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March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Travel Centers of America Sees Losses for 4Q, Gains for the Year

For the 2011 fourth quarter, Travel Centers of America had a net loss of $2.5 million. This is, however, an improvement compared to the net loss of $30 million in the 2010 fourth quarter

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

TRALA Funds Vocational Scholarship Program

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association plans to launch the TRALA Industry Scholarship Program

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Truckable Economic Activity Reaches New High in 4Q 2011

Truckable Economic Activity, a trucking-specific economic indicator developed by MacKay & Company. reached a new record high of $8.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

March 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kinedyne Expands Management Team

Kinedyne Corp. announced three additions to its team. All three men were most recently with Ancra International

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Says Freight Shipments Fell 3.6% in January from Record December

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 3.6% in January from December, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the DOT's Freight Transportation Services Index

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

AME Hires Aftermarket Sales Manager

Rob Henwood is the new heavy duty aftermarket sales manager for AME International.

AME International, manufacturer of tire changing tools and equipment, hired Rob Henwood as heavy duty aftermarket sales manager

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Passes Highway Bill, 74-22

The bill is much shorter than the traditional six-year transportation law, and it does not provide funding at levels that transportation experts say is needed, but it does contain important reforms in the federal program.

In an unusual display of bipartisanship, the Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion highway bill by a vote of 74 to 22. All of the Senate's Democrats and half of its Republicans voted for the bill

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Driver Named Highway Angel for Chain-up Help

Mike Mozley was named TCA's latest Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association announced its latest Highway Angel is professional truck driver Mike Mozley of Kool Pak, Lake Oswego, Ore

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Trane's Diesel Service

FleetPride acquired the assets of Trane's Diesel Service in Idaho Falls, Idaho

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Increased 0.7% in February

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose 0.7% in February, but it was not enough to offset the 1.7% decline in the previous month

Tags: Economy

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

NPTC and Idealease Hosting 25 Safety Seminars

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease are hosting 25 "Truck Safety Evolution" seminars in the U.S. and Canada March through May

Tags: Events

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer Plans to Participate in New Wisconsin Job-Training Program

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 450, popularly known as Wisconsin Wins, at the JX Peterbilt - Milwaukee dealership in Oak Creek, Wis.

Peterbilt dealer JX Enterprises hosted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he signed Assembly Bill 450, popularly known as Wisconsin Wins, into law this week

March 14, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Trends and What They Mean for Trucking

Changes in the retail supply chain could spell benefits for some kinds of trucking, according to experts at the 2012 Stifel Nicolaus Consumer Conference last week in New York

Tags: Economy

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Senate Close to Passing Highway Bill

The Senate is close to passing a two-year, $109 billion highway bill that could become a model for what the House will do with its transportation legislation. The bill, called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), would streamline the federal transportation program, accelerate project delivery, eliminate earmarks, increase financing resources and fund improvements in freight distribution

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Evans Distribution Launches Government Support Services Division

Evans Distribution Systems established a new division, Government Support Services Inc. The new division will help support government agencies and sub-contractors with logistics and supply chain management

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ancra Promotes Larocque to Managing Director, Ancra Canada

Ancra International promoted Brian Larocque to managing director of Ancra Canada

March 13, 2012 - Industry News

Louisiana Plant Turns Animal Fat Into Fuel

Dynamic Fuels' Louisiana plant uses scraps from Tyson Foods' meat processing plant to create renewable diesel fuel.

A high-fat diet might not be good for humans, but it could be great for trucks, trains, planes and cars.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Dart Launches CNG Dedicated Service

Dart launched a small fleet of CNG-powered tractors for Anderson Window Corp. A CNG fueling station was installed near Anderson's facility in Menomonie, Wis.

Dart Transit launched a small fleet of CNG-powered tractors dedicated to Andersen Window Corp.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Rise Yet Again, Oil Prices Fall

The national average price for diesel is up yet again this week by almost 3 cents, from $4.094 to $4.123 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. This is the seventh week in a row that prices have risen.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Alapont to Retire as Federal-Mogul President and CEO

Jose Maria Alapont is retiring as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. Rainer Jueckstock, currently senior vice president of the company''s powertrain energy business unit, will take Alapont's place.

Jose Maria Alapont will retire as the president and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp. on March 31.

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

ACT: Truck Buying Cycle Peak Moved to 2014

ACT Research has shifted its long-term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted, with stronger demand now stretching through 2014

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

White House Report Shows Drop in Oil Imports

The White House released a one-year American energy progress report showing that the U.S. has reduced dependence on foreign oil by more than 2 million barrels per day.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Relatively Flat Month-Over-Month

FTR Associates' Shippers Conditions Index for January remained basically unchanged from the previous month with a reading of negative 4.8

Tags: Economy

March 12, 2012 - Industry News

Shippers Group Honors U.S. Xpress

The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council named U.S. Xpress Enterprises its Truckload Carrier of the Year

March 11, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Stops Plan to Determine Accountability in CSA Crash Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week reversed course on a long-planned correction in its CSA safety enforcement system. The agency was close to proposing a way for carriers to get an assessment of fault in the crashes used to determine their safety rating, but on Thursday Anne Ferro told industry representatives that the agency will not go ahead after all

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