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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Executives Take Heat Over Bonuses

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered Navistar CEO Daniel Ustian and former Chief Financial Officer Robert Lannert to pay over $2 million in bonuses back to the company

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Lab Receives Biodiesel Accreditation

The non-profit Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory has earned an accreditation as a BQ-9000 laboratory, a voluntary biodiesel quality assurance program overseen by the independent National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Software Revenue Drives Slight Growth For Xata

Software provider Xata Corporation said its third quarter of fiscal year 2010 performance improved slightly on a 29 percent boost in software revenue to $11.6 million

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Narrows Quarterly Loss on Sales Boost

Aftermarket parts provider ArvinMeritor narrowed its net loss in the fiscal third quarter on a 35 percent year-over-year gain in sales

August 6, 2010 - Industry News

ACOFAS Announces Schedule For Fall Tech Training

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold its Fall Technician Training Clinic on Sept. 14 and 15 in Akron, Ohio

Tags: Events

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Indiana Custom Sleeper Maker Shuts Its Doors

Double Eagle has made custom sleeper berths since 1976.

Shipshewana, Ind.-based Double Eagle Industries, which makes custom sleeper berths, has announced it will close its doors tomorrow, after 35 years in busines

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar's eStar Generating Interest; New Dealers in the Pipeline

Navistar says its eStar all-electric truck has generated significant interest in the marketplace since the company was commissioned to develop and deploy electric trucks one year ago

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Carload, Intermodal Traffic Reaches Highest Level This Year

U.S. railroads experienced the highest carload and intermodal traffic levels for 2010 during the week ending July 3

Tags: Intermodal

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vipar Expands Network Into Idaho, D.C. Area

Vipar Heavy Duty has added Northern Virginia Supply and Western Trailer Sales Company to its distributor network, expanding its presence in the Washington, D.C. metro area and Idaho

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Adds New Mexico Agent to Network

Santa Fe Storage & Moving has joined the Atlas Van Lines relocation network. By becoming an Atlas Van Lines agent, the Santa Fe, N.M.-based company joins more than 500 Atlas agents across North America

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Montana Kenworth Dealer Invests in Major Upgrade

Motor Power Equipment has expanded its dealership to 60,000 square feet on 10 acres.

Motor Power Equipment, a member of the Kenworth dealer network, has recently invested $4 million to expand its Billing, Mont.-based dealership

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Donor Model of Highway Funding: On Its Way Out?

From 2005 to 2008, almost every state got back all, if not more, of what they contributed to the federal Highway Trust Fun

Tags: Highways

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

NationaLease Gears Up For Annual Meeting

Dan Baker, keynote speaker at NationaLease's 66th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

NationaLease is gearing up for its 66th Annual Meeting coming up on Sept. 12-13 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 5, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

Under the new bill, states can opt to allow six-axle trucks to carry up to 97,000 pounds.(Photo by Michelin)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would allow state Departments of Transportation to raise interstate weight limits to 97,000 pounds for trucks with six axles instead of five

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario's MTO to Sideline Three Truck Inspection Sites

The closures and redeployment are, in part, a response to criticisms leveled against MTO's roadside enforcement record by the province's Office of the Auditor General. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario says it will close three truck inspection stations and scale facilities in October

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way's 2Q Income Slips From Year Ago

Con-way Inc. reported lower net income in the second quarter, on wage increases and modest progress to improve pricin

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Open Next Phase of CSA 2010 on Aug. 16

One of the changes FMCSA will make is that severity weightings for some roadside inspection violations will be updated. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon take the next step in its rollout of CSA 2010 by offering carriers a glimpse at where they stand in the pending Safety Measurement System

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Hearing on Stability Control Could Pave the Way For Future Mandate

A study found that stability control systems could prevent truck crashes and result in fewer deaths and injuries. (Photo by Meritor Wabco)

A mandate for stability control systems on tractor-trailers could be near, according to a hearing of the National Transportation Safety Board this week

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Joins Fight Over Control of Port Truck Drivers

(Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

The fight over control of port truck drivers spilled out of the courtroom into Congress last week when Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., offered a bill that would give ports more authority over drayage operations. Under current law, states and local authorities such as ports are barred from regulating truck prices, routes or service. Nadler's Clean Ports Act would create an exemption to let these entities set requirement

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Selects Transtex Composite As Aero Side Skirt Supplier

Great Dane Trailers has chosen Transtex Composite as its standard side skirt supplier for customers who choose aerodynamic components

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FFE Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Frozen Food Express narrowed its loss in the second quarter, posting a pre-tax loss of $3.3 million, compared to a $6.6 million loss in the second quarter of 2009

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Completes Exit From Light-Duty Segment

ArvinMeritor has reached an agreement to sell its Body Systems business to an affiliate of Inteva Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Renco Group

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

School District Takes Delivery of Smith's All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City, Mo.-based Smith Electric Vehicles has delivered the first of four all-electric Smith Newton trucks to Lee's Summit R-7 school distric

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Patriot Posts Profitable Fiscal Third Quarter

Patriot Transportation Holding managed to turn a profit in the third quarter of fiscal 2010, with net income of $2.6 million, or 83 cents a share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or 13 cents a share, in the same quarter last year

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

SkyBitz Forms New Government Group

SkyBitz has formed a new Government Solutions group to provide remote asset management solutions for security and defense initiatives

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