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January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Dips Further; Oil Slips As Lending Tightens

The prices of diesel, gasoline and crude oil took a dive this week.

Following last week's first dip in almost a month, diesel prices continued to fall this week, with a loss of 3.7 cents to a national average of $2.833 Monda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Taps RIDE Grant

The RIDE funding will go toward installing Climacab APUs, such as this one, on 100 TMC trucks.

TMC Transportation has received a $680,500 grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Reduce Iowa's Diesel Exhaust (RIDE) program

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Appian Logistics Snags TruckStops North America

Appian Logistics Software has acquired TruckStops North America from MicroAnalytics, a move designed to strengthen Appian's position as a provider of automated fleet routing and GPS solutions for the transportation industry

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

MATS to Feature Concert During 2010 Show

Mobil Delvac is engaged in a year-long sponsorship of The Grascals, which will be featured at the MATS concert.

The Mid-America Trucking Show will feature a concert by country music singer John Anderson and bluegrass band The Grascals

Tags: Events

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

HireRight Offers Discount to AMSA Members

HireRight, which provides driver background screening and drug testing, is offering special rates to members of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA)

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Celadon Struggles With Pricing Pressures in 2Q

Despite a revenue boost of 6.4 percent in the fiscal second quarter, Celadon Group saw its net income drop 41.2 percent to $1 million in the 2009 quarter, most likely due to pricing pressures in the truckload secto

January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Dominates HOS Discussion in Los Angeles Listening Session

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held its third listening session Monday in El Segundo, Calif., to further discuss how to revise the hours of service rule.

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton to Develop Next Generation Automated Transmission for Cummins SuperTruck Program

Cummins has chosen Eaton to participate in its SuperTruck program to develop a next generation automated transmission that improves fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar's Pure Power Technologies R&D Facility

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Central SC Alliance and Richland County joined Pure Power Technologies, a Navistar company, in celebrating the inauguration of the company's research and development operation in the Columbia (S.C.) Technical Center Monday.

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire to Raise Prices on Truck Tires

Yokohama announced it will increase prices on its light and medium commercial truck tires by up to 7 percent, effective March 1

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Tonnage Index at Highest Level Since November '08

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed 2.1 percent in December, following a 2.6 percent increase in November

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Makes Continental Tires Standard for Severe Service and Medium Duty

Navistar International announced that Continental truck tires are the standard fitment for all International PayStar, WorkStar, and DuraStar severe service and medium duty vehicles as of January 1, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

CargoWise Rebrands, Celebrates 15th Anniversary

CargoWise has announced an official name change, as well as a new branding initiative that reflects its position as a globally recognized technology supplier for logistics service providers

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Horton to Provide Support for SACHS Driveline Clutches

SACHS manual-adjust and Twin XTend self-adjust clutches

Horton has entered into a joint sales agreement with ZF Services (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and ZF Sachs (Northville, Mich.) to provide sales support for the SACHS line of driveline clutches to the heavy-duty aftermarket in the United States and Canada

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Bans Texting by Truckers; Penalties up to $2,750

The U.S. Department of Transportation this morning announced a ban on texting or the use of handheld cell phones by drivers of commercial vehicles, effective immediately, with violators subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Will Ban Texting While Driving

The Department of Transportation is going to ban truck and bus drivers from texting on handheld devices while driving

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Diamond International Completes Service Expansion in Memphis

Diamond International of Memphis, a local International commercial truck dealership, has completed the final phase of its $6 million facilities expansion and is open for business

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Washington's New Commercial Vehicle Pass System

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has developed a new Commercial Vehicle (CV) Pass System intended to support freight movement during major transportation disruptions

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton's Fourth Quarter Results Point to Better 2010

Eaton announced its fourth-quarter 2009 net income was up 29 percent over the same quarter a year ago, although figures for the full year were lower than 2008

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

CAT Scale Launches Facebook Page

Drivers and the general public can now follow CAT Scale on Facebook

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Coalition, DOT to Sponsor Green Truck Webinar

The latest in environmental issues and green technologies will be highlighted in a Feb. 11 webinar hosted by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Moves Corporate Offices

Pegasus TransTech moved its corporate headquarters into one of Tampa Bay's first LEED Certified Buildings

January 24, 2010 - Industry News

Economists Say Better Days Ahead, But Growth to be Moderate

The worst is behind us, but economic recovery will likely be slower than we would like, according to two economic analysts speaking at last week's Heavy Duty Dialogue, a one-day business conference for heavy-duty suppliers

Tags: Economy

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Takes Weight Enforcement to the Next Level

During a one-day enforcement event of truck size and weight laws on Jan. 14, Oregon Department of Transportation's Motor Carrier Transportation Division and Portland Police Bureau weighed more than 200 trucks

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Most U.S. Drivers Obey Speed Limits

The fastest road is Interstate 15 in Utah and Nevada, while the slowest highways can be found in Washington, D.C.

The average U.S. drivers stays within the speed limit range on most urban and rural interstate highways, according to data collected using TomTom's map business unit Tele Atlas

Tags: Highways

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