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December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Driver Seeks HOS Exemption

A team driver based in Washington state has asked for an exemption to the hours-of-service rule for himself and his co-driver.

Tags: HOS

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

20 Technicians Make Semi-Final Level at Rush Skills Event

Twenty technicians have emerged from the original 106 competitors at Rush Enterprise's Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. The semi-finalists are in nine testing categories, senior editor Tom Berg reports.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Technicians

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider Moving Forward with Intermodal Chassis Fleet

Schneider National is making a significant investment in its intermodal service with the creation of a company-owned and managed chassis fleet for railroad movements.

Tags: Intermodal, Chassis, Schneider National

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo Hosts 106 Competitors at Annual Event

For the eighth year in a row, Rush Truck Centers has brought in its top technicians for a grand competition in mechanical and electronic problem solving. Senior editor Tom Berg files this report from San Antonio.

Tags: Competition, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Dealers

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Curt Huston Appointed General Manager of Gabriel

Gabriel announced that Curt Huston has been appointed general manager. Huston brings over 25 years of experience in the automotive and aftermarket industry to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics.

Tags: Leadership, Gabriel

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Down for Second Straight Week, Oil Slightly Higher

Credit: DOE/EIA

The average cost of diesel has trickled down for a second straight week, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Armstrong Named Paccar CEO, Piggott to be Executive Board Chairman

The parent company to truck manufacturers, Kenworth and Peterbilt, Paccar, announced Monday its board of directors has elected Ronald E. Armstrong as chief executive officer and Mark C. Pigott as executive chairman of the Board of Directors, effective April 27.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Long-Term Fuel Prices to Grow Slowly, Natural Gas Demand Weaker Than Earlier Forecast

Fuel prices in the future may not be as high as some earlier feared, according to updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040, but natural gas is expected to grow, just not as rapidly as earlier believed.

Tags: Natural Gas, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans With 540,000 Wreaths

Photo courtesy of Prime Inc.

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 14. This is the organization’s 22nd year laying wreaths at the Nation’s cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered.

Tags: Veterans, Wreaths Across America

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Two More States Issue Emergency Hauling Declarations

Photo courtesy of MnDOT.

Governors of two states has issued emergency declarations, waiving federal hours of service regulations, for some truckers due to cold weather.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Maine, South Dakota

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Posts Best Gain in a Year

Industrial production in the United States last month grew at its fastest pace in a year with output increasing past a pre-recession peak, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

ATA, Minnesota Trucking Association Request Sleeper Berth Pilot Project

The American Trucking Associations and the Minnesota Trucking Association have jointly petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to conduct a pilot program to study the effect of increased flexibility in the use of sleeper berth breaks by truck drivers.

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

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Michelin Issues Recall for Commercial Light Truck Tires

Michelin North America has announced a safety recall of approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Michelin, Recalls, Tires

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

United Road Services Acquires Waggoners' Auto Transport Division

United Road Services and its owner, Charlesbank Capital Partners, have purchased the Auto Transport Division of Waggoners Trucking.

Tags: drivers, Mergers & Acquisitions, United Road Services, Waggoners Trucking

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

EPA Program Seeks to Improve Air Quality in Port Communities

The EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.

Tags: EPA, Intermodal, DERA, Ports, Multimodal

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

HDMA Welcomes Two New Team Members

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced the addition of Katelyn Litalien and Megan Guess to their Marketing and Member Services team.

Tags: Leadership, HDMA

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

New Fleet Of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Now Serving Anaheim

New fleet of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Now Serving Anaheim.

Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of 107 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County. The new CNG fleet replaced older diesel and liquid natural gas powered trucks.

Tags: Republic Services, CNG

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

Transport Industry Survey Finds Carriers Sensing an Improving Marketplace

The fourth-quarter Transport Capital Partners survey suggests the slow, but upward growth of the economy is moving the freight market to a higher level.

Tags: TCP, Freight Market

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

Driving for America Acquires New Truck Driving School

Driving for America, a Veterans-focused truck driving school, acquired CDI Truck Driving School located in Saginaw, Michigan on Nov. 19, 2013. The acquisition expands DFA's network to the Saginaw/Flint area and will reach more Michigan Veterans with the opportunity to prepare for their Commercial Driver's License.

Tags: CDL, Mergers & Acquisitions

December 15, 2013 - Industry News

Used Commercial Vehicle Transactions Up 7.8%, According To Polk

Used commercial vehicle registrations during the first nine months of the 2013 calendar year were up just under 8% over the same period last year, according to Polk, the global automotive market intelligence firm recently acquired by IHS.

Tags: Used Truck Sales, IHS Automotive

December 13, 2013 - Industry News

Strickland to Step Down as NHTSA Chief

David Strickland

David Strickland, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the past three years, is stepping down, the agency confirmed.

Tags: Leadership, NHTSA

December 13, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Court Rules Against EPA in Navistar Engine Case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lost a fight with truck engine makers over an earlier decision allowing Navistar International to sell earlier models of its engines with exhaust gas recirculation technology, even though they did not meet federal emissions rules.

Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, EPA, Engines

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Award-Winning Truck Writer Patricia Smith Dies

Trucking journalist/communications specialist Patricia McCullough Smith, who served the trucking industry for nearly three decades, passed away Dec. 10 at the McMinnville, Ore., home she shared with her husband Doug.

Tags: Obituary, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: What a Flashing Yellow Arrow Means

In the past few years, a growing number of cities have begun adding a new signal light to their streets: the flashing yellow arrow. When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow lets drivers know that they can legally make a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Tags: Driver Safety

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Low-Cost Wheel End Brake Components Increasing Penetration in the Aftermarket

The growing Mega Trend of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation has culminated in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. This has lead to higher wear and tear in wheel end brake components, creating a strong case for the class 4-8 commercial vehicle wheel end brake components market, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Frost & Sullivan, Aftermarket, Brakes, Wheel end

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