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March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Western Star Introduces New Naming System for Expanded Model Line

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Western Star Truck Sales announced new naming for its full line of truck models

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Upcoming Webinar: Misconceptions About Large Truck Crashes

The FMCSA Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology will hold an informational webinar to educate all FMCSA stakeholders about a number of popular beliefs concerning large truck crashes that are not supported by crash data

Tags: Events

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman Hits the Road with Professional Truck Drivers

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman departed Wednesday on a two-day, four-state journey from Washington, D.C. to Louisville, Ky., to get a cab's-eye view of the commercial truck industry

Tags: Events

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler Exec: Production Ramp-up Won't Meet Demand

LOUISVILLE, KY - Noting that "Everyone wants me to be the fortune teller here at the show," Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum predicted U.S. Class 8 sales of 153,000 for 2011, lower than we're hearing from other OEs. The reason? Truck production capacity won't be able to ramp up as fast as demand

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Up In January

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its NAFTA partners was 19.5 percent higher in January 2011 than in January 2010, reaching $67.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

NationaLease Adds Three Member Companies

NationaLease has expanded its network of independent trucking companies with the addition of three new companies, which have been approved for full membership

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

Utility's New Parts Warehouse Serves Growing Markets in Central, Eastern U.S.

Some sheet-metal parts are 53 feet long, so are placed on special racks aboard dedicated trailers.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing's new, larger parts warehouse near Cincinnati was opened to fill orders in the central and eastern United States, and shows the builder's commitment to serving its dealers and customers, executives said at an official opening on Wednesday

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

ATD Announces Nominees for Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers will recognize one new medium-duty and one new heavy-duty truck with awards at its Convention & Exposition next month in Phoenix

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Expects Full E-log Implementation by June

Con-way Truckload announced that 71 percent of its 3,000-driver fleet is using electronic logs (e-logs), with full integration of the technology expected in June 2011. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to make the adoption of e-logs mandatory for all carriers by 2014

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

President Calls for Cutting Oil Imports

Noting that international events have people thinking about energy safety and security, President Obama Wednesday called for slashing oil imports by one-third by 2025 as part of his administration's Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 29, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo to Sell Hybrid Trucks in Europe

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo announced that Volvo Trucks will sell heavy hybrid trucks under the name Volvo FE Hybrid to customers in selected European markets

March 29, 2011 - Industry News

New Truck Showroom Open at Joplin 44 Petro

Joplin 44 Petro, Joplin, Mo., has opened its new Super Truck Showroom and remodeled truckstop. The expansion features 15,000 square feet of showroom space

March 29, 2011 - Industry News

PS Energy Group, Clean Energy Fuels Strike Atlanta Deal

PS Energy Group is increasing the supply of alternative fuels in Atlanta by working with Clean Energy Fuels, the company founded by T. Boone Pickens

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 29, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Tells Congress Trucking Needs a Highway Bill

The trucking industry needs Congress to quickly pass a new surface transportation bill with a focus on highways. That was the message of American Trucking Associations chairman Barbara Windsor Tuesday in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Tags: Highways

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

California Cap-and-Trade Hits Roadblock

California's landmark attempt to implement a 'cap-and-trade' system of reducing carbon emissions hit a roadblock last week when a judge ruled that the state had not looked hard enough at alternatives

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

On-Highway Diesel Prices Continue Rise After Brief Fall

U.S. on-highway diesel prices are up 2.5 cents from last week, and up 99.3 cents from last year, according to the Department of Energy. The rise to a $3.932 national average follows a slight decline last week that broke a 15-week streak of steady price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Green Truck Association Names Officers

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, elected new officers of the board of directors during the annual Board meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 8, 2011

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

SkyBitz Joins DASH7 Alliance

SkyBitz, a remote asset tracking and information management company, announced its membership in the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7, or DASH7, standard for wireless sensor networking

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Two Used Vehicle Sales Centers

Ryder System opened used vehicle sales centers in Orlando, Fla., and Montebello, Calif

March 28, 2011 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Offers Service Information Skills Station to SuperTech Organizers

Mitchell 1 offers to operate a complete Service Information Skills Station to state trucking organizations that hold annual SuperTech competitions

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Agree on Five-Year Contract

VTNA's new agreement with the UAW will keep the assembly lines at New River Valley running untill at least March 2016.

Volvo Trucks North America today announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new five-year agreement covering about 1,300 members of UAW Local #2069 at the New River Valley, VA, plant

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Promotes 'Retread Instead'

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions launched a new campaign designed to promote retreading. At the heart of the campaign is an appeal to fleets to consider extending their casing age limits when retreading

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Class 3 Registrations Lead Improved January Numbers

New commercial vehicle registrations, Class 3-8, in January were 32,175 units, an increase of 11.6 percent from January 2010 and about 1 percent higher than December 2010, according to Polk

March 27, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy Industry Drives Flatbed Uptick

A surge in flatbed freight and tightening capacity could lead to shortages this spring and summer. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Great Recession hit trucking hard, but the rebound has begun with the open-deck sector leading the charge back to profitability. For the week ending March 19, a 3.2 percent uptick in flatbed freight volume compared to the previous week helped lead overall truckload freight availability on TransCore's DAT Network of load boards to increase by 2 percent nationwide

Tags: Economy

March 25, 2011 - Industry News

JOC Ranks Roadrunner Fastest-Growing LTL

Roadrunner Transportation was the fastest growing-company among the top 25 less-than-truckload carriers last year, according to the Journal of Commerce

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