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April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Sixth Consecutive Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has moved 1.6 cents per gallon lower over the past week to $3.977. according to new figures released by the U.S. Energy Department. The decline is the sixth consecutive one and puts the fuel at its lowest point since late January.

Tags: Oil Prices, Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Online Training for Brakes and More

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.com, providing access to its knowledge database and technical resources.

Tags: Maintenance, Training, Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Parking for Trucks at I-78 Penn. Welcome Center Closed at Night

Parking for truckers at the I-78 welcome center in eastern Pennsylvania will be closed during overnight hours today through Thursday.

Tags: Pennsylvania

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

DAT Expands Load Board Equipment Types

Freight matching service provider TransCore DAT has added 25% more equipment types available on its DAT 3sixty and TruckersEdge load board to help flatbed and other specialty load providers, such as freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers, move freight requiring specialized equipment.

Tags: Load Board, TransCore DAT

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Website for Truckers About Colorado’s I-70

The Colorado State Patrol has launched a special website for truck drivers with a wide range of information about the state’s portion of Interstate 70, with the latest information on road conditions, safe parking and chain-up locations for the mountain corridor.

Tags: Colorado, I-70, Interstate 70, Highways

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Awarded More Than $2 Million in Court Decision Over Injuries

Jurors in a St. Louis federal court have handed down a more than $2 million dollar decision to a truck driver as a result of injuries he received while unloading.

Tags: Lawsuits, Workers' Compensation, Drivers

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

TARA Announces Annual Meeting Program

The Truck Frame & Axle Repair Association will hold its annual meeting May 2-4 at Disney Coronado Springs resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Hendrickson Training Scheduled for Dallas

Hendrickson has scheduled its next round of technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry with its 11th session of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute in the Dallas Forth Worth area in May.

Tags: Training, Texas, Suspensions, Hendrickson

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Finalizes RFID Fueling System

Love’s Travel Stops is completing the addition of an RFID-enabled payment system at its travel stop locations, saying it's the first travel stop company to give customers the ability to process payment at the diesel bay through radio frequency technology.

Tags: Diesel, RFID, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Landair Transport Focuses on Owner-Operators for Growth

Landair Transport, Greenville, Tenn., announced plans to give professional owner operators the opportunity to be a bigger part of its team.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Owner-Operators

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Shareholder Lawsuit Against Navistar International Alleges Fraud

A class action lawsuit was announced late Friday against truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International, alleging the company misled investors about its finances as well as problems meeting federal regulations with its diesel engines.

Tags: Lawsuit, Emissions, Navistar

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Company Sues Caterpillar Over ACERT Engine Technology

Caterpillar advertised its C15 engine with ACERT technology for 2007 at an industry trade show.

Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.

Tags: Emissions, Caterpillar, Lawsuits, Engines, ACERT

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Vermont Considering Tax Hikes for Diesel and Gasoline

As lawmakers in Vermont look to raise money for road and other transportation projects, trucking could get dragged into the mix with talk of a possible diesel tax hike. One proposal in the state legislature calls for increasing the diesel tax by 2 cents per gallon this year followed by a 2-cent hike in 2014.

Tags: Vermont, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure, taxes

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

FHWA Takes Next Step in Truck Size-Weight Limit Study

The Federal Highway Administration chose a Massachusetts engineering firm, CDM Smith and Associates, to help prepare its comprehensive study of truck size and weight limits. The $2.3 million contract is the next step in the agency’s effort to finish the study by November 2014, as required by last year’s highway law.

Tags: FHWA, Truck Weights

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Crossings into the U.S. Increased Last Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico totaled 10.7 million in 2012, 3.6% more than in 2011, according to a new figures released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Case for Refusing to Drive, Another Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers compensation fraud case.

Tags: Workers' Compensation, Fraud, Drivers

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Some Utah Speed Limits Likely to Move Higher

Speed limits along some Utah interstates could move higher for both trucks and four-wheelers as soon as later this spring due to legislation signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. It expands the area along I-15 where 80 mph is permitted.

Tags: Utah, Speed Limits, I-80, I-84

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Overall Job Growth Slows in March, Trucking Jobs Fall

Job growth in the United State stumbled in March, according to a report released Friday morning. Employers added a total of only 88,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department, about half the number many analysts were expecting.

Tags: Economy, Unemployment

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Developers of Fuel-Saving I-See System in Europe

In Europe, Volvo now offers its I-See system, which reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. The four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013.

Tags: Volvo, Fuel Economy, Global

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Tire Sales Expected to be Flat This Year

Even though an increase in demand for commercial trucks and trailers in 2012 boosted commercial OE tire shipments, the Rubber Manufacturers Association is expecting shipments of both OE and replacement truck tires to remain largely flat in 2013 from 2012.

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

NTTC, J.J. Keller Partner for Compliance Guide

The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.

Tags: DOT, J.J. Keller, Safety & Compliance, NTTC, Trailers, National Tank Truck Carriers, Tankers

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program

Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tags: Cummins, Aftermarket, UTI, Engines, Technicians, Training

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Babine Truck & Equipment Service Technicians Take First Vista World Championship Semifinals.

(from left) Tyler Kronebusch, Dan Orser, Clarence Oosterhoff and Matthew Giesbrecht from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA World Championshp semifinals.

Service technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American Vista World Championship semifinals.

Tags: Volvo, Aftermarket

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Yoshinori Noguchi Appointed President of Hino Trucks U.S.A.

Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed president of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Effective April 1, Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed president of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc., which operates under the DBA of Hino Trucks.

Tags: Leadership, Hino Trucks

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Wabash National Featured on 'World's Greatest!' Television Series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, recently selected Wabash National Corp. to be a part of the series.

Tags: Wabash National, Trailers

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