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December 27, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Mandatory Training for CDL Applicants

Individuals seeking new commercial driver's licenses (CDL) would be required to complete both classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited educational program or institution under a proposed rule announced Thursda

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

On-board System Expedites Fuel Spill Reports for Fleet

A new on-board spill reporting system for trucks is helping a Bangor, Maine, trucking company avoid a hefty fine for making a late fuel spill incident report, according to Sheldon Cote, the carrier's safety manager

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

ATRI, FMCSA Co-Host Online Forum Tuesday

Next Tuesday, the FMCSA and ATRI will co-host another in a series of national online forums that provide peer-to-peer industry insights on safety technologies. The Jan. 8 webinar, which runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Nominees Sought for 'Saved by the Belt' Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has launched its "Saved by the Belt" Award Program to recognize commercial motor vehicle drivers who have buckled up and whose lives were saved or injuries significantly reduce

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

CVSA Launches Operation Safe Driver

To curb the number of deadly crashes on the nation's most dangerous highways, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has launched Operation Safe Driver

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Bandag Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Being Charitable

Bandag (Bridgestone Bandag LLC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and commemorating this milestone at local celebrations honoring the half-century-old vision of Roy J. Carver, Bandag's founder.

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Micro Loans Finance Fuel-Saving Truck Upgrades

Long-haul truck drivers can go green, reduce fuel costs and increase profits with an eco-friendly equipment upgrade from EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership and ACCION New York and New Jersey, a nonprofit provider of micro loans for the self-employed

December 21, 2007 - Industry News

Bandag Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Being Charitable

Bandag (Bridgestone Bandag LLC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and commemorating this milestone at local celebrations honoring the half-century-old vision of Roy J. Carver, Bandag's founder.

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference Explores 2008 Economic Trends

The Truckload Carriers Association is sponsoring an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 17, forecasting economic trends for the new year. The bottom line: The tougher it is to be a trucker today

Tags: Events

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Recruitment, Retention Conference in Nashville

The 7th Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference, presented by the Truckload Carriers Association and ACS MultiMedia Advertising, is scheduled Jan. 29 through 31 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Tags: Events

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

XATA to Acquire GeoLogic Solutions

XATA Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GeoLogic Solutions Inc. for approximately $17.5 million. Consideration for the transaction will be paid in approximately 87 percent cash, 11 percent in notes of XAT

December 20, 2007 - Industry News

GM, Navistar Reach Accord on Medium Truck Business

GM North America President Troy Clarke, left, and Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and CEO Navistar International, seal the deal in front of a Chevy Kodiak and GMC TopKick.

General Motors Corp. and International Truck and Engine Corp., the principal operating subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding under which Navistar would purchase certain assets

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

President Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush Wednesday signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blended with standard petroleum fuels on an annual schedule

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Facility in Lubbock, Texas

Penske Truck Leasing recently hosted the grand opening of a new facility in Lubbock, Texas, located on 512 E. 50th Street. The 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility offers commercial and consumer truck rental services

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Survey: Slow Rebound of Equipment Purchases in 2008

As part of its fourth quarter Fleet Sentiment inquiry, CK Commercial Vehicle Research included questions about 2008 equipment buying plans. Fifty-nine for-hire, private and government fleet managers responded to the questionnaire.

Tags: Economy

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Affiliate Wins $1.2 Billion USMC Award

Making its largest single order to date of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 1,500 additional MRAP vehicles valued at nearly $1.2 billion from International Military and Government

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Deadline Nears for HDAW Early Registration Discounts

The deadline for the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) early registration fee discount deadline is nearing. The All-Industry HDAW '08, scheduled Monday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, will be North America'

Tags: Events

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

TA Opens New Location in Greenwood, La.

TravelCenters of America has opened its 237th travel center location along Interstate 20 in Greenwood, La. Formerly the Kelly's Truck Stop, the 32-acre site is located on I-20 at Exit 5

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Offers Subscription Version of Facts System

Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), in partnership with OpSource, the software-as-a-service delivery experts, has introduced FACTS-ondemand, a subscription version of its Facts freight management system, to minimize upfront cost

December 19, 2007 - Industry News

Carrier Logistics Conference April 3-4 in New York

The Carrier Logistics annual User Group Conference will be held April 3 and 4 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown White Plains, N.Y. Attendees will learn from both CLI experts and business peers as they share best practices.

Tags: Events

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Testifies Today in Support of HOS Rule

The American Trucking Associations will testify today before a Senate Subcommittee that it supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent Interim Final Rule on driver's hours of service. The interi

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

Bush Signs Energy Bill

President Bush today signed an energy bill that, among other things, sets the government on a course to start regulating fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks. It also requires that biofuels be blende

December 18, 2007 - Industry News

SC&RA to Celebrate 60th Anniversary This Year

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will commemorate its 60th anniversary throughout 2008. What began as a handful of American companies has grown into an international trade association of mor

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify Contract With International

The seven-week strike ended Monday at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.

December 17, 2007 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify Contract With International

The seven-week strike ended today at International Truck and Engine Corp. as members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) approved new three-year labor agreements that will yield operational flexibility and cost improvements at nine company locations.

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