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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

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

Magnum Announces Pay Increase

Magnum Express, Indianapolis, announced that all company drivers and owner operators are receiving a pay increase of 1/2 a cent per mile

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Top Carriers

Ryder System announced its top carrier selections for the 2007 Ryder Carrier Quality Award recognizing excellence for on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

FasterBetterSafer Campaign Aims to Make Infrastructure Political Priority

A broad coalition of business, labor, and transportation groups have launched an official campaign to challenge presidential and congressional candidates to make investments in highways, bridges, and public transportation a priority for their campaigns

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA's Annual New Model Truck Product Conference

The National Truck Equipment Association's New Model Truck Product Conference will be held for members only at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2008

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2009 Slated for Chicago

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announced that The 2009 Work Truck Show will be held in Chicago and will return to St. Louis, Mo., in 2010

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Adds Visitors Center

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, located at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, will celebrate the opening of its new Museum Visitors Center

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Speakers to Address Fuel, Economy at PeopleNet Conference

Guest presenters will address the most challenging issues facing the trucking community, including fuel, the economy and regulatory changes, during the PeopleNet User Conference Aug. 4-6 in Naples, Fla

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awarded MaxxPro Contracts

The Marine Corps Systems Command recently awarded Navistar Defense five contracts worth more than $707 million to provide parts and support for International MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck 2008 Shows Lowest Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate in Decades

CVSA's recent check on the industry shows the lowest rate of out-of-service vehicles in two decades, despite concerns that a weakening economy with ever-increasing fuel prices would push safety to the bottom of the list for commercial motor vehicle fleets

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5 Percent in May

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5 percent higher in May

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Ensure Affordable Oil

The American Trucking Associations today urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive plan to increase domestic oil supplies and ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts Continued High Diesel Prices

Diesel prices will remain in the $4-plus range through the second half of 2009, the federal energy agency is forecasting

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Roadway Launches Custom Solutions Specialized Pickup and Delivery Service

Roadway of Akron, OH and a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced the launch of its new Roadway Custom Solutions Specialized Pickup and Delivery Service

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Will Add APU Units To New International ProStars

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced that it will proceed with a plan to equip select 2009 International ProStars with Carrier Comfort-Pro APU units

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Begins Temperature-Controlled Charge

Frozen Food Express Industries and FFE Transportation Services announced that it will implement a charge to its shippers for the rapidly rising cost of refrigeration necessary in the transportation of temperature controlled products

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; Oil Prices Still Volatile

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell 4.4 cents over the past week to $4.648

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Adds Orientation Sites for Experienced Drivers

Schneider National recently began offering its orientation program at three new sites - the Schneider National Operating Centers in Indianapolis, West Memphis, Ark., and Atlanta

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