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July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Second Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fell 1.4 cents last week, the second consecutive weekly dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

VDOT Announces Upcoming Rest Stop Closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation has posted electronic message signs announcing rest area closures slated for July 21

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Carriers See Modest Economic Improvement

Truckload carriers had a somewhat rosy outlook on the state of the economy and expect things to improve in the coming month

Tags: Economy

July 5, 2009 - Industry News

River States Opens New Dealership

River States Truck and Trailer opened its third full-service Freightliner dealership, located in Roberts, Wis

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

West Virginia Hikes Tolls on State Turnpike

The West Virginia Parkways Economic Development and Tourism Authority has increased tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike, the first toll hike in 28 years

Tags: Highways

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Safety Improved in 2008

The number of traffic fatalities continued to fall in 2008, reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatalities dropped 9.7 percent between 2007 and 2008, from 41,259 to 37,261. The economic slowdown was undoubtedly a factor but the fatal accident rate also fell to an historic low of an estimated 1.27 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Happy Independence Day

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Friday, July 3, as Newport Communications offices are closed for the Independence Day holiday. News will resume Monday, July 6. In the meantime, browse through our new and improved web site

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Roadway Conditions Key to Saving Lives

Roadway conditions were found to be a significant factor contributing to U.S. highway fatalities, accounting for more than half of death

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Pushes Back TRU Compliance Deadlines

The California Air Resources Board has pushed back its deadline for compliance with the state's strict new emissions rules for reefer units

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Landstar Acquires Premier Logistics, A3 Integration

Landstar System has purchased Premier Logistics and A3 Intregation, supply chain transportation integration companies

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

N.C., Nevada County Vote to Raise Fuel Tax

North Carolina and Washoe County, Nev., have enacted laws to increase fuel taxes to save revenu

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Parts Conference Goes Online

Navistar Parts held its "Power Up" Virtual Conference and Sales Expo recently, an online gathering of more than 1,600 International and ICTM Bus dealer parts employees

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Study: Fleets Leaning Toward SCR for 2010

With six months to go before the new EPA 2010 emissions standards for heavy duty diesel engines go into effect, a national research study shows that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains higher than increased EGR

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Grote Industries Expands European Presence

Grote Industries has relocated its European headquarters to Niederwinkling, near Straubing, Germany, as a result of growth and increased demand for its LED products

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Maverick Comes Out Ahead in Arkansas Championship

Maverick Transportation accepts awards after competing in the Arkansas Trucking Championships last week.

Maverick Transportation took home several individual and team awards at the Arkansas Trucking Championships last week in Springdale, Ark

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Talbert Honors Top Dealers

Talbert Manufacturing has honored its top dealers for their achievements in sales and service throughout the past year

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

North American Land Trade Fell 33.1 Percent in April

Surface transportation trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico dropped 33.1 percent in April 2009 from April 200

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off Next Week

The 30th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off next week, July 9-10, at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

Western Express Completes Consolidation With SMX

Western Express will now operate as one company and under one name following its acquisition of Smithway Motor Express in October 2007

June 30, 2009 - Industry News

Two Online Trucking Portals Merge

Layover.com has purchased Truck.net, resulting in a merger of two of the oldest online information portals for truck drivers

June 30, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Kicks Off SCR Education Tour

Volvo Trucks North America is marketing its EPA 2010 emissions technology during its "No Regen Engine" tou

June 30, 2009 - Industry News

Rogers Brothers Taps Highlift to Distribute its Trailers

Rogers Brothers has tapped Highlift, a Midwest Tractor company, as its newest authorized distributor for Rogers trailers in Ohio and parts of Kentucky and Indiana

June 30, 2009 - Industry News

Clean Energy Opens New Natural Gas Station near LA Ports

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has launched a new natural gas truck fueling station on a 2.9-acre site next to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Manufacturing Is In a Long-Distance Race, Says ArvinMeritor Chief

The story of global commerce in recent times has been about the relocation of production to places where labor costs the least, a trend that has been damaging to U.S. competitiveness. Service industries have grown while manufacturing has shrunk, a combination that limits the outlook for long-term U.S. prosperity. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Chip McClure, Chairman, CEO and President of ArvinMeritor

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dive Since April

The price of diesel may have hit a peak last week, dropping 0.8 cents this week, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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