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December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Consolidations Among Tech Companies Are Here to Stay

Acquisitions of transportation technology companies seem to be commonplace these days, as the economic environment leaves some companies with no choice, while others want to keep up with the advancing of technology. News of consolidations have been frequent over the last few years. In February 2008, Xata Corp. bought GeoLogic Solutions. In March of this year, Descartes Systems Group acquired privately-held Scancode Systems. In April, McLeod Software announced the purchase of iLEN

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

New TPMS Certification Focuses on Fleets

TPMS 2.0 has created a new standard for certifying commercial tire pressure monitoring solutions that is more fleet centric

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Reaches 25-Year Milestone in the U.S.

Hino Trucks is celebrating its 25th year making commercial trucks in the U.S., having introduced its first cab over engine medium-duty truck to the U.S. market in 198

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

OTA Speaks Out Against MDOT Toll Hike on Blue Water Bridge

During public hearings Wednesday, the Ontario Trucking Association spoke out against a proposed 85 percent increase in per axle tolls on the U.S. side of the Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontari

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Teamsters Hope to Unionize Canada's Challenger

The Teamsters Union has moved to unionize workers within the Canadian-based Challenger Group, which includes Challenger Motor Freight, Elgin Motor Freight and Lodwick Transport, after receiving numerous phone calls from Challenger employee

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Inks Joint Venture With Modec to Build Electric Trucks

Navistar International Corporation and U.K.-based Modec Limited have formed a joint venture to produce Class 2c-3 all-electric commercial trucks, which will be sold in North, Central and South America

December 2, 2009 - Industry News

Betancourt Launches Fuel Management Venture

Following yesterday's announcement that Innovative Computing Corporation would be acquired by TMW Systems, Ernie Betancourt, former president of ICC, is launching QuikQ, a new company that will bring a fuel management tool to the trucking industry

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Industry Opinion Turns Soft on Transportation Insurance Market

Despite signs that transportation insurance rates were leveling off last quarter, the industry indicated that rates have been down across the board with intensifying competitio

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

New CNG Dispenser Installed at Southern California Shell

Go Natural Gas has installed a new Compressed Natural Gas fueling dispenser at a Shell service station in San Juan Capistrano, Calif

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Gain 80 Percent From September

Trailer orders are on the rise, while production rates are only slightly increasing.

Net orders for commercial trailers jumped 80 percent from September to October, a 124 percent boost from October 200

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Prop 1B Grant Applicants Get Extension on Port of LA Truck Ban

Truck drivers waiting on Prop 1B funding will be allowed to service the Port of Los Angeles until April 30, or until the new truck is delivered.

The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission will now allow drivers to continue to operate their old trucks beyond the Jan. 1 ban date for those who are waiting for their Prop 1B grants to be delivered

Tags: Intermodal

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Restructures Credit Agreement With Banks

SAF-Holland assembly on automated guided vehicles.

Through a recent agreement with its banks, SAF-Holland managed to restructure and extend its existing $476.9 million credit line until 2014

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

ASAA to Hold Maiden Conference on Sleep Apnea and Trucking

The American Sleep Apnea Association will hold a national conference on sleep apnea and trucking, the first event of its kind, the ASAA says

Tags: Events

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Announces Second in Webinar Series

GE Capital Fleet Services continues with its Environmental Performance webinar series with its Medium & Heavy Truck Environmental Policy Update, which will be held Dec. 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. Eastern tim

Tags: Events

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

NAFTA Surface Transportation Trade Still Lags 2008 Numbers

In September, surface transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was 20.2 percent below the September 2008 leve

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

Rostra Precision Controls, Mobileye Pen Distribution Agreement

Rostra Precision Controls, the safety and comfort systems supplier, has formed a distribution partnership with Mobileye Inc., which provides vision-based driver assistance systems

December 1, 2009 - Industry News

TMW Systems Acquires Innovative Computing Corporation

TMW Systems announced it has acquired Innovative Computing Corporation

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

HireRight Acquires National Diagnostics

HireRight, the employment background and drug screening company, has acquired National Diagnostics, a full-service provider of drug testing and physical exam services

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Slips a Penny to $2.775

Over the last four weeks, diesel prices have dropped 3.3 cents.

Diesel prices continued their slow fall for the fourth week in a row, slipping about a penny this week to average $2.77

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt to Showcase at 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show

Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motors Company have announced that they will participate in the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show on March 25-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Flying J Sells Off Insurance Arm to Raise Cash

In an effort to raise some cash to come out of bankruptcy, Flying J Inc. has sold its insurance subsidiary to the Buckner Co., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based insurance brokerage fir

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Yancey Bros. Purchases Georgia-based International Dealers

Yancey Bros. Co. has purchased the four International dealer locations of All Star International Trucks and D&M International Sales, based in southern Georgi

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

CSS Finances Clean Technologies in New England States

Cascade Sierra Solutions
 offers financing options
for upgrading trucks with
fuel saving technologies, including on this Utility Trailer 4000D-X Composite.

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization in Coburg, Ore., has rolled out a rebate program to finance fuel saving equipment on tractors and trailers for New England truck owners

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

CRT Members Meet Port of Oakland Deadline For Clean Trucks

The Coalition for Responsible Transportation has announced that its Oakland-based fleet members have met the emissions standards under the Port of Oakland's Clean Truck Management Plan, ahead of the Port's Jan. 1 compliance deadlin

November 30, 2009 - Industry News

Clean Energy Expands CNG Fueling Stations Around the U.S.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has built several new compressed natural gas fuel stations for refuse operators

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