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August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Insurance Market Continues to Soften While Rates Stabilize Slightly

In the second quarter survey, respondents indicated that more insurers are underwriting the transportation industry. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The insurance market continues to soften, but rates may be stabilizing somewhat or at least falling at a slower rate, according to NIP Group's Transportation Insurance Pricing Survey for the second quarter of 2010

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealers, Technicians Ready to Support MX Diesels, Builder Says

(Photo by Jim Park)

Service departments at Peterbilt dealerships are ready to support the new Paccar MX diesel, say executives at the builder's headquarters in Denton, Texas. Dealers will also begin using Paccar's Engine Rapido program, an online shop manual originated by Paccar's DAF subsidiary in The Netherlands, and DAVIE, a truck-laptop interface device. Trainers in Denton have instructed more than 1,500 technicians on the ins and outs of servicing and repairing the engine's system

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa DOT Picks Location For Replacement Rest Areas

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced it will be reconstructing two rest areas along Interstate 35 in Polk County, which will replace existing rest areas north of the First Street interchange

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Eyes Reversible Lane on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released the results of the first phase Feasibility Study, which found that a reversible lane on Interstate 70 in the mountains is geometrically feasible and if implemented in the eastbound direction, could reduce travel time by about half in this direction

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

APRA Gears Up For Electrical Clinic

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association's Electrical Division will hold its annual "Survive & Thrive Clinic" on Oct. 30, in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the International Big R Show

Tags: Events

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Has Two Open Positions

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is currently looking to fill two open positions, one for director of driver programs and the other for director of vehicle programs

August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Efficiency Council Schedules Second Meeting

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency will hold its second "Driving Innovation" meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Calstart Hybrid Truck Users Forum

Tags: Events

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Announces 2 Million Share Buyback

The board of directors of Celadon Group authorized a stock repurchase program Wednesday, under which the company is authorized to purchase up to 2 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions through August 31, 2011

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Emergency Funding to Aid in Iowa Flood Damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $1 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to begin repairs to roads and bridges damaged by continuous flooding that began on June 1

Tags: Highways

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Paccar Adds 90 Workers to Support Engine Production

Paccar Inc. has added 90 employees at its Columbus, Miss., plant to support its goal of getting production under way in Decembe

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Chooses Rair For CSA 2010 Management

J.B. Hunt Transport has decided on Rair, a provider of risk management services to the transportation industry, for its CSA 2010 management services

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Cracks Down on Drunk Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation has kicked off its annual campaign aimed at getting drunk drivers of the road

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Four Carriers Combine to Form New Entity

Vision Logistics Holding Corp. has announced the creation of a new entity, made up of Ace Transportation, Dynasty Transportation, Texas Hot Shot Company and Venture Transport

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Dealers, Technicians Ready to Support MX Diesels, Builder Says

Peterbilt says it has trained more than 1,500 technicians on the Paccar MX diesel at its facility in Denton, Texas. (Photo by Jim Park)

Service departments at Peterbilt dealerships are ready to support the new Paccar MX diesel, say executives at the builder's headquarters in Denton, Texas

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo's North American Deliveries Up on Greater Demand

Volvo Trucks said its North American deliveries are up 39 percent over last year and by 149 percent in July, as demand for its long-distance trucks are on the rise

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Prophesy Teams Up With Best Transport on Integrated Solution

Prophesy Transportation Solutions, an Accellos division, has formed a strategic partnership with BestTransport of Columbus, Ohio, to integrate the Accellos One Optimize solution with the BestShippers TMS solution

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

International Enforcement Effort Cracks Down on Illegal Hazmat Transport

Enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada participated in a two-day operation on Aug. 17-18 aimed at cracking down on the illegal transportation of hazardous materials

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Supermarket Operator Adopts Xatanet For Fleet Performance Management

Belgian food retailer Delhaize Group has adopted Xata Corporation's Xatanet across its Food Lion, Hannaford and Sweetbay banners

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Jumps 1.5 Percent in July

July was the eighth month in a row to see a year-over-year gain in tonnage.

On the heels of June's revised reduction of 1.6 percent, the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was back up in Jul

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Lawsuit Goes Class Action

A lawsuit against Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services has been labeled class action, according to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright last wee

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Return to Growth

After falling for two straight months, new orders for manufactured durable goods gained 0.3 percent to $193 billion in Jul

Tags: Economy

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

New Stemco Gaff Alliance to Bring Suspension Components to U.S., Canada

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, has formed an investment-based strategic alliance with Gaff International to provide polyurethane suspension components to the commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Seasonality Impacts July Trailer Orders; Year-Over-Year Orders Remain Positive

For the first time since 1998, the backlog of trailer orders for the industry was up from June to July, ACT Research said.

While July trailer orders were 9 percent below June levels, the year-over-year figures were much more promising, and orders are typically low during this seaso

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

California Amends Copper Bill Following Negotiations

With the amendment, manufacturers can deplete their inventory of non-compliant materials until Dec. 31, 2023.

California has amended a bill that restricts the amount of copper in brake friction material sold in the state, following negotiations between the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, environmentalists and automakers

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Marten Breaks Ground on New Texas Facility

Marten Transport is working on a new facility in Desoto, Texas, which is expected to be finished by early January 2011

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