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August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Opens Driver Orientation Center in Ohio

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has opened a driver orientation center in Columbus, Ohio

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Analysis Finds LA Ports Underutilized Despite Increased Truck Traffic

A recent analysis by the marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach shows that nearly half of trucks conducted at least four transactions per day in late July, while almost two-thirds of trucks made three or more transactions per day

Tags: Intermodal

August 13, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Volumes Show Strong Second Quarter

Intermodal volumes closed out the second quarter with a 17.2 percent year-over-year boos

Tags: Intermodal

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Electronic Logs Pay Off From Regulatory Standpoint

During this week's PeopleNet User Conference 2010 in Boca Raton, Fla., PeopleNet executives and fleet customers alike touted the benefits of electronic logs, especially from a regulatory and safety standpoint. The overall consensus was that electronic logging can pay off and give a company a leg up on the competition when it comes to pleasing such regulatory agencies as the Department of Transportation

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Check Hess to Lead Association of Diesel Specialists

Chuck Hess

Chuck Hess was recently elected president of the Association of Diesel Specialists. He began his term August 4 during the 2010 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, which attracted a record number of attendees

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Highways Continue to Be Affected by Flooding

I-35 near Ames, Iowa, has reopened following its closure due to flooding, but a section of I-80 east of Des Moines, in the Colefax area, MM155-159, might have to be closed as soon as midnight due to expected flooding

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales Near 10,000 in July

Freightliner trucks lead the Class 8 market share pack year-to-date. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge.)

U.S. heavy truck sales made their best showing all year in July, reaching 9,589 Class 8 trucks, according to figures from Ward's Automotive. That's up from 8,896 trucks in June, or 7.8 percent, and 27.8 percent from June 2009

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services to Host Safety Management Webinar

GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free safety management webinar 1 -2 p.m. CDT Aug. 17 to examine best practices in safety management and how they can help fleets cut costs

Tags: Events

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

HDA, Truck Pride Announce Merger

Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride Partners announced the merger of their organizations into a new North American marketing and distribution organization. The new organization, which will be initially known as HDA Truck Pride, will commence operations on Sept. 1

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

July Spot Freight Index Up 122 Percent from Last Year

The spot freight market continued a strong showing, with a 122 percent increase in spot market freight availability in July, compared to this time last year, according to Transcore's North American Freight Index

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Reports Higher Revenues, Earnings

Express-1 Expedited Solutions reported significant improvements in revenue and earnings for the second quarter

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Non-Idaho Carriers See the Benefits of Idaho's Special Trailer Plate

The Idaho Transportation Department says one year after its launch, the North America Permanent Trailer Plate is being well received among non-Idaho customers

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Century Transportation Plans to Go Public

New Century Transportation has been an industry leader in adopting innovative technology such as wide-based tires.

New Century Transportation is the latest major motor carrier in recent weeks to file paperwork indicating it intends to go public

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Smarter Highways Launched on I-5 in Seattle

Washington State this week went live with Smarter Highways on I-5, a high-tech traffic management system that provides drivers real-time traffic information on lane conditions

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Changes Look Promising, Carriers Say

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have made a good start at correcting shortcomings in its CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System, according to trucking companies that are testing the program. Preliminary reports from carriers in

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Court: Insurance Chargebacks do Not Violate Leasing Regs

Motor carriers may institute insurance chargebacks against owner-operators under lease agreement without violating federal leasing regulations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has ruled

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Climbs in July

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which is based on diesel fuel sales, continues to show an economy in recovery, according to the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The July PCI climbed 1.7 percent after dropping 1.9 percent in June

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Flooding Closes I-35, Other Major Iowa Roadways

Interstate 35 near Ames, Iowa, and several other state highways are closed due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Technology Key to Keeping Up With Regulatory Environment

The technologies fleets use and deploy are critically important to the success of their businesses, especially in light of today's regulatory environment, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Eleets Transportation Opens Atlanta Branch

Eleets Transportation recently opened a new branch office in Atlanta

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Qualcomm Tops New ABI Research Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix Ranking

Qualcomm has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Marine Highway Projects

Just four months after unveiling the America's Marine Highway Program, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be eligible for federal assistance under the program

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Acquires Cure Leasing

AmeriQuest Transportation Services, which provices fleet management services, has acquired the assets of CURE Leasing & Maintenance, allowing it to provide financing solutions and maintenance services to independent contractors and contract carriers affiliated with delivery and logistics companies

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Up Slightly in June

The Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Tek Announces Distribution Agreement with Larson Group

Diesel Tek announced a national distribution agreement with The Larson Group, which owns and operates Peterbilt dealerships throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Indiana

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