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March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Has Safest Year Since 2003

According to FMCSA standards, Con-way Freight had an accident frequency rate of .53, or one accident for every 1.9 million miles driven in 2009.

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight said 2009 was the company's best year for safety since 2003, with a 13.1 percent drop in its accident frequency rate from 2008

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Boyd Bros., Dart Transit Take Home Overall Best Fleet Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have selected Boyd Bros. Transportation of Clayton, Ala., and Dart Transit Company of Eagan, Minn., as the overall winners of its Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA: Industry Shipments Still Down, But Not By Much

Industry shipment pickups for November 2009 were down 1 percent from the year ago month, according to new data from the American Moving & Storage Association

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Averitt Donates to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Diversified carrier Averitt Express has donated $350,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during a formal event held at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands Into Northwest Louisiana

FleetPride, an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has opened a new location in Bossier City, La., extending the distributor's reach into northwest Louisiana

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Fifth Listening Session Details

A fifth hours of service listening session will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will hold a fifth public listening session to hear comments and information on hours of service regulations

Tags: Events

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Develops Online Community For Drivers

The Evans Network of Companies has developed an online community for its independent contractors

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Service Tire Truck Centers to Sell TireStamp's TireVigil

TireStamp has partnered with Service Tire Truck Centers to sell its TireVigil TPMS product to fleets in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware and Virgini

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Doesn't Have Deep Enough Pockets For Employee-Based Port Model

Labor interests and the trucking industry continue to battle it out over harbor trucking. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Seattle)

The mandated use of employee drivers at the ports would result in a huge disruption to interstate commerce, one the trucking industry does not have deep enough pockets fo

Tags: Intermodal

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Funding Fight Means DOT Will Begin Furloughs Today

The Department of Transportation will furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay today, due to a congressional conflict over funding. DOT said it will cease making reimbursements to states for highway construction and maintenance projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, HDT Announce Nominees for Truck Dealer of the Year

Seven commercial truck dealers from across the country were nominated by their peers for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Accuride Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Accuride Corp. has successfully completed all conditions of its Plan of Reorganization and emerged from Chapter 11 with a new capital structure after only five months

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Announces Affinity Program with National Association of Independent Truckers

The Truckload Carriers Association announced a formal partnership with the National Association of Independent Truckers, effective immediately

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Files Shelf Registration With SEC

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which allows the company to sell one or more shares of its common stock, preferred stock, rights and warrant

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Completes Purchase of Bright Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co. has completed the acquisition of Texas-based Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, a privately owned full-service truck leasing, truck maintenance, commercial truck rental and logistics services provider

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Pricing Leverage May Be Shifting to Carriers, Index Says

For the first time since July 2008, Internet Truckstop's Market Demand Index has risen above 7 last week, an indication that pricing leverage has shifted in favor of the motor carrier

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA Announces Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

The Moving and Storage Institute has honored Charles G. "Charlie" McDaniel, chairman of the board of The Hilldrup Companies, with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Health Awareness Walk Coming Up At MATS

Drivers who are thinking about getting fit, wanting to stay healthy, or looking for tips to enhance their workouts can join Bob Perry, "The Trucker Trainer," for a 1.5-mile Health Awareness Walk Friday, March 26, during the Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Honors 19 Members For Longevity

The Truckload Carriers Association has honored 19 members for the longevity of the companies within the organization

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

ITLC/NAFC Annual Meeting Set For May

The Information Technology & Logistics/National Accounting & Finance Council 2010 Annual meeting and Exhibition is set for May 3-6, 2010 at the Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island in Florida

Tags: Events

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

States Set Off Alarms about Highway Funding Cut-Off; Safety at Risk

State departments of transportation are setting off emergency flares to get Congress's attention over yesterday's cut-off of federal highway and transit funds. "Last night the highway and transit programs in our country came to a screeching halt,

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Layoffs Continue at YRC Despite Restructuring

The most recent layoffs at YRC include 90 employees in the IT department, Reuters says.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide has laid off about 200 workers from its Overland Park headquarters and its Akron, Ohio, facility over the month of Februar

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Gain 2.9 Cents in Second Straight Jump

While diesel prices head up, oil prices have been unpredictable, rallying to above $80 a barrel and settling at $78.70 a barrel at the end of trading Monday. (Photo by Shell)

Diesel prices were up for the second week in a row, gaining 2.9 cents to a national average of $2.861 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation Programs Facing Shutdown Due to Funding Conflict

It appears possible that major federal transportation programs will have to be temporarily shut down early next week, due to a congressional conflict over funding

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Revision of GDP Growth Bodes Well For Trucking Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised its estimate for real gross domestic product growth to 5.9 percent for the fourth quarter, a boost over an earlier estimate of 5.7 percent growth

Tags: Economy


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