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November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Donates Coffee Proceeds to Veteran’s Charity

Photo via Pilot.

Pilot Flying J will be donating 10% of its proceeds from the sale of coffee and hot beverages on Veterans Day to the Fisher House Foundation.

Tags: Charity, Pilot Travel Centers, Veterans Day, Pilot Flying J, Fisher House Foundation

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Names New Executive VP

Chris Baer, Vipar executive vice preseident: Photo:  Vipar.

Vipar Heavy Duty promoted Chris Baer to executive vice president.

Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, People, SKF, Promotions

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Leadership Thanks Veterans For Service

The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.

Tags: ATA, CDL, Veterans, Veterans Day

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

OOIDA Appealing Dismissal of Lawsuit Against CARB

The association’s original lawsuit, on behalf of its small-business trucking members, was filed against CARB in December of last year in connection with the agency’s truck and bus regulations.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Litigation

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Changes CNG/LNG Tax Measurement

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

Tags: CNG, LNG, taxes, California

November 7, 2014 - Product News

Talbert Manufacturing Acquires Specialty Trailer Maker

Talbert 6 Axle Steer Dolly: Photo via Talbert Manufacturing

Talbert Manufacturing acquired Ferree Trailers adding the company’s specialty trailer lines that weren't previously in Talbert’s own lineup, along with gaining Ferree’s manufacturing facility.

Tags: Trailers, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talbert Trailers

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

GM Details 2015 Express/Savana Vans

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express by Vince Taroc.

General Motors has added several new enhancements to its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana for the 2015 model year, as its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van replaces the 1500-level full-size model that has been discontinued.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express, Passenger Vans, Class 3, Cutaway Vans, Class 4

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Facility Reopens On I-83 in Maryland

The  commercial vehicle safety inspection station on southbound Interstate 83 in Parkton: Photo via SHA.

The commercial vehicle safety inspection station on southbound Interstate 83 in Parkton, Md., has been reopened for service for the first time since early 2013. The facility is located between Baltimore and the Pennsylvania state line.

Tags: Inspections, Maryland, Weigh Stations

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

AT&T App Limits Driver Mobile Phone Use

74 percent of those polled are aware that texting and driving is dangerous, but still do it. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

AT&T has introduced an iOS version of its DriveMode mobile app to limit a driver's ability to use a smart phones while driving. The app silences incoming text message alerts when the driver is going faster than 15 mph.

Tags: driver safety, AT&T, Mobile Apps

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Plans Fast-Fill CNG Station in Georgia

Love's is opening a CNG station in Thomson Georgia, in part to offer a reliable place to fill up for Werner Enterprises CNG trucks operating in the area.

Tags: Georgia, Werner Enterprises, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

November 7, 2014 - Product News

Prime Buys 2,500 TrailerTails from ATDynamics

Two Prime trailers equipped with TrailerTails: Photo via ATDynamics.

Prime ordered 2,500 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices from ATDynamics to be installed on its new Utility refrigerated trailers. It is the largest order in ATDynamics company history.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, ATDynamics, Prime Inc., Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell again in October, dropping to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the same period, for-hire trucking added 3,900 jobs.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Driver Training Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for more information about entry-level driver training, as part of its effort to craft a rule. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to survey newly licensed drivers about the relationship between their training and their safety performance.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Regulations, Safety & Compliance

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Intermodal Rail Traffic Sets New Records

Photo: Jim Park

According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Georgia Man Violated Out-of-Service Order

A Georgia man has been sentenced by a federal judge to 12 months probation after pleading guilty early this year to violating a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration out-of-service order.

Tags: Regulations, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Nestle, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters Offer Complimentary Meals on Veteran’s Day

TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day.

Tags: Petro, Veterans, TravelCenters of America, Veterans Day

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar COO Retires Amid Leadership Reshuffle

Jack Allen, former executive vice president and COO of Navistar Photo via Navistar.

Navistar announced it is restructuring its senior leadership team, along with the retirement of Jack Allen, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Tags: Navistar, People

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

New Transportation Management Tool from J.B. Hunt

Credit: J.B. Hunt Facebook page.

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has rolled out a new self-service freight transportation management tool for customers using either desktop or mobile devices.

Tags: Information Technology, J.B. Hunt

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

DOT Spells Out Climate Change Plan

The Department of Transportation has a long-term commitment to make climate change and variability part of its planning and infrastructure management process.

Tags: DOT, Climate Change

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Automotive Acquires Southwest Dealerships

Penske Automotive has completed its acquisition of The Around the Clock Freightliner Group, a heavy and medium duty truck dealership group operating in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Tags: Penske, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service, Dealers, Commercial Truck Dealers

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

XPO Logistics Loss Widens

Financial losses for XPO Logistics Inc. widened in the third quarter of the year despite it increasing total revenue more than 200% from the same time a year ago, following several acquisitions, but company officials insist they are headed toward profitability.

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Profit Moves Higher

Bulk and chemical logistics provider Quality Distribution Inc. has reported a 9.7% increase in revenue in the third quarter of the year compared to a year ago while earning increased by an even wider margin.

Tags: Earnings, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers, Boasso America

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Kevin Knight Stepping Down as Knight Transportation CEO

Kevin Knight. Photo: Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation Inc. CEO Kevin Knight will step down from part of his role with the company on Jan. 1.

Tags: People, Knight Transportation

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Freightliner Cascadia: Photo via Freightliner.

Daimler Trucks North America announced that October was the company’s best month for orders of Class 6-8 trucks with 31,304 units ordered in NAFTA and export markets.

Tags: Freightliner, ACT Research, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America

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