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January 10, 2011 - Industry News

TA Opens New Five-Bay Service Center in Pioneer, Tenn.

TravelCenters of America has opened its newest Truck Service Center, located at Exit 141 on I-75 in Pioneer, Tenn

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Florida Extends Ease on Trucking Regs Through Jan 14

To give growers more time to haul their crops to packing facilities, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is extending an executive order relaxing trucking restrictions through Jan. 14

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Museum Seeks Help Relocating USAir 1549 Wreckage from New Jersey to Charlotte

The museum has made a deal with the owner of the salvage, and is now trying to get the airliner to Charlotte from New Jersey.

If any heavy haulers have a few days and a truck to spare, here's a chance to haul into the history books

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Trade Rep Says Cross-Border Trucking Could Happen in 6 Months

A Mexican cross-border truck program could be up and running in four to six months, according to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Proposed Accounting Changes Would Affect Truck Leasing

Reforms put in motion after the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom and others nearly a decade ago will likely soon have an effect on fleets that lease their trucks rather than buying

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Werner Launches Werner Cares Website

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., launched a new website, Wernercares.com, to promote safety-related and wellness issues to the general public as well as truck drivers both inside and outside the company

January 9, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Partners with Art/Design College to Create Truck of Tomorrow

Scholarship winner Kelly Stieler posted some of her interior designs on her blog.

A partnership between ArvinMeritor and an art/design university yielded some creative approaches to designing the fuel-efficient truck of tomorrow. Their concepts will be displayed at a major trucking show this spring

January 9, 2011 - Industry News

Timpte Picks MTIS for Tire Inflation

Timpte Inc. has selected the Meritor Tire Inflation System by Pressure Systems International as its preferred automatic tire-inflation system

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

December Class 8 Net Orders Top 25,000

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 25,247 units, only a slight 3% drop from the strong November activity

Tags: Economy

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Propane Alliance Kicks Off Nationwide Training Program

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the other members of the Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance will kick off its 2011 nationwide training program on alternative fuels at a workshop for fleet managers January 13 in San Diego

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Utah's First LNG Station Nears Completion

CH4 Energy Corporation set the first bulk Liquefied Natural Gas storage tank on its permanent foundation this week, marking a significant milestone in the construction of the premier retail natural-gas fueling station in North America

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Prevails in Patent Protection Lawsuit

After a week-long trial, a jury has found that Haldex "willfully infringed" upon the Bendix and Knorr-Bremse U.S. patent rights to an improved air disc brake design used on tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Partners with Navistar to Honor Trucking's Most Influential Women

The Women In Trucking Association and Navistar Inc. have created an annual award to honor the trucking industry's most influential woman

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

High-tech Highway Weigh Stations Coming to Oklahoma

Oklahoma will soon start work on the first two of nine new state-of-the-art truck inspection stations to be equipped with weigh-in-motion scales, remote infra-red vehicle temperature sensors and other cutting edge vehicle inspection technology

Tags: Highways

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

TSC Global Announces Sales Realignment

TSC Global, LLC, the leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of consumer brand products to North America's top travel centers is pleased to announce a realignment within their sales force

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Mexican Border Deal Cost American Jobs, Provides No Reciprocal Benefits

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded to the Obama Administration's overture to the Mexican truckers saying if the proposed deal goes through, American drivers will lose work to Mexican carriers who do not bear similar compliance costs

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

Reaction to Mexico Border Plan Follows Familiar Pattern

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's plan for reopening the U.S.-Mexico border to long-distance trucking is drawing familiar reactions from industry constituencies.The American Trucking Associations, which has long supported an open border, welcomed the announcement. The Teamsters union and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association remain adamantly opposed to opening the border

January 6, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Announces Concept for Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a plan for reopening the U.S.-Mexico border to long-distance trucking. LaHood unveiled a "concept document" for restarting the border trade that was interrupted when Congress cut off funds for the Bush administration's pilot program.

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

TRAC Intermodal's Steve Rubin Elected IANA Chairman for 2011

The Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America has announced the results of its election for 2011 officers. Steve Rubin, president and CEO of TRAC Intermodal was elected by the Board as its new Chairman

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

NTEA Member Verification Program Promotes Commitment to Excellence

The National Truck Equipment Association has made enhancements to its Member Verification Program

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Back Off Prevailing Wage Expansion Proposal

A proposal to expand Prevailing Wage laws beyond traditional employees on public works projects in Illinois has been stopped - at least for the time being

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Owners Recover $293,000 in Wisconsin Lemon-Law Suit

A federal jury in Wisconsin recently awarded Randy Seeman and his son Jason more than half a million dollars in a law suit over a defective Western Star truck

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

BTS: October Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Tops $70 billion

September and October month-to-month comparison revealed a 3.3 percent improvement in NAFTA surface trade, BTS says.

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 14.9 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009, reaching $70.6 billio

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Announces National Fleet Safety Awards Division Winners

Bison Transport earned top spot in  Division VI -- 100 million or more miles.

Eighteen companies have been selected as division winners in the Truckload Carriers Association's 35th Annual National Fleet Safety Awards. Sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, the awards recognize trucking companies that demonstrate a superior commitment to safety and accident reduction

January 5, 2011 - Industry News

New House Rule Seen Jeopardizing Highway Planning

The House Appropriations Committee can now use the Highway Trust Fund to create a budgetary balance it can use to free up spending in other areas.

Republican leaders have decided to change the way the House manages the money in the Highway Trust Fund, a move that highway interests say jeopardizes future infrastructure funding and impedes their ability to put long-term plans into place

Tags: Highways

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