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December 24, 2014 - Industry News

December Bulk DEF Prices at Record High for 2014

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Names Chief Financial Officer

TJ McGeean, Chief Financial Officer at C.R. England. Photo via C.R. England.

C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013.

Tags: C.R. England, People, Truckload, Promotions

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Multimodal Appoints New President

Photo via Con-way.

Con-way Multimodal announced the appointment of Gregory L. Orr as president of the freight brokerage division of Menlo Logistics. He was previously the vice-president of operations of operations.

Tags: Promotion, People, Con-way Inc., Multimodal

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates Millionth Truck Delivery

From left are TransAm Trucking’s Murray Droescher (chief financial officer) and Russ McElliott (president); Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; and Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing: Photo via Kenworth.

Kenworth celebrated the delivery of its one millionth truck to TransAm Trucking of Lathe, Kan. The 91 year-old company held a ceremony to celebrate the milestone at the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Sales, Kenworth T680

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

The Year's Top Trucking Stories from Washington

The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the hours of service rule is not nearly as important as other developments during the year.

Tags: FMCSA, Legislation, ELDs, Highway Bill, 34-Hour Restart, CSA, Fuel Economy Standards

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Groups Decry 'Hidden Gas Tax' in California

The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

New TA Truckstop Opens In Alabama

TravelCenters of America expanded its network of truckstops with the opening of a new TA in Lincoln, Ala., located at Interstate 20 exit 168.

Tags: Alabama, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

No Headline News E-news Christmas Day

Photo: Today's Trucking

In order for our staff to spend time with their families this holiday, there will be no Headline News e-newsletter on Christmas Day. On December 26, we'll send a special version of the newsletter.

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Sidewall Blisters Prompt CMA Trailer Tire Recall

China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.

Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels

December 23, 2014 - Press Release

Toyo Tires Prepares for 70th Anniversary

The new company logo and concept rendition of the future Toyo headquarters: Image via Toyo Tire and Rubber.

Toyo is getting ready to celebrate its upcoming 70th anniversary in August 2015, with a special logo and new Japanese headquarters.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Company Anniversaries, Tires and Wheels

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Marangoni Facility Produces 4 Millionth Tread

The 4 millionth tread coming off the production line at the Madison plant: Photo: Marangoni.

Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.

Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires

December 23, 2014 - Product News

Michelin Updates Dealer Locator App

The Michelin Dealer Locator App: via Google Play Store.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.

Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile App, Tires

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: GDP Wows, Durable Goods Decrease

The value of the production of goods and services in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year increased at an annual rate of 5%, according to a third estimate from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP, Durable Goods

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

West Coast Ports Seek Federal Mediator in Labor Talks

The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.

Tags: Drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

What's Behind the Lowest Diesel Prices in Years?

North American shale operations, like this hydraulic fracturing operation at a Marcellus Shale well, are one reason for a global glut of oil.

Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.

Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Nominations for Award

Graphic via Women in Trucking.

Women In Trucking Association and Navistar are seeking candidates for the 2015 Influential Women In Trucking award. The winner will be announced at the TCA annual convention in March 2015.

Tags: Navistar, Awards, Women in Trucking

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Trailer Orders Boost November Numbers

Photo via Carrier Transicold.

November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Average Cost in 4 Years

The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Overall Traffic Deaths Decline, Truck-Involved Fatalities Edge Higher

The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Drivers, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Man Pleads Guilty in Double Brokering Scheme

One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

RTA Launches Monthly Retread Events Calendar

The Retread Tire Association is launching a regularly updated calendar of upcoming retread related conferences and trade shows beginning in January.

Tags: Events, Tires and Wheels, Retread Tire Association, Tires, Retreads, Associations

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Post November Slide

After hitting their highest level of the year during October existing-home sales slid in November, according to figures released Monday by the National Association of Realtors

Tags: Economy, Home Sales

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Record Travel Expected for Upcoming Holiday Season

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Traffic this year-end holiday season is projected to be at a record level, according to the motorist group AAA.

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE

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