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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

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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

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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

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Lindsay Lawler Represents TCA’s Highway Angel Program on 26-Stop Tour

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that country recording artist Lindsay Lawler, the spokesperson for TCA’s Highway Angel program, is about to begin a concert tour of 26 truck stops across southeast and Midwest America.

Tags: Events, TCA Highway Angel, Lindsay Lawler, TA/Petro

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline and Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower

Credit: DOE/EIA.

Diesel prices this year are expected to average slightly less than they were last year and continue moving lower next year, according to a new forecast.

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

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Ervin To Launch American Power Group Dual Fuel Glider Kit

American Power Group Corp. announced that Ervin Equipment, Inc. has expanded its product line to include glider kits with APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel Upgrade System.

Tags: APG, Ervin Equipment, Glider Kits, Natural Gas, Dual Fuel

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Fox Transportation Signs Clean Energy’s Largest Single Order

Fox Transportation has signed a fueling agreement and plans deployment of over 100 natural gas trucks over the next several months which will fuel at Clean Energy stations throughout Southern California.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Fox Transportation

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

EEOC Ordered to Pay Millions to CRST Van Expedited

A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $4.7 million to CRST Van Expedited for attorney’s fees and expenses the company racked up while defending itself in a sexual harassment case the judge called “unreasonable or groundless.”

Tags: Litigation, CRST, EEOC, Drivers

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut Passes Milestone in Major I-95 Project

The end is in sight for a construction project along Interstate 95 that’s been going on in Connecticut for more than a decade. An I-95 southbound traffic shift marks the completion of Stage 2B construction of NHHC and the start of Stage 3 construction, two months ahead of the original schedule,

Tags: Connecticut, I-95, Interstate 95, Road Construction, Highways

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Ground Broken for I-95 & Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange

In the not too distant future, traffic will finally be able to travel between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike without having to use other roadways. Ground has been broken on a project in the southeastern part of the state kicking off the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project.

Tags: Road Construction, Pennsylvania, I-95, Interstate 95, Highways

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Close I-35 in Warren County Aug. 6-8 for Nighttime Construction

Removal of the Adams Street bridge over Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa will require closing the north- and southbound lanes between Iowa 5 (exit 68 near Cumming) and Iowa 92 (exit 56 near Bevington) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 and 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

Tags: Iowa, Highway Construction

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Reports Another Drop in Class 8 Order Activity for July

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 17,307 the lowest level since September 2012. July orders were down 7% from June; however they were 38% better than the same month a year ago.

Tags: Class 8, FTR

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Survey Indicates Increased Activity for Class 8 Orders in Q3

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Sixty-five percent of the fleet executives that responded to the Q3 2013 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in late July indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months. This is an increase from the 53% that responded affirmatively during the Q2 survey in April.

Tags: fleet survey, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Retreat From Four Straight Weekly Hikes

The price of diesel continues to seesaw, falling just slightly this week following a just over one-penny hike last week.

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

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Nebraska Home to Newest Bosselman Boss Shop

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops, Inc. is announced its newest location in Gretna, Neb., at Interstate 80, Exit 432, next to the Flying J Travel Plaza.

Tags: Expansion, Truckstops

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Recall Issued for Some Kenworth T4 and W9 Models

Paccar is recalling a little more than 800 Kenworth model year 2010-2012 T4 and W9 series vehicles because of a risk of a vehicle fire. The trucks affected were manufactured Nov. 13, 2009, through Aug. 26, 2011.

Tags: Kenworth, PACCAR, Recalls, Vehicle Fires

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