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May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Bandag Raises Prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions announced price increases in the United States of up to 5 percen

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Increases Air Spring Prices

Firestone Industrial Products Company has increased prices between 3 percent and 7 percent on air springs for the light duty and heavy duty markets.

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Virginia to Practice Interstate Lane Reversal

Virginia will be reversing traffic on Interstate 64 Sunday in an emergency preparedness exercise to test state agencies' ability to reverse traffic for hurricanes.

Tags: Highways

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Allied/North American Offer Settlement to Owner-Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced that Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines filed a revised bankruptcy plan under which owner-operators will receive $1.25 million due under the terms of a settlement agreement reached last year

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Launches Sustainability Initiative

The American Trucking Associations Thursday launched a program of initiatives to set the trucking industry on the road toward a more sustainable future, under the banner, "Trucks Deliver a Cleaner Tomorrow.

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Gets Loan to Stay Afloat

IdleAire Technologies has secured a line of credit and borrowed $3.7 million to help it survive, along with hiring a turnaround consultant

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Study Looks at Lane-Departure Crashes

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report that details a number of low-cost solutions to reduce the number of fatal lane-departure crashes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Lowers Top Speed of Fleet

Con-way Truckload has reduced the maximum governed speed of its 2,700-tractor fleet from 70 to 65 mph in support of an enterprise-wide sustainability initiative at parent company Con-way Inc

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Buys Two North Carolina Dealerships

Texas-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest full service network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America, has acquired two more dealership compnies in Charlotte, North Carolina

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

International Dealer Technicians to Compete in Rodeo

In a head-to-head, hands-on test of their technical skill and speed, eight of the top service technicians in the International dealer network will compete to determine who is the best of the bes

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Rolls Back Speed

Schneider National Thursday announced plans to operate the most energy-efficient fleet in the industry, including slowing its fleet to 60 mph

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

Washington DOT Releases Truck Parking Report

There isn't enough parking in Washington State, according to a survey done by the state Department of Transportation

May 8, 2008 - Industry News

International Offers Fuel Economy Options, Discounts

Responding to both increasing fuel expenses and fleet problems with disappointing fuel consumption, International has introduced fuel saving options in combination packages

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Soar, DOE Ups Price Predictions, Senators Look for Relief

As crude oil prices soar to new records, the U.S. Department of Energy is predicting the price of a gallon of diesel will average close to $4 per gallon in 2008, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing measure

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Study Questions Benefits of Longer Training

Research on the relationship between entry-level driver training and safety outcomes appears to indicate that longer training doesn't necessarily mean safer drivers

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

MTA Offers Forums on Risk Management

The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold forums on "Claim Management and Asset Protection for Trucking Companies" in May and June

Tags: Events

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Poster Contest Aims at Truckers Buckling Up

Sara O'Dell of Pryor, Okla., is the winner of the "Be Ready. Be Buckled" children's poster contest

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

CalStart Honors Eaton, Others With Blue Sky Awards

Eaton is the winner of CalStart's Blue Sky Award 2008 for its efforts in developing hybrid commercial trucks

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Private Equity Fund Makes Investment

NationaLease, through its relationship with ATS Investment Holdings, has made its first investment, taking an equity position in Stitzel Leasing LLC, York, Pa., which will now operate under the name of York NationaLease.

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Hears Testimony on Diesel Prices and Trucking

"Rising Diesel Fuel Costs in the Trucking Industry" was the topic of a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Summit to Discuss California Highway Safety Goals

The second of two Strategic Highway Safety Summits in California will be held Wednesday, May 7, in Sacramento

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix Warns of More Illegal Scams

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC are warning the public of repeated waves of consumer fraud activity that have appropriated the companies' identities

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Announces Spin Off of Light Vehicle Systems Business

Truck and automotive component supplier ArvinMeritor today announced plans spin off its light vehicle automotive business into a separate company from its commercial vehicle business

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Launches Unusual Career Choice Program

Con-way has launched a new driver career choice program that creates the opportunity for drivers at full-truckload carrier Con-way Truckload and less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight to formally consider new-hire driving positions at their respective sister companies

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Hits New Record, Diesel Prices Fall Slightly

Last week's average retail price for a gallon of diesel fell nearly 3 cents from the previous week but was still $1.357 more than it was a year ago, and a new record for crude oil prices could send fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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