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October 7, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Outlook Forecasts Lower Diesel Prices, CO2 Emissions

The Department of Energy has lowered its projection for diesel prices in the fourth quarter and forecasts a 5.9 percent fall in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions this year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Texas DOT Scraps Trans-Texas Corridor-35 Plan

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the agency would not build the Trans-Texas Corridor-35, a plan for a toll road network that would parallel Interstate 35 from north of Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio

Tags: Highways

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Greatwide Ramps Up Technology Investments

Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services has been ramping up its investments in new technologies, including LeanLogistics' On-Demand TMS, McLeod software, RedPrairie and PeopleNet

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

No-Idle Systems

As we report in the June 2011 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, there are a large number of suppliers of idle-reduction systems. We have listed as many as we are aware of for your convenience.

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Releases First Outlook of Oil Price Uncertainty

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced the first results of its Energy and Financial Markets Initiative, an effort launched in September to better understand what drives energy price

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

Rand McNally Chooses Navteq to Power New Truck GPS

Rand McNally has selected Navteq Transport to power its new truck navigation device, IntelliRoute TND 500

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Truck Execs Navigate Unprecedented Downturn

The sharp cyclic slump in the economy and truck sales around the globe is unprecedented, but Martin Daum, the new top executive at Daimler Trucks North America, says manufacturers should be prepared for cycles. ""If you freeze to death in the winter because you are in shorts, is it the problem of the winter, or is it because of you?" he asked in an interview during the American Trucking Associations' annual meeting in Last Vega

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Food City, Bison Transport Win Volvo Trucks Safety Award

From left, Bison President and CEO Don Streuber, Volvo Trucks Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Scott Kress, Food City Senior Vice President and COO Jesse Lewis and Food City Director of Transportation Mike Tate.

Volvo Trucks North America awarded Food City and Bison Transport its Volvo Trucks Safety Award Tuesday during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

PeopleNet's PerformX Compatible With Hino Engines

PeopleNet has announced that its PerformX engine monitoring system is fully compatible with Hino engines in medium-duty trucks, model years 2008-2010

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

DEF Suppliers Prepare for New Market in 2010

There is at least one growth business in transportation these days - the companies that manufacture and distribute diesel exhaust fluid are gearing for uphill as the deadline nears for the Environmental Protection Agency's new emission standard. Starting next year, most new trucks will need DEF to comply with the standard, and at the recent OPIS Fleet Fueling Conference in Atlanta suppliers were showing their products and explaining what carriers and truckstops need to know

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

FFE to Deploy StarTrak's Reefer Monitoring Service

Alanco Technologies' StarTrak Systems subsidiary has made a deal with FFE Transportation Services, a refrigerated carrier, to deploy its ReeferTrak reefer monitoring and management service

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

SmartWay Honors 37 Partners With Excellence Awards

SmartWay Transport announced the 37 winners of the 2009 SmartWay Excellence Awards at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference in Las Vegas Tuesday

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Exempt From October Budget Cuts

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the recession-related cuts to surface transportation programs under the one-month Continuing Resolutio

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Purchases LRG International

Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Saint Joseph, Mich., a non-asset based transportation services provider, has acquired LRG International, an international forwarding company that specializes in ocean and air freight service

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Continues Sponsorship of Share the Road

Mack Trucks announced it will continue as a primary sponsor of the American Trucking Associations' Share the Road program in 2010

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

TMW Certifies ALK's PC*Miler 23

TMW Systems has certified the newest version of ALK Technologies' PC*Miler software, PC*Miler 23, to ensure its customers take advantage of the new enhancement

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

Seattle Green Truck Center to Open Oct. 17

Cascade Sierra Solutions is opening a new Green Truck Center near the Port of Seattle on October 17

Tags: Events

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

UPS to Promote Safe Driving Among Teens

UPS is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles to promote safe driving among teenagers through the UPS Road Code, a teen safe-driving cours

Tags: Events

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Supports Texting Ban

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced its support for a texting while driving ban for both truckers and drivers of four wheelers Monda

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Challenger Buys Ontario Special Commodities Carrier

Challenger Motor Freight has purchased the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, an Ontario-based special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freigh

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel continued its fall for the fifth straight week, dropping another 1.9 cents to $2.58

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

The Road Team uses this Volvo VN780 tractor to transport American Trucking Associations' Image Trailer around the country.

Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will continue to sponsor America's Road Team in 2010

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Hybrid at ICUEE Show This Week

The Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

Kenworth Truck Company will showcase its T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck, T270 truck and T470 model at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition this wee

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Shuffles Staff in Aftermarket Business

SAF-Holland S.A. has made some structural changes in its aftermarket business unit, including naming Alexander Geis as president of the unit and giving Dan Millar additional responsibilities as vice president of the Americas, Pacific and Asia

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Pride Transport to Deploy DriverTech System

Pride Transport will deploy 220 DriverTech DT4000 TruckPC systems throughout its fleet of tractors in an effort to take advantage of the range of application choices that come with the system

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