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April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Acquires Exel Transportation Services

Hub Group has purchased Exel Transportation Services for $83 million before post-closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Cold Train Intermodal Expects 300% Growth

The Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Cold Train Intermodal Service is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Tags: Intermodal

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

EPA Streamlines Aftermarket Natural Gas Conversion

The federal government just made it easier to convert cars and trucks to run on natural gas

April 4, 2011 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Dates Announced

The 29th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C

Tags: Events

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Canadian Professor to Research Trucker Health

A professor at the University of Moncton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is launching a study of the health habits of 1,000 truck drivers

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Highway Fatalities Lowest Ever Recorded

Despite Americans driving nearly 21 billion more miles last year, U.S. highway traffic fatalities dropped 3 percent from 2009 to the lowest levels in recorded history. The fatality rate also dropped, to 1.09 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Dubowick Elected TRALA Chairman

Terence Dubowick, national account manager for the Mack Leasing System and the Volvo Truck Leasing System, was unanimously chosen by his industry colleagues as 2011 - 2012 Chairman of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

Oregon's Diesel Required to Contain 5% Biodiesel

Oregon is about to become the second state to require that most of the diesel sold there contain at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5), according to the National Biodiesel Board

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 3, 2011 - Industry News

EOBR Mandate Reintroduced in Senate

Two senators have restarted last year's effort to pass a bill that would mandate electronic onboard recorders on most trucks. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reintroduced the Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act, a bill they offered last September but that expired at the end of the congressional session

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Government Reports Record-Setting Decline in GHG Emissions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration this week reported a record-setting 5.8-percent decline in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2009. Since 1990, U.S. GHG emissions have grown at an average annual rate of 0.4 percent

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

CVSA: Cutting Funding Will Weaken Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

As Congress looks for ways to cut the federal budget and deficit, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance warned a Congressional committee that funding commercial motor vehicle safety programs at lower than current levels would weaken state enforcement efforts. As a result, enforcement would be unable to maintain the progress that has been made and large truck-related injuries and deaths could tick upwards

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Demonstrates International ProStar+ Liquefied Natural Gas Truck

LOUISVILLE, KY - At this week's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Navistar demonstrated a prototype 2011 International ProStar+ powered by a 13-liter MaxxForce dual fuel engine -- diesel and liquefied natural gas

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Changes Name to Meritor

ArvinMeritor has officially changed its name to Meritor. Meritor's ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange is now MTOR

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America to Recall 700 Employees

In response to increased demand, Volvo will ramp up production at its New River Valley, Va., plant and recall approximately 700 employees

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Western Star Introduces New Naming System for Expanded Model Line

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Western Star Truck Sales announced new naming for its full line of truck models

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Upcoming Webinar: Misconceptions About Large Truck Crashes

The FMCSA Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology will hold an informational webinar to educate all FMCSA stakeholders about a number of popular beliefs concerning large truck crashes that are not supported by crash data

Tags: Events

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

NTSB Chairman Hits the Road with Professional Truck Drivers

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman departed Wednesday on a two-day, four-state journey from Washington, D.C. to Louisville, Ky., to get a cab's-eye view of the commercial truck industry

Tags: Events

March 31, 2011 - Industry News

Daimler Exec: Production Ramp-up Won't Meet Demand

LOUISVILLE, KY - Noting that "Everyone wants me to be the fortune teller here at the show," Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Martin Daum predicted U.S. Class 8 sales of 153,000 for 2011, lower than we're hearing from other OEs. The reason? Truck production capacity won't be able to ramp up as fast as demand

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Up In January

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its NAFTA partners was 19.5 percent higher in January 2011 than in January 2010, reaching $67.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

NationaLease Adds Three Member Companies

NationaLease has expanded its network of independent trucking companies with the addition of three new companies, which have been approved for full membership

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

Utility's New Parts Warehouse Serves Growing Markets in Central, Eastern U.S.

Some sheet-metal parts are 53 feet long, so are placed on special racks aboard dedicated trailers.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing's new, larger parts warehouse near Cincinnati was opened to fill orders in the central and eastern United States, and shows the builder's commitment to serving its dealers and customers, executives said at an official opening on Wednesday

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

ATD Announces Nominees for Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers will recognize one new medium-duty and one new heavy-duty truck with awards at its Convention & Exposition next month in Phoenix

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Expects Full E-log Implementation by June

Con-way Truckload announced that 71 percent of its 3,000-driver fleet is using electronic logs (e-logs), with full integration of the technology expected in June 2011. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to make the adoption of e-logs mandatory for all carriers by 2014

March 30, 2011 - Industry News

President Calls for Cutting Oil Imports

Noting that international events have people thinking about energy safety and security, President Obama Wednesday called for slashing oil imports by one-third by 2025 as part of his administration's Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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