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March 9, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Repossessions Increased Significantly in 2007

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks increased 110 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to Nassau Asset Management's NasTrac Quarterly Index

Tags: Economy

March 9, 2008 - Industry News

TA Cuts Workforce

TravelCenters of America is cutting back its work force and expects to scale back on expansion projects because of the struggling economy

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Online Tools On Bonus Depreciation

The federal government has made it more attractive to purchase commercial trucks in 2008, says Navistar International, and the truck maker has launched an online tool to help buyers

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Washington State Looking For Truck Parking Info

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the stat

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Navistar Announces 2006 Financial Results

In another step toward becoming a current filer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Navistar International reported its financial results for 2006

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Biofuels, Trucks at International Renewable Energy Conference

Caption: President George W. Bush is given a tour of Volvo and Mack carbon-dioxide-neutral trucks by Volvo Group CEO Leif Johansson.

Biofuels and hybrid trucks were among the topics discussed this week during the the three-day Washington International Renewable Energy Conference, including a close-up look from President Bush at some renewable-fuel heavy trucks

March 6, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Break $105 a Barrel

Crude oil future prices broke the $105 a barrel mark Thursday, while the average price of diesel hit $3.70 a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Use Cameras to Catch Weigh Station Bypassers

Truck drivers who intentionally bypass an Oregon weigh station will soon have little defense when they get their Class B misdemeanor citation in the mail with a summons to appear in court

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Growing Energy Demand

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson Wednesday announced plans to invest more than $125 billion over the next five years in major projects to help meet growing world energy demand

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Ray Haight Elected TCA Chairman

Ray Haight, executive director of MacKinnon Transport, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has been elected as the 2008-2009 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

Factory Orders Drop

New orders for manufactured goods fell 2.5 percent in January, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the first time U.S. factory orders had fallen in five months,

Tags: Economy

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

PTDI Honors Haight

The Professional Truck Driver Institute Inc. presented the tenth annual Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award to Ray Haigh

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

PacLease Adds 14 Locations

After seeing the number of its locations double in four years, Paccar Leasing Company (PacLease) continues its rapid expansion with the announcement of 14 new locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Honors Safest Fleets

Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution of El Paso, Texas, and Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, were the winners of the Truckload Carrier Association's 33rd Annual National Fleet Safety Awards

March 4, 2008 - Industry News

TCA Hands Out Awards In The Bahamas

The Truckload Carriers Association honored a number of individuals during its annual convention this week, held at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Private Truck Council to Meet in Cincinnati

More than 1,000 people are expected to converge on Cincinnati April 27-29, 2008 for the National Private Truck Council's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibitio

Tags: Events

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Wright Express Completes Acquisition of Pacific Pride

Wright Express Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of privately held Pacific Pride Services, Inc

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Alcoa Combines Wheel Products, Auto/Truck Business

Alcoa has combined its Wheel Products business with its Auto and Truck Structures business to form a new business unit, called Wheel and Transportation Products

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFC Unveils Online State Tax Guide

The National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations unveiled an exclusive online resource, known as the Online State Tax Guide, for trucking industry finance professionals

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Set New Record

Retail diesel prices continue to soar, with the U.S. Department of Energy reporting a $3.658 average for last week, shattering the previous week's record-setting price by more than 10 cents per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

"Green" Technology Arena Ripe For Growth

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan observes that as global emission regulations tighten in an effort to reduce global warming and fossil fuel reliance, the market for emission and idling reduction technologies for commercial trucks will experience considerable growth

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

NAFTA Trade Up December From Year Earlier

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 3.1 percent higher in December 2007 than in December 2006, reaching $60.9 billion

Tags: Economy

March 3, 2008 - Industry News

PeopleNet Wins Telematics Award

PeopleNet Communications has won Frost & Sullivan's 2007 North American Regional Fleet Telematics Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award

March 2, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri and Illinois Agree on New Mississippi River Bridge

A new $640 million bridge will be built on I-70 over the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area

Tags: Highways

March 2, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees Announced

The American Truck Dealers association and co-sponsor Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2008 Truck Dealer of the Year nominees

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