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July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Army Awards Navistar Defense Seven Contracts For Parts And Support

The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded Navistar Defense seven more contracts to provide parts and support for its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, totaling approximately $125 million

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Michelin Adds Travel Plazas To Truck Tire Service Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires added product offerings and services at an additional 32 truckstop locations in the United States during the first half of 2008

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Increases Dividend by 40 Percent

The Cummins Inc. Board of Directors increased the company's quarterly cash dividend on common stock by 40 percent to 17.5 cents per share, up from 12.5 cents per share

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

AASHTO Video Advances Life-Saving Study

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a video promoting the life-saving strategies of its lane-departure report

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Expedite Expo This Week

Expediters Online is hosting its annual Expedite Expo on July 25 and 26 at the Roberts Convention Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

Tags: Events

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

National Accounting & Finance Council's 2008 Executive Education Forum

The National Accounting & Finance Council is accepting registrations for its annual Executive Education Forum, scheduled for September 7-9 in Indianapolis

Tags: Events

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Reports Revenues and Earnings for the Second Quarter 2008

Intermodal and non-asset-based business helped J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., to second quarter 2008 net earnings of $50.6 million, compared to 2007 second quarter earnings of $63.9 million

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit New Record

Diesel prices hit another record, with the Department of Energy's weekly average retail price rising 3.7 cents per gallon to $4.764

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

IdleAire Sold

IdleAire Technologies, Knoxville, Tenn., has been sold to a group of noteholders led by Wells Fargo Bank

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

American Transportation Research Institute Receives Grant

The Trucking Industry Defense Association will award its inaugural Endowment Fund Grant in the amount of $8,000 to the Virginia-based American Transportation Research Institute

July 13, 2008 - Industry News

FTR 2008 Freight Transportation Conference Agenda

FTR Associates, Nashville, Ind., has finalized the agenda for the 2008 "America's Freight Transportation Through 2012" conference being held at the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza Downtown-Union Station Hotel Aug. 26-28

Tags: Events

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

AMBEST Service Centers Subscribe to Tractor-Trailer.net

Independently owned AMBEST Service Centers throughout the United States have adopted Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, to correctly diagnose and repair the wide variety of commercial vehicles that visit their locations for service

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Releases Money to Repair Flood-Damaged Wisconsin Roads

The federal government is making $1 million available immediately in emergency relief funds for Wisconsin to help pay for urgent repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floods

Tags: Highways

July 11, 2008 - Industry News

Jim Palmer Trucking Files Chapter 11

Jim Palmer Trucking, Missoula, Mont., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, but says they are confident they can bring the company back

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Acquisition Expands ArvinMeritor's Global Remanufacturing Operations

ArvinMeritor has entered into an agreement to acquire Trucktechnic, a remanufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicle disc and foundation brakes and components, based in Liege, Belgium

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Partners With Big Truck TV to Distribute Video on Web

The American Trucking Associations announced an online video channel for communicating the trucking industry's critical issues to members, legislators, regulators and the public

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Moves Custom Manufacturing

Kentucky Trailer announced plans for the relocation of its custom manufacturing facility in Louisville to a 240,000-square-foot facility in Jefferson Riverport International (Riverport)

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

RoadLink Acquires American Freight Systems

Atlanta-based RoadLink, a private independent intermodal logistics service provider, announced the purchase of Vancouver, Wash.-based international intermodal trucking service provider American Freight Systems

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Updates Third Quarter and Full Year Financial Outlook

ArvinMeritor expects to see stronger financial results in the third fiscal quarter and full fiscal year

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Freight Transportation Index Rises

The Freight Transportation Services Index rose 1.9 percent in May from its April level, the largest monthly increase since January, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tags: Economy

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Two of Nation's Busiest Interstates Will Get $11 Million for Truck Parking Innovations

Two of the nation's busiest interstates will receive $11 million, more than $5 million each, in federal support for innovative strategies to reduce the frustration of truckers looking for parking on congested routes

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

OOIDA to Challenge Legality of Ontario Speed Limiter Legislation

In response to the Ontario government's decision to pass a speed limiter bill, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will file a formal Notice of Intent challenging the legality of the legislation

July 8, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Raises Prices on Trucks

Commodity prices that have as much as doubled in the past six months have led Navistar International to increase prices on International trucks, effective immediately. Price increases will vary by model, topping at $1,600 per truck

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