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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: U.S. DOT, 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

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum Says U.S. Is a Leader in Clean Diesel Technology Exports

The Diesel Technology Forum's Allen Schaeffer, executive director for the organization, highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels and equipment in global commerce and international trade during World Trade Week.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Diesel Fuel

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Rep. Delaney Proposes $50 Billion Infrastructure Finance Bill

There’s a new entrant in the field of ideas for how to pay for infrastructure investment. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is proposing a bill to provide $50 billion in loans and loan guarantees, financed by the sale of infrastructure bonds.

Tags: Proposed Legislation, Infrastructure Funding

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Food City Orders Utility’s 50,000th Dry Van

Utility Trailer and Food City officials.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va., manufacturing plant for K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., the parent company of supermarket retailer Food City.

Tags: Dry Vans, Utility Trailer, Trailers

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

April Class 8 Orders Up 36% Year-Over-Year

ACT Research said Class 8 vehicle orders in April stayed above 20,000 units for a seventh consecutive month. This total is the second highest volume of orders in 16 months, ACT stated.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Sales

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Log Mandate Could Push Late Adopters of Technology

Adding low-cost services to single-purpose electronic logs will give small carriers the edge they need to remain competitive.

The pending mandate for electronic logging could pave the way for more mobile productivity systems in smaller fleets, said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing for Qualcomm’s Omnitracs.

Tags: Qualcomm, ALK Technologies, EOBR, Information Technology, Hours of Service

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Ordered Off the Road as Hazard to the Public

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared New Mexico-licensed truck driver Bobby C. Cleveland to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Cleveland was served the federal orders May 4.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Enforcement

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Improves in May

The index reports that overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.7, an increase from the April index of 54.0. The Foundation said this increase reflects increasing optimism about the U.S. economy.

Tags: Leasing, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Waives Some Rules for Disaster Relief Efforts in Oklahoma

A tornado bears down on southern Oklahoma City. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a declaration of a regional emergency allowing exemptions to certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations following a series of major tornadoes that hit the Oklahoma City area.

Tags: FMCSA, Disaster, Oklahoma

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Tonnage Index Falls in April, Better Compared to a Year Earlier

The amount of freight moved by for-hire trucking operations fell in April, but the news was not surprising considering economic reports leading up to it.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Founder W. Marvin Rush Retires as Chairman

W. Marvin Rush

Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that W. Marvin Rush is retiring from his position as chairman of the board of the company. He will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of the company and have the honorary title of chairman emeritus.

Tags: Leadership, Rush Enterprises, Dealers

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Truck Rental, Leasing and Maintenance Facility in Phoenix

Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening event in Phoenix to introduce a new facility. The $6 million building provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

Tags: Penske, Expansion

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Convoy of Hope on the Ground in Oklahoma Following Tornado Disaster

The international humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope is responding to the needs of residents of Moore, Okla., following massive tornado damage.

Tags: Oklahoma, Charity, Disaster

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Announces Major Expansion in Fond du Lac

Con-way Freight announced a major investment in the Fond du Lac, Wis. community with plans to build a new 96-door, 47,000-square-foot freight service center in the city.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Expansion

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