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August 12, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Expand States’ Ability to Regulate Ports

Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Stands by Oilfield HOS Guidance, Seeks Comments on Other Exemptions

An hours-of-service guidance for oilfield haulers will remain as it is, although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is open to applications for individual exceptions. In other HOS news, the agency is looking for comments on exempting munitions and livestock haulers from the 30-minute break requirement.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

NY Gov. Launches $19 Million Truck Voucher Incentive Program For Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.

Tags: New York, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EVs

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TCA Will Sponsor Health Fairs

To help professional truck drivers lead longer, healthier lives, the Truckload Carriers Association will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers across the United States.

Tags: Events, TCA, Driver Wellness, TA/Petro

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Andrew Grow as Director of Engineering

East Manufacturing has named Andrew Grow as Director of Engineering. He will manage the Engineering and Customer Service/Warranty departments, overseeing the design and development of products that meet the goals of the company as well as the needs of East customers.

Tags: Leadership, East Manufacturing

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Names Ivor J. Evans Chairman, CEO and President

Ivor J. Evans has been named chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Meritor Inc.

The Board of Directors of Meritor Inc. announced that it has named Ivor J. Evans chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president, effective immediately.

Tags: Leadership, Meritor

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Work Begins to Transition to Opening of I-70 Bridges Near St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor are beginning the process of returning Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Missouri River Bridge in St. Charles, just northwest of St. Louis, back to its normal configuration of five lanes in each direction on two bridges.

Tags: Missouri, I-70, Interstate 70

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Annual Transportation Statistics Report Released

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has just released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report for 2012.

Tags: Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Backlogs Paralyze Some Port of Oakland Terminals, Truckers Wait for Hours

Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.

Tags: Drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Second Quarter Profit Shrinks, Reports Loss for First Half of 2013

Arkansas Best, has reported second quarter 2013 net income but continued to sustain losses for the first six months of the year as costs for salaries, wages and benefits at less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary ABF Freight System, offset improving revenue...

Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, Arkansas Best, Teamsters, Panther, ABF

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

ELog Proposal Goes to Office of Management and Budget

The Transportation Department sent its proposed Electronic Logging Devices rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final vetting before publication.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, EOBR, Elog

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Says it's Making Inroads With Medium-Duty Cabovers

A Kenworth K370 with Pro-Tech aluminum stakebed body at the Paccar Technical Center test track. It has a Paccar PX-6 250-horsepower engine and Allison 5-speed transmission. (Photo by Lauren Fletcher, Work Truck Magazine)

BELLEVUE, WASH -- Kenworth's K270 and K370 cabover medium-duty trucks, introduced about 18 months ago, are making far more inroads into the market than the company's previous forays into this segment, say company officials.

Tags: Kenworth, Class 6, Class 7, COE, Light & Medium, Cabovers

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Request Denied to Consolidate Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A request to consolidate remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J over claims of fraud has been denied, with judges saying it could interfere with a settlement recently reached between the truckstop chain and some of the companies suing it over underpaid fuel rebates.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

TruckPro Acquires CCI Corp.

TruckPro LLC, a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and advanced repair services, announced it has completed the purchase of CCI Corp., including its network of more than 100 retail stores, service shops and distribution center locations.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

New Study May Help Drivers Meet Their Blood Pressure Goals

Achieving and maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important not just for a driver's well-being, but is also essential for maintaining a commercial driver’s license.

Tags: Driver Health

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

New Mack Shop Opens at the Mack Customer Center

The newest Mack Shop recently opened inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa.

A new Mack Shop location is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa. The store will carry a full assortment of Mack-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center and the Lehigh Valley community.

Tags: Mack

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Nominations Now Open for Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year

As part of the Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 27, 2014, there will be a luncheon featuring the annual “Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year” Award.

Tags: Events, HDAW, HDRG

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Maersk Selling Bridge Terminal Transport

The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

MnDOT Rolls Out New 511 Service for Truckers

Less than a month after the debut of its new 511 traveler information mobile application for smartphones, Minnesota's Department of Transportation has again improved the real-time service for truckers and others seeking the best route from Point A to Point B.

Tags: Minnesota, Information Technology

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Considers Refinancing Debt Amid Continuing Losses

Photo: Evan Lockridge

After nearly filing for bankruptcy more than once in recent years and with financial losses that aren’t stopping, the parent of the trucking company, YRC Freight, along with others, is looking at restructuring its debt yet again

Tags: YRC Worldwide

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Open to Higher Overweight Truck Fees

A recent Detroit Free Press story about Michigan having permit fees for overweight that are much less than neighboring states has caught the attention of Gov. Rick Snyder.

Tags: Michigan

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

DAT: July Spot Freight Level Beats June for First Time on Record

Credit: DAT

The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 8, 2013 - Industry News

I-44 Reopens in Missouri

All lanes of Interstate 44 at mile marker 172 near Jerome are open. Route 63 at Westphalia has also re-opened after being closed due to flooding.

Tags: Missouri, I-44, Interstate 44

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

New Research Adds to Hours of Service Mix

Photo: Jim Park

Just as the hours of service changes take effect, here’s new research on how the rules could affect operations and safety. Two academics, Asvin Goel of Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and Thibaut Vidal of MIT and the Centre for Research on Transportation in Montreal, studied how carriers can use route optimization to get the most out of their operations under the new rules.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

CVG Announces Realignment Of Executive Leadership Team

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. announced the realignment of its executive leadership team. Under the new structure, Kevin Frailey has been appointed president of Global Construction, Agriculture & Military; Patrick Miller has been appointed president of Global Truck & Bus, and Timo Haatanen has been appointed president of Global Aftermarket and Structures.

Tags: Leadership

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