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May 22, 2011 - Industry News

3PL Market Growing Strong

A new report predicts that 3PLs (like Menlo Logistics, pictured here) will see a 10 percent increase in revenue this year.

Most third-party logistics providers got back on track in 2010 and are sprinting in 2011, according to a new report released by Armstrong & Associates

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Deadline Postponed for No-Defect DVIRs on Intermodal Equipment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the date when no-defect driver vehicle inspection reports will be required on intermodal equipment

Tags: Intermodal

May 22, 2011 - Industry News

Manufacturing and Housing Slide in April, Total Production Unchanged

The latest gauge on the manufacturing sector showed that production contracted 0.5 percent in April, the first month-to-month decline since June 2009. However, total industrial production, which includes mining and utilities in addition to manufacturing, was unchanged during the month

Tags: Economy

May 20, 2011 - Industry News

Mack to Increase Production, Hire 300 at Pennsylvania Plant to Meet Increased Demand

Mack Trucks announced that due to increased demand for the Mack Pinnacle, the company will boost production at its Macungie, Pa., truck plant in August and hire approximately 300 people to support the increase

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

CN Increases Capacity at Toronto-area Intermodal Terminal

CN Rail has announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal, located north of Toronto

Tags: Intermodal

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Group Urges CVSA to Count "Screen/Triage" Inspections

The Canadian Trucking Alliance urged the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to record 'screen' or 'triage' inspections on a carrier's profile

May 19, 2011 - Industry News

TMW Acquires Routing and Scheduling Software Provider Appian

TMW Systems has acquired Appian Logistics Software, with offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Champions of Change Roundtable Discusses Transportation Issues

The Transportation Champions of Change

The White House kicked off National Transportation Week on Monday, May 16, with a 'Champions of Change' roundtable discussion about transportation issues

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Opens Aftermarket Distribution Center

SAF-Holland announced the opening of its new 85,000-square-foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Expands Service Offerings in Temecula, Calif.

Penske Truck Leasing opened a new 16,000-square-foot building in Temecula, Calif

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Order Backlog Reaches 55-Month High

North American Class 8 orders totaled 38,100 units in April, according to ACT Research. This was up more than 31 percent from the level set in March and over 157 percent above previous year

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Opposes Efforts to Regulate Detention Time

The American Trucking Associations says detention time is an issue to be negotiated between carriers and shippers, and the federal government should stay out of it

May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Outlook Dim for Highway Reauthorization

There is practically no chance that Congress will approve any increase in infrastructure investment this year, and only a small chance that it will pass any highway legislation at all - other than an extension of the current program that might have to include funding cuts on the order of 30 percent

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Paper Transport to Test Dual Fuel Natural Gas/Diesel Trucks

Paper Transport Inc. will launch an over-the-road test of an aftermarket dual-fuel compressed natural gas and diesel system from GreenMan Technologies' American Power Group subsidiary

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Landstar, High School Team Up to Provide Tornado Relief Supplies

Landstar System is teaming up with Episcopal High School in its headquarters city of Jacksonville, Fla., in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados that ripped through the South in April

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

Trucking Makes Special Delivery for Charity

The trucking industry, through a partnership of the American Trucking Associations and Good360, delivered life's essentials to two charities in the Lewisburg, W.V., area

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

C.R. England Dedicated Adding LNG Tractors

C.R. England Dedicated, a division of C.R. England, has signed full-service lease agreement with PacLease on five new Kenworth T800 tractors powered with the Westport GX 15 liter LNG engine

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Mike Byrnes and Associates Release Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review App

Easy CDL Hazardous Materials Endorsement Review, an app for the iPhone, has just debuted in the iTunes App Store

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Goodyear's FleetHQ Offers Photos of Replaced Tires Following Road Service

Goodyear's fleetHQ dealers now offer photos of a replaced tire during a road service call as an added service to its fleetHQ solutions portfolio

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Eaton Forms Global Aftermarket Unit; John Beering to Lead

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced the formation of a new Global Aftermarket and Clutch Business Unit, and named John Beering as its vice president and general manager

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Joplin 44 Petro Grand Opening Celebration Kicks Off This Week

Joplin 44 Petro at I-44 & Exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri will celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21

Tags: Events

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore's North American Freight Index Dips in April Due to Extreme Weather

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

CRST Says it Will Appeal $1.5 Million Harassment Verdict

A California jury last week handed down a $1.5 million verdict against CRST Expedited after a 24-day trial where a former driver trainee alleged the company allowed her driver trainer to sexually harass her

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Drop

Diesel prices dropped for the second week in a row, down 4.3 cents nationally to $4.061 per gallon, as crude oil prices fell to a two-month low Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 16, 2011 - Industry News

DEF Transition Going Smoothly, Air1 Executive Says

With 15 months of experience since the EPA 2010 emission standard took effect, diesel exhaust fluid supplier Air1 sees the market for its product developing as expected. In the first year after the standard, the North American market for DEF was about 14 million gallons - most of it distributed in small containers sold off the shelf, said Chad Dombroski, director of Air1, which supplies DEF produced by Yara North America

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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