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May 28, 2013 - Industry News

AireDock Idle Reduction Company Reorganizes

AireDock's idle reduction solution does not require any equipment investment on the part of the truck owner.

AireDock, which provides idle reduction technology at truckstops and other parking locations, is undergoing a major corporate restructuring and is opening a new location in Texas.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Lindsay Lawler to Perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11

Iowa 80 Truckstop announced that Lindsay Lawler will be performing at the 34th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11 at 7 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by Cat Scale.

Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Lindsay Lawler

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Trailer Industry Orders Jump in April

After suffering a weak March, net trailer orders jumped 29% month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, year to date, net orders lag by 10% compared to 2012.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

ACT Research: Demand Steady, But Used Class 8 Market Down 5% M/M

The used truck market was unable to book a third month of sequential improvement in April, due to a 33%+ contraction in the auction segment of the market. The retail and wholesale segments rose 2% and 19%, respectively, month over month.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Reduce Tax Burden on LNG Users

NGVAmerica says new legislation addresses one stumbling block to wider LNG adoption.

New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would change the way liquified natural gas is taxed as a transportation fuel, making it more equal to the diesel fuel tax by using diesel-gallon equivalents as a measure.

Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, taxes

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Mixed, Home Sales Heading Higher

A first look one economic indicator shows improvement in one area of durable goods while conditions lag in another – but some analysts say this part of U.S. economy continues to improve.

Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Sales

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Siver New General Manager

Dan Siver has been named Peterbilt general manager, replacing Bill Kozek who left for Navistar International.

A 20-year veteran with Paccar has been named the new general manager of the truck maker Peterbilt, following the departure of Bill Kozek for Navistar.

Tags: Peterbilt, Leadership

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Shutters Colorado Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Colorado-based trucking company to end all interstate operations after it discovered flagrant violations of license, hours of service and drug testing regulations and equipment so unsafe it was impounded by state police. It's just the latest in a string increasingly frequent such actions by the FMCSA.

Tags: FMCSA, Enforcement

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Second Lawsuit Against FMCSA Over Safety Records

What happens when a violation is thrown out in court?

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a second complaint with the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding its safety records and the DataQ appeal process.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, OOIDA, DataQ, Enforcement

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

I-5 Bridge Partially Collapses in Washington State

UPDATED -- A bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state partially collapsed Thursday evening, closing part of the route. Authorities are blaming it on a truck pulling an oversize load but the company says it has the proper permit to use the route.

Tags: Infrastructure, Washington, Highways, I-5

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Says April New Business Up 23 Percent Year Over Year

Month-over-month, new business volume was up 10 percent from March. Year-to-date, cumulative new business volume increased eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Tags: Leasing

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida Opens New Parts and Service Location

Kenworth of South Florida has opened a new parts and service location near U.S. Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Fla., about 3 miles east of Interstate 95.

Tags: Florida, Kenworth, Dealers, I-95

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Loads Increase, Rates Don’t Improve

The number of loads available on one spot market board has surged over the previous week but rates are stagnant during the same time. DAT/Transcore reports May 12 through 18 the number of loads available in the U.S. increased 6.7% from the previous week.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, rates

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Hike Legislation Defeated in New Hampshire

Legislation raising New Hampshire’s tax on diesel and gasoline has been voted down by the state Senate after being passed in the House earlier.

Tags: New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Fuel and Oil

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New 24-Hour Truck Service Center in Indiana

TravelCenters of America opened a newly built truck service facility at the TA travel center located at I-65, Exit 230, in DeMotte, Ind. This TA Truck Service location offers four service bays and is open 24/7/365.

Tags: Maintenance, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Cargo Thefts Decline in U.S.

The number and value of cargo thefts in the United States declined February through April. according to a report released this week.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Freight Begins Network Changes

The move by YRC Freight is part of comprehensive reorganization plan.

The nationwide less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight this week said it began making changes in its network that will result in the closing of nearly 30 terminals and three distribution centers.

Tags: YRC Freight, LTL

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Expected to be Greater than Last Year

While AAA projects slightly fewer Americans overall will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, due to a decline in air travel, traffic on the roadways is expected to be higher.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar: Integrated Engineering, Development Functions Working Well

Navistar says consolidating operations in its Lisle, Ill., headquarters makes for better creative thinking and leads to higher quality products.

Integration of Navistar Inc.’s engineering and development activities in Chicago’s western suburbs, largely completed last fall, are resulting in smooth cooperation among engine and vehicle people, company executives said yesterday during a tour of their expanded engine manufacturing and testing facilities in Melrose Park, Ill.

Tags: Navistar, SCR

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Determining Best Fuel-Saving Technology Focus of Southeast HTUF Event

Parts from NGV Systems' diesel/natural gas hybrid retrofit kit on a Cummins ISX engine powering a KW T-2000.

Figuring out what fuel saving technology is right for your fleet and getting a chance to test drive some of the latest in these innovations was the focus of the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday.

Tags: CALSTART, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, EVs

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Smooth Reception for Foxx on Hill

Anthony Foxx, nominee for the position of U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Photo courtesy City of Charlotte.

Anthony Foxx was well received by the Senate Commerce Committee at his confirmation hearing Wednesday and there were no signs of resistance to his nomination as Secretary of Transportation.

Tags: Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Infrastructure

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Speed Limit Increase, Uncertain if Governor Will Sign

Illinois lawmakers have given final approval to legislation increasing the speed limit along rural interstate sections to 70 mph, but it's not certain whether the governor will sign it into law.

Tags: Speed limit, Illinois, Legislation

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Expands Canadian Presence

Celadon Trucking Services announced it will acquire Hyndman Transport Limited, based in Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Celadon, Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Questions Continue about CSA; Logs, Lamps Top CSA Violations

Rob Abbott, vice president of safety policy, American Trucking Associations, discusses the CSA program during Zonar Systems' user conference May 16.

“CSA has had an effect on safety, but people want to make sure their scores are correct and fair,” said Rob Abbott, vice president of safety policy, American Trucking Associations during an update on the program at the recent Zonar user’s conference held in San Antonio last week. Also part of the update, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance head Steve Keppler went over the top CSA violations.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Zonar, CVSA

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Labels More Drivers as Imminent Hazard Ordering Them off the Road

For the second straight day on Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has ordered two more truckers off the road saying they are an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Enforcement

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