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November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Brown Trucking Acquires West Brothers

James Brown Contracting (Brown Trucking), a dedicated short-haul truckload carrier based in Atlanta, has acquired Durham, N.C.-based West Brothers' Companies, a transportation, logistics and leasing provider in the Southeast

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

PeopleNet, Trinium Team Up to Offer Intermodal Products

PeopleNet announced a partnership with Trinium Technologies, provider of an enterprise management system for domestic intermodal and international container operations.

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Posts Profit for Third Quarter

TravelCenters of America reported $4.5 million in net income for the third quarter, a big improvement from the $12.2 million net loss reported for the same quarter last year

November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Reports Record Sales Through Third Quarter

Pressure Systems International, the manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, reported record sales through the third quarter of 2010

November 7, 2010 - Industry News

Court Certifies Lawsuit Against Swift as Class Action

A lawsuit accusing Phoenix, Ariz.-based Swift Transportation Corp. of routinely shorting its drivers in pay will move forward as a class action after a long and circuitous route through the Arizona court system

November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Honors 3-Million-Mile Drivers

Prime inc. recently honored drivers Herman Knight and Steve Rowan for achieving 3 million miles of safe driving

November 5, 2010 - Industry News

Retail Container Traffic Predicted to be up 9 Percent in November

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is continuing to wind down as the year comes to an end but is nonetheless expected to be up 9 percent in November over the same month last year

Tags: Intermodal

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Shipping Many Trucks As It Prepares to Certify Its 13-Liter Diesel to Absolute 2010 Limits

The MaxxForce 13 engine

Navistar International says it has built and shipped about 17,000 vehicles to U.S. and Canadian customers in the past quarter, more than 15,000 of them with EPA-compliant 2010 diesels

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Adding Truck Parking in Pilot Program

A pilot program in virginia will use undeveloped Virginia Department of Transportation properties as "truck safety rest areas" for truck parking

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Capacity of Texas to Introduce Hydrogen Fuel Cell Terminal Truck

Capacity of Texas received a $872,000 grant to develop a hydrogen fuel cell terminal truck

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders JBS Carriers to Install Electronic On-Board Recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered JBS Carriers Inc. of Greeley, Colo., to install electronic on-board recorders on its entire fleet of more than 700 trucks by March 2011 or pay $81,780 in fines

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Domestic Intermodal Volume Hits New Record Level

Intermodal volume for the third quarter was up more than 20 percent from last year. (Photo courtesy Port of Long Beach)

Intermodal volume increased 20.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, with international intermodal freight seeing a 28.1 percent upsurge, according to the Intermodal Association of North America

Tags: Intermodal

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Group Partners With WWF to Cut CO2 Emissions

The Volvo Group will be the world's first vehicle manufacturer to join the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) Climate Savers Program

November 4, 2010 - Industry News

3Q Sales Climb 26% at Supreme; Backlog Up 44%

Supreme Industries Inc., a manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, said its net sales for 2010's third quarter rose 26 percent

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Optronics Sells Panelite Truck Accessories Brand to Dieter's

Optronics International has sold the Panelite custom stainless steel truck accessory brand and intellectual property to Dieter's Accessories of Waterloo, Ont., Canada, but will retain the Millennium Series lighting portion of the well known brand

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Introducing the "New" Fontaine Modification Company

The Fontaine Modification Company management team has made extensive improvements to the organization over the last 18 months and is now ready to introduce the "new" Fontaine

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Efforts to Suspend California's Global Warming Law Defeated at Polls

A ballot measure in California that aimed to suspend the state's global warming law, was defeated Tuesday

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

South Carolina to Allow Heavier International Container Movements

South Carolina is now allowing heavier international intermodal containers on state highways

Tags: Intermodal

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Data Predicts 61 Percent Freight Increase by 2040

Freight tonnage on all transportation modes is predicted to increase by 61 percent in the next 30 years, according to the Federal Highway Administration's new Freight Analysis Framework

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Proposes Amendments to Truck Regulations

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed amendments to three regulations affecting trucks operating in California

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

CVSN installs Two New Directors

Two new directors were elected to the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network board of directors at the CVSN Aftermarket Distribution Summit recently

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

North American Surface Trade Up 25% Over Last Year

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 25.3 percent higher in August 2010 than in August 2009

Tags: Economy

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Florida Turnpike Closing Truck Parking Area for Reconstruction

There will be no truck, bus or RV parking available on Florida Turnpike's Pompano Beach Service Plaza beginning Monday, Nov. 8

Tags: Highways

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches Military Owner-Operator Program

Schneider National has launched a small business owner program designed to help members of the military become successful owner-operators

November 3, 2010 - Industry News

Rush Acquires Ford/Isuzu Franchise

Rush Enterprises has acquired certain assets of Metro Ford Truck Sales, a Ford and Isuzu commercial truck dealer in Dallas

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