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May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Study Says Video-Based Safety System Could Cut Fatalities 20%

If every commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds were equipped with an in-cab video-based driver safety system, about 800 lives could be saved each year and more than 38,000 injuries prevented, according to a new study.

Tags: Accidents, DriveCam, Research, Lytx

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Agreement Signed to Build Illiana Expressway

The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Record Sale of International Trucks to Celadon

Navistar has completed its largest one-time sale of International LoneStar trucks to the truckload fleet Celadon Trucking Services.

Tags: LoneStar, Navistar, Truck Sales, Celadon Trucking Services

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Jeff Jones to Retire from Cummins

Jeff Jones during this year's Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

The engine manufacturer Cummins announced on Thursday that Jeff Jones, vice president of its North American engine business and marketing communications, will retire from the company on June 30.

Tags: Cummins, People

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

No One Wants to Go First on Highway Taxes

The to-and-fro over highway funding continued in the Senate Wednesday with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx politely deflecting Sen. John Thune’s attempt to get the Obama administration to say it would accept a fuel tax increase.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highways, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Regulations, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Freight Expenditures Hit Highest Level Since 1999

Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

New Direct LTL Carrier Access for Online Sellers Through uShip-ShipStation Partnership

Online sellers facing the daunting task of shipping oversized and palletized shipments now have a new option due to a new partnership between online freight marketplace uShip and the web-based e-commerce shipping service ShipStation.

Tags: LTL, uShip

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Offers Big Sign-on Bonus for Owner-Operators

Omega Integrated Logistics Group, Mount Holly, N.C., announced what it says is the largest sign-on bonus in the trucking industry. We learn more about the fine print.

Tags: Owner-Operators, Driver Pay

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

3M and Rush Enterprises Enter Into CNG Industry

3M and Rush Enterprises announce an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

Tags: 3M, Rush Enterprises, CNG

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Legacy Museum Trailer Begins North American Tour

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company announced the launch of its 2014 Legacy Museum Trailer Tour in North America.

Tags: Utility Trailer Manufacturing

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Oklahoma, Dallas Order 321 Bi-Fuel F-150s as Demand for Natural Gas Grows

The State of Oklahoma, its agencies and the City of Dallas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas or gasoline, according to Ford, which also said that demand for gas is growing strongly.

Tags: Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Oklahoma, Ford, CNG, Compressed Natural Gas

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Accepting Nominations for ‘Citizen Driver’ Award Program

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Citizen Driver Awards.

Tags: Awards, TravelCenters of America

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

American Truck Historical Society's National Convention and Antique Truck Show Set for May

Hundreds of antique trucks and thousands of trucking enthusiasts will gather in Springfield, Missouri, May 29-31, for the American Truck Historical Society's 2014 National Convention and Antique Truck Show. The event will take place at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Tags: American Truck Historical Society, Events

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Improve Little From Last Week, But April Up Year Over Year

Freight rates on the spot market gained little ground or fell over the past week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service providers DAT, but they gained significantly last month compared to a year earlier.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Yaw Promoted to Director of Marketing Baldwin Filters

Theresa Yaw

Baldwin Filters recently announced the promotion of Theresa Yaw to director of marketing.

Tags: People, Baldwin Filters

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

TCA Highway Angel Spokesperson Lindsay Lawler to Kick Off Second Truck Stop Tour

Country recording artist and Highway Angel program spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will hit the road later this month for her second consecutive Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour — and TravelCenters of America has just announced that it has reprised its role as the host of this year's series of events.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Lindsay Lawler

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Lawsuit Filed Over Recent Port Trucker Strike Settlement

Thirty-three drayage companies have filed a lawsuit against Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Port Metro Vancouver and the Canadian federal government over the recent dispute resolution with the port’s container truckers.

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Senators Intrigued by Virginia Approach to Highway Funding

Could Congress save the Highway Trust Fund by getting rid of the federal fuel tax? Two members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed strong interest in how Virginia solved its infrastructure funding crisis by replacing its per-gallon tax with a wholesale levy on fuel.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Congress

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling and Station Construction Agreements

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Clean Energy Fuels has announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Fueling Station, CNG, LNG, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquified Natural Gas

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Vipar Heavy Duty Network Adds Consolidated Truck Parts

Consolidated Truck Parts is the newest company to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Located in Rockwell, N.C., Consolidated Truck Parts was started in 1973 by John Hess who serves as president and owner.

Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Aftermarket, Expansion, Consolidated Truck Parts

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Spear Named ATA Vice President, Chief of Legislative Affairs

As chief of legislative affairs, Spear will be responsible for advancing ATA’s policy priorities in Congress including infrastructure funding, hours-of-service and safety issues.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, People

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

AMSA Receives Grant to Address Driver Shortage through Online Resources

The American Moving & Storage Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to create an online clearinghouse to help members recruit and retain new and existing van drivers, and to promote the careers in the moving industry to prospective workers.

Tags: Driver Shortage, AMSA, American Moving & Storage Association

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Performance Truck Opens Kenworth Dealership in Victoria, Texas

Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.

Tags: Kenworth, Aftermarket, Performance Truck

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