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August 26, 2008 - Industry News

VDOT Launches 511 Service

The Virginia Department of Transportation's new free 511Virginia.org Web site offers continuously updated traffic and travel information

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum To Host Clean Diesel Webinar

The Diesel Technology Forum is hosting "Clean Diesel - Driving America's Energy Solutions," a webinar discussion on how clean diesel vehicles can help drivers, businesses, and communities across the nation save money and reduce petroleum consumption and GHG emissions

Tags: Events

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month drop since April

Tags: Economy

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. To Auction Performance Transport, Alvan Assets

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will be selling approximately 1,000 specialized car carriers on behalf of the trustee for Performance Transportation Services (PTS)

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Northwood University Announces Chair and Vice Chair of 45th Annual Auto Show

The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University named Nicole Paparella for general chair of the 2008 Northwood University International Auto Show and Blake Wilcox vice chair

Tags: Events

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Plastic Pallets Better for Environment

An independent study comparing the environmental impacts of iGPS' all-plastic pallet and the typical pooled multi-use wood pallet has documented that iGPS' pallet has a significantly lower environmental impact

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

WheelTime Deploys Tractor-Trailer.net

WheelTime member locations are now subscribing to Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, which provides instant access to the latest detailed procedural information, color photos, diagnostics and wiring diagrams

August 25, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Downward Slide

The national average price of diesel fell yet again over the past week, to $4.145 a gallon, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 25, 2008 - Industry News

July Existing-Home Sales Show Gain

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, beating expectations, but are still anything but robust

Tags: Economy

August 25, 2008 - Industry News

Facing Opposition, Congestion Pricing for Golden Gate Scrapped

The U.S. Department of Transportation is pushing "congestion pricing" as a key way to address congestion issues, but its Urban Partnership Agreement Program, designed to help localities implement these programs, continues to face opposition at the local level

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2008 - Industry News

Indianapolis Driver Wins Truck Driving Championship

Dennis R. Shirar, a Heritage Transport professional truck driver based in Indianapolis, was named the 2008 National Truck Driving Grand Champion over the weekend

Tags: Events

August 22, 2008 - Industry News

This Is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2008 is this week, Aug. 24-30

Tags: Events

August 22, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Announces Safety Enhancements For I-83

Pennsylvania officials Friday announced new measures to improve traffic safety on the northbound Interstate 83 approach to the interchange with Route 581 in Lemoyne, Cumberland County

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2008 - Industry News

Two Major Fleets to Work Drayage at LA Port

Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation have notified the Port of Los Angeles that they plan to become port drayage concessionaires under the port's Clean Truck Program

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI, FHWA Honored For Technology Research Innovation

The Institute of Transportation Engineers awarded its 2008 ITS Management & Operations Award jointly to the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Conference to Focus on Trucking's Bottom Line

The American Trucking Associations 2008 Management Conference & Exhibition will focus on helping motor carriers prosper in today's bumpy economy

Tags: Events

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

America's Road Team Sends Record Number of Captains to NTDC

The America's Road Team has 12 of its "captains" competing at the National Truck Driving Championships this week in Houston, tying the record number set last year

Tags: Events

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Achieves Responsible Care Partner Distinction

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, Wis., was recently approved as a Responsible Care Partner by the American Chemistry Council board of directors

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Hybrid Customers Additional Savings

Navistar is offering new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks

August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Backs House Energy Bill

The American Trucking Associations announced its support for a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill that calls for domestic oil drilling, tax incentives and alternative energy research

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Sirius Road Dog Trucking Shows Airing Live From GATS

Sirius Road Dog Trucking Radio will to broadcast live from The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Thursday and Friday

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

TARA Meeting to Feature Vibration Seminar

The Truck-frame and Axle Repair Association will hold its fall meeting Oct. 1-4 in St. Louis, Mo., at the Airport Marriott

Tags: Events

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar/GM Deal Stalls Out

"Significant marketplace and economic changes" have caused General Motors and Navistar International to drop the deal in which Navistar would have bought GM's medium-duty truck business, the two builders said in separate announcements on Aug. 20

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Red Bull Purchases Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Red Bull, the maker of energy drinks, is investing in new energy-saving hybrid trucks

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. to Auction Truck at GATS

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers of Phoenix, Ariz., will be selling an unused 2007 Peterbilt truck by unreserved (absolute) auction from the company's booth during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week

Tags: Events

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