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July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Trans Power Opens New Parts Location in Tifton, Georgia

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

Tags: Kenworth Dealer, Dealers, Parts, TRP, Aftermarket Parts

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

June Preliminary Class 8 Net Orders Take a Holiday

In typical seasonal fashion, North America Class 8 orders fell in June, with the preliminary count coming in at 18,900 units. Compared to the same month last year, Class 8 net orders were 13% stronger.

Tags: Class 8, ACT Research

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Seven More Locations Power Up on Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Truck drivers can access power through Shorepower Technologies pedestals.

As temperatures heat up for the summer, truckers will have more places to plug in and stay cool. Shorepower Technologies has announced seven more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from March to mid-June.

Tags: Expansion, Shorepower Technologies

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Sworn was sworn in today as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. today.

Tags: DOT, Secretary of Transportation, Mayor Anthony Foxx

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Nation’s Road Conditions Show Slight Improvement

As Americans hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, they’ll be driving on slightly smoother roads, crossing fewer deficient bridges and spending less time stuck in traffic jams, according to think tank the Reason Foundation and its new Annual Highway Report.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments and Orders Increase in May

Shipments and new orders for manufactured goods in the United States both headed higher in May, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, easing earlier fears this important sector to trucking and the economy might be in for tougher times.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Expected to Increase During Independence Day Holiday

With the long Independence Day weekend, the chance of being a victim of a cargo theft increases dramatically. The new hours of service regulations that went into effect this week could make things worse.

Tags: Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, HNI, Hours of Service

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

PeopleNet Says it's Compliant with Revised Hours of Service Rules

PeopleNet announced that its fleet mobility solutions are in full compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service of Drivers Final Rule for transport carriers operating under United States regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, PeopleNet, HOS

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Agrees to Settle EEOC Discrimination Case

Trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport has agreed to settle a racial discrimination charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, EEOC

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Retreat While Oil Moves Higher

Prices for oil and gasoline turned lower over the past week, with diesel on its sixth week of falling prices in a row. Crude oil, however, is approaching the $100 per barrel level again.

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

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Donald Mackin Earns Highway Angel Wings

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel.

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Donald Mackin of West Bridgewater, Mass., a Highway Angel. Mackin, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., is being recognized for being the only person to respond to an accident during a nasty “thundersnow.”

Tags: TCA, Highway Angel, ABF

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

ATA to Host Executive Summit on Making Trucking Technology Pay Off

American Trucking Associations announced it will host the first ATA Executive Summit to explore strategies that maximize the payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis.

Tags: ATA, ATRI, Events

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Agree to Extend National Contract

The Teamsters Union and UPS have agreed to an extension of the current UPS National Master Agreement and all supplements past their July 31 expiration.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Drivers

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Construction Spending and Manufacturing Growing, Consumer Sentiment High

Overall construction spending in the United States during May rebounded sharply from the month before, thanks in part to an uptick in spending on public construction projects, while an other report shows manufacturing returned to expansion mode in June.

Tags: Economy, Construction, Housing, Manufacturing, Consumer Confidence

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Independence Day Holiday Travel Forecast Down From Last Year

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.

Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion, Highways

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Ohio Ups Speed Limit to 70 Along Some Interstate Sections

Legislation signed into law earlier this year in Ohio pushes the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph along rural portions of interstate routes for both trucks and four-wheelers.

Tags: Ohio, Speed Limits, Highways

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Enforcement Begins Today

It’s the day many in trucking have dreaded. July 1 is the day updated hours of service regulations go into effect. Here's some information to help you make sense of the changes.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS

June 30, 2013 - Industry News

EcoDual Announces New President And CEO

EcoDual Inc., a provider of dual fuel systems for heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, announced the appointment of Mike Donoughe as president and CEO of the company.

Tags: Leadership, EcoDual Inc.

June 30, 2013 - Industry News

Forecast Projects Trucking's Share of Tonnage Will Rise to 70.8% by 2024

ATA's U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2024 calculates overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6% to $1.3 trillion annually in 2024 and trucking will see its share of those revenue rise to 81% from 80.7% in 2012.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage

June 30, 2013 - Industry News

Tightening of Capacity Coming from New HOS

A recent survey by Transport Capital Partners shows three-quarters of carriers are expecting lower utilization with the new hours-of-service regulations.

Tags: HOS, TCP

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Seven More Shorepower Locations Hit the On-Switch

Shorepower Technologies announced seven more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from March to mid-June to help truckers reduce idling.

Tags: Shorepower, Truckstops, Idle Reduction

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

ATD and NADA Move Dates for 2015 – 2018 Conventions

Beginning in 2015, the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo will be held Thursday to Sunday, instead of Friday to Monday.

Tags: ATD, NADA, Events

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

P&G to Convert 20% of Its For-Hire Truck Loads to Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble is extending its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain by becoming one of the first large shippers to convert a significant percentage of its for-hire truck loads to natural gas.

Tags: GHG, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Taxes Heading Higher in Several States July 1

Diesel and gasoline taxes will change in 10 states on July 1, with most of them heading higher, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Gasoline Prices, Diesel Prices

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Lenoir City, Tenn.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Lenoir City, Tenn. on Interstate 40 at Exit 364 on Thursday, June 27.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

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