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July 14, 2009 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Develop Algae-Based BioFuels

ExxonMobil has formed an alliance with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop biofuels using photosynthetic algae

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Heartland Wary of Economy Despite Improvements

Heartland Express saw increased revenue and earnings per share in the second quarter, but operating revenues dropped as a result of a reduction in fuel surcharge revenues and the economic downturn

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot, Flying J Announce Merger

Flying J and Pilot Travel Centers have entered into a preliminary merger agreement that will allow Flying J's travel plaza business to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Mendez as FHWA Administrator

Victor Mendez, President Barack Obama's choice as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, was confirmed by the Senate in his new role Monda

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Medium-duty Production Takes a Hit

Medium-duty production is expected to be down 44 percent in 2009, and will recover only half of that in 2010

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Attracts Tens of Thousands

The free concert by Aaron Tippin attracted nearly 10,000 people during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop attracted tens of thousands of people last week to the festivitie

Tags: Events

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific Offer Expedited Intermodal Service

Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad have teamed up to offer a new expedited intermodal service for refrigerated trailer shippers between Los Angeles and Atlanta

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands Florida Reach With Fleet Supply Acquisition

FleetPride has purchased Tallahassee, Fla.-based Fleet Suppl

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Stresses Border Issues

David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, is calling for increased attention in addressing border problems between the U.S. and Canada before traffic levels pick back up

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down 5.2 Cents From Last Week

Diesel is down another 5.2 cents per gallon from last week, a 7.4-cent drop from a high of $2.616 on June 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Gears up for Engine Launch

Navistar is gearing up to launch its advanced exhaust gas recirculation MaxxForce engines in the next few months, following current engine testing

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys International Trade & Commerce

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has acquired International Trade & Commerce, a U.S. customs brokerage compan

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Economic Analysts Tell Refrigerated Carriers Recovery Will Be Gradual

Cautious would be the word to summarize Bob Costello's comments on the economy at last week's meeting of the Refrigerated Division of the Truckload Carriers Association. Perhaps even cautiously optimistic. Costello is the American Trucking Associations' chief economist. He complimented the refrigerated haulers on being less affected by the economic downturn than other fleets, a direct consequence of people's need to eat no matter the general state of the economy.

Tags: Economy

July 12, 2009 - Industry News

HDAW 2010 Conference Leadership Announced

The organizers of the fifth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference have named the leadership team for the HDAW '10 conference, to be held January 18-21, 2010, at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

DriveCam System Reduces Risky Driving, Study Finds

DriveCam's Driver Risk Management Program reduced the number of risky driving events by 52.2 percent and 37 percent for two separate fleet

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

GM's Escape from Bankruptcy Offers Some Hope for Car Haulers

General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy as a new, leaner company with the help of $50 billion in emergency financing from the federal government. The news offers some hope for car and auto parts haulers

July 10, 2009 - Industry News

NTEA Honors New Members for Safety and Quality

The National Truck Equipment Association has honored eight member companies and requalified 16 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Port of NY/NJ Gets over $11 Million for Clean Air Initiative

The Port of New York and New Jersey will implement a Comprehensive Clean Air Strategy with grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, totaling $9.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively.

Tags: Intermodal

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Construction on I-57 starts in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be reconstructing the southbound side of Interstate 57 from Benton to the Franklin/Jefferson County line, starting July 13

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Suppliers More Optimistic

Heavy-duty manufacturers and suppliers are becoming more optimistic about business, according to a quarterly survey of members by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Lowest in 12 Years

The Freight Transportation Services Index dropped 0.6 percent in May from April, the third consecutive monthly decline and its lowest level in 12 year

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar Reorganizes Engine Group By Region

Navistar Engine Group has reorganized its business units to focus on North America, South America and Global, and has made new appointments to accommodate the change

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Cops Plan Weeklong Enforcement of UCR

The Michigan State Police Traffic Safety Division will perform a weeklong enforcement blitz, checking for Unified Carrier Registration, starting July 12

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree to Serve 8-Foot Cake

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will hold a cake cutting on Friday, July 10, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Jamboree as well as the 45th Anniversary of Iowa 80 Truckstop, where the event is being held

Tags: Events

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Hill Bros. Earn High Score From SmartWay

Hill Bros. Transportation has been recognized with the highest score offered by the EPA's SmartWay progra

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