COLD FIRE: A Dramatic Success Without Dramatization

Last December, Dixon Auto Transport driver, Mike Wehling, was traveling on a rural Texas road when he noticed his passenger side drive tire was on fire.  He grabbed his new Cold Fire Tactical extinguisher and ran around to the side of the truck.  By this point, the tire had exploded and flames were shooting six to seven feet in the air.  He deployed the extinguisher, and, in a matter of seconds, the fire was extinguished.  Fire Success Story - Final Read more

J&S Transport- Freightliner for Sale

2007 PETERBILT WITH 2010 COTTRELL CX-11 SOFT TIE EQUIPMENT!!  EQUIPMENT WAS PUT INTO SERVICE IN DECEMBER OF 2009.  TRUCK OPTIONS INCLUDE; TILT & TELE STEERING, DUAL AIR RIDE SEATS, PWR MIRRORS W/ HEAT, PWR WINDOWS, PWR DOOR LOCKS, FULL GAUGE PACKAGE.     Read more

ATA’s Graves: Industry thriving despite challenges

During his annual “State of the Industry” address at the 2013 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Gov. Bill Graves, ATA president and CEO said the trucking industry is poised for success despite the myriad of changes and challenges that are occurring in Washington and in the industry. Read more

AHAA's September 2013 Newsletter

  In a short period of time, AHAA has established itself as an important association for the vehicle logistics industry in North America, representing the heart of this industry: the small and medium-sized companies.  The finished vehicle logistics industry has been through some tough times, but now there is a lot more positivity, with the automotive industry in North America booming.  This exciting time offers great opportunities for change.   Read more

Truck drivers lament loss of flexibility with new government rules

From The Jacksonville Business Journal: Kirk Williams, CEO of Proficient Auto Transport, said new rules will make it harder to use truck drivers over weekends. Nikita Stallings is still trying to figure out what the new federal regulations on truck driver hours of service will mean to him. Sitting at a Travel Centers of America lunch counter in Baldwin behind plates of food piled high enough for two men, he thinks it through. “As far as I know, I have to take a break after every 8-hour period,” said the owner-operator from Wilmington, N.C. “And I can’t start working again at the end of my week unless I’ve been off two times between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.” The new U.S. Department of Transportation rule, which puts extra limits on how long truck drivers can work without a break, took effect July 1. For drivers, it’s not the extra rest that’s the biggest problem. It’s the loss of flexibility. A trucker sitting nearby tells Stallings if he takes his half-hour..... Read more