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September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Close To Empty

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters today directed the Federal Highway Administration to take immediate steps to protect the solvency of the highway account of the Highway Trust Fund and called on Congress to act quickl

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Boosts Sales, Earnings

Thanks to a strong European trailer market, SAF-Holland saw sales and earnings grow in the second quarter and first half of the year

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Wins $752 Million Contract for MRAP Variant

The U.S. Marine Corps today awarded Navistar Defense a contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller and more mobile variant of its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles

September 5, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Releases $4 Million to Repair Gustav Highway Damage

The federal government is making $4 million available immediately in emergency relief funds for Louisiana and Mississippi to help pay for urgent repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floods

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Raises Pay for Company Team Drivers

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, will be raising the cap for company team drivers from 46 cents to 47 cents per practical mile effective Sept. 19

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Praised for Military Service

The United States military's Defense Supply Center Columbus awarded Michelin Americas Truck Tires and Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. with Best Value Medal silver awards

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

MHF Holdings Company Launches 'MHF Trucking & Drayage'

MHF Holdings Company, Jacksonville, Fla., will expand its Jacksonville operations with the launch of MHF Trucking & Drayage, offering domestic and international drayage services throughout the United States via an owner-operator network

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for June

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 6.6 percent from June 2007, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Economy

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

Illinois Cuts Emissions With PrePass

The Illinois Department of Transportation's adoption of PrePass truck technology almost 10 years ago has reduced greenhouse gas and related emissions by more than 17,000 metric tons

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

David Kelly Named Acting NHTSA Administrator

This week, President George W. Bush appointed David Kelly acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Previously, Kelly was the agency's chief of staff, serving as the top advisor to Administrator Nicole Nason

September 4, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Record Third Quarter Earnings

Navistar says demand is growing for its fuel-efficient International ProStar model.

Navistar International Corp., Warrenville, Ill., reported record net income for the third quarter of $272 million, or $3.68 per diluted share; and revised full-year guidance upward

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Wisconsin's Slick Wins Inspector Championship

Commercial Motor Vehicle inspectors representing 52 jurisdictions across North America vied for the top spot at this year's North American Inspectors Championship in Houston, August 18-24

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Celadon Group To Help Priority Wind Down Operations

As Priority Transportation phases out most of its over-the-road operation, Celadon Group is stepping in to help in the wind-down of operations so Priority customers aren't left in the lurch

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Another Fleet Commits to Port Clean Air Program

National Retail Systems, Secaucus, N.J., a provider of global logistics services to retailers, has submitted a letter of intent to the Port of Los Angeles committing to a pier trucking fleet that meets the standards of the Clean Truck Program

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue To Drop

Weekly diesel price average figures from the federal government released Tuesday show that the retail price of diesel fuel continues to fall

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

TARA Joins HDAW 09 Sponsors

TARA, the Truck Frame and Axel Repair Association, has joined Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09 as a sponsor, bringing the total number of organizations involved to 13

Tags: Events

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Dana Plans to Relocate Corporate Headquarters

Dana Holding Corp. will sell its corporate headquarters building and grounds in Toledo, Ohio, to Health Care REIT, a Toledo-based real estate investment trust, for an undisclosed sum

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Honors Independent Contractors

FedEx Custom Critical recently honored its top-performing independent contractors at its annual Four Star Awards celebration

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Honors Million Milers

Frito-Lay North America is recognizing nearly 90 over-the-road drivers who this year have reached the career milestone of more than 1 million, 2 million or 3 million miles driven accident-free

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Over-the-Road Study Looking At Biodiesel And CO2

The National Biodiesel Board has teamed up with Chicago-based Indigenous Energy, developers of emissions tracking systems, and Los Angeles-based States Logistics, a fleet and logistics company using clean technology, on an over-the-road pilot

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Accuride, Chrome Shop Mafia and Navistar Unveil "Serious Bizness"

A special customized 4x4 created by Accuride, the Chrome Shop Mafia and Navistar, is on a 15-month tour

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Gathering Input On I-70 Truck-Only Lanes

The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking at a plan that would create a truck-only lane on I-70, and is is hosting an online public meeting as well as three live public meetings this mont

Tags: Highways

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

New Owners Say It's A New IdleAire

IdleAire Inc., made up of six investment management companies, now owns essentially all of the bankrupt IdleAire Technologies Corp.'s assets with the official closing late Friday on their successful $17.5 million bid submitted earlier this year

September 2, 2008 - Industry News

NHTSA Delays Implementaton of Lighting Reg Rewrite

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week announced that it was delaying the effective date of a long-awaited rewrite of the federal government's safety standards on lighting and reflective devices

September 1, 2008 - Industry News

HOS Regs Suspended For Truckers Providing Hurricane Relief

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended hours of service regulations for truckers providing relief for victims of Hurricane Gustav

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