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January 24, 2010 - Industry News

Economists Say Better Days Ahead, But Growth to be Moderate

The worst is behind us, but economic recovery will likely be slower than we would like, according to two economic analysts speaking at last week's Heavy Duty Dialogue, a one-day business conference for heavy-duty suppliers

Tags: Economy

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Takes Weight Enforcement to the Next Level

During a one-day enforcement event of truck size and weight laws on Jan. 14, Oregon Department of Transportation's Motor Carrier Transportation Division and Portland Police Bureau weighed more than 200 trucks

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Most U.S. Drivers Obey Speed Limits

The fastest road is Interstate 15 in Utah and Nevada, while the slowest highways can be found in Washington, D.C.

The average U.S. drivers stays within the speed limit range on most urban and rural interstate highways, according to data collected using TomTom's map business unit Tele Atlas

Tags: Highways

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA Presents Awards to Top Movers in the Country

The American Moving & Storage Association has named the top van operators and safest company fleets in the U.S. moving industry as parts of its annual awards

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Hydraulic Hybrid Retrofit Program for Refuse Trucks

Eaton is signing up independent service partners to begin installing retrofit versions of its Hydraulic Launch Assist, or HLA, hybrid power system for refuse trucks later this year

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

TransCore Freight Index Shows Strong Year-Over-Year Figures

December availability of spot market freight saw a 103 percent year-over-year boost, rising to twice the level achieved in December 2008

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Doran Manufacturing Celebrates 55 Years in Business

Cincinnati-based Doran Manufacturing recently celebrated being in business for 55 years, with an internal celebration with employees

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Triangle Suspension to Expand Into Southeast

Triangle Suspension Systems said it plans to open a new regional distribution center to serve the southeast leaf spring and suspension market

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

HDAJ Recognizes Top 5 Aftermarket Products

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal announced the winners of its Top 5 2010 Aftermarket Products during an awards luncheon Thursday, as Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week wrapped things up in Las Vegas

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Moore Freight Service, Great Logistics Expand Services to Mexico

Customers of MFS and GL now have the option of transporting goods to Mexico.

Moore Freight Service (MFS), a company specializing in flat glass transportation, and Great Logistics (GL), a logistics and van company, have expanded their services to Mexico

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Chrome Shop Mafia Adds Flair to New Freightliner Trucks

The enhanced Coronado includes a custom four-color paint job, a stainless steel sun visor, hub covers, fiberglass double hump fenders, custom frame covers and more.

The Chrome Shop Mafia, which overhauls heavy-duty trucks, recently had the opportunity to customize two brand new Freightliner trucks, the Cascadia and Coronado

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Trailer Shipments Reach Lowest Since 1978

Trailer factory shipments did not hold up too well in 2009.

Despite the fact that December had the highest monthly total of trailer shipments for 2009, shipments for the full year were down 44 percent from 200

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

TEC President Delivers Medical Team to Haiti

TEC Equipment President and CEO Dave Thompson piloted the flight carrying the medical professionals, and landed safely in Haiti Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of TEC Equipment)

Portland, Ore.-based TEC Equipment has completed its mission to get a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals from Medical Teams International to Haiti

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Reiterates Enforcement of Airborne Toxic Control Measure

Refrigerated carriers in California should be compliant with the Transport Refrigeration Unit Airborne Toxic Control Measure, unless they want a citation from CARB inspectors.

The California Air Resources Board has began enforcing its Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) in-use performance standards earlier this month, contrary to rumors that the measure is on hold

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 22 New Locations

Paccar Leasing Company continues its expansion with 22 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, bringing the number of locations worldwide to over 400

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Meritor Wabco Celebrates 20 Years of Offering Parts

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has reached the 20-year mark of providing commercial vehicle braking and active safety systems

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Roadside Medical, WIT Announce Finalists For Fitness Challenge

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab and Women in Trucking have chosen the 10 finalists to compete in their Women Trucker Roadside Medical Challenge

Tags: Events

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Schneider, FreightWatch Gear Up For Cargo Security Audio Conference Next Week

Schneider National and FreightWatch International will participate in an audio conference covering the topic of supply chain security

Tags: Events

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

YRC Schedules Special Shareholders Meeting

At the special shareholders meeting, YRC will take a vote on amendments to the certificate of incorporation.

YRC Worldwide will hold a special stockholders meeting on Feb. 17 to solidify details of its $470 million debt-for-equity swap, which was approved Dec. 3

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Sets Up Trucker Shelters Amid Winter Storm

Extreme weather is hitting parts of northern Arizona.

Although the Arizona Department of Transportation temporarily shuttered 13 highway rest stops a few months ago, the state is planning on setting up shelters where truck drivers can pull over in the extreme weathe

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

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