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April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Fed's Freight Index Unchanged in February

The federal government's Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was unchanged in February from January, following a 2.4 percent monthly increase in January

Tags: Economy

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Conference to Highlight Alternative Fuels, Vehicles

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute will host the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008 in Las Vegas May 11-14

Tags: Events

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Changes Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revises commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards and requires new federal minimum standards for states to issue commercial learner's permits

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Could Hit Negative Numbers Next Year

The federal Highway Trust Fund is likely to turn negative next year, said a former DOT executive to a shippers' group this week

Tags: Highways

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Again Hit Record High

Crude oil prices again hit record highs Wednesday, surging to more than $112 a barrel during intraday trading after a government report showed an unexpected decline in crude supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Novosad Wins Truck-Lite Trophy from NAST

Winning NAST trucks superimposed on scenery more appealing than the gray, barely-spring scene at Mid-America.

The National Association of Show Trucks presented its series-topping Truck-Lite Trophy last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Prime Orders Wabash Reefers

Wabash National Corp. announced that Prime Inc. opted to purchase 1,900 ArcticLite refrigerated van trailers

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Launches Equipment Program for Professional Drivers

Fikes Truck Line has launched Fikes FreeWay, a new twist on the traditional lease-purchase program that not only connects professional drivers with affordable equipment, but also supports their long-term success with bookkeeping, tax preparation and financial advice

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Earns EPA's Top SmartWay Score

Celadon Trucking Services has earned the top score awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for freight carriers that participate in the agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Utility Makes Bendix Products Standard

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company have inked a deal to make Bendix products available through Utility's aftermarket parts and dealer network

April 8, 2008 - Industry News

EIA: Don't Expect Significant Relief in Diesel Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that diesel prices will average $3.62 per gallon over the course of 2008 - 72 cents above the 2007 average prices - as crude oil prices continue to average over $100 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 8, 2008 - Industry News

Newport Editors Featured on Radio at MATS

Newport editors Steve Sturgess (top center), Evan Lockridge (above left) and Tom Berg (above right) were part of live broadcasts at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Newport Communications editors hit the airwaves during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., recently

Tags: Events

April 8, 2008 - Industry News

Congestion Pricing Dies in New York

A proposal to charge drivers extra tolls to enter New York City's most congested neighborhoods during peak hours died in the New York Assembly Monday

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Driver Training In Cab

U.S. Xpress driver George Smith demonstrates the new in-cab training technology.

U.S. Xpress is training drivers for safety & regulatory issues with computer-based lessons right in their own cabs

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Freight Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract

The Teamsters added more than 9,900 members with workers at UPS Freight ratifying a contract by more than 89 percent

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Crude Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, to $3.995, a little less than a penny drop from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Nissan Enters North American Light Commercial Vehicle Business

Nissan North America will enter the light commercial vehicle business in North America with three new vehicles in three years, the first of which will be launched in the first half of 2010.

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Firm Offers Symposium on Transporting Chemicals

A. Duie Pyle will present a symposium on the potential threat of terrorism involving chemicals transported by truck

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Menlo 'Greens' its Fleet of Transport Partners

Menlo Worldwide Logistics is demonstrating its commitment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership by increasing its use of SmartWay-approved carriers

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Shell Rotella SuperRigs to be Held at Iowa 80

The 26th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held from June 5-7 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, located off exit 284 of Interstate 80 in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Smaller Biodiesel Producers Fail Quality Tests More Often

Small and medium producers of biodiesel had "significant failure rates" in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 biodiesel quality survey, while about 90 percent of all the biodiesel tested met specifications

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Great Dane Trailers receives Customer Excellence Award

Pressure Systems International presented Great Dane Trailers with its 2007 Customer Excellence Awar

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Fewer Small Transportation Companies to Expand

Fewer small transportation companies are considering expansion, instead planning to focus on meeting customer needs and improving employee productivity, according to the results of the latest Small Business Research Board poll

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

SMC3 Summer Conference to Explore "New Supply Chain"

Attendees at the SMC3 2008 Summer Conference will investigate the latest trends and developments emerging in the domestic and global supply chain

Tags: Events

April 3, 2008 - Industry News

Global Supplier Associations Team up to Fight Counterfeiting

The leading international automotive and truck parts supplier associations this week issued a statement of cooperation to join together to combat counterfeitin

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