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April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Top $115 a Barrel

It's starting to sound like a broken record - crude oil futures hit another new high Wednesday, rising as high as $115.07 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and ending the day up $1.14 at a record $114.93 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Bush Says We Need to Cut Greenhouse Gases

President George W. Bush has changed his tune on global warming, but his comments Wednesday calling for a cut in greenhouse gases offered little in the way of specifics, so it's hard to tell how it might affect trucking

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chair Testifies on Surface Transportation

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz Wednesday asked a Senate panel to make fundamental changes to federal surface transportation programs to allow the trucking industry to more efficiently move freight

April 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit Record Again

The price of crude oil set new records again Tuesday,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 15, 2008 - Industry News

McCain Calls for Fuel Tax Holiday

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has called for a suspension of the federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, prompting critics to say it would devastate transportation infrastructure funding

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Ryder Agrees to Acquire Gator Leasing

Ryder System has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Gator Leasing

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Adds Perfection Truck Parts

Vipar Heavy Duty announced that Perfection Truck Parts & Equipment is the newest stockholder to join the Vipar Heavy Duty Network of distributors.

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Layover.com Partners With TestAnswers.com

Layover.com is now offering free CDL practice tests provided by TestAnswers.com

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Crude, Hit New Highs

The national average price of diesel fuel broke the $4-a-gallon mark last week, while crude oil prices continue to set new records on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA May Be Mulling Universal EOBR Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

TRALA Elects Mike McMahon as 2008-2009 Chairman

Southeastern Leasing and Rental President Mike McMahon was unanimously chosen by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as its 2008-2009 Chairman at the association's 30th Annual Meeting

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Facility in Corpus Christi

Penske Truck Leasing hosted the grand opening of a new $3.7 million facility in Corpus Christi, Texas

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Cadec Shares "10 Ways to Go Paperless"

Cadec Global published a new e-report titled, "10 Ways to Go Paperless (and Save Money) with Fleet Management Software and Supply Chain Optimization.

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

New President for Yellow

The president of Yellow Transportation is retiring, and his former boss is stepping in to replace him

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Arrow, Daimler Ink Finance Deal

Flatbed company Arrow Trucking announced it has entered into an innovative equipment finance agreement with Daimler Truck Financial that will allow it to replace nearly its entire current tractor fleet within five years

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Economy Suffers From Poor Transportation Strategy

The U.S.transportation system is failing to keep pace with the demands of a 21st-century economy, and a piecemeal approach to improving the nation's transportation infrastructure no longer works, concluded a study released last wee

Tags: Highways

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Landstar Names Roadstars

Landstar System has recognized 18 Business Capacity Owners (its term for owner-operators) as Landstar Roadstars

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Honors Top Dealers

Volvo Trucks North America recently announced its 2007 U.S. and Canadian dealers of the year, and recognized other dealers for their performance in truck and Volvo engine sales

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Greatwide Logistics Services Acquires Camrett, Inc.

Texas-based Greatwide Logistics Services announced that it has acquired Virginia-based Camrett Inc

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

Hengst Expanding North American Presence

Hengst filters

German filter manufacturer Hengst is expanding its presence in the North American market

April 13, 2008 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Acquires Austin-Westran Product Line

SAF-Holland has acquired the landing leg (trailer support) product line from Austin-Westran.

April 11, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Talks About Trends

During the Mid-America Trucking Show, executives from ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems executives reviewed industry trends and market developments, from why military business is good for fleets to saving on fuel

April 10, 2008 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Considers Anti-Idling Law

Both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association want to see some changes in a bill proposed in Pennsylvania to limit idling time of commercial diesel-powered trucks

April 10, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Has $50 Million to Support Clean Air Retrofit

The Environmental Protection Agency has almost $50 million in grants to help trucking companies and others to replace or clean up older diesel engines

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Analyst: Bad News, Good News for Trucker Profitability, Class 8 Demand

Fuel prices continue to put pressure on the economy and on trucking companies, but exports of heavy trucks are helping to remove excess capacity, said Kenny Vieth, partner, A.C.T. Research Inc., Tuesday in a Bear Stearns conference call

Tags: Economy

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