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March 16, 2010 - Industry News

One-Fourth of Carriers Looking at Leaving The Industry

Despite the fact that carriers are confident about the year ahead, one in four are considering exiting the industry over the next 18 month

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Announces Contractor, Driver of the Year Awards

Universal Truckload Services has announced the winners of its 2009 Contractor and Driver of the Year awards, including Universal Am-Can Ltd., The Mason and Dixon Lines, Mason Dixon Intermodal Inc., Louisiana Transportation Inc. and Great American Lines

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Market Reports Strong Fourth Quarter

Sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks has picked up in China, with fourth quarter sales pushing annual figures to just over one million units for 200

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Reader's Digest Ranks Safest, Deadliest Roads in U.S.

Kansas, Wisconsin, Montana, New Mexico and Utah have the "Best Roads" in the U.S., while Montana, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia and Arkansas were ranked as having the "Deadliest Roads,

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

California Trucking Industry Accounts For $480 Million in Workers' Comp Claims Since 2000

In California, injury claims filed by 23,000 employees in the trucking industry accounted for more than $480 million in workers' compensation medical and indemnity payments

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: EOBR Mandate a Must, But Issues Need to Be Addressed

In a statement, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said there should be a mandatory, universal requirement for electronic on-board recorders in Canada and all of North America

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

EDF Report Highlights Clean Freight Initiatives Congress Could Fund

One of the clean initiatives highlighted in the EDF report is Germany's Toll Collect program. Here, a sign points trucks to the toll booths. (Photo courtesy of Toll Collect)

A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund highlights several clean freight initiatives Congress could fund as part of the upcoming transportation reauthorization bill

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Reports Diesel's Fourth Weekly Gain; Oil's Down on Low Energy Demand

Diesel prices gained 2 cents this week, in the fuel's fourth weekly hike in a row

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Nominations for America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2011-2012 America's Road Team

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Partners With National Roadside Service

Through a new partnership, Mitchell 1 will provide repair information and shop management systems to service providers of National Roadside Service

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands California Presence

FleetPride, Inc., an independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired Express Truck Parts in San Jose, Calif

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

HDT Editor Featured in Women In Trucking Newsletter

Heavy Duty Trucking Editor Deborah Lockridge is featured in the March 2010 newsletter of the Women In Trucking Associatio

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

NECS, The Hill Group Form Partnership to Help Fleets With Compliance

Fleet solutions provider National Energy Control Services has formed a strategic partnership with John Hill, president of The Hill Group and former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Symposium Speakers Point to Signs of Recovery

Economic indicators for the trucking industry are showing signs of recovery, according to Dan North, chief economist for Euler Hermes ACI. During the 7th Annual AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium held recently in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Spot Freight Triples Year-Over-Year in Normally Weak Month

Freight availability in February more than tripled on the North American spot market from the year ago period, with a 215 percent boost in the TransCore Freight Inde

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Driver Charged in Crash That Injures Sen. Reid's Wife, Daughter

A truck driver for P.A.M. Transport was charged in a rear-end crash that injured the wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Asset Tracking Technology Changing to Address Different Needs of the Industry

As a result of the amount of aggregation going on among the trucking industry, fleets have become more sophisticated and diversified, expanding their reach into different types of hauls and different regions of the world. And these days, fleets require asset tracking technology to meet those evolving needs and the changing landscape of their business. Over the years, asset tracking technology provider SkyBitz has been building up a portfolio of devices and solution

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Former Penske Exec Launches Consulting Company

Kenneth E. McKibben, former head of maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing, has launched a new transportation consultant company, Single Source Transportation Solutions

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

News Conference on 'Jason's Law' to be Held Tuesday

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) will hold a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to discuss Jason's Law and detail efforts to secure support in Congress

Tags: Events

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Wabash Announces New Hires On Increased Trailer Demand

Wabash said it's been seeing increased demand for trailers, such as this one, a good sign the industry is recovering.

Wabash National Corporation, Lafayette, Ind., has hired 100 temporary employees and plans to add 90 more this quarter

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Announces Dealer Awards

W&B Service Company in Dallas receives its Dealer of the Year Award from Carrier Transicold.

Carrier Transicold has named Dallas-based W&B Service Company its 2009 Dealer of the Year. Refrigeracion Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (RETO), in Guadalajara, Mexico, was named Latin America Dealer of the Year

March 12, 2010 - Industry News

Dupre Expands Fuel Hauling Services Into Dallas

Dupre Logistics has been selected by Classic Star Group to provide logistics services and fuel delivery to more than 350 gas retailers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

CDOT Reopens One Lane Each Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened one lane of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 along the portion of the highway that was closed Monday following a rockslide

Tags: Highways

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

McLeod Software Posts Record Year For Sales

McLeod Software said its software products sales reached the highest annual total in 2009 since the company was launched 25 years ago

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

EVI Medium-, Heavy-Duty Trucks Receive CARB Approval

Electric Vehicles International's medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been approved by the California Air Resources Board as zero emission vehicles

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