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January 2, 2008 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Launches FleetMentor Beta Test

J. J. Keller & Associates has launched the beta test for its online fleet management solution called FleetMentor. As part of the beta test, participants will have free, unlimited access to the service through June 2008, and will be aske

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

Descartes Acquires RouteView Technologies

Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service logistics solutions provider, has acquired privately-held Minnesota-based RouteView Technologies Inc. RouteView provides technology solutions

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder to Acquire Lily's Truck Leasing Business

Ryder System Inc. has reached agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of the Full Service Truck Leasing, Commercial Truck Rental and Contract Truck Maintenance businesses of Lily Transportation Corp., a regional transportatio

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

TMC, University Create Truck Technician Scholarship

The University of Northwestern Ohio, in cooperation with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations and its Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC), has created a scholarshi

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Group Backs Anti-Rollover Devices as Standard Equipment

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) would like to see anti-rollover devices installed on all new Class 8 tractors as soon as possible and is asking all major North American heavy truck manufacturers to make the technology standard

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

CFI Invests in SmartWay-approved Engines

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company providing international truckload services, is buying 140 Cummins 2007 ISX engines with the Cummins particulate filter. The SmartWay-approved engine was selected for its performance

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Emerges From Chapter 11

Federal-Mogul Corp. announced it has emerged from Chapter 11 on December 27, 2007, the effective date of its plan of reorganization. "This is an especially exciting time for Federal-Mogul. We begin 2008 with confidenc

January 2, 2008 - Industry News

CFI Seeks Team Drivers for Henderson, Colo., Area

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a Con-way company and international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has new career opportunities available for experienced team drivers to travel dedicated routes originating from Henderson, Colo

December 29, 2007 - Industry News

ATA's November Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.8%

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.8 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent contraction in October. The not seasonally adjusted index decreased 8.5 percen

December 27, 2007 - Industry News

FedEx Freight, FedEx National Announce General Rate Increase

FedEx Freight, which provides regional next-day and second-day less-than-truckload (LTL) service will implement a 5.48 percent general rate increase effective Jan. 14, 2008. Additionally, FedEx National LTL, the long-haul LTL company

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

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