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March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Women in Transportation Summit Scheduled for April 9

"Women in Transportation: Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement," hosted by the University of Denver’s National Center for Intermodal Transportation, is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the Cable Center in Denver.

Tags: Event, Women In Transportation

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems Announce Partnership

TMC, NASHVILLE - Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced their partnership at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting. The alliance, formed to allow integration of the two technologies, sets the groundwork to launch the market’s first real-time TPMS solutions for untethered trailers.

Tags: TMC, Advantage PressurePro, TrackPoint

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Hersman Leaving NTSB for National Safety Council

Deborah A.P. Hersman

Deborah A.P. Hersman is stepping down as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board to become president and CEO of the National Safety Council, the council announced.

Tags: National Safety Council, NTSB

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Comtrak Logistics Renamed Hub Group Trucking

The Illinois-based company says the change formally recognizes the growing importance of trucking operations as an integral part of Hub Group's expanding portfolio of transportation service offerings.

Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Hub Group

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Adding 75 Drivers to Haul Harley-Davidson Freight

Truckload carrier Schneider National has created 75 new jobs for professional truck drivers looking to transport some unique freight.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider National

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro Headlining MATS Fleet Forum

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations at the upcoming Fleet Forum, scheduled for this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Anne Ferro, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Regulations, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Elects Umphress as Next General Chairman, Names Officers, Directors

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

TMC's Silver Spark Plug Award Goes to 7 Active Members

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Years of service to the council and the industry earned seven industry leaders the group's highest award.

Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Silver Spark Plug Award

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Decisiv Launches Maintenance Scorecard with TMC

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."

Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Stemco Acquires Remaining Interest in Stemco Crewson Joint Venture

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, announced the acquisition of the remaining interest of the Stemco Crewson joint venture from Tramec. The joint venture was formed in 2009 to expand Stemco’s brake products offering to include automatic brake adjusters.

Tags: Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tramec

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Highest in Nearly a Year

The average cost of diesel has resumed heading higher, after taking a one-week break, hitting its highest price in nearly a year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Hino Appoints George Daniels Senior VP - Sales and Customer Support

George Daniels

Hino Trucks announced the appointment of George Daniels to the position of senior vice president sales and customer support. Daniels succeeds Bob McDowell who is no longer with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks, People

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Household Goods Mover Sentenced for 'Low-Ball' Estimate Scam

The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

ODFL February LTL Tonnage Jumps, Expectations Raised

Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday reported an increase in its less-than-truckload tons per day for February of 11.7% compared with February 2013, following growth of 10.1% for January 2014 compared to the year before.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Truck Tonnage, Tonnage

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

uShip and eBay Announce Partnership for Shipments

The online logistics provider uShip has announced a partnership with the online auction business eBay, when it comes to arranging larger-than-parcel shipments.

Tags: eBay, eBay Motors, uShip, Fleets, Logistics

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Investment Firm Purchases Majority of Dicom Transportation

The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Time for MATS Hearing on New Entrant Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

New York Law Takes Effect over Driver Misclassification

A new law takes effect Tuesday in New York state that some describe as the most stringent of any state when it comes to truck drivers and other transportation workers who have been wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Independent Contractors

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

More Than 7,800 Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Recalled

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is recalling 7,819 model year 2012-2014 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Recalls, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Freight Group Joins with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of cargo movement.

Tags: TMC, Carbon War Room, Freight Efficiency, NAFCE, fuel efficiency, GHG

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride's New Accu-Lite Wheel Lineup Sheds 4 Pounds

TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.

Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels

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