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December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members

Kenworth is extending its $1,000 rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2012

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.3% Higher in November

Truck tonnage rose 0.3% in November after rising a revised 0.4% in October, according to the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index

Tags: Economy

December 21, 2011 - Industry News

Hours of Service Rule Could be Published as Soon as Tomorrow

The revised hours of service rule has been cleared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, and is expected to be released soon, perhaps tomorrow

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Research Could Lead to Fewer Accident-Prone Intersections

The difference between an intersection controlled by flashing lights and one controlled by a stop sign can play a big role in accident prevention, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Poll Finds 77 Percent of Americans Oppose Raising the Gas Tax

A majority of Americans believe new transportation projects should be paid for with user-fees instead of tax increases, according to a new national Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 adults on cell phones and land lines

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Class 8 Demand Remains Favorable Despite Dip in November Orders

After rising to their third highest net order volume of the year in October, Class 8 orders fell below trend in November, falling to their second lowest volume in 2011

Tags: Economy

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Celebrates 1 Million ABS-6 Brake Systems

The Bendix ABS-6 family includes ABS, Automatic Traction Control, and Full-Stability Systems Class 6, 7, and 8 air-brake tractor-trailers, trucks, motorcoaches, and specialty heavy-duty vehicles

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Peterson Releases 2012 Master Catalog

Peterson Manufacturing's Master Catalog for 2012 is on its way to customers brimming with Solutions On The Move -- over 276 pages of vehicle safety lighting products and accessories

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Idle Free Expands Operations, Sales Teams

Idle Free Inc. has appointed two new people to its management team. Greg Hansen was named director of operations and will manage supply chain and production. And Jason Hufford is the new Central Region Sales Director

December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth of Pennsylvania Opens Full-Service Facility in Dunmore

The new 30,000 square-foot full-service facility is located on 11 acres at 109 Keystone Industrial Park in Dunmore

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Down Nearly 7 Cents to Lowest Price in Two Months

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel has dropped 6.6 cents over the past week, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Moving Industry's Best, Safest Operators and Fleets Announced

The nation's top van operators and safest company fleets in the U.S. moving industry during 2011 have been selected for annual honors by the American Moving & Storage Association

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Polar Tank Trailer Ratifies 5-Year Labor Contract

Polar Tank Trailer LLC and the International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have reached an agreement on a new five-year labor contract

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Suddath Companies Acquires City Moving Systems

Suddath is proud to announce its second acquisition in 2011 - City Moving Systems, Inc., based in Kent, Wash

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Reminds Carriers to Update Fleet Data

Motor carrier data used to calculate SMS scores, such as Vehicle Miles Travelled and Power Unit data needs to be updated

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Travel Centers in Nevada, Mo., Marion, Ill.

On Dec. 19, Pilot Flying J open two new full-service travel centers in the Midwest

December 19, 2011 - Industry News

Legislators Seek Info on Remanufactured Parts

A group of legislators is asking the Government Accountability Office to look into the use of remanufactured parts by non-defense federal fleets

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

Canada's MacKinnon Transport Files for Creditor Protection, Seeks to Restructure

MacKinnon Transport has filed a Notice of Intention under the Canada's Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in order to restructure the company

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Grimm/Lautenberg Commuter Protection Act Bill

Last week, Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Michael Grimm introduced a bill to would restore the U.S. Department of Transportation's ability to determine whether toll hikes are reasonable, and give the Department authority to prescribe more reasonable tolls

Tags: Highways

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

DB Schenker Enhances Domestic Capabilities with Estes Express Lines

DB Schenker says it is pursuing a strategic relationship with Estes, a full service North American transportation solutions provider. Under the proposed deal, DB Schenker will transfer the management of its domestic ground transport network to Estes' customized solutions division

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

PeopleNet Founder to Lead Trimble's Worldwide Transportation and Logistics Division

Trimble has announced the appointment of PeopleNet founder and CEO Ron Konezny as general manager of Trimble's worldwide Transportation and Logistics Division

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

Landstar Names Employees of the Year

Sue Whitworth, Heather McKenna and Steve Fuller have been named Landstar's Employees of the Year for 2011

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

Marsh Renews Sponsorship TCA's Best Fleet for Company Drivers Award

The award is part of a contest and survey called Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual evaluation of the best employers in the trucking industry. Nominations made for 2012 are currently being evaluated by CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training systems that conducts the survey for TCA

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

Booths for APRA Krakow, Poland Exhibition are Now Available

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has booth space available for the APRA Exhibition in Krakow, Poland on April 23, 2012

Tags: Events

December 18, 2011 - Industry News

Kinedyne's Nantong China Facility Earns Quality Certification

Kinedyne's manufacturing facility in Nantong, China recently achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System

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