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October 26, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Closer to Final Unified Registration System; Would Help Address "Chameleon" Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to change its approach to putting together a Unified Registration System, but intends to stick with the key components it already has proposed in this sweeping overhaul of the way it keeps track of the entities it regulates

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Throws Hat in the Ring for Tolling Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking at tolling the segment of Interstate 15 that cuts across the northwestern corner of the state

Tags: Highways

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Utilimaster, Isuzu Begin Production of Lightweight, Aerodynamic Reach Walk-In Van

Production has begun on the Reach lightweight, aerodynamic walk-in van, said the two companies involved. Utilimaster Corp. is assembling the vehicle and Isuzu Commercial Truck of America provides the chassis.

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.6% in September

American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in September after falling a revised 0.5% in August 2011, the group's economists announced

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins' Strong Sales, Earnings, Head for 'Best Year Ever'

Cummins reported strong third quarter sales growth and earnings, and is headed for "its best year ever," said Tim Solso, chairman and CEO. Sales were $4.6 billion, up 36% from the same period last year

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Paccar Reports Record Quarterly Revenue, Doubles Net Income

Paccar reported the highest quarterly revenues in its history and doubled its net income in the third quarter of 2011.

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Auctions Lead Used Truck Sales Recovery in September

Auction action and healthy wholesale activity pushed sales volumes of used Class 3-8 commercial trucks in September after an extended summer slump, reported ACT Research. Retail markets fell, however

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2011 - Industry News

TCP Survey: 'Trend of Caution" Among Smaller Carriers

Given all the uncertainly regarding the economy, volumes, rates, drivers, and regulation, more carriers, especially small ones, are thinking about leaving the industry or liquidating in the next six months, according to Transport Capital Partners' Third Quarter Business Expectations Survey

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel up 2.4 Cents to $3.825; Oil Gains 4.4%

Diesel and crude oil made gains over the past week while gasoline prices dipped slightly, according to the Department of Energy's weekly on-highway retail price survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment, Inc. Moves Las Vegas Dealership

TEC Equipment, Inc. has acquired real estate, renovated and moved it's TEC Las Vegas heavy-duty truck dealership from it's previous leased facility

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders Improved in September

Trailer order activity posted solid improvement in September after lackluster performance in previous months. Net orders were up almost 31% month-over month and 22% year-over-year

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Leaders Express Concern with LaHood's Hours-of-Service Letter

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves and Chairman Dan England questioned Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's contention in a letter to Congress that the administration is drafting a new hours-of-service proposal based on the "most comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis."

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

HDAW'12 One-on-One Meeting Distributor Registration Now Open

Conference organizers have officially opened distributor registration for the One-on-One meetings segment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week'12. The one-on-One meetings will take place January 25-26, and more than 100 suppliers have already committed to participate

Tags: Events

October 24, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Per-Share Earnings Increase 37 Percent on 15 Percent Revenue Growth

Eaton Corporation posted record net income per share of $1.07 for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 37 percent over the $0.78 earned in the third quarter of 2010

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Diesel PM Filter Retrofit Deadline Looms; Some Fleets Still Have Compliance Options

The deadline for meeting California's Truck and Bus regulation diesel particulate filter retrofit requirement is January 1, 2012, but fleets can still apply for staggered implementation schedule or flexible phase-in option

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

Morgan Olson Walk-in Vans Selected for the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships and North American Inspectors Championship

The walk-in vans used during the driver safety and skills competition were provided Morgan Olson. Considered the "Super Bowl of Safety," the competition is open to step van drivers in any industry

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Awarded for Facility Expansion

Job growth at the Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC wheel-end production facility in Bowling Green, Ky., earned the company a 2011 Business Expansion Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

TCA's Best Fleets to Drive For Nomination Period Closes October 31

Company drivers and owner operators may nominate their trucking companies as one of the Truckload Carriers Association's (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry

October 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Renews Contract of President Bill Graves

American Trucking Associations President and CEO, Bill Graves

American Trucking Associations has reached an agreement on a new three-year contract with association President and CEO Bill Graves

October 21, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Committee Plans Vote on Highway Bill

The Cooper River Bridge project in South Carolina is an example of a project supported by the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program, for which the bill would boost funding.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plans to debate and vote on its two-year surface transportation bill Nov. 9. The committee's strategy is to produce a two-year measure funded at current levels, plus inflation. This will require about $12 billion more than will be available from the Highway Trust Fund, a difference that Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., a member of EPW and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has said he believes can be found

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Scuttles Plans for New Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., hit a dead end after the Michigan Senate rejected a $5.3 billion funding bill needed get construction started

Tags: Highways

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Trucks and Dry Van Trailers from FFE

Frozen Food Express Industries will sell nearly all of the rolling stock from of its former dry van business to Celadon Trucking Services

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA Adds Second Shift, 350 New Positions at Portland Plant

Daimler Trucks North America has added a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant in Portland, Ore., creating approximately 350 new jobs at the facility by the end of 2012

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Wendover's R Place Truckstop Goes Electric

R Place's 32 power hook up deliver Shorepower pedestals provide 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power at a rate of $1 per hour.

Shorepower electrified parking spaces have come to the R Place Truckstop on I-80 in Wendover Utah. Truckers using the facility can look forward to cleaner air, less noise, reduced fuel consumption and a sound night's sleep

October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Open New Travel Stop in Perrysburg, Ohio

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Perrysburg, Ohio. To celebrate the opening, professional drivers will receive double "I Love Rewards" loyalty points on purchases at the new location through Nov. 20

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