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November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Florida Turnpike Closing Truck Parking Area for Reconstruction

There will be no truck, bus or RV parking available on Florida Turnpike's Pompano Beach Service Plaza beginning Monday, Nov. 8

Tags: Highways

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches Military Owner-Operator Program

Schneider National has launched a small business owner program designed to help members of the military become successful owner-operators

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Acquires Ford/Isuzu Franchise

Rush Enterprises has acquired certain assets of Metro Ford Truck Sales, a Ford and Isuzu commercial truck dealer in Dallas

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Class 8 Net Orders Rose in October

October Class 8 net orders were up 22 percent over September, according to preliminary figures from FTR Associates

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit Six-Month High

Crude oil prices hit a six-month high Tuesday, as the value of the dollar dropped against major currencies and there was widespread expectation that the Federal Reserve will announce new measures to stimulate the economy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

Toll Hike Coming for NYC Crossings

Watch for higher tolls on bridges and tunnels heading into New York City starting Dec. 30

Tags: Highways

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

JX Peterbilt Announces Branding Change

The Peterbilt Wisconsin & Illinois brand will be changing its name to JX Peterbilt. This brand change, effective immediately, reflects the recent purchase of a dealership in Grand Rapids, Mich

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Names 34 Finalists in 2011-12 Road Team Competition

The American Trucking Associations has named 34 top truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2011-2012 America's Road Team

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

Minimizer to Open New World Headquarters Early 2011

Minimizer, which has experienced considerable growth during that past 25 years, will open a new headquarters early next year, which also will allow it to expand its manufacturing capacity

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Names Shawn Hubbard 2010 Highway Angel for Saving Man in Burning Car

Shawn Hubbard, a professional driver who saved the life of a young man trapped inside a burning car, was named 2010 Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association

November 2, 2010 - Industry News

Horton, Kit Masters Settle Suits; One Remains

Horton Inc. and Kit Masters have reached an agreement to settle their pending litigation against each other regarding engine fan-drive products

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Slagle: Mack Trucks is Ready for the Good Times

With tremendous uncertainty still plaguing the housing market and therefore the construction sector, Denny Slagle, president and CEO of North American Trucks, the parent company of Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America, sees the on-highway market leading the recovery. And he says Mack is more than ready

Tags: Economy

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report: Planned Orders Down, Larger Fleets Replacing Aging Power

Many larger fleets seem to have made up their minds about which 2010 emissions technology they're going to use, and are placing orders to replace equipment that's been aging while the recession and the emissions technology debate delayed buying

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Stable

The national average price of a gallon of diesel was unchanged from last week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

International Logistics Firm Norbert Dentressangle Expands U.S. Presence

Norbert Dentressangle, an transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, has completed its acquisition of Schneider Logistics' freight forwarding and customs house brokerage services in the U.S. and China

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Announces Volvo, Mack Dealership in Las Vegas

TEC Equipment has signed franchise agreements with Mack Trucks. and Volvo Trucks North America and has opened a new dealership facility in Las Vegas

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Hotline Proposal Finalist in Pepsi Refresh project

A proposal to set up a national driver crisis hotline is a finalist for a $250,000 grant in Pepsi's Refresh Project

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Announces Price Increase

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced price increases in the U.S. effective Nov. 1

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

ABF Challenges YRC/Teamsters Deal

ABF Freight System filed legal actions against the Teamsters and several YRC Worldwide subsidiaries for violation of the National Master Freight Agreement after YRC and the union announced their latest round of concessions

November 1, 2010 - Industry News

Innovation, Strong Partnerships Key to Meeting Low-Carbon Challenges, Swiger Says

Innovation and strong partnerships are crucial to meet rising global energy demand at a time when there is growing pressure to lower carbon emissions to combat the risks of climate change, Andy Swiger, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 31, 2010 - Industry News

Teamster Members Ratify YRCW Restructuring Plan

Teamster members who work at YRC Worldwide operating companies YRC, Holland and New Penn have ratified a Restructuring Plan aimed at saving more than 25,000 union jobs -- the third round of union concessions at the struggling LTL carrier

October 31, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar, UAW Approve New Labor Agreement

UAW-represented employees at Navistar have ratified a new four-year labor agreement

October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Vipar Conference to Focus on "Making the Difference"

The 2010 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will be held Nov. 14-19 in Marco Island, Fla., with the theme "Making the Difference.

Tags: Events

October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar to Establish Testing and Validation Center in Melrose Park

Navistar International says it will locate a new testing and validation center in Melrose Park, Ill., at a facility that has been part of Navistar's history for nearly 65 years

October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Passenger Rail Grants Will Also Help Intermodal Lines

The focus of last week's announcement of DOT's $2.4 billion in grants for rail corridors was on passenger trains, but it turns out about $1 billion of that will benefit freight corridors, as well

Tags: Intermodal

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