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March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Harbour Group Takes Over Fleetgistics

Fleetgistics Holdings, a provider of same-day logistics services in North America, has been acquired by Harbour Group, a privately owned company based in St. Loui

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Rise to Two-Year High

ACT reports year-over-year growth in seven of the nine trailer segments for February.

In February, commercial trailer net orders gained 168 percent from February 2009, its highest level in two year

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Goes To Virginia on June 10-12

The 28th Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest will be held in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from June 10-12 at the LEE HI Travel Plaza in Lexington

Tags: Events

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Garden State Extends Sleeper Berth Idling Exemption Until 2011

A New Jersey sleeper berth exemption for the idling of heavy-duty trucks that was originally scheduled to sunset on May 1, 2010, has been delayed for another year

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Cummins Says 2010 On-Highway Line Better Than Ever

Cummins ISX-15

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Cummins announced its 2010 on-highway engines are now in full production and meeting customers' expectations for better fuel economy and performance. Production of the 2010 engine lineup began in late 2009, swinging into full production in January.

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Environmental Rest Stops Planned For Ohio Turnpike

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced plans to open up two "green" rest areas, powered by renewable energy such as wind or solar power and with electricity for truck drivers to heat or cool their cab

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Tracy Lawrence to Perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Tracy Lawrence

Iowa 80 Truckstop has tapped Tracy Lawrence to perform at the 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 8

Tags: Events

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Grote Opts Out of Shows to Take Work Lamps on Tour

Grote's LED WhightLight Work Lamp Portfolio

Grote Industries has launched its Trilliant Technology Tour, its road show-style program that will highlight the company's group of six high-tech, high-performance LED WhiteLight Work Lamps

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Permanent Repairs Under Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has tapped Flatiron Construction Corporation of Longmont to complete the permanent repairs on Interstate 70 following a rockfall incident March 8

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Exposure During Pregnancy Can Affect Offspring

According to a recent study conducted by the Tokyo University of Science, breathing in diesel exhaust during pregnancy can slow down the brain and motor activity of the mother's offspring

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Brake Manufacturers Council Announces New Web Site

The Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has launched a new web site, www.brakecouncil.org, providing members with an online resource for the latest industry news as well as council events, initiatives and programs

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Event Preview: Mid-America Trucking Show Has Much to Offer

(Photo courtesy of MATS)

This week, more than 950 exhibitors and more than 70,000 projected attendees representing the heavy-duty trucking industry head to Louisville, Ky., for the big Mid-America Trucking Show March 25-27. Show Offerings As an attendee, you'll have access to a variety of show offerings and events, including a lineup of informative, constructive, and trucking-oriented seminars. The featured seminars will cover such topics as sleep apnea, the FMCSA's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

Tags: Events

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider Installs Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Across Fleet

Truckload carrier Schneider National plans to outfit its entire fleet with the Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cover, an aerodynamic wheel cover designed to improve the mpg efficiency of the vehicle

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Aura, Zanotti Team Up For Integrated All-Electric Transport Refrigeration System

Through a strategic partnership, Aura Systems will integrate its AuraGen power generation and management solution with Zanotti's transport refrigeration systems to create an all-electric solutio

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

National Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet Summit to Feature Pickens as Keynote

T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman of BP Capital Management and author of "The Pickens Plan," will provide the keynote address during the National Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Summit in Louisville, Ky., on March 24

Tags: Events

March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Keynote to Address Emerging Technologies

Pegasus TransTech has tapped James P. Hogg, an applied technology expert from the faculty of the University of Central Florida, as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Users Conference

Tags: Events

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Newport Business Media Names Editor of New RoadStar Magazine

Jim Park

Newport Business Media, formerly Newport Communications Group, has named Jim Park editor of the new RoadStar magazine for owner-operators, independent contractors and professional truckers

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

MATS to Stay in Louisville Another 10 Years

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show will continue to hold the big show in Louisville, Ky., at least for the next 10 years

Tags: Events

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Upward Trend; Oil Rises Alongside U.S. Stocks

After the House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill Sunday night, U.S. stocks starting climbing, sending crude oil prices up along with them.

Trucking fleets across the country felt the pinch for the fifth week in a row, as national diesel prices inched up 2.2 cents this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants HOS Exemption for Fertilizer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a temporary waiver from the hours of service rules for transport of anhydrous ammonia during the planting season

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Airworks Compressor Wins Innovation Award For Hybrid Mobile Air Compressor

Airworks Compressors was the winner of the Innovation Award. From left to right are Darryl Weflen, president, Sheila Stang, marketing, and John Engevik, national account manager.

Airworks Compressors Corp. has won the Innovation Award from The Work Truck Show 2010. The company achieved the honor for its new Twister T100 Hybrid mobile air compresso

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Terex Utilities Receives Green Award at Work Truck Show

The Terex Utilities HyPower Hybrid system won The Work Truck Show Green Award for innovation in fuel utilization. Here, Steve Carey from NTEA congratulates Terry Vanconant, Terex marketing communications and promotions coordinator (left).

South Dakota-based Terex Utilities has won The Work Truck Show Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system at the Work Truck Show, held in St. Louis at the beginning of Marc

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Double Coin Tire Achieves SmartWay Verification

Double Coin Holdings, a China-based tire manufacturer, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay list of verified technologies

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ahern, Benesch Gear Up For Trucking and Logistics Conference

Ahern & Associates and Benesch, Attorneys at Law will hold a trucking and logistics seminar on May 25, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix

Tags: Events

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

More Truck Drivers Are Buckling Up

More commercial truck and bus drivers are buckling up these days, with 74 percent of them using their safety belts in 2009

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