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December 26, 2010 - Industry News

Dart Buys Fil-Mor Equipment, Offers Jobs

The Dart Network of companies has purchased assets from Fil-Mor Express, a dry van truckload carrier based in Cannon Falls, Minn. that discontinued service on December 17

December 26, 2010 - Industry News

NY Judge Blocks Diesel-retrofit Mandate

A New York Supreme Court judge recently blocked a Department of Environmental Conservation mandate requiring the owners of heavy-duty diesel vehicles to retrofit their fleets with costly new equipment

December 26, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Kenworth Moves to Menomonie

Wisconsin Kenworth's new location in Menomonie, Wis.

Wisconsin Kenworth has moved its full-service dealership to a new, larger remodeled location in Menonomie, Wis

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Seven Changes in Hours Rule

ATA says the new HOS proposal disregards the negative safety impacts the proposed changes will have.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing seven changes in the current hours of service rules in order to, it says, give drivers the flexibility to take a break during the day and reduce the health and safety risks of long hours of work

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

Support Building for Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada

The campaign in support of a new pipeline connecting secure sources of energy in Canada to consumers in the United States got a huge boost this week. Members of Congress from Florida to Utah co-signed a letter to the State Department urging the agency to approve the final permitting documents for the Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

Panther Raises $25,000 on Behalf of Toys for Tots

Panther Expedited Services President and CEO, Andrew Clarke, spent a week on the road collecting donations.

Panther Expedited Services has raised and donated $25,000 in cash and more than 200 toys on behalf of Toys for Tots

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

BorgWarner Acquires Haldex Traction Systems

BorgWarner has signed an agreement to acquire the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group, a provider of innovative products for the global vehicle industry headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Finalizes Purchase Of Smith Electric U.K.

The Smith Newton is the world's largest electric delivery vehicle with a top speed of 55 mph and 100 miles on a single charge.

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. announced today it will finalize the purchase of its United Kingdom-based parent company, Smith Electric Vehicles (U.K.), creating the world's largest manufacturer and industry leader of commercial electric vehicles

December 23, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts Proposed HOS Revisions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted long-awaited proposed revisions to the hours of service rule

December 22, 2010 - Industry News

Webb Renames Business Unit Severe Duty to Reflect Expanded Product Focus

Effective January 1, 2011, Webb Wheel Products Inc. will change the name of its Transit Business Unit to Webb Severe Duty. The change reflects the company's plans to expand their platform and product offering to serve a wider market

December 22, 2010 - Industry News

Introducing the Retread Tire Association

TheRetread Tire Association (RTA) is now OFFICIALLY in business with all i's dotted and t's crossed, making RTA a legally recognized Non-Profit Organization

December 22, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit

Navistar International Corp. has reported profitable results for the fourth quarter ended Oct. 31, 2010, propelled by the improved performance of its core business and military sales

December 22, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Closes Above $90 on Stockpile Drop, Cold Weather, Good Job Numbers

Oil closed Wednesday at $90.48 a barrel, the highest closing price seen since Oct. 3, 2008

Crude oil settled on the NYMEX on Wednesday at $90.48 a barrel, the highest closing price seen since Oct. 3, 2008. That follows a fourth consecutive day of gains

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Releases Latest "Faces of Distracted Driving" Video

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the Department of Transportation's "Faces of Distracted Driving" series

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

Containment Berms Comply with new Federal Tank Truck Regs

New Ultra-Containment Berms from UltraTech International help meet new Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan requirements. The Berms capture small and large spills from tanker trucks, military vehicles and other heavy equipment

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. House Approves Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) now just needs President Obama's signature for the bipartisan legislation to be reauthorized for five more years as the U.S. House of Representatives approved DERA this morning by a voice vote

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

2011 Aftermarket Legislative Summit Rescheduled for June 20-21 in Washington, D.C.

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association's 2011 Aftermarket Legislative Summit has been rescheduled for June 20-21, 201

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

Commercial Trailer Net Orders Surge 23 Percent

Net orders of commercial trailers rose to 21,314 in November, a 23 percent increase over October's performance that was the strongest month in over two years. ACT Research Co. (ACT) also reported that November net orders were up 215 percent from the same month last year

Tags: Economy

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Say Port Registries Violate Federal Law

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the New Jersey Motor Truck Association and the Port Drivers Federation 18 have filed a petition asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a determination that mandatory drayage truck registries conducted by various ports and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are pre-empted by federal law

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

Cold Weather Pushing Fuel Prices Higher Worldwide

Blame the cold for the escalating cost of fuel. It's cold all over and that's driving up demand for heating oil

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Announces Business Development Team

HDA Truck Pride announces its new business development team. The team's primary focus is to enhance communications to its members and to assist with the organic growth of the business

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Acquires Friction Materials Co of Eugene, Oregon

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired the assets of Friction Materials Co. The acquisition includes the leasing of Friction Materials' 15,000 square foot facility in Eugene, Oregon

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Adds Information to Discussion about Truck Driver Life Expectancy

DOT says a 2007 study puts the median age of death for a group of unionized dock workers and truckers combined was 61.9 years. The median age of death for men nationally in 1992 was 73.2 years.(Photo courtesy of Celedon)

The Department of Transportation has produced a piece of research that to a limited extent supports its claim that truck driving contributes to a shorter life expectancy than other occupations

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

Ryder To Acquire California-Based Carmenita Leasing

Ryder System, Inc.has reached an agreement to purchase the full service leasing and rental business of Carmenita Leasing, Inc., of Santa Fe Springs, Calif

December 20, 2010 - Industry News

Connecticut Crackdown Nets 28,000 Violations, $3.4 M in Fines

During the first four months of a statewide crackdown on "unsafe" truckers, police in Connecticut have issued 28,000 violations potentially worth more than $3.4 million in revenue for the state

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