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January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Proposal Would Raise Ohio Speed Limit

An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill that would raise the speed limit for all vehicles on the state's interstate highways from 65 to 70 mph, following a similar move by the Ohio Turnpike

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Forecast Predicts Hybrid, Electric Truck Sales Will Nearly Double in 2012

A forecast from Pike Research says that sales of hybrid and electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks will nearly double in 2012, but one industry expert thinks some of the numbers might be overly optimistic

Tags: Economy

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

President of Tennessee Express Elected 2012 IANA Chairman

The Intermodal Association of North America's board of directors announced that Dave Manning, long-time IANA member and president of Tennessee Express Inc., was elected as the association's new chairman

Tags: Intermodal

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Schneider National Buying 2,500 OnGuard Collision Safety Systems

Meritor Wabco announced that Schneider National will buy more than 2,500 OnGuard Collision Safety Systems for all of its Class 8 commercial vehicles

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

US. Xpress Appoints President of Arnold Transportation Services

U.S. Xpress Enterprises announced that Tom Smith will be president of Arnold Transportation Services, a regional truckload carrier owned by U.S. Xpress

Tags: U.S. Xpress

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Mack Trucks to Appear on National Geographic Channel's <I>Ultimate Factories</I>

Mack Trucks will be the focus of an episode of Ultimate Factories on the National Geographic Channel, Saturday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Mack Trucks Inc.)

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the premiere of National Geographic Channel's new show Ultimate Factories will feature Mack Trucks

January 12, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer Workshops to Focus on Federal Policy Changes, Boosting Profitability

At its 2012 convention and expo in Las Vegas, ATD will offer a variety of workshops focusing on how dealers can stay on top of federal regulatory changes, improve employee retention and achieve greater profitability

Tags: Events

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Trucking Index Points to Healthy First of 2012 for Trucking

The fuel-purchase-based Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), rose 0.2% in December after a 0.1% increase in November and a 1.1% increase in October

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Walmart Announces "Carrier of the Year" Awards

Walmart is honoring 11 of its transportation suppliers for exemplary performance in delivering to Walmart distribution centers

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Virtual Technician Joins Detroit Brand Family

Virtual Technician, Daimler Trucks North America's real-time remote diagnostic system, will be joining the Detroit family

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA-Supported Virginia Legislation Addresses Motor Vehicle Rental Tax

Delegate James Massie (R-Henrico) has introduced Virginia legislation, sponsored by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, that would limit the types of revenue taxed under the commonwealth's 10% motor vehicle rental tax

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: Class 8 Demand Remains Strong Despite Lackluster Economic Forecasts

ACT Research expects the pace of U.S. economic activity to operate at a rate of around 2% in 2012, according to the January issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ancra Announces Addition to Cargo Division

John Czarnecki is Ancra&#39;s new sales executive for the mid-states region. (Photo courtesy of Ancra).

Ancra announced that John Czarnecki will join the cargo division as sales executive the mid-state region, which includes Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.1% from October to November

From October to November, the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1% following a one month decrease, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor Names Aftermarket Performance System Award Winners

The three recipients of the Meritor Aftermarket Performance System Award received crystal statues. (Photo courtesy of Meritor)

Meritor has announced the winners of the 2011 Aftermarket Performance System awards, which internally recognize performance in lean implementation in Meritor's global aftermarket facilities

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

November Shippers Conditions Index Favors Truckers

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for November dropped 2.5 points from the previous month to a reading of -6.1 reflecting the seasonal tightening of shipping capacity

Tags: Economy

January 11, 2012 - Industry News

Washington Insiders to Speak at 2012 Aftermarket Legislative Summit

The 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Aftermarket Legislative Summit will start on March 14 with a panel discussion featuring Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, and Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

FHWA Backs Away from Peace Bridge Plan, Peace Bridge Authority to Move Forward With Plaza Renovations

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Federal Highway Administration has formally terminated the decade long Peace Bridge Expansion Project environmental review process. The announcement will allow the Authority to take immediate action on plaza construction

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

TCP: Carriers Resist Adding Capacity on Poor ROI

Carrier won&#39;t be making significant equipment investments until they see the rate increases needed to recoup that investment, says TCP. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Transport Capital Partners (TCP) 4th Quarter 2011 Business Expectations Survey finds 73 percent of responding carriers will not be adding any significant capacity until rates improve, providing a better return on their investment

Tags: Economy

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

ATA President to be Keynote Speaker for Pegasus TransTech User Conference

Gov. Bill Graves will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Pegasus TransTech User Conference. (Photo courtesy of the American Trucking Associations)

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations , will be the keynote speaker at the Pegasus TransTech User Conference in Clearwater, Fla

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder signs Source Interlink to Flex-to-Green lease agreement

Ryder System Inc. has signed its first Flex-to-Green lease agreemen

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Women in Trucking Launches Blog

The Women In Trucking association has launched a blog. (Photo courtesy of Women in Trucking)

The Women In Trucking association has created a blog in an effort to connect with its nearly 1,800 members

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Michelin Announces 2013 theme for Challenge Design

The theme for the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design competition is "HALF! Lightweight with a passion.

Tags: Events

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

New Jersey Assemblyman Alex DeCroce dies at 75

New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Alex DeCroce, 75, died suddenly late Monday night at the Statehouse, just after the 214th Legislature held its final voting session

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Study Says Propane GAS Act Could Create 42,000 New Jobs and $29 Million in Economic Gain

Findings of an independent analysis by ICF International say that the passing of the legislation for the Propane Green Autogas Solutions (GAS) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2014 and S. 1120) would create a significant increase in jobs and a substantial economic boom for the U.S

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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