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September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Construction to Cause Major Delays in East St. Louis

An area of East St. Louis is likely to see major delays for drivers this week on I-64 and I-55/70 due to the level of road construction, according to the Mid-West Truckers Association.

Tags: Road Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, I-64, I-70, I-55, Highways

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Anthony Spero Awarded July Trucker Buddy of the Month

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month.

ABF Freight Systems driver and America’s Road Team Captain Anthony Spero has been named July Trucker Buddy of the Month following his nomination by Sara Dixon and Emily Schimelman, teachers at Hamden Hal County Day School, in Hamden, Conn.

Tags: Trucker Buddy, ABF, Drivers, Image

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

TCG and TMW Sign Agreement to Streamline Customer Purchases

Transportation Costing Group will start bundling TMW Systems TMS interfaces with their solutions, making the purchase of TCG solutions more convenient for TMW customers.

Tags: Information Technology, TMW

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

Tags: International, Navistar, Freightliner, Caterpillar, Ford

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

MHC Opens New Store in Texas

MHC Kenworth officially opened a new dealership in Tye, Tex., on Sept. 3. The 8,750-square-foot Tye location is conveniently located just off Interstate 20, and includes six service bays, offers new and used truck sales, parts and service for all makes and models, and has an extensive inventory of parts at its disposal.

Tags: Dealers, Expansion, Truck Dealers

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Rock Band Kansas Headlines at OOIDA Trucking Show

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and Lucas Oil will play hosts to rock band Kansas as part of a series of free concerts and music scheduled during the Heart of America Trucking Show.

Tags: OOIDA, Events, Heart of America Trucking Show

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Officials Report Record Attendance, Healthy Membership, as Fall Meeting Starts

PITTSBURGH -- TMC is on a roll. Attendance at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s gathering this week set a record for an annual fall meeting, while council membership is likewise up and will continue to climb, officials reported.

Tags: TMC

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Drivers, TMC, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year, according to the Renewable Energy Group. This new law will affect approximately 6,000 vehicles, according to REG.

Tags: Biodiesel, New York City, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.

Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Fittest of the Fleet Competition

Eleven professional truck drivers competed for the title “Fittest of the Fleet” during Prime Inc.’s annual company picnic on Aug. 31.

The Fittest of the Fleet competition started at Prime and is now challenging other carriers to host their own event using the same format in order to bring together the champions of each fleet into a national competition.

Tags: Prime, Driver Fitness

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Steady as Crude Increases

Credit: DOE

Despite a recent run-up in the price of oil, the average cost of diesel over the past week is unchanged, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Wyoming Home to Newest Bosselman Boss Shop

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened its newest location in Rawlins, Wyoming at Interstate 80, Exit 209. Located adjacent to the Pilot/Flying J Travel Plaza at 1A Johnson Road in Rawlins.

Tags: Bosselman, Expansion

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Jackson Group Peterbilt Opens Salt Lake City Facility

Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership.

Salt Lake City is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network with the relocation of Jackson Group Peterbilt’s store to a 128,000 square-foot facility.

Tags: Peterbilt, Dealership

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters Ready for UPS Supplemental Revote

Balloting is set to begin soon for Teamsters Union members at UPS to revote on seven supplemental agreements that were turned back when a national master agreement was approved earlier this summer.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Driver Input Sought for Hours-of-Service Study

Photo: Jim Park

The American Transportation Research Institute has started its second phase of research on the effects of recent changes to the hours-of-service rules, which went into effect on July 1.

Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, ATRI

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Washington State I-5 Bridge to Open This Weekend

Crews working in August to repair the I-5 bridge in Washington state. Credit: Wash. State DOT

The Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is on schedule to be completed later his week -- but there will still be detours through mid-November, according to the Washington State Transportation Department.

Tags: Road Construction, I-5, Interstate 5, Washington

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking CFO Gets 30 Months in Prison For Check-Kiting Scheme

The chief financial officer of a trucking company has received a sentence of two and half years in prison in relation to a $3.6 million check kiting scheme.

Tags: Ohio, Fraud

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Digs into Four-Wheeler Confessions

Credit: Insurance.com

If you see a motorist cussing in front of kids in the car or flipping people off, it's most likely to be a woman, but men aren't pillars of polite driving, either -- at least according to one newly released survey.

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

A New Jersey bill attacking the independent contractor model at the ports has been vetoed.

UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

All-Electric Trucks Planned for Houston

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is partnering with the Center for Transportation and the Environment and Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. to replace existing diesel-powered delivery vehicles with all-electric medium- and heavy-duty Smith Newton trucks in the Houston-Galveston area.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Alternative Fuels

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Donates Equipment to N.C. Veteran Truck Driving Program

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. donated a tractor to the Johnston Community College Truck Driving School in support of the school’s driver training program for soldiers.

Tags: FMCSA, Old Dominion Freight Line, Veterans

September 8, 2013 - Industry News

Central Freight Lines Upgrades Fleet with Freightliner CNG Trucks

Central Freight Lines Inc. has added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1,600 trucks.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Central Freight Lines

September 6, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Unveils New Eco-Friendly Expansion

Paccar Parts unveiled a newly expanded Northeastern Parts Distribution Center, located in Lancaster, Pa. The expansion facilitates future growth and parts availability with environmental and technological enhancements, including daylight harvesting and the latest Radio Frequency technology.

Tags: Expansion, Paccar Parts, eco-friendly

September 6, 2013 - Industry News

STEP Completes Deployment of 50 New Plug-In Locations

Cascade Sierra Solutions and Shorepower Technologies, recently completed installation of power outlets at 50 truck stops nationwide, electrifying 1,397 parking spaces in 30 states. Truckers now have more opportunities to plug in to run air conditioners, heaters or appliances and avoid idling main engines for power. Twenty-nine locations also provide 3-phase power for trailer Transport Refrigeration Units at the power stations.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Shorepower, Shorepower Technologies

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