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August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Travel Delays Expected Through Monday Along I-95 in Baltimore

As the city of Baltimore gears up for the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix taking place this weekend, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration are reminding drivers to anticipate delays,

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Maryland, City of Baltimore, I-95, Interstate 95

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Highly Successful Trucking Companies Use Different HR Practices with Drivers

Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.

Tags: Drivers, Texas, Recruiting, retention

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Calling All To Join The Truck Convoy For Special Olympics Illinois

Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces once again this fall for the World's Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics. Truckers throughout Illinois are invited to join the annual Illinois convoy on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Tinley Park.

Tags: Illinois, Events

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

PIT Group to Host Fuel Consumption Test

Evaluations to include fuel consumption comparisons between North American and European truck models

Tags: Volvo, Fuel Economy, PIT, FPInnovations

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Names Jan Horsfall CEO

Jan Robert Horsfall was named CEO of Universal Lubricants, manufacturer and distributor of the Eco Ultra line of sustainable motor oils and transmission fluids, in July 2013.

Tags: Leadership, Universal Lubricants

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Trucks Transported 60.7% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in June

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation released June North American Free Trade Agreement freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.7% of the $93.5 billion of freight moved in June 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

Tags: NAFTA, BTS

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

CDC: Older Truckers and Other Workers Suffer More Highway Deaths

Highway transportation incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States, with the highest fatality rates occurring among workers age 65 or older, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report.

Tags: Drivers, Highway Fatalities

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

SPONSORED: Chevron’s Delo to Bring Educational Truck to Green Fleet Conference

With the exhibit hall filling up fast for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, the Chevron company Delo will bring its 80-foot, rolling education center for attendees to check out its premium performance engine oils, lubricants and coolants.

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Rates and Freight Generally Down on the Spot Market

Credit: DAT

New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT show available freight on the spot market has fallen over the past week.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Jury Awards More Than a Million Dollars to Man for Truck Accident

An Illinois jury last Friday returned a verdict in favor of a 37 year-old Troy, Illinois man, awarding him nearly $1.3 million that stemmed from him being hit by a tractor-trailer.

Tags: Accidents, Litigation

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-81 in Virginia Remains Closed

Both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 between mile markers 120 and 125 near Blacksburg, Va., remain closed due to an unstable slope. As a safety precaution, traffic is being detoured until enough unstable material can be brought down to stabilize the slope, according to the Virginia DOT.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction, I-81, Interstate 81

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

First Half of 2013 Used CV Transactions up 9.1%

Used Commercial Vehicle Registrations (GVW 3-8) Percentage Share of Total Vehicle Registrations<br />

Used commercial vehicle registrations during the first half of the 2013 calendar year are up more than 9% over the same period last year, according to Polk, the global automotive market intelligence firm recently acquired by IHS.

Tags: Used Vehicle Sales, Polk, Used Truck Sales, IHS Automotive

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

New Pilot Travel Center Opens in Tucson

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Expansion

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Class 8 Used Truck Volumes Recover in July from June Slump

Volumes for used Class 8 trucks sold in July recovered from the steep decline they experienced in June. All three market segments, auction, retail and wholesale, contributed to the sequential gain, with the total market improving 4% month-over-month.

Tags: ACT Research, Used Truck Sales

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Cueto to Talk About Common Rail Injectors at APRA 2013 Big R Show

Omar Cueto, president of L &amp;amp; J Diesel Service Inc.

Omar Cueto, president of L & J Diesel Service Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., will present a technical seminar entitled Going the Distance with Common Rail during the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Associations’ 2013 International BIG R Show in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-4, 2013.

Tags: Events, Remanufacturing, APRA

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Names Randolph VP for North American National Accounts

Mike Randolph, vice president of national accounts for Volvo Trucks in North America.

Volvo Trucks recently named Mike Randolph vice president of national accounts for North America. Randolph will oversee Volvo’s national accounts team, which develops total fleet solutions for less-than-truckload, truckload and private fleets.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Leadership

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Increasing Traffic Congestion Points to Improving Economy

If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Freight, Inrix

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

ATDynamics to Export Transportation Technology to Mexico

ATDynamics has partnered with the Mexican firm Andromeda Business Solutions S.A. de C.V. to distribute ATDynamics’ TrailerTail technology in Mexico – one of several international introductions for TrailerTail technology in 2013.

Tags: ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

California Court Closes Book on LA Port Litigation

After five years, the fight over the Port of Los Angeles’s concession plan has come to an end. Last Thursday the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a permanent injunction against the three provisions of the plan that trucking interests adamantly opposed.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Intermodal

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases for Second Week

Credit: DOE

The average cost of diesel in the United States has increased for the second straight week, putting it just below where it was four weeks ago.

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

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

First Public Access CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Trillium CNG and Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. opened Casa Grande's first public access heavy-duty compressed natural gas station.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Expansion

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Walmart Transportation's Gary Harms is National Truck Driving Grand Champion

Gary Harms, a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Olathe, Kan., was named the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

Tags: ATA, NTDC, National Truck Driving Championships

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Names Grand Champion for North American Inspectors Championship

Derek Canard, of the Arkansas Hihgway Police, was awarded the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award at NAIC 2013.

A group of 52 of the best of the best roadside inspectors representing jurisdictions across North America gathered in Salt Lake City, August 19-23, 2013, to compete in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship.

Tags: CVSA, NAIC

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Worker Deaths Fall in 2012, Trucking Still has High Fatality Rate

A preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2012, down from a revised count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011, according to a new report from the U.S. Labor Department.

Tags: Drivers, Highway Fatalities, Indiana

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Halvor Lines Wins TCA’s Third Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown

The Truckload Carriers Association announced the winners of the 3rd North American Battle of Trucking’s Weight Loss Showdown. Halvor Lines Inc., of Superior, Wis., swept the competition, with its team winning the company contest and one of its driver managers, Keith Kitch, also a resident of Superior, Wis., taking the top honor for individuals.

Tags: TCA, Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown

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