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May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Yokohama Tire Becomes SmartWay Shipper

Yokohama Tire is now a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay clan, as the company has been named a partner in the program recently

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Safety Managers Honored

The Georgia Motor Truck Association and the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association have honored two of Con-way Freight's safety managers as Safety Professionals of the Year

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Schneider Takes Intermodal Service to the East

The eastern United States can now choose Schneider National for intermodal service, with Schneider's new Eastern Core Intermodal Service

Tags: Intermodal

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Capacity Terminal Tractors to Use Navistar V-8 Diesel Engines

Capacity of Texas will soon see MaxxForce 7 engines in its terminal tractors, thanks to a recent partnership with Navistar Engine Group

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Dealers of the Year

Peterbilt honored its 2008 North American Dealer of the Year and Medium Duty Dealer of the Year at the Peterbilt Annual Dealer Meeting

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts a 44 Percent Boost in Energy Use by 2030

The Energy Information Administration predicts that world energy use will increase 44 percent between 2006 and 2030 and that oil prices will rise to $130 per barrel by 2030

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

Calif. Truck Jam Coming Aug. 1

California Truck Jamboree will present its annual California Truck Jam on Aug. 1 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif

Tags: Events

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

ECLC Debuts First Truck Show June 13

East Coast Large Cars will host its First Annual Truck Show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, N.J., on June 13

Tags: Events

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

The University of the Aftermarket Goes Online

The University of the Aftermarket has rolled out a new web site, which includes on-demand video programming and registration for online and in-person courses

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

SBA Determined to Share ARC Wealth

The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced a 100-percent guarantee program for America's Recovery Capital loans, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need temporary relief

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

PTDI Adds to List of Certified Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its list of North American truck driver training schools offering PTDI-certified courses, including two new ones in Ontario and two in the U.S

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

Marsh Canada Debuts Online Driver Training

Insurance company Marsh Canada has created an online driver training system to help fleets boost the quality of their drivers

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

Shell Rotella Gears up for Annual Event

The 27th Shell Rotella SuperRigs will include a free concert by country music singer Cody McCarver and the "Big Rig Lights" contest

Tags: Events

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Info Systems Program Needs More Time, GAO Says

A weak link in the national truck safety program is the inability of one state to check the status of a trucking company in another state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a long-term project to close this ga

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Freight Puts Northeast Kansas on the Map

UPS Freight is reducing transit times and expanding direct routing to and from northeast Kansas

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Limit Spread of Tolling On National Highway System

The "Freedom from Tolls Act," introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), would limit the spread of tolling on federal highways

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas, Oil Prices all up this Week

Diesel prices rose for the third week in a row, up 4.3 cents to a national average of $2.274, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Falls Again, to Lowest Since 2001

The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.2 percent in April, after plunging 4.5 percent in March

Tags: Economy

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Valley Air District Offers Grants for New Diesel Trucks

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in California has launched the Voucher Incentive Program, which will offer money to small fleets to replace older, polluting trucks with newer ones

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Jim Palmer Trucking Escapes Bankruptcy

A Missoula, Mont., bankruptcy judge approved a reorganization plan for Jim Palmer Trucking May 8, allowing the company to escape Chapter 11

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Love's Introduces 25th Tire Care Center With Michelin

Love's Travel Stops opened its 25th truck tire care service location under its partnership with Michelin Americas Truck Tires

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Manac Picks up Assets from Trailmobile

Manac acquired certain assets of defunct Trailmobile Canada as part of the company's asset liquidation process during the first week of May.

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Pride Honors Service Expert of 2008

John Wensel, owner of Wensel's Truck and Car Repair, was named 2008 Truck Service Expert of the Year at Truck Pride's 25th Annual Membership Meeting in Tucson, Ariz

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Truck Registrations Drop 40 Percent, Report Says

New commercial truck registrations (Class 3-8) were down 40 percent for the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, according to the Polk Commercial Vehicle Market Intelligence Report

May 22, 2009 - Industry News

Dealers Oppose Fuel Economy Measure

Last week the House Committee on Energy and Commerce adopted an amendment to the "Global Warming Bill" (H.R. 2454) that would move authority to regulate fuel economy for heavy-duty trucks away from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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