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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

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

June Orders Improve Over May, Year Ago

Preliminary data for June shows Class 8 truck net orders for all major North American OEMs has improved 20.5 percent over May and 90.8 percent over June 200

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Kenworth Dealership Opens in Kansas

The new Emporia Kenworth is located on 3 acres.

Wichita Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Emporia, Kan., which features a 10,000 square-foot service department with 10 service bays, and a large parts warehouse to serve local and long-haul truck operators

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Lobbyist Group Abandons Efforts to Counter Distracted Driving Campaigns

During a press conference Wednesday, LaHood said the DOT would hold firm on its efforts to combat distracted driving. This was in response to the DRIVE Coalition's previous goals to lobby against such campaigns as LaHood's.

Plans by lobbyist firm the Seward Square Group to counter distracted driving campaigns have been abandone

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Ohio to Replace Aging I-71 Bridge

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, shown here, was built in 1965 and includes two lanes going each way. (Photo courtesy of Ohio DOT)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has set aside $88 million of its fiscal budget to replace the aging Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, located between Columbus and Cincinnati on Interstate 71

Tags: Highways

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Demand Continues to Grow in China

Demand for heavy-duty trucks has ramped up significantly over the past three quarters in China, with sales rising to 267,500 units in the first quarter of 2010, a 165 percent increase from the 2009 quarte

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Launches Adds YouTube Channel

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched a YouTube channel to promote its brand and allow customers and prospects to share videos of Fuso trucks in actio

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Energy Outlook Forecasts Little Change in Diesel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel to average $2.98 a gallon in 2010, relatively unchanged from last month's prediction, and $3.13 a gallon in 2011, a slight boost from the previous forecast of $3.11

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy Acquires Maker of Natural Gas Compressors

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire IMW Industries for $125 million plus a cash earn-out arrangement

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Moves One Step Closer With Right to Repair Bill

The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has passed in the state senate and moves on to the House of Representatives for a final vote

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall on Slower Economic Growth

After a one-week boost, diesel prices continue to fall for the second week in a row. (Photo by BP)

The national average price of diesel fell 3.2 cents this week in the fuel's second straight declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth T700, Paccar MX Engine Tour Continues This Summer

From left, Delvin Hull of Hull Enterprises listens as Scott Cirksena, Kenworth Truck Company district sales manager, discusses the new Paccar MX engine during a recent tour stop at Quad Cities Kenworth in Rock Island, Ill.

The Kenworth T700 and Paccar MX Engine Tour continues through the Mid-Atlantic and New England states this month, and will wind around to the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest this summer

Tags: Events

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