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September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up for Second Week

Diesel prices rose for the second week in a row, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Free Wellness Checks for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week this week, Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab is offering truckers free health and wellness checks

Tags: Events

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Two New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened two new service centers - one in South Houston, Texas, and one in Kalamazoo, Mich., allowing the company to better serve customers in the two areas

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Good News from Daimler Trucks

Demand in China will help drive growth in the global truck market. Daimler recently celebrated the handover of a Mercedes-Benz Actros at China Railway Logistics.

The world truck market is predicted to grow more than 50 percent by 2015, said Daimler Trucks chief executive Andreas Renschler, speakiing at a press event on the eve of the 2010 Hannover truck show in Germany

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 23 Locations

Paccar Leasing Co., known as PacLease, announced 23 new locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hold Steady in Seasonally Slow Month

August net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles were up 15 percent from August of 2009, according to ACT Research

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Opens Today

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will convene a second National Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C., today

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Task Force to Address GPS Use by Truckers

A new Illinois task force is looking at the issue of truckers straying off of truck-friendly routes when using consumer GPS routing systems

September 19, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Administration Asks to Make Truck Weight Increase Permanent

The Obama Administration has included a provision in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution that formally asks Congress make permanent two pilot programs that give heavier, six-axle trucks full access to interstate highways in Maine and Vermont

September 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Signs Joint Venture Agreements with China's JAC

International's MaxxForce engines will make their debut in China as part of a joint venture agreement between an affiliate of Navistar International and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC).

September 17, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980. But over the years it has developed safety policy expertise, and now it's preparing to step onto an even larger stage

September 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Files Appeal of LA Port Decision

The American Trucking Associations has filed formal notice that it is appealing last month's ruling declaring the banning of owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles legal

Tags: Intermodal

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

TA/Petro to Accept Fuelman, CFN FleetWide Cards

Fuelman Network, a division of FleetCor Technologies, and TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers announced a new program that allows Fuelman and CFN FleetWide fleet card customers to purchase at all participating Travel Centers of America/Petro Stopping Centers locations

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Western Star Makes Push in the Body-Building Business

Members of the National Truck Equipment Association check out a rugged Western Star 4900-109 displayed at the 2010 Product Conference. It was the builder’s first appearance at an NTEA meeting. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Western Star, for many years a low-volume and largely obscure builder of premium severe-service trucks and over-the-road tractors, is aiming for more attention and market share in the work truck industry

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Nominations Now Open for Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group is now taking nominations for its Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Citgo Opens New Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Unit

Citgo Petroleum has completed the construction and start-up of a major processing unit to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its Lemont, Ill., refinery

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Reports Highest August Spot Market Since 2005

TransCore's North American Freight Index achieved its highest level for the month of August since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009.

Tags: Economy

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Demand Strong Outside of United States and Canada

Global demand for heavy commercial vehicles exceeded 1.7 million units during the first six months of the 2010 calendar year, an increase of nearly 50 percent from the comparable period in 2009, according to R.L. Polk & Co

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx to Combine LTL Networks

A FedEx National LTL tractor trailer leaves a warehouse after a delivery.

FedEx announced it will combine its FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL operations effective Jan. 30, 2011

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking and TA/Petro Talk About Changes for Women Drivers

Members of Women In Trucking's advisory committee recently met with TravelCenters of America President/CEO Tom O'Brien and his top level management team to discuss business experiences expressed by female professional drivers

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Offers $10,000 Sign-on Bonus for Team Drivers

Schneider National is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced teams ($5,000 per team driver) who are hired before Sept. 30

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Bosselman Opens 26th Boss Shop

The network of Bosselman Boss Shops continues to grow. The 26th Boss Shop has opened in Laramie, Wyo., at the Pilot Travel Center

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Oklahoma to Build New High-Tech Scales

Over the next seven years, Oklahoma plans to construct nine high-tech weigh stations

Tags: Highways

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Brown Trucking Acquires Schrader Trucking Company

James Brown Contracting, a dedicated short-haul truckload carrier based just east of Atlanta, has acquired Schrader Trucking Company

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Consent Decree Ends Racial Harassment Case Against YRC/Roadway Express

A $10 million, five-year consent decree will end a race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Roadway Express Inc. and YRC

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