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September 25, 2011 - Industry News

I-29 in Iowa Reopened Between Council Bluffs and Loveland

The Iowa Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 29 from milepost 55 in Council Bluffs to milepost 71 near Loveland (I-680 interchange) Friday evening. The 16-mile stretch of interstate has been closed since June 9 due to the Missouri River flooding

Tags: Highways

September 24, 2011 - Industry News

DTNA Revitalizing Western Star Brand, Looking to Double Market Share

Western Star's new 4900FE (fuel efficiency) package combines fuel efficient components and packaging with the traditional look and feel of a Western Star truck.

There has been a relative flurry of activity from Western Star this past year. It's not your imagination and it's not a coincidence. Daimler Trucks North America is pushing hard to revitalize Western Star's stagnant market position, and the numbers show the efforts are paying off. Sales increased 45% between 2009 and 2010, going from 1,616 units sold in the U.S. and Canada to 2,345

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Truckers at S.C. Ports Eligible For $5,000 In Cash-for-Clunkers-type Program

A program similar to Cash for Clunkers was announced by the South Carolina State Ports Authority in an effort to get some of the oldest, most polluting diesel trucks serving the Port of Charleston off the road

Tags: Intermodal

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Proposed Lincoln Legacy Act Would Turn Interstates Into Toll Roads

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., recently filed the House version of a bill offered earlier this summer by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Both versions, S1300 and HR2971, that would covert interstate highways into toll roads

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana's Sherman Minton Bridge Will Not Need Total Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation said a full replacement will not be needed for the closed Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River

Tags: Highways

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher Revenue and Earnings

FedEx reported earnings of $1.46 per diluted share for its first fiscal quarter, which ended Aug. 31, compared to $1.20 per diluted share a year ago, a year-over-year increase of 22%

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear Launches Uni-Maxx Truck Care website, 'Ask The Tire Answer Man' Blog

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company introduced the Uni-Max Truck Care Web site, and the Ask The Tire Answer Man blog for customers

September 23, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands Parts and Service with American Truck Group

HDA Truck Pride added American Truck Group in Gulfport, Miss

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Resumes Declining as Expected

FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index edged lower in July to a current reading of -3.8, meaning conditions were favorable for higher rates for truckers

Tags: Economy

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Team Drivers Assist at Fatal Accident

The Truckload Carriers Association added two new Highway Angels to its ranks, team drivers who helped at a fatal accident

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Some Maryland Tolls to Double for Trucks

Maryland tolling officials approved a revised tolling plan this week after considering more than 4,000 comments received this summer; some truck tolls will double by July 2013

Tags: Highways

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Court Tells Minnesota State Patrol to Stop Violating Truckers' Rights

A judge has issued orders telling the Minnesota State Patrol how to change its practices in order to stop violating truckers' Fourth Amendment rights with its fatigue enforcement program

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Sued for Sexual Discrimination

Springfield, Mo.-based New Prime Inc., better known as Prime Inc., discriminated against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained by female trainers only, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed Thursday

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Names Lehmkuhl President

Greg Lehmkuhl has been named president of Con-way Freight, Con-way's regional and national less-than truckload subsidiary and largest operating unit

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Bridgestone to Increase Commercial Tire Production at Tennessee Plant

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations will invest $36.6 million in its Warren County, Tenn., plant to increase production capacity by an additional 900 truck and bus tires per day

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Revamping Pennsylvania Terminal

Prime inc. is renovating its Plaza terminal at its Pittston, Pa., location

September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in Napavine, Wash.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Napavine, Wash., located at Interstate 5, Exit 72

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI, FHWA Name Chicago Intersection Most Congested

An aerial shot of top-ranked spaghetti junction in Chicago, obviously taken at a non-congested time.

The intersection of I-290 at I-90/I-94 in Chicago is the most congested freight-significant highway interchange in the country, according to the new annual report from the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Orders Hold Up Despite Economy

Commercial vehicle orders held up reasonably well in August, despite a proliferation of bad news about the economy that led to a meaningful collapse in consumer confidence

Tags: Economy

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

Carrier Expectations Moderate as Economy Falters

Only 45% of the carrier executives responding to a new survey expect volume increases in the next 12 months, compared with 80% in May

Tags: Economy

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

HDAW Announces Education Sessions; Online Registration Open

The leadership of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2012 has announced six education sessions for the event, which will be held Jan. 23-26 at the Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Launches Phone App for Customers

Con-way Freight launched its newly enhanced Con-way Freight Tools app for web-registered users

September 21, 2011 - Industry News

ABF President/CEO Retiring

Arkansas Best, Fort Smith, Ark., announced that Wesley B. Kemp, current president and CEO of its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System, will retire on Dec. 31

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Measure Would Allow Heavier Trucks on Maine, Vermont Interstates

Maine and Vermont senators have won preliminary approval of a measure to permanently allow 100,000-pound trucks on state interstates. The measure, pushed by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, was included in the annual transportation funding bill that the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved Tuesday

September 20, 2011 - Industry News

Greatwide Adds 'Green' to Fleet

Greatwide Logistics, Dallas, announced the deployment of three alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet

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