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February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Growing Gap of Drivers Will Cost Canada's Economy

Tens of thousands of truck drivers are approaching retirement age, but very few young people and immigrants are entering the industry. A new Conference Board of Canada report concludes that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them - estimated at 25,000 by 2020 - could be costly to the Canadian economy.

Tags: Canada

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Dana Posts Record Yearly Profit, Goodyear Profit Shrinks

Supplier to the trucking business and other sectors, Dana Holding Corp. has released financials showing record income last year, despite sales slipping, while the tire maker, Goodyear, reported lower numbers for the same periods.

Tags: Goodyear, Dana Holding Corp., financials

February 22, 2013 - Industry News

Strike Threat At California Ports Over, New Concerns For East And Gulf Coasts

Concerns about a strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can finally be put to rest but there are new ones when it comes to talks involving ports on the other side of the country.

Tags: Intermodal, ILA

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Bernhard to Head Daimler Trucks, Renschler Moves to Mercedes Benz Cars, Vans

Daimler AG's Supervisory Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Dieter Zetsche as chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and as head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Tags: Leadership, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America Achieves Market Share, Fuel Efficiency Milestones

Daimler Trucks North America wants to expand its export business, such as this Australian Argosy.

Daimler Trucks North America outlined a number of milestones and achievements it accomplished over the past year, including being the market leader in Class 6 and 7 for the first time ever, completing Phase One of the SuperTruck program, and announcing a new international export goal. This announcement was made during an event for North American trade press this week in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vocational, Global, Daimler Trucks North America

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

New Century Transportation Names Mark Olszewski President

New Century Transportation announced that Mark Olszewski has been named president of the New Jersey-based transportation company. As president, Olszewski will oversee the organization's management and operations, in addition to the design and implementation of revenue growth strategies.

Tags: Leadership, New Century Transportation

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Universal Lubricants Expands in Dallas

Universal Lubricants announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse and distribution center in leased space in Dallas. When fully staffed, the center will create over two dozen new jobs and house more than 35 employees.

Tags: Universal Lubricants, Expansion

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Awarded $23 Million Order for Armored Cabs

Navistar Defense LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police, has received an urgent delivery order from the U.S. Army to retrofit 205 armored cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles currently designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.

Tags: Navistar

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Wyoming Diesel and Gasoline Tax Likely To Increase

Lawmakers in Wyoming have given final passage to legislation increasing the state tax on diesel and gasoline. Republican Governor Matt Meade is on record as supporting the 10 cents per gallon increase that would push state tax to 24 cents per gallon.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Obama Fills Out Infrastructure Plan, Virginia May Opt for Wholesale Fuel Tax

The White House is adding details to the “Fix-It-First” infrastructure program that President Obama unveiled in his State of the Union address.

Tags: Fuel Tax, MAP-21, Infrastructure Funding

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Roush Reveals New Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane

Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens Tomah, Wis. Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened a new service center in Tomah, Wisc.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Demand Starts 2013 on a Positive Note

Class 8 orders rose for a second consecutive month and remained above 20,000 units for a fourth consecutive month in January. Medium duty orders totaled nearly 14,000 units.

Tags: ACT Research

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Launches New Intermodal Service for North America

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal, two subsidiaries of U.S. freight and global logistics company Con-way Inc., announced the launch of a new North American intermodal product that integrates the capabilities of both organizations to deliver a offering for intermodal shipping.

Tags: Expansion, Con-Way

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Deryk Powell Named President and COO of Velociti Inc.

Velociti Inc., a provider of technology deployment services, announced that Deryk Powell has been named president of the company, in addition to his duties as COO.

Tags: Leadership, management

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Investing in Transportation Could Save Billions in Energy Costs

An investment of $79 billion in transportation could translate to $218 billion in energy savings by 2030, according to a report released last week by the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency.

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Florida Works to Ease Burden on Trucks

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that in order to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal and to strengthen Florida’s position as a leader in international trade, the Florida Department of Transportation implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burden on trucks, while protecting the integrity of Florida’s infrastructure.

Tags: Florida, Intermodal

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Management Changes at Dart Transit

Dart Transit Co. announced the addition of Bob Klein to its executive management team.

Dart Transit Co. announced the addition of Bob Klein to its executive management team. Klein joined Dart Transit's sales staff on Jan. 2 as executive vice president for sales and marketing. He is replacing Joyce Jordan, who announced that she would retire in February after 26 years with the company.

Tags: Leadership, Dart

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Posts Best January in Five Years

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December.

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9% in January after jumping 2.4% in December.

Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Winners Named in TCA’s 2012 National Fleet Safety Awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has selected 18 companies as division winners in its 37th annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

Tags: TCA

February 20, 2013 - Industry News

Unified Registration System Nearing Publication

The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the final stage of the rulemaking process.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA

February 19, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Increases For Fifth Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has increased for the fifth straight week and is at its highest level since mid-August of 2008.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Orders California Driver to Cease Operating

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a California-based truck driver to cease operating after he was cited for numerous egregious violations of federal regulations, the most recent involving being arrested for intoxicated driving.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Alcohol

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces New CEO

USA Truck lost $17.5 million in 2012.

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., named a new president and CEO following this month's financial reports of a $17.5 million net loss for 2012.

Tags: People, USA Truck

February 18, 2013 - Industry News

Panther Expedited Names New CEO, COO

Panther Expedited Services has names a new president/CEO and a new chief operating officer following the retirement of President and CEO Andrew Clarke.

Tags: People, Arkansas Best, Panther

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