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December 23, 2013 - Industry News

Kumho Wants a Bigger Piece of U.S. Truck Tire Market

Kumho's most recent commercial truck tire introduction was the 2012 launch of the KMD41 for on and off road applications such as refuse, construction and mining and logging.

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is not a significant player in the medium truck tire market. But CEO and President H.E. “Harry” Choi hopes to change that, as he explains in an interview with HDT sister publication Modern Tire Dealer.

Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Thefts Decline, Value of Each Skyrockets

A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous three-month period.

Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

AAA: Record Number of People Traveling During the Holidays

AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6% from the 94 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the fifth consecutive year of increases and the highest travel volume recorded for the season

Tags: AAA, Highways, Holiday Driving

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro Headline Speaker 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show

The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

APH Launches New Commercial Vehicle Division

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc., a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, is expanding into the heavy-duty market with the creation of its new commercial vehicle division.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Expansion, APH

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

Digiboo and Pilot Flying J Partner to Bring Entertainment to Travelers

Digiboo, a digital retail entertainment download service, announced it is partnering with Pilot Flying J to bring its entertainment service to the southeast region of the United States. Digiboo has installed nine interactive touchscreen kiosks in Pilot Flying J locations along the I-75 from Corbin, Ky. to Cordele, Ga.

Tags: Pilot Flying J

December 22, 2013 - Industry News

TransForce Ups Offer for Vitran

Trucking company TransForce has made a new offer to purchase rival Canadian carrier Vitran and it just may push Manitoulin Transport’s recent deal straight off the table.

Tags: TransForce, Vitran, Manitoulin, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Sleeper Berth Test

UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Ayotte Introduces Bill to Suspend 34-Hour Restart

Sen. Kelley Ayotte, R-N.H., has introduced companion legislation to the House bill aimed at suspending the 34-hour restart provision of the hours-of-service rule.

Tags: Legislation, HOS

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Congressional Budget Doesn’t Cut Highway Funding

Less than a week after the U.S. House passed the budget deal agreed upon by both chambers, the Senate on Wednesday passed the bill that outlines spending levels for two years by a vote of 64-36.

Tags: Legislation, Oil Prices, Congress, Budget, Highway Funding

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

More States Issue Emergency Hauling Declarations

Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.

Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 2.7% in November Hitting Record High

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in November, after falling 1.9% in October.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Prices Stable in U.S. and Canada

It turning out that prices for diesel exhaust fluid are one of the few things in trucking that you can count on remaining nearly the same month after month.

Tags: Diesel Exhaust Fluid

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar's Turnaround Progress Overshadowed by Warranty Problems

The International Lonestar was the final Class 8 model to get the Cummins ISX engine with SCR.

While Navistar has made substantial progress in its Drive to Deliver turnaround program, it still reported worse financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter than it had aimed for. Executives said the main culprits were industry truck sales levels that didn't pick up as soon as expected, and the continuing high warranty costs for its legacy all-EGR EPA-2010 engines.

Tags: EPA 2010, Navistar, SCR, International Trucks, Earnings, Engines, Emissions

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for Proposed CSA/SMS Website Changes

The website has come under fire by some trucking groups over what they believe are misrepresentations on the site when it comes to safety records and actual carrier performance.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety & Compliance, SMS

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Freight and UPS Parcel Teamsters to Vote Next Month

After rejecting an earlier contract, Teamsters Union members at less-than-truckload carrier UPS Freight are set to vote next month on a new labor agreement.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Swift Lowers Fourth Quarter Earnings Expectations

Trucking company Swift Transportation has announced it expects adjusted earnings per share to range between 33 and 36 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to its previous expectation of 40 cents per share.

Tags: Earnings, Swift Transportation

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Gross Domestic Product Clocks In at Perky 4.1% Increase

The American economy expanded more in the third quarter of the year than earlier projections, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Tags: Economy, GDP

December 20, 2013 - Industry News

Study: New HOS Rules Could Mean Higher Consumer Costs

New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

FHWA Selects Vehicle Types for Truck Size and Weight Study

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen the types of vehicles it will compare in its comprehensive study of truck sizes and weights, and is gathering reams of data on how these configurations would affect safety, infrastructure, enforcement and competition among the modes.

Tags: FHWA, Size and Weight

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

November Class 8 Orders Disappoint; Medium Duty Demand on Gradual Rise

After a high-side surprise in October, Class 8 orders provided some low-side disappointment in November. For the month, new and net orders were 22,231 and 21,255 units, respectively.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Announces Leadership Changes in Truck Unit

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., announced the following leadership changes in its Truck business unit.

Tags: Leadership, J.B. Hunt

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2014 Announces More Tailored Green Truck Ride-and-Drive

To keep pace with the evolving advanced truck technologies and alternative fuels vehicle market, the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show 2014 will include a closed-access driving area in addition to the traditional open road test drive course.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Andrews Logistics Acquires Andrews Transport

Andrews Logistics, an asset-based transportation and logistics company specializing in bulk liquid and hazardous materials transport, has acquired Andrews Transport LP, a bulk liquid petroleum and chemical products transportation provider based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Appoints Gordon Exel as President

Cummins Westport Inc. announced that Gordon Exel, Westport vice president, sales and marketing, has been appointed as president of CWI effective Jan. 1, 2014, for the final year of Westport's three-year term to nominate the president.

Tags: Leadership, Cummins Westport

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