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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

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

FTR Shippers Condition Index Falls Significantly

FTR Associates' Shippers' Condition Index as reported in the firm's May Shippers Update fell significantly to a reading of -11.4, reflecting tightening capacity and accelerating transport costs

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates, Expands St. Louis Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line relocated its St. Louis service center to a 25-acre site on 2880 Elm Point Industrial Drive in St. Charles, Mo

May 13, 2011 - Industry News

Domestic, International Intermodal Volumes Rise During Q1 2011

Intermodal volume increased 9.6 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as international volume grew for the fifth-straight quarter, according to a report released May 12 by the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Hosts Heavy-Duty Boot Camp for Dealers, Sales Reps

A MaxxForce 15 engine awaits a driver at Navistar's Heavy Duty Boot Camp, held in Tooele, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Navistar dealers from across the U.S. and Canada have been gathering at the Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City. They are here for close look at the latest product offerings from Navistar -- and its competitors

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Considering Using DataQ's to Transmit Crash Accountability Information

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering using its CSA data correction system to gather information about a carrier's accountability in the event of an accident. The agency's DataQ's system, which carriers use now to correct

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Recognizes Top North American Parts Dealer of 2010

Volvo Trucks named its top North American Parts Dealer of 2010, Westfall Odell Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

NAFA's Board Of Trustees Aims To Elevate Status Of The Association

NAFA will use its board members as ambassadors to the fleet management community

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

Rockefeller Wades into Fight Over Mexico Pilot Project

Sen. John Rockefeller is taking the Obama administration to task over its plan to restart long-distance trucking across the Mexican border. In a letter yesterday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the West Virginia Democrat said the administration's pilot program will endanger U.S. companies' competitiveness

May 12, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Launches Initiatives to Reduce Emissions, Cut Costs

YRC Worldwide announced several sustainability initiatives, including low-viscosity engine oil, trailer skirts, and optimizing its network

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Supply Problems Are Choking Medium and Heavy Truck Production

Order intake numbers may be way up for the first four months of the year, but many of those trucks are not going to see the light of day anytime soon

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Opens Cheektowaga, N.Y., Location

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new $7 million state-of-the-art facility in Cheektowaga, New York, a Buffalo suburb

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America announced its 2010 U.S. Dealer of the Year awards

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Intelligent Transportation System Coming to Northwest Pennsylvania Interstates

Interstate highways across Northwestern Pennsylvania will be fitted with a wireless network of traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems

Tags: Highways

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

New Version of Jason's Law Revised to Appeal to New Congress

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have introduced a revised version of Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

ACT: Commercial Vehicle Market Continues on Solid Recovery Path

Improved demand across the entire heavy duty vehicle market is reflected in the most recently available data, according to ACT Research Co., which says it is "readily apparent" that the stage has been set for a long run-up in demand across the medium-duty and heavy-duty truck and commercial trailer segments

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

FEMA Introduces Cellphone Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a text message-based emergency alert system for enabled mobile devices

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

California Bill Would Ban Owner-Operators at Ports

A group of trucking and shipping groups is opposing a law in California to ban the use of owner-operators at state ports, which could be voted on as early as today

Tags: Intermodal

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Pulse of Commerce Index Falls 0.5 Percent in April

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 0.5 percent on a seasonally and workday adjusted basis in April, marking a continuation of the see-saw economic performance experienced over the past 12 months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

DOT's Freight Index: Shipments Highest Since July 2008

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry increased 1.9 percent in March from February to reach the highest level since July 2008, according to the DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index

May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Jason's Law Reintroduced; Would Address Truck Parking Problems

U.S. Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN) have reintroduced Jason's Law, which would create a grant program to help alleviate the parking shortages and pay for safety improvements at existing rest areas

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