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June 16, 2009 - Industry News

UPS Chief: Global Trade Key to Emerging from Recession

Scott Davis serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UPS, the world's largest package delivery company.

Global trade is key to getting out of the current recession, according to the chairman and CEO of UPS, Scott Davis

Tags: Economy

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

New York City Takes Title for Worst Road Rage

The Big Apple was the least courteous city for road rage this year, up from number three last year, according to the fourth annual In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey by AutoVantage

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

ITS America Seeks Congestion Ideas

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, IBM and Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations are looking for innovative ideas for combating transportation congestion as part of a new global challenge

Tags: Highways

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Expands BP Partnership

Under a new agreement, Hino Trucks' dealers will have access to Castrol and BP branded lubricants for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues to Rise, Oil Down After Rally

Diesel prices continued to rise for the sixth straight week, jumping up 7.4 cents to $2.572, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Con-way Develops New LTL Pricing Model

Con-way Freight has launched True LTL Pricing, a capped pricing model that is more predictable and less expensive than truckload, the company says

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Fontaine Expands Marketing Effort Across Canada

Fontaine International and its aftermarket company, Fontaine Parts Connection, have tapped Pro Force Marketing to represent the companies across Canada

June 14, 2009 - Industry News

Hybrid Trucks Carry Message to Capitol Hill

This Mack TerraPro refuse truck with a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain was one of the trucks taking part in a Hybrid on the Hill Day for federal officials.

A decade ago, hybrid trucks were little more than a vision. Last week, lined up along the Reflecting Pool at the base of the U.S. Capitol, more than a dozen hybrid

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Receives Used Truck Dealer Award

Kyle Treadway (center), Kenworth Sales Company president, was presented the award at the recent Kenworth Dealing Meeting.

Kenworth Sales Company in West Valley City, Utah, received the 2008 Kenworth Used Truck Dealer of the Year award

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

TransCore and Transport Institute to Study Canadian Trucking

The Transport Institute at the University of Manitoba and TransCore Link Logistics are teaming up to conduct research on transportation trends in the Canadian trucking industry

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Hazmat Changes at Ambassador Bridge?

Hazardous materials shipments might be able to cross the U.S.-Canadian border via the privately owned Ambassador Bridge in the future, according to a report by Canadian trucking publication Today's Trucking

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

I-40 Reopens in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 40 through downtown Knoxville on Friday after a 14-month closure

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

TA, Petro Now Have Prepackaged DEF Supply

TravelCenters of America announced today that all 234 of its TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers locations are stocked with 2.5 gallon containers of diesel exhaust fluid for retail sale

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Central Illinois Trucks Wins Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year Award

Central Illinois Trucks receives its award at the recent Kenworth Dealing Meeting.

Central Illinois Trucks of Normal, Ill., was recognized as Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

CDOT Program Reduces Highway Clearance Time

Colorado's Heavy Tow Quick Clearance program managed to reduce the average time to clear weather-stranded vehicles off the road to 23 minutes from 50 minutes

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Computrol's Fuel Control System for Smaller Fleets

Computrol Fuel Systems has developed a new fuel control system, the Fleet 100, a lower-cost system for smaller fleet operators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

Study Recommends Infrastructure Overhaul

Copyright Texas Transportation Institute - 2004

As the anticipated boost in demand for freight transportation approaches, the U.S. may need to give more urgency to congestion and transportation infrastructure

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

GreatWest Kenworth Brings Home Medium-Duty Dealer Award

GreatWest Kenworth President Jeff Storwick (center) accepts his award from Bill Kozek (left), Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president, and Gary Moore (right), Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

Kenworth recognized GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary, Albany, as 2008 Kenworth Medium-Duty Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

TCA to Host Webcast About Cutting Maintenance Costs

The Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload Academy is hosting a webcast titled "Ratcheting Down Your Maintenance Costs," on July 1, 2009

Tags: Events

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

FFE Gives Out Driver Awards

FFE honored drivers and owner-operators from its refrigerated fleet and its Lisa Motor Lines division at a recent lunchtime cookout

June 11, 2009 - Industry News

Gainey's New Deal May Save the Company

Gainey Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., might escape bankruptcy if creditors accept a reorganization plan, which would involve receiving 40 cents on the dollar

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo Technology Lands New York Testing Project

The New York State Department of Transportation has tapped Volvo Technology North American to lead the effort in developing and demonstrating a Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure Integration program

Tags: Highways

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Echo Acquires Brokerage Firm

Echo Global Logistics, a transportation management firm, has purchased Raytrans Distribution Services, a transportation brokerage firm

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

PacLease Further Expands into Michigan

Paccar Leasing Company has added a full-service lease location in Lansing, Mich., which will be operated by Eastern Michigan PacLease

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Freight Index Sees April Decline

For the month of April, the Freight Transportation Services Index fell 1.2 percent from its March level, the lowest level in seven years, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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