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March 25, 2009 - Industry News

Safety for the Long Haul Book Now Available

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released Safety for the Long Haul, a comprehensive text on large truck safety

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

Danny Herman Trucking Recognized for Outstanding Service

Danny Herman Trucking, Mountain City, Tenn., was recently recognized by Rheem Water Heating Division for its continued excellent service with a five year service award

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar Coming

IANA's Operations & Maintenance Seminar will be held April 29-30 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel Oak Brook, Ill

Tags: Events

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

VIPAR Heavy Duty Announces a New Product Program with Fontaine Parts Connection

VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced a new product program with Fontaine Parts Connection, manufacturers of fifth wheels and associated parts

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

Department of Energy Says Wide Single Truck Tires Cut Fuel Costs by 6 to 10 Percent

A 383-page report made available last week by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory confirms that wide single tires are more fuel efficient than duals on heavy trucks

Tags: Economy

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

Kenworth, Paccar Parts Receive Swift Transportation Supplier Partnership in Excellence Award

Kenworth Truck Company and Paccar Parts were recently honored with a Supplier Partnership in Excellence Award presented by Swift Transportation

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

MATS 2009 Draws 935 Exhibitors and More Than 70,000 Visitors

Exhibit Management Associates, Inc. announced that the 38th Mid-America Trucking Show showcased 935 exhibiting companie

Tags: Events

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Celebrates Grand Opening of Jacksonville, Fla., Distribution Center

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is celebrating the grand opening of its newest state-of-the-art tire distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. The opening marks the latest step in a modernization program of the company's North America distribution center system

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

CMA CGM (America) LLC Launches Dedicated Reefer Customer Service Desk

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that they will launch a new dedicated export reefer customer service desk on March 30, 2009.

Tags: Intermodal

March 24, 2009 - Industry News

Hendrickson Offers Shipping on Demand Program

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems announces Shipping on Demand (SOD), a program that allows customers to order selected lift axles and have them shipped straight from the factory within 48 hours or less

March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Technology Initiative is Bringing Shift to Global Shipment Documentation Process

The global IATA e-Freight initiative launched in 2004 to create a simpler, electronic, paper-free documentation process, continues to gain momentum throughout the freight forwarding industry

March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Head Back Up

After falling nearly every week since they peaked last July, diesel prices this week took a hike back upward, with the national average price of a gallon jumping 7.3 cents to $2.09

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Suncor, Petro-Canada to Merge

Lower crude oil prices have made oil sand mining, like this Suncor operation, less profitable.

Two of Canada's biggest oil companies announced they plan to merge: Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada. The new entity will operate under the Suncor name, but will keep the Petro-Canada brand name for refined products

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Name Sander Levin as Industry Champion Award Recipient

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will honor Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) as the 2009 recipient of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion award

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

ChemLogix LLC Establishes Blog To Provide Insights on Chemical Transportation & Logistics Issues

ChemLogix LLC recently established the ChemLogix Chemical Transportation and Logistics Blog at www.blog.chemlogix.com to provide insights on topical issues regarding chemical transportation and logistics service

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Shaw Development and Parker Hannifin Market On-Vehicle DEF Reservoir and Fluid Transfer Systems

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technology, and Shaw Development, LLC of Bonita Springs, Florida, a leader in fluid management systems for heavy-duty vehicles, have agreed to cooperatively market diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) reservoir systems

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Thermo King Announces 2008 Dealer and Corporate Award Winners

Thermo King announced the 2008 Dealer and Corporate Award winners. Top performers of 2008 were recognized at Thermo King's recent Dealer Meeting

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

New Jersey's I-295/I-76/Route 42 'Direct Connection' Project Receives Green Light from Feds

Plans for a $900 million upgrade to New Jersey's I-295/I-76/Route 42 interchange can move forward now that federal officials have given final environmental approval, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

EPA's New Clean Diesel Campaign Could Drive Business to Commercial Truck Dealers

The Environmental Protection Agency's campaign to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality could help drum up business for the nation's struggling medium and heavy-duty truck dealers

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Ancra Plans to Expand and Set New Safety and Pricing Standards for the Industry

During a press conference at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show, Ancra International, a leader in load securement innovation, discussed its vision and how it plans to harness the momentum of its recent acquisition to positively impact the marketplace

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Navistar, Competitors Continue Sparring Over SCR

The word-war over the two paths being taken to meet 2010 exhaust limits by North American truck and engine builders continued at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Western Star Trucks and TravelCenters of America LLC Extend Western Star ServicePoint to Petro:Lube Facilities

Western Star Trucks announced that it has entered into an agreement with TravelCenters of America LLC to add Western Star ServicePoint branded repair services to Petro:Lube facilities at Petro Stopping Center locations

March 22, 2009 - Industry News

Seventy Tons of CO2 Saved by Using Biodiesel

Freight carriers can now easily demonstrate their lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction by using biodiesel fuel

March 21, 2009 - Industry News

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of ATA in Lawsuit Against Ports

Trucks entering the Port of Los Angeles.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the American Trucking Associations Friday in its lawsuit seeking an injunction against the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Concession Plans

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2009 - Industry News

President Obama Previews First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System

President Barack Obama Thursday previewed an innovative plug-in hybrid electric utility truck with a power system developed by Eaton and the Electric Power Research Institute. The President visited the Electric Vehicle Technical Center of Southern California Ediso

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