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October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Truck Dealers Say August was Second-best Month in 2011

Used-truck retailers recorded their second-best selling month of the year in August. The average selling price of sleeper tractors also improved more than expected to levels on par with the best month of pre-recession 2008

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Infrastructure Bank Going Nowhere in House

The sole proponent of the infrastructure bank testifying at a House hearing yesterday said the Republican reaction to the proposal is a symbol of partisan divide in Congress.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica convened a hearing yesterday on President Obama's proposal to create a national infrastructure bank, and opened the event by making the situation perfectly clear. "I'm afraid that the national infrastructure bank is dead on arrival in the House," he said

October 12, 2011 - Industry News

Performance Team Adds 1.5 Million Square Feet of Distribution Space

The new Redlands, Calif., Performance Team facility.

Third-party logistics provider Performance Team opened five new locations in three states, adding 1.5 million square feet of new distribution space

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Drops 2.8 cents Over the Past Week; Oil Prices Stabilize

Diesel prices continue to drop while oil prices seem to be stabilizing in the absence of negative economic news. Photo by Jim Park.

Diesel prices continued their week over week decline, dropping nearly three cents from last week's national average price. The national average price for diesel was $3.721 per gallon, down 2.8 cents from last week.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

North American Class 8 Builds for 2011 Should be About 250,000: ACT

Forecasts for both heavy- and medium-duty vehicles for 2011 remain basically unchanged from last month, according to the October issue of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research Co

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

PacLease Opens 10 New Franchises

PACCAR Leasing Company continues to expand its franchise network in North America with the opening of 10 new franchise locations in the United States

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Fewer Truckers Using Brokers: TCP National Survey

Transport Capital Partners Q3 2011 Business Expectations Survey finds that 81% of carriers have become less reliant on load brokers over the past three months. Only 15% have used them more

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Discards Traditional Corporate Structure

Reyco Granning has realigned its corporate structure in order to increase customer response time and satisfaction

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Schneider National Develops Canada Direct Intermodal Service

Partnering with Canada's CN Rail, Schneider's new cross-border intermodal service offers truck-like service and transit times at competitive rates

Tags: Intermodal

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

CSX Making Significant Progress on National Gateway Project

CSX Transportation has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects along the double-stack freight rail corridor between Mid Atlantic seaports and the Midwest

Tags: Intermodal

October 11, 2011 - Industry News

Celadon Grabs 6.3% Stake in USA Truck, Merger Talks to Come

Celadon Group Inc. of Indianapolis has reportedly bought a 6.3 percent stake in Van Buren, Ark.-based USA Truck Inc. and is asking for talks on a potential merger

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

American West Enters Into Service Agreement With Worldwide Logistics

American West, a transportation company based in Los Osos, Calif. serving the continental U.S. and Canada and specializing in furniture transport, has entered into a service agreement with Worldwide Logistics

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

Quality Distribution to Acquire Greensville Transport

Quality Distribution's wholly-owned subsidiary, Boasso America Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Greensville Transport Company for $8.5 million

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

New Private Fleet Online Training Launched

National Private Truck Council and Instructional Technologies, Inc. have partnered to launch and new interactive training curriculum for transportation managers called Private Fleet Management Online

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Lawmakers Could Vote this Week on DRIC Bridge

Lobbying efforts by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge have stalled construction of a modern bridge downstream from the 82-year-old structure. Photo by Jim Park.

State lawmakers may finally vote sometime this week on the Detroit River International Crossing, the proposed government-owned bridge linking Windsor and Detroit that would take commercial traffic off the aging Ambassador Bridge

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Sees Gains in Spot Market Demand, Rates

TransCore Freight Index (August 1996 = 100)

TransCore's Freight Index was up 45 percent in September compared to the same month in 2010, with rates showing modest increases in all freight sectors

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

'Captain Reman' to Keynote BIG R Show

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association announced that Noah Rickun, a.k.a. "Captain Reman." will deliver the keynote address at the BIG R Show on Oct. 30

October 10, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Revokes Ohio Turnpike Privatization Study Funding

The Obama administration has reversed an earlier decision to provide $1.5 million to Ohio to study the economic benefits of privatizing the Ohio Turnpike

Tags: Highways

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

September Volumes Healthy Despite Bleak Outlook for Q4 2011

Freight shipments and payments were both up in September, in line with the expected seasonal rise. But according to the Cass Freight Index, other key economic measures do not indicate that this is the beginning of a trend

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Sees Rise in Spot Market Dry Van, Reefer Rates

In September, the national average for spot market rates rose two percent for both dry vans and refrigerated ("reefer") vans compared to August. Flatbed rates remained stable, month-over-month. Rates appear to be following a more traditional seasonal trend

Tags: Economy

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

Annual Trucking Expo Rolls Through Memphis This October

The 2nd Annual Memphis Trucking Expo, presented by Worldwide Transport & Permit Service, LLC, will showcase innovative, cutting edge products in trucking and shed light on services in the logistics industry

Tags: Events

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

Davidson Transfer and Storage Receives "2011 Best of Baltimore" Award

The Secor Group, a global logistics and mobility services company, announced today that Davidson Transfer and Storage Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, has received the U.S. Commerce Association 2011 Best of Baltimore Award in the Moving Services Category

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Urges State Department to Move Forward on Keystone XL Pipeline

The American Trucking Associations has asked the State Department to issue a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The project will provide jobs, as well as affordable access to reliable energy, for and the entire U.S. economy, ATA says

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

Aeolus Becomes OEM Tire Supplier for Tremcar

Aeolus is proud to announce its partnership with Tremcar, one of North America's top-four tank trailer manufacturers, as Tremcar's OEM tire supplier

October 9, 2011 - Industry News

ABF's David McAllister Goes Platinum

David McAllister, an ABF city driver from Salisbury, Mass., has driven accident-free for more than 60,000 consecutive hours. That accomplishment has earned him the ABF Platinum Safe Driving Award

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