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August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Truck Market Continues to be Restrained by Inventory Shortage

The Class 3-8 used truck market tumbled 10% in July, reversing the market gain posted during June, according to ACT Research

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Announces Healthcare Package for Owner-Operators

Con-way Truckload announced a new program where owner-operators will have the opportunity to obtain healthcare benefits provided by a third-party insurance carrier

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Four Western States Form Alliance to Improve I-15

Public and private officials from Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona have formed the I-15 Mobility Alliance, a combined effort to keep commerce moving along the interstate corridor

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Rhode Island DOT to Add Reflectors

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has begun installing safety reflective markers designed to make nighttime driving easier and safer

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

Hurricane Irene Barrels Toward East Coast

Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall near Morehead City, North Carolina, on Saturday morning before powering up the east coast. Irene will likely be a borderline category 2-3 storm at that time, producing tropical conditions as far inland as I-95 in North Carolina

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Implementation Tops Advisory Committee Agenda

UPDATED -- Key technical details of the pending electronic onboard recorder mandate are scheduled to be discussed this week at a meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. At the request of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the committee has been looking into issues such as how best to give roadside inspectors access to electronic logs

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Chevron Rolls Out New Delo Truck

Chevron Lubricants unveiled its new Delo Truck this week

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

2011 APRA Heavy Duty Brake Clinic to be Held September 30 to October 1 in Dallas

On Friday, September 30th, APRA's Heavy Duty Brake Division will be hosting their annual clinic at the Embassy Suites Dallas, DFW International Airport South, in Dallas, Texas

Tags: Events

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Gets $8 Million for Truck and Bus Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced more than $8 million in federal grants to improve commercial truck and bus safety across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Order Backlogs Ease

Total U.S. commercial trailer net orders fell 2% in July from June levels, according to ACT Research. Orders have fallen now for four months in a row

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

DOT to Revise Dozens of Regulations

The Department of Transportation is eliminating or revising dozens of rules in response to President Obama's call for a review of burdensome regulations

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

Robert Heath Trucking to Install Fleet-Wide TrailerTails

Robert Heath Trucking of Lubbock, Texas, will install fuel-saving aerodynamic TrailerTails from ATDynamics, also known as boat tails, across its entire fleet of trailers

August 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Urges Governors to Reject N.Y., N.J. Toll Hike

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York to reconsider what he called an "ill-conceived and unprecedented" toll hike recently approved by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlogs Ease in Response to Fewer Orders, Continuing Production Strength

Net orders for commercial trailers declined 2% in July from June levels, the fourth straight monthly decline this year, says ACT Research Co. (ACT).

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Hurricane Prompting North Carolina Ports to Close Gates Early Friday

The North Carolina Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington will be closing their gates to commercial traffic at noon on Friday, August 26 in preparation for the threat of Hurricane Irene

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Simplifies Vehicle Registration Fee Structure

A new system that standardizes and simplifies registration fees for nearly every vehicle owner in Texas begins September 1

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Higher Durable Goods Orders Temper Economic Gloom

Durable goods orders jumped 4% in July, according to the Commerce Department. Demand for autos and airplanes surged, more than erasing June's 1.3% drop and doubling economists' expectations

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

California DMV Employee Charged with Taking Bribes to Falsify CDL Records

An employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking bribes to alter driver's license records and issue commercial licenses to individuals who had not passed the required written and driving tests

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Zappos' Robert Richman to Keynote HDAW Opening Session

Robert Richman, product manager of Zappos Insights, the Zappos Family company, will be the keynote speaker at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Tags: Events

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Report Exposes High Mexican Truck Defects. Or does it?

Just a few months before the U.S. is scheduled to reopen its border to Mexican long-haul truckers, a report has surfaced that indicates a large majority of trucks heading northbound into El Paso from Mexico have reportable defects

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Buying Prime Logistics Corp.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corp. for approximately $97.5 million

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon Breaks Ground on Second Solar Highway Project

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined the Oregon Department of Transportation and representatives from public and private partner organizations to break ground this week on Oregon's second solar highway project

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

Ford, Toyota to Collaborate on Light-Truck Hybrids

Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. say they'll collaborate on a hybrid drive system for their respective light trucks and SUVs

August 24, 2011 - Industry News

AASHTO President Asks Congress to Act on Highway Funding

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials warned Congress that a failure to extend federal highway funding will result in thousands of job losses

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2011 - Industry News

International Launches 'Turn-In-Three' Lease Program

Navistar's International Trucks launched the Turn-In-Three program, which offers customers a fixed monthly payment over six years, full warranty coverage and a new truck after three years into the program

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