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June 8, 2009 - Industry News

General Motors Drops Midrange Trucks as Bankruptcy Throes Continue

General Motors, continuing to swing its financial ax since declaring bankruptcy a week ago, announced Monday that it will drop its medium-duty truck line by the end of July

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Elicits Continued Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has garnered additional support from seven members of Congress

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Honored by SmartWay

YRC Worldwide has received the highest ranking from the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership program, for the fifth consecutive year

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

GM Shutting Down Medium-Duty Operations

General Motors has decided to shut down its medium-duty truck operations

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Recognized as Carrier of the Year

Southeastern Freight Lines has been honored by the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council in the 2009 Carrier of the Year Awards, marking the eighth time the company has been recognized

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Shippers Group Wants Higher Truck Weight Limits

More than 100 associations and companies, including the National Private Truck Council, the Agricultural Transportation Efficiency Coalition and big companies like Kraft Foods and International Paper, today launched a coalition asking Congress to raise the truck weight limit

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Location in Rotterdam, N.Y.

Pilot has opened a new travel center in Rotterdam, N.Y., off of Interstate 88

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

SC&RA Recognizes Hauling Job Winners

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has named the winners of the Hauling Job of the Year Awards, including Barnhart, Energy Transportation and Tradelossa Heavy Haul & Rigging

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

ChemLogix Beefs Up BulkTainer Intermodal Operations

ChemLogix has recently purchased 20 new ISO tank containers in an effort to grow its BulkTainer intermodal business

Tags: Intermodal

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Groups Call for Action on Energy Speculation

As oil prices rose over $70 per barrel last week and Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for oil prices, the American Trucking Associations joined a coalition of trade associations asking Congress to rein in excessive speculation in the commodities markets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Announces Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes

Iowa80.com, the trucking accessory retailer, has announced its Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. Commercial drivers will have the chance to win a $500 Iowa 80 Gift Card

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Address Redundant Background Checks

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would address the issue of redundant background checks for port and hazmat truck drivers

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Maryland Trucking Advocate as FMCSA Administrator

President Barack Obama has chosen to nominate Anne Ferro as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement Thursday

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Leading Fleet Execs Talk About 2010

A panel of trucking executives known for their innovative equipment specs say they're fairly comfortable with and even looking forward to selective catalytic reduction technology for 2010 emissions regulations, but they're not ruling out Navistar's enhanced-EGR approach

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Truckers Negotiate Agreement with Supervalu Over Lumping Allegations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has reached a tentative settlement with Supervalu, the retail grocery company

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Lillibridge Wins Continental's Fuel Savings Championship

Continental Tire North America has named Lillibridge Transportation as Fuel Savings Champion of the tire company's inaugural "Beat the Best" competition

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Trust Fund Shortfall Underscores Highway Crisis

Highway trust fund money is running out at a critical time.

Time is running out for Congress on two critical highway issues. The most immediate problem is that the Highway Trust Fund will burn through its cash balance perhaps as soon as August

Tags: Highways

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

New Life Purchases Trailmobile Parts

New Life Transport Parts Center has acquired Trailmobile Parts, giving the company exclusive rights to the distribution of Trailmobile's aftermarket repair parts

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Transport America Recruiting Drivers

As a result of a 15 percent increase in freight volumes, Transport America is soliciting the services of drivers, primarily in the Midwest

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

BorgSolutions Rebrands Flagship Offering

BorgSolutions has rebranded its flagship fleet maintenance management platform Astral, which has been renamed Borg Fleet

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Driver Distraction Related to Truck Crashes

Driver distraction, from cell phone use to dispatching devices, was involved in 100 percent of commercial vehicles crashes in a recent study

June 3, 2009 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Takes Home Another NAPA Award

Phillips Industries has won the NAPA Heavy-Duty Supplier of the Year Award,

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ag Transporters Refute Hours Exemption Criticism

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations released a critique Tuesday refuting allegations of safety concerns with hours-of-service exemptions

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Cleans House

Struggling LTL giant YRC Worldwide announced it's reorganizing its leadership structure, with four executives leaving the company

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Honored for Environmental Stewardship

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. was honored recently by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its commitment to recycling and waste reduction

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