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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

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

Daseke Inc. Announces Transaction with Central Oregon Truck Co.

Daseke Inc., a family of flatbed and specialized carriers, continues to grow with the addition of Redmond, Ore.-based Central Oregon Truck Co.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Central Oregon Truck Co.

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Stops Enforcing Break Requirement on Short-Haul Drivers

Moving quickly to enforce last week’s court decision on hours of service, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will no longer enforce the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul operations.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Holding Sees Income Jump Nearly 12%

Patriot Transportation Holding, the parent of the liquid and dry bulk carrier, Florida Rock and Tank Lines, has reported net income of $3 million in the third quarter of its fiscal 2013, an increase of $318,000 or 11.8% compared to the same period last year.

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

Port of Baltimore Handles Record Amount of Cargo

Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.

Tags: Freight, Ports

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Worldwide Narrows Second Quarter Loss

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The parent to several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, lost money in the second quarter of the year, but not as much when compared to the same time a year ago.

Tags: Fleet Financials, Earnings, YRC Worldwide

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Freight Opens Additional Indianapolis Service Center

UPS Freight will open an additional facility in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, Aug. 12. The 72-door East Indianapolis Service Center, located at 1505 S. Holt Rd., will provide service to customers in eastern Greater Indianapolis

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Acquires Central Refrigerated Transportation

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Swift Transportation announced that it acquired privately held Central Refrigerated Transportation, a provider of refrigerated trucking services, in a transaction valued at $225 million, including approximately $189 million in cash and $36 million of assumed capital lease obligations and other financial debt.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Transportation

August 7, 2013 - Industry News

Flooding Closes Section of I-44 in Missouri

Flooding closed Interstate 44 at mile marker 172 near the city of Jerome early Wednesday morning. In addition, Route 63 is now closed in two locations: south of Vienna in Maries County and at Westphalia in Osage County, further complicating detour routes, according to the Missori Department of Transportation.

Tags: Missouri, I-44, Interstate 44

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Schneider National Adding 200 Jobs in Arizona

Schneider National Inc. is adding 200 truck drivers in Arizona and opening a facility in Phoenix. The new facility, 4044 W. Lower Buckeye Road, is scheduled to open in September and will support Schneider’s growing customer base utilizing its Western Regional service.

Tags: Schneider National

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Completes Sale of Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.

Tags: Accuride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wheels

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: Improving Engines at OEM-level Shrink Prospects for Remanufactured Aftermarket

Companies that remanufacture engines could see their customer base shrinking, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis, as OE engines improve and interest in hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases.

Tags: Remanufacturing, Frost & Sullivan, Engines, Aftermarket

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales, Service

East Manufacturing has appointed David Miedl as Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales & Service. Miedl replaces Ted Hutchison who is retiring from the position after 25 years of service to East Manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, East Manufacturing, Trailers, Aftermarket

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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