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April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Yancey Truck Centers Opens Macon, Ga., Location

Yancey Truck Centers opened its newest full-service International truck sales and service location in Macon, Ga. Located at 1320 Guy Paine Rd, Yancey Truck Centers' Macon store is the fifth Yancey Truck Centers store operating in the state

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Offers Special Compliance Option for California On-Road Fleets

The California Air Resources Board announced an early action compliance credit for trucking fleets that install a particulate filter by July 1, 2011, or that make a commitment to purchase a particulate filter by May 1, 2011

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Net Orders, Backlogs, Rise in March

Orders for Class 8 trucks in North America rose to about 29,000 in March, according to industry analysis and forecasting firms, more than 150 percent from a year ago

Tags: Economy

April 6, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Acquires Portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing

Ryder System completed the acquisition of the lease, rental and maintenance portfolio of B.I.T. Leasing, a privately owned, 58-year-old full-service truck leasing and fleet services company headquartered in Hayward, Calif

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Receives EPA Certification for MaxxForce DT Mid-Range Diesel Engine At 0.39G NOx

Navistar International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2011 model year MaxxForce DT mid-range diesel engine at 0.39 g/bHpHr NOx using Navistar's in-cylinder NOx reduction technology

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

CARB Makes Over $100 Million Available For Truck Clean-Up

The California Air Resources Board in coordination with six local air districts is offering $106 million in grant funding to help qualified diesel truck owners upgrade or replace their vehicles

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Isuzu Resumes Japanese Truck Production

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that Isuzu Motors Limited was resuming production at its Fujisawa plant on April 5. The factory had been idled since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

Daily Express Offers Fuel Programs for Owner-Operators

Heavy haul and specialized trucking company Daily Express now offers fuel surcharge programs for its owner-operators.

April 5, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Points Out Outdated Rules to DOT

Responding to President Obama's call to help reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, the American Trucking Associations highlighted nine outdated, obsolete or onerous rules that the Department of Transportation should reconsider

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Rises; Crude Reaches 30-Month High

National on-highway diesel prices climbed for the second week in a row, rising 4.4 cents to $3.976. The national average is up almost 96 cents from last year

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index Up in March

Following a three-month decline, truckload rates for refrigerated vans increased 2.2 percent on the spot market in March compared to February, according to TransCore's Truckload Rate Index

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Buying Midway Truck Parts

FleetPride is buying 13 Midway Truck Parts locations in Illinois and one in St. Louis, Mo

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Acquires Exel Transportation Services

Hub Group has purchased Exel Transportation Services for $83 million before post-closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Cold Train Intermodal Expects 300% Growth

The Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Cold Train Intermodal Service is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Tags: Intermodal

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Streamlines Aftermarket Natural Gas Conversion

The federal government just made it easier to convert cars and trucks to run on natural gas

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Dates Announced

The 29th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C

Tags: Events

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Professor to Research Trucker Health

A professor at the University of Moncton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is launching a study of the health habits of 1,000 truck drivers

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Lowest Ever Recorded

Despite Americans driving nearly 21 billion more miles last year, U.S. highway traffic fatalities dropped 3 percent from 2009 to the lowest levels in recorded history. The fatality rate also dropped, to 1.09 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Dubowick Elected TRALA Chairman

Terence Dubowick, national account manager for the Mack Leasing System and the Volvo Truck Leasing System, was unanimously chosen by his industry colleagues as 2011 - 2012 Chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon's Diesel Required to Contain 5% Biodiesel

Oregon is about to become the second state to require that most of the diesel sold there contain at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5), according to the National Biodiesel Board

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Mandate Reintroduced in Senate

Two senators have restarted last year's effort to pass a bill that would mandate electronic onboard recorders on most trucks. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reintroduced the Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act, a bill they offered last September but that expired at the end of the congressional session

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Government Reports Record-Setting Decline in GHG Emissions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration this week reported a record-setting 5.8-percent decline in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2009. Since 1990, U.S. GHG emissions have grown at an average annual rate of 0.4 percent

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA: Cutting Funding Will Weaken Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

As Congress looks for ways to cut the federal budget and deficit, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance warned a Congressional committee that funding commercial motor vehicle safety programs at lower than current levels would weaken state enforcement efforts. As a result, enforcement would be unable to maintain the progress that has been made and large truck-related injuries and deaths could tick upwards

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Demonstrates International ProStar+ Liquefied Natural Gas Truck

LOUISVILLE, KY - At this week's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Navistar demonstrated a prototype 2011 International ProStar+ powered by a 13-liter MaxxForce dual fuel engine -- diesel and liquefied natural gas

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