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January 29, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Reports Brake Safety Week Inspection Results

Brake Safety Week in North America was held Sept. 9-15 and is an annual enforcement campaign on commercial vehicle, truck and bus brake system maintenance.

Tags: Brake Safety Week, CVSA

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, gasoline prices climb

Prices for both diesel and gasoline saw a jump this week at the pump. Diesel prices rose this week at an average of 2.5 cents across the nation to rest at $3.93. According to the Energy Information Administration's weekly Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update, diesel prices nationally are an average of 7.7 cents above where they were last year at this time.

Tags: crude oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Wants to Extend Hours of Service Start Date

American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the start date of the new hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, Government, laws

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

State Pot Laws Do Not Apply to Truck Drivers

States are loosening restrictions on marijuana but that does not mean truck drivers can kick back and light up a joint. In last November’s election, voters in Washington and Colorado made it legal to possess an ounce of pot and use it for recreation. And Massachusetts joined the17 other states (and the District of Columbia) that allow medical marijuana.

Tags: Government, laws, Drug Testing

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Volumes Show Mixed Results for the Year

The wholesale used market was the only segment to grow from 2011 to 2012, up 3%. The auction and retail markets both fell 11%.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Used Trucks

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Trailer Order Volume Strongest Since March 2006

Following a modest pullback in November, the trailer industry closed 2012 on a strong note: December saw new orders rise to a multi-year high, while cancellation activity remained at modest levels.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Member named to America’s Road Team

It’s been over six years since a woman has served as a Captain on America’s Road Team. Every two years a new group of professional drivers are chosen to represent, as ATA President and CEO Bill Graves calls them, “the best of the best.”

Tags: ATA, America's Road Team, Women in Trucking

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

National Transportation Leaders to Explore Solutions for Industry Issues

Two thousand transportation officials and high-tech leaders from across the country will gather in Nashville, Tenn., from April 22-24 to explore solutions for easing traffic congestion, financing the nation’s transportation system, and advancing life-saving vehicle technologies.

Tags: ITS

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

Continental Tire Plans to Invest $129 Million in Illinois Facility

Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $129 million in its Mt. Vernon, Ill., tire facility and create more than 100 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

Tags: Continental, Expansion, Tires

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

December New Business Volume Up 80% Y-o-Y

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $11.5 billion, up 6% from volume of $10.8 billion in the same period in 2011.

Tags: ELFA

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

Interstate Van Lines Honored for 2012 Fleet Safety

Interstate Van Lines of Springfield, Va., has again been named the winner of an annual Fleet Safety award by the American Moving & Storage Association. For the third consecutive year, the company has received the honor in the category for fleets with a total annual mileage of under five million miles during 2012.

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

TA Opens New TA in Holbrook, Arizona

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Holbrook, Arizona, to the TA brand.

Tags: TA, Petro

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

CSX Plans New Intermodal Facility in Quebec

CSX Corp. and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries announced an expansion of the company's intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region and Quebec.

Tags: CSX, Intermodal

January 25, 2013 - Industry News

Wabash Acquires Assets of Beall Corp.

Wabash National Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of the tank and trailer business of Beall Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of aluminum tank trailers and related equipment, for approximately $15 million in cash.

Tags: Wabash, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trailers

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

MCSAC Subcommittee Will Hold Third Meeting on CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's subcommittee on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 and 6

Tags: FMCSA, MCSAC, CSA

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

Questar to Build CNG Facility in Houston for Swift, Central Freight Lines

Questar Fueling will build, own and operate a compressed natural gas fueling facility in Houston, Texas, that will serve up to 200 natural gas-powered trucks operated by Swift Transportation and Central Freight Lines

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Central Freight Lines

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

House Transportation Committee Sets Agenda

Trucking issues rank high on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agenda for the coming year. The committee, which met earlier this week to set its oversight plan and confirm leadership positions, will be keeping an eye on national freight policy, on tolling activities in the states, on the CSA safety enforcement program and on the hours-of-service rule

Tags: Infrastructure, Congress, Hours of Service

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

AMSA Announces Moving Industry's Safest Drivers and Fleets

The nation's top van operators (drivers) and safest company fleets in the U.S. moving industry during 2012 have been selected for annual honors by the American Moving & Storage Association

Tags: Events, AMSA

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

St. Christopher Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended

The St. Christopher Fund has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship to March 1

Tags: St. Christopher Fund, Health, Scholarships

January 24, 2013 - Industry News

Omnitek Engineering to Relocate to Larger Facility

Omnitek Engineering, San Marcos, Calif., is moving into a new facility that's double the size of its current location, in anticipation of strong domestic demand for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions, as well as continued international market growth

Tags: Natural Gas, Omnitek

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports Record Profits

Wisconsin-based Marten Transport has reported its highest income for any quarter as well as any year in its history

Tags: financials

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

I-64 Closure Planned in St. Louis

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of Interstate 64 in St. Louis between Kings Highway and Forest Park Parkway Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28

Tags: Highways, Detours

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fras-le Launches Block Production at Prattville Facility

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month.

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month. This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.

Tags: Fras-le, Meritor

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

2013 IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar Slated for May 1-2

The Intermodal Association of North America has announced the dates of its 2013 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar. This year's event will be held May 1-2 in Oak Brook, Ill. at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel

Tags: Events, IANA

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers to Continue to be Conservative in Replacing Fleet Equipment

Carriers will continue to be very conservative in replacing their fleet equipment over the next twelve months, according to the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey from Transport Capital Partners. Although there is an increase in

Tags: TCP

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