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October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Studies Impact of Interstate Disruptions

The Washington State Department of Transportation released a report on how road conditions, maintenance and operations affect the state's economy

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2008 - Industry News

Werner Reports Increased Revenues, Sees Tough Times For Industry

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., saw revenues increase 14 percent in the third quarter to $584.1 million, compared to $510.3 million in third quarter 2007

October 15, 2008 - Industry News

Landstar Reports "Remarkable" Third Quarter Results

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported record third quarter revenue of $733 million and record third quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.62, compared to revenue of $635 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.54 in the 2007 third quarter

October 15, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Invited To ODOT Open House During Operation Safe Driver

On Oct. 21 and 22, truckers are invited to learn about safety, regulatory and health topics at an open house hosted by the Oregon Department of Transportation at Jubitz Travel Center in north Portland, Ore

Tags: Events

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue To Drop

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel plummeted 21.6 cents this week as oil prices fell below $80 a barrel Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA: Aggressive Drivers Will Get An Aggressive Response

A CVSA Operation Safe Driver brochure

During the week of October 19-25, law enforcement across North America will actively target aggressive drivers -- of both passenger and commercial vehicles -- during a campaign dubbed "Operation Safe Driver.

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

MHF Trucking & Drayage Opens Jacksonville Terminal

MHF Logistical Solutions Trucking & Drayage Division MHF, an owner-operator network offering drayage and trucking services, has opened terminals in North Bergen, N.J., and Jacksonville, Fla

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Brick Mountain Trucking Acquires A-Diamond Delivery Service

Brick Mountain Trucking, dba Cargo Connection, Miami, Fla., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacer Health Corporation, announced acquisition of Miami-based A-Diamond Delivery Service

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

New England Motor Freight to Implement OPS-1 System Across Fleet

Oil Purification Systems, Shelton, Conn. announced that New England Motor Freight and its parent company, the Shevell Group, have signed an agreement to begin implementing the OPS-1 on-board oil refining system on NEMF's fleet of 1,000 vehicles.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

New Biodiesel Blend Specifications Published

New quality specifications for biodiesel blends have been published by ASTM International. Biodiesel producers, petroleum companies, engine companies, vehicle manufacturers, pipeline operators, fleets and consumers will benefit from the new biodiesel blend specifications

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Announces Major Restructuring

As part of a restructuring of Bridgestone's Americas tire operations, the head of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions adds responsibilities as president, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales division

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

TMW Systems Teams with EBE Technologies

TMW Systems of Beachwood, Ohio, and EBE Technologies of East Moline, Ill., have signed an agreement in which TMW will be a reseller of EBE's software systems

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Posts Record Earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced record third quarter 2008 net earnings of $60.3 million, compared to earnings of $50.8 million a year previous

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Praise Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation

Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, praised President Bush for quickly signing recently passed anti-counterfeiting legislation into law

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler To Drop Sterling Brand, Consolidate Manufacturing

Despite new introductions like the Sterling 360, the brand has never achieved the same kind of penetration as the Freightliner badge.

Daimler Trucks North America today announced it is dropping the Sterling brand and consolidating manufacturing as part of a comprehensive plan in response to continuing depressed demand across the industry and changes in the company's core markets

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Approves Revised Toll Hike

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Friday approved a plan that would raise tolls less than initially proposed

Tags: Highways

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

California: Idling Law Grace Period Over

California Air Resources Board staff hit the road last week to begin enforcing recently enacted anti-idling program for diesel engines

October 13, 2008 - Industry News

I-65 Becomes First 'Biofuels Corridor'

A B20 biodiesel and E85 pump in Alabama along I-65.

I-65 is being touted as America's first "biofuels corridor," with E85 ethanol-blend gasoline and B20 biodiesel-blend diesel available all along the interstate route

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 10, 2008 - Industry News

Expediter Conference Planned

The Sixth Annual Expedite Alliance Conference, "Synergy 2009," put on by GPSNet Technologies, will be held Jan. 16-18, 2009, in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

October 10, 2008 - Industry News

Carbon-Dioxide Emissions Addressed at SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers are already feeling strong pull from the marketplace to improve the efficiency of their vehicles. But they could soon feel a strong push to make their vehicles even more efficient, thanks to potential regulation of greenhouse gases

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Plummet; Government Lowers Diesel Price Predictions

Crude oil futures fell below $85 Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a near 12-month-low

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Files Opening Brief in Ports' Injunction Appeal

The American Trucking Associations filed its opening brief Wednesday, Oct. 8, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in an effort to get an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach's concession plan

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Grand-Mere Joins Kenworth Dealer Network

Kenworth Grand-Mere in Quebec recently joined the Kenworth dealer network

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Receives Three Diamond Awards

The National Truck Equipment Association was recently honored with three Diamond Awards, the highest honor bestowed upon a non-profit by MSAE, the Michigan Society of Association Executives

October 9, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Honored by Tennessee Trucking Association

Con-way Freight was recognized by the Tennessee Trucking Association in the Less-Than-Truckload 15 Million Miles and Over category for its safety record and practices

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