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February 27, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Expands Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration added a new feature to the screening program that gives carriers a look at the history of a driver who is applying for a job. The agency is making data available on co-driver safety and post-crash violations, in addition to the roadside inspection and crash records that employers already can see.

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Oil Prices Appear to be Stabilizing, Diesel Up: Crude Closes at $97.28

Oil prices dropped Thursday for the first time in nine days after the International Energy Agency said the rebellion in Libya may have cut oil production less than originally feare

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Con-Way Freight Helps Foil Terrorist Bomb Plot

Observant workers, diligent screening, and established security protocols in place and Con-Way Freight's Lubbock Texas service center combined to foil a terrorist bomb plot

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

CARB to Hold Free Seminars on Truck Emissions Rules

The California Air Resources Board will hold a free daylong seminar in Fresno on March 26 to help truck owners meet new rules for diesel trucks and learn about available government grants and funding

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

TIA Applauds EPA Scrap Tire Ruling

The Tire Industry Association is happy with a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to not classify scrap tires as solid waste under the Clean Air Act

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

FFE CEO Set to Retire

Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. says that Stoney M. "Mit" Stubbs, Jr. has retired as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective at the end of day Monday February 28, 2011

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Ford Franchise in Orlando

Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Rush Truck Centers of Florida, Inc., has acquired certain assets of Heintzelman's Truck Center, a Ford truck dealer in Orlando, Florida

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar's Partsmart Parts Expands Product Offerings

Navistar's PARTSMART parts, private label brand of truck and bus parts, is expanding to offer customers additional depth and breadth on commonly ordered replacement parts

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Travel Center In Weed, Calif.

Pilot has opened a new travel center with full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public at Weed, Calif., off Interstate 5 at Exit 745

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore: Backhaul Freight Market Remains Steady

TransCore's DAT Network of load boards showed modest growth the week of February 14, following a dramatic increase in van and reefer freight the week of February 7

Tags: Economy

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Ohio Trucking Exec Says Traffic Congestion is Choking Nation's Economy

Keith Tuttle, president of Motor Carrier Services Inc., Northwood, Ohio, told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that congestion is choking the nation's supply chain and economy

Tags: Highways

February 23, 2011 - Industry News

National Trailer Dealers Association to Co-Host National Transportation and Infrastructure Conference

The National Trailer Dealers Association will serve as an International Co-Host Organization for the 4th Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Convention, March 9−11, 2011, in Washington, DC

February 23, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Proposed Ban on Hand-Held Phone Use by Drivers

The American Trucking Associations announced its support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed prohibition on the use of hand-held mobile phones, though it urged the agency to allow the use of hands free devices, citing agency research demonstrating the net safety benefits of such devices

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

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