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August 13, 2008 - Industry News

Peterbilt Delivers First Hybrid Medium-Duty Production Vehicles

Peterbilt this week delivered its first production Medium Duty Hybrid Electric vehicles to VinLux Fine Wine Transport in Napa, Calif

August 13, 2008 - Industry News

American Driving Hits Eighth Month of Steady Decline

Since last November, Americans have driven 53.2 billion miles less than they did over the same period a year earlier - topping the 1970s' total decline of 49.3 billion miles, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Signs Agreement with Interstar

Michelin Americas Truck Tires and InterStar North America have signed a cooperative agreement, expanding the offering of Michelin tires, including the Michelin X One wide single tire, to InterStar's nationwide emergency roadside services

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Tire Makers Announce Price Increases

Three tire makers sent out announcements that they were increasing prices on truck tires effective Sept. 1

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

CARB Fines California Facility For Emissions Violations

The California Air Resources Board fined Clougherty Packing/Farmer John, of Los Angeles, $63,300 last month for failure to comply with diesel truck emission requirements

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

"Survivorman the Trucker" Contest

Toledo-based Roemer Insurance announced a contest celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (August 24-30) and targeting the computer-savvy trucker

Tags: Events

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Cox Enterprises Adds New Hybrid Trucks

Atlanta-based media company Cox Enterprises has added nine International Durastar Hybrid Bucket Trucks to its fleet

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Named Wal-Mart's Intermodal Carrier of the Year

Schneider National has been selected as the 2007 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Wal-Mart Stores

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Contingent Drives Way to National Championships

Thirty-three UPS and UPS Freight state champions will test their skills against the nation's top professional drivers at the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 18-23 in Houston

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Expands Locations

Arrow Truck Sales, Kansas City, Mo., announced the relocation of its Los Angeles store and the opening of new satellite retail locations in both their Chicago and Tampa markets

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

TA Announces 2Q Results, Rent Deferral Agreement

TA says while it is still losing money, its financial numbers look better for the second quarter of the year than they did in the first quarter

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

American LaFrance Exits Bankruptcy

Patriarch Partners announced that, effective July 24, 2008, American LaFrance, manufacturer of fire, rescue and vocational vehicles, emerged successfully from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Court Rules Mileage Pay Case Against Swift Can Proceed

Truck drivers who claim that Swift Transportation routinely shorted them in pay will get their day in court, after an Arizona appellate court judge reversed a lower court decision that effectively dismissed the case

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

LA Port Says Legal Action Won't Stop Clean Truck Program

The Port of Los Angeles says a lawsuit by the American Trucking Associations will not affect implementation of the first phase of its Clean Truck Program, which starts Oct. 1

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

LA Port Offers Financial Assistance for Clean Trucks

The Port of Los Angeles and neighboring Port of Long Beach are now taking applications for financial assistance from truck owners seeking to upgrade their older trucks using state-funded California Air Resources Board grants

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Hazmat Shipments Must Detour Around Denver During DNC

If you have to go through Denver August 23-30, the Colorado State Patrol and the Denver Police recommend you allow extra travel time through the Denver metropolitan area, as the city is hosting the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2008 - Industry News

Urea Distribution Infrastructure Discussed At Meeting

Manufacturers and suppliers met last week to discuss developing an infrastructure to distribute the urea diesel exhaust fluid needed for selective catalytic reduction

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

Madison Confirmed as FHWA Head

Thomas J. Madison Jr. speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing.

President Bush's nominee for administrator of the Federal Highway Administration was confirmed by the Senate and says his main task will be to work with Congress on funding the country's transportation infrastructure

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Post Another Big Decline

The retail price of diesel fuel continues to fall, as the Energy Information Administration's weekly average posted its fourth big weekly decline in a row

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Business and Market Planning Summit Offers 2009 Forecast

Top U.S. economists will present critical business planning and economic forecast information affecting the work truck and trailer industry at the National Truck Equipment Association's Business and Market Planning Summi

Tags: Events

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Implementing New Procedures For Overweight Permits

If you need an overweight permit in New Jersey, you might face some delays while the state moves to an automated online application process

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

St. Christopher Fund Helps Truckers Pay For Health Care

A new charity organization provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers with medical problems who are unable to afford health care

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Continue Decline

Photo courtesy BP

Crude oil prices plunged to $115 a barrel Friday in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week This Month

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, organized by the American Trucking Associations, will be Aug. 24-30

Tags: Events

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

McLeod Panel To Feature Panel Of Truck Association Heavyweights

McLeod Software's User Conference in Nashville next month will kick of with a panel featuring the Chairmen of the Board of three major North American truck transportation associations

Tags: Events

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