TopNews

12451  -  12475  of  34321

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Relying Less on Broker Services

Carriers are using less broker services, another sign of tightening capacity, according to a survey by Transport Capital Partners. The recent First Quarter Business Expectations Survey by the transportation advisory firm found 87 percent of carriers said they have used less broker services during the past three months

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Small Percentage of Drivers Represent Highest Distracted Driving Risk

A study of drivers observed through an in-cab video/vehicle data safety system found that a small percent of drivers are most likely to be involved in a distracted driving behavior when they do something dangerous like swerve or slam on the brakes

April 19, 2011 - Industry News

Ryder Opens 16th Facility in Southern California

Ryder System has opened a truck rental, leasing, and maintenance facility in Ventura, Calif

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

NPTC Supports Mandatory EOBR Rule

Paper logs may soon be a thing of the past as industry groups embrace the idea of mandatory electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours of service. (Photo by Jim Park)

The National Private Truck Council has followed the lead of the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association, coming out with a policy endorsing the federal government's proposal to mandate electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours of service for nearly all carriers

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Pushes Higher, Crude Continues Modest Decline

The price of on-highway diesel fuel continued to push higher last week, though the national average price increase of 2.7 cents was modest compared to the previous week's 10-cent jump. The national average price is currently $1.031 higher, or 33.5 percent, than this time last year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

Natural Gas Advocates Go To Capitol Hill

Natural gas advocate T. Boone Pickens speaks at the NGVs Take the Hill event.

Capitol Hill was the venue last week for a gathering of natural gas vehicle advocates trying to educate the public, media, and policy- and decision-makers about the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic and abundant transportation fuel that is a viable and available alternative to foreign oil

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index Sets New Record

TransCore's Canadian Freight Index set a new record in March, topping previous record from May 2008. Volumes for March 2011 were up 35 percent from the previous year and 36 percent from the prior month

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

Saltchuk Resources to Acquire Interstate Distributor Co.

Interstate Distributor Co. announced that the 78-year-old trucking company owned by the McLean family has agreed to be acquired by Saltchuk Resources based in Seattle

April 18, 2011 - Industry News

Mack Names Distributor of the Year

Mack Trucks named Tri-State Truck Center of Memphis, Tenn., as its 2010 North American Distributor of the Year

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Obama Signs Repeal of 1099 Provision of Healthcare Reform

President Obama signed into law a bill last Thursday repealing the healthcare reform law's 1099 tax reporting requirement, relieving small businesses of future paperwork burdens

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Kenworth and Hino Win Truck of the Year Honors at ATD Convention

The Kenworth T700, above, and the Hino 338, below, were named Truck of the Year by an independent panel of trucking journalists.

Kenworth's T700 sleeper-cab tractor and Hino's 2012-model 338 took heavy and medium-duty honors, respectively, in the American Truck Dealers' Commercial Truck of the Year competition for 2011

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Richard Ryan Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Dick Ryan, ATD/HDT 2011 Truck Dealer of the Year

Richard "Dick" Ryan of South Carolina was named the national Truck Dealer of the Year at the American Truck Dealers annual conference in Phoenix Saturday. "I've had a wonderful career," said Ryan, president and CEO of Carolina International Trucks in Columbia, S.C., who began in the business as a sales trainee for International Harvester Co. in 1972. "And I've really loved it."

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

Used-Truck Market Continues to Gain Despite Rising Fuel Prices

While rising fuel prices have caused some concern in the light-truck and car markets, they have yet to make a big impact on heavy- and medium-duty trucking, says Chris Visser, senior analyst with the ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2011 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Highlights 5 Factors That Commercial Truck Retailing is Improving

After enduring a global economic downturn and diminished sales over the past couple years, the nation's commercial truck dealers are eagerly waiting to get "back to normal" and setting their sights on the legislative and regulatory challenges ahead, said Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers, in remarks Saturday to the group

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

M&K Quality Truck Sales Buys Mack Franchise

M&K Quality Truck Sales of Indianapolis completed the acquisition of the Mack Trucks franchise from Central Indiana Mack Sales and Service

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

NADA University Launches Dealer Social Networking Site

NADA University has launched a new social networking community site focused on helping the next generation of commercial truck dealers make a smooth transition when they take over the business

April 15, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Oppose DC Parking Tax

The American Trucking Associations and three other groups filed comments with the District of Columbia against proposed regulations that would impose a parking tax on the operators of commercial vehicles loading or unloading in the city

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bose Ride System Wins TWNA Technical Achievement Award

The Truck Writers of North America recently recognized the Bose Ride System as the top technical achievement for 2010

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Kicks off Nationwide Truck Tour in Tampa

Old Dominion Freight Line kicked off its third annual truck tour with a stop in Tampa on Wednesday

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Expect I-80 Delays in Illinois for Inspections and Construction

Starting April 25, weather permitting, routine bridge inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill., will require daily lane closures for approximately three weeks

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit Agents to Join AMSA

The 700 U.S. agents of both United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, subsidiaries of UniGroup, will join the American Moving & Storage Association in September

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

ATA: Increased Hiring and Rising Turnover Indicate Economic Recovery

Hiring in the trucking industry picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010. Coupled with an increase in the turnover rate for linehaul truckload drivers, this portends increased demand for drivers as the economy recovers

April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Bennett International Group Launches Expedited Services Division

Bennett International Group, McDonough, Ga., has launched Bennett Expedited Services, a new freight service division in partnership with Atlanta-based ALL Logistics Solutions

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Leaders Call on FMCSA to Retain HOS Rules in Face of New Data

Officials from the American Trucking Associations again called on the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to abandon their proposed changes to the hours-of-service rules following the release of new data showing significant declines in truck-related crashes

April 13, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Index Continues to Fall

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index continues to decline, reflecting tightening capacity in the trucking sector

Tags: Economy

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?

sponsored by

ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

GotQuestions?

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All