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July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Acquisition Expands ArvinMeritor's Global Remanufacturing Operations

ArvinMeritor has entered into an agreement to acquire Trucktechnic, a remanufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicle disc and foundation brakes and components, based in Liege, Belgium

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Partners With Big Truck TV to Distribute Video on Web

The American Trucking Associations announced an online video channel for communicating the trucking industry's critical issues to members, legislators, regulators and the public

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Moves Custom Manufacturing

Kentucky Trailer announced plans for the relocation of its custom manufacturing facility in Louisville to a 240,000-square-foot facility in Jefferson Riverport International (Riverport)

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

RoadLink Acquires American Freight Systems

Atlanta-based RoadLink, a private independent intermodal logistics service provider, announced the purchase of Vancouver, Wash.-based international intermodal trucking service provider American Freight Systems

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Updates Third Quarter and Full Year Financial Outlook

ArvinMeritor expects to see stronger financial results in the third fiscal quarter and full fiscal year

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Two of Nation's Busiest Interstates Will Get $11 Million for Truck Parking Innovations

Two of the nation's busiest interstates will receive $11 million, more than $5 million each, in federal support for innovative strategies to reduce the frustration of truckers looking for parking on congested routes

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA to Challenge Legality of Ontario Speed Limiter Legislation

In response to the Ontario government's decision to pass a speed limiter bill, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will file a formal Notice of Intent challenging the legality of the legislation

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Raises Prices on Trucks

Commodity prices that have as much as doubled in the past six months have led Navistar International to increase prices on International trucks, effective immediately. Price increases will vary by model, topping at $1,600 per truck

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight Launch Partnership

The U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight launched a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in both serving the nation and pursuing a career in the commercial freight transportation industry

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

Workhorse Restructures Operations; Adds New Sales Vice President

Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union City, Ind., has restructured its sales and marketing operations while appointing Jim Gavaghan to the newly created position of vice president of sales for both commercial and RV chassis

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

DeBoer Increases Pay Package

DeBoer Transportation, Blenker, Wis., announced an 7 cent increase in the pay package for owner operators

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Emmert International Win SC&RA Hauling Job of the Year Awards

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association announced Emmert International, Clackamas, Ore., won its Hauling Job of the Year Awar

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault Aims to Reduce Customer Fuel Costs by 10 Percent

Arsenault Associates of Burlington, N.J., launched a fuel efficiency initiative for its Dossier fleet maintenance management software solutions with a goal of achieving an average fuel cost reduction of 10 percent for fleet customers

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider National's Bulk Division Introduces Local and Regional Service

Schneider National of Green Bay, Wis., is expanding into the local and regional bulk hauling arenas.

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Shoot up Again

After actually showing a decline for the month of June, diesel prices roared back with a vengeance last week to a new record high, with the national average retail price jumping more than 8 cents a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Transport Canada Boasts Environmental Benefits of Speed Limiters, Downplays Safety Concerns

When Canada's agency responsible for transportation regulations last week released six studies on the implications of mandating speed limiters for trucks, it played up the environmental benefits while downplaying some of the negatives

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

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