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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

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Rogers Ousted as YRC Freight President

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The parent of several trucking operations, YRC Worldwide, has announced CEO James Welch has assumed the responsibilities as president of the company’s national less-than-truckload service provider YRC Freight. He succeeds Jeff Rogers, who left the company for undisclosed reasons.

Tags: YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight, Leadership

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Adds Full-Service Truck Repair and Maintenance

After years of serving the truck parts needs of Billings, Mont., Inland has now reinvested in the community by acquiring a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.

Tags: Expansion, Inland Truck Parts

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Randy Perry Named to Trucker Buddy Board of Directors

Randy Perry, fleet safety manager with Frito-Lay Corp., has been elected to the Trucker Buddy Board of Directors.

Tags: Leadership, NPTC, Trucker Buddy

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Opens its Second CNG station in Brown County, Wis.

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., officially opened its new compressed natural gas station at 1121 Radission St., Green Bay, Wis., site of Bay Beach Shell.

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

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Announces New Officers

2013-2014 CVSA officers: Capt. Jay Thompsonof the Arkansas Highway Police is CVSA secretary (on left); Capt. William "Bill" Reese of the Idaho State Police (center) is CVSA vice president; and Sgt.Tom Fuller of the New York State Police is CVSA president.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced its officers for the 2013-2014 term. The transition took place during the CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Denver, Co.

Tags: Leadership, CVSA

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Lane Restrictions on I-24 Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert drivers traveling I-24, East and Westbound in Massac County of upcoming lane reductions on the Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis.

Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Road Construction

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor Expands Service at Drivetrain Express Wholesale Outlet in Canada

Meritor Inc. is expanding its first wholesale aftermarket parts outlet in North America to provide OEM dealers, warehouse distributors and area rebuilders with a complete parts selection and fast delivery of all-makes drivetrain components and related replacement parts.

Tags: Meritor, Aftermarket, Expansion

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: More Truck Drivers Embracing Technology and Eco-Friendly Practices

Today's professional truck drivers are more environmentally conscious and staying more connected than ever through technology, according to a new survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers.

Tags: Recycling, Technology, Information Technology, Atlas Van Lines

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