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August 7, 2011 - Industry News

Partisan Finger-pointing Draws Credit Downgrade Warnings While Oil Prices Tumble

If the situation weren't serious enough already, the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poors, warns that further bickering and infighting could result in further rating downgrades. Meanwhile, oil prices on Asian markets fell below $84 in Singapore at midday -- more than three dollars lower than Friday's New York close.

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2011 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Expands US Footprint with Performance Truck and Trailer

HDA Truck Pride announces the addition of Performance Truck and Trailer, LLC of Ontario Calif. to the HDA Truck Pride family

August 7, 2011 - Industry News

Compli Expands Comprehensive Suite of Premium Trainings to Meet Clients' Growing Needs

Suite includes Premium Trainings in the areas of: Human Resources, Professional Development and Environmental Health and Safety, among other topics. Compli, a provider of HR and compliance management solutions for the trucking industry, has expanded its list of premium trainings within the Compli platform

August 7, 2011 - Industry News

Speakers List Announced for FTR 2011 Transportation Conference

The list of speakers is already impressive, and it continues to grow for the 2011 "Where Freight Matters" conference, hosted by FTR Associates Sept. 13-15 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: Events

August 7, 2011 - Industry News

Ontario to Investigate Navistar Funding Agreement

Officials in the province of Ontario say they will investigate to determine if Navistar breached any funding agreements with the province following the announcement that it would close the Chatham, Ont., assembly plant

August 6, 2011 - Industry News

Caterpillar Recall Affects Less Than 1,000 Engines

Caterpillar is not recalling 590,000 on-highway and off-road diesel engines, as reported previously. In fact, the number of engines actually recalled is just 925. The company will, however, pay a $2.55 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping some 590,000 engines without the correct emissions controls

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Survey Shows Driver Shortage Limiting Hauling Capacity, Growth Potential

According to the Q3 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report, conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, 40% of responding fleets say they are already feeling the impact of the shortage of qualified drivers

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

OIG: Public Private Partnerships a Mixed Blessing

In a report issued in late July, the Office of Inspector General found that public-private partnerships have several financial disadvantages when compared to traditional public sector financing, but certain private sector efficiencies can meaningfully offset PPPs' cost disadvantages

Tags: Highways

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Penske Makes Online Truck Rentals Easier with New Mobile Website

Penske Truck Rental has introduced a new mobile website at that enables consumers to make truck rental reservations from virtually any smartphone

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

APRA Calls on India to Accept Trade in Reman Parts

APRA President, Bill Gager, is calling on the Indian Government to accept trade in remanufactured products on an equal basis with new manufactured products

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

July Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Lowest Since September 2010

Preliminary data just released by FTR Associates shows July Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEM's at 18,532, the lowest monthly total since September of 2010

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Horton Expands Britton, S.D. Plant

Horton, Inc. is expanding its Britton, S.D., facility by 20,000 square feet in order to the expansion of the company's growing QuickShip regional warehouse program

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

Performance Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Facility in Rosenberg, Texas

Performance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Rosenberg offering truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

American La France Forms Commercial Arm to Expand Sales of Condor LCFs

American LaFrance, an old-line maker of fire apparatus, has formed a Commercial Truck Division to spur growth of its Condor heavy low-cab-forward series and develop new products

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

'Hot' Trucks May Be A Chronic Problem

State troopers in Indiana have developed innovative law enforcement solutions to take bad food loads off the road, before they make it to market. Yesterday, Truckinginfo reported that Indiana State Police have been citing a high number

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens Location in Rhome, Texas

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores held a ribbon-cutting event at a new travel stop in Rhome, Texas, located at Highway 287 and Highway 114

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index Remains in Modestly Positive Territory

FTR's June Trucking Conditions Index, as reported in the August Trucking Update, rose slightly to a reading of 7.7 from 7.3 in May

August 3, 2011 - Industry News

CSX To Build New $15 Million Intermodal Terminal In Louisville

CSX announced that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Intermodal

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Navistar Officially Closes Chatham Manufacturing Facility

Navistar International announced Tuesday that it would close its Chatham, Ontario, truck manufacturing operations

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana State Police Citing High Number of 'Hot' Reefer Trucks this Summer

Indiana State Police have cited a high number of small reefer trucks transporting food at unsafe and illegal temperatures, according to a report by Channel 13 in Indianapolis, an NBC affiliate

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Says Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 15.7% YoY in May

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 15.7% higher in May 2011 than in May 2010, totaling $77.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Economy

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

FreightWatch: Cargo Thefts Declined Slightly in 2011's First Half

FreightWatch recorded 433 cargo theft incidents in the first half of 2011, a 6.8% decline from the same time period in 2010

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Getloaded Freight Matching Service Launches a Spanish-Language Load Board

Getloaded, a web-based logistics service provider, launched what it claims is the first comprehensive freight matching service in Spanis

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

Bendix Completes Purchase of Vehicle Sensor Business From Iteris

One week after signing a definitive agreement, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it has finalized its purchase of certain assets, including SafetyDirect and the AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System, from Iteris

August 2, 2011 - Industry News

DuPont Named Master of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America


DuPont Performance Coatings received Daimler Trucks North America's Master of Quality award, DTNA has announced

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