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October 21, 2010 - Industry News

TSC Group Acquires Barjan, ETW

TSC Group LLC, which markets and distributes consumer brand products to retailers, travel centers, and truckstops, announced it is buying Barjan, which distributes consumer products to travel centers, truckstops, and convenience stores

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Mexican Officials Want U.S. Action on the Cross-border Trucking Dispute

Mexico will no longer accept a U.S. pilot program as a way of allowing Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Sahling Kenworth - Columbus Expands To Full-Service Facility

Sahling Kenworth has expanded its parts-only store in Columbus Neb. into a full-service dealership with seven service bays

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for Innovative Transportation Projects

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as announced funding agreements from the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail, and ports

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

SC&RA Introduces Annual Environmental Award

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will present an annual Environmental Award to one member company that has made outstanding contributions to environmental protection

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Resumes Production at Jonesboro, Arkansas Plant

Great Dane Trailers has reopened its Jonesboro, Ark., plant in response to a boost in dry freight demand

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Xtra Lease Goes One-Way with Fleet Rebalance Effort

Xtra Lease is turning to fleets and shippers to assist with a fleet balance issue: free use of its eastern-based dry vans when dropped off in California

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Harbour Group to Sell Lincoln Holdings to Sweden's SKF Group

The Harbour Group has entered into an agreement to sell Lincoln Holdings Enterprises Inc. to the Sweden-based SKF Group for $1 billion in cash

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Diesel, Upcoming GHG Standards Topics at Washington, D.C., Event

No Soot: Margo Oge, the EPA official who spearheaded the clean diesel effort, shows off a spotless handkerchief that had been held over the exhaust of a Freightliner tractor lent for the occasion by owner-operator Henry Albert.

This political season is full of angry noise about intrusive, wasteful government regulation, but on Tuesday a choir of businessmen and regulators gathered in Washington, D.C., to sing praises of each other. Truck and engine manufacturers joined with environmental activists and the Environmental Protection Agency to celebrate a successful, decade-long effort to build a clean diesel engine -- and to look ahead to upcoming fuel efficiency standards

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

NC2 Launches Operations in Brazil

NC2 Global LLC, the global joint venture between Caterpillar and Navistar International, has launched operations in Brazil, where it will assemble and distribute commercial trucks under both the International and Cat brands

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

TCA to Add Private Carriers to Roster

The Truckload Carriers Association will create a new class of membership for private carriers

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Testing LNG Trucks in Sweden

A Volvo FM with a liquified natural gas (methane)- and diesel-powered 13-liter engine with 460 horsepower and I-Shift transmission.

Volvo Trucks has started public field testing in Sweden of diesel trucks that can run on liquefied methane gas, or what is more commonly known in this country as liquefied natural gas or LNG

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Eaton-Truck Maker Conspiracy

Lawsuit says Eaton and truck makers conspired to keep ZF Meritor's FreedomLine transmission from being an option for truck buyers.

A class action lawsuit accuses truck makers of conspiring with Eaton to help Eaton maintain a monopoly in the Class 8 truck transmission market, forcing up the price of trucks containing Eaton transmissions

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers All-Electric Trucks To Staples

Office supply chain Staples is adding 41 all-electric trucks to its fleet

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Inducts First Woman Chairman

The American Trucking Associations this week inducted its first female chairman. Barbara Windsor is president and CEO of Hahn Transportation, New Market, Md., a specialized regional trucking firm that hauls refined petroleum and construction materials throughout the Mid-Atlantic corridor

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Changes Position on Heavier Trucks

The Truckload Carriers Association has changed its official position on the idea of raising the federal weight limit for trucks, but it's still not willing to go as high as the main proposal in the industry

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Lauds North America's Safest Fleets: MacKinnon Transport and Upper Lakes Foods

MacKinnon Transport, Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Upper Lakes Foods of Cloquet, Minn, recognized for their high standards and demonstrated commitments to safety, were named winners of the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone To Discontinue Dayton Line of Truck Tires

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations says it will discontinue sales of its Dayton brand truck and bus radial tire lin

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Breaks Ground on Greencastle Intermodal Terminal

The Norfolk Southern railway is set to begin construction of a $95 million intermodal facility in Greencastle, PA., located about 20 miles north of Hagerstown, MD

Tags: Intermodal

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Experts Look at Economy During ATA Session

This economic recovery looks very different in some aspects from the "typical" recovery as a recession - but some of those differences are actually helping trucking recover faster than the general economy. In a panel discussion on the state of the economy during the American Trucking Associations' annual management conference in Phoenix this week, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said he was taking a "glass half full" approach to his outlook.

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Graves Predicts Industry Rebirth Among Challenges

ATA's Bill Graves predicts an industry rebirth among challenges -- including the question of how to pay for infrastructure improvements. (Photo courtesy Michelin)

Predicting the trucking industry will soon see a rebirth, much like the magical phoenix bird of legend that gives the Arizona city its name, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves offered his views on the state of the industry during ATA's annual management conference this week

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues its Climb as Crude Prices Inch Higher

The national average diesel price posted a seven-cent gain on Monday, hitting $3.073 per gallon as the Department of Energy released its weekly energy survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Mack and Volvo Reaffirm Sponsorship for America's Road Team

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. have both signed on as exclusive OE sponsors of ATA's America's Road Team for 2011

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Looks Ahead to Infrastructure Action, Election, Lame Duck Session

One senator predicts that once we get past the mid-term elections and this fall's lame duck session, Congress will finally start seriously working on a highway reauthorization program

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Union Pacific Opens Intermodal Terminal at Joliet

Union Pacific Railroad officially opened a 785-acre intermodal terminal at Joliet, Ill., expanding its international and domestic container capacity and improving rail traffic efficiencies throughout the Chicago region

Tags: Intermodal

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