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July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Receives Big Turnout

This year's Jamboree featured over 175 exhibits and a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 56 contestants, among other festivities.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop attracted tens of thousands of people last week to the festivities, which included a free concert by Tracy Lawrence and other events to celebrate trucking

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Expects to Post Profitable Second Quarter

YRC should post better earnings and income for the second quarter of this year, the company says.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide said it expects to return to profitability with its second quarter results

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Convoy for the Kids Coming Up July 24

This year's Convoy for the Kids truck show will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, N.Y., on Saturday, July 24

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Mack to Supply SCR Trucks to Chrysler

Chrysler Group Transport cited quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy as driving factors in their decision to replace their existing fleet with 325 Mack Pinnacle models.

Mack Trucks will supply 325 Mack Pinnacle Model DayCab tractors to Chrysler Group Transport, effectively replacing Chrysler's previous fleet in the U.S. and Canada

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Industry on Track For Continued Growth in Class 8 Demand

The industry can expect continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles in the second half of this year and into 201

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Expands Electrical Harness Division

The expansion includes 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space to allow for growth of the trailer harness assembly line.

Phillips Industries has announced plans to expand its electrical harness division in Saltillo, Mexico, to over 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

EPA, CARB to Discuss SCR in Joint Workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will hold a public workshop to discuss the operation of heavy-duty engines with selective catalytic reduction technology on July 20 in El Monte, Calif

Tags: Events

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Isuzu Begins Production of 2011 N-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has begun production of its 2011 Isuzu N-Series trucks, equipped with low-cab-forward medium-duty diesel engines to meet 2010 emissions standards

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Plans to Expand Seymour Plant, Engine Production

Cummins Inc. is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing plant in Seymour, Ind

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

NPTC Gears Up For Annual Safety Conference

The National Private Truck Council will host its annual National Safety Conference Sept. 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va., outside of Washington, D.C

Tags: Events

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Continues to See Year-Over-Year Growth

In June, spot market freight availability posted a 112 percent boost over June 2009, although load volume was down 11 percent from Ma

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Hours of Service Proposal Heads to LaHood's Office

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration handed over its proposal for the new hours of service rules to the Department of Transportation for review late last month

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Cargo Volume Still Improves; Increases May Taper Off

Although import cargo volume at container ports should be up 16 percent in July over the same month last year, these double-digit increases are expected to taper off this fall, as retailers cautiously manage their inventorie

Tags: Intermodal

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Opens New Parts and Service Facility in South Central Utah

The new Kenworth parts and service facility in Salina, Utah, sits on one and a half acres.

Kenworth Sales Company has opened a new parts and service location in Salina, Utah

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

New Technology Captures Energy of Moving Trucks

(Photo courtesy of New Energy Technologies Inc.)

If a house can generate its own electricity, why can't the trucking industry? The industry might not be far off, with a new technology that generates sustainable electricity by capturing the kinetic energy of moving trucks. New Energy Technologies says it's approaching commercialization with its MotionPower-Heavy technology, an alternative energy source the company believes will be technically and economically competitive with solar photovoltaic module

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Fleet Products Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Fleet Products, a distributor of heavy-duty replacement parts in west central Florida, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Transports Sea Turtle Nests From Oil Spill

FedEx Custom Critical is helping out the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in its efforts to transport hundreds of loggerhead sea turtle nests to Florida's Atlantic Coast, to protect the eggs from impacts of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

July 9, 2010 - Industry News

I-435 Closure Scheduled for KC This Weekend

A stretch of Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Mo., will be totally closed to traffic this weekend

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

Engines, EOBRs, Credit on Carriers' Minds for Year Ahead

As fleets plan for the year ahead for equipment, they are considering engines, electronic onboard recorders and credit availabilit

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

HDAW 2011 Conference Leadership Announced

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have selected the leadership team for the HDAW '11 conference, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2011, at the Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Takes T700, Paccar MX on Tour in Canada

Kenworth Truck Company will kick off its Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Canadian Road Tour in September, heading to 13 Kenworth dealerships throughout Canada

Tags: Events

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Risks Could Impact Economic Recovery in U.S.

Although the U.S. economic recovery is likely on track, there are several risks out there that could negatively impact the recovery, according to FTR Associates' June North American Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook. Due to risks such as the impact of Europe's economic crisis, the decline in the U.S. stock market, and high unemployment numbers, FTR's forecast was somewhat conservative in this outlook

Tags: Economy

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

AASHTO: Crisis Ahead For U.S. Transportation System

(Photo courtesy of New York DOT)

The U.S. transportation system is facing a serious crisis in years ahead, with another 1.8 million trucks expected to be on the roads in 10 years, according to a recent study by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

Texas Carrier Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Denton, Texas-based Titus Transportation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptc

July 8, 2010 - Industry News

Flying J Cleared to Emerge From Bankruptcy

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has confirmed Flying J's plan to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy. The plan provides for the payment of its creditors in full in cash, plus interest

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