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August 28, 2009 - Industry News

Smaller GDP Drop Positive Sign

Real Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and services produced by labor and property in the U.S., dropped at an annual rate of 1 percent in the second quarter of 2009, a much smaller decrease from the first quarte

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

C.R. England Off the Hook For '05 Accident

A Portland jury held C.R. England not responsible for a 2005 traffic accident involving one its drivers and an 85-year-old woman, who was seriously injure

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Makes External ABS Lamp Rule Permanent

In a final rule, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has made permanent an existing rule requiring that trailers with antilock brake systems be equipped with an external antilock malfunction indicator lam

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Visits Eaton's Hybrid Village

Joe Palchak, Eaton's president of the Vehicle Group, left, and Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager of Hybrid Power Systems, center, shows Governor Jennifer Granholm a cutaway of Eaton's commercial vehicle hybrid electric power system.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm paid a visit to Eaton Thursday to get a rundown on how the company was putting its grant money to wor

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants Taking EPA 2010 On Tour

Shell Lubricants is going on tour this month, making stops at 10 cities as part of its 2010 Emissions Symposium

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Taps Suter as New CEO

Florida-based freight carrier Trailer Bridge has tapped Ivy Barton Suter as its new CEO, replacing Ralph Heim, who has served as interim CEO since December

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Brenntag Completes DEF Sales Certification Program

Brenntag North America, a chemical distribution company, recently held a three-week diesel exhaust fluid sales certification program for 10 participants

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer for Turnaround

The board of directors of less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide has appointed Richard Williamson as its new chief strategy office

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Saves $83 Million For Customers in 2Q

Customers of GE Capital Fleet Services saved $83 million in aggregate during the second quarter of 200

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Datamonitor Offers Outlook for Global Express Industry

It will likely take until late next year before the global express market escapes the economic doldrums, according to new research by independent market analyst Datamonitor

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

TRALA to Host Free Webinar on 2010 Engine Technologies

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association will present a free web conference on 2010 engine emission technologie

Tags: Events

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Shells Out $300 Million To Fund Clean Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy is shelling out $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities progra

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

NATDA Runs Out of Exhibitor Space for Trade Show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association has sold out of exhibitor space for the 2009 NATDA Trade Show and Convention, despite expanding space by 60 percent from last yea

Tags: Events

August 27, 2009 - Industry News

SMC3 Gears Up for Winter Conference

SMC3 has announced the agenda and speaker line-up for its educational and networking conference, "2010 Jump Start: Supply Chain's Look Ahead," Jan. 19-20 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Networkfleet Reaches 10-Year Milestone

Networkfleet has reached the 10-year mark of providing wireless fleet management solutions to more than 100,000 subscriber vehicles in the U.S

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Boost in Durable Goods Shipments Offers Hope For Trucking

Shipments of manufactured durable goods were up $3.5 billion, or 2 percent, to $173.1 billion in July, following a 0.7 percent boost in Jun

Tags: Economy

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Company Failures Decline in the 2Q

The number of trucking companies that filed for bankruptcy fell to 370 during the second quarter, a 61.9 percent drop from the second quarter of 2008 when it was 97

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Defends Truck Safety Record

The American Trucking Associations says a report released this week by a group representing trial lawyers, claiming that more than 28,000 motor carriers have been violating federal safety regulations, ignores key truck safety facts

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Rises 2.1 Percent in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 2.1 percent in July, raising the index to 101.

Tags: Economy

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

OEConnection to Offer Services to International Dealers

OEConnection President and CEO Charles Rotuno sits in a new 2009 International LoneStar truck.

Through an agreement with Navistar, OEConnection, an online parts and service exchange, will implement its supply chain solutions at International truck dealerships in the U.S. and Canad

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Mulls Safety Exam for New Entrants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, requesting comments from the industry on whether the agency should require new carrier applicants to pass a safety examinatio

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Anti-Indemnification Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed an anti-indemnification bill into law Tuesday night, which protects motor carriers against shipper contracts that hold carriers accountable for the shipper's negligenc

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

SmartDrive Program Found to Reduce Driver Distraction

Commercial drivers can reduce the risks related to distraction by 50 percent or more by using the SmartDrive Measured Safety Progra

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Forges Ahead With LCV Program

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is under way with its pilot program for long combination vehicle

August 25, 2009 - Industry News

Coalition Working on SmartWay Program for Port Drayage Trucks

The Coalition for Responsible Transportation has committed to forming a national SmartWay certification program and rating system for green port drayage trucks, thanks to a new partnership with the EPA's SmartWay Transport Program

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