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August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Class 8 Truck Sales Near 10,000 in July

Freightliner trucks lead the Class 8 market share pack year-to-date. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge.)

U.S. heavy truck sales made their best showing all year in July, reaching 9,589 Class 8 trucks, according to figures from Ward's Automotive. That's up from 8,896 trucks in June, or 7.8 percent, and 27.8 percent from June 2009

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services to Host Safety Management Webinar

GE Capital Fleet Services will host a free safety management webinar 1 -2 p.m. CDT Aug. 17 to examine best practices in safety management and how they can help fleets cut costs

Tags: Events

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

HDA, Truck Pride Announce Merger

Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride Partners announced the merger of their organizations into a new North American marketing and distribution organization. The new organization, which will be initially known as HDA Truck Pride, will commence operations on Sept. 1

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

July Spot Freight Index Up 122 Percent from Last Year

The spot freight market continued a strong showing, with a 122 percent increase in spot market freight availability in July, compared to this time last year, according to Transcore's North American Freight Index

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Express-1 Reports Higher Revenues, Earnings

Express-1 Expedited Solutions reported significant improvements in revenue and earnings for the second quarter

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Non-Idaho Carriers See the Benefits of Idaho's Special Trailer Plate

The Idaho Transportation Department says one year after its launch, the North America Permanent Trailer Plate is being well received among non-Idaho customers

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Century Transportation Plans to Go Public

New Century Transportation has been an industry leader in adopting innovative technology such as wide-based tires.

New Century Transportation is the latest major motor carrier in recent weeks to file paperwork indicating it intends to go public

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Smarter Highways Launched on I-5 in Seattle

Washington State this week went live with Smarter Highways on I-5, a high-tech traffic management system that provides drivers real-time traffic information on lane conditions

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Changes Look Promising, Carriers Say

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have made a good start at correcting shortcomings in its CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System, according to trucking companies that are testing the program. Preliminary reports from carriers in

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Court: Insurance Chargebacks do Not Violate Leasing Regs

Motor carriers may institute insurance chargebacks against owner-operators under lease agreement without violating federal leasing regulations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has ruled

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Climbs in July

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which is based on diesel fuel sales, continues to show an economy in recovery, according to the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The July PCI climbed 1.7 percent after dropping 1.9 percent in June

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Flooding Closes I-35, Other Major Iowa Roadways

Interstate 35 near Ames, Iowa, and several other state highways are closed due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Technology Key to Keeping Up With Regulatory Environment

The technologies fleets use and deploy are critically important to the success of their businesses, especially in light of today's regulatory environment, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Eleets Transportation Opens Atlanta Branch

Eleets Transportation recently opened a new branch office in Atlanta

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Qualcomm Tops New ABI Research Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix Ranking

Qualcomm has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Marine Highway Projects

Just four months after unveiling the America's Marine Highway Program, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be eligible for federal assistance under the program

Tags: Highways

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Acquires Cure Leasing

AmeriQuest Transportation Services, which provices fleet management services, has acquired the assets of CURE Leasing & Maintenance, allowing it to provide financing solutions and maintenance services to independent contractors and contract carriers affiliated with delivery and logistics companies

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Index Up Slightly in June

The Department of Transportation's Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.2 percent in June from its May level, rising after one monthly decline

Tags: Economy

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Tek Announces Distribution Agreement with Larson Group

Diesel Tek announced a national distribution agreement with The Larson Group, which owns and operates Peterbilt dealerships throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Indiana

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Trucker Profit Improvement Points to Continued Rebound in Commercial Vehicle Sector

A strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter is expected to fuel continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers, according to ACT Research Co

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Clorox CEO Donald Knauss to Keynote HDAW'11 Opening Session

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will feature a motivational presentation during the opening general session by Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of the Clorox Company

Tags: Events

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Panther to Launch IPO

Panther Expedited Services plans to sell up to $100 million in stock in an initial public offering

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Midwest Groups Get Emissions Grants

Three Missouri and Kansas organizations have received grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help cut diesel emissions from heavy trucks

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

TxDOT Debuts New Travel Information Line

The Texas Department of Transportation launched a new interactive voice response interface for the Texas Travel Information Line, which provides both road conditions and travel information at 1-800-452-9292

Tags: Highways

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Fuel, Oil Price increases for 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised its price projections for crude oil slightly, while diesel price projects remain virtually unchanged from last month. In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, The DOE's Energy Information Administration projects that the West Texas Intermediate crude oil spot price, which ended July at more than $78 per barrel, will average $81 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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