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March 30, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight, TNT Launch U.S.-Europe Export Service

TNT and Con-way Freight have expanded their existing relationship to offer a new export service, featuring a day-definite, road/air/road U.S. to Europe solution for heavier freight shipments

Tags: Global, Con-Way

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

PHH Arval Seeks Participants For Green Fleet Survey

PHH Arval is asking fleet managers and corporate environmental leaders to participate in its annual Green Fleet Survey, which gauges awareness of environmental issues

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Rush to Form New Navistar, Peterbilt Divisions; Acquires Lake City

Rush Enterprises has announced plans to form a division that will operate dealerships offering Navistar products

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Slightly After Five-Week Gain; Oil Up After Moscow Bombings

A bombing in Moscow sent oil prices soaring Monday, as people are concerned that future bombings may restrict oil supplies from the country. (Photo by Shell)

After climbing 19 cents over the last five weeks, diesel prices fell slightly this week to a national average of $2.939 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx to Add All-Electric Parcel Delivery Trucks

The new electric vehicles are designed with a range that allows many FedEx Express couriers to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before their vehicles need recharging.

FedEx Corp. will expand its alternative-energy vehicle fleet by adding four purpose-built electric parcel delivery trucks, slated to hit the road in Los Angeles in Jun

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Announces Music & Motors Sweepstakes

Iowa 80 Group has partnered with Mobile Delvac to launch its Music & Motors Sweepstakes

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Palfinger Buys Stake in Aerial Lift Business

The aerial lift business accounts for the majority of the revenues generated by ETI, which also manufactures service cranes.

The Palfinger Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Equipment Technology (ETI), an Oklahoma-based company that produces and distributes aerial lifts

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Calls For Increased Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturer Association has called for increased enforcement of anti-counterfeiting regulation and more resources toward intellectual property rights violations

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

Maverick to Open Reefer Division

Maverick, traditionally a flatbed carrier, will be moving into refrigerated transportation in May.

Flatbed carrier Maverick Transportation has announced plans to open a new temperature controlled division in May

March 28, 2010 - Industry News

Officials Investigating Deadly Kentucky Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board official says there's evidence that the tractor-trailer driver who crossed the median Friday on I-65 near Munfordville, Ky., tried to stop before hitting a van in a head-on collisio

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Goods Jumps in February

New orders for manufactured durable goods were up 0.5 percent in February, the third straight boost and a positive sign for the trucking industry

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Washington Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

Washington State has become the 21st state to ban talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, without a hands-free device

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Corp. Goes Sustainable

Carrier Corp. is emphasizing its commitment to environmental sustainability through a new brand identity, which includes a stylized green leaf with the existing "turn to the experts" tag line

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Horton Reaches Settlement With Concepts NREC on Patent Claims

Minnesota-based Horton, Inc. has reached a settlement with Concepts NREC regarding the pending litigation against Concepts claiming infringement of three U.S. patents

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Kicks Off T700, Paccar MX Road Show in April

Beginning this summer, the Kenworth T700 will be available with the Paccar MX engine.

Kenworth Truck Company will kick off the Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Road Tour in April, visiting 90 Kenworth dealer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Eyes Amendments to Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation

At a hearing scheduled for late summer, the California Air Resources Board may make changes to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

IRS Warns About Fuel Surcharge Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service has warned that motor carriers that pay their owner-operators a fuel surcharge need to include those amounts in the Form 1099 report of the compensation they pay their contractors

March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Gains Bipartisan Support in Senate

Proponents of the Right to Repair Act say it would allow independent repair shops to compete on a level playing field with other facilities. (Photo by Michelin)

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act Thursday

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Down; Optimism Still in the Air

While tonnage was down from January, fleets can expect moderate growth for the rest of the year. (Photo by Con-way)

After rising 1.9 percent in January, the American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.5 percent in Februar

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth's T700 Gains SmartWay Certification

Kenworth's new T700 integrates the hood, bumper, fenders, headlamps, fairings, windshield and roof in a precise, clean manner for the resulting fuel-efficient and stylish shape.

Kenworth Truck Company's new aerodynamic Kenworth T700 model has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Utilimaster Wins Editors' Choice Award For Energwise Utilivan

Here, Steve Carey, NTEA senior director of operations, congratulates Steve Campbell, director of sales for Utilimaster (center), and Caleb Pontius, national accounts manager, in front of the Energywise Utilivan.

Utilimaster Corporation received the Editors' Choice Award for its new Energywise Utilivan at The Work Truck Show 2010

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Glacier Bay Partners With Trojan Battery Company For APU

Glacier Bay has partnered with Trojan Battery Company to provide a ClimaCab climate control system with Trojan's OverDrive AGM 31 Batter

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA's Costello Discusses Economic Outlook on CNBC

Today at 2 p.m. live on CNBC's "Street Signs" program with Erin Burnett, Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, will discuss the economic outlook of the trucking industr

March 25, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers Hesitant to Add New Equipment

Truckload carriers in the U.S. are continuing to use caution in buying new equipment, according to Transport Capital Partners' recent Business Expectations Survey

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

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