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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

June 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5 Percent in May

The American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased on a month-to-month basis for the first time since January of this year, edging 0.5 percent higher in May

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Ensure Affordable Oil

The American Trucking Associations today urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive plan to increase domestic oil supplies and ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts Continued High Diesel Prices

Diesel prices will remain in the $4-plus range through the second half of 2009, the federal energy agency is forecasting

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Roadway Launches Custom Solutions Specialized Pickup and Delivery Service

Roadway of Akron, OH and a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, announced the launch of its new Roadway Custom Solutions Specialized Pickup and Delivery Service

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Will Add APU Units To New International ProStars

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced that it will proceed with a plan to equip select 2009 International ProStars with Carrier Comfort-Pro APU units

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

FFE Begins Temperature-Controlled Charge

Frozen Food Express Industries and FFE Transportation Services announced that it will implement a charge to its shippers for the rapidly rising cost of refrigeration necessary in the transportation of temperature controlled products

June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; Oil Prices Still Volatile

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell 4.4 cents over the past week to $4.648

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Schneider Adds Orientation Sites for Experienced Drivers

Schneider National recently began offering its orientation program at three new sites - the Schneider National Operating Centers in Indianapolis, West Memphis, Ark., and Atlanta

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Brooks Range Supply Joins VIPAR Network of Distributors

VIPAR Heavy Duty announced that Brooks Range Supply is the newest stockholder to join its network of distributors

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

ARTBA Pushes Infrastructure Improvements

The 2009 federal highway authorization bill provides the best opportunity in more than 50 years to chart a new course for America's surface transportation programs, said American Road & Transportation Builders Association President & CEO Pete Ruan

Tags: Highways

June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Florida Enacts Idling Rules

Florida is the latest state to impose idling restrictions on heavy trucks

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Orders 300 Cascadias

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has purchased 300 Freightliner Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit Diesel DD15 engines

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Teamster Carhaul Negotiators Reach Tentative National Agreement

The Teamsters union announced late last week that its carhaul negotiators had reached a tentative national agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Layover.com Acquires MyTruckingSpace.com

Layover.com has acquired the trucker social networking website MyTruckingSpace.com and will merge it with social networking site MyLayover.com to expand each site's network of trucker-specific tools and create one ocial networking experience for the trucking professional

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

HireRight to Merge with USIS Commercial Services

U.S. Investigations Services, a provider of pre-employment, drug testing screening and security investigations (better known to the trucking industry for its DAC driver database), and HireRight, provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions, have announced plans to merge

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Red Dot Adds 24 Distributor Locations in Eastern U.S.

Red Dot Corp., Seattle, announced the addition of three distributors totaling 24 separate locations in the eastern United States

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Receives DTNA Masters of Quality Award

Daimler Trucks North America has recognized Phillips Industries as one of its best suppliers for 2007 with its Masters of Quality Award.

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Nasr to Speak at the 2008 International Big R Show

Nabil Nasr, director of the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery at Rochester Institute of Technology, will present "Remanufacturing and Product Sustainability,"at the Opening Session of the 2008 International Big R Show on Sunday, November 2

Tags: Events

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

Con-way Announces 2008 'ALPHA' Program Participants

Con-way Inc. announced the second enterprise-wide class to be enrolled in its ALPHA development program, a three-year curriculum for selected employees that provides training and education to prepare participants for potential future opportunities in executive management

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ALK Technologies and LLamasoft Announce Strategic Alliance

ALK Technologies, developers of PC*Miler Solutions, and LLamasoft, provider of supply chain network design software, announced an alliance aimed at providing enhanced supply chain network design and analysis solutions

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

United Equipment Funding is New Authorized East Dealer

United Equipment Funding, Henderson, Colco., was recently named an authorized dealership for East Manufacturing, offering the company's dump trailers and flatbeds.

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