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June 18, 2013 - Industry News

S.C. Trucking Group Endorses State Road Funding Plan

A plan by South Carolina lawmakers to bring in around $800 million for road and bridge work without raising taxes has gotten a thumbs up by the South Carolina Trucking Association.

Tags: South Carolina

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Cadec Annual User's Conference Slated for Sept. 16-19, 2013

This year’s theme, “Stay Connected,” reflects the trend towards fleets leveraging wireless technology in order to collect critical fleet data and maintain strong connections with customers.

Tags: Cadec

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Critical of New Hours-of-Service During Congressional Hearing

In testimony today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel on highways and transit, Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, said changes to federal hours-of-service rules, set to take effect July 1, are costly and unsupported by data or research.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Detour Likely Next Month for Key Link Serving Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri

Work on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois will begin sometime after July 7 according to the Kentucky DOT. The nature of the work will limit the bridge to a 7-foot maximum load width, which excludes all but passenger vehicles from the crossing for about 60 days.

Tags: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Detours

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Demonstrates Drivewyze Wireless Bypass Service

Captain Norman Dofflemyer, commander of the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, speaking at the Maryland Drivewyze demonstration. (Photo: Oliver Patton)

Federal and industry luminaries gathered at a Maryland truck weigh station Monday to observe the latest in wireless bypass technology. The state implemented the Drivewyze system last September and has found that it helps focus its enforcement efforts.

Tags: PeopleNet, Maryland, Zonar, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Enforcement

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

AFS Purchases Trendset as Part of Bankruptcy Sale

The transportation cost management solutions provider, AFS, has announced the purchase of Trendset Information Systems, a freight audit, payment services provider. The deal, part of a bankruptcy sale, was finalized on June 14 and is the twelfth acquisition for AFS.

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Price Since July, Crude Hits Highest Level Since September

Diesel has declined 0.8 cents per gallon over the past week for a U.S. average of $3.841 per gallon, it’s lowest since last July. This marks the fourth straight decline, placing it just over a nickel lower than where it was the last time it moved higher, while the current price is 11.2 cents per gallon higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Raise Rates based on Distance, Service

The increased rate provides for a nominal increase in intrastate, interstate and cross-border lane charges. The new rate will also offset the rising costs of new equipment and insurance, while preserving competitive wages and benefits for employees.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Freight Rates, LTL

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries’ President and CEO Reaches Fifty-Year Milestone

Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries.

Bob joined Phillips Industries in 1963, then known as H.W. Phillips Company. In 1968 inspired by customer demands Phillips started manufacturing the first pre-assembled light cords in 1968, launching the company on its present trajectory.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Leadership, Aftermarket

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Oklahoma City Welcomes Goodyear Wingfoot Commercial Tire Center

The new Oklahoma City location features Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly truck tires; Goodyear-authorized retreaded truck tires; 24/7 roadside assistance; wheel refurbishing, along with truck tire repair and other tire-related services.

Tags: Goodyear, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bosselman Boss Shops Opens in Tucumcari

As part of the Uni-Maxx Truck Care network, with over 80 network locations nationwide, Boss Shop customers gain additional value with coast-to-coast warranty coverage and high standards of service.

Tags: Bosselman

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Brings PJ Fresh Marketplace To Caddo Valley

As part of Pilot Flying J’s commitment to making life better for America’s drivers, PJ Fresh Marketplace delivers an expanded variety of fresh, fast meal options for drivers.

Tags: Pilot Travel Centers

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Solenoid Valves Surpass 100,000-Unit Production Milestone

The Bendix SMS-9700 and the Bendix FCS-9700 feature a streamlined package design, making them approximately 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than other models on the market.

Tags: Bendix

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

ICT Holdings Launches Refrigerated Division, Expands Flatbed Division

Since 2011, the company says it has grown to over 100 trucks and 140 trailers and sales have increased 427%.

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Moves Higher in May from April

DAT North American Freight Index rises in May.

Spot market freight volumes reported by the DAT North American Freight Index rose 5.6% from April to May. Compared to May 2012, when freight reached an all-time high, freight volume fell 13%.

Tags: DAT Transcore, Spot Market Freight Volume

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Changes in the Works for Canadian Shipments to the U.S.

Today’s Trucking--There are two new changes (one official and one potential) that will both help and hinder cross-border trade between Canada and the United States, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

New Research Claims Flaws in HOS Restart Benefit

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its assessment of the regulatory impact analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, scheduled to take effect July 1.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Government Affairs Director Named at OOIDA

Ryan Bowley has been named Director of Government Affairs by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Tags: OOIDA

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Fontaine Heavy-Haul Names R&D Director

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Neil Robertson to be director of research and development. He will report directly to President Randy McGuire.

Tags: Trailers, Fontaine, Heavy Haul

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

New GAO Report Shows High Number of Bridges are in “Poor Condition”

A new report says despite some improvements in the past decade, a substantial number of U.S. bridges are still in poor condition. The report from the Government Accountability Office was in response to the May collapse of a bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, GAO, Bridge

June 16, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Says: Benefits of Automation Well Recognized Among Truck Fleets

Mangers at trucking fleets of all sizes and applications believe that technology can lead to significant improvements in their operations, according to a survey of trucking firms commissioned by the data capture and information management company, Intermec.

Tags: Telematics, RFID, Information Technology, Automation

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Davenport, Iowa, Facility

Taking part in a commemoration ceremony for a new Penske Truck Leasing facility in Davenport, Iowa, are from left to right: Paul Weisner, Penske Area Vice President; Dan O'Boyle, Penske Senior Vice President; Bill Gluba, Davenport Mayor; Sam Hubbs, Penske Branch Manager; Gene Meeker, Davenport Alderman at Large; Tom Leto, Penske District Manager. (PRNewsFoto/Penske Truck Leasing)

"We've opened this location because Penske has simply outgrown our previous facility," said Dan O'Boyle, Penske Truck Leasing senior vice pesident for the North Central Region.

Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Leasing, Iowa

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

New Hours-of-Service: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

The clock is ticking down toward July 1, when truck drivers and carriers must comply with new hours-of-service rules, but a lot of questions about them remain. Below is an outline of the rules and some frequently asked questions, courtesy of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

New Numbers Show Economy May be Better Than Earlier Thought

While not all the recent numbers that measure the health of the U.S. economy are glowing, they are not as bad, and in some cases much better, than analysts were expecting during this second quarter.

Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Retail Sales, Industrial Production

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

A New York proposal to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority leaves any planned infrastructure improvements at Canada's second largest border is up in the air. (Photo by Óðinn via Wikimedia Commons)

The New York State Legislature has moved to dissolve the bi-national Peace Bridge Authority, a move that the Ontario Trucking Association is saying will stall progress on key infrastructure improvements at the border crossing.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, New York

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