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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

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Ransome to Handle International Trucks and Engines

Navistar International has chosen Ransome, a Caterpillar dealer, to handle International truck sales, parts, service, leasing, rentals and engine overhauls in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Convoy to Raise Money For Special Olympics

In Wisconsin, the Truck Convoy was led by law enforcement escorts to the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh for a celebration party recognizing participating truckers for the support they give Special Olympics.

Organizers of the Special Olympics will hold the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy across the country on Sept. 18, to raise money for Special Olympics

Tags: Events

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Add Workers on Production Ramp-Up

Here, technicians at the Macungie plant assemble a Titan truck by Mack.

Mack Trucks plans to add 125 workers at its assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., starting the first week in October

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

July Dip in Canadian Freight Activity Linked to Seasonality

While TransCore's July Canadian Freight Index was down 19 percent from June, the company says the fluctuation is normal with seasonality, vacation and construction activity

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Allied Systems Settles With Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist who suffered a brain injury when a tractor-trailer crashed into him in May 2005 has settled his claim against Allied Systems and its driver for $6.5 million

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

TMC to Feature Session on IntelliDrive, Smart Roadside Program

The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition will hold a session on Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside at the Technology and Maintenance Council's 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 22

Tags: Events

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down For Second Straight Week

The price of diesel continues to hover just below $3 a gallon.

Diesel prices were down for the second week in a row, falling 2.2 cents this week to a national average of $2.957 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Utility Picks Up Business For Lightweight Dry Van Trailer

The 4000D-X Composite is made with a polyurethane foam core construction that structurally bonds the interior lining panels to the outside skin panels.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has announced that Mesilla Valley Transport and McNay Truck Line have added the 4000D-X Composite dry van trailer to their fleets

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Judge Rules in Favor of FedEx on Driver Status in Kansas

In the latest battle over FedEx Ground drivers' status, the company did not retain the "right to control" its drivers, a key aspect of the legal test for employment status. (Photo by FedEx)

A U.S. District Court Judge in Indiana has ruled that FedEx Ground drivers in Kansas were independent contractors, not employees

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Bridgestone Receives Top Supplier Award From Volvo

Volvo has chosen Bridgestone as one of its Premium Suppliers for 2009, becoming the first tire manufacturer to receive Volvo's award

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

PPI, Leading Economic Index Inch Up

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods inched up 0.2 percent in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Nine Charged in CDL Scam in Pennsylvania

The defendants charged with indictment appeared before a federal magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged nine defendants with knowingly producing, attempting to produce, conspiring to produce and aiding and abetting the production of false Pennsylvania commercial driver's licenses

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Lonestar Truck Group Opens New Dealership in Waco

The new Waco facility sits on 10 acres of land with over 60,000 square feet of dealership space.

The Lonestar Truck Group has opened the new Waco Freightliner dealership located in Waco, Texas

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