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February 6, 2013 - Industry News

ATD and HDT's National Truck Dealer of the Year to be Announced

Medium- and heavy-duty truck dealers will meet in Orlando this weekend for the 50th annual American Truck Dealers Convention and Expo this upcoming weekend. As part of the convention, ATD and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine will be announcing the National Truck Dealer of the Year.

Tags: ATD, Dealer of the Year, HDT, Commercial Truck of the Year

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations in Wake of 2011 Truck-Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the FMCSA to make sweeping employment history changes in the wake of its investigation of a fatal 2011 truck-train crash in Nevada.

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Tote Prices Drop

Tote refill deliveries made in January 2013 recorded a 5-cent drop on the previous month across the 10 U.S. pricing hubs monitored by DEF Tracker.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Truckstops

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Profits Soars, USA Still In The Red

Recent financials from two different fleets show very different results, but both mentioned their success in adding drivers and cutting down on unseated trucks.

Tags: Fleet Financials, USA Truck, Patriot Transportation

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Arizona Trucking Association Names Tony Bradley New President and CEO

The board of directors for the Arizona Trucking Association announced the appointment of Tony Bradley as the new president and CEO. Bradley will also serve as the executive director for the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation.

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

IdleAir Opens New Location at Flying J in Carlisle, Pa.

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has opened a new location at the Flying J in Carlisle, Pa. IdleAir will host a grand opening driver appreciation event at the Carlisle, Pa. location on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, IdleAir

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Goal: 10% of Diesel Market in 10 Years

The National Biodiesel Board announced a new goal Tuesday during the Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas: 10% of the on-road diesel market by 2022. The Diesel Technology Forum has signed on to help the industry get there while making sure engines are protected.

Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, Diesel, National Biodiesel Board

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Combines Wichita Parts and Service Locations

Inland Truck Parts has consolidated its Wichita, Kan., operations in a new, custom-built location.

Tags: Kansas, Distributors, Inland Truck Parts

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Accident Specialist Casts Doubt on Reliability of Police Reports

Police accident reports are not reliable enough to determine who’s at fault in truck crashes for the CSA safety enforcement system, according to an accident reconstruction specialist during a CSA advisory panel meeting Tuesday. Washington Editor Oliver B. Patton reports.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, CSA, MCSAC

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Eberhart Capital Acquires Poling Express

Continuing its strategy of acquiring trucking companies with distinguished reputations, strong customer bases, and long-term growth opportunities, Eberhart Capital LLC has agreed to acquire Poling Transportation Inc. (now Poling Express LLC) in a stock and cash transaction.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Betts Company Announces New Name, Logo

After the completion of a strategic branding initiative, Betts Co., formerly Betts Spring Co., announced its new name.

Tags: Betts Company, Betts Spring Manufacturing

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Polar Acquire Beall Parts and Service

Polar Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of Beall Transport Equipment Co., the aftermarket parts and service division of Beall Corp.

Tags: Polar, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Utah Lawmakers Move Ahead to Increase Speed Limits

Last week Utah state legislators to steps to expand the areas where 80-mph speed limit zones will be allowed in the future.

Tags: Speed limit, Utah, Speed Limits

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Opens New Service Centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened its Santa Maria Service Center in California to accommodate increased freight along U.S. Route 101.

Tags: Expansion, Old Dominion, California

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt Opens New Location

Allstate Peterbilt has recently opened a new location in of Dickinson N.D.

Allstate Peterbilt has recently opened a new location in of Dickinson N.D. The newly constructed Peterbilt truck dealership features six service bays, a 2,000 square-foot parts display area and many driver amenities, including showers, washers/dryers and a driver lounge.

Tags: Expansion, Allstate Peterbilt

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Fleet Sentiment Report Showing Positive Signs for CV Purchases

The sixty-four responses received by CK Commercial Vehicle Research to their Q1 2013 Fleet Sentiment Report inquiry show positive signs for medium and heavy commercial truck and trailer purchases.

Tags: Economy, Truck Sales, Trailer Sales

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, gasoline prices jump

Both diesel and gasoline prices saw a significant increase this past week. Diesel prices jumped an average of 9.5 cents per gallon across the nation to settle at $4.02.

Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Adds Fleet Friction

HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Intermodal Group Wins STB Approval for Chassis Pool Plan

The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative LLC announced that its cooperative chassis pooling agreement has been approved by the Surface Transportation Board, clearing the way for the group's members to begin pooling chassis for intermodal freight transportation.

Tags: Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Study shows shale boom provides boost to trucking

Shale energy exploration, the growing practice of deep horizontal drilling to harvest oil and natural gas previously beyond reach, has changed America’s energy industry and overall economy.

Tags: Fracking, Oil, Natural Gas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Economy

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Preliminary Class 8 Orders for January Show Improvement

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing January Class 8 truck net orders at 22,235, 7% higher than December but down 11% year-over-year. Orders for Class 8 vehicles have been above the 20,000 mark for the past four months, showing some strength after a soft period mid-year 2012.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, FTR Associates

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

The Carlyle Group Acquires DuPont Performance Coatings

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group L.P. has completed its acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion and announced that the company is being renamed Axalta Coating Systems.

Tags: Axalta, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

P.S.I. Hires New Sales and Marketing Specialist

Pressure Systems International has announced the hiring of Jonathan Gravell as sales and marketing specialist.

Tags: New Hire, Promotion, PSI

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Pegasus Transportation Celebrates 25th Anniversary

In 1988, with two eighteen-wheelers a new trucking company, founded by entrepreneurs Gary Hanke and Dan Lockard, began their first over-the-road haul. They named their business Pegasus Transportation.

Tags: Anniversary

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