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June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rebounds, Homebuilder Optimism Grows

UPDATED -- U.S. industrial production rose 0.6% in May after having declined 0.3% in April, according to a new Federal Reserve report. The decrease in April was previously reported to have been 0.6%.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Precision Drilling Sells Trucking Operation

Precision Drilling has signed an agreement to sell certain assets from its trucking operations to fellow Canada-based Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.

Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Wait Times to be Reduced at Vancouver, Canada Port

The Canadian government said Thursday it is contributing $3 million to reduce trucker wait times by using new technologies to better link operations across Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals.

Tags: Port Trucking

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Carolina International Expanding Charleston Location

The dealership remains open during the renovation. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2015.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, International Trucks, South Carolina, Dealers

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Bests Industry Average in Truck Cargo Thefts

The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider, Cargo Theft

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Xperion, 3M Team Up to Develop CNG Storage Tanks

The company Xperion has reached an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, CNG Tanks

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Wholesale Prices Fall, Consumer Sentiment Dips

Prices at the wholesale level declined in May for the first time in three months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, while a separate report shows consumer sentiment fell slightly but is relatively stable.

Tags: Economy, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

CNG Filling Station Opens In St. Louis

The Laclede Group has debuted its first Spire Natural Gas Fueling station near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Tags: Fueling Station, Missouri, I-70, Laclede, Interstate 70, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opening Spokane, Wash. Dealership

The dealership will be more than 31,000 square feet, including an office, parts department, shop area and 8 service bays with overhead cranes and a service pit. There are plans to add 20 employees to handle operations at the Spokane location.

Tags: Washington, Trailers, Dealers, Utility Trailer, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

DeFazio Introduces Bill Reforming Road Funding

HR 4848, “The Repeal and Rebuild Act,” is a long-term solution that would create American jobs, fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and finally break the transportation funding impasse that has plagued Congress for years, according to the senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Life After New Century Transportation Closing, Bankruptcy

Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, Fleets, New Century Transportation

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

TRALA Reports Progress on D.C. Diesel Ban

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association reports progress on an industry effort to fix the District of Columbia’s move to ban certain diesel engines. TRALA, speaking for a coalition that includes American Trucking Associations as well as local trucking interests, said the D.C. government is willing to rewrite a budget bill that would in effect ban the engines.

Tags: TRALA, Diesel Engines, District of Columbia, Legislation

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Sells Off Ownership in TruckersB2B

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this month, the sales price was approximately $21 million. Celadon expects to use the proceeds to pay down bank debt.

Tags: Celadon Group, Fleets, TruckersB2B

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Newton Named Arkansas Trucking Association President

She replaces Lane Kidd, who left earlier this year to focus on a public affairs and investment group he founded. Kidd held the post for 22 years.

Tags: Arkansas, People, Trucking Associations

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Opens New 48,000-Square-Foot Terminal in California

Photo by Joanne Tucker

C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.

Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, Fleets, LNG

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Increase for Fourth Straight Month

Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

David Post Named President, COO of Omnitracs

The fleet management systems company, Omnitracs, has appointed David Post as president and chief operating officer. With nearly two decades of experience in the high technology space, Post will oversee the company's strategic planning and operations, according to the company.

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Pleads Not Guilty

The Walmart truck driver at the center of the media frenzy over a crash that severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.

Tags: Fatigue, Hours of Service, Accidents, 34 Hour Restart, New Jersey, Walmart

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

NTSB Releases Documents in I-5 Bridge Collapse Ahead of Final Report

As part of its continuing investigation into the collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Washington State last year, the National Transportation Safety Board opened the public accident docket on Wednesday, releasing over 2,000 pages of documents.

Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Washington, Safety & Compliance, I-5, Interstate 5, Skagit River Bridge

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

Former Eaton Chief Economist Joins ACT Research

Americas Commercial Transportation Research announced Jim Meil has joined the firm in the position of principal, industry analysis.

Tags: ACT Research, People

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

TBC Adds Three Truck Tire Lines

TBC Wholesale Group has expanded its portfolio of optimized, high-value, and value medium radial truck tire products. Sumitomo, Sailun and Dynacargo branded truck tires are available to dealers now.

Tags: Tires, TBC

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

No Restart Suspension in House Appropriations Bill

The trucking industry effort to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule missed a gear Tuesday when the House passed an appropriations bill that does not contain such a provision.

Tags: HOS, U.S. Congress, U.S. House, 34 Hour Restart, FMCSA, Legislation, Hours of Service

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

California Sets Dates for Freight Mobility Plan Workshops

California’s Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans, will host eight public workshops between June 17 and July 24 to solicit input on the draft California Freight Mobility Plan, which lays out a vision for all the ways freight is moved, including seaports, air cargo, railroads, and trucking.

Tags: Infrastructure, Caltrans, California, Freight, Highway Construction

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Models 579, 567 Now Available With SmarTire

Bendix SmarTire, which monitors tire pressure and temperature, is now available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567.

Tags: Peterbilt, Tires, TPMS, Tire Inflation, Bendix

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