Topics News

TransCore’s North American Freight Index dips in April

TransCore’s North American Freight Index showed a 14 percent decline in spot market truckload freight volume for the month of April, compared to March, but a 12 percent increase compared to April 2010. Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were impacted negatively by the extreme weather conditions ...

Diesel prices fall by largest amount in a year

The national average retail price for on-highway diesel dropped 4.3 cents during the week ended Monday, May 16, to $4.061 ...

FTR Shippers’ Condition Index falls significantly

FTR Associates’ Shippers’ Condition Index (SCI) as reported in the firm’s Shippers Update fell significantly to a reading of -11.4 in May. According to FTR, the drop reflects tightening capacity and accelerating transport costs. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero ...

Eaton completes acquisition of Internormen Technology Group

Eaton Corp. on Thursday, May 12, announced it has completed its purchase of the Internormen Technology Group, a provider of hydraulic filtration and instrumentation. Terms were not announced. Internormen, which is based in Altlussheim, Germany, has sales and distribution subsidiaries in India, China, Brazil and the United States. The ...

Rove to deliver keynote address at Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference

Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, will share his political insights with attendees during the second annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, set for Aug. 24-25 at the Dallas Convention Center. Known as “The Architect” of Bush’s 2000 and 2004 ...

Toyo launches Facebook and Twitter pages

Toyo Tires has debuted company Facebook and Twitter pages. According to Toyo, the new sites include photos, videos, automotive news, tire tips and prize giveaways. Toyo’s Facebook page also includes downloadable wallpaper featuring the Toyo-sponsored media, including race car driver Robby Gordon. “These are exciting opportunities to strengthen our ...

Goodyear’s fleetHQ releases tire replacement photos

Goodyear announced that fleetHQ dealers now offer photos of a replaced tire during a road service call as an added service to its fleetHQ solutions portfolio. The service, called TirePix, provides truck owners and fleet managers two photos of the tire that was replaced as part of the ...

Fleetline Products earns Paccar’s top recognition

Fleetline Products has earned Paccar’s top quality award for the second consecutive year. Paccar Inc. has presented Fleetline with its 50 PPM award for 2010. According to Fleetline, receiving this award places Fleetline in an elite group of suppliers who have met the highest level of quality and warranty ...

Volvo recognizes top dealer of 2010

Volvo Trucks North America has honored Westfall Odell Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo. as the company’s 2010 dealer of the year. Westfall began operations in 1951 and is now the largest Volvo Trucks parts provider in the Midwest. According to Volvo, the company offers 24-hour parts and ...

Hume named regional manager at Hutchens

Hutchens Industries announces the promotion of Kandy Hume to regional manager for the Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, western Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota. She will be responsible for calling on existing Hutchens’ customers, as well as developing new opportunities throughout the territory. Hume has worked at Hutchens for ...