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January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia to Reopen 19 Shuttered Rest Stops

Truckers and travelers will start seeing some of the rest areas open in February. These 19 rest stops have been closed to the public since July.

Virginia plans to reopen the 19 rest stops and welcome centers that the state had to close this summer due to budget cuts

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Freight Brokers Willing to Raise Bond to $100,000 With Tighter Regs

The Transportation Intermediaries Association is trying to negotiate a deal that would boost the bond required of brokers from $10,000 to $100,000 while strengthening regulation of the licensing syste

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Tuition Grant to Cleveland Driving School

The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided a tuition funding grant to pay for driver training through Cuyahoga Community College's Truck Driving Academy

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Gears Up For Transportation Industry Symposium

Executives from the private fleet, truckload, truck rental and leasing and transportation supply chain sectors will gather at AmeriQuest Transportation Services' annual Transportation Industry Symposium, which will be held Feb. 25 and 26 at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

NESA Takes I-73 Funding Issue to Washington

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance, an economic development organization covering South Carolina's northeast region, recently met with state representatives in Washington to promote efforts to secure federal stimulus funding for a proposed Interstate 73 corridor

Tags: Highways

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Profitable Navistar Outlines Expansion Plans

Navistar's new truck models, acquisitions and overseas partnerships are boosting revenues and giving the company a big global footprint, executives say.

Navistar International Corp. is making money, even in the toughest truck market in 50 years, and intends to make more by winning additional market share and introducing new products here and oversea

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Truck Safety Improved in 2008

U.S. roads were safer in 2008, with a drop in truck-involved fatalities by 12.3 percent, the largest year-to-year fall ever

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Teamsters Intensify Protest Efforts Against Fiat/Chrysler

The Teamsters union has negotiated a deal with GM to protect existing Teamsters who do carhaul work for the manufacturer, but they have not reached an agreement with Chrysler.

The Teamsters union has kicked a campaign against Fiat/Chrysler into full gear, demonstrating at numerous events during the North American International Auto Show recently and at Automotive News World Congress

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Releases Updated List of Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the web

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

UPS Adds 245 CNG Trucks to Fleet

UPS has tapped 245 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas, which will be used in cities in Colorado and California

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Steps Up to Provide Relief to Haiti

TEC Equipment has offered up the use of its company jet to transport a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals from Medical Teams International to Haiti. (Photo courtesy of TEC Equipment)

When TEC Equipment's President and CEO Dave Thompson lands the company's corporate jet in Haiti Thursday morning, he'll have two hours to find an orphan girl that a Portland, Ore., couple had adopted just days before the devastating earthquake hi

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucks Hit By Delays Due to Port of Oakland's New Ban

With the new truck ban taking effect, trucks are getting jammed at the Port of Oakland. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles)

Trucks serving the Port of Oakland were hit by delays Tuesday amid the new ban on old trucks

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Commences Hours of Service Review with First of Four Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched its review of the hours of service rule with a listening session in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the first of four it plans to hold around the country this month

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Roadsigns to Recovery

It looks like the recession is over. Now the question on everyone's mind is the recovery. Even though the economy is heading in the right direction, expect a bumpy ride, said an economist speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Tuesday. "The recovery is one of the most difficult phases of the business cycle," said Bob Dieli, President and founder of RDLB Inc., an economic research and management consulting fir

Tags: Economy

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Trafficmaster Acquires Fleet Management Solutions

U.K.-based Trafficmaster, the parent company of Teletrac, has acquired Fleet Management Solutions, which provides satellite-based tracking solutions for remote mobile assets

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Slip After a Three-week Hike; Oil Rises With Stocks

Diesel prices were down for the first time in three weeks.

After gaining 15.3 cents in three straight weeks, diesel prices dropped 0.9 cents this week, landing at a national average of $2.87 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Direct ChassisLink Expands Into Midwest

Direct ChassisLink will offer chassis for use to drayage companies at marine terminals and railroads in the entire Midwest region starting March 1

Tags: Intermodal

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Holland Offers Quicker Service to the Midwest

Holland is shaving off transit times in many markets.

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, has announced that it is offering next-day service reach between Toronto and seven markets in the Midwest and is also cutting transit times on five lanes in and out of Toronto for two-day service

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

GE Capital Processes Over $2.5 Million in Hybrid, Alternative Fuel Rebates

GE Capital Fleet Services has processed more than $2.5 million in rebates for customers as part of the Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rebate Program in 2009

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Shaves Down Transit Times

Con-way Freight expects the new initiative to reduce total operating miles by 16.6 million per year.

Less-than-truckload player Con-way Freight said it will shave one day off transit times to 460 U.S. destinations

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Exec Lands Among Computerworld's Top 100 IT Leaders

Shaleen Devgun, vice president of strategy, planning and architecture at Schneider National, was selected as one of IDG's Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Volvo Introduces Truck Rebate For OOIDA Members

Members of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association can receive a $1,500 rebate on new Volvo VN and VT model trucks purchased during 2010

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Takes Home Award For Heavy Duty Remanufacturing

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group has honored ArvinMeritor as Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year for 2009

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Acquires Holley's EGR Valve Technology

Navistar has acquired certain assets of Holley Performance Products, including the intellectual property rights to some of its exhaust gas recirculation valve technology

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Answers on Supporting Document Regulation

The American Trucking Associations has filed a lawsuit asking the court to compel the Department of Transportation to issue supporting documents regulation on hours of service

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