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January 31, 2013

Superstorm Sandy

We named Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy one of our top 10 trucking-related news stories for 2012. 

The storm that hit the Northeast in late October disrupted fuel supplies, closed tunnels and bridges due to high winds and flooding, damaged and destroyed thousands of trucks, trailers and intermodal containers. 

January 9, 2013

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

January 4, 2013

Holman Automotive and ARI Donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, together with its parent company Holman Automotive Group, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support the on-going efforts to support those who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order

December 12, 2012

DOT Index Shows October Freight Shipments Dropped

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.9% in October from September, declining after a one-month increase

December 10, 2012

Mack Supports Disaster Relief in New York City

Mack Trucks presented a $25,000 check to New York City Commissioner of Sanitation John J. Doherty to support relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

November 30, 2012

Wabash Supports Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast , Wabash Corp. immediately reached out to numerous agencies to extend a helping hand with its new DuraPlate portable structures

November 28, 2012

NAFA Raises Over $8,000 For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

The NAFA fleet association raised more than $8,000 for victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 21, 2012

New Jersey Truckers Continue to Dig Out After Sandy

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to tour the devastation wrought on his state in the days following Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth overcame power and Internet outages to make sure she was able to stay in touch with the state's trucking firms and help them any way she could

November 20, 2012

Sandy Affects October Truck Tonnage Figures

Superstorm Sandy helped drive tonnage figures down in October, resulting in the lowest level for the American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index since May 2011

November 12, 2012

Economy, Trucking to Get Boost from Sandy

The economic recovery is progressing at a normal pace, and rebuilding from "superstorm" Sandy will be a boon for some sectors of the economy, including flatbed truckers, according to trucking economist Noel Perry

November 12, 2012

Millions of Gallons of Emergency Diesel Reserves to be Released

The U.S. Energy Department recently stated that 4.2 million gallons of diesel would be released to help fuel shortages in Connecticut in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for the storm, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

November 12, 2012

Mitsubishi Fuso Moving Inventory to Make Trucks Available for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. announced that it has consolidated a significant portion of its medium-duty truck inventory at its port facilities in Baltimore, where they can be delivered immediately to its dealers across the affected states to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

November 9, 2012

NADA Offers Vehicle Owners Post-Hurricane Advice on Water-Damaged Vehicles

Heavy vehicle components that are submerged in contaminated floodwater as a result of the recent hurricanes may have sustained damage that includes, but is not limited to, rust and corrosion. The National Automobile Dealers Association is urging vehicle owners to take caution before trying to start or move a rain-soaked or flooded vehicle following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012

Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue as Latest Storm Moves On

Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel problems have a domino effect in the Southeast

November 6, 2012

Diesel Prices Continue Downward Trend

Despite minor price increases in areas on the East Coast, the average price nationwide for diesel fuel fell this week

November 5, 2012

FMCSA to Lead Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to Speed Hurricane Response

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy

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