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June 11, 2009 - Industry News

GreatWest Kenworth Brings Home Medium-Duty Dealer Award

GreatWest Kenworth President Jeff Storwick (center) accepts his award from Bill Kozek (left), Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president, and Gary Moore (right), Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

Kenworth recognized GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary, Albany, as 2008 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast About Cutting Maintenance Costs

The Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload Academy is hosting a webcast titled "Ratcheting Down Your Maintenance Costs," on July 1, 2009

Tags: Events

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Gives Out Driver Awards

FFE honored drivers and owner-operators from its refrigerated fleet and its Lisa Motor Lines division at a recent lunchtime cookout

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

Gainey's New Deal May Save the Company

Gainey Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., might escape bankruptcy if creditors accept a reorganization plan, which would involve receiving 40 cents on the dollar

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Technology Lands New York Testing Project

The New York State Department of Transportation has tapped Volvo Technology North American to lead the effort in developing and demonstrating a Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure Integration program

Tags: Highways

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Echo Acquires Brokerage Firm

Echo Global Logistics, a transportation management firm, has purchased Raytrans Distribution Services, a transportation brokerage firm

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Further Expands into Michigan

Paccar Leasing Company has added a full-service lease location in Lansing, Mich., which will be operated by Eastern Michigan PacLease

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Sees April Decline

For the month of April, the Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.2 percent from its March level, the lowest level in seven years, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Truckers Have Rosy Economic Outlook

Truckers expressed a hopeful outlook on the future of the economy in a recent survey.

Tags: Economy

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Seek Financial Assistance from Government

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, this week submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of the Treasury outlining immediate actions needed to stabilize the deteriorating situation for motor vehicle parts suppliers

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Believe Technologies Can Save

In response to the economic downturn and fuel price volatility, fleet managers expect to implement new and advanced technologies, greatly expanding this market, according to a recent study

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

FTR Freight Transportation Conference Starts Aug. 25

FTR Associates, a transportation forecaster, has put its 2009 "Freight Transportation" conference on the radar screen for Aug. 25-27, with economic and transportation industry experts slated to speak

Tags: Events

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Transportation Policy Group Calls for Greater Funding Scrutiny

The Bipartisan Policy Center's National Transportation Policy Project has released its proposal for changing federal surface transportation policy, which includes restructuring federal programs, updating the criteria for formulas and creating a performance-based syste

Tags: Highways

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Taps NTSB Member as Chairman of Agency

Hersman holds a CDL.

President Obama plans to name Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, according to a White House announcement Tuesday

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Recognizes Dealers of the Year

Volvo Trucks has named M&K Quality Truck Sales as its U.S. Dealer of the Year for 2008 and Beaver Truck Centre as Canada Dealer of the Year

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Pape Kenworth Promotes Laird to President

Dave Laird has been promoted to the position of president of Pape Kenworth, the trucking division of the Pape Group

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Takes Cap-and-Trade Issues to Congress

The American Trucking Associations told Congres this week that a cap-and-trade program would result in significant costs to the trucking industry and American consumers

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Texas Kenworth Takes Home Dealer Award

Kenworth of South Texas was recognized as 2008 Kenworth Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Daimler Donates Hybrid Truck to Food Rescue Effort

Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit that provides mobile food rescue services, has added its first hybrid-powered truck to its fleet

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, American LaFrance Mull Joint Venture

At a waste expo Tuesday, Navistar displayed a new truck in its International line based on an existing American LaFrance low cab-over engine platform

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Adopts New Safety Agenda

The American Trucking Associations has adopted a new safety agenda aimed at significantly expanding trucking's role in the national conversation about highway safety

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Government Ups Oil, Fuel Price Predictions

The Department of Energy is expecting crude oil and diesel prices to be higher in the second half of the year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Canada Developing National EOBR Standard

The Canadian government has mandated the Council of Motor Transport Administrators to implement a National Safety Code standard for electronic onboard recorders, in respond to a request from the Canadian Trucking Alliance

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Second-Generation Biodiesels Perform Well in Daimler Testing

Fueling of a Mercedes-Benz Atego with Diesel from renewable resources.

A European test of second-generation biodiesel fuels made from hydrotreated vegetable oils showed reduced emissions compared to traditional petroleum-based diesel

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

OPS Taps $2.5 Million in Funding

Oil Purification Systems has received $2.5 million in funding from Atlantic Capital Group, Sterling Passive Investments, RDA Ventures, USA Fund and Connecticut Innovations, to grow its line of products and beef up customer service

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