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August 19, 2009 - Industry News

Trucks Lag Behind Intermodal in 2Q

Domestic intermodal transport outperformed trucks during the second quarter of 200

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

PrePass Expands Services, Elects New Officers

Help Inc. Chairman Larry Davis of the Ohio Trucking Association and Vice Chairman Rick Clasby of the Utah Department of Transportation demonstrate Help's new truck inspection service.

Help Inc., the public-private partnership that provides the PrePass weigh station service, is making some changes, with new officers and new service

Tags: Highways

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

GAAS Now Accepting Applications for 2010 Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted online for the 2010 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium scholarship, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Grote Industries Names Dominic Grote President

Dominic Grote is Grote Industries' new president.

Dominic Grote has been appointed president and chief operating officer of family-owned Grote Industries, replacing Eric Morris, who has stepped down

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

PSI Reaches Five-Year Mark With SmartWay

San Antonio-based Pressure Systems International has reached its five-year anniversary as a SmartWay Transport Partnership shipper and as a manufacturer of a SmartWay-endorsed technolog

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit to Start Sept. 30

The U.S. Department of Transportation has finalized details on its summit to address issues related to distracted driving, which has been slated for Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Conducting Survey on Cell Phone Use

The American Transportation Research Institute is requesting information from motor carriers and commercial drivers on how wireless devices are used in the trucking industry

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

New Penn Teamsters to Reconsider YRC Contract Amid Merger Threat

Teamsters for YRC's regional operating unit New Penn, who rejected YRC Worldwide's new labor contract, will vote again on the changes on news of a possible merger of New Penn with YRC

August 18, 2009 - Industry News

MEMA Gears Up For Technology Conference

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its Information Services Council Annual Fall Conference, kicking things off with Tim Kraus, president and chief operating officer of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Associatio

Tags: Events

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Advantage PressurePro Makes Inc.'s 5000 List

Inc. magazine has added Advantage PressurePro, Harrisonville, Mo., to the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Congressman Levin Previews Eaton's Hybrid Systems

Eaton's Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Power Systems, Dimitri Kazarinoff, center, updates U.S. Representative Sander Levin, right, on company commercial truck hybrid technology during a tour of the Eaton Innovation Center.

Eaton Corp. hosted U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., who previewed the company's commercial vehicle hybrid power technology at its Michigan Innovation Center in Southfield

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking Goes on the Road

Sirius XM Radio is taking its Road Dog Trucking Radio on the road for a special series of live broadcasts from Texas, with appearances at Willie Nelson's truckstop Willie's Place and The Great American Trucking Show

Tags: Events

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Slightly

Diesel prices saw a slight increase this week, jumping 2.7 cents to $2.652, the fuel's fourth consecutive weekly boos

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bentz Transport Products to Shutter Operations

Bentz Transport Products will completely shut down its operations Tuesda

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Dim Outlook for 2009 Deal Flow Among Transportation Sector

Deal flow in the global transportation and logistics industry was down 45 percent in the second quarter from the first quarter of this year, but trucking deals were u

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

NTTC Revamps Website

The National Tank Truck Carriers, an organization affiliated with the American Trucking Associations, has revamped its websit

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Wins Telematics Award for RunSmart

Telematics Update has honored Daimler Trucks North American with its Best Telematics Service & Application for Commercial Vehicles award for Daimler's new RunSmart Predictive Cruise system

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Creates Educational Videos on 18 Safety Policies

The American Trucking Associations has created three videos to help educate people on its 18-point safety agenda

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Launches Industry Webinar Series

The American Trucking Associations has launched a series of industry-related webinars, which take place every month

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Centrum Purchases Proliance to Form New Aftermarket Company

Centrum Equities, XV, a holding company that owns Visteon Corp., has purchased Proliance International

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Bibby Transportation Assists the Trucking Industry

Bibby Transportation Finance, a subsidiary of Bibby Financial Services, has provided $2.7 million in new credit facilities in June and July to help small- and medium-sized trucking companie

Tags: Economy

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Truckers Helper to Merge With Layover.com

The Truckers Helper, a provider of business management software to the transportation industry, is merging with Layover.com, an online service

August 16, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Governor Signs Speed Limit, Truck Size Bills into Law

Illinois Gov Pat Quinn signed two trucking-related bills into law last week: one that will create a uniform speed limit for cars and trucks on the state's interstates, the other that will create a uniform width limit

Tags: Highways

August 14, 2009 - Industry News

Polk: Truck Registrations to be Lower Than Expected in '09

Despite the fact that the second quarter's new vehicle registrations showed slight improvement from the first quarter, Polk Commercial Vehicle Solutions has reduced its Index of U.S. Commercial Vehicle Activity for the 2009 calendar year, according to the June issue of Polk's Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report

August 14, 2009 - Industry News

Roadside Medical to Add 11 Clinics

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab will be expanding, as its parent company has received licenses for 11 additional sites

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