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February 3, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Changes to Drug Testing Procedures

The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend certain provisions of its drug testing procedures, to create consistency with new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mandatory Guidelines

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

ABF Freight Names New Road Team Members

ABF Freight System, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation, has chosen 12 drivers to join its 2010-2011 Road Team, which consists of the top driving professionals from across the carrier's North American network

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Panel: Electronic Logging Technology Addresses Fleet Priorities

(Photo courtesy of Dupre Logistics)

According to Allan Lowry, director of safety at Central Refrigerated Service, there are three main priorities for a fleet: safety, service and retention. Electronic logging technology addresses every one of those priorities, Lowry said during a panel session at Qualcomm Enterprise Services' recent user conference in Coronado, Calif. Lowry joined in on the discussion with some other fleets and a company driver to talk about their use of electronic on-board recorders

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Chrysler

Cummins announced a multiyear extension of its current agreement with Chrysler Group LLC. Cummins will supply 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab truck

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Acquisition of Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Great Dane Trailers announced it has acquired Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, which makes insulated fiberglass refrigerated truck bodies, all-electric refrigeration solutions, and innovative truck refrigeration technology

February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Intermodal Industry Veteran Derrel E. Chappell Joins Schneider National

Derrel E. Chappell has been named director, wholesale business development, for Schneider National's Intermodal division. The move underscores the company's commitment to establishing a significant intermodal wholesale channe

Tags: Intermodal

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Graves Provides Outlook on a Fast Moving Industry

Trucking will continue to dominate the transportation industry over the next 10 years, with growth of about 30 percent expected by 2020. In 2009, trucking held 68.3 percent of the tonnage pie

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Announces New Name, Direction for Mixer Business

Navistar formally introduced Continental Mixers as the latest addition to the Navistar portfolio of brands at the annual World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas Tuesday

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Challenges California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California's recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Welcomes New Members

The American Trucking Associations announced Quality Distribution as a returning member and Cargo Transporters Inc. as a new member

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Service Tire Adds 17 Locations

Service Tire Truck Centers, Bethlehem, Pa., has added 16 commercial locations and a Michelin Retread Technologies retread shop to its commercial truck tire and retreading service business

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Improvements to Regulations.gov Make for Easier Access to Federal Regulations

As part of President Obama's commitment to more effective and open government, the public can more quickly access federal regulations at Regulations.gov,

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2010 Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is releasing the 2010 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Strengthening Freight May Lead to Higher Truck and Trailer Sales in 2011

FTR Associates says 2010 Class 8 sales will be affected by the new EPA mandate, but says the amount of truck freight moving at year-end could be good news for truckers and suppliers

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Truck/Bus Crash Data Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a webinar on Feb. 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. eastern time to discuss the 2008 motor vehicle crash data

Tags: Events

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

International Improvement Drives UPS 4th Quarter

UPS Freight had a tough fourth quarter, amid continued pricing pressures in the less-than-truckload business.

UPS announced diluted earnings per share of 75 cents for the fourth quarter of 2009, above the company's original guidance of 58 to 65 cents a share

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Sales and Profits in Fourth Quarter 2009

Cummins reported that the fourth quarter 2009 was the most profitable fourth quarter in Company history, eclipsing the previous mark set in 2007, but expects engine sales to plummet in the first half of 2010

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Fiscal Year 2010 First-Quarter Results

ArvinMeritor saw profitability dramatically improve in its first fiscal quarter, thanks to growth in global markets

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Budget Request Includes Infrastructure Bank, CSA 2010 Funding

President Obama's proposed fiscal 2011 budget would create a national infrastructure bank to fund major transportation projects as part of a $79 billion budget, a nearly $2 billion (2 percent) increase

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Third Week in a Row

The national average price of diesel dropped again this week for the third week in a row, matching the biggest drop in six months

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

New Program to Help Seattle Port Operators Upgrade to Cleaner Trucks

The truck operators working at the Port of Seattle now have a program to help them upgrade their older polluting diesel trucks with newer models that significantly reduce harmful diesel pollutants coming from the exhaust

Tags: Intermodal

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer Launches New Web Site, Social Network Pages

Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer has launched a new web site, Facebook page and Twitter feed

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

International Dealers to Offer Robond Locking Caps

Canadian manufacturer Robond has announced a non exclusive partnership with Navistar to provide secure locking caps

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Public Sector Execs Cite Need for Increased Infrastructure Funding

Public sector executives around the world agree with private infrastructure providers and business leaders that government effectiveness and long-term financing are top challenges to delivering infrastructure projects, according to a survey commissioned by KPMG International

Tags: Highways

February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Places Order for 370 SCR-Equipped EPA2010 Volvo VNs

Knight Transportation has ordered 370 Volvo VNs equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions control technology to meet 2010 emissions regulations

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