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April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Nominations Open for MEMA's Triangle Award

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has opened nominations for its Triangle Award, the association's most prestigious award.

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Testing Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Two new Volvo hybrid refuse trucks will be tested in regular daily operations in Sweden by refuse collection firms Renova and Ragn-Sells

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Partners with U.S. Army Reserve

The American Trucking Associations signed a recruiting partnership agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve that will provide experienced truck drivers for the military and provide careers to truck drivers leaving the military

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold of Utah and Refriservicio Named Dealers of the Year

Carrier Transicold of Utah was named 2007 North American Dealer of the Year at Carrier Transicold's annual Truck, Trailer and Rail dealer meeting.

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

John Christner Trucking Receives SmartWay Excellence Award

John Christner Trucking, Sapulpa, Okla., was awarded the SmartWay Excellence Award for its reductions in environmental impact since becoming a SmartWay Transport Partner in 2004

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Changes Branding

AmeriQuest Transportation Services, formerly known as AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources, has changed its name and identity to better communicate the diversity of its comprehensive fleet management services

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Wants Input on Communication Between Vehicles and Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration is looking for input on potential business models for the financing and operation of a nationwide communications network between vehicles and the roadway infrastructure

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Bendix Warns About Sweepstakes Scam

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake are warning the public of a second fraudulent sweepstakes that has appropriated the companies' identities

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

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