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July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Turnpike Lease Deal Dead

A Pennsylvania state lawmakers says a controversial plan to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike is dead in the water, according to published reports

Tags: Highways

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Employment Trends Index Still on Downward Heading

The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index fell again in June, continuing a decline that began in July 2007 and suggesting more job losses in the coming months

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2008 - Industry News

Beauty Trucks Take Prizes Home From West Michigan Show

The National Association of Show Trucks along with Kirskey & Assoc presented the 2nd West Michigan Truck Show / Industry Expo late last month in Muskegon, Mich

Tags: Events

July 6, 2008 - Industry News

MCT Adds West Coast Produce Division

MCT Transportation of Sioux Falls, S.D., a truckload carrier of general commodities for products requiring refrigerated services and dry goods, recently expanded operations to include a new West Coast produce division

July 6, 2008 - Industry News

Daily Express Announces Empty Mile Fuel Surcharge

Daily Express, Carlisle, Pa., has added an Empty Mile Fuel Surcharge Assistance program for its owner-operators

July 6, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Gets Additional Three Year Agreement For Alternative Driveline Research

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Swedish Energy Agency are providing a three year grant to the Volvo Group in a combined amount of $18 million for the development of hybrid technology and drivelines for alternative fuels

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

Azure Dynamics Signs First Dealer Agreement

Azure Dynamics, Oak Park, Mich., has signed its first Sales & Service agreement with Palmetto Truck Center allowing them to sell Azure's Balance Hybrid Electric E450 commercial vehicle

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50 Percent Between 2005 and 2030

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that world marketed energy consumption will grow by 50 percent between 2005 and 2030

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

VIPAR Planning October Conference

The 2008 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference is scheduled for October 19-24 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa at Summerlin in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

New Schneider Program Helps Vets Become Owner-Operators

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced a Veterans Owner-Operator Program for military veterans returning to the workforce post-deployment

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel-Saving Tires Highlight Michelin "Go Wide. Save Green." Tour

Michelin's North American "Go Wide, Save Green" tour will feature real world examples of commercial trucking fleets and owner-operators who have benefited from the improved fuel efficiency, weight savings, and time savings that Michelin X One wide single tires deliver.

Tags: Events

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Gasoline and Diesel Demand Drops, Survey Shows

With fewer people on the road because of high fuel prices, truckstops and other fuel retailers have seen demand for fuel drop, even while prices continue to rise, according to data released Wednesday by NATSO,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit New Record High

Crude oil prices hit a new record over $144 a barrel during trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday before closing at $143.57

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Flying J Adds Locations

Flying J has added eight dealership locations and a fuel stop with commercial diesel lanes to its fuel network

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Argonne Lab Licenses New Catalyst to Cut NOx

A new, patented catalyst developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that can cut 95 to 100 percent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel engines has been licensed to Integrated Fuel Technologies Inc.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Dart Kicks Off Contractor/Driver Appreciation Events

Dart Transit Company, Eagan, Minn., held the first of its 2008 Contractor/Driver Appreciation celebrations June 21

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

"Tech Talk with TMC" Celebrates 150th Edition

June marked the 150th edition and the third anniversary of "Tech Talk with TMC," produced jointly by the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council and trucking radio personality Dave Nemo.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Mack Performance Tour Under Way

The 2008 Mack Performance Tour is touring the country to give customers a look at the new Mack models with a fuel efficient, powerful Mack MP family of engines

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Ray Brothers Celebrates 45 years

Ray Brothers Transportation, Fresno, Calif., a family-owned truck brokering business started by three young brothers, is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault 2009 Dossier Calendar Contest

Arsenault Associates, Burlington, N.J., has begun taking entries for the 2009 Dossier Fleet Maintenance Software calendar photo contest

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

Alvan Motor Freight Closes Doors

Alvan Motor Freight, Kalamazoo, Mich., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to published reports

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Reslisted on NYSE

Navistar International Corp. last week filed first and second quarter 2008 financials with the Securities and Exchange Commission, bringing it up to date on its financial filings and paving the way for its relisting on the New York Stock Exchange

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Hits Monthly Record

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded

Tags: Economy

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

PSI Honors Utility for ThermAlert Work

Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI with ThermAlert technology, has chosen Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. to receive its inaugural ThermAlert Athena Award

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