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July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Court Strikes Down Diesel Tax on Railroads

Railroads have gotten a break in Alabama when it comes to competing with trucking, thanks to a court ruling regarding diesel fuel tax purchases.

Tags: Railroads, Diesel Tax, Alabama, taxes

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

HDT Adds Another Award-Winning Trucking Journalist

Rolf Lockwood is writing a monthly column for HDT.

Rolf Lockwood, a highly respected and experienced trucking journalist, has a new monthly column in HDT as part of an arrangement that also will see an exchange of other content between two award-winning magazines.

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

PrePass Participation Tops 450,000

Help’s PrePass truck safety screening service has reached an all-time high enrollment with more than 450,000 trucks now participating in the service.

Tags: Help Inc., PrePass

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Opens New Locations

Inland Truck Parts has just expanded its North Dakota presence with the opening of a new Fargo facility. It joins 27 other Inland stores across the Midwest, all 100% employee-owned for responsive customer service.

Tags: Aftermarket, Expansion

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

XRS Partners with Capella Learning Solutions to Develop Customer Learning Platform

XRS Corp. announced that it has retained Capella Learning Solutions to develop learning courseware that will enable customers to realize the full potential of its newest software platform, XRS.

Tags: Training, XRS

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

TransAxle Now An Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

TransAxle announced that it has been selected by Eaton as one of the first participants in its Authorized Rebuilder program. TransAxle and its sister company TRC, will have the opportunity to remanufacture and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton's lineup of heavy-duty transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, TRC, TransAxle

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone and Firestone Truck Tires at Love's Travel Stops

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced that Bridgestone and Firestone commercial truck tires will retail at Love’s Travel Stops. Tires will be sold at the 175 locations with tire care service throughout the U.S.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Love's Travel Stops

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

WEX Signs Long-Term Private Label Agreement with Citgo

WEX Inc., a provider of corporate payment solutions, announced it has signed a long-term agreement to provide private label and co-branded universal fleet card services to Citgo Petroleum Corporation.

Tags: WEX

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Lane Closures on I-55 South of I-80 for Bridge Repair

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repair work is underway on the truss bridges carrying I-55 over the Des Plaines River between Arsenal Road and Bluff Road near Channahon.

Tags: Road Construction

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Full Closure of I-95 South for Bridge Work July 12-13

Weather permitting, on Friday night, July 12, and Saturday night July 13, starting at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 South.

Tags: Highway Construction

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Scheduled for October

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix Oct. 1-2 will for the second year feature a special track for trucking fleets, covering topics such as idle reduction, natural gas, propane, biodiesel, and case studies of fleets using alternative fuels.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Kicks Off This Week

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is one of the highlights of the Iowa-80 annual event.

The 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 11-13 at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, with a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, Iowa pork chops and two free concerts.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Truckstops

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Epes Carriers Merges Epes Transport System and Texas Star

Epes Carriers Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., announced the merger of its two asset-based trucking subsidiaries, Epes Transport System of Greensboro, and Texas Star Express of Rockwall, Texas.

Tags: Epes, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas Star

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Elliptical Mobile Solutions Announces Spin-Off of Zero Shock Seating

Elliptical Mobile Solutions announced that its investors and board of directors have approved to spin-off a new company, Zero Shock Seating.

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

For the Second Time, Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer is Named a TCA Highway Angel

Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer, a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. This is the second time this professional truck driver has earned his Angel wings.

Tags: TCA Highway Angel

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Develops Online Test Site for Technician Skills Competitions

Mitchell 1 has developed an online test to be utilized during SuperTech skills competitions which are being administered by more and more state trucking associations. The new online test was initially created in support of Oregon’s 2013 SuperTech competition this month, and expands Mitchell 1's ability to support additional skills competitions being administered by other state trucking associations.

Tags: Mitchell 1, SuperTech

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants 30-Minute Break Waiver to Livestock Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to publish its granting of a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock.

Tags: HOS, FMCSA, Livestock Hauling, Regulations

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Orin Black, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck’s VP, Dealer Operations Set to Retire

Orin Black, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck’s VP, Dealer Operations is set to retire.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced that Orin Black, the company’s long-time vice president, Dealer Operations and chief administrative officer, is retiring, effective July 1.

Tags: Leadership, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Debuts New Authorized Rebuilder Program

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched a new Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program that will give three large independent aftermarket providers an opportunity to rebuild and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton’s popular lineup of heavy-duty transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Posts First Weekly Gain Since May as Oil is Over $100 Per Barrel

The national average price of diesel has posted its first increase for the first time in several weeks, following a big spike in the price of oil. This is the first increase since the week of May 20 and puts the price of diesel 14.5 cents a gallon higher than the same week a year ago.

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

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

PeopleNet Partners with Drivewyze

PeopleNet announced a new partnership with Drivewyze for improving driver efficiency, regulatory compliance and safety.

Tags: Technology, PeopleNet, Drivewyze

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Levels and Rates Bounce Back in June from May

Freight rates generally moved lower duing June, despite improving from May. Graphic: DAT

While June was a better month than May for spot market freight, it still was nowhere as good compared to the same time a year ago. However, things are expected to improve, at least month-to-month.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Economy

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Watch for Lower Weight Limits on Some Pennsylvania Bridges

After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Pennsylvania

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Rick Myers Joins Talbert Manufacturing as Director of Materials

Talbert Manufacturing has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials.

Talbert Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specialized heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment, has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials.

Tags: Leadership, Talbert

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Gates Corp. Announces Aftermarket Leadership Changes

The Gates Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, has named Jeff Brekke as executive vice president of the company’s Global Aftermarket business in addition to his current role as president of North America Aftermarket.

Tags: Leadership

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