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October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Tidewater Transit and MCO Transport Named 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners

Tidewater Transit Co. of Kinston, N.C., won the Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the over 20 million miles category

Volvo Trucks once again honored two of its safest customers with the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Each fleet was presented $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, ATA2013

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Fines KS Industries $230,000 for Diesel Fleet Violations

The California Air Resources Board has fined Bakersfield-based KS Industries, an engineering and construction firm, $230,250 for failing to update its diesel trucks to clean up harmful emissions as required by state anti-pollution laws.

Tags: CARB, Fines

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Honors Mike Russell 'Good Stuff' Image Award Winners

ORLANDO -- American Trucking Associations announced the winners of the seventh annual Mike Russell "Good Stuff" Trucking Image Awards, honoring four organizations for their efforts to generate positive awareness of the trucking industry's essential role in the economy and dedication to safety.

Tags: ATA, Trucking's image

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Says: Hours of Service Top Trucking Industry Concern

ATRI President and COO Rebecca Brewster delivering the results of a survey of top trucking industry concerns. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ORLANDO -- The changes to the federal commercial driver hours of service rules that went into effect July 1 caused the issue to top the American Transportation Research Institute's annual survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives, truck drivers, trucking industry suppliers and government.

Tags: Economy, ATA, CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, EOBR, ATRI, ATA2013

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Execs Share Successes, Peek into Future

From left, Martin Daum, Wolfgang Bernhard, and new Daimler global communications director for commercial vehicles, Florian Martens. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

Although truck sales are not where they thought they would be a year ago, Daimler Trucks executives say they've achieved a list of goals and are solidly on top in U.S. market share – but they'd like to see the U.S. government take some steps to provide a more stable economic environment and incentivize the purchase of new, cleaner-burning trucks.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA2013

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

ATA's Graves Takes Aim at Republican Party as Part of the Challenges Faced by Trucking

ORLANDO -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said the industry continues to play a central role in the U.S. economy, despite the myriad of challenges facing the industry, and took direct aim at the Republican Party.

Tags: ATA, ATA2013, Government

October 20, 2013 - Industry News

'Eyes on the Economy' Panel Examines 'OK' Economy

The &#39;Eyes on the Economy&#39; panel featured, from left, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, ACT Research&#39;s Kenny Vieth, and Mark Vitner from Wells Fargo. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)<br />

The economy and freight continues to chug along in an "OK" mode, while stagnant capacity and new and pending regulations put the industry "on the cusp of a capacity crunch" if the economy speeds up, according to a panel of economic and industry experts at the American Trucking Associations' annual convention Sunday.

Tags: Economy, ATA, ACT Research, Truck Tonnage, ATA2013

October 20, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Honors Year's Best in Trucking

American Trucking Associations recognized some of the industry’s finest performances Sunday during its annual Management Conference & Exhibition, before a large crowd assembled for the opening general session.

Tags: ATA, ATA2013

October 19, 2013 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations MC&E Wraps Up in Orlando

UPDATED Wed., Oct. 23 – The American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition wrapped up Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Click the headline for the latest news and product announcements from the show.

Tags: ATA, Events, ATA2013

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Court Rules Against Engine Makers Over EPA’s Navistar Decision

A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.

Tags: Volvo, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, EPA, Mack, Engines, Damler Truck

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Port of Baltimore Reopens

Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

PIT Compares North American and European Volvo Truck Models

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, PIT, FPInnovations

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

New Fleet Of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrives In Charleston

Republic Services Inc. deployed 53 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks.

Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Waste Management to Build Renewable Natural Gas Facility

Waste Management announced it is building a facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the pipelines of Ameren Illinois for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities.

Tags: Waste Management, Natural Gas Vehicles, Landfill gas, CNG Fueling Stations

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop opening in Eagleville, Mo.

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in Eagleville, Mo. The Eagleville Love’s includes 64 truck parking spaces, a Subway restaurant, and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, all open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

CSX to Build New Intermodal Facility Near Pittsburgh

CSX Corp. and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries announced plans to design and build a new intermodal facility in McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The proposed facility will give western Pennsylvania shippers direct intermodal freight rail access.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Intermodal, CSX

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Baltimore Port Strike in Third Day

A strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association continues for a third day at the Port of Baltimore, crippling freight operations.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Awards $168 Million in Road/Transportation Projects

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded $168 million worth of transportation projects. Construction will soon begin on projects to replace bridges and widen and improve roads in several areas of the state.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Fuel Price Report Back, Diesel Keeps Falling

One of the most closely watched surveys of fuel prices is back online following the end of the partial federal government shutdown and it shows fuel prices keep trending lower.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Werner Profit Falls 15% During the Third Quarter

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Nebraska-based truckload fleet Werner Enterprises reported a drop in its third quarter profit amid just a slight increase in business, noting that hours of service rules changes that took effect in July negatively impacted miles per truck by 2% to 3%.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Earnings

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Covenant Transportation Income Doubles

The parent company of the carrier Covenant Transport and others, Covenant Transportation Group, has announced third quarter net income of $2 million compared with $1 million the same time a year ago. Company officials cited a higher unseated truck percentage and new hours of service regulations as factors.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Covenant Transport

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Former Con-Way Executive Named to Covenant Transport Board

Former Con-Way executive Herbert “Herb” Schmidt has been elected to Covenant Transportation Group’s board of directors. Schmidt, age 57, served as the executive vice president of Con-Way Inc. and president of Con-way Truckload from 2007 to 2012.

Tags: Covenant Transport, Con-way Inc.

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

NFI, Lowe's Partner for Texas LNG Fleet

These 17 trucks are looking to fuel about 500,000 DGEs of LNG/year, which is expected to equate to a greenhouse gas reduction of 860 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing 200 passenger cars from the road each year.

Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.

Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Lowe's

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Weekend Closures for Virginia's I-395/95 Corridor

Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation will have major roadway closures in place this weekend along the I-395/95 corridor from the Washington D.C. line to Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford County.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Apollo Countersues Cooper Tire for Respect and Restitution

Apollo Tyres Ltd. did not take Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s lawsuit and allegations lightly. Cooper says Apollo is not meeting the terms of the merger agreement. Apollo claims it's Cooper that is in violation of the agreement.

Tags: Wheels, Mergers & Acquisitions

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