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August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Insurance Rates Drop Slightly in 2Q

Transportation insurance premiums have started to drop slowly in the second quarter of 2009, as rates were down 1 to 10 percent for many in the trucking, intermodal trucking, bulk transportation, and messenger and courier services segment

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

HDT to Host Free Webinar on SCR

Heavy Duty Trucking, Detroit Diesel BlueTec and FactsAboutSCR.com will hold a webinar on the new EPA 2010 emissions control technology selective catalytic reduction and the development of the diesel exhaust fluid infrastructure in North Americ

Tags: Events

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Filtration Moves Filter Assembly Operations to Mexico

Cummins Filtration has decided to move its filter assembly operations from its Lake Mills, Iowa, plant to its facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Technologies Found to Reduce Idling, Emissions

Certain idle reduction technologies can improve idling and reduce emissions, according to recent research by the American Transportation Research Institute

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

New Energy Creates Prototype of MotionPower for Trucks

New Energy Technologies has produced a prototype of its MotionPower device for heavy-duty trucks, a device for capturing energy through the movement of heavy vehicles

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

BNSF Railway Enhances Intermodal Services

BNSF Railway has expanded its services this year with 23 new intermodal services and faster transit times on 45 different lane

Tags: Intermodal

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

EVI Moves Headquarters to California

Electric Vehicles International, a manufacturer of alternative fuel vehicles, will move its headquarters from Toluca, Mexico, to Stockton, Calif., where there is a larger market for the company's products

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Reaches Highest Price This Year

Diesel prices increased another 1.6 cents this week, reaching a year-to-date average high of $2.66

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

TMW Prepares For Upcoming TransForum Conference

TMW Systems will hold its TransForum 2009 User Conference and Exhibition Sept. 20-23 in Nashville

Tags: Events

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

FedEx Express Integrates New Modec Hybrids into U.K. Fleet

FedEx Express and Modec have introduced 10 new electric commercial vehicles for use in the United Kingdo

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Vipar Announces New Product Program With Hyva

Through a new deal with Vipar Heavy Duty and subsidiary VHD Equipment Network, Hyva USA will supply its new hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers to the commercial transportation industr

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

June Vehicle Mileage Shows Positive Change

Total vehicle travel for June 2009 was estimated to be about 2 percent, or 4.9 billion miles, greater than June 200

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

ACOFAS Lowers Membership Fees

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment has lowered the cost of ACOFAS membership for the 2009 year from $300 to $200, in response to the current economic situation

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Driver Dies of H1N1 Flu on Heels of New Federal Guidelines

A Landstar System over-the-road driver from Beaverton, Ore., died last week after becoming ill with the H1N1 strain of fl

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ruan Transport Commits to Cut Emissions

Ruan Transport, a national daily hauler, has joined the new Environmentally Sustainable Methods for Achieving Responsible Transportation (E-SMART) project, an effort of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fluid milk transpor

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Ryder Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ryder System as one of its Green Supply Chain Partner

August 23, 2009 - Industry News

Economist: Recession Expected to End This Quarter

An economist speaking to trucking executives last week said three different panels of economists believe the recession will end this quarter. A monthly survey of 51 economists published earlier this month by Blue Chip Economic Indicators say the Gross Domestic Product, the measure of the nation's economic activity, will turn positive in the third quarter

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver is 2009 Truck Driving Champion

Dale L. Duncan, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in San Diego, was named the 2009 National Truck Driving Grand Champion last week

Tags: Events

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Traffic Stoppages on Illinois I-74 This Week

Motorists traveling on the westbound side of Interstate 74 near the U.S. 34 interchange will be stopped on August 25, for about 20 minutes, while those traveling on the eastbound side will be stopped on August 2

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Voices Support of DOT's Drunk Driving Campaign

The American Trucking Associations has voiced its support of the Department of Transportation's campaign to prevent drunk driving in the final weeks of summe

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Enhances Services

Expedited less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport has enhanced its services, with faster transit times on long-haul routes and a multi-million dollar investment in technology system

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Mexico's Underreporting Penalties in Effect

The New Mexico legislature enacted a new law that penalizes commercial vehicle drivers for failing to report either miles traveled on the state's roads or vehicle weights on a weight-distance tax retur

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Lawyer as Administrator of PHMSA

President Barack Obama said he intends to name Cynthia Quarterman as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the Department of Transportatio

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

ATDynamics Gets Nod From New York State

Concept rendering of active flow control.

The State of New York has awarded funding to Advanced Transit Dynamics to research and develop fuel-efficient trailer aerodynamics technology

August 20, 2009 - Industry News

Pacer Finalizes Sale of Heavy-Haul Operations

Pacer International has finalized a deal with Universal Truckload Services to sell its heavy-haul trucking operations to subsidiaries of Universa

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