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April 9, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Nominates Charles Hurley to Head NHTSA

President Barack Obama nominated Charles Hurley, the CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the White House reported on its web site

April 8, 2009 - Industry News

Atlas Van Lines Unveils Hybrid Moving Truck

The first diesel-electric hybrid truck to join Atlas' national agency network and among the first for the U.S. moving industry was picked up by its new owner, Atlas Van Lines agent William Duggan of the Wm. Duggan Co.,

April 8, 2009 - Industry News

Kentucky, Argonne partner to help build domestic battery industry

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are partnering with Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy a domestic supply of advanced battery technologie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 8, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Services Index Rose 2 Percent in February

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 2 percent in February from its January level, rising from its lowest level in more than five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported

April 8, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Expands North American Ground Freight Network with Mexico Door-to-Door Service

UPS Freight, the heavy freight arm of UPS, announced it would offer door-to-door service to and from Mexico

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Snider Tire Joins Michelin Retreat Network

Greensboro, N.C.-based Snider Tire, one of the country's largest commercial tire dealers and retreaders, has decided to join the Michelin Retread Technologies network

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Watch for Construction Slowdowns on I-57

A highway reconstruction project on the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 in Illinois from Benton to the Franklin/Jefferson County line is scheduled to begin April 20, reducing traffic to one lane

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Introduces Consolidation and Distribution Services

Con-way announced its new Consolidation and Distribution service for shippers and consignees

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar and Decisiv Form Long Term Partnership

International Truck and Engine Corp,, and Decisiv announced a long term licensing agreement that will allow International to integrate its Diamond Estimating System and ServicePartner solutions, allowing dealers to provide consistent, straightforward estimates and repairs

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

TruckersB2B, Pegasus TransTech Team Up to Offer Truck Stop Scanning

TruckersB2B has partnered with Pegasus TransTech to offer Transflo Express truckstop scanning to its members

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Truck Stopping Distance Rule Delayed - Again

The most recent U.S. Department of Transportation report on significant rulemakings indicates another push back in the regulatory timeline of the truck stopping distance rule.

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Mack Announces 2008 Distributors of the Year

Mack Trucks named East Texas Mack Sales, Longview, Texas, the 2008 North American Distributor of the Year

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Working With Women in Trucking

YRC Worldwide has announced a partnership with Women in Trucking to address the real and perceived barriers that exist in the transportation industry, particularly for women

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Driver Reaches 3-Million-Mile Mark

Con-way Truckload announced that a 10th company driver has achieved the elite career milestone of 3 million miles of dedicated service

April 7, 2009 - Industry News

Atlantic Street Capital Acquires EZE Trucking

Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm, announced the acquisition of EZE Trucking, a leading heavy haul and over dimensional transportation provider based in Los Angeles

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Carlisle Exiting Brake Business

Carlisle Companies announced that its subsidiary Motion Control Industries will exit the on-highway friction and brake shoe business

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Distribution/LTL Association Names Chairman

The Distribution and LTL Carriers Association elected a new chairman, Michael D. Moran, at their recent management conference and exhibition in Tampa, Fla

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Only Slightly

Diesel prices rose only slightly last week, with the national average up 7/10 of a cent per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Peterbilt Model 384 Awarded EPA SmartWay Certification

The Peterbilt Model 384 has been recognized as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Navistar Sign Deal for Cat Vocational Trucks, Global On-Highway Venture

As the next step in the alliance announced last June, Caterpillar and Navistar have signed a definitive agreement to produce Caterpillar heavy-duty vocational trucks for North America and form a 50/50 joint venture to pursue global commercial truck opportunitie

April 5, 2009 - Industry News

March Economic Numbers: Unemployment Up, Factor Orders Rise

Another 663,000 jobs were lost in March and unemployment rose, while for-hire trucking payrolls fell nearly 15,000. However, there were some glimmers of hope in some numbers last week that are used to measure the manufacturing sector

Tags: Economy

April 5, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Asks for Court Ruling on Mexican Trucks

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked a federal court for a ruling on the association's legal challenge to the Mexican trucking pilot program

April 4, 2009 - Industry News

Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks Hit Hard by Economic Weakness

Highway tractors continue to depreciate at a heavy rate, according to a report by the American Truck Dealers Official Commercial Truck Guide

Tags: Economy

April 4, 2009 - Industry News

Port of Tacoma Unveils Fee-Free Truck Emissions Program

Trucks at the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma authorized a new, fee-free, market-based program to reduce emissions from trucks that serve the Port

Tags: Intermodal

April 3, 2009 - Industry News

Trailer Dealers Postpone Meeting

The National Trailer Dealers Association is postponing its October convention until 2010 because of the recession

Tags: Events

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