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May 10, 2011 - Industry News

TA Q1 2011 Losses Improve Over Q1 2010

TravelCenters of America saw its losses shrink in the first quarter, thanks largely to savings in real estate rent and improved margins on fuel

May 10, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Enhances Public Access With Searchable Database

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched a new web page that improves free public access to orders and decisions on FMCSA civil penalty and safety rating cases

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA Honors Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

The NAFA Fleet Management Association honored four fleets with its 2011 Sustainable Fleet Awards

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Container Drayage Facility in Tennessee

Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new container drayage site in Memphis, Tenn. This new operation will serve all rail heads in the Memphis area and will offer pick-up and delivery to any point in the continental United States

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offering RollTek Side Rollover Protection

IMMI RollTek side rollover protection is now available on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high-back driver's seat

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Charter Fuels Joins Alliance AutoGas

Wisconsin energy provider Charter Fuels has partnered with the Alliance AutoGas network to supply regional fleet customers with propane autogas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

CV Safety Technology Bill Would Offer Incentives for Safety Technology

Two U.S. representatives have introduced a bill that would provide a tax credit for commercial vehicle owners to purchase and install specific advanced safety technology, including brake stroke monitoring systems, vehicle stability systems, lane departure warning systems and collision warning or mitigation systems

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Expert Defines Keys to Growth in Trucking Industry at Conference

Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group, defined the keys to growth in the trucking industry at the Carrier Logistics' recent Group Conference in White Plains, N.Y

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down, Oil Recovering From Significant Fall

National on-highway diesel prices fell by 2 cents from last week to $4.104, according to the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Lease-Accounting Rules Change Delayed as Complexity Complaints Addressed

It looks like proposed changes in accounting practices that would affect fleets that lease trucks will not go into effect as soon as originally expected

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas I-40 Eastbound Reopened

Arkansas highway officials have re-opened Interstate 40's eastbound lanes, which were closed for 23 miles between Little Rock and Memphis due to flooding

Tags: Highways

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Uniform Speed Limits for Four-Lane Non-Interstate Highways

Legislation which received final approval today by the General Assembly and was sent to the Governor would expand the uniform 65 MPH speed limit to those 4-lane divided highways outside of the Chicago-area that currently have a split speed limit

Tags: Highways

May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Opens First Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Ryder System celebrated the grand opening of its first natural gas vehicle maintenance facility and took an initial delivery of natural gas vehicles in Southern California on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 8, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA Considering Out-of-Service Citation for Drivers Who Don't Have Medical Certificate

Under new guidelines being considered by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a truck driver who twice fails to have a medical certificate on hand could be placed out of service

May 8, 2011 - Industry News

The Future Has No Bounds

As a newcomer to the trucking industry, it's difficult for me to imagine logistics in an era pre hyper-connectivity. Last week at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit, I got to see some of the best minds in trucking technology sharpen the cutting edge and debate the issues of the day.

May 6, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens HOS Docket; Comments Sought on Four New Fatigue Studies

Four new fatigue studies have surfaced, and on Friday afternoon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reopened the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking comment period to allow for review of the newly presented research

May 6, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas Flooding: I-40 Remains Closed in East Arkansas

Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas remains closed in both directions today around the flooded section at the White River Bridge, located near mile marker 202 at Hazen, Ark.

Tags: Highways

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Continental Truck Tires Now Available at TA & Petro Locations

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC ("Continental") has signed a multi-year agreement to sell Continental brand commercial tires at TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Center sites throughout the U.S. and Canada

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Techs Win 2011 Mack North American VISTA Competition

William Pedretti (left), Adam Bennett (right) and Hugh Sperbeck (not pictured) took first place in the 2011 Mack North American VISTA Competition, held at Mack’s North American Institute in Greensboro, N.C.

Mack Trucks, Inc. recently selected the winners of its second VISTA Team competition to find its top dealer service technicians

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Survey says Driver Shortage Will Have Widespread Impact on Fleet Capacity

More than seven in ten fleets surveyed for the Q2 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report indicate that the shortage of drivers is either impacting their fleet now or may in the future

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

National NGV Fleet Forum Comes Together to Advance Natural Gas Use in Transportation

Leading national fleet operators have announced the formation of the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Forum, a new membership organization dedicated to advancing the use of clean, domestic and low-cost natural gas in the U.S. transportation sector

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Compli Trucking HR & Compliance Management Software Provider Inks Two Partnership Agreements

Compli, North America's leading provider of on-demand human resource and compliance management software, recently completed partnership agreements with two prominent trucking industry providers

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

Mahindra Navistar Wins India's Commercial Vehicle of the Year Award

Mahindra-Navistar Automotives Ltd. received top honors at the Apollo Tyres-CV Awards 2011, winning Commercial Vehicle of the Year and HCV Truck of the Year at India's premier and only commercial vehicle awards

May 5, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Driver Licensing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is tightening its standards for commercial driver's license testing, and creating a new commercial learner's permit. In a rule published in today's Federal Register, the agency completes a three-year effort to correct shortcomings in the driver testing and licensing system

May 4, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Market Could be Entering 'Sweet Spot'

The commercial used truck market could be entering a period of growth as dealers begin to see more high-value trade-ins, says Chris Visser, senior analyst with the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide

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