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June 20, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Down Earnings for FY 2008

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., last week reported that its net income of $1.13 billion for fiscal year 2008 was down 44 percent from the previous year, and reported a net loss of $241 million during the fourth quarter,

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

The ASTM International D02 Main Committee late last week approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Stage Protest in New York

New York legislators and others in the state capital of Albany had their Thursday morning shattered by the sound of hundreds of truck horns as truckers rallied to protest soaring fuel prices,

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Questions Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Fuel Prices

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the economy and the price of fuel, a top trucking industry official Thursday urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change initiatives

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa Roads and Bridges Suffer "Unimaginable Damage"

In Iowa, more than 50 U.S. highways and hundreds of smaller roads had to be closed due to the flooding

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Transmission Clinic Features Additional Tour and Speaker

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) Heavy Duty Transmission Division will be hosting their annual technical clinic on July 16 & 17 in Milwaukee

Tags: Events

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Dometic's HVAC Featured on "Trick My Truck"

Country Music Television's show "Trick My Truck" featured a new technology auxiliary air conditioning system from Dometic Environmental Corp. June 20 on the episode "Chill Factor.

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Trucks' 250,000th Truck Rolls Off Production Line

Sterling Truck Corp. rolled its 250,000th truck - a Sterling Set-Back 113-inch BBC A-Line - off the production line.

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Greater Baltimore Committee Names Co-Chairs of Transportation Funding Task Force

The president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association will co-chair a task force to study funding the state's infrastructure

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Appeals Court: Dealer Antitrust Suit Can go to Trial

A former Mack dealer, Toledo Mack Sales & Service, won the right to a jury trial of its claim that Mack Trucks and other Mack dealers violated antitrust law by conspiring to keep Mack prices artificially high

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Canada To Allow Wide Base Single Tires

New generation wide single truck tires are now approved for widespread use across Canada

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Support Strong Anti-Counterfeiting Law in Statements to Congress

Representatives of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its Brand Protection Council expressed support of legislation strengthening the nation's anti-counterfeiting laws in both written comments and testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Bumper Material Lauded for Environmental Innovation

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently recognized the bright film material embodied in Hendrickson Aero Bright products with an environmental stewardship award

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Top Ten Finalist in America's Best Restroom Contest

Iowa 80 men's restroom

Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, has been nominated in Cintas Corp.'s Annual Best Restroom contest as having one of the best restrooms in the country and is the only truckstop to receive the designation

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Idaho Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line announced a service center opening in Pocatello, Idaho

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

UDOT Launches iTruck Campaign

The Utah Department of Transportation has launched iTruck, a campaign to help truckers avoid delays and closures while traveling through the state

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Attendance Up at CLI Training Conference

Carrier Logistics Inc. announced that attendance at its FACTS annual user group conference held in White Plains, N.Y., doubled from the past three years

Tags: Events

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar's MaxxPro Plus Debuts To Public In Paris

The Navistar Defense upgraded Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, MaxxPro Plus, debuted to the public this week during European defense trade show Eurosatory in Paris, France

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress President to Provide Keynote Address at FFCA Conference

Patrick E. Quinn, co-chairman and president, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, will provide the keynote address to an expected audience of 500 attendees at the upcoming Faster Freight - Cleaner Air East Coast conference in New York City.

Tags: Events

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Loss Prevention Conference Association Closes Shop

The Loss Prevention Conference, a transportation industry association dedicated to educating its members on the prevention of freight loss and damage, will no longer operate as a member-based organization

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Roadrunner Transportation Services Capitalizes on Growth

Roadrunner Transportation Services, formerly known as Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems, Cudahy, Wis., announced a new brand identity and logo reflecting the company's comprehensive service offerings, including third-party transportation logistics and supply-chain management

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

New York Proposes Policy to Keep Trucks on Interstates, off State Highways

New York officials last week announced a draft statewide regulation that is designed to keep trucks on the Interstate Highway System and off of many state roads

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo to Develop Prototype Lightweight Composite Sleepers

The sleeper cabs will consist of three pieces:  a one-piece composite sleeper, a composite roof and Volvo’s highly engineered steel cab, modified to attach to the composite sleeper.

Volvo Trucks North America will develop lightweight prototype sleepers made with advanced composite material technology as part of a U.S. Army program to reduce the weight and improve fuel economy of trucks

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Judge: IdleAire Can Go Ahead With Sale

A judge ruled that IdleAire Technologies, Knoxville, Tenn., can go ahead with a planned sale

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