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December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Honors Con-way Freight

Con-way Freight has been recognized for its safety record and practices by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association with a 2007 Fleet Safety Award in the Division IV, Over 5 Million Miles Category

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Wabco Completes Joint Venture Agreement with Fuwa

Wabco Holdings has completed its agreement with Guangdong Fuwa Heavy Industry Co. to form a joint venture for production of air disc brakes in China

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 14 U.S. Locations

Paccar Leasing has added 14 independently owned locations in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going up 25 Percent Next Month

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials announced Thursday that the Turnpike will supply $1.3 billion in new funding in the next year and a half, thanks to a 25-percent toll increas

Tags: Highways

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Fall Below $44 a Barrel

Amid signs that the economy is continuing to worsen, crude oil futures fell below $44 a barrel Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Hankook Tire Achieves EPA SmartWay Certification

Hankook Tire, Wayne, N.J., has had three of its commercial fleet tires certified for the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Program

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Honored for IT Solution

Con-way has been named among the top 10 companies on the InfoWorld 100 for its Step Saver Web-based interactive software application

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Names Fontaine International "Master of Quality"

Daimler Trucks North America recently honored Fontaine with its 2007 Masters of Quality award

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens New Arkansas Location

FleetPride, recently opened a 7,500-square-foot branch in Fort Smith, Ark

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

TMC Implements New Recommendations for Vehicle Lifts

The new TMC RP 534, Guidelines for Determining Vehicle Lift Productivity Efficiency, outlines the productivity advantages provided by vehicle lifts and how to evaluate lift ROI.

The Technology & Maintenance Council has adopted a new Recommended Practice to help fleet managers quantify the productivity improvement and return on investment from installing vehicle lifts in Class 7-8 truck maintenance facilities

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Enforcement Blitz Targets Trucks on Non-Interstate Highways

The Pennsylvania State Police issued 382 citations during a one-day enforcement detail that focused on inspecting commercial vehicles along rural roads and non-interstate highways in the state

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 to Feature Post-Election Panel

Heavy Duty Dialogue '09 will include a panel discussion of the priorities of the new administration and 111th Congress and the impact the changes will have on the commercial vehicle industry

Tags: Events

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Consolidates North American Operations

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. is consolidating North American operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America's headquarters in Logan Township, N.J

December 4, 2008 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Travel Center

Pilot recently opened a new travel center in Brooklyn, Iowa, off Interstate 80 at exit 201

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, according to John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results

TravelCenters of America reported net income for the third quarter of $16.66 million, but still shows a net loss of $41.56 million for the first nine months of the year

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

September Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rises 7.5 Percent

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 7.5 percent higher in September 2008 than in September 2007, reaching $71.8 billion

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

New York State Targets Urban Truck Pollution

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently launched a long-term enforcement strategy to cut down on what it called "smoke-spewing diesel trucks and buses," especially in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by pollution

December 3, 2008 - Industry News

Final EOBR Rule Will Expand Proposed Requirements

The final electronic onboard recorder rule will significantly expand the scope of the proposed rule, said John Hill, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "It's still not as far as a lot of people would like me to go,

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Rebates for Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has processed more than $5.7 million in rebates for its customers that lease hybrid or alternative fuel motor vehicles since implementing a rebate program

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Receives Approval of Financing Facility

Greatwide Logistics Services has obtained final approval of its $73.6 million financing facility.

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

VIS Moves to New Facility

Vehicle Inspection Systems, Orlando, Fla., has moved into a new, 40,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility located near Orlando International Airport

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Trailer Associations Team Up

The North American Trailer Dealers Association announced the launch of the NATM Affiliate Program, which will bring safety and regulatory information from the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers down to the trailer dealers

December 2, 2008 - Industry News

Federal Proposal Would Set up Certified Medical Examiner System

In addition to tying drivers' medical certifications to their CDLs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced a proposal to improve standards and set uniform requirements for medical examiners

December 1, 2008 - Industry News

Rubber Manufacturers Association Predicts 2009 Tire Shipments

Shipments of original equipment commercial truck tires this year are expected to be down about 16 percent from 2007, at nearly 3.9 million units, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association

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