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July 3, 2008 - Industry News

New Schneider Program Helps Vets Become Owner-Operators

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced a Veterans Owner-Operator Program for military veterans returning to the workforce post-deployment

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel-Saving Tires Highlight Michelin "Go Wide. Save Green." Tour

Michelin's North American "Go Wide, Save Green" tour will feature real world examples of commercial trucking fleets and owner-operators who have benefited from the improved fuel efficiency, weight savings, and time savings that Michelin X One wide single tires deliver.

Tags: Events

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Gasoline and Diesel Demand Drops, Survey Shows

With fewer people on the road because of high fuel prices, truckstops and other fuel retailers have seen demand for fuel drop, even while prices continue to rise, according to data released Wednesday by NATSO,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit New Record High

Crude oil prices hit a new record over $144 a barrel during trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday before closing at $143.57

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Flying J Adds Locations

Flying J has added eight dealership locations and a fuel stop with commercial diesel lanes to its fuel network

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Argonne Lab Licenses New Catalyst to Cut NOx

A new, patented catalyst developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that can cut 95 to 100 percent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel engines has been licensed to Integrated Fuel Technologies Inc.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Dart Kicks Off Contractor/Driver Appreciation Events

Dart Transit Company, Eagan, Minn., held the first of its 2008 Contractor/Driver Appreciation celebrations June 21

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

"Tech Talk with TMC" Celebrates 150th Edition

June marked the 150th edition and the third anniversary of "Tech Talk with TMC," produced jointly by the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council and trucking radio personality Dave Nemo.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

2008 Mack Performance Tour Under Way

The 2008 Mack Performance Tour is touring the country to give customers a look at the new Mack models with a fuel efficient, powerful Mack MP family of engines

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Ray Brothers Celebrates 45 years

Ray Brothers Transportation, Fresno, Calif., a family-owned truck brokering business started by three young brothers, is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

July 1, 2008 - Industry News

Arsenault 2009 Dossier Calendar Contest

Arsenault Associates, Burlington, N.J., has begun taking entries for the 2009 Dossier Fleet Maintenance Software calendar photo contest

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

Alvan Motor Freight Closes Doors

Alvan Motor Freight, Kalamazoo, Mich., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to published reports

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Reslisted on NYSE

Navistar International Corp. last week filed first and second quarter 2008 financials with the Securities and Exchange Commission, bringing it up to date on its financial filings and paving the way for its relisting on the New York Stock Exchange

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Hits Monthly Record

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 14.3 percent higher in April 2008 than in April 2007, reaching $74.3 billion, the highest monthly level ever recorded

Tags: Economy

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

PSI Honors Utility for ThermAlert Work

Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI with ThermAlert technology, has chosen Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. to receive its inaugural ThermAlert Athena Award

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

Magnum Announces Pay Increase

Magnum Express, Indianapolis, announced that all company drivers and owner operators are receiving a pay increase of 1/2 a cent per mile

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Top Carriers

Ryder System announced its top carrier selections for the 2007 Ryder Carrier Quality Award recognizing excellence for on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation

June 29, 2008 - Industry News

FasterBetterSafer Campaign Aims to Make Infrastructure Political Priority

A broad coalition of business, labor, and transportation groups have launched an official campaign to challenge presidential and congressional candidates to make investments in highways, bridges, and public transportation a priority for their campaigns

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA's Annual New Model Truck Product Conference

The National Truck Equipment Association's New Model Truck Product Conference will be held for members only at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2008

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2009 Slated for Chicago

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announced that The 2009 Work Truck Show will be held in Chicago and will return to St. Louis, Mo., in 2010

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum Adds Visitors Center

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, located at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, will celebrate the opening of its new Museum Visitors Center

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Speakers to Address Fuel, Economy at PeopleNet Conference

Guest presenters will address the most challenging issues facing the trucking community, including fuel, the economy and regulatory changes, during the PeopleNet User Conference Aug. 4-6 in Naples, Fla

Tags: Events

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awarded MaxxPro Contracts

The Marine Corps Systems Command recently awarded Navistar Defense five contracts worth more than $707 million to provide parts and support for International MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA's Roadcheck 2008 Shows Lowest Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate in Decades

CVSA's recent check on the industry shows the lowest rate of out-of-service vehicles in two decades, despite concerns that a weakening economy with ever-increasing fuel prices would push safety to the bottom of the list for commercial motor vehicle fleets

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