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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Wants to Convert U.S. 41 to Interstate

Wisconsin officials are moving ahead with efforts to convert U.S. Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay into an Interstate highway

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Transportation up Nearly 12% in February Over Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 11.8 percent higher in February 2011 than in February 2010, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Honors Southwest International Trucks

Navistar honored G. Russ Trimble, dealer principal of Southwest International Trucks in Dallas, as the International Truck Dealer of the Year at its 31st Annual Circle of Excellence awards in Napa Valley, Calif

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Delaware Raises Bridge Tolls

The I-78 Toll Bridge

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission approved a new toll rate structure that will go into effect July 1

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

MHT Companies Recovering from Tornadoes

Fontaine Trailer's manufacturing facility in Haleyville, Ala., lost its roof and sustained structural damage in an April 27 tornado. The crumpled metal in the foreground was a portion of the roof.

Several Marmon Highway Technologies companies in Alabama were impacted by the tornadoes that tore through the state on Wednesday, April 27

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Road Dog Satellite Radio Moving Channels

Sirius XM is reordering channels on both its Sirius and XM satellite radio feeds, including the Road Dog trucking channel

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Survey: More Larger Fleets Planning Larger Equipment Orders

Fewer fleets say they're planning to place equipment orders in the coming quarter, but the average size of the order is the highest since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research's most recent Fleet Sentiment Report

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Meritor 2Q Income up 31% Year-Over-Year

Stronger truck demand drove sales and income higher for Meritor in its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Awards $6.5 Million To Ease Truck Parking Shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $6.5 million to projects designed to help address truck parking shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

Tags: Highways

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

MHT Brake & Wheel Ends Group Developing Complimentary Components

The newly formed Brake and Wheel Ends group of Marmon Highway Technologies is developing system solutions to optimize the performance of brake and wheel end components for the heavy truck and trailer market

May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Passes Bill Calling for Reman Parts in State Fleet

On April 27, the Michigan Senate passed a bill (SB-185) that prioritizes the use of remanufactured parts in the state's motor vehicle fleet

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

TIMTC, USDOT Webinar on Wireless Roadside Inspection

Trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a free webinar to review preliminary findings for the Wireless Roadside Inspection program

Tags: Events

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

San Francisco Toll Hike Waiver Nears End

The San Francisco Bay Area Tolls Authority's one year toll increase exemption for vehicles of combinations with two or more axels will end on July 1, 2011

Tags: Highways

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FleetPride Completes Acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

FleetPride, an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has completed the acquisition of Midway Truck Parts

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel and Crude Prices Rise from Last Week

National on-highway diesel prices rose again after falling slightly last week, according to the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Increase in Safety Belt Use

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that shows 78 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Committee Urges FMCSA to Seek Jurisdiction Over Shippers

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee recommended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seek jurisdiction over shippers, receivers and brokers who 'unduly detain' drivers

May 2, 2011 - Industry News

Nelson Global Products Ready to Serve Global Customers

Nelson Global Products is back in business with a new name and a mission to serve OEM and aftermarket customers around the world with products supporting the thermal requirements of complex diesel emissions systems

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

YRC Can Go Ahead with Restructuring Plan

Financially troubled less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide announced it will get an infusion of $100 million in new capital and increased liquidity so it can move ahead with its restructuring plan

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Opening at Carl's Corner, Texas

The former "Willie's Place" truckstop at Carls' Corner, Texas, which closed after financial troubles, has become the 64th location in the Petro chain

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy International Announces Board and Officer Changes

Three long-time board members ended their terms and moved to the Trucker Buddy Advisory Council at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March

May 1, 2011 - Industry News

Construction Begins on $105 Million Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

Ground has been broken for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of the multi-state $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the South and the Northeast on Norfolk Southern's rail network

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Competition Recognizes Top Technicians

Service technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnepeg, Manitoba, captured first place at the 2011 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA competition

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Associations Announce Fleet Safety Winners

The Arizona Trucking Association and Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced winners of the industry's fleet safety competition, along with three individual awards and the winners of the state truck driving championships held April 16

April 29, 2011 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders, Shipments Post Double Digit Growth

Net orders and shipments of commercial trailers continued their robust performance during March, according to ACT Research. Net orders rose 21 percent from February levels, while shipments were more than 33 percent above the previous month

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