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November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Tennessee Roads Closed Due to Rockslides

A rockslide near the Ocoee River has closed U.S. 64 for several days.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed U.S. 64 in Polk County at mile marker 17.6, following a major rockslide near the Ocoee 2 Da

Tags: Highways

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

ACT: Getting to Normal Production Levels Will Be Slow Going

The commercial vehicle markets have been showing signs of recovery, but the sector still has a long way to go to return to normal replacement level deman

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Leland Brake and Wheel Adds Distribution in Dayton

Leland Brake and Wheel, DuBois, Pa., has expanded its distribution network with the addition of Dayton Clutch & Joint in Dayton, Ohio

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Palmer Gears Up For Truck Show Next Week

Palmer Trucks is hosting its 2nd Annual Truck and Equipment Show on Nov. 19 and 20, 2009. The event will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis

Tags: Events

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Petro Truckstops Now Equipped With Wi-Fi

All Petro Stopping Center locations are now equipped to provide high-speed wireless services, as the company recently joined the Interstate Speedzone wireless internet networ

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

New RoadStar Aimed at New Era of Professional Trucker

As the economy recovers, there will be more demand than ever for safe and business-savvy owner-operators, independent contractors and leased drivers. That's why Newport Communications will introduce the new RoadStar in June 2010

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Angel to be Honored at Humanitarian Bowl

The Truckload Carriers Association's Highway Angel program will honor a special Highway Angel Dec. 30 during Roady's Humanitarian Bowl football game at Boise State University's Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Top G.I. Jobs' List of Military Employers

G.I. Jobs recently released its list of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers, which included such trucking companies as J.B. Hunt Transport Services (ranking 16), Schneider National (18), and Werner Enterprises (25)

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Improves Income From 2Q

While Express-1 Expedited Solutions saw its net income almost triple from the second quarter, its third quarter net income was down from the year-ago quarte

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Foodservice in Atlanta Starts Fueling With Biodiesel

The entire delivery fleet of U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has started running on biodiesel fuel, including 185 tractors and 210 trailer

November 11, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Concludes Annual Business Conference With Good Turnout

Vipar Heavy Duty saw a boost in attendance among its distributors, supplier partners and industry associates at this year's Annual Business Conference, which was held at the Marco Island Marriott, in Marco Island, Fla., Oct. 18-23

Tags: Events

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Rhode Island Becomes 19th to Outlaw Texting While Driving

Rhode Island's new texting ban goes into effect immediately.

Rhode Island has passed a law that prohibits texting on cell phones while driving, making Rhode Island the 19th state to enact such a la

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Dan Rather Produces Second Show on Trucking Industry

From left, Michael Belzer, Todd Spencer, Miles Verheof and Dan Rather.

Dan Rather made a pit stop at Willie's Place truckstop at Carl's Corner, Texas, Monday to talk to a panel of people in the trucking industry, and to shoot a show that aired Tuesday night on HDNet

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Ups Diesel Price Estimates

The Department of Energy has increased its estimates for diesel prices for the rest of 2009 and into 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Paints Alarming Picture of Our Energy Future

A new report released this week says we're headed for an energy crisis, unless we take practical steps to address energy issues, including increasing demand for oil, higher fuel prices, and diminishing oil supplie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Launches Blog on Public Policy, Sustainability

Diversified carrier Con-way has launched a Public Policy & Sustainability blog at www.freightpublicpolicy.org

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Narrows Loss in Fiscal 4Q

While the company's fiscal fourth quarter started to show some signs of improvement, ArvinMeritor narrowed its loss during the quarter and posted a drop in sales, on continued market weaknes

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Tries Exchange Offer to Avoid Bankruptcy

YRC hopes its debt for equity exchange offer will get the transportation giant back on track.

In its latest effort to secure its financial strength, YRC Worldwide has launched an exchange program to unload debt instruments in exchange for the company's common stock and new Class A Convertible Preferred Stock

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Western Star Still Going Strong

This Western Star on-highway rotary-boom wrecker was featured at an event in Las Vegas.

Western Star last week staged a dealer meeting in Las Vegas to underscore its new structure as a separate business unit under Daimler Trucks North America. Trucking reporters were invited to drive some of the division's on- and off-highway product

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Will Chrysler Return to Class 8 Trucks? Link with Fiat's Iveco Might Make It So

If Chrysler decides to re-enter the Class 8 market here, Iveco's Australian Powerstar conventional might be the basis for a North American Ram tractor.

Will Chrysler return to the Class 8 market that it left 34 years ago? Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler LLC's Dodge Ram Truck, said his group will explore expansion into heavy trucks while it adds Euro-style cargo vans and a new American light pickup. They'll all be called Rams but not overtly Dodge Rams because the Ram name has gained near-stand-alone brand status within Chrysler

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Valvoline, Tiwi Team Up for Fuel Savings

By teaming up with in-truck driver coaching aid Tiwi, Valvoline is offering fleets real fuel savings through its new Fuel Proof Guarantee program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Haldex Upgrades South Carolina Friction Center

During the fourth quarter, Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems will be moving into a new friction center in Columbia, S.C., which includes new equipment as well as an increase in manufacturing space

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Service Into Canada

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line has expanded its service through its Northwest gateway into Canada, which will connect more than 65 Old Dominion service centers to Edmonton and Calgary, Canada

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dip in Four Weeks

Diesel broke its four-week rise, falling 0.7 cents to $2.801 Monday, landing at the same price as Oct. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Add 51 Hybrids From Azure Dynamics

FedEx Express plans to use the new vehicles at a Bronx, N.Y. station.

FedEx Express has plans to buy 51 additional gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Azure Dynamics Corporation, rounding out its total fleet of hybrid electric and electric vehicles to 325 after the new step-vans are delivere

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