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January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Expands Customer Support Capabilities in Texas

Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.

Tags: Industry, Volvo, Dealers, Texas

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Candidates for 30th Highway Hero Award

Nominations for Goodyear's 30th North America Highway Hero Award, which recognizes professional truck drivers for acts of heroism, will be accepted until Jan. 31. Nominations will be accepted at www.goodyeartrucktires.com.

Tags: Events, Goodyear

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Study Examines Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels to 2050

On Feb. 4, leaders from the National Petroleum Councils study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly, for the first time, an in-depth review of the findings on the future of the heavy-duty industry.

Tags: Events, NPC, NATSO

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Annual Influential Women In Trucking Award

The Women in Trucking Association is now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award

Tags: Events, TCA, WIT

January 10, 2013 - Industry News

The Jordan Company Acquires American Fast Freight

The Resolute Fund II L.P., an affiliate of the Jordan Co., announced that it has acquired American Fast Freight.

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January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Driven Fleet Solutions Adds to Management Team

Driven Fleet Solutions, a fleet maintenance company, announced the appointment of Randall E. West as a managing partner and head of business development for the company

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January 10, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Strengthens Dealer Support Capacity in Southeast

Nacarato Volvo's new facility outside of Nashville.

Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010

Tags: Industry, Dealers, Volvo, Tennessee, Georgia

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

TEC Equipment Opens New Dealership Facility

TEC Equipment Inc. announced that it has acquired the Volvo Trucks North America franchise for the western Washington market, including Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area, as well as capital assets associated with the previous VTNA franchise holder

Tags: Industry, dealerships, Volvo, TEC Equipment

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Safety & Compliance Seminars for Fleet Professionals Offered in 24 Cities

Idealease Inc., in partnership with the National Private Truck Council will present safety and compliance seminars in 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada from February through March

Tags: Events, Safety, Compliance, NPTC, IdeaLease

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Shipments Rise in November

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index. The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession

Tags: Industry, BTS, FTSI, Freight

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Top Truck Drivers Named to New America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations announced the captains of the 2013-2014 America's Road Team. The premier group of professional truck drivers, all with millions of accident-free miles, will spend the next two years representing the trucking industr

Tags: Industry, ATA, America's Road Team

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Quality Trailer Products, Century Wheel & Rim Change Name To Rockwell American

Polar Corp. announced that its Quality Trailer Products and Century Wheel & Rim operations are officially doing business as Rockwell American effective Jan. 2

Tags: Industry, Polar

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Transplace Promotes Frank McGuigan to Executive Vice President, Operations

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Frank McGuigan to executive vice president, operations.

Tags: Industry, Transplace, 3PL, People

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Styslinger and Pacheco Named Green Truck Summit Keynote Speakers

The 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee J. Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Michael Pacheco, associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tags: Events, NTEA, Work Truck Show, CALSTART

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Continues to Rise into Strong Positive Territory

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for November rose almost two full points to a reading of 9.7. The gain was expected by FTR as conditions impacting trucking will continue to improve in anticipation of a tightened market in 2013

Tags: Industry, FTR, TCI, Sandy, Economy

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Ram Releases Towing and Weight Ratings for 2013 Lineup

Ram officially released towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks

Tags: Industry, Ram, light trucks

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

Great Dane Sales Management Team Realigned

Great Dane has announced a range of promotions and additions to its sales management team to better align with the company's strategic sales and customer service goals

Tags: Industry, People, Great Dane

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

TMC's Far Horizon Future Truck Survey Under Way

The Technology & Maintenance Council's Future Truck Committee is updating its Far Horizons Position Paper, which explores equipment user needs for 10 years and beyond

Tags: Industry, TMC

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, Ports

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Michael Cummingham Named Trucker Buddy of the Month of November 2012

Michael Cummingham with the classroom's Trucking Buddy mascot, named Hayes.

Michael Cummingham, a driver for Wal-Mart, has been named November 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month. He was nominated by his wife, Sharon Cunningham, a teacher at Hayes Grade Center in Ada, Okla

Tags: Events, Trucker Buddy

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

First Advantage Hires Jeff Tankersley as Vice President of Fleet Services

First Advantage, a provider of driver qualification and fleet legalization services, announced it has hired Jeff Tankersley as vice president of fleet services

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January 8, 2013 - Industry News

CMA Appoints New Western Regional Sales Manager for Double Coin Tires

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced the addition of Pete Salvan as Double Coin's new Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Tags: Industry, CMA, Double Coin

January 8, 2013 - Industry News

Covering trucking for 90 years: Part 3: The 1990s Through Today

In 1998, the U.S. say the last gasp of the Class 8 cabover when Freightliner introduced the Argosy.

We continue our reflection back on the past 90 years of HDT's history. We start Part Three of the series in the 1990s

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January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Acquires Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics

Celadon Trucking Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., announced that it has agreed to acquire Rock Leasing Inc., based in Warren, Ind., and Kelly Logistics Inc., based in Wadley, Ala. The terms and conditions of the transactions were not disclosed. With these acquisitions, Celadon will further expand its breadth of servic

Tags: Industry, Aquisistion

January 7, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Drivers Asked to Weigh in on 34-hour Restart Changes

The American Transportation Research Institute released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule. This survey seeks the input of commercial drivers on potential operational impacts from the changes

Tags: Industry, ATRI

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