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April 30, 2009 - Industry News

UDOT Announces Interstate Construction Projects Affecting Truckers

The Utah Department of Transportation announced four nighttime interstate closures that will occur over the weekend. These projects start the summer construction season and launch UDOT's iTruck.com campaign, an interactive Web site offering advanced notice of road closures and delay

Tags: Highways

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Opens Mascot Reman Facility at Mississauga Ontario

Consolidating activities from three smaller facilities into one, ArvinMeritor this week officially opened a drivetrain component remanufacturing facility for Mascot Truck Parts

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson, Cascade Sierra Team Up To Help Trucking Cut Emissions

C.H. Robinson Worldwide and non-profit organization Cascade Sierra Solutions announced they will work together to help motor carriers reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions

April 29, 2009 - Industry News

Event Looks for Ways to Drive Trucking Efficiency Forward

Finding ways to transform an industry described as disconnected, entangled, costly, entrenched, and conservative was the challenge of 40 experts gathered at Rocky Mountain Institute's April 14-16 Transformational Trucking Charrette in Denver

April 29, 2009 - Industry News

Chief Technology Officer Nominee to Moderate Roundtable at ITS Meeting

President Obama's nominee for U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, will moderate a Chief Technology Officers roundtable during the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition on June 1

Tags: Events

April 29, 2009 - Industry News

Cummins Filtration Hosting Webinar on Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Cummins Filtration will be hosting a webinar on diesel exhaust fluid on May 7

Tags: Events

April 29, 2009 - Industry News

McLeod Software Acquires Logistics Software and Services Provider

McLeod Software announced the purchase of iLENS (Integrated Logistics Execution Network Systems), a logistics software company that provides freight procurement, load execution and spot market software as well as consulting services for shippers, carriers and 3PLs

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Death of Trucker Prompts Truck Parking Bill

A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide grant money to increase security and improve conditions for truck parking across the country

April 28, 2009 - Industry News

Mission, Texas

Officials in Mission, Texas, announced the Anzalduas International Crossing, America's newest border crossing into Mexico, will be finished later this fall

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

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