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August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Honeywell Completes Acquisition of EMS Technologies

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of EMS Technologies for approximately $491 million

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

New Illinois Law to Improve Oversize/Overweight Permits

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation allowing the state Department of Transportation to issue permits for loads that previously exceeded size and weight restrictions for travel on state highways if specific conditions are met

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Prime Driver Chosen for USA Triathlon Team

Endurance Films, USA Triathlon's official film production supplier, selected 11 members for its inaugural sponsored triathlon racing team, including Prime Inc. driver Siphiwe Baleka

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions to Manage New Clean Ports Programs

Cascade Sierra Solutions opened two new locations where they will help administer clean truck programs at the ports of Charleston, S.C. and Tacoma, Wash

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

FMCSA Redefines Hazardous Materials Threshold

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration changed criteria for the Hazardous Materials intervention threshold. In the August 3 Safety Measurement System release, FMCSA refined the criteria that determines which motor carriers are subject to the more stringent Hazardous Materials intervention threshold.

August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Again; U.S. Crude Up While European Crude Falls

On-highway diesel prices fell for the fourth week in a row last week, dropping 2.5 cents nationally to $3.810, according to the Department of Energy. All regions dipped below $4 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 19, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Offering Admission to LPGA Classic in Support of Wounded Warriors Project

Navistar announced that the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic, to be held Sept. 15-18, 2011 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex in Prattville, Ala., will be open to the public free of charge

August 19, 2011 - Industry News

N.A. Heavy Duty Order Backlog Unchanged

The pullback in Class 8 order activity that began in April continued into July, according to ACT Research

August 19, 2011 - Industry News

Marten to Transport 9/11 Memorial Artifacts

A specially customized Marten Transport trailer will carry metal artifacts from the collapsed World Trade Center twin towers to Hattiesburg, Miss., to become part of a permanent memorial at The University of Southern Mississippi

August 19, 2011 - Industry News

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Double Tolls

Tolls will be going up on the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by John O'Connell.)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday approved raising bridge and tunnel tolls that will mean an extra $50 per five-axle truck for E-Z Pass users and even more for cash customers

Tags: Highways

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

Senate Highway Reauthorization Draft Addresses Truck Safety Issues

The Senate is considering truck safety legislation that would buttress a number of regulatory reforms under way at the Department of Transportation, such as an electronic onboard recorder mandate and mandatory 65-mph speed limiters, and give the agency more authority in a number of areas

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

GTI Buys Buske

Gordon Trucking Inc., Pacific, Wash., has bought Buske Truck Lines, Edwardsville, Ill., increasing Gordon's fleet by 150 trucks and 375 trailers

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

RI Wants Tolls on I-95

Rhode Island has asked the federal government for permission to charge tolls on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border

Tags: Highways

August 18, 2011 - Industry News

Swift Offering Cross-Border Intermodal Service

Swift Transportation announced a new Intermodal container service into and out of Mexico

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

PeopleNet Users Conference: Streamlining Trucking Through Data

PeopleNet's Tablet offers signature capture and a camera.

"You have to have an IT manager," said Cynthia Normandin, vice president of Braun's Express, a 200-employee carrier based in New England. According to her, in an interview at the PeopleNet User's Conference this week, that is how trucking has changed in the past decade. "Technology has made the difference we can compete with the big guys.

Tags: Events

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Wingfoot Opens Truck Care Center in Texas

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems opened a new Wingfoot Truck Care Center location in Baytown, Texas

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

NHTSA Preparing to Require Stability Control Systems on Tractors

A pending federal proposal to require stability control systems on truck tractors is getting a mixed reaction from the trucking industry. The proposal, scheduled to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the end of the year, would specify the details of a technology standard that that a growing number of fleets already have adopted voluntarily because they see safety benefits

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line to Expand in Indianapolis

Old Dominion Freight Line announced a major expansion of its regional hub in Indianapolis

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Announces $417.3 Million in Grants for State Highway Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $417.3 million in grants to fund an array of efforts ranging from interstate maintenance to research into innovative bridge materials and construction methods

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

PeopleNet Recognizes Customer Innovators at User Conference

PeopleNet announced the recipients of its Innovator of the Year Award, which the company gives to four organizations in four fleet categories that demonstrate leadership in using PeopleNet to create unique solutions that drive ROI

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

SAE International's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress Set for Sept. 13-14

SAE International's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress is set for Sept. 13-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill

Tags: Events

August 17, 2011 - Industry News

Freightliner Says Fuel Economy, Uptime Prime Directives for 2011 and Beyond

When Freightliner's Cascadia hit the street in EPA '07 trim with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, it managed 6.3 mpg in the company's internal fuel economy testing program. By model year 2015, Freightliner says Cascadia will average 7.9 mpg under the same test conditions

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Terminals at Southern California Ports Reach Settlement With Attorney General

Terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach must reduce their diesel emissions and do a better job of warning the public about the dangers of diesel exhaust under the terms of a lawsuit settlement announced this week

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

CSX Investing $15 Million for Intermodal Terminal in Louisville

CSX announced it will build a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Michelin, Ambest Team Up

Michelin Americas Truck Tires and Ambest signed a cooperative agreement where Ambest will feature Michelin truck tires and related products and offer tire and emergency road service at many of their locations

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