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September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Shares Plans for Profitable Growth With Investment Community

Senior leaders of Cummins Inc. Tuesday shared their five-year plans for profitable growth, emphasizing the opportunities presented by tightening emissions regulations in many parts of the world and the acquisition of its distributors in North America.

Tags: Cummins, Earnings, Engines

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

HOS Restart Study Will Be Late

Photo: Jim Park

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not going to meet the September 30 deadline for completing its study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, a Hill staff member reported.

Tags: FMCSA, Congress, HOS

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Report Shows Truck Enforcement Disparities

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That some states enforce specific commercial vehicle regulations more aggressively than other states is no secret. Some states are known for citing truckers for light and lamp violations, others for seat belts and others for hours of service violations. And there is CSA data to prove it.

Tags: CSA, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement, Vigillo

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Executive Appointments

USA Truck has announced the appointment of Russell Overla to the position of executive vice president, Truckload Operations and Jeff Lester to the role of executive vice president, Safety and Risk Management. The two bring a combined 40 years of transportation industry experience to USA Truck's executive management team.

Tags: Leadership, USA Truck

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Honeywell Completes Acquisition Of Intermec

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of Intermec , a provider of mobile computing, radio frequency identification solutions, voice-enabled workflow and data-collection solutions, and printing solutions.

Tags: Honeywell, Intermec, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Utah Hiking Speed Limit to 80 This Week

Utah’s Transportation Department has just completed speed studies on several rural freeway sections and crews installed new 80 mph speed limit signs earlier this week.

Tags: Utah, Speed Limits

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Portions of Route 17 Now Interstate 86 in NY

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that a 15.8-mile portion of Route 17 in Chemung County has been designated by the Federal Highway Administration as Interstate 86. The designation comes after an extensive rehabilitation project to upgrade the road to federal interstate standards.

Tags: New York, FHWA, Highway Construction, I-86

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

New Legislation Seeks to Boost U.S. Port Freight

Photo: Evan Lockridge

U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.

Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

House Committee to Vote on Sleep Apnea Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders rather than issue a guidance.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Congress, Sleep Apnea, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Need for Critical Infrastructure Investments

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The trade group, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the lobby group, Building America’s Future, has released results from a new survey highlighting manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Driver Appreciation Week Underway

Many trucking groups and industry suppliers this week are asking Americans to reflect and appreciate the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that deliver America’s freight safely and securely, every day, as part of the 25th annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Inflation Not a Threat to Growth

A new report shows inflation does not pose any threat to the slowly improving United State’s economy.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Two Trucking Ex-Executives Convicted in $26 Million Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced two convictions resulting from a plan to defraud a lender out of millions of dollars.

Tags: GE Capital, Fraud

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Average Cost of Diesel Edges Slightly Lower

Credit: U.S. DOE

After pausing last week, the average cost of diesel in the United States has resumed falling.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Opens Second CNG Station in Wisconsin

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., opened its new compressed natural gas station in Green Bay, Wis. It is Trillium's second CNG station in Brown County; the first, which opened in 2012 in De Pere, Wis.

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

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking Set For Oct. 17

The Minnesota Trucking Association believes strongly in natural gas as a clean fuel for trucks. In fact, the support is so strong that it has planned the region's first industry-wide summit directed at those who own and maintain fleets of trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas, Minnesota, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Events

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

QLS Logistic Services Acquires US Intermodal

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics' affiliate, QLS Logistic Services LLC, has acquired US Intermodal, Inc., an intermodal trucking and drayage business, which will function as the core of a new, coast-to-coast agent drayage and brokerage business with the name of US IntermodaLogistics.

Tags: Intermodal

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Auto Hauler Allied Selects Jack Cooper Transport Bid

At an auction that concluded on Thursday, auto transporter Allied System Holdings selected fellow auto hauler Jack Cooper Transport as the entity with the best and highest bid.

Tags: Drivers, Bankruptcy, Teamsters

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

M&K Expands in Chicago Area

M&K Quality Truck Sales has expanded its presence in the Chicago area, opening a parts sales operation in Melrose Park. Serving customers in the west and northwest Chicago suburbs, M & K Melrose Park becomes the company’s fourth location in the area, and ninth facility overall.

Tags: Illinois, Dealers, Expansion

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Tom Flies Joins Cadec as COO

Former Qualcomm and Xata executive Tom Flies has joined the company as chief operating officer.

Tags: Qualcomm, Xata, Leadership, Cadec

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Rises in August

Industrial production in the United States has posted its biggest increase in six months, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Tags: Economy, Industrial Production

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

New Bridge in Place Along I-5 in Washington

During a carefully choreographed series of activities, crews slid and lowered a new, permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge into its final location and reopened the roadway to traffic on Sunday.

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

AP: Serious Problems With More Than 85,000 U.S. Bridges

New analysis of the nation’s bridges shows many are in desperate need of repairs and replacement.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Bridges

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Competitors Ask Court to Penalize Some Engines

A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.

Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Introduces New Global Engine Platform

For on-highway markets, the G Series Heavy-Duty engine platform will be introduced as the Cummins ISG11 and Cummins ISG12 (shown here).

Cummins Monday announced a new global heavy-duty engine platform. The G Series platform is an in-line six cylinder engine, and will be available in 10.5- and 11.8-liter displacements to meet a broad variety of on-highway and off-highway global market requirements and emissions standards.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, Engines, Global

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