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July 8, 2013 - Industry News

For the Second Time, Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer is Named a TCA Highway Angel

Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Jon “AZ” Atzenhofer, a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. This is the second time this professional truck driver has earned his Angel wings.

Tags: TCA Highway Angel

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Develops Online Test Site for Technician Skills Competitions

Mitchell 1 has developed an online test to be utilized during SuperTech skills competitions which are being administered by more and more state trucking associations. The new online test was initially created in support of Oregon’s 2013 SuperTech competition this month, and expands Mitchell 1's ability to support additional skills competitions being administered by other state trucking associations.

Tags: Mitchell 1, SuperTech

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants 30-Minute Break Waiver to Livestock Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to publish its granting of a limited 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest break provision of the federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for the transportation of livestock.

Tags: HOS, FMCSA, Livestock Hauling, Regulations

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Orin Black, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck’s VP, Dealer Operations Set to Retire

Orin Black, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck’s VP, Dealer Operations is set to retire.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced that Orin Black, the company’s long-time vice president, Dealer Operations and chief administrative officer, is retiring, effective July 1.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Leadership

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Debuts New Authorized Rebuilder Program

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched a new Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program that will give three large independent aftermarket providers an opportunity to rebuild and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton’s popular lineup of heavy-duty transmissions.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Posts First Weekly Gain Since May as Oil is Over $100 Per Barrel

The national average price of diesel has posted its first increase for the first time in several weeks, following a big spike in the price of oil. This is the first increase since the week of May 20 and puts the price of diesel 14.5 cents a gallon higher than the same week a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

PeopleNet Partners with Drivewyze

PeopleNet announced a new partnership with Drivewyze for improving driver efficiency, regulatory compliance and safety.

Tags: Technology, PeopleNet, Drivewyze

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Levels and Rates Bounce Back in June from May

Freight rates generally moved lower duing June, despite improving from May. Graphic: DAT

While June was a better month than May for spot market freight, it still was nowhere as good compared to the same time a year ago. However, things are expected to improve, at least month-to-month.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Economy

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Watch for Lower Weight Limits on Some Pennsylvania Bridges

After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Pennsylvania

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Rick Myers Joins Talbert Manufacturing as Director of Materials

Talbert Manufacturing has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials.

Talbert Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specialized heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment, has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials.

Tags: Leadership, Talbert

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Gates Corp. Announces Aftermarket Leadership Changes

The Gates Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, has named Jeff Brekke as executive vice president of the company’s Global Aftermarket business in addition to his current role as president of North America Aftermarket.

Tags: Leadership

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

23,000 Volvo Trucks Being Recalled

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 23,000 2007-2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM, and VT models because of an omission that could lengthen stopping distances. The affected vehicles were manufactured from December 20, 2006 through May 22, 2013.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

California Seeks to Break Freight Bottleneck

Credit: U.S. DOT

The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Freight, I-15, Highways, California

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Ag, Food Shipping Could Learn From Automotive Cross-Border Practices

The automotive industry’s just-in-time cross-border shipping practices are a good model for the movement of agriculture and food between the United States and Canada, according to a new study.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuits Widen Against Pilot Flying J Amid Other New Concerns

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J over claims it shortchanged customers out of money they were due in the form of rebates from fuel purchases.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-20 Closing for About Three Months

Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.

Tags: Construction, I-20, Interstate 20, Alabama, Highways

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

Blue Tree Systems Enhances HOS Driver Advisory Tool to Reflect New HOS Regulations

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking and in-cab fleet management solutions, announced it has completed implementation of new software updates to its HOS Advisor tool to reflect new driver Hours-of-Service regulations, which came into effect on July 1.

Tags: Information Technology, HOS, Blue Tree Systems

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

Idealease of Atlanta Opens New Facility in Kennesaw, Ga.

Idealease Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Kennesaw, Ga. with convenient access just off I-75 and I-575.

Tags: IdeaLease, Expansion

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

VDO RoadLog EOBR Fleet Software Ready To Meet Latest HOS Regulations

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has upgraded the software for its VDO RoadLog Electronic On Board Recorder in time to meet the July 1 compliance deadline set by FMSCA for Hours-Of-Service regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Technology, CSA, HOS

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

NTSB Utilizes Driving Simulator in Testing of Accident Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board will soon be using an innovative driving simulator made by the Mechanical Simulation Corp.

The National Transportation Safety Board will soon be using an innovative driving simulator made by the Mechanical Simulation Corp. The simulator will be used by NTSB engineers for accident investigation and development, testing and demonstration of accident avoidance and mitigation strategies.

Tags: NTSB

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces $1 Million to Train Veterans, Military Families

The Army National Guard's "Drive the Guard" program is putting soldiers behind the wheel while they are in uniform and helping them to qualify for fulltime civilian employment as a truck driver.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced almost $1 million in new grants to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry.

Tags: FMCSA, Veterans, U.S. DOT

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting & TMCSuperTech 2013 Set for Sept. 9-12

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will hold its 2013 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition, TMCSuperTech 2013, on Sept. 9-12 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Penn..

Tags: TMC, Events, TMCSuperTech

July 3, 2013 - Industry News

FTR Reports Lower Class 8 Order Activity in June

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing June Class 8 truck net orders at 18,606, 18% less than May and the first month orders have been below 20,000 since November 2012.

Tags: Class 8, FTR

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Charlesbank Capital Partners Makes Investment in Trojan Battery Company

Charlesbank Capital Partners announced that it has made an investment in Trojan Battery Co., a global manufacturer of deep-cycle lead acid batteries.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

Atlas Adds 10 Locations to its Agency Network

Atlas Van Lines is adding two new agencies and five current agencies are expanding their footprints.

Tags: Atlas Van Lines, Expansion

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