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June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Freightliner Dealer Opens New Facility in North Carolina

West Carolina Freightliner has opened a new facility in Connelly Springs, N.C., with a 16-bay service shop, modern parts department and new body shop

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Receives Award For Energy Reduction Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Detroit Diesel's Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., as one of the first manufacturing facilities to meet the Energy Star Challenge for Industry

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Eliminate Cargo Insurance Requirement

Starting March 21, 2011, for-hire carriers and freight forwarders will no longer be required to maintain a minimum in cargo insurance, according to a final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Tuesda

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Idle-Reduction Campaign Kicks Off in D.C. Area Next Month

A diesel idle-reduction campaign kicks off July 13 in the metropolitan Washington, D.C.-Baltimore areas

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Evans Moves Into Freight Brokerage Business

Third-party logistics provider Evans has launched a freight brokerage division, Evans Freight Services, in response to market need

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Establishes Technology Client Advisory Board

GE Capital Fleet Services has established a Technology Client Advisory Board, which will provide feedback on the company's technology roadmap, suggesting opportunities for improvement and providing input into future product development efforts

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Research and Markets Adds Trucking Report

Research and Markets has added a Trucking report to its offerings

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

California Electric Company Takes Delivery of eStars

The eStar is targeted at operations that currently use gasoline or diesel step vans in city applications.(Photo by Navistar)

Navistar has delivered some of its first eStar all-electric trucks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Sacramento, Calif

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

TMW Partners With KSM Transport Advisors

TMW Systems has announced a strategic partnership with KSM Transport Advisors through a long-standing relationship with David Roush, newly appointed vice president for KSMTA

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Website to Help Drivers With Health and Wellness

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are developing a driver health outreach website, which will feature fatigue and health-related information for commercial truck drivers

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

California Measure to Stop Diversion of Transportation Funds Goes to Ballot

A measure to prevent California from taking, diverting or borrowing local government, transportation and public transit funds will go on the state ballot in November of this yea

June 23, 2010 - Industry News

White House Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Counterfeiting

The White House released its first-ever Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement this week. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday to review the report and the progress of the intellectual property coordinator, a newly created post that was filled by Victoria Espinel

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

After the Crisis: New Demands on Logistics

One trend faced by 3PLs is an increasing number of responsibilities and tasks customers demand.

Thanks to the trend of volatility that has emerged over the last few years in transportation and logistics, it's nearly impossible to make accurate forecasts based on historical data. One major global logistics supplier told logistics professionals Tuesday that their industry faces four new realities that will have a long-term impact on supply chain management

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

Carriers Report Signs of a Driver Shortage

Two-thirds of carriers are starting to experience a driver shortage, according to Transport Capital Partners Business Expectation Survey for the second quarter

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Shells Out $6 Million to Ease Truck Parking

Funding will go toward adding parking capacity and to developing innovative ways to keep truck drivers up to date on space availability along these freight corridors. (Photo by TA)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has allocated $6 million to help address the parking shortage for commercial trucks on five U.S. interstates

Tags: Highways

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

States to Reopen Rest Areas For the Summer

Arizona and Maryland have announced plans to reopen several highway rest areas this summer

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

Spartan Motors to Shed Road Rescue Business

Spartan Motors has announced it will exit its Road Rescue ambulance operation as part of its continuing review of its business

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

NFI Acquires Canadian 3PL

NFI has announced its acquisition of IPD, a global transportation and logistics company in Mississauga, Ontario, which specializes in perishable-based air and ocean transport, intermodal and truck brokerage services

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

Three Truckstops Add TransFlo Express Scanning

Three more independent truckstop and travel centers have signed up to offer Pegasus TransTech's TransFlo Express truckstop scanning solution

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

Estes Cuts Transit Times to Canada

Freight transportation provider Estes now offers three-day service to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, from six terminals in Texas and Oklahoma

June 22, 2010 - Industry News

FFE Orders 350 ArcticLite Reefers From Wabash

Frozen Food Express Industries has tapped Wabash National Corporation to produce 350 new ArcticLite refrigerated van trailers by September

June 21, 2010 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Coming Up July 8, 9

Last year's Jamboree featured a concert by Aaron Tippin. This year's will feature Tracy Lawrence.

Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, is gearing up for its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, which is coming up July 8 and 9. The event, which has been going on since 1979, is a way to celebrate America's truck drivers

Tags: Events

June 21, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Registrations Rise For Second Straight Month

The Polk Index of U.S. New Commercial Vehicle Activity shows that 2010 new registrations are on track to yield 346,300 units, which would put year-over-year growth at 7 percent.

New commercial vehicle registrations continued to see year-over-year improvement in April, with an increase of 2.8 percent from April 2009, according to Polk Commercial Vehicle Solutions. April marked the second straight month to see a year-over-year gain, which hasn't occurred since 2006

June 21, 2010 - Industry News

NECS Forms Strategic Partnership With JS Eastman Enterprises

National Energy Control Services and JS Eastman Enterprises have formed a strategic partnership to bring together the regulatory compliance, DOT compliance, driver safety management and tax-related expertise of NECS with the crisis response knowledge and experience of JS Eastman

June 21, 2010 - Industry News

Proper Paperwork Is Key to Being Environmentally, Safety Compliant

(Photo by Corcentric)

"If you can't show you did it, you didn't do it," said Nick Bujeaud, district manager at KPA, which provides compliance and risk management services. During KPA's Recordkeeping 101: EPA and OSHA Required Paperwork Webinar last week, Bujeaud could not stress enough the importance of maintaining the necessary paperwork required to stay compliant with Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules

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