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June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Surges in May to Best Level on Record

Fears that the trucking industry and the overall economy are hitting a soft patch during the second quarter may be eased a bit following a new report showing truck tonnage in May increased 2.3% from April, turning in a stellar performance.

Tags: Truck Tonnage Index, Economy

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Home Starts Up, Inflation in Check

New home starts in the U.S. in May jumped significantly in May, increasing 6.8% from the month before.

Tags: Economy

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

ODFL Expands in Fort Wayne, Indiana

With 71 doors, the new, state-of-the-art service center provides service to Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The facility employs 44 people.

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

First Quarter Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up Nearly 5%

New analysis from the vehicle data services provider Polk identified 171,724 used commercial vehicle registrations in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 4.7% when compared to used registrations during the first quarter of 2012.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, Polk, Used Trucks

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Unveils Two New Fueling Solutions for OTR Fleets

By offering a choice of Over The Road card solutions, we are giving fleet managers flexibility to find the right fit for their unique needs.

Tags: U.S. Bank

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Open Travel Stop in Deer Park, Texas

The new travel stop is located at Hwy 225 and Independence Parkway in Deer Park, Texas.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

S.C. Trucking Group Endorses State Road Funding Plan

A plan by South Carolina lawmakers to bring in around $800 million for road and bridge work without raising taxes has gotten a thumbs up by the South Carolina Trucking Association.

Tags: South Carolina

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Cadec Annual User's Conference Slated for Sept. 16-19, 2013

This year’s theme, “Stay Connected,” reflects the trend towards fleets leveraging wireless technology in order to collect critical fleet data and maintain strong connections with customers.

Tags: Cadec

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Critical of New Hours-of-Service During Congressional Hearing

In testimony today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel on highways and transit, Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, said changes to federal hours-of-service rules, set to take effect July 1, are costly and unsupported by data or research.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Detour Likely Next Month for Key Link Serving Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri

Work on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois will begin sometime after July 7 according to the Kentucky DOT. The nature of the work will limit the bridge to a 7-foot maximum load width, which excludes all but passenger vehicles from the crossing for about 60 days.

Tags: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Detours

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Demonstrates Drivewyze Wireless Bypass Service

Captain Norman Dofflemyer, commander of the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, speaking at the Maryland Drivewyze demonstration. (Photo: Oliver Patton)

Federal and industry luminaries gathered at a Maryland truck weigh station Monday to observe the latest in wireless bypass technology. The state implemented the Drivewyze system last September and has found that it helps focus its enforcement efforts.

Tags: Zonar, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, PeopleNet, Maryland, Enforcement

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

AFS Purchases Trendset as Part of Bankruptcy Sale

The transportation cost management solutions provider, AFS, has announced the purchase of Trendset Information Systems, a freight audit, payment services provider. The deal, part of a bankruptcy sale, was finalized on June 14 and is the twelfth acquisition for AFS.

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Price Since July, Crude Hits Highest Level Since September

Diesel has declined 0.8 cents per gallon over the past week for a U.S. average of $3.841 per gallon, it’s lowest since last July. This marks the fourth straight decline, placing it just over a nickel lower than where it was the last time it moved higher, while the current price is 11.2 cents per gallon higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Raise Rates based on Distance, Service

The increased rate provides for a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate and cross-border lane charges. The new rate will also offset the rising costs of new equipment and insurance, while preserving competitive wages and benefits for employees.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Freight Rates, LTL

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries’ President and CEO Reaches Fifty-Year Milestone

Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries.

Bob joined Phillips Industries in 1963, then known as H.W. Phillips Company. In 1968 inspired by customer demands Phillips started manufacturing the first pre-assembled light cords in 1968, launching the company on its present trajectory.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Leadership, Aftermarket

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Oklahoma City Welcomes Goodyear Wingfoot Commercial Tire Center

The new Oklahoma City location features Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly truck tires; Goodyear-authorized retreaded truck tires; 24/7 roadside assistance; wheel refurbishing, along with truck tire repair and other tire-related services.

Tags: Goodyear, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens in Tucumcari

As part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network, with over 80 network locations nationwide, Boss Shop customers gain additional value with coast-to-coast warranty coverage and high standards of service.

Tags: Bosselman

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Brings PJ Fresh Marketplace To Caddo Valley

As part of Pilot Flying J’s commitment to making life better for America’s drivers, PJ Fresh Marketplace delivers an expanded variety of fresh, fast meal options for drivers.

Tags: Pilot Travel Centers

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Solenoid Valves Surpass 100,000-Unit Production Milestone

The Bendix SMS-9700 and the Bendix FCS-9700 feature a streamlined package design, making them approximately 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than other models on the market.

Tags: Bendix

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

ICT Holdings Launches Refrigerated Division, Expands Flatbed Division

Since 2011, the company says it has grown to over 100 trucks and 140 trailers and sales have increased 427%.

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Moves Higher in May from April

DAT North American Freight Index rises in May.

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 5.6% from April to May. Compared to May 2012, when freight reached an all-time high, freight volume fell 13%.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Spot Market Freight Volume

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Changes in the Works for Canadian Shipments to the U.S.

Today’s Trucking--There are two new changes (one official and one potential) that will both help and hinder cross-border trade between Canada and the United States, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

New Research Claims Flaws in HOS Restart Benefit

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its assessment of the regulatory impact analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, scheduled to take effect July 1.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Government Affairs Director Named at OOIDA

Ryan Bowley has been named Director of Government Affairs by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Tags: OOIDA

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Heavy-Haul Names R&D Director

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Neil Robertson to be director of research and development. He will report directly to President Randy McGuire.

Tags: Trailers, Fontaine, Heavy Haul

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