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April 1, 2009 - Industry News

Washington State Jury Rules in Favor of FedEx Ground Independent Contractors

FedEx Ground announced that that a jury In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County ruled that the company's single work area contractors operating in the state are independent business owners, not employees

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens Rules on Fines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gave notice that it is tightening its standards on fines for safety violations.

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Awarded New Volvo Trucks Contract

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a new contract to provide multiple CVG interior products for Volvo Trucks North America.

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009

The American Trucking Associations put out a statement saying it "strongly supports" a bill that would allow states to approve the operation of trucks on Interstates with a gross weight of 97,000 pounds

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

TransCore Secures Long-Term Access to Inmarsat Satellites

TransCore announces the sale of GlobalWave satellite communications assets to Ottawa-based SkyWave Mobile Communications. Additionally today, Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, will make a 19 percent strategic investment in privately held SkyWave.

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Bill in House Would Address Truck Weights

A bill that would allow states to authorize an increase in their weight limits on Interstate highways was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday.

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

RoadCookin' Gang Joins Sirius Program

The Roadcookin' Gang announced they will now be appearing monthly on "The Lockridge Report" on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Road Dog Trucking Channel.

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Implements Cheetah

Cheetah Software Services, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation logistics solutions provider, announced that Central Freight Lines has implemented the Cheetah Freight solution

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Driver Achieves Two Million Accident-Free Miles

Rick Suchy, a professional truck driver, achieved 2 million miles of safe driving without an accident. Suchy is a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload freight carrier and the largest subsidiary of Con-way Inc.

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for January

Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico was 27.2 percent lower in January 2009 than in January 2008, dropping to $47.5 billion, the biggest year-to-year percentage decline on record

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Selects PeopleNet

Old Dominion Freight Line, Thomasville, N.C., selected PeopleNet as its provider of onboard communications and fleet management solutions for its fleet of more than 5,100 trucks

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Expands West Coast Services

Frozen Food Express Industries is expanding its regional service on the West Coast

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Trackwell ADS Receives Funding for North American Expansion

Trackwell ADS, the U.S. subsidiary of Iceland-based Trackwell, has announced an investment by Frumtak, an Icelandic investment fund comprised of the three major banks in Iceland and six major pension funds.

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

ACOFAS Announces Hydraulic Brake and Computer Diagnostics Training

ACOFAS, the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, announced its 2009 Technician Training Clinic schedule and course content

Tags: Events

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Accelerates Transit Times from Washington's Tri-Cities Area to Eastern Idaho

Con-way Freight is accelerating transit times between Washington's Tri-Cities area and eastern Idaho to support local business needs for faster deliveries during the region's peak planting season for the agricultural industry

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Turbo Technologies to Consolidate Production in Charleston

Cummins Turbo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., is consolidating its turbocharger operations in Charleston, S.C., into a single facility over the next 18 months

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise, Crude Falls

The average price of diesel fuel nationwide jumped 13.1 cents last week, according to Monday's report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens 15th Location in Texas

FleetPride has acquired the assets of Pro Truck & Trailer Supply, which is FleetPride's 15th location in Texas.

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum to Host Free Webinar

The Diesel Technology Forum announced it will host a free webinar on April 9 on "Diesel Fuel: Production, Demand and Prices.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Goodyear Teams with Boss Truck Shops for On-Highway Service

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems is expanding its on-highway service network through a relationship with Bosselman's Boss Truck Shops

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Saltzgiver to Talk About Managing Fleet Costs at Dossier User Group

Steven Wayne Saltzgiver, fleet director for the state of Georgia, will be keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Dossier User Group.

Tags: Events

March 29, 2009 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan: Snap-on Has Best Tool Storage

Snap-on has been recognized as having the "Overall Best Tool Storage in the United States" on the basis of Frost & Sullivan's independent research

March 29, 2009 - Industry News

Midwestern LTL Closes Doors

Mid-States Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Aurora, Ill., shut down all of its 26 facilities in nine states last week due to a lack of funding,

March 27, 2009 - Industry News

Zero-Emission Trucks to Be Assembled in Kansas City

The Smith Newton electric truck was displayed at the NTEA Work Truck Show earlier this month.

Smith Electric Vehicles plans to assemble all-electric zero-emission commercial vehicles in Kansas City, Mo

March 27, 2009 - Industry News

Averitt Improves LTL Service in Virginia, Adds New Points in Maryland and West Virginia

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has improved its LTL service in Virginia and has expanded its LTL coverage into new points in Maryland and West Virginia

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