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September 19, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Administration Asks to Make Truck Weight Increase Permanent

The Obama Administration has included a provision in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution that formally asks Congress make permanent two pilot programs that give heavier, six-axle trucks full access to interstate highways in Maine and Vermont

September 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Signs Joint Venture Agreements with China's JAC

International's MaxxForce engines will make their debut in China as part of a joint venture agreement between an affiliate of Navistar International and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC).

September 17, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980. But over the years it has developed safety policy expertise, and now it's preparing to step onto an even larger stage

September 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Files Appeal of LA Port Decision

The American Trucking Associations has filed formal notice that it is appealing last month's ruling declaring the banning of owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles legal

Tags: Intermodal

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

TA/Petro to Accept Fuelman, CFN FleetWide Cards

Fuelman Network, a division of FleetCor Technologies, and TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers announced a new program that allows Fuelman and CFN FleetWide fleet card customers to purchase at all participating Travel Centers of America/Petro Stopping Centers locations

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Western Star Makes Push in the Body-Building Business

Members of the National Truck Equipment Association check out a rugged Western Star 4900-109 displayed at the 2010 Product Conference. It was the builder’s first appearance at an NTEA meeting. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Western Star, for many years a low-volume and largely obscure builder of premium severe-service trucks and over-the-road tractors, is aiming for more attention and market share in the work truck industry

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Nominations Now Open for Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group is now taking nominations for its Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Citgo Opens New Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Unit

Citgo Petroleum has completed the construction and start-up of a major processing unit to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its Lemont, Ill., refinery

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Reports Highest August Spot Market Since 2005

TransCore's North American Freight Index achieved its highest level for the month of August since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009.

Tags: Economy

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Demand Strong Outside of United States and Canada

Global demand for heavy commercial vehicles exceeded 1.7 million units during the first six months of the 2010 calendar year, an increase of nearly 50 percent from the comparable period in 2009, according to R.L. Polk & Co

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx to Combine LTL Networks

A FedEx National LTL tractor trailer leaves a warehouse after a delivery.

FedEx announced it will combine its FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL operations effective Jan. 30, 2011

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Women In Trucking and TA/Petro Talk About Changes for Women Drivers

Members of Women In Trucking's advisory committee recently met with TravelCenters of America President/CEO Tom O'Brien and his top level management team to discuss business experiences expressed by female professional drivers

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Offers $10,000 Sign-on Bonus for Team Drivers

Schneider National is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced teams ($5,000 per team driver) who are hired before Sept. 30

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Bosselman Opens 26th Boss Shop

The network of Bosselman Boss Shops continues to grow. The 26th Boss Shop has opened in Laramie, Wyo., at the Pilot Travel Center

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Oklahoma to Build New High-Tech Scales

Over the next seven years, Oklahoma plans to construct nine high-tech weigh stations

Tags: Highways

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Brown Trucking Acquires Schrader Trucking Company

James Brown Contracting, a dedicated short-haul truckload carrier based just east of Atlanta, has acquired Schrader Trucking Company

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Consent Decree Ends Racial Harassment Case Against YRC/Roadway Express

A $10 million, five-year consent decree will end a race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Roadway Express Inc. and YRC

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Diesel Honored for Program that Saved Jobs with Volunteer Work

Employees of Navistar Diesel of Alabama engine plant spent part of the downturn doing volunteer work in the community -- and saved their jobs in the process.

Navistar Diesel of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala., has been named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center Corporate Citizenship Award, the nation's highest honor for businesses engaging in corporate social responsibility

September 15, 2010 - Industry News

NADA/ATD Guide Says Used Truck Sales, Values Healthy

The market for Class 8 used on-highway trucks remains healthy going into the fall, according to a report from the American Truck Dealers association

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Air Act Turns 40

The Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, and clean diesel has been a part of that success, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, after attending anniversary activities in Washington, D.C

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Chain Law Season Has Begun in Colorado

The chain law season has officially begun in Colorado, which means that all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law

Tags: Highways

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Decline in the Pulse of Commerce Index Signals Struggling Economy, but no Double-Dip

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 1 percent in August, a disappointing number that closes out an erratic summer in the PCI. The decline indicates an economy that is struggling to move forward, following July's increase of 1.7 percent and June's drop of 1.9 percent

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Working on Size/Weight Proposal, Other Initiatives

The Truckload Carriers Association is working on an alternative proposal for increased size and weight that would not require carriers to buy new equipment

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

McLeod Celebrates 25th Anniversary at User Conference

This special anniversary cake was presented to Tom McLeod during the company's annual user conference.

As McLeod Software celebrates its 25th year this week at its annual User Conference in Birmingham, Ala., company officials say they are on track for their biggest year ever

September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Agenda Announced for Distracted Driving Summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C. Don Osterberg, senior vice president of Schneider National, will be on a panel discussion on "Confronting the Distracted Driving Challenge Moving Forward.

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