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January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Rebound in December

Sales of used heavy-duty commercial vehicles increased 21 percent in December on a month-over-month basis, according to ACT Research Co

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Buys Missouri, New Mexico Facilities from Page

FleetPride, a large independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it has acquired the assets of four Page Brake locations in Missouri and New Mexico

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Report, Task Force Calls for Incentives to Grow American Advanced Truck Industry

A blue-ribbon task force of more than 40 truck industry leaders from fleets, the manufacturing sector and suppliers Tuesday called for performance-based incentives and policies to accelerate American leadership in the global advanced truck market

January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Continue to Climb

Net orders of commercial trailers rose to 22,915 in December, a 7 percent increase over a strong November, according to ACT Research Co

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 2.2 Percent

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in December after falling a revised 0.6 percent in November. The latest improvement put the index at its highest level since September 2008

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Targets Fuel Efficiency with Newest Trailers

Xtra Lease has ordered 6,000 new fuel-efficient trailers equipped with aerodynamic side skirts and low rolling resistance tires, providing fleets access to new equipment and opportunities to lower their fuel costs

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Logistics, Intermodal, Regional Help Marten Improve Profits

Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., reported a 22.2% increase in net income for the fourth quarter of 2010, up to $5.2 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, from $4.3 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

NAPA Transportation Buys Payne Trucking

NAPA Transportation, Mechanicsburg, Pa., has acquired certain assets of the dry van division and brokerage division of Payne Trucking Inc., Fredericksburg, Va

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Swift Reports Improved Results for 4Q, 2010

Swift Transportation Company reported a smaller loss for the fourth quarter of 2010 than it did for the same quarter a year earlier

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Chief Calls for End to War on Trucks in Urban Planning

"It is incredible that so many urban communities that are wholly dependent upon trucking to deliver the consumer goods and necessities of life can be so decidedly anti-truck." So said David Bradley, the president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Bill Would Make Larger Truck Pilot Program Permanent

U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced they will introduce a bill making permanent a now-expired federal pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use the Interstate system in Maine and Vermont

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Upgrades Driver Lounges

TravelCenters of America has upgraded its driver lounges and will no longer allow smoking in the lounges

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Yokohama Plans for Strong Commercial Tire Market in 2011

The commercial truck tire market rebounded strongly in 2010, and Yokohama is planning several new announcements this year

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Group Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, reported its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended December 31, 2010, the second fiscal quarter of the company's fiscal year ending June 30, 2011

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Cummins Selling Exhaust Business to Global Tube

Cummins has entered into an agreement to sell its exhaust business to Global Tube so Cummins Emission Solutions can put a greater emphasis on products that are critical to its growth strategy, such as diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction systems

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Spot Freight Up Year-over-Year in December; Reefer Rates Down

In December 2010, TransCore's market research shows a 55 percent increase in spot market freight availability, compared to December '09. Freight volume for each of the last six months has surpassed the highest level since 2005, a peak year for spot market volume

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Association Honors Safe Fleets, Drivers

The nation's top moving van operators and safest company fleets have been honored by the American Moving & Storage Association

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Up Again This Week

Diesel prices rose again this week for the eighth week in a row, to a national average of $3.43 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy. That's the highest level since Oct. 27, 2008

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Touts Results of Diesel Cleanup

A broad range of projects targeting freight transport, funded by state bond money and administered by the California Air Resources Board and air districts, has slashed emissions along trade corridors and near ports, cutting pollution from trucks, trains and ships

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI Suggests Alternative Approach to Safety Compliance

Onboard electronic recorders to track driver logs are among the technology and techniques that could be used for an Alternative Compliance program.

A trucking industry research group has put together a concept for how carriers might improve their safety performance without following traditional compliance requirements

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

HDRG Names Camerota Truck Parts the 2011 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded Camerota Truck Parts, Enfield, Conn., its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Founders Look Back, Forward During 25th Anniversary Event

U.S. Xpress Enterprises celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first load of freight Friday - but its co-chairmen said it would be very difficult to duplicate their accomplishments in today's business and regulatory environment

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

New York DOT Official Charged with Accepting Bribes

A DOT official in New York State has been charged with taking bribes from the trucking companies he was supposed to be inspecting

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

Clinton to Talk about Cross-Border Trucking in Mexico Meetings

Cross-border trucking will be one of the things on the agenda today as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Mexico's foreign minister in Mexico today

January 23, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Official to Speak at Mid-West Truck Show

Attendees to the Opening Session of the Mid-West Truckers Association Convention & Truck Show on Feb. 4 in Peoria, Ill., will hear the latest on a wide variety of truck regulations from FMCSA Associate Administrator Anne Collins

Tags: Events

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