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January 20, 2011 - Industry News

FedEx Express U.S. Makes LEED Certification Standard for New Buildings

FedEx Express has made LEED Certification the standard for newly-built U.S. facilities. LEED, the green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the leading benchmark for buildings that are designed, constructed and operated sustainably

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Says New Windsor Detroit Bridge Key to Economic Development

In his State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made it clear that building a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, as recommended by the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) process, will be a key component of his economic renewal plan for Michigan

Tags: Highways

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Distracted Driving

At an event marking the one-year anniversary of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for victims of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to distracted driving

January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Economic Recovery Bringing Renewed Congestion Growth

If the recession had you thinking congestion was getting better, think again. (Photo courtesy Michelin.)

After two years of slight declines in overall traffic congestion - attributable to the economic downturn and high fuel prices - leading indicators suggest that as the economy rebounds, traffic problems are doing the same. While 2008 was the best year for commuters in at least a decade, the problem again began to grow in 2009

Tags: Highways

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Meritor Aftermarket Services Business

ArvinMeritor announced it will offer multiple logistics services to customers through a new business segment called Meritor Aftermarket Services

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Officially Enters Commercial Vehicle Market in North America

The Canton facility, originally opened in 2003, underwent a two-year, $118 million expansion to accommodate production of the new Nissan NV.

Nissan North America officially launched production of its all-new 2012 Nissan NV commercial van with Job One ceremonies at its expanded Canton, Miss., assembly facility

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

TransCore Shows Unseasonably Strong Loads and Capacity

Both truck loads and truck capacity increased on the spot freight market last week

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Henderson Trucking Opens St. Louis Facility

Earl L. Henderson Trucking formally opened a new facility in the St. Louis area this week, and has also ordered 183 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

December Truck Orders Highest in Four and a Half Years

December net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North American markets were 27,044 units; up 128 percent year-over-year, according to ACT Research Co

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

TRIB, TIA Plan "Guess the Pressure" Contest at TMC

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau has teamed up with the Tire Industry Association to jointly sponsor a "Guess the Pressure" contest at the Technology & Maintenance Council's Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 8-11, 2011 in Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

January 19, 2011 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Introduces SafeStack Cargo Loading System Fleetwide

Con-way Freight announced the nationwide deployment of SafeStack, an advanced load management and cargo protection system, installed across its less-than-truckload fleet of 16,800 freight trailers in North America

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Hub Group Opens Drayage Terminals in Indianapolis and Wisconsin

Hub Group, Inc. has opened new Comtrak terminals in Indianapolis, IN and Milwaukee, WI

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

TMD Friction Products Partner with Vipar Heavy Duty

TMD FRICTION Products has announced a new agreement with Global Parts Network

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

President Signs Executive Order Addressing Regulation Concerns

While speakers at a heavy-duty aftermarket event in Las Vegas were discussing how concern about government regulations has given business pause, President Obama yesterday signed an executive order aimed at tackling criticism that regulations are stifling business and the economy

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Findings on Pollution Damage To Human Airways Could Yield New Therapies

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust affect lung airway cells, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people susceptible to airway diseases

January 18, 2011 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Hits New Highs in 2010

Cargo theft rose by 4.1 percent in 2010, to 899 cargo theft incidents (an average of 75 per month) the most ever recorded, according to FreightWatch International, Austin, Texas

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Economy, Trucking Looking Up for 2011

A string of economic experts and industry analysts offered a more optimistic look at the economic and trucking industry outlook for 2011 -- albeit with some downsides -- during the annual Heavy Duty Dialogue event put on Monday by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association in Las Vegas

Tags: Economy

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Teams with SMC3 for Seamless Rate Quotes

Freight transportation software developer SMC3 and routing, mileage and mapping software developer ALK Technologies today announced the creation of a seamless interface between ALK's PC*MILER Web Services and the SMC3 RateWare XL rating product.

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Acquires Overton Transportation

Greatwide Logistics Services has acquired the contracts, personnel and equipment of Overton Transportation, a subsidiary of Sysco Corporation. The business will be integrated under the Greatwide Freight brand

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Services Opens Ontario, Calif. Service Center

FFE Transportation Services, Inc. has opened a new service center in Ontario, CA in an effort to expand service, meet rising demand, and greatly increase capacity in the western United States temperature-controlled LTL market

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

TRAC Intermodal Launches TRAC Connect in Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool for CMA CGM

TRAC Intermodal has launched TRAC Connect in the NY/NJ Metro Pool and Gulf Regional Pool to supply Motor carriers directly with chassis for the pickup and delivery of CMA CGM loads

Tags: Intermodal

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Signs Dealership Agreement With Vanguard Trailer

TEC Equipment, Inc. has signed a dealership agreement with Vanguard National Trailer Corp., and will be stocking and selling new and used Vanguard trailers at its Portland, Ore., truck dealership at 750 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland

January 17, 2011 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Delivers Safety Technology to America's Road Team

The America's Road Team has an important new asset in its campaign for truck safety: a Volvo VN 780 equipped with the company's leading safety technologies -- and Volvo's No-Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Merges Fleet Body Equipment into Existing Operations

Auto Truck Group has successfully re-organized operations integrating its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment

January 16, 2011 - Industry News

Caterpillar Holds Sweepstakes for Trip to See New Vocational Truck at CONEXPO

Caterpillar will unveil the first model in its line of Cat Vocational Trucks, the Cat CT660, in Las Vegas at CONEXPO-CON/AG in March. As part of the celebration, Caterpillar is holding an online sweepstakes featuring a trip to Vegas

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