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February 23, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Prices Top $100, Settle at $98.10 on Wednesday

Diesel prices are following the trend in oil pricing. The national average price rose on Wednesday to $3.61 -- up nearly a dime from last week.

The price of oil topped the $100 mark in mid-day trading on Wednesday as supply concerns worsened with the advancing strife in Libya

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA: Truck Tonnage Index Surged 3.8 Percent in January

The latest tonnage numbers indicate that the economy is growing at a good clip early in 2011.

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.8 percent in January after rising a revised 2.5 percent in December 2010

Tags: Economy

February 23, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Fleet Field Tests Show Promise for ATIS, TPMS

A 12-month fleet field test conducted by FMCSA shows tire pressure monitoring and automatic tire inflation systems can influence tire maintenance intervals and improve performance and safety

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Surge as Oil Nears $100

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel is up by 3.9 cents this week, topping $3.57 a gallon, and marking its 12th consecutive weekly increase

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar, Ecomotors International Reach Development Agreement on Groundbreaking Engine Design

Navistar International Corporation today has announced a development agreement with EcoMotors International in support of that company's opoc (Opposed Piston-Opposed Cylinder) engine architecture

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

GSO Announces Availability of GSO Overnight Ground Service

Regional carrier Golden State Overnight has announced availability of GSO Overnight Ground - a service that provides next-day ground parcel delivery to every address in California and the metropolitan regions of Nevada and Arizona

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

Mack Adds New Dealer in Alaska

Customers in Alaska like McKenna Brothers, shown here at work on a site in Eagle River, have access to additional sales, service and parts support now that Construction Machinery Industrial, LLC has become a Mack Trucks, Inc. dealer.

Construction Machinery Industrial, LLC, the leading construction equipment dealer in Alaska, has expanded its business by becoming a Mack Trucks, Inc. full-service dealer. CMI now offers Mack sales, parts and service in its Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan locations

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

WIT Meets with U.S. Transportation Officials

Women In Trucking president and CEO, Ellen Voie (center), met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FMCSA Administrator, Anne Ferro in Washington to discuss womens' roles in trucking.

Women In Trucking President/CEO Ellen Voie was recently invited to meet with United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in Washington, DC. Also at the meeting was Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, Anne Ferro

February 22, 2011 - Industry News

Seagrave Names New North East Distributor

Seagrave Fire Apparatus has appointed Foley Fire Apparatus to represent Seagrave Fire Apparatus for sales and service in the state of New Jersey and for the nine eastern counties of Pennsylvania

February 21, 2011 - Industry News

Crude Prices Soar as Supply Concerns Rise

U.S. Energy markets had the day off Monday but overseas activity proved just about enough for everyone

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 21, 2011 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Colorado Named 2010 Kenworth Dealer of Year

From left are: Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; MHC Kenworth executives Tim Murphy, Ken Hoffman, Mike Murphy, Jeff Murphy and Reed Murphy III; and Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

MHC Kenworth Colorado was named 2010 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently at the PACCAR Engine Plant in Columbus, Miss

February 21, 2011 - Industry News

Republic Moving & Storage Named 2010 Top U.S. Van Line Agency

Republic Moving & Storage of Chula Vista, Calif. has been chosen to receive the 2010 Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award

February 21, 2011 - Industry News

Fleet Brake acquires McCoy Parts and Service

Fleet Brake has acquired the wholly-owned subsidiary, 1527490 Alberta Ltd., operating as "McCoy Parts & Service" from the McCoy Corporation

February 21, 2011 - Industry News

Jim Oberstar Named Keynote Speaker at NASSTRAC Logistics Conference

The National Shipper's Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) has named James "Jim" Oberstar as keynote speaker of its 2011 Logistics Conference & Expo, April 17-20 in Orlando, Fla

February 20, 2011 - Industry News

Roy Gambrell of Truck It Named TMC General Chairman

Roy Gambrell, director of maintenance for Truck It, Cottontown, Tenn., has been installed as the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2011-2012 general chairman and treasurer

February 20, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride to Host First Annual Membership Meeting in April

The newly-merged marketing group, HDA Truck Pride, will host its first annual membership meeting in Las Vegas, April 13-17

February 20, 2011 - Industry News

NorCal Kenworth Receives Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of Year Award

From left are: Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Kenworth vice president; NorCal Kenworth executives Harry Mamizuka and Tom Bertolino; and Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

NorCal Kenworth has been named 2010 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada

February 20, 2011 - Industry News

House Reintroduces Safe & Efficient Transportation Act

Under SETA, each state would have the option to set interstate weight limits of up to 97,000 pounds for trucks equipped with six axles instead of the typical five. (Photo by Jim Park)

At the urging of The Coalition for Transportation Productivity, the Safe & Efficient Transportation Act has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio)as H.R. 763

February 20, 2011 - Industry News

Werner Enterprises Announces Planned Management Changes

The Board of Directors of Werner Enterprises, Inc. has approved several planned management changes that will become effective following the Company's annual stockholder meeting planned for May 10, 2011

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

NATSN and PTP Rollout Fleet One Fuel Card

The North American Truck Stop Network and Professional Transportation Partners, LLC have announced the rollout of Over the Road and Local fuel cards program for its members. Fleet One is the processor for this new program

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

Caribou Coffee and NATSO Team Up to For a Better Cuppa'

NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today announced it has partnered with Caribou Coffee to offer high-quality craft-roasted coffee to the selected NATSO-represented truckstops and travel plazas throughout the U.S

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

2011 North American Standard O-O-S Criteria Handbook & Pictorial is now Available from CVSA

The new 2011 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook & Pictorial is now available for purchase

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

Pinnacle Trailer Sales is New East Dealer for the Carolinas

The two sites of Pinnacle Trailer Sales Inc. are now authorized dealerships for East Manufacturing's full line of aluminum dump trailers. The dealership has locations in Wilmington, NC, andSpartanburg, SC., providing new and pre-owned trailer sales, leasing, financing, rental, parts and repair services

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Honors 3-million-mile Driver

Isaiah "Ike" Hamilton of Boyd Bros. Transportation: 22 years and 3 million safe miles.

Boyd Bros. Transportation of Clayton, Al. has extended honors to 22-year veteran, Isaiah "Ike" Hamilton, staying safe on the road for more than three million miles

February 17, 2011 - Industry News

AMSA Names "Independent Mover of the Year"

Albert Moving & Storage of Wichita Falls, Texas has been chosen as the nation's top independent moving company for 2010 by the American Moving & Storage Association.

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