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October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Truck Tire Care Joins Michelin Commercial Service Network

Love's Truck Tire Care will now offer industry-leading service to trucking fleets as part of the Michelin Commercial Service Network. Love's is also offering select Michelin Retread Technologies tread designs at its more than 100 U.S. tire care centers this month

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Investor Carl Icahn Buys Stake in Navistar Following Recent Grab of Oshkosh Stock

Wallstreeters are wondering if billionaire investor, Carl Icahn, has set his sights on an amalgamation between Navistar and Oshkosh. Icahn, has a history of buying positions in companies he considers to be underperforming and then pushing for change

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Up 0.4% in August: BTS

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4% in August from July, reaching the highest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index, released late last week

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Renamed Detroit; to Include All Powertrain Components

The new Detroit brand will retains the familiar circular logo with swirling arrows.

Daimler Trucks North America is dropping "Diesel" from the venerable Detroit Diesel name, leaving the brand free to include other powertrain components and perhaps other types of engines.

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Titan Trailers to Open New Sub-assembly Facility

Titan's new 60,000 sq. ft. facility is ideally suited as a sub-assembly operation and will facilitate production.

Titan Trailers is expanding its manufacturing capacity with a new sub-assembly facility dedicated to running gear production. The new facility will be located in Tillsonburg, Ontario

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Opens New Tacoma Location

TEC Equipment, Inc. has opened a new commercial truck leasing and rental facility in Tacoma-Fife, Wash. This location is an authorized Volvo Truck Leasing Systems and Mack Leasing Systems franchise and a NationaLease member

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Expect Major Delays through Snoqualmie Pass All This Week

Drivers will face delays of two hours or more on Snoqualmie Pass all this week. Crews will be closing one lane of eastbound Interstate 90 for six days straight as they prepare to open a brand new section of highway

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

TCA Unveils Issues Update Site

The Truckload Carriers Association conducted several business meetings in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, over the weekend. One of the most popular items on the agenda was a live demonstration of TCA's newest member benefit, "Issues Update."

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Vipar HD Teams up with Meritor to Offer 3PL Services to Suppliers

Vipar Heavy Duty announced a new program with Meritor Aftermarket Services to offer third-party logistics services to the Vipar Heavy Duty supplier community

October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference Hires Samson as Executive Director

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations has hired veteran agricultural lobbyist Jon Samson as its new executive director

October 14, 2011 - Industry News

Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

Based on its recent analysis of the commercial vehicle drivelines market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Dana Holding Corp. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its Spicer Diamond Series driveshaft

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Says One Term Only

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has made it known that he will not be seeking a second term at that post. He said he would step down at the end of President Obama's current term, whether he is re-elected or defeated in the 2012 presidential election

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

Federal Judge Orders Truck Transmission Antitrust Case to Proceed

Plaintiffs cleared another hurdle in their antitrust lawsuit against truck manufacturers -- Wallach v. Eaton Corp -- when a Delaware federal judge ruled that claims alleging the trucking giants conspired to create a monopoly should stand

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Tolls Expected to Rise Jan. 1

Despite concerted opposition from trucking concerns and a proposed rate freeze, truckers could be about 10% more to use the Ohio Turnpike come the New Year.

Tags: Highways

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Kicks Off Next Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is calling on all drivers to help reduce aggressive and distracted driving and save lives across North America with its annual Operation Safe Driver campaign mobilization week October 16-22, 2011

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

Mexican Carrier Gets Authority in Cross-Border Pilot

Transportes Olympic SA de CV has been cleared to be the first Mexican carrier in the Department of Transportation's cross-border trucking pilot program. However, another Mexican carrier that has cleared a pre-authorization audit, Grupo Behr de Baja California, must undergo additional review before it gets permission to operate

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood to be One-term Wonder

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood made it known today that he will be leaving his current post in 2012. In questions that came following a speech at the national press Club in Washington, LaHood told reporters that he would not seek a second term as Transportation Secretary, nor would he be running for any other public office -- including the Governorship of his home state of Illinois

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

J.B. Reports Record Revenues, Earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced record third-quarter net earnings of $68.7 million and operating revenue of $1.17 billion, up 19% from a year ago, led by growth in its intermodal business

October 13, 2011 - Industry News

GAO Takes on Highway Funding Questions

If you count all the money spent on highways in the last federal transportation program, each state got more than it put in to the Highway Trust Fund. That's because Congress had to make substantial cash infusions from the General Treasury into the trust fund, which did not have enough money to meet its obligations

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Deaf Truck Drivers Can Now Apply for CDL Exemptions

The National Association of the Deaf says more than 20 deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers who submitted applications for an exemption from the DOT hearing requirements are now being considered for full Commercial Driver's Licenses

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Announces Service Replacement Program for Hybrid Electric Batteries and Auxiliary Power Generation Options

Eaton Corporation now has a program that lowers the replacement cost of batteries for its hybrid power systems. In addition, Eaton now offers two auxiliary power generator options for its hybrid electric power systems that allow engine-off operation of onboard equipment

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Report: Wireless Technology has Potential to Produce Multi-sector Savings, Efficiencies

An emerging wireless-enabled environment could drive billions of dollars in energy savings and reshape how American industry, agriculture and the public sector approach sustainability, according to a report sponsored by CTIA-The Wireless Association

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Vipar Welcomes J&J Operating LLC as Newest Stockholder

J&J Operating LLC, a full-service distributor of heavy duty replacement parts in western North Dakota, is the newest stockholder to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Opens Bentonville, Ark. Office

Con-way Multimodal has opened a new branch office in Bentonville, Ark. This is the fourth Con-way Multimodal location in addition to operations in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Portland, Ore.; and Aurora Ill

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

DATIA Launches Online Drug Testing Training

The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association has a new online training initiative focused on drug testing specimen collection procedures. This online program will benefit all drug and alcohol testing providers as well as end-users of drug and alcohol testing services

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