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April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Watching Swine Flu Outbreak

The trucking industry is cautiously watching developments as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control upgraded their pandemic outbreak alerts Tuesday

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Alliant Adds Filters, Connectors

Alliant Power, Madison, Wis., has added a number of new products to its offerings

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Vero Beach TA Reopens After Renovations

TravelCenters of America announced the completion of its Vero Beach, Fla., renovation project.

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Honors BCOs as Roadstars

Landstar System has recognized 18 of its owner-operators, which it calls business capacity owners, as Landstar Roadstars

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

ACS Expedited Signs 10-Year Agreement with TravelCenters of America

Affiliated Computer Services announced a 10-year extension to its agreement with TravelCenters of America to place TripPak Truck Stop Scanning services and TripPak Express drop boxes at all TA and Petro Stopping Center locations

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

OAC Recognizes 25-Year Members

Rick Linville of Midwest Truck Auto Parts in Chicago is one of four new members inducted into the Overseas Automotive Council's Quarter Century Club, which honors members on the 25th anniversary of their enrollment

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Appeals Court: Flying J Can't Require Merchants to Accept Card

A federal appeals court ruled that just because Flying J has a licensing agreement giving it access to Comdata's credit car processing network, that doesn't mean Flying J can require merchants to accept proprietary functions on its trucker fleet cards

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Need to be More Aware of Counterfeits

Fleet managers and technicians need to be more aware of the problem of counterfeit parts and how to identify them, according to a survey by the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Paccar Earnings Down, But Beat Expectations

Paccar reported lower revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2009, but beat analysts' expectations

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Pressure Systems International Recognizes Utility Trailer

Pressure Systems International presented Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company with its 2008 Customer Excellence Award

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Approves $42 million in Grants

The California Air Resources Board last week approved $42 million in AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program projects that will accelerate the commercialization of clean engine technologies

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

TCA Webinar Looks at Legal Aspects of Downsizing

In the second of its three-part webinar series on navigating the economic downturn, the Truckload Carriers Association will focus on the legal aspects of downsizing Thursday, April 30

Tags: Events

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Fall

The average price of diesel fuel fell 2 cents this week to $2.201, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Judge to Enjoin Key Elements of the Long Beach and LA Ports' Concession Plans

Judge Christina Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Monday made a tentative ruling to enjoin many of the principal elements of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles' Concession Plans

Tags: Intermodal

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Report: Highway and Bridge Spending Needs to Double Just to Keep Up

By 2015, a new report says, governments at all levels will need to more than double their spending on highways and bridges to keep up with increased traffic, freight congestion, the demands of aging highways and bridges

Tags: Highways

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Plunges 4.5 Percent

Gains in the American Trucking Associations' truck tonnage index from the first two months of the year were erased in March

Tags: Economy

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Gets Hybrid Certification from California Air Resources Board

Navistar says it's the first truck and bus manufacturer to receive total hybrid vehicle certification from the California Air Resources Board for improving fuel economy and overall emissions

April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Technology Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) last week re-introduced the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2009 (H.R. 2024

April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Customers Discuss SCR on Camera

Fleet managers and drivers can hear straight from their peers about how selective catalytic reduction (SCR) works in the real world as Volvo and Mack customers talk about their experiences in online videos

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement Would See Costco Address 'Hot Fuel' Issue

To settle a lawsuit, Costco has agreed to change pumps in the hottest regions of the country so they compensate for the fact that fuel at higher temperatures offers consumers less energy for their dollar

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Challenger Opens New British Columbia Terminal

Challenger Motor Freight opened a new 10-acre terminal, drivers amenities centre and offices - more than doubling its previous space - in Aldergrove, British Columbia

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

National Share the Road Highway Safety Program Visits U.S. DOT for Take Your Child to Work Day

Life-saving highway driving tips were presented today by top professional truck drivers Thursday as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bring Your Child to Work Day activities

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Still Waiting for Good News

Some are seeing indications of economic recovery, but trucking, a traditional early indicator of the economy's direction, is still waiting for good news

Tags: Economy

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Locke, Levin, Donohue to Speak at MEMA Legislative Summit

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is the latest speaker to join a stellar presentation line-up at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Legislative Summit, April 29-30.

Tags: Events

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Republic Services, Mack Partner to Test Hybrid, SCR

Republic Services and Mack Trucks have formed a partnership that allows Republic to field-test four pre-production diesel garbage trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction technology and to field test the first American-built Mack Diesel Hybrid garbage truck

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