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November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Joint Enforcement Effort in Pennsylvania Gas-Drilling Areas Nets 1,066 Trucks

The Marcellus Shale is attracting a lot of interest from natural gas producers, and from Pennsylvania truck inspectors, too

November 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Ups Oil Price Forecast

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised its oil and diesel price forecasts. The DOE's Energy Information Administration expects the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $83 per barrel this winter

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly to Sign Autographs at UDrove Humanitarian Bowl

UDrove announced more trucking-specific attractions to be held at its Humanitarian Bowl Dec. 18

Tags: Events

November 9, 2010 - Industry News

World Energy Outlook Says More Needs to Be Done to Promote Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency predicts that global demand for energy could lead to another oil price spike, unless more is done to use energy more efficiently. The IEA report predicts oil prices will average $113 a barrel (in year-2009 dollars) by 2035 and could go as high as $135 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel-Based Economic Index Predicts Weaker Holiday Season

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which tracks diesel fuel purchases as an economic measure, fell 0.6 percent in October following a decline of 0.5 percent in September and a decline of 1 percent in August

Tags: Economy

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Announces Arkansas, Missouri Acquisitions

FleetPride continues to grow with strategic Arkansas and Missouri acquisitions

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Earns EPA WasteWise Award

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and its Zero Waste to Landfill program recently received the 2010 WasteWise Gold Achievement Award for Waste Reduction in the Workplac

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

"Game Changing" Theme Announced for Heavy Duty Dialogue 2011

"Game Changers in the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry" has been announced as the theme for Heavy Duty Dialogue 2011. HDD'11 will be held January 17, 2011 at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

IdleAir Says 16 Sites Now Operational

IdleAir plans to have 25 sites fully operational in 12 states by year end.

Convoy Solutions, the new owner of IdleAir, now has 16 off-board climate-control sites operational in eight states, and it expects to have 25 sites up and running in 12 states by year-en

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Should Clear White House This Month

L-R: Albert Alvarez (FMCSA), Eric Wood (Univ. of Utah), FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Richard Pain (Transportation Research Board), Rick Ash (owner-operator and chair of Trucking Solutions Group).

The White House Office of Management and Budget should complete work on proposed revisions to the hours of service rule by late November, said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro Monday

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

The average price of a gallon of diesel jumped nearly a nickel as crude oil prices hit a new two-year high

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Roadmaster RM180 Now Verified by SmartWay

Cooper Tire & Rubber has achieved its first SmartWay verified commercial truck tire - the Roadmaster RM180

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

More Than 400 Added at Lift Truck Manufacturing Facilities

NACCO Materials Handling Group, the makers of Yale and Hyster lift trucks, announced the addition of 401 workers for the company's Sulligent, Ala., Berea, Ky., Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, and Greenville, N.C., lift truck manufacturing facilities

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Moving Group Eyes Broader Membership

A proposed restructuring of membership categories, the first expansion of the ProMover program to a state, and the moving industry's annual visits with members of Congress highlighted last week's 2010 fall board of directors and committee meetings of the American Moving & Storage Association

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Brown Trucking Acquires West Brothers

James Brown Contracting (Brown Trucking), a dedicated short-haul truckload carrier based in Atlanta, has acquired Durham, N.C.-based West Brothers' Companies, a transportation, logistics and leasing provider in the Southeast

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

PeopleNet, Trinium Team Up to Offer Intermodal Products

PeopleNet announced a partnership with Trinium Technologies, provider of an enterprise management system for domestic intermodal and international container operations.

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Posts Profit for Third Quarter

TravelCenters of America reported $4.5 million in net income for the third quarter, a big improvement from the $12.2 million net loss reported for the same quarter last year

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Reports Record Sales Through Third Quarter

Pressure Systems International, the manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, reported record sales through the third quarter of 2010

November 7, 2010 - Industry News

Court Certifies Lawsuit Against Swift as Class Action

A lawsuit accusing Phoenix, Ariz.-based Swift Transportation Corp. of routinely shorting its drivers in pay will move forward as a class action after a long and circuitous route through the Arizona court system

November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Honors 3-Million-Mile Drivers

Prime inc. recently honored drivers Herman Knight and Steve Rowan for achieving 3 million miles of safe driving

November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Predicted to be up 9 Percent in November

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is continuing to wind down as the year comes to an end but is nonetheless expected to be up 9 percent in November over the same month last year

Tags: Intermodal

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Shipping Many Trucks As It Prepares to Certify Its 13-Liter Diesel to Absolute 2010 Limits

The MaxxForce 13 engine

Navistar International says it has built and shipped about 17,000 vehicles to U.S. and Canadian customers in the past quarter, more than 15,000 of them with EPA-compliant 2010 diesels

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Adding Truck Parking in Pilot Program

A pilot program in virginia will use undeveloped Virginia Department of Transportation properties as "truck safety rest areas" for truck parking

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Capacity of Texas to Introduce Hydrogen Fuel Cell Terminal Truck

Capacity of Texas received a $872,000 grant to develop a hydrogen fuel cell terminal truck

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders JBS Carriers to Install Electronic On-Board Recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered JBS Carriers Inc. of Greeley, Colo., to install electronic on-board recorders on its entire fleet of more than 700 trucks by March 2011 or pay $81,780 in fines

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