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April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Deadline Approaching For TCA Scholarship Applications

May 15 is the deadline for submitting applications to the Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund for the 2008-2009 school year

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo Plant Layoffs Deeper Than Expected

Volvo Trucks North America will cut 1,100 jobs at its Dublin, VIrginia plant,

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Volvo's New River Valley Plant Wins Top Environmental Award

Volvo Trucks North America's New River Valley Plant (NRV) won Virginia's highest environmental award

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

NationaLease Establishes Private Equity Fund

NationaLease has established a private equity fund to "enable effective ownership transition of existing NationaLease members

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Mack Launches Web Site to Mark Environmental Accomplishments, Celebrate Earth Day

Mack Trucks, Inc. marked Earth Day 2008 by showcasing its environmental initiatives on the World Wide We

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

Mack Announces 2007 Distributors of the Year

Mack Trucks announced the recipients of its 2007 Distributor of the Year awards

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

NTEA Launches New Web Site

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) launched a newly redesigned website, www.ntea.com,

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Hino to Cut U.S. Production

Hino will stop producing commercial trucks at its Long Beach, Calif., plant, nearly halving its U.S. truck-building capacity

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports First-Quarter Earnings

Rush Enterprises' revenues were down 24 percent, while net income dropped from $9.7 million last year to $1 million in this year's first quarter

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

Webb Responds to Increased Costs

Webb Wheel Products announced that it will take immediate actions to mitigate the risks associated with skyrocketing global metals prices.

Tags: Economy

April 18, 2008 - Industry News

GE Offers Rebates Through Hybrid Vehicle Program

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services announced a Hybrid Rebate Program for companies that lease hybrid vehicles

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

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