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December 15, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Moskowitz Named Chairman of Consumer Energy Alliance

American Trucking Associations' Vice President and Regulatory Affairs Counsel, Rich Moskowitz, was recently selected as first-ever Chairman of the Consumer Energy Alliance, an organization focused on showcasing the needs consumers and the overall economy have for a long-term U.S. energy policy

December 15, 2010 - Industry News

Green Group, Truck Dealerships Join Forces to Put Cleaner Rigs on Southern Roads

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) to help Southern truckers and small businesses to buy cleaner big rigs

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Redesigned Mack-Shop Website Powers up Merchandise Sales

Mack Trucks is putting more muscle behind the company's iconic bulldog logo and brand with the launch of an expanded Mack Shop website

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Showing Strong Seasonal and Annual Gains

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports for 2010 should see a 17 percent increase over last year. -- Global Port Tracker report.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to be up 9 percent in December over the same month last year, and 2010 should end with a 17 percent increase over last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report

Tags: Intermodal

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

TCP Carrier Survey: Labor Shortage Worrying Carriers

Contractor availability is declining, and staff drivers could soon be expecting raises. (Photo by Jim Park)

The recent Business Expectations Survey completed by Transport Capital Partners found that concerns over the future supply of independent contractors and the potential for wage hike demands by staff drivers are keeping carrier executives awake at night

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

TA Travel Centers Automates Fuel Receipt Collection

TravelCenters of America has a new system in place to enhance the professional drivers' experience and time management at all TA and Petro full-service locations

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Bendix Lauds Copper Limits in Brake Friction Materials

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake applauds the recent state laws passed in California and Washington that reduce the amount of copper allowed in brake friction materials beginning in 2021

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

PSI Names FedEx Freight as Fleet of the Year

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has recognized Fed Ex Freight as their Fleet of the Year for the 2nd consecutive time

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

ProLogis: East Coast Ports to Grow with Panama Canal Opening

Post-Panamax vessels using the widened Panama Canal after 2014 will hurt volumes at West Coast ports. (photo by Maersk)

Port facilities located along the U.S. East Coast and the two biggest Class-1 railroads in the east are poised to grab market share from their West Coast rivals when the refurbished Panama Canal opens in 2014

Tags: Intermodal

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW 2011 Update: CEU Credits Apply to Education Sessions

Education sessions conducted during HDAW conference have been accredited for University of the Aftermarket Continuing Educations Units (CEU)

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Swift Public Offering Could Raise $1 Billion

Swift Transportation could go public as soon as this week, in an initial public offering that some estimate could raise $1 billion

December 14, 2010 - Industry News

Senators Keep Heavy-Truck Pilot Alive, for Now

Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., have put language into pending legislation that would permit a one-year extension of the pilot program that exempts federal highways in Maine and Vermont from the 80,000-pound truck weight limit.

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Rises for the Third Straight Week, Up 3.4 cents to $3.231

Department of Energy's Annual Retail On-Highway Diesel Price summary

Diesel prices hit a fresh two-year high on Monday following the release of the weekly Department of Energy's Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Price summary, rising 3.4 cents to $3.231 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

E-Z Pack Adds Dealers in Texas and Canada, Boosts Sales Team

Dan Schook left, and Bobby Carroll were recently appointed to sales positions at E-Z Pack Manufacturing

E-Z Pack Manufacturing has added two new dealers to its expanding network, including its first Canadian presence

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

ACT: Transportation Trends Producing Stronger Demand for Trucks

Demand for both heavy-duty (Class 8) vehicles and commercial trailers will drive significant production gains for North American OEMs in the next two years, says ACT Research

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Biodiesel Tax Credit Gets a New Lease on Life

The biodiesel tax incentive moved a step closer to being extended Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Announces Isuzu Commercial Trucks Dealership In San Francisco.

TEC Equipment, Inc. has signed a franchise agreement with Isuzu Commercial Vehicles and has opened a new dealership facility in San Francisco, CA

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Casper Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center near Casper, WY allowing the company to better serve area customers

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Report: US Cargo Theft Rate Increases 28 Percent on Holidays

FreightWatch International published its first Holiday Cargo Theft Report, reviewing cargo theft statistics from the seven major holidays in the United States. The report showed a 28 percent increase in cargo theft on a per-day basis compared with the other calendar days

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America launches StayFit Driver Health & Wellness Program

TravelCenters of America announces its new StayFit health & wellness initiative designed to help professional drivers make "better-for-you" choices about what to eat and exercise while on the road

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

Slowdown at CSA Website Caused by Data Download

If you tried to log on to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA website yesterday and found it slow going, you were not alone. Access to the web-based system was occasionally jammed as commercial interests tapped into the site and started downloading the entire database, an agency official said

December 13, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Suit Against Port of Los Angeles to Move Forward

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed to expedite a hearing in the American Trucking Associations' lawsuit against certain parts of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Worldwide Equipment Purchases General Truck Sales of Charleston, WVa

Worldwide Equipment has increased its dealer network to 13 locations with the addition of General Truck Sales in Charleston, West Virginia

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Shows Custom-Built VHD Pickup Designed for Customer Demo Rides

The 11-ft tall, bright orange, four-door, five-seat vehicle Volvo VHD pickup truck is powered by an EPA 2010-certified 500-hp Volvo D13 engine and features an I-Shift transmission.

Customers and other visitors to Volvo Trucks' New River Valley manufacturing plant can now experience a fully equipped Volvo VHD - in modified pickup truck form

December 12, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Restrictions Lifted To Mitigate Freeze Damage to Crops

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has alerted the state's agricultural producers that highway restrictions have been eased so that they can quickly harvest and transport crops that are vulnerable to the freezing weather expected to blanket Florida early this week

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