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October 29, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Wins Challenge to State Credential Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted three petitions filed by the American Trucking Associations that challenged credential requirements imposed on interstate carriers by New Jersey, New York City, and Cook County, Illinois

October 29, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Takes 87 Trucks Out of Service During Seat Belt, Documentation Focus

Pennsylvania State Police placed 87 trucks and 53 drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation

October 28, 2010 - Industry News

Quebec's Robert Transport Orders 180 Peterbilt LNG Trucks Powered by Westport HD Systems

Robert Transport of Boucherville Que. has placed the largest order ever for trucks powered by Westport HD natural gas engines. The new Peterbilts will go into line haul service on routes between Montreal and Quebec City, and Montreal to Toronto

October 28, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Improved 3Q Revenues and Earnings, Touts Success of MX Diesel

Paccar Inc. had improved revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2010, with results led by higher truck and parts sales and improving profits in worldwide financial service

October 28, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth, Hino Rank High in J.D. Powers Midrange Truck Survey; So Do Kept Service Promises

Kenworth and Hino topped J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study. The research firm also reported that overall service satisfaction among truck owners declines considerably if their trucks are not ready when promised.

October 28, 2010 - Industry News

Hearings Announced for Fuel Efficiency Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced public hearings on their proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

October 28, 2010 - Industry News

Donaldson Plans to Grow Liquid Filtration

Donaldson Co. announced it is making organizational changes and capital investments to accelerate growth in its liquid filtration product lines

October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Net Orders Come in Strong in a Seasonally Weak Month

Commercial trailer net orders in September more than doubled their very weak September 2009 volume

October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Shippers Could be Liable in Some Crashes

A shipper could be held liable in court if a crash is caused by a shift in cargo that the shipper loaded, based on a recent appeals court ruling

October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Judge Stays LA Port's Driver Employee Requirement

Carriers at the Ports of LA and Long Beach may continue using owner-operators while the case is appealed.

A federal judge in California stopped the Port of Los Angeles from implementing a key piece of its concession program for drayage carriers, pending an appeal of the issue to a higher court

Tags: Intermodal

October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton's Earnings Up; Expects Truck Markets to Continue to Improve

Eaton Corp. announced net income per share of $1.57 for the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 38 percent from net income per share of $1.14 in the third quarter of 2009

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Canada Follows U.S. Lead on Fuel Efficiency Standards

Canadian truckers are concerned that if Canada adopts proposed U.S. fuel economy standards word-for-word, it will be impossible to meet with the heavier loads seen there. (Photo by Jim Park)

As expected, Canada has announced plans to follow the U.S. lead in developing CO2 emissions standards - fuel economy standards - for medium and heavy vehicles.

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Opens Allentown Customer Center to Showcase Product, Brand and History

Mack Trucks Inc. officially opened the doors to a new Mack Customer Center during the company's World Sales Conference, which is expected to draw 1,000 dealer people here October 26-28.

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Mack Has Natural Gas Option for TerraPro Cabover

Mack Trucks, Inc. introduced a natural gas-powered version of its TerraPro heavy low-cabover model for refuse and construction applications

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Deadline Approaches for 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Nominations

Company drivers and owner-operators can treat their fleets to inclusion in the 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For contest and survey, but the trick is to respond to the survey by Halloween - October 31 - which is coming up fast.

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Will Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standards Relegate 'Large Cars' to Yesteryear?

The first go-round for the heavy-duty fuel economy mandate should not prove too arduous, said panelists at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition, held last week in Phoenix

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Cat to Unveil New Vocational Truck at ConExpo

Caterpillar says it will unveil the first model of its Cat Vocational Truck series, the CT660, at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March 2011

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Up 1.7% in September

American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.7 percent in September after falling a revised 2.8 percent in August

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Prices Continue to Rise Amid Tight Supply

The average retail sales price of Class 8 used vehicles sold in September increased 3 percent month-over-month to $42,100 according to ACT Research Co

October 26, 2010 - Industry News

Highest September Spot Market Truck Freight since 2005

TransCore's North American Freight Index registered a 65 percent increase in spot market freight availability in September 2010, compared to the previous year

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Survey Shows Increased Demand for Class 8 Trucks in 2011

The Annual Fleet Study just completed by CK Commercial Vehicle Research shows a 47 percent increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium duty power unit purchases in 2011 versus those that planned orders for 2010

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Slightly

The average price of diesel dropped last week for the first time in a month, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Builds Hybrid-Electric Cascadia for Walmart

Daimler Trucks North America says it has collaborated with Walmart Transportation to build a hybrid-electric Freightliner Cascadia. The truck-tractor also marks the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between DTNA and Walmart to develop innovative, green technologies

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

EPA-DOT Proposals Ignore Natural Gas, NGV America Complains

Clean-burning domestically produced natural gas has been left out of the federal government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in commercial vehicles

October 25, 2010 - Industry News

Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards Proposed for Commercial Trucks

Two federal agencies have proposed first-ever national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks. The complementary proposals, announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, will establish a new way to measure truck fuel efficiency and emissions

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