged dealers to embrace the many changes affecting heavy- and medium-duty truck retailing, including the introduction of new federal regulations, technological advances and the entrance of a younger generation of future dealers

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Senate to Vote on Highway Funding Proposal

As Congress looks for infrastructure funding, one plan would involve transferring funds from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Trust Fund.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on revenue provisions to supplement the Highway Trust Fund and pay for the Senate's proposed highway bill. Passage of the measure will put in place a key provision for the Senate's plan to reauthorize the federal highway program with a $109 billion, two-year bill. The House, meanwhile, is working on a $260 billion, five-year bill.

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Reports Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January

Preliminary data shows January Class 8 truck total net orders of 24,906 units for all major North American OEM's, according to FTR Associates

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Slight Decline in Freight Shipments, Expenditures Flat in January

January saw a slight decline in freight shipments compared to December, with freight expenditures essentially flat, according to January's Cass Freight Index Report.

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Orders 9,400 New Trailers for 2012

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012, and it will refurbish 1,000 flatbeds.

Xtra Lease ordered 9,400 new vans and reefers for 2012. The new models will replace many older model trailers that will be sold or re-designated as cartage or storage trailers

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

Healthy Trucking Summit Planned for April

The Healthy Trucking Association of America's fourth annual Healthy Trucking Summit will take place April 24-26 in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Tags: Events

February 6, 2012 - Industry News

North Dakota Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions Begin Feb. 8

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will place seasonal load restrictions on highways in southwestern North Dakota beginning Feb. 8. at 7 a.m. CST

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Peterbilt Wins Both Categories in ATD's Truck of the Year Contest

Peterbilt's Model 210 Class 7 low-cab-forward truck takes top honors in the ATD Truck of the Year awards medium-duty category.

Peterbilt Motors won both the medium- and heavy duty categories in the American Truck Dealers' annual Commercial Truck of the Year competition, announced Sunday at ATD's convention in Las Vegas

Tags: American Truck Dealers, Peterbilt, Commercial Truck of the Year

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

Terry Dotson Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, Truck Dealer of the Year

Terry Dotson, president, chairman and CEO of Prestonburg, Ky.-basedWorldwide Equipment Enterprises, Saturday was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.

February 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Highway Bill Clears Committee on Party-Line Vote

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee did its job last week, reporting out a bill that would reauthorize the federal transportation program for five years at current funding levels. It was a squeaker, though, and the outlook for Congress finishing the job before the current program expires on March 31 is not rosy

February 3, 2012 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Opens Location in La Crosse

Wisconsin Kenworth opened a new full-service location in La Crosse.

Wisconsin Kenworth opened a 15,200-square-foot location in La Crosse

February 3, 2012 - Industry News

January Commercial Vehicle Net Orders In Line with Expectations

North America medium and heavy-duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for January were in line with expectations, reports ACT Research Co.

Tags: Economy

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

House Panel Kills Truck Weight Increase

The House T&I Committee killed a provision in the highway bill that would have allowed 97,000-pound rigs in six-axle configurations, similar to these Canadian trucks. (Photo by Jim Park)

An increase in federal truck size and weight limits did not survive a House committee vote yesterday. Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 33 to 22 to study the increased limit, rather than actually increasing it

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Great Dane Manufacturing Facility Builds Its 100,000th Trailer

Great Dane's Terre Haute, Ind., manufacturing facility celebrated the completion of its 100,000th trailer

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for Qualcomm's Vision Management Conference

Qualcomm, provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services, announced open registration for its Vision 2012 Management Conference, June 4-7 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego

Tags: Events

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results up Year-Over-Year

Ryder System Inc. reported total revenue for the fourth quarter at $1.54 billion, up 17% from $1.31 billion in the same period in the prior year, reflecting the benefit of acquisitions, organic growth and fuel services

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

Scopelitis Transportation Law Firm Adds Dallas/Fort Worth Office, Two New Lawyers

Transportation attorneys John W. Greene and John P. Dimitry are joining national transportation law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary as the firm opens its ninth office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area starting Feb. 1

February 2, 2012 - Industry News

2011 Record-Setting Year for Intermodal Container Volume

Intermodal container volume set a new record in 2011 with 12.4 million moves, beating former record-year 2007 by 3.7%, according to Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report

Tags: Intermodal

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