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April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Secure Trailer Depot to Open to New Location in California

Secure Trailer Depot, a specialized transportation security company, plans to open a new location in Ontario/Fontana, Calif., on June 15

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Rebound With Significant Year-Over-Year Growth

Commercial trailer orders in March were up 165 percent from the year-ago month, the sixth straight month to see year-over-year growt

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Slow Climb; Oil Falls on Interest Rate Worries

The price of diesel continued its slow climb this week, gaining another 0.4 cents to a national average of $3.078 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 26, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo's Truck Unit Returns to Profitability

The Volvo Group said its Truck unit returned to profitability in the first quarter, with income up to about $200,000 during the first quarter, compared to a loss of about $334,000 during the year-ago quarter

April 25, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Hino Trucks Win Top Honors at ATD Convention

The Peterbilt Model 384 and the 2011 Hino 268 were honored Sunday as the American Truck Dealers Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010

April 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, HDT Honor Truck Dealer of the Year

Maryland dealer Jack Saum, with his wife Helen, accepts the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year.

Commercial truck dealer John "Jack" Saum of Maryland was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year Saturday during the ATD annual convention in Orlando

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

ADS Gears Up For Convention on "Branding Clean Diesel"

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is gearing up for its 2010 International Convention & Tradeshow, with the theme of "Branding Clean Diesel.

Tags: Events

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Study Points to Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment

A new study points out the benefits of effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in truck drivers, including economic, health and safety benefit

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

First Quarter Results Point to Clearer Skies Ahead

While the first quarter of 2010 still proved to be tough, most carriers were off to a good start this year. Even thought most didn't see significant improvements in the figures, they're not looking back and are hopeful that the rest of 2010 will bring some positive change in their businesses and the freight environment. "We are pleased to have this quarter in the rearview mirror and look forwar

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Widens First Quarter Loss on Low Freight Levels

The first quarter 2010 was marked by continued weakness in freight levels for Arkansas Best Corporation, with a net loss of $21.4 million, or 85 per share, compared to a net loss of $18.2 million, or 73 per share in the first quarter of 2009

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Suit Against CARB After Deal Reached

Navistar International is no longer suing the California Air Resources Board, after the two made a deal that addresses the issues that prompted the court action

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Receives Safety Award From California Trucking Association

The California Trucking Association has honored Tennessee-based Covenant Transport with a Fleet Safety Award

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation in Congress Aimed at Employee Misclassification

If passed, the new legislation could affect carriers who hire owner-operators. (Photo by Jim Park)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has introduced legislation in the Senate aimed at preventing workers from being misclassified as independent contractors, which could affect the trucking industry's use of owner-operators and lease operators

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Production Numbers Skewed By Short-Run EPA 2010 Demand

While current production is at strong levels, FTR Associates said most demand is being created by the onset of new EPA-compliant 2010 engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ford Promises Fuel-Efficient Powertrains For All 2011 Fleet Vehicles

Taxi variant of Ford's Transit Connect van comes to market later this year with optional CNG or propane prep kit. The kits will also be available on truck versions of the compact van.

DEARBORN--All of Ford's 2011-model fleet vehicles will be available with fuel-efficient powertrains, including hybrids, electric, diesel, natural gas, propane and small-displacement gasoline engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Not So Fast: NY State Truck Restrictions Not Dead After All

A potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area has not been completely thrown out, as was previously thought by the New York Motor Truck Association and other stakeholders

Tags: Highways

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Isuzu Dealers to Offer Yokohama Line of Truck Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation has formed a partnership with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America for a commercial truck dealer program

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Over One-Third of Drivers Not Pleased With Fleet Benefits

While drivers did emphasize the importance of job stability, they also want appreciation and communication from their fleet.

Thirty-five percent of drivers surveyed rate their current fleet benefits, including compensation and incentives, equipment and technology, employee-company communications, and job stability, as "below average.

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Previews Electric Truck on Capitol Hill

On hand at the Earth Day preview of Navistar's new electric truck are, from left, Shane Terblanche, Rep. Joe Donnelly, and Patrick Charbonneau, vice president of engine engineering for Navistar International Corp.(Photo by Oliver Patton)

Navistar International took the occasion of Earth Day to offer a preview of its new electric truck at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., yesterday

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

TransAm Trucking Orders New Kenworths With MX Engines

Refrigerated carrier TransAm Trucking has placed an order for 1,050 Kenworth T660 trucks with Paccar MX 2010 engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

TireStamp Adds Pomp's Tire Service to Distributor Network

TireStamp has added Pomp's Tire Service to its network of distributors for its TireVigil TPMS product

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Kicks Off North American Tour Next Week

Model 587 (shown) features advanced aerodynamic performance, improved visibility, forward lighting and maneuverability.

Peterbilt will kick off its North American Tour on April 26, stopping at 77 Peterbilt dealers over the next six months to showcase the Paccar MX engine and the new Model 587

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

USA Truck Widens Loss in First Quarter

Dry van truckload carrier USA Truck incurred a first quarter loss of $3 million, or 29 cents a share, compared to a loss of $1.9 million, or 18 cents a share, for the same quarter of 2009

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson: Revenues Rise Along With Truckload Volumes

In the first quarter, C.H. Robinson's total revenues rose 22 percent as truckload volumes gained 22 percent from the first quarter of 2009

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

BNSF Opens New Intermodal Facility

BNSF Railway Company has opened its new Memphis intermodal facility, after a $200 million expansion and rebuilding

Tags: Intermodal

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