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July 27, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Links Skin Cancers on Left Side to Driving

Nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the U.S. occur on the left side of the body, or the driver's side, according to a recent study from the St. Louis University Medical School

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concern Over 'Shoot the Gap' Volkswagen Commercial

The American Trucking Associations sent a letter to Volkswagen voicing concern over its new television commercial "Shoot the Gap," which portrays a passenger car driver passing a tractor-trailer on the right side and pulling into a small gap between the two tractor-trailers

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

LCFS Will Impact Truck Operability, Fuel Prices, ATA Says

A low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) will not reduce carbon emissions, but will increase the price of diesel fuel, adversely impact truck operability and erode U.S. energy security, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, in a letter sent to Senators

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Distribution Expands Operations

Evans Distribution Systems, a third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions, has expanded with new operations in Kenosha, Wis., Twinsburg and Toledo, Ohio, and Denver and Aurora, Colo

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins' Earnings Land at 12.5 Percent of Sales

Cummins Inc. said it has reached its highest quarterly earnings as a percentage of sales in more than 25 years, with second quarter earnings before interest and taxes at $401 million, or 12.5 percent of sales

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Daimler Posts 2Q Profit on Strong Growth

Daimler AG managed to turn a profit in the second quarter, posting earnings before interest and taxes of $2.7 billion, up from a loss of $1.3 billion the 2009 quarter

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Named Navistar Diamond Supplier

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has been recognized as a Navistar Diamond Supplier for 2009. This is the seventh straight year that Fontaine has earned the award

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Plans For Second Distracted Driving Summit

The second National Distracted Driving Summit is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

Latest Truck Tonnage Reading Points to Slow Growth

May and June marked the first back-to-back reductions in truck tonnage since March and April 2009. (Photo by Michelin)

In June, the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4 percent from May, an indication the economy's growth could be slowing

July 27, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Sets New Fuel Efficiency Goal

UPS has set a new goal to improve the mpg performance of its U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Some Good News, But Not All's Rosy, Managers Tell Fleet Expectations Survey

Fruits of the slow economic recovery are being reaped by large trucking companies, but smaller outfits are still struggling, said Lana Batts, principal partner of Transport Capital Partners, quoting results of her firm's sixth annual Survey of Carrier Expectations during last week's Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division annual meeting

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

How's Business? Better, But Reefer Execs Cautious

While there are some positive signs, executives at refrigerated fleets are cautious about mixed signals in the economy that threaten to seriously interrupt the recovery.

Executives who run temperature-controlled fleets have "much to be optimistic about," said Corey England, chief operating officer of C.R. England Inc., in remarks to colleagues at the Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division's annual meeting last week

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Says New Freight Bill Would Short-Shrift Highways

The American Trucking Associations has announced its opposition to the FREIGHT Act of 2010, the new Senate legislation that would set a national freight transportation policy

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Back Up After A Month of Declines; Oil Stays Put

Diesel rose 2 cents this week, breaking its month-long downward tren

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Study Assesses Natural Gas Use in Refuse Vehicles

An updated white paper produced by consulting firm WIH Resource Group points to the benefits of using compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas for refuse collection fleets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Kansas City Law Firm to Investigate TAB Claims Against Arrow

A federal judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in Tulsa has allowed Arrow Trucking's bankruptcy trustee Patrick Malloy III to hire Stueve Siegel Hanson, a Kansas City, Mo.-based law fir

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Expands Internship Program For Women in Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded its internship program designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation. The program will grow from one to 10 regions of the countr

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

SmartWay Adds Double Coin Steer Tire to Verified List

Double Coin Holdings' FR605 steer position tire has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency's list of SmartWay-verified technologies

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Calls For Stimulus Program to Help New Truck Sales

The American Truck Dealers division of the National Automotive Dealers Association is calling for the creation of a federal stimulus program to boost new truck sales and put cleaner, more fuel-efficient trucks on the road

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: A Slow Recovery Is Not Concern For a Double Dip

Since demand for air freight is going up, this is a good sign for trucking, as retailers were off about their inventory predictions, FTR says. (Photo by FedEx)

While the economic recovery has been showing signs of slowing, this is not cause for concern that we'll see a double dip recession, FTR Associates pointed out during a webinar Friday

Tags: Economy

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Elgin Becomes a Navistar Diamond Supplier

Navistar International has honored engine parts maker Elgin Industries as a Navistar Diamond Supplier, one of 37 companies to earn the commercial vehicle manufacturer's award for product quality, delivery performance and cost efficiency

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Effectiveness of LNG Heavy Trucks

Trucks fueled by liquefied natural gas are the most effective option for reducing our nation's oil us

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Transports Lumber in Haiti Relief Effort

Fikes Truck Line has donated its transportation services to Weyerhaeuser to help with disaster relief in Haiti. After Weyerhaeuser approached the company to take loads at a reduced rate, Fikes offered to donate the services

July 23, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre' Forms Joint Venture With Oiltanking

Dupre' Logistics has formed a joint venture company with Oiltanking, a move that will allow the two to move into dry bulk handling and other refinery service operations

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Second Quarter Earnings Jump 71 Percent For UPS

Delivery package giant UPS said second quarter earnings soared 71 percent over the 2009 quarter, while revenue grew 13 percent


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