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April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Opens Detroit-Area Service Facility

Kentucky Trailer has opened its new 46,000-square-foot service and reconditioning facility at 53000 Grand River Avenue in New Hudson, Mich.

Tags: Michigan, Trailers

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Wheeltime to Sell Cojali Diagnostic Tool in North America

WheelTime Network is adopting, selling and servicing a newly released all-makes, total truck diagnostics software tool from Cojali USA. Cojali, Europe’s largest multi-brand diagnostic tool supplier, developed its recently enhanced North American Jaltest tool package with product testing assistance from WheelTime.

Tags: Diagnostics, WheelTime Network, Shop Tools

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Give Approval to Gulf Coast and East Cost Port Worker Contract

Worries in trucking about the possibility of a Gulf Coast and East Cost strike by longshoremen can finally be put away for several years.

Tags: Intermodal, Ports

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Advantage PressurePro Announces Director of Sales

Jason Zaroor is the new director of sales for Advantage PressurePro.

Advantage PressurePro, a maker of commercial tire pressure monoring systems, named Jason Zaroor its new director of sales.

Tags: Tires, Advantage PressurePro

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Rod Nofziger Named OOIDA Chief Operating Officer

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has named Rod Nofziger chief operating officer.

Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Michigan Considers Restructuring Diesel and Gasoline Taxes

More than two months after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called for increasing revenue for road and bridge projects, state lawmakers are considering a plan that would end some taxes on fuel and bring in new ones.

Tags: Michigan, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Fuel and Oil

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Index for Future U.S. Economic Activity Falls Slightly

The latest read on where the U.S. economy is heading suggests activity will slow a bit in the coming months.

Tags: Economy, The Conference Board

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Location in San Antonio

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in San Antonio, located off Interstate 37 at exit 125 at 4105 Loop 1604.

Tags: Texas, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Customers, Employees Donate More Than $2,800 to St. Christopher Fund

Customers and employees of TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, have donated $2,811.26 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

Tags: Charity, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, St. Christopher Fund

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Fatigue Management Program Near Completion

A coalition of U.S. and Canadian trucking interests are close to releasing a best-practices manual for fatigue management.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, ATRI, Con-Way, Fatigue management, Transport Canada, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Challenger Motor Freight, FMCSA, Drivers

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Double M Joins HDA Truck Pride

HDA Truck Pride announced the addition of its newest member, Double M Sales, located in Farmington, N.M.

Tags: HDA Truck Pride

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

ATRI Assesses Navigation System Usage in the Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute released findings from the first phase of a two-part research initiative aimed at assessing the use of navigation systems in large trucks. This first phase of the research, which analyzed survey data from over 800 drivers and carriers, identifies different systems and how they are used, as well as industry perceptions of navigation system effectiveness.

Tags: GPS, ATRI

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

A Bigger Driver Pool Through Immigration Reform?

An immigration reform bill in Congress could ease the truck driver shortage by giving undocumented immigrants a path to legal status and, potentially, the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: Drivers, Mexico, Immigration

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Reaches Tentative Deal With IAM Members

YRC Worldwide announced Wednesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the leadership of the International Association of Machinists on a new contract for about 200 of its mechanics, likely putting to rest fears that it could lead to further labor problems.

Tags: YRC Worldwide

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Household Goods Mover Education Campaign

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing with recent efforts to educate the public when it comes to unscrupulous household goods movers.

Tags: FMCSA, Household Goods Movers

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Navistar’s 13-Liter Engine

Navistar, International has announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proprietary MaxxForce 13-liter heavy-duty big bore engines with selective catalytic reduction emissions technology, also known as SCR.

Tags: Emissions, Navistar, SCR

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Loads Move Higher, Rates Generally Fall

The number of loads on one major spot market has picked up since last week but rates have headed south in two out of three main sectors.

Tags: DAT, Spot Market Freight Volume

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Boost in First Quarter Profit

Truckload and refrigerated carrier Marten Transport has reported a 32.2% increase in net income to $7.2 million for the first quarter this year compared to $5.4 million compared to the same period in 2012.

Tags: Marten Transport, Fleet Financials

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

McLaughlin Named to Trucker Buddy Board of Directors

Trucker Buddy International’s Board of Directors has selected PeopleNet’s Brian McLaughlin as its newest board member.

Tags: Trucker Buddy

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

House Panel Tasked with Developing Freight Transportation Improvements

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) have announced the members of a special panel tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can strengthen the economy.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, U.S. House of Representatives, MAP-21

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Haslam Speaks Publicly Following Raid

About 24 hours after a raid by federal officials on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J, CEO Jimmy Haslem talked with reporters, saying he was “shocked” by what’s happening, but is confident things will work out in favor of the company.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Names Jack Allen Chief Operating Officer

Navistar International has appointed Jack Allen as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Allen, 55, has been president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business since June 2012.

Tags: Navistar, Leadership

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Shorepower I-5 Corridor Complete

Shorepower Technologies recently completed the installation of power pedestals and held a grand opening at the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Frazier Park/Lebec, Calif.

Truck drivers can now drive the entire length of U.S. Interstate 5 between Seattle and San Diego and parallel State Route 99 in California and get restful sleep without idling the truck engine, running down batteries or firing up an APU.

Tags: Shorepower, Idle Reduction, MPG, Truckstops

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Locks Out IAM Union Members

The parent company to YRC Freight and others, YRC Worldwide, announced it was ending a contract extension with the International Association of Machinists as of Monday. In a release, the company said it will continue to talk with the IAM, though it points out the lack of significant progress in the negotiations led to the lock-out.

Tags: YRC Worldwide

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