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September 25, 2013 - Industry News

World's Largest Truck Convoy Raises $90,000

The trucking industry and law enforcement raised more than $90,000 when 136 trucks participated in the 9th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin presented by Quad/Graphics on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Tags: Special Olympics, World's Largest Truck Convoy

September 25, 2013 - Industry News

Stephen Roy Named Mack North American President

Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing for Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Forecast Projects Trucking's Share of Tonnage Will Rise to 70.8% by 2024

Overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6% to $1.3 trillion annually in 2024 and trucking will see its share of those revenues rise to 81% from 80.7% in 2012.

Tags: ATA, Economic Forecast

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

6 Myths About the Economy

“I think it’s pretty astounding this economy continues to grow when you think about the shocks it’s taken," said Bob Costello, chief economist & vice president, American Trucking Associations, speaking at TMW Systems’ Transforum user conference in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday.

Tags: Economy, ATA, TMW

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Optimism Continues to Build for Volume and Rate Growth

The third-quarter Transport Capital Partners survey reveals more carriers expecting to see volumes and rates grow over the coming months. In this quarter’s survey, more carriers are expressing optimism for increases in volumes and rates. Slow, steady growth in the economy has led the freight market into positive territory. And carriers are sharing their expectations for improved results.

Tags: TCP

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Economist: Industry Faces Capacity Crunch

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello speaking at TMW Transforum this week.

ANAHEIM -- The trucking industry is looking at a severe capacity crunch in coming years with a variety of factors contributing to the situation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Drivers, Economy, ATA, Freight, TMW

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Paul Kokalis Promoted to President of Fontaine Modification

Paul Kokalis has been named president of Fontaine Modification. With more than 25 years at Fontaine Modification, he most recently served as vice president of operations for the company, which is part of the Marmon Highway Technologies Commercial Truck group.

Tags: Leadership, Fontaine Modification

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

ASF Intermodal Expands to Domestic Operations

ASF Intermodal has also announced that the company has expanded its operations to include over-the-road domestic services.

Tags: Intermodal, Expansion, ASF Intermodal

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Average Price of Class 8 Used Trucks Better Than Expected

The average selling price of total reported Class 8 used trucks continued to hold up better than expected in August, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

New Rule Issued over Some Truck Movements at Train Tracks

Photo: Rennett Stowe, from USA, via Wikimedia Commons

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are set to publish a joint final rule Wednesday in the Federal Register regarding the transportation of hazardous materials as part of an effort to reduce crashes at railroad crossings.

Tags: FMCSA, PHMSA, Railroads, Hazmat

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 1.4% in August

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. The latest gain was the largest since May.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Trucking Freight Boom Forecast

Photo: Evan Lockridge

There could be a lot more freight for trucking to move in the future from the nation’s manufacturing sector.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Manufacturing

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Inches Back

Americans aren’t feeling quite as good about the state of the economy this month as they were in August, but they are still optimistic.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Texas Fleet Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Laredo, Texas-based Redco Transport to immediately cease its trucking operations, declaring the company to be an imminent hazard to public safety.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety & Compliance

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Western Star Trucks Recalled

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 650 model year 2009-2014 Western Star 4900 vehicles manufactured May 27, 2008 through March 22 of this year.

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

TMW's Dave Wangler on the Cloud, Mobile, and Changing Technology

Dave Wangler, president of TMW Systems addresses attendees at the company’s Transforum user conference Sept. 23 in Anaheim.

ANAHEIM, CA -- As trucking moves to take advantage of rapid changes happening in computer technology, there is both risk and opportunity, said TMW Systems President Dave Wangler in his opening remarks at TMW's Transforum 2013 user conference and in a one-on-one-interview.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Better, But Backlog Still Thin

Every trailer category posted month-over-month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel and Oil Prices Decline Over Last Week

Credit: DOE/EIA

The price paid at the pump for diesel is down due to a drop in oil prices.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Alabama Truckstop Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Truckstop operator WilcoHess will pay $215,000 to settle a class sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tags: Truckstops, EEOC

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium Building CNG station in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., will build a new high-volume, fast-fill compressed natural gas public access station in Kirkwood, N.Y., to meet the fueling needs of Willow Run Foods Inc., a regional foodservice supplier and other local fleets.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Group’s New River Valley Plant Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va. has achieved zero landfill status at its truck manufacturing operations. Waste generated by the facility, which manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America, is now recycled, composted or converted to electricity.

Tags: Volvo, Recycling, Assembly Plants

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Mack Adds Leasing Locations in U.S. and Canada

Building upon the growth of its extensive leasing location coverage in the U.S. and Canada, Mack Leasing System recently added 11 new member dealer locations.

Tags: Leasing, Mack Trucks

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Yokohama Breaks Ground on New Mississippi Truck Tire Plant

The groundbreaking for the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant was attended by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (left) and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., officially broke ground on its new commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss., which is slated to begin operations in October 2015.

Tags: Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Expansion, Mississippi

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Vitran Selling U.S. LTL Operation

Canadian-based Vitran Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload business.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Thefts Increase in Most Recent Three-Month Period

Credit: FreightWatch International

A new report shows truck cargo theft during the most recent three-month period increased in the United States, while the value of each incident moved higher by nearly double-digits.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

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