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July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Gather for 30th TCA Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.

Tags: Events, Reefers, TCA, Truckload, Refrigeration units, Trailers

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Import Freight Traffic Expected to be Slow in Summer, Pick up in Fall

Summer typically marks the doldrums of the import freight season, and this one will likely be no exception, but things are expected to pick up big time in the fall, according to the new Port Trucker forecast from the National Retail Federation.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Imports

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Freight Turns Around in Early July Following Disappointing June

Credit: DAT

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets improved the first part of July after trending downward most of last month. DAT reports from June 30 through July 6 the average rate for van and flatbeds moved 3.2% higher, compared to the previous seven days.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Freight Rates

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Power Train Service Now Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

Power Train Service, an independent aftermarket parts and service provider, has been named an authorized rebuilder of Eaton transmissions, allowing it to offer a rebuilt transmission with 100% genuine Eaton parts.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, Transmissions, Remanufacturing

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

No Change in FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for May

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for May at 12.4 is unchanged from the previous month, continuing to reflect a positive environment for trucking -- one that, combined with the new hours of service regulations restricting capacity, should result in some higher rates.

Tags: Economy, FTR Associates, Freight Rates, FTR Trucking Index

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

North American Fatigue Management Program Now Available

The North American Fatigue Management Program is now available to motor carriers, drivers, government safety administrators and insurance companies. A coalition of Canadian, U.S., and Mexican trucking interests developed the program to provide carriers with a best-practices manual for implementing fatigue management in their operations.

Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Fatigue management

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Report Shows Freight Shipments Higher in May Than April

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in May from April, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Transportation Services Index.

Tags: Economy, TSI, Housing Starts

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Urgent Care Travel Opens Location in Oklahoma City

Urgent Care Travel is opening a second location in Oklahoma City, the second location for the company, which plans to open as many as 100 urgent care facilities at Pilot Flying J travel centers.

Tags: Oklahoma, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Health, Fit to Drive, Driver Health

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

HDAW 2014 Theme to Focus on 'Driving Energy'

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '14 conference organizers announced that “Driving Energy Into the Industry’s Future " is the theme for the annual conference, to be held Jan 27-30, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

TransPower Gets Go-Ahead for Electric Drayage Truck Demo

TransPower has received the final piece of funding it needs to go ahead with a demonstration of advanced electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Navistar, Port of Los Angeles, California, EVs, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Outlines Long-Term Plan for Driver Fitness Rating

Federal safety officials have a vision for a driver fitness rating system, but it will take close to a decade to get it done. In a recent report to Congress, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlined a nine-year plan to develop the system, contingent on getting its other work done and obtaining the resources for the job.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Drivers, Regulations

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.

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