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January 6, 2010 - Industry News

What Will the Heavy-Duty Industry Look Like in 2020?

Imagine caravans of trailers pulled by a tractor made out of plastics and ceramics, piloted by a single driver on special truck-only highways. In reviewing the heavy-duty business, we find no evidence that this business has ever undergone the magnitude of change that it faces today. What's more, never have so many external factors been so critical to the industry's success

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Truckers to Protest New York Plan to Ban Trucks on Some Highways

New York State officials are trying to keep through trucks out of some areas of upstate New York.

A coalition of business groups, including two trucking organizations, has organized a convoy of dozens of trucks scheduled to drive past the New York state capitol in Albany shortly before noon today

Tags: Events

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Summary Judgment in LA Port Case

The court will hear ATA's motion as well as the Port's cross motion on Jan. 11.

The American Trucking Associations is asking the court to decide some of the legal issues involved in its case against the Port of Los Angeles regarding the Concession Plan prior to going to trial

Tags: Intermodal

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Debuts First Trucks in India

Mahindra-Navistar plans on expanding in the next few years to offer a full range of commercial vehicles.

Through a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. of India, Navistar has introduced a line of trucks to the Indian market

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vector Transport Develops New Business Model For Brokering

Vector Transport, a freight transport company out of Tupelo, Miss., has developed a new business model to improve the relationship between carriers and shippers

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Chubb Group Joins Cargo Theft Initiative

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has joined the CargoNet initiative, a national database and secure information sharing network designed to combat cargo theft in the U.S

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Collective Data Ends 2009 on a Positive Note

Despite the effects of the economic recession last year, Collective Data managed to achieve an 8 percent boost in sales and a 20 percent increase in income year-over-year for 2009

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Economic Crisis Has People on the Move

As a result of the state of the economy and high rates of unemployment in some states, people flocked out of the Rust Belt and western regions, migrating to more promising states in the Southwest, Northeast and Southeas

Tags: Economy

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Toyo Tire to Hike Prices on Truck Tires

Toyo's February markup on commercial truck tires would be the manufacturer's second boost in 30 days.

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. plans a 7 percent upcharge in prices on its commercial truck tires, starting Feb. 1, 201

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Environmental Groups Sue Long Beach Over Port Trucking Deal

Environmental groups say a deal between Long Beach and American Trucking Associations is not legally valid.

Environmental groups are suing the Port of Long Beach and the American Trucking Associations, asking that an agreement the two reached to settle an ATA suit against the port should be thrown out

Tags: Intermodal

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Arrow Defaulted on Lawsuit Settlement; Resurrected Web Site Raises Questions

More information has come to light on the financial woes of Arrow Trucking, which suspended operations abruptly right before Christmas. At the same time, a new web site has observers wondering if the Tulsa, Okla.-based flatbed carrier is not dow

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

IANA Announces New Board Members For 2010

The Intermodal Association of North America has elected new members to its Board of Directors, including Stephen Branscum, group vice president of consumer products at BNSF Railway Company, who is the association's new chairman

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Listening Sessions on HOS Rule

The FMCSA is reviewing the current HOS rule for the third time. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold four listening sessions this month to hear comments on the truck driver hours of service rulemakin

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Starts New Year Up 6.5 Cents

The price of oil is up, and is expected to climb even higher with decreased supplies.

The start of the new year kicked off with diesel prices rising for the second week in a row, gaining 6.5 cents to a national average of $2.79

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Expiration of Biodiesel Credit Leaves Producers and Retailers Uncertain

A B20 biodiesel and E85 pump in Alabama along I-65.

The biodiesel tax credit expired at the end of last week, leaving biodiesel producers and truckstops in uncertainty over what the next few months may hold, and truckers concerned about possible price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Oakland Extends Deadline on Port's Emissions Standard

Truck drivers serving the Port of Oakland have an additional two weeks to meet the new standard for emissions or apply for funding. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

Oakland officials have extended the deadline for compliance with California's port truck rule aimed at reducing diesel emissions in and around port communitie

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Arrow to Secure Trucks; Web Site Goes Live

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an Emergency Order to Arrow Trucking, directing the company's officials to pick up Arrow trucks and transfer them to appropriate facilitie

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

What Does 2010 Hold for Trucking?

Last week, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors offered their take on the top stories of 2009. This week, we peer into our crystal ball to predict what we'll be talking about in 2010, from the economic recovery to the environment to more government regulations

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Avoids Bankruptcy Filing

Some observers are saying YRC is like a cat with nine lives.

After numerous deadline extensions, less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide on Thursday headed off a possible bankruptcy filing after reaching a debt-for-equity exchange with its bondholders

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Trucking Regulations in Effect in Illinois

Several new laws affecting trucking operators in Illinois took effect Jan. 1, including uniform 80,000-pound truck access, a uniform speed limit, and a texting while driving ban

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

$3 Million in Grants Available for Greener Oakland Port Trucks

The California Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have freed up an additional $3 million in grants for truckers to comply with the state's Jan. 1 deadline for the state's port truck rul

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

Happy New Year

There will be no news posted on Thursday, Dec. 31 or Friday, Jan. 1 due to the New Year's holiday. News will return Monday, Jan. 4

Tags: Events

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $1,500 Rebate To OOIDA Members in 2010

Kenworth says its T660 offers owner-operators fuel savings.

Kenworth will extend a successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2010

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Adding Truck Parking in 2010

The Conway rest area on I-44 is one targeted for additional truck parking in 2010.

While many states across the country close their rest areas and parking facilities because of budget problems, the Missouri Department of Transportation is adding to the state's inventory of truck parking

Tags: Highways

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Government Launches Distracted Driving Web Site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new web site devoted to distracted driving at


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