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January 30, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Announces Division Winners of 2011 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the division winners of its 36th annual National Fleet Safety Awards

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics to Hire 3,500 Associates in 2012

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics plan to hire approximately 3,300 U.S. positions and 200 positions in Canada during 2012

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

2012 Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show Will Stress Truck Safety Issues

The 50th Anniversary Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show will stress the importance of safety in the industry

Tags: Events

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Tennessee Highway Patrol Teams Up with CargoNet

CargoNet announced a new alliance with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to combat stolen goods in transit in Tennessee and surrounding states

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Bendix Names Vice President and General Manager of Charging

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Mark McCollough is the new vice president and general manager for the charging business

January 30, 2012 - Industry News

Odyne Systems Delivers Seven Hybrid System Work Trucks Throughout Wisconsin

Hybrid system maker Odyne Systems LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities in Wisconsin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 29, 2012 - Industry News

Hours of Service: Did FMCSA Find a Sweet Spot?

Almost no one is happy about the new hours of service rule. Maybe that means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the moves that will lead to stability, at long last. Or maybe not

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Fourth Quarter Real GDP Increase Best Since 2Q 2010

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that real gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2011

Tags: Economy

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Biodiesel Production Breaks 1 Billion Gallon Mark in 2011

The U.S. biodiesel industry produced more than 1 billion gallons of fuel in 2011, a key milestone

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Profits in Fourth Quarter, Full Year

Arkansas Best Corp. announced fourth quarter 2011 earnings of $0.05 per share, compared to a fourth quarter 2010 loss of $0.12 per share. For the entire year, Arkansas Best's earnings were $0.23 per share versus a loss of $1.30 per share in 2010

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

BTS Releases Interactive State Transportation Facts and Figures

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics released State Transportation Facts and Figures, an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find and download state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings

January 27, 2012 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Names Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced the 2012 winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, a survey and contest that identifies North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

HDRG Names TransAxle 2012 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded TransAxle its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Portions of Texas Interstate Highways to see Speed Limit Increase

Miles of Texas highway will soon see speed limit increases after the Texas Transportation Commission action approved 75 mph designations for almost 1,500 miles of interstate

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Campaign Raises More Than $212,000 for St. Christopher Fund

TravelCenters of America finished its second annual "Band Together for SCF" campaign with $212,538.87 in donations to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, benefiting truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Report: Interest in Full-size Pickups Bodes Well for Economy

Increased interest in full-size pickup trucks is a positive indication that the economy is on the mend, according to the January issue of the New Car Insights Report. In addition to increased searches for several popular

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

President Obama Talks Alternative Fuel in Las Vegas

At a UPS facility in Las Vegas, President Obama's podium included two of UPS's Kenworth T800 LNG trucks.

On Thursday, President Obama visited a UPS facility in Las Vegas to pitch a plan to boost the nations' use of natural gas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Eaton Truck Segment Sees Growth in Fourth Quarter

Eaton saw a record fourth quarter in 2011. The company's truck segment saw significant year-over-year growth

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Launches First Rotopress Collection Trailers in North America

Waste Management will operate a pilot program to introduce Rotopress waste collection trailers for the first time in North America

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Marten, J.B. Hunt Announce Record Fourth Quarter Results

Two major trucking companies, Marten Transport And J.B. Hunt, reported record earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

December Used Truck Volumes Better than November, but Lag Year-over-Year

Reported volumes of used Classes 3-8 truck sales improved in December. Volumes were consistent among channels on a sequential basis

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Trailer Industry Strong in 2011; Good Forecast for 2012

The commercial trailer sector finished 2011 on solid footing and is well-situated for the third year of growth in the current cyclical recovery

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Exceeds 100 Trucks On the Road

ASF Intermodal, Mobile, Ala., has exceeded 100 trucks on the road, which it calls a major milestone in the intermodal drayage industry

Tags: Intermodal

January 26, 2012 - Industry News

Meritor and Fras-le Renew North American Supply Agreement

Meritor Inc. and Fras-le S.A. renewed a five-year commercial supply agreement for brake lining for the U.S. and Canadian commercial vehicle markets

January 25, 2012 - Industry News

House Readies Highway Bill

During his 2012 State of the Union address, Obama spoke about the importance of infrastructure, noting that in the past, "Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody."

House Republicans will introduce a highway bill next week, said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Mica's announcement followed President Obama's call in his State of the Union address for funding the highway program with money not spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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